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

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Oct 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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Christina Pretorius (IFAW SA)
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Heimtückische Reisekrankheiten bei Hunden – eine unterschätzte Gefahr

Oct 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

Oct 9 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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Oct 9 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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Oct 9 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.

Press Location: 
Brussels, Belgium
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Adrian Hiel, IFAW EU
Christina Pretorius, IFAW Wildlife Trade Programme
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+32 2 282 06 93
+27 21 701 8642
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+32 473 86 34 61
+27 82 330 2558

EU-Parlament trifft Entscheidung gegen die Verlärmung der Ozeane

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Oct 9 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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Oklahoma zoo tiger mauls employee's arm

Incident date: 
Oct 5 2013
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Oct 5 2013
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Oct 5 2013 - 06:00
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Wynnewood
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Oklahoma
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Human Injury
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Oklahoma zoo tiger mauls employee's arm
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Oklahoma zoo tiger mauls employee's arm
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Doctors were able to save the arm of an Oklahoma zoo worker after a tiger bit it Saturday, according to the zoo's Facebook page. "She has a long road of repairs ahead of her but this is a miracle," the post said. The unidentified employee, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition after surgery, said Undersheriff Jim Mullett of Garvin County, about 40 miles south of Oklahoma City. She was awake and speaking on the phone later Saturday, the zoo said.

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CNN
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CNN

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EU Parliament to protect marine life from excessive underwater noise

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Oct 9 2013
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Strasbourg, 9th October 2013 - 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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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel, IFAW EU
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