Spotlight South Africa: the other side of elephants dying

Tue, 09/18/2012
Elephants drinking.

Elephants drinking.What a privilege it is to work for an organization like the International Fund for Animal Welfare.  I have just returned from Chobe National Park in northern Botswana where, together with wonderful IFAW colleagues, we were checking in on our work to protect elephants. 

And what a time we had.

Ein Fest für Tiertafel & Friends

Mon, 09/17/2012
Ein Fest für Tiertafel & Friends

Alexa Kessler (M.) überreicht Tiertafel-Gründerin Claudia Hollm (r.) die Schlüssel für den neuen Transporter.Es ist noch dunkel, als wir in Hamburg losfahren. Mit mir an Bord: Tom Martens, der bei uns die Förderer-Betreuung leitet, Andreas Schulna, unser neuer Fundraiser, und ich, die Haustiercampaignerin im deutschen IFAW-Büro.

Rhino poachers pay a stiff price for their crime

Tue, 09/18/2012
Rhino poachers pay a stiff price for their crime

There’s very good news out of South Africa as two poachers were sentenced to 29 years each for their roles in killing rhinos in South Africa’s world-famous Kruger National Park.

This news is important for more than just the removal of two poachers who sought to profit from the death and suffering of an animal.

British MPs show support for whales in Iceland

Mon, 09/17/2012
The 2012 Song of the Whale crew.

The 2012 Song of the Whale crew.The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s state-of-the-art marine research vessel Song of the Whale is always a big draw, and its presence in Iceland this summer provided an ideal opportunity to take a cross-party group of British MPs to see the work we are doing there to end commercial whaling.

Senator Kerry Introduces the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act Tigers, lions and communities across the country may soon receive critical protection

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 U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) today introduced S.3547, the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act, aimed at prohibiting private possession and breeding of captive big cats in the United States. The House version of the bill was introduced by U.S. Reps. Buck McKeon (R-CA) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) last March.

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Are the Government systems designed to protect our whales, failing them?

Mon, 09/17/2012
Are the Government systems designed to protect our whales, failing them?

Sperm whales.Last week it was announced that the Department of Environment has ticked the last box which will allow a Singapore-based company, Arcadia, to carry out seismic testing in an essential feeding ground for sperm whales.

With Sen. Kerry's leadership, another milestone is reached in the U.S. Big Cats campaign

Mon, 09/17/2012
With Sen. Kerry's leadership, another milestone is reached in the U.S. Big Cats

Exciting news!

U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) has introduced S. 3547, the Senate companion to H.R. 4122, the House version of the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act, aimed at prohibiting breeding and private possession of captive big cats in the United States.

The senator, a longtime champion of wildlife protection and conservation, is committed to safeguarding big cats from exploitation and abuse, while also addressing the myriad challenges facing law enforcement as it deals with tigers kept in backyards or roadside zoos.

I, for one, am thrilled!

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) names new EU Director

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Mon, 09/03/2012
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Ms. Sonja Van Tichelen has been appointed the new Director of the European Union (EU) office of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), bringing a wealth of animal welfare and public affairs expertise to the role.

Sonja is extremely well known within animal welfare circles in Brussels having previously spent 20 years with Eurogroup for Animals. Sonja served as Director for the previous eight years.

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IFAW采取紧急行动,帮助“人”口脱险犬只

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Fri, 10/28/2011
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        今天,国际爱护动物基金会(IFAW – www.ifaw.org.cn)致函国家级政府管理部门,对自贡当地政府部门处理非法窝点贩卖运输犬只的方式和结果表示质疑,并呼吁国务院责令有关部门严查该类事件,完善法规,坚决取缔猫狗肉贸易。同时,IFAW向成都爱之家动物救助中心(www.aizhijia.org)提供免疫药品和医疗指导,帮助解决自贡被救犬只的医疗防疫问题。

        10月14日,根据群众举报,志愿公众在自贡一个收购和贩卖犬只的窝点门口堵截下一辆准备开往广西的运狗卡车,当地政府部门称该窝点有经营许可证和检验检疫证明,认为狗贩为合法经营。为了尽快救助危在旦夕的狗,最终,志愿群众被迫以赎买的方式解救了800条狗。“目前,600条被救犬只由爱之家动物救助中心进行安置。”爱之家动物救助中心创办人陈运莲说。

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血色星期:乍得22头大象遭盗猎,葡萄牙和印度查获象牙

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        对于大象来说,上周无疑是血腥的一周,22头大象在乍得因象牙贸易而遭到盗猎,同时,非法象牙在葡萄牙和印度被查获。

        6月13日至17日一个星期的时间内,盗猎者在喀麦隆与乍得西南部的边界地区猎杀了这些大象。而乍得武装无力阻止猎杀。

        在过去的12个月里,加上这次遭到猎杀的大象,非洲中部国家因象牙而遭到猎杀的大象数量已增至至少170头。据估计,乍得的大象数量已下降了40%,由2006年的4,000头降至2010年的2,500头。其中大多数都因象牙而遭盗猎。

        而在世界的其他地区,在葡萄牙,执法人员查缴了300件象牙制品和一些木制品及珊瑚,查缴制品均来自于非洲南部国家莫桑比克;在印度,有两人也因贩卖两根完整的象牙而被逮捕。

        国际爱护动物基金会的Céline Sissler-Bienvenu称,全副武装、组织严密的盗猎团伙定期穿越乍得南部边界(与喀麦隆、苏丹和中非共和国相邻)寻找大象。

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