Episode sanglant pour les éléphants : sept tonnes d'ivoire saisies en quelques jours

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Thu, 10/10/2013
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Près de sept tonnes d'ivoire ont été saisies depuis la fin du mois de septembre au Kenya, au Vietnam et à Hong Kong, rendant ces dernières semaines particulièrement sanglantes pour les éléphants.

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Le Cap, Afrique du sud
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Céline Sissler-Bienvenu (IFAW France et Afrique francophone)
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香港查获近1吨象牙

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Thu, 10/03/2013
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Ivory Seizure in Hong Kong
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        香港海关今天宣布查获189根象牙,重量合计769千克。

        执法官员表示,香港海关9月下旬根据情报开展了一系列执法行动,查获的这批象牙由西非国家科特迪瓦运出,被藏匿在申报为“大豆”的集装箱内。目前香港海关正在追查走私人员。

        “今年又是‘大象糟糕的一年’,”国际爱护动物基金会(International Fund for Animal Welfare,简称IFAW,www.ifaw.org.cn)野生动物犯罪和消费者教育项目主任Kelvin Alie说,“自今年1月以来,不断有大规模的象牙被查缴。而更令我们担忧的是,最近一段时间在香港查缴的象牙走私,已经采取了迂回的路线,避开东部非洲这些传统的出发地,改从西非国家——多哥、尼日利亚和科特迪瓦运出。”

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南非开普敦
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Not so fast Exxon Mobil, let’s agree to keep looking for answers

Thu, 10/10/2013
Not so fast Exxon Mobil, let’s agree to keep looking for answers

About 100 Mellon-headed whales stranded off the coast of Madagascar in 2008, and the author, right, was there in an effort to save them.As the American political scene is so nicely demonstrating, sometimes it is hard to come to a consensus.

Getting all of the parties to agree can be tough. 

Seven Tons of Seized Ivory Adds up to Bloody Few Weeks for Elephants

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Thu, 10/10/2013
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It has been a bloody few weeks for elephants, following the seizure of nearly seven tons of ivory since the end of September in Kenya, Vietnam and Hong Kong.

Today, Kenya officials said they had yesterday made a second bust of two tons of ivory in under a week. On Friday, Kenyan authorities found ivory weighing two tons, packed into a container holding bags of sesame seeds. The container had arrived at Mombasa Port from Uganda, and was to be shipped to Turkey.

A further two tons of ivory was found yesterday, disguised in a similar manner and also bound for Turkey. 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Heimtückische Reisekrankheiten bei Hunden – eine unterschätzte Gefahr

Thu, 10/10/2013
Heimtückische Reisekrankheiten bei Hunden – eine unterschätzte Gefahr

Anlässlich des Welthundetages am 10. Oktober traf sich unser Praktikant Arne Loth mit der Hamburger IFAW Tierärztin Alexandra Wenzel, um Tipps für Hundebesitzer einzuholen. Wichtige Infos hat er in einem Blog zusammengefasst:

A whale-sized in-tray for the new Australian Government

Wed, 10/09/2013
A whale-sized in-tray for the new Australian Government

The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment - Image: pm.gov.auAs the new Environment Minister, Greg Hunt MP, settles into his office, many of you have been asking what the new government means for whales.

EU Parliament votes to protect marine life from excessive underwater noise

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Wed, 10/09/2013
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Conservationists welcome today's vote in the European Parliament to make underwater sonar oil exploration subject to Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), as a significant step to reduce marine noise pollution.

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Strasbourg
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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EU Must React as Seven Tonnes of Ivory Seized in a Few Weeks

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Wed, 10/09/2013
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It has been a bloody few weeks for elephants, following the seizure of nearly seven tonnes of ivory since the end of September in Kenya, Vietnam and Hong Kong.

Today, Kenya officials said they had yesterday made a second bust of two tonnes of ivory in under a week. On Friday, Kenyan authorities found ivory weighing two tonnes, packed into a container holding bags of sesame seeds. The container had arrived at Mombasa Port from Uganda, and was to be shipped to Turkey.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel, IFAW EU
Christina Pretorius, IFAW Wildlife Trade Programme
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EU-Parlament trifft Entscheidung gegen die Verlärmung der Ozeane

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Wed, 10/09/2013
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Das EU-Parlament beschloss heute, dass für die Ölsuche mit Unterwasser-Sonar in Zukunft Umweltverträglichkeitspüfungen durchgeführt werden müssen. Damit soll der Unterwasserlärm reduziert werden, der für viele Meeresbewohner eine Gefahr darstellt. 

„Dies ist eine dringend notwendige Entscheidung. Die Öl-Exploration mit Sonar in europäischen Gewässern nimmt zu und bedroht immer stärker gerade die Meeressäuger“, so Dr. Ralf Sonntag, Meeresbiologe des IFAW-Deutschland.

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Hamburg
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Dörte von der Reith
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