New alliance calls for unprecedented protection for Antarctica’s oceans

Publication Date: 
Wed, 02/29/2012

 The Antarctic Ocean Alliance, an international collective of environmental organizations and high-profile supporters, have come together to call for the world’s largest network of marine protected areas and no-take marine reserves to be established to protect Antarctica’s Southern Ocean.

The Alliance’s public campaign “Join the Watch”, launched around the world today, is inviting a global audience to participate in the campaign and its call for Antarctic marine protection.

Press Location: 
Washington, DC
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Imogen Scott (IFAW AU)
Blair Palese (AOA)
Michael Holland (Edelman)
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+61402183113
+61414659511
+1 212 642 7760

Bipartisan bill prohibiting private possession of big cats introduced in House, with Senate bill to follow

Publication Date: 
Wed, 02/29/2012
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© IFAW/D. Willetts
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© IFAW/D. Willetts

Today, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives that would prohibit breeding and private possession of captive big cats. The “Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act,” introduced by Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) and Rep. Loretta Sanchez, (D-CA), would ensure that lions, tigers and other dangerous big cats—which are kept as pets in the U.S. in alarming numbers—do not threaten public safety, diminish global big cat conservation efforts, or end up living in deplorable conditions where they can be subject to mistreatment and cruelty. Sen.

Press Location: 
Washington, D.C.
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Doug Ruchefsky (Rosen Group)
Tracy Coppola (IFAW DC)
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+ 1 212 255 6395
+1 202 536 1910

Big cats roar with approval as new bill is introduced in Congress

Wed, 02/29/2012
Big cats roar with approval as new bill is introduced in Congress

As many of you may recall, last October, in Zanesville, Ohio, the owner of a backyard menagerie opened the cages of his tigers, leopards, lions, wolves, bears and monkeys before killing himself, giving police no choice but to shoot and kill nearly 50 animals – 38 of them big cats – before they could enter populated areas of the community.

Owner arrested, hundreds of neglected cats finally rescued in Florida

Tue, 02/28/2012
One of the rescued cats now under care in Florida. c. ASPCA/Mike Bizelli

One of the rescued cats now under care in Florida. c. ASPCA/Mike Bizelli We're out here, despite the torrential downpour because hundreds of cats need us desperately.

Now is the time to protect Antarctic waters

Tue, 02/28/2012
Now is the time to protect Antarctic waters

This Antarctic Ocean Alliance video featues actor Ed Norton & oceanographer Sylvia Earle who speak specifically to the to the problem Antarctic waters face. 

New Alliance launches report calling for 3.6 million sq km of fully protected marine reserve in Antarctica’s Ross Sea

Publication Date: 
Tue, 02/28/2012

A new coalition of environmental groups and notable people, the Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA), launched its first report, “Antarctic Ocean Legacy: A Marine Reserve for the Ross Sea”, at a reception for Parliamentarians and guests in Wellington today. The report outlines a proposal and rationale for a fully protected marine reserve in the Ross Sea, to become the keystone of the world’s largest network of marine protected areas and no-take marine reserves in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica. 

Press Location: 
WELLINGTON
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Imogen Scott (IFAW-AU)
Geoff Keey (AOA New Zealand)
Blair Palese (AOA)
Contact phone: 
+61 (0) 2 9288 4973
+64 (0) 21 423 497
+614 1465 9511
Contact mobile: 
+61 (0) 402 183 113

Meeresschutzbericht Antarktis veröffentlicht - Koalition von Umweltverbänden fordern Schutzgebiet

Publication Date: 
Tue, 02/28/2012

Eine Koalition von Umweltorganisationen zum Schutz der Antarktischen Meere veröffentlichte heute einen Bericht, der den dringenden Schutz der Antarktischen Meere anmahnt. Besonders das Ross-Meer sollte demnach geschützt werden, da es von zentraler ökologischer Bedeutung ist.

Press Location: 
Hamburg
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Press Contact: 
Andreas Dinkelmeyer
Dr. Onno Groß
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(+49) 040-86650015
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+49 (0)173 622 75 39
+49 (0)179 – 5986969

Having won the battle for our hearts, is it time for animals to have a day in court?

Mon, 02/27/2012
Having won the battle for our hearts, is it time for animals to have a day in co

Chattel, in case you haven’t suffered through a property class in law school, is a word that simply means “movable property.”  The chair I’m sitting on is chattel, the incredibly loud vacuum cleaner I’m attempting to ignore in my neighbor’s apartment is chattel, and the one-eyed cocker spaniel lying on my foot is chattel.  My dog, by traditional legal definition, is a thing with the same inherent rights as my chair.

Alarmierende Entwicklung: In China werden Wildtierteile als „Kapitalanlage” angepriesen

Thu, 02/16/2012
Alarmierende Entwicklung: In China werden Wildtierteile als „Kapitalanlage” ange

Die internationale Polizeiorganisation (INTERPOL) veranstaltete letzte Woche in Bangkok eine Konferenz für Mitarbeiter von Strafverfolgungsbehörden aus aller Welt. Ziel der Konferenz war die Erarbeitung einer Strategie zur Bekämpfung der immer weiter zunehmenden, länderübergreifenden Umweltkriminalität. Es geht dabei um Straftaten wie z.B. illegale Fällungen, Mülldeponien und natürlich um den Handel mit geschützten Wildpflanzen und -Tieren.

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