Valentine’s in Amboseli with African elephants

Thu, 02/14/2013
, Julius and Jolene; hope for a brighter few years for the JA family

Jean, Julius and Jolene; hope for a brighter few years for the JA familyToday (the moment of writing) is Valentine’s Day so it seems appropriate that I use this post to talk about my love of elephants, Certain elephants in particular.

Use our “Unveiling the Ivory Trade” iPad app to help sound the alarm for elephants

Mon, 03/04/2013
To interact with “Unveiling the Ivory Trade”, click here.

To interact with “Unveiling the Ivory Trade”, click here.In 2011 an estimated 25,000 to 50,000 elephants were killed to supply the increasing demand for elephant ivory around the world.

VIDEO: Geneva update on Canada’s WTO challenge to the EU seal import ban

Fri, 03/01/2013

Last week I represented the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland along with Sheryl Fink and Hannes Schloemann.

Mehr Schutz für bedrohte Tiere? CITES-Konferenz tagt in Bangkok

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Fri, 03/01/2013

Hamburg, 1. März 2013 – Am 3. März beginnt in Bangkok die 16. Vertragsstaatenkonferenz des Artenschutzübereinkommens CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species). Bis zum 14. März werden Regierungsvertreter wichtige Entscheidungen über den Schutz bedrohter Arten treffen. Es geht um die Frage, ob und wieviel Handel mit gefährdeten Tier- und Pflanzenarten erlaubt wird.

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Blickpunkt Indien: Beim Kinderprojekt „Kunst für Elefanten“ sind Fantasie keine Grenzen gesetzt

Tue, 02/19/2013
Beim Kinderprojekt „Kunst für Elefanten“

Beim Kinderprojekt „Kunst für Elefanten“Haben Sie sich je einen Elefanten mit Flügeln vorgestellt, bei dem es sich nicht um Dumbo handelt? Bei der Arbeit mit Kindern hört die Fantasie beim Himmel noch lange nicht auf.

IFAW calls for more cooperation between NGOs as delegates gather for 16th CITES conference

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Sat, 03/02/2013
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On the eve of the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok, IFAW is urging conservation NGOs to come together to discuss how they can improve the way they coordinate with each other to protect animals on the ground.
“There are now more than 50 NGOs involved in the CITES community and their role is more important than ever, especially when they work together,” says Azzedine Downes, CEO and President of IFAW and head of IFAW’s CITES delegation.

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Oversight on a seismic scale as Minister approves oil and gas exploration in a Victorian whale hotspot

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Fri, 03/01/2013
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IFAW is astounded by the decision published today by Environment Minister, Tony Burke, to allow seismic testing to take place off the Victorian coast, in a location and at the exact time of year that saw the largest ever recorded sighting of blue whales in Australian waters.

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