EU governments lead global protest against Icelandic Whaling

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Sep 15 2014
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Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and increased harvest of whales… and to its ongoing international trade in whale products.”

The diplomatic move was welcomed by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare– www.ifaw.org).

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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Today is a turning point for sharks

Sep 14 2014
Today is a turning point for sharks

Oceanic whitetip shark, one of the most threatened sharks. © R. SonntagThere is the International Day of the Dog, the World Oceans Day and the Day of the Porpoise.

As far as we are concerned, September 14 is International Shark Day.

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Important Day for Sharks as New Protection Measures go into Action

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Sep 14 2014
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Conservationists have called for 14th September to be declared World Shark Day, as a landmark decision to better protect sharks goes into action today.

It is estimated that up to 100-million sharks are killed each year for the voracious shark fin trade that supports the luxury soup trade in the Far East, while others like the porbeagle shark have been hunted to the point of being “critically endangered in the North East Atlantic” for consumption on European dinner tables.

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Hamburg, Germany
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW Southern Africa)
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Kenya : développement du projet de conservation du corridor de Kitenden

Sep 4 2014
Kenya : développement du projet de conservation du corridor de Kitenden

Un peu plus d’un an après avoir signé un bail avec les propriétaires du ranch collectif d’Olgulului-Ololarashi (OOGR) visant à protéger un important corridor pour les éléphants, me voici de retour à Amboseli.

IWC65: Change versus more of the same

Sep 15 2014
IWC65: Change versus more of the same

Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia

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“Life is change,” the Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said. It sometimes feels I’ve spent much of my life in and around the International Whaling Commission (IWC). 

La chasse à la baleine scientifique du Japon sous les projecteurs alors que s’ouvre le sommet de la Commission baleinière internationale

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Sep 12 2014
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La chasse à la baleine scientifique du Japon sous les projecteurs alors que s’ou

Alors que des délégués du monde entier se rassemblent à Portoroz, en Slovénie, à l’occasion de la 65e session plénière de la Commission baleinière internationale (CBI) dès lundi, de profondes divisions règnent entre les Parties au sujet de la chasse à la baleine « scientifique » pratiquée par le Japon.

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Londres
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Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International Whaling Commission convenes

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Sep 12 2014
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As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’.

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London, UK
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Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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