Positive Bilanz der Artenschutzkonferenz in Thailand

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Thu, 03/14/2013
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Der Handel mit drei Hammerhai- und zwei anderen Haiarten wird reguliert.
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Der Handel mit drei Hammerhai- und zwei anderen Haiarten wird reguliert.

Mitgliedsstaaten der 16. Artenschutzkonferenz CITES in Bangkok haben mehr Tierarten unter einen besseren Schutz gestellt. Heute ist die Konferenz zu Ende gegangen.

„Fünf Haiarten und Mantas sind nun vor dem unregulierten Handel geschützt“, sagt Dr. Ralf Sonntag, Haiexperte und Meeresbiologe des IFAW (Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds). „Heute hat das Plenum die Entscheidung des zuständigen Ausschusses vom Dienstag bestätigt. Damit werden die Haiarten und Mantas im Anhang 2 des Übereinkommens gelistet.“

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Hamburg
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IFAW Celebrates Leap in Wildlife Conservation at 16th CITES Conference, as EU Plays Mixed Role

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As the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok comes to a close, IFAW is celebrating an historic CoP that left polar bears in the cold but brought additional protection to an unprecedented number of species.

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Delegates come together to work out plan of action to protect their elephants

Mon, 09/17/2012
The African Elephant Coalition members are determined to achieve a better future

The African Elephant Coalition members are determined to achieve a better future for elephants.Ouagadougou, is a place not many people would have heard of before. At first sight one may even struggle to know how to pronounce it.

4 month struggle to rescue 34 large cats comes to a successful end

Wed, 03/13/2013
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas transferred the final two tigers fr

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas transferred the final two tigers from the failing facility in Mountainburg.The four month struggle to rescue 34 large cats has finally come to an end.

Chinese supporters save over 2,000 stolen dogs, but government action remains critical

Thu, 03/14/2013
Stealing dogs for the dog meat trade has become an organized crime.

Stealing dogs for the dog meat trade has become an organized crime.On March 2nd, a truck loaded with 900 dogs destined for slaughter was stopped by animal welfare supporters in Chong Qing city, China.

Mexiko: Erfolgreiche Rettung einer Langschwanzkatze, die zuerst für einen Jaguar gehalten wurde

Thu, 02/28/2013
IFAW-Tierärztin Erika Flores bei der Notoperation der Langschwanzkatze.

IFAW-Tierärztin Erika Flores bei der Notoperation der Langschwanzkatze.Es war Mitte Dezember, etwa 19.00 Uhr, ich war auf dem Weg zu einem Meeting, als Erika Flores mich anrief und mir mitteilte, dass jemand sie angerufen und behauptet hatte, ein „kleiner“ Jaguar sei von einem Auto angefahren worden und brauche medizinische Hilfe.

An unusual season without seals in the White Sea, day two

Fri, 03/15/2013
A whitecoat pup.

A whitecoat pup.Today, we had our second flight to search for seals. For three days all of us have been wondering where the seals are and what was going on. What is unusual for this season is not only the absence of seals, but also the weather. 

Ice conditions in the White Sea are good but where are all the seals?

Thu, 03/14/2013
Ice, but no seals.

Ice, but no seals.Many years ago, Masha Vorontsova, from the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Russia office, suggested to Oleg and Marina Prodan to create a seal watching program on the White Sea in the Russian north. This idea was met with enthusiasm by the couple. They built deep in the forest a high-level ecotourism hotel called the Wildlife Discovery Club.

A historic day at CITES for sharks

Mon, 03/11/2013
A historic day at CITES for sharks

It was a historic day for sharks at CITES in Bangkok.Today, March 11, was a big day for sharks and may be one of the biggest days in CITES history for the conservation of these animals. Five species of sharks—the oceanic whitetip, three species of hammerheads and the porbeagle—were given Appendix 2 protection against overfishing and exploitation for their fins.