IFAWのクジラ調査船、夏の地中海での調査に向けてモナコを出港

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Mon, 06/24/2013
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最新鋭のクジラ調査船が夏の地中海での調査への出港を前に、この週末モナコにいかりを下ろしました。

昨日(日曜)、地球のクジラを護るという重要な使命に再び赴く前の国際動物福祉基金(IFAW - www.ifaw.org)の「ソング・オブ・ザ・ホエール」号を、モナコ大公アルベール2世が訪問しました。

クジラがかつてないほど多くの脅威に直面する中、IFAWの専用船は無害な方法で世界各地のクジラ類を調査しています。6月下旬から9月中旬にかけて「ソング・オブ・ザ・ホエール」号はまず北エーゲ海で調査を行なってからエジプト海域に移動し、さらに必要に応じてトルコ南岸とキプロス周辺の追加調査を行う予定です。

地元の学生が「ソング・オブ・ザ・ホエール」号の専門家チームに合流します。

IFAWのグローバル・クジラプログラムを率いるパトリック・ラマージはこう話します。「海洋環境で暮らすクジラの研究は、今のこの世の中で最も興味深い調査の1つです。」

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モナコ
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クレア・スターリング(IFAW UK)
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Ports urged to reject attempts to use UK as route for the bloody trade in whale meat

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Tue, 07/02/2013
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UK ports are being urged to take a stand against whaling amid speculation they could be targeted as a transport route for meat from whales slaughtered in Iceland or Norway.

Meat from the bloody whaling industry could potentially pass through several UK ports on its way to Japan where much of it ends up in storage or sold cheaply for products such as dog food.

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London, UK
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Clare Sterling, IFAW UK
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I Found A Way to listen to a dawn chorus for elephants in New York City

Mon, 07/01/2013
Paul Winter and Josey Sharrad

The author with Grammy-award winning composer, Paul Winter.

At dawn in New York City on the summer solstice, 600 people assembled to celebrate the longest day of the year.

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Award-winning composer Paul Winter puts on a Summer Solstice concert for elephants

A dawn chorus for elephants in New York City

Tue, 07/02/2013
Paul Winter and Josey Sharrad

The author with Grammy-award winning composer, Paul Winter.

At dawn in New York City on the summer solstice, 600 people assembled to celebrate the longest day of the year.

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Award-winning composer Paul Winter puts on a Summer Solstice concert for elephants

Bright future for retirement of chimps used in testing, funds still needed

Mon, 07/01/2013
310 More Chimpanzees to Find Sanctuary in Retirement

UPDATE (12/4/2013): On November 27, President Obama signed a bill that amends the Chimpanzee Health Improvement, Maintenance and Protection (CHIMP) Act, effectively removing a cap on spending for federally owned chimpanzees in sanctuaries.

The NIH had announced its intention to retire all but 50 of the approximately 360 government-owned chimpanzees currently in laboratories to sanctuary, but needed this congressional fix to do so.

From Africa, President Obama strikes back against poaching epidemic

Mon, 07/01/2013
July 1st, 2013: President Obama announcing an Executive Order.

From a press conference in Dar El Salam, Tanzania, US President Barack Obama announced an Executive Order to help combat wildlife trafficking. Image source: WH.gov/LIVEPresident Obama’s African trip is already paying off in a big way for wildlife.