Germany moves forward with proposed legislation to ban the import of all seal-derived products

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Mon, 02/26/2007
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This decision follows the German Parliament’s October 19 motion calling for a national ban on seal products until an EU-wide ban is passed. As there is no immediate response on the EU-level, Mr. Seehofer will move forward with the German national ban. “We appreciate Horst Seehofer’s decision on the quick implementation of a national trade ban. This is a clear signal from the German government that it wants no part of Canada’s commercial seal hunt this March,” said Dr. Rolf Sonntag, Director of IFAW’s German Office.
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Ivory DNA study sheds light on escalating international trade

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Mon, 02/26/2007
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The ivory targeted for sampling, representative of approximately 3,000- 6,500 elephants, was confiscated in Singapore. By current estimations of customs authorities, a mere 10% of contraband products (guns, drugs, etc.) are intercepted. Presently, if such a premise is applied to ivory, considering the rampant ivory trade this past year, approximately 20,000 elephants were slaughtered for their ivory.
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IFAW implores Japan to recall fire-damaged whaling fleet

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Fri, 02/23/2007
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Japan’s government-sponsored whaling fleet is currently in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary, where it is hunting a self allocated quota of more than 900 whales. The Southern Ocean Sanctuary is a marine preserve established in 1994 to protect whales from commercial whaling in the waters surrounding Antarctica.
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Nearly 150 lbs of illegal ivory intercepted at Beijing airport

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Mon, 02/19/2007
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The passenger, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, was standing in the nothing-to-declare customs line at the Beijing Capital International Airport, when the surprise inspection was conducted.&nbsp;

Elephants are protected under an Appendix I listing of CITES (Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species) law, with international trade for commercial purposes being strictly prohibited. However, since 1997, several CITES decisions have resulted in Appendix II listings for some populations, meaning certain trade is permitted with special permits from CITES.

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Elephant poaching pandemic featured in latest National Geographic

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Wed, 02/21/2007
Entitled “Ivory Wars: The Last Stand in Zakouma,” the piece highlights the story of one mother elephant tagged “Annie” and her travels through and outside of Zakouma NP, in search of food and water sources. Annie was radio-collared and subsequently tracked until her demise to poachers only a few months later.
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The danger affecting the elephants of this area is not specific to Zakouma NP, but rather to the region as a whole, and especially the periphery of the park which is outside the jurisdiction of Zakouma NP rangers.
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Arrests Made in Record Japan Ivory Haul

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Thu, 02/08/2007
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While claims have previously been made by the CITES (Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species) Secretariat that Japan no longer has significant involvement in the ivory trade industry, this 2.8 ton seizure clearly disproves such statements.
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Ivory tusks from endangered African elephants.

Beschlagnahmungen von Elfenbein lassen auf zunehmende Bedrohung von Elefanten schließen

Mon, 09/12/2011
Fast 700 Stoßzähne wurden kürzlich in Malaysia beschlagnahmt (Bildrechte: Star P

Es ist nahezu unmöglich, alle Vorfälle der Wilderei bei Elefanten genau zu erfassen oder zu dokumentieren. Die unzähligen Vorfälle und die unzähligen Regionen, in denen sie sich abspielen, machen dies schlicht zu einer Herkulesaufgabe.

Aufklärung zum Wildtierhandel im Europaparlament

Mon, 08/01/2011
Der MEP Bas Eickhout, der Autor und andere bei der IFAW-Veranstaltung „Think Twi

Als ich beim IFAW ankam, war ich auf vieles gefasst. Immerhin ist der IFAW eine Organisation, die Artenschutzprojekte in jeder Ecke der Welt betreibt und weltweite Kampagnen auf die Beine stellt. Damit im Hinterkopf machte ich mich natürlich schon darauf gefasst, dass meine tägliche Arbeit einiges an Aufregendem für mich bereithalten würde.

Nicht in meinen wildesten Träumen hätte ich mir allerdings ausgemalt, dass ich irgendwann einen ausgestopften Leoparden durch die Gänge des Europaparlaments schieben würde -und doch genau so kam es.

Blickpunkt Deutschland: Kampagne gegen den illegalen Handel mit Elfenbein im Internet

Fri, 10/14/2011

Mein erstes Kuscheltier als Kind war ein Plüsch-Elefant. Jetzt gehören Elefanten immer noch zu meinen Lieblingstieren. Vor einigen Jahren hatte ich die Chance im Addo Elefanten-Nationalpark in Südafrika wild lebende Elefanten zu erleben. Seitdem bin ich noch mehr fasziniert von diesen intelligenten Tieren, die in engen sozialen Beziehungen zusammen leben.

IFAW Names Ramage Whale Program Manager

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Wed, 02/07/2007
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Ramage this week commences a series of trips to advance IFAW’s campaign against commercial whaling.
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