VIDEO: Polar bears now protected under Appendix II of CMS

Fri, 11/07/2014
Eisbären werden von nun an von der Bonner Konvention unter Schutz gestellt

The countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) achieved consensus on a Proposal submitted by Norway to put Polar bears on Appendix II of the Convention.

That is good news for the Polar Bears and IFAW welcomes it.

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Help us find Australia’s 2015 Animal Heroes

Fri, 11/07/2014
Please help us find Australia’s Animal Heroes for 2015

Past IFAW Animal Action award winners.As the Director of IFAW Oceania, I am privileged to meet regularly with inspiring people and groups who selflessly devote their energy, time, or other resources to the welfare of animals. That feeling of inspiration is never stronger than when it comes to the time of year when I meet the peope who’ve won our IFAW Animal Action Awards.

Safari companies rally to fight Ebola fear mongering

Fri, 11/07/2014
Safari companies rally to fight Ebola fear mongering

Tourists on safari watch a family group of elephants as they cross a road with Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.In the wake of the Ebola epidemic causing wildlife tourism bookings to drop precipitously in countries as far away from the outbreak as Kenya, a coalition of safari companies announced today that they will ease their cancellation policie

VIDEO: What a victory for sharks and rays at CMS in Ecuador

Fri, 11/07/2014

Today some groundbreaking decisions have been taken for the survival of sharks and manta rays throughout the globe at the 11th Conference of Parties of the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) of Wild Animals in Quito, Ecuador.

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World leaders deliver big wins for sharks, mantas and devil rays at CMS CoP 11

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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is thrilled to announce that sharks, mantas and devil rays will receive increased protections during the 11th Conference of the Parties (CoP 11) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) held in Quito, Ecuador.

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Quito, Ecuador

Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’s not enough.

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A significant step was achieved today at the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) with world leaders reaching consensus to list the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) to Appendix II, a decision that will be finalized on Sunday.  Experts from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org support this decision but warn that total protection of the polar bear through both Appendix I and II listings is needed in order to ensure the species’ survival.

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Quito, Ecuador
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Michael Booth (IFAW HQ)
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Меры защиты белых медведей усиливаются, но эксперты говорят - этого недостаточно.

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Fri, 11/07/2014

На 11-й Конференции сторон Конвенции по сохранению мигрирующих видов диких животных  (CMS) был сделан важнейший шаг – участники достигли соглашения о включении белого медведя (Ursus maritimus) в Приложение II Конвенции. Это решение должно быть окончательно оформлено в воскресенье (9 ноября). Эксперты Международного фонда защиты животных (IFAW) поддерживают это решение, но при этом настаивают на всеобъемлющей защите белых медведей путем их внесения и в 1-е, и во 2-е Приложения Конвенции, с тем чтобы обеспечить выживание вида.

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Игорь Беляцкий
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