Spotlight Middle East: A tiger in your tank

Mon, 03/05/2012
Spotlight Middle East: A Tiger in your Tank

VIDEO: An Esso spot from the 1960s...

Exxon, or Esso as it was known in those days (and still is in some parts of the world) used to have an advertisement on television touting the wonders of their gasoline products claiming that if you filled your tank with Exxon you were putting a tiger in your tank. 

Von indischen Weisheiten und Flugzeugkost

Wed, 02/22/2012
Von indischen Weisheiten und Flugzeugkost

Wenn ich reise, habe ich immer ein Buch dabei. Meistens kaufe ich mir eins am Flughafen und suche mir etwas aus, das nicht schwer zu tragen und auch nicht schwer zu lesen ist. Es soll schließlich weder auf den Beinen ungemütlich werden, noch will ich mich schuldig fühlen müssen, wenn ich während der Lektüre einschlafe.

Nieuwe status voor Bouba Njida, Kameroen: Nationaal park of olifantenkerkhof?

Mon, 03/05/2012
Nieuwe status voor Bouba Njida, Kameroen: Nationaal park of olifantenkerkhof?

Het is middernacht in Brazzaville, de stad waar ik al een paar dagen verblijf. Ik bereid hier namens het IFAW een workshop voor, die in juni voor handhavingsfunctionarissen wordt gehouden. We willen ze gaan toerusten voor de strijd tegen ivoorsmokkelaars. De bruisende hoofdstad van de Republiek Congo is eindelijk tot rust gekomen.

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Besitzer festgenommen, mehrere hundert vernachlässigte Katzen in Florida gerettet

Thu, 03/01/2012
Eine der geretteten Katzen in Florida wird versorgt. c. ASPCA/Mike Bizelli

Eine der geretteten Katzen in Florida wird versorgt. c. ASPCA/Mike BizelliWir sind hier draußen, obwohl es wie aus Kübeln schüttet, denn mehrere hundert Katzen brauchen dringend unsere Hilfe. Dies ist unser zweiter Tag in der Gemeinde Lee im Norden Floridas.

Spotlight Germany: Which crocodile is hidden in a ladies shoe?

Thu, 03/01/2012
Spotlight Germany: Which crocodile is hidden in a ladies shoe?

To find an answer to this interesting question I had an appointment today at the zoological museum of Hamburg university.

It is a sad fact that shoes, belts and purses from snakeskin, crocodile and other reptiles are still popular as products and people like to take them home as souvenirs of their vacations. However, if the item is made from the hide of a protected animal it can easily lead to problems with customs on returning home.

The importation of such products is mostly illegal and only permitted in exceptional cases with the proper documentation.

Thousands cry out online against bear farming in China

Thu, 03/01/2012
An asiatic black bear. c. IFAW

An asiatic black bear. c. IFAWIn December 1996, I witnessed eight Asiatic black bears walk to freedom at the first bear sanctuary China had ever seen, set up by the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

Fifteen years later, a Chinese bear farm associated company is trying to expand the cruelty-plagued industry by applying for an initial public offering (IPO).