Strong protection measures for wildlife sought as international summit on illegal trade begins in London

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Feb 12 2014
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As decision-makers from around 50 countries meet in London tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss illegal wildlife trade, strong measures are being sought to protect elephants, rhinos, tigers and other threatened species from the bloody poaching crisis.

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London, UK
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Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
Amanda Gent (IFAW UK)
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Prevention of Wildlife Trade Workshop begins in Paro

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Feb 11 2014
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To help tackle illegal wildlife trade, the Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org), Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and INTERPOL is holding the second training workshop on ‘Prevention of Wildlife Trade (PWT)’ for officials of various enforcement agencies of the Royal Government of Bhutan.

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Paro, Bhutan
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Christina Pretorius (Programme Crime contre la faune sauvage)
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+27 21 701 8642
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IFAW responds to the U.S. Government’s National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife Trafficking

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Feb 11 2014
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In July, President Obama issued an Executive Order addressing the U.S’s efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade. The Administration has now followed-up with the release today of its National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife Trafficking. 

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Washington, D.C.
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Cynthia Carson (IFAW DC)
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202.536.1921
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Obama to wildlife traffickers: it stops now

Feb 11 2014
African elephants have been decimated by poaching. Today’s White House announcem

African elephants have been decimated by poaching. Today’s White House announcement is a big step forward for elephants and hundreds of other species. c. IFAW/J. HrusaFor nearly a decade, poachers and criminal syndicates have been beating the system and driving hundreds of species closer to extinction.

WTO appeal announced as Canadian seal hunt set to begin

Feb 11 2014

(c) Gareth Lind.It’s official: Canada, and Norway have now all formally appealed the ruling by the World Trade Organization that backs a European Union ban on the import and sale of seal products.

EU Commission Public Consultation Vital to Survival of Elephants, Rhinos and Tigers

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Feb 7 2014
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The European Commission today announced its consultation on the EU Approach against Wildlife Trafficking. The consultation is welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) and is not before time. Current levels of wildlife trafficking, especially for elephants, rhinos and tigers amongst others are devastating populations.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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+32 (0)473 86 34 61
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IFAW APPLAUDS GLOBAL WILDLIFE PROTECTION OPERATION Operation “Cobra II” Nets Traffickers in Africa and Asia

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Feb 11 2014
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Law enforcement officers from 28 countries just announced the completion a ground-breaking, global operation to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking, codenamed “Operation Cobra II”.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Christina Pretorius (Wildlife Trade Programme)
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+27 21 701 8642
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