Witte Huis verbiedt handel in ivoor

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Feb 13 2014
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De Verenigde Staten gaan de handel in ivoor verbieden. Dat blijkt uit de gisteren gepresenteerde National Strategy for Combating Wildlife. Zeven maanden na de oproep van president Barack Obama om wereldwijd actie te ondernemen tegen stroperij, komen de Verenigde Staten zelf met een handelsverbod in ivoor. Daarnaast wil Obama met andere landen afspraken maken over internationale handhaving om uiteindelijk een einde te maken aan de illegale handel in ivoor.

Slideshow: Rettung eines angeschossenen Elefanten in Indien

Feb 4 2014
Eine Reise in den Urwald, um einen angeschossenen Elefanten zu retten

Diesen Bericht über die Rettung eines verwundeten Elefanten im Pakke Tiger-Reservat in Indien schrieb unser Kollege, IFAW Tierarzt Dr. Jahan Ahmed.

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肯尼亚察沃开展空中“大象普查”

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Feb 10 2014
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肯尼亚察沃开展空中“大象普查”

        持续5天的空中“大象普查”显示,肯尼亚著名的察沃国家公园(Tsavo National Park)中大象的数量正在减少。初步调查结果表明,目前园中大象的数量是11,076,而在2011年,大象的数量是12,573,数量的减少让所有人都感到不安。

       数量的减少可能与两个因素相关:一方面,受周期性的自我调节和生态规律的影响,例如干旱、产崽间隔时间、能生育个体的性别比例等。另一方面,过去的三年中察沃公园的象群面临严重的偷猎威胁,这也可能导致了大象数量的减少。更可怕的是,偷猎者现在不仅将偷猎目标锁定在长了长牙的成熟大象或象群首领,还包括整个大象家庭,甚至连幼崽都不放过。这样势必会导致大象数量减少,并影响种群的繁殖、发展。可怕的是,偷猎者如今都选择在夜间行动,这使得更加难以防范。

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肯尼亚
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张琦(IFAW中国办公室)
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+86 10 6440 2960
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10 Years of Pet Night tonight – Helping animals, people and communities

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Feb 12 2014
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10 Years of Pet Night tonight – Helping animals, people and communities

Tonight’s European Pet Night marks a decade of raising awareness around pets and the remarkable contributions of animals to our daily life. The event has been a remarkable success over the years attracting steady support from MEPs, NGOs and others. IFAW (www.ifaw.org)will also be onhand to talk about some of the vital work being done to help communities cope with their stray dog issues by implementing a humane management plan.

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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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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.

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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+44 (0)20 7587 6708
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+44 (0)7917 507717
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Prevention of Wildlife Trade Workshop begins in Paro

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Feb 11 2014
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Prevention of Wildlife Trade Workshop begins in Paro

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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