Gulf of Mexico dolphin deaths – a disgusting disgrace!

Fri, 11/23/2012
bottlenose dolphin

wildlife tradeIn the last week, the national press has highlighted a series of events in the Gulf of Mexico regarding dolphin deaths connected to human interactions.

Seal my vote this election day

Wed, 11/21/2012

Make the seal hunt an issue in the Canadian by-elections

The seal hunt should be a federal election issue.  It is an issue that affects all Canadians – both our wallets and our reputations – and politicians need to hear that voters are concerned and want the commercial seal hunt to end.

Secretary Clinton commits US government to saving global wildlife from trade

Wed, 11/21/2012
Secretary Clinton commits US government to saving global wildlife from trade

Think Twice about buying wildlife sourced products.Recently the U.S. government has been making various public statements aimed at addressing wildlife crime – the most dramatic of which happened very recently. 

Walking with elephants

Tue, 11/20/2012
Lunchtime at the Centre

Lunch time with elephantsI’ll never forget the first time I was with Asian elephants in the wild in Kaziranga, Assam, India.

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Rhino and Elephants in the Cross-hairs of Organised Crime

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Mon, 11/19/2012
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The brutal killing this past weekend of eight rhinoceros in South Africa follows hard on the heels of four record sized confiscations of illegal elephant ivory, once again shining the spotlight on the relentless and bloody onslaught against African wildlife for profit.

The eight rhino – seven adults and a calf – were found shot, hacked with machetes and dehorned on a farm in the North West Province of South Africa. Shockingly the animals were also mutilated for their eyes and ears, while one female had her genitalia cut off.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW South Africa)
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香港再次查获大批走私象牙

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Mon, 11/19/2012
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        上周,香港再次查获高达1.3公吨的象牙,在不到4周的时间里,中国香港缴获走私象牙的数量已增至5公吨多。

        10月20日,香港官方查获非法走私象牙3.81公吨,是近两年来香港截获象牙数量最大的一起案件。这批象牙由坦桑尼亚和肯尼亚偷运至香港。

        国际爱护动物基金会(International Fund for Animal Welfare,简称IFAW,www.ifaw.org.cn)反对野生动物贸易项目主任Kevin Alie说:“IFAW对中国官方成功截获象牙表示赞赏,但要阻止象牙再次进入市场,我们需要停止中国市场对象牙的消费,并严厉打击对大象的盗猎。大象分布国则需要培训、装备和情报来保护其野外分布的大象。”

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南非开普敦
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张琦 (IFAW中国办公室)
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Second Giant Ivory Bust in Hong Kong

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Fri, 11/16/2012
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Today’s giant 1,3 tonne ivory seizure in Hong Kong raises the tally of contraband ivory confiscated in the Chinese city to over five tonnes – in less than four weeks.

On 20 October Hong Kong officials seized a record smashing 3,81 tonnes of ivory, the largest worldwide in two years. The ivory was shipped from Kenya and Tanzania.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW Southern Africa)
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Spotlight Brazil: releasing dozens of rehabilitated penguins back into the wild

Mon, 11/19/2012
Penguins rehabilitated at IPRAM in Brazil.

Penguins rehabilitated at IPRAM in Brazil.One hundred fifteen of the one hundred eighty penguins cared for by Brazil’s Instituto de Pesquisa e Reabilitação de Animais Marinhos (IPRAM) were successfully released into the wild between two separate days in October, the 4th and the 23rd.