Belgium’s elephant ivory crush will create ripples throughout Europe

Apr 9 2014
Belgium’s elephant ivory crush will create ripples throughout Europe

IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes speaking at the Belgium ivory crush.Worldwide momentum is building, with the Belgian government the latest to heed our call to destroy stockpiles of confiscated illegal ivory. Our collective resonating gestures will make the world understand that the very survival of elephants depends on ending the ivory trade.

The deafening impact of oil & gas development in the Mid-Atlantic

Apr 8 2014
The deafening impact of oil & gas development in the Mid-Atlantic

An oil rig can be seen billowing smoke in the distance as a whale surfaces in the foreground.Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales migrate every year along the East Coast, but newly proposed seismic airgun testing for oil and gas deposits in these waters threatens to make this journey rather perilous.

Removing deadly snares, a threat to tigers and their prey

Apr 8 2014
Removing deadly snares, a threat to tigers and their prey

Snare materials the team had removed during their efforts.Over three months, 100 separate patrols took to the forests in Hunchun, China’s North East, a region bordering Russia’s Far East. They logged more than 400 hours and covered more than 800 square kilometers.

Cacophony of ocean noise is not music to a whale’s ear

Apr 8 2014
A humpback whale breaching.

A breaching humpback whale.Whales face more challenges than ever before; commercial whaling, ship strikes, and entanglement, are the common culprits, and as our oceans become increasingly crowded, and therefore increasingly noisier, ocean noise pollution is joining those ranks.

Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty

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Apr 8 2014
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The South African Government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented international efforts to crack down on illicit trade and poaching of wildlife such as rhinoceroses, IFAW said today.

Jason Bell, Director IFAW Southern Africa, said the SA Government had been actively lobbying to gain support for legalised trade in Rhino horn.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Une fois, deux fois, trois fois ! Adjugé, vendu !

Apr 8 2014
Une fois, deux fois, trois fois ! Adjugé, vendu !

Deux des onze lots d’objets en ivoire qui ont été mis en vente dont 76 kilos de défenses brutes.

België vernietigt morgen 1500 kilo ivoor, hulde voor de douane

Apr 7 2014
België vernietigt morgen 1500 kilo ivoor, hulde voor de douane

België is klein, maar er staan grootse daden op het programma: morgen wordt de Belgische voorraad ivoor vernietigd.

Het totale gewicht aan ivoor is nog niet duidelijk, maar het gaat in ieder geval over 1500 kilo!

Aangezien België slechts 11 miljoen inwoners heeft, is dit een schokkende hoeveelheid ivoor en een bewijs dat België een populaire doorvoerroute is van Afrika naar Azië.

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