IFAW welcomes end to fin whaling in Iceland

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Tue, 05/08/2012
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW -  www.ifaw.org) has welcomed the news that Iceland has called an end to the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales.

Kristjan Loftsson, the lone Icelandic whaler responsible for killing 280 fin whales in Icelandic waters over the past six years, cited difficulties in trading the meat with Japan following its tsunami tragedy as a reason for cancelling last year’s hunt. He has now abandoned plans to train his harpoons on the whales in 2012, according to Icelandic media reports.

Press Location: 
London
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Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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+ 0207 587 6708
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+ 07917 507717
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IFAW begrüßt Ende der Finnwaljagd in Island

Publication Date: 
Tue, 05/08/2012
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Abgeschlachteter Finnwal

 

Medienberichten zufolge beendet Island die grausame Jagd auf Finnwale. Der IFAW (Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds), der seit Jahren Whalewatching als humane und profitable Alternative zur Waljagd fördert, begrüßt diese Neuigkeiten.

Press Location: 
Hamburg
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Press Contact: 
Dörte von der Reith
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040-86650033
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0160-90486493
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The iconic koala needs our protection

Mon, 05/07/2012
The iconic koala needs our protection
The iconic koala needs our protection

Koalas are in trouble. They are a treasured national icon, yet there is no consistent or comprehensive approach to their protection.

The koala is emblematic of the issues facing Australian native wildlife. Its life is threatened by the loss and fragmentation of its habitat because of insensitive development, human-animal conflict and land clearing from logging—all of which often causes injury or death.

Done ahora

Done ahora
Done ahora

Tu donativo en dólares estadounidenses de US$25, US$50, US$100 o más, ayuda a proteger animales amenazados, provee ayuda de emergencia a animales en sufrimiento, y salva tanto a los animales silvestres como de compañía alrededor del mundo. Con tu ayuda, podremos continuar luchando por un mundo mejor para los animales y las personas.

 

In clearing a mistaken story about elephant ivory, an unexpected respite

Mon, 05/07/2012
African cow horns. Image source: Alibaba.com

It’s not often you can say “mea culpa” and be relieved at the same time, but that’s what happened with a statement made to the press just a few weeks ago.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare put out a release saying that a shipping container containing unknown quantities of ivory had been found at Mombasa harbour by Kenyan Revenue Authority (KRA) employees.

In fact, the shipping container actually contained cow horns according to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS).

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Zusammenarbeit zwischen IFAW Südafrika und e-classroom bereichert Animal Action-Programm

Wed, 05/09/2012
Zusammenarbeit zwischen IFAW Südafrika und e-classroom bereichert Animal Action-

LINK: One of the resources developed for e-learning.Mitte 2011 hatte ich mir darüber Gedanken gemacht, wie man in das IFAW-Aufklärungsprogramm für Schulen Animal Action Education in Südafrika frischen Wind bringen könnte. 

Zwei wichtige Parlamentsveranstaltungen für ein Ende des Elfenbeinhandels

Thu, 05/03/2012
Zwei wichtige Parlamentsveranstaltungen für ein Ende des Elfenbeinhandels

Im Januar hatte unsere Leiterin des IFAW-Regionalbüros Asien Grace Ge Gabriel ein ausführliches Interview für das renommierte BBC-Nachrichtenmagazin Panorama gegeben. Sie sprach in der Sendung über die Arbeit des IFAW im Bereich der Elfenbeinwilderei.

Ein Feldbericht: Frühlingsanfang für drei russische Bärenjunge

Spotlight South Africa: Fresh fruit from new Animal Action Week partnerships

Wed, 05/09/2012
Spotlight South Africa: Fresh fruit from new Animal Action Week partnerships

LINK: One of the resources developed for e-learning.Mid 2011 found me brainstorming on how we can rejuvenate the International Fund for Animal Welfare South African Animal Action Education Programme.