Koala Cull Highlights a Bigger Problem

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Mar 5 2015
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The killing of 698 Cape Otway koalas is unacceptable and could have been avoided by better management, according to IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare).

 

“The Cape Otway koalas are just one sad example of how we’re letting down our national icon.” said Isabel McCrea, IFAW’s regional director

 

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肯尼亚销毁15吨库存象牙

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Mar 3 2015
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Kenya destroys ivory stock pile
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  今天,肯尼亚通过销毁15吨象牙向世界展示了它反盗猎和野生动物走私的决心。

  在内罗毕公园内的象牙焚烧点,肯尼亚总统Uhuru Kenyatta将成堆的象牙付之一炬。也是在这个地方,肯尼亚的两位前任总统Daniel Moi和Mwai Kibaki在1989年和2011年分别销毁了12吨和5吨库存象牙。1989年销毁12吨象牙的事件受到了媒体的广泛关注,也推动了1990年国际性象牙贸易禁令的颁布。

  “肯尼亚继续在打击盗猎上展现出领导地位。这次的销毁向世界明确宣告,象牙只有在活着的大象身上才有价值。通过销毁象牙库存,肯尼亚为国际社会终止象牙贸易的努力做出了巨大贡献。”IFAW总裁兼首席执行官Azzedine Downes说。

  为了满足非法象牙市场的需求,非洲大象遭到大量的捕杀。据估计,在非洲,每年有超过35000头大象被杀。而全球查没的非法象牙数量也在不断的增加:2011年24.3吨,2012年30吨,2013年41.5吨。大部分的非法象牙都指向包括中国在内的亚洲地区。

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Second Ukraine crisis video update: Gorlovka Shelter

Mar 4 2015

In part two of our video conversations with those brave individuals saving animals in the frontlines of the war in Eastern Ukraine, we touch base with Alevtina Anischenko, Director of the animal shelter in Gorlovka.

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Second Ukraine crisis video update: Gorlovka Shelter

Mar 4 2015

In part two of our video conversations with those brave individuals saving animals in the frontlines of the war in Eastern Ukraine, we touch base with Alevtina Anischenko, Director of the animal shelter in Gorlovka.

SEE ALSO:  First Ukraine crisis video update: Shelter Pif in Donetsk

Second Ukraine crisis video update: Gorlovka Shelter

Mar 4 2015

In part two of our video conversations with those brave individuals saving animals in the frontlines of the war in Eastern Ukraine, we touch base with Alevtina Anischenko, Director of the animal shelter in Gorlovka.

SEE ALSO:  First Ukraine crisis video update: Shelter Pif in Donetsk

Second Ukraine crisis video update: Gorlovka Shelter

Mar 4 2015

In part two of our video conversations with those brave individuals saving animals in the frontlines of the war in Eastern Ukraine, we touch base with Alevtina Anischenko, Director of the animal shelter in Gorlovka.

SEE ALSO:  First Ukraine crisis video update: Shelter Pif in Donetsk

Second Ukraine crisis video update: Gorlovka Shelter

Mar 4 2015

In part two of our video conversations with those brave individuals saving animals in the frontlines of the war in Eastern Ukraine, we touch base with Alevtina Anischenko, Director of the animal shelter in Gorlovka.

SEE ALSO:  First Ukraine crisis video update: Shelter Pif in Donetsk

Second Ukraine crisis video update: Gorlovka Shelter

Mar 4 2015

Many thanks to GreaterGood for their support of our ongoing efforts in Ukraine!

In part two of our video conversations with those brave individuals saving animals in the frontlines of the war in Eastern Ukraine, we touch base with Alevtina Anischenko, Director of the animal shelter in Gorlovka.

Whale research vessel begins porpoise survey in the Thames Estuary

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Mar 4 2015
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The first ever comprehensive scientific study to assess the population of harbour porpoises, the UK’s smallest cetacean, will begin in the Thames Estuary on Friday (6).

A research team on board the unique, non-invasive whale research vessel Song of the Whale will carry out the survey to find out more about where this shy species is located in the tidal Thames and examine the threats porpoises are facing from human activities, such as man-made underwater noise and litter pollution. These vital findings can inform efforts to conserve the species.

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