South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar

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Jan 22 2015
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The South African Government released shocking figures today showing the country lost a record 1,215 rhinos last year, approximately a 21% increase on 2013.

“These numbers are a wake-up call for the world. We cannot lose the fight to protect rhinos in the wild where they belong. We can and must do better,” said Jason Bell, Director IFAW Southern Africa.

The illicit trade in rhino horn, driven by demand from China and Vietnam for investment purposes and ill-conceived notions of healing benefits has seen prices skyrocket, leading to increased poaching.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW Southern Africa)
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Oli the otter goes wild!

Jan 21 2015
This week, the IFAW-WTI team took Oli to a natural stream for release.

This week, the IFAW-WTI team took Oli to a natural stream for release. PHOTO: © IFAW/S.BhattacharjeeOli is an otter.

The compassion factor

Jan 21 2015
CLAW has served Syferbult with animal and humanitarian support for a few years.

CLAW has served Syferbult with animal and humanitarian support for a few years. PHOTO Blessing Chiriseri

India announces its tiger population is flourishing

Jan 22 2015
Indien gibt bekannt, dass sich die Tigerpopulation erholt hat

India’s environment minister announced yesterday that tiger populations in India have rebounded 30 percent thanks to targeted conservation efforts.

Prakash Javadekar released the findings of the quadrennial tiger census from New Delhi and reported that India now has 2,226 tigers in the wild today, up from 1,706 in 2010.

India may now be home to anywhere from 50 percent to 70 percent of the world’s wild tiger population, which is estimated at 3,700 to 4,200 individuals.

Inspiring a new generation of animal advocates with art

Island: Reykjavík stimmt gegen Walfang in der Bucht von Faxaflói

Dec 30 2014
Island: Reykjavík stimmt gegen Walfang in der Bucht von Faxaflói

Die starke Partnerschaft zwischen dem IFAW und dem Verband „IceWhale“ hat geholfen, den Isländern die Augen zu öffnen. Vielen ist inzwischen bewusst, dass sich die isländische Haltung zum Walfang ändern muss.

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Японские китобойные суда направляются в Антарктику, но в этот раз без гарпунов

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Jan 7 2015
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Японский китобойный флот планирует завтрашний выход из порта Симоносеки в меньшем составе, чем обычно. В четверг начнется исследовательский рейс в Антарктику, но ни один кит не будет загарпунен, благодаря решению Международного суда ООН, которое признало проведение Японией «научной» добычи кита в Южном океане незаконным.

Управление рыболовства Японии объявило, что в качестве альтернативы меньшее число судов отправится в Антарктику под руководством японского Института исследования китообразных для подсчета популяции, проведения биопсии и фотоидентификации китов.

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Tokyo, Japan
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Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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