EU Commission Public Consultation Vital to Survival of Elephants, Rhinos and Tigers

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Fri, 02/07/2014
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The European Commission today announced its consultation on the EU Approach against Wildlife Trafficking. The consultation is welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) and is not before time. Current levels of wildlife trafficking, especially for elephants, rhinos and tigers amongst others are devastating populations.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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+32 (0)473 86 34 61
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IFAW APPLAUDS GLOBAL WILDLIFE PROTECTION OPERATION Operation “Cobra II” Nets Traffickers in Africa and Asia

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Tue, 02/11/2014
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Law enforcement officers from 28 countries just announced the completion a ground-breaking, global operation to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking, codenamed “Operation Cobra II”.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Christina Pretorius (Wildlife Trade Programme)
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+27 21 701 8642
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+27 82 330 2558
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IFAW salue COBRA II, une opération internationale de protection de la faune sauvage

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Tue, 02/11/2014
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Cobra II permet l'arrestation de plusieurs trafiquants d'Afrique et d'Asie

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Yarmouth Port, États-Unis
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW Afrique australe)
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+27 21 701 8642
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+27 82 330 2558
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Diaporama : périple au cœur de la forêt indienne pour secourir un éléphant criblé de balles

Tue, 02/04/2014
Périple au cœur de la forêt indienne pour secourir un éléphant cribl

Le Dr. Jahan Ahmed, vétérinaire au centre de sauvetage des ours d’IFAW-WTI, nous relate le sauvetage d’un éléphant blessé dans la réserve de tigres de Pakke, en Inde.

Internationale Operation „Kobra II“ führt zu Festnahmen krimineller Wildtierhändler

Publication Date: 
Tue, 02/11/2014

Vollzugsbehörden aus 28 Staaten gaben jetzt das Ende einer wegweisenden globalen Operation gegen Wilderei und illegalen Wildtierhandel mit dem Codenamen „Kobra II“ bekannt. Der Einsatz ging über einen Monat und umfasste auch Ausbildung und grenzübergreifende Kooperationen. Die Operation führte unter anderem zu über 400 Festnahmen und 350 größere Beschlagnahmungen von Wildtieren oder Wildtierprodukten in Afrika und Asien.

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Hamburg
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Andreas Dinkelmeyer
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+49 (0)40 866 500 15
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+49 173 622 75 39
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Droves of supporters readily give their elephant ivory over for crushing

Mon, 02/10/2014
Droves of supporters readily give their elephant ivory over for crushing

c. IFAW/David Parry/PA.Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is crushing ivory to raise awareness of the poaching crisis affecting elephants, highlighting that on average an elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory.

Ivory being crushed today as UK public surrender items to support elephants ahead of London summit on illegal wildlife trade

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Mon, 02/10/2014
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Dozens of ivory items ranging from whole elephant tusks to carvings and jewellery will be destroyed in spectacular fashion in London today (Mon) to raise awareness of the lethal ivory trade and show support for elephant protection.

Alarmingly, an elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. It is estimated that at least 25,000 elephants and up to 50,000 are slaughtered each year for their tusks.

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London, UK
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Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
Amanda Gent (IFAW UK)
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+44 (0)20 7587 6708
+44 (0)20 7587 6725
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+44 (0)7917 507717
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Determining Elephant Populations in Tsavo

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Mon, 02/10/2014
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Conservationists were ambivalent today following a five-day aerial census that indicates that elephants are on the decline in Kenya’s flagship Tsavo National Park. Preliminary results indicate the number of elephants as 11,076 – down from 12,573 in 2011 and 11,733 in 2008. The census is conducted every three years. Previous results indicate an oscillation in results as follows: 1999 (9,447 elephants), 2002 (9,284), 2005 (11,742), 2008 (11,733), 2011 (12, 573), and 2014 (11,076).

Press Location: 
Taita Taveta, Kenya
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Press Contact: 
Jacqueline Nyagah ( IFAW, East Africa)
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+254 (20) 8072197/2406708
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+254 722 205556
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Le sort des éléphants, des rhinocéros et des tigres entre les mains de la Commission européenne

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Fri, 02/07/2014
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La Commission européenne a annoncé vendredi la tenue d'une consultation sur l'approche de l'UE dans la lutte contre le trafic de la faune sauvage. IFAW (Fonds international pour la protection des animaux) a salué cette initiative, qui arrive à point nommé : le trafic d'espèces sauvages a en effet atteint des proportions alarmantes et compromet désormais la survie de nombreuses espèces animales, notamment celles des éléphants, des rhinocéros et des tigres.

Press Location: 
Bruxelles, Belgique
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Press Contact: 
Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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+32 2 282 06 93
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+32 473 86 34 61
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EU Commission Public Consultation Vital to Survival of Elephants, Rhinos and Tigers

Publication Date: 
Fri, 02/07/2014
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The European Commission today announced its consultation on the EU Approach against Wildlife Trafficking. The consultation is welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) and is not before time. Current levels of wildlife trafficking, especially for elephants, rhinos and tigers amongst others are devastating populations.

Press Location: 
Brussels, Belgium
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
Contact phone: 
+32 2 282 06 93
Contact mobile: 
+32 473 86 34 61
Contact email: