Japan's aging, ornery whaling fleet again defies a global ban

Wed, 02/20/2013
The harpoon on a Japanese whaling vessel.

The loaded harpoon on a Japanese whaling vessel.As David McNeill of The Economist magazine introduced our panel in Tokyo to a packed room at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan earlier this month, he noted that most present were well familiar with the yearly “whale wars” once again playing out

東アフリカは違法象牙の取引所

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Thu, 11/15/2012
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わずか3週間で3件の大規模な象牙の押収が行われ、残酷な違法象牙の取引所という東アフリカのイメージがさらに悪化しました。

今回の押収は国際動物福祉基金(IFAW - www.ifaw.org)東アフリカ地域事務局長、ジェームズ・イシチの予測を反映しており、「この調子では数週間もしないうちに過去2年間の違法象牙の積荷の2大ルートまたは供給源であるケニアとタンザニアに関わる大規模な象牙押収がまた報告されるでしょう」とイシチは昨日言いました。

今週ドバイの税関は、ケニアから香港に出荷された410万米ドル相当の215本の象牙の積荷を押収したと発表しました。象牙は「赤インゲン豆」と記載された袋に隠されていました。

2週間前の10月31日には、タンザニアで史上最大規模の象牙が押収され、棺や「肥料」と記載された袋に隠された132万米ドル相当の200本以上の象牙を警察が発見しました。密輸品はダルエスサラームからケニアに出荷されるところでした。2名のケニア人を含む3名の容疑者が逮捕されました。

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南アフリカ、ケープタウン
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クリスティーナ・プレトリウス(IFAWアフリカ南部)
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+27 21 701 8642
+32 (0)473 86 34 61
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Spotlight India: kids imagination runs wild during “Art for Elephants” pilot

Tue, 02/19/2013
AAE India project lead Dhiresh Joshi at the Art for Elephants workshop_Rupa Gand

AAE India project lead Dhiresh Joshi at the Art for Elephants workshop.Ever imagined a flying elephant with sleek wings, not our dear friend Dumbo or a rock star with headphones?

When working with kids, the sky is not the limit.

Happy almost 40th Anniversary to the Endangered Species Act!

Tue, 02/19/2013
This year the Endangered Species Act turns 40.

This year the Endangered Species Act turns 40.This year the Endangered Species Act (ESA) turns 40.

As card-carrying members of the Endangered Species Coalition, we at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) are proud to be a part of the celebration. 

At World Trade Organisation Public Briefing, evidence against commercial seal hunting is clear

Tue, 02/19/2013
At World Trade Organisation Public Briefing, evidence against commercial seal hu

On day one of the Public Hearing at the World Trade Organization, the European Commission fiercely defended the EU seal ban; making a stand that commercial seal hunts are "inherently" inhumane.

All together in one room at the WTO in Geneva, pro-sealers and seal protectors, trade lawyers and country representatives, listened first to Canada, then Norway try to defend the indefensible.

The Tiertafel veterinary project in Germany, an interim assessment

Mon, 02/18/2013
Two months after the operation Bella and her owner are both very happy!

Two months after the operation Bella and her owner are both very happy!The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has supported Tiertafel Deutschland e.V. since 2008. It is a charity that helps people who can no longer afford to provide their pets with a suitable diet. Most of these people are recipients of social benefits and senior citizens.

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WTO hearings: Canada and Norway challenge EU over seal product regulations

Tue, 02/19/2013
IFAW's Sheryl Fink taking notes from the World Trade Organisation meeting in Gen

IFAW's Sheryl Fink taking notes from the World Trade Organisation meeting in Geneva.Monday February 18th was the first of three days of hearings at the World Trade Organization (WTO), where Canada and Norway are challenging the European Union over the legislation regulating the importation and sale of seal products.

Collaring Amboseli Elephants in bid to Secure Critical Habitat, Mitigate Conflict

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Tue, 02/19/2013
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Six pre-selected elephants will be fitted with GPS satellite collars starting today in the 8,797 km2 Amboseli landscape by a team of scientists, researchers and veterinarians from Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) and School of Field Studies (SFS). The collaring exercise is estimated to cost US$ 100,000 jointly funded by partners. 

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AMBOSELI, KENYA
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Elizabeth Wamba (IFAW EA)
Paul Muya (KWS)
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+254-722 882124
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Das IFAW-Tierarztprojekt bei der Tiertafel: eine Zwischenbilanz

Mon, 02/18/2013
Bella und ihr Frauchen 2 Monate nach der OP - beide sind happy!

Bella und ihr Frauchen 2 Monate nach der OP - beide sind happy!Der IFAW unterstützt seit 2008 die Tiertafel Deutschland e.V. Dort wird Menschen geholfen, die sich die artgerechte Ernährung ihrer Haustiere nicht mehr leisten können. Meistens handelt es sich dabei um Hartz-IV-Empfänger und Rentner. Ihre Haustiere sind für diese Menschen wichtige Sozialpartner und Freunde.

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Kanada geht gegen EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenprodukte bei der WTO vor

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Mon, 02/18/2013
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2009: IFAW-Mitarbeiter bejubeln das Robben-Handelsverbot des EU-Parlaments
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2009: IFAW-Mitarbeiter bejubeln das Robben-Handelsverbot des EU-Parlaments

Heute beginnt in Genf die erste Anhörung zum EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenprodukte vor der WTO (Welthandelsorganisation). Kanada und Norwegen fechten das 2009 vom EU-Parlament beschlossene Gesetz an und werden heute ihre Argumente vor dem Schlichtungsausschuss der WTO vorbringen. Die EU wird das Handelsverbot verteidigen.

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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