7th EAP: EU must enforce current environmental laws or risk greater environmental loss

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The European Union’s 7th Environmental Action Plan, also known as a General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020, was approved today by the EU Council. The theme of the plan is ‘living well, within the limits of our planet’. An admirable statement that is easier said than done.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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Plusieurs tonnes d'ivoire saisies à Zanzibar

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Nov 14 2013
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Plusieurs tonnes d'ivoire d'éléphant ont été découvertes mardi dernier dans un conteneur sur l'île de Zanzibar.

D'après les autorités, la marchandise avait été dissimulée dans des sacs de coquillages de 50 kilos chacun. Le volume total découvert n'a pas été dévoilé, mais se chiffrerait en tonnes aux dires de la police locale. Deux personnes, un transitaire et un homme d'affaires, auraient été arrêtées.

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Le Cap, Afrique du Sud
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW Wildlife Trade Programme)
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Tyfoon Haiyan: de gevolgen voor mens en dier zijn ongelooflijk

Nov 14 2013
Tyfoon Haiyan: de gevolgen voor mens en dier zijn ongelooflijk

7th EAP: EU must enforce current environmental laws or risk greater environmental loss

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Nov 15 2013
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The European Union’s 7th Environmental Action Plan, also known as a General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020, was approved today by the EU Council. The theme of the plan is ‘living well, within the limits of our planet’. An admirable statement that is easier said than done.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel
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+32 2 282 06 93
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美国公开销毁被罚没象牙

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Nov 14 2013
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U.S. Ivory Crush
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U.S. Ivory Crush

关于美国销毁象牙,国际爱护动物基金会(IFAW)总裁兼首席执行官Azzedine Downes声明如下:

“美国政府销毁近6吨非洲及亚洲象牙的行动,向世界传递了一个强有力的信息——我们迫切需要终结对已濒危物种的非法走私和贸易。美国不能容忍因象牙走私给大象种群带来的毁灭性影响,同时,也不能容忍因野生动物犯罪给国际和国内安全带来的任何隐患。IFAW对这一极具象征意义的行动表示赞赏,同时,我们也希望针对终止非法象牙贸易的下一步,将是全美范围内象牙贸易禁令的颁布。”

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关于国际爱护动物基金会

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美国丹佛
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张琦 (IFAW中国办公室)
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只有政府坚定的意愿和行动才能拯救大象的未来

Nov 14 2013

        应美国政府邀请,我今天飞抵美国科罗拉多州首府丹佛,来见证一个重要的事件——美国政府首次公开销毁近6吨罚没象牙。

        今年7月,奥巴马签署总统令要求严厉打击非法野生动物贸易。在落基山脚下,这次对非法象牙的集中销毁则标志着美国政府对野生动物犯罪活动的正式宣战。

        我所在的机构——国际爱护动物基金会(IFAW)全力支持各国政府销毁罚没象牙。一方面,对罚没象牙的公开销毁代表一个政府最起码负责任的态度,因为任何政府都不应接受象牙贸易正在导致每年数万头大象被屠杀的残酷现状。而另一方面,销毁象牙能够防止在管理环节上的腐败导致罚没象牙再度流入市场,从而刺激消费、走私和杀戮。

        公开销毁罚没象牙既表明政府对猎杀大象,走私象牙零容忍的立场,同时也向世界各地所有的象牙消费者发出警告,警告每一个消费者都应做出道德和负责的选择,拒绝购买任何象牙制品。

More than 300 wildlife conservation advocates gather to celebrate ESA's 40th birthday

Nov 14 2013
More than 300 wildlife conservation advocates gather to celebrate ESA's 40th bir

Attendees pose for a photo at the "A Wild Success: Forty years of the Endangered Species Act" gathering.Last night, as a member of the Endangered Species Coalition, I was proud to represent IFAW at A Wild Success: Forty years of the Endangered Species Act, a gathering of more than 300 wildlife conservation advocates at the Library o

Typhoon Haiyan: no way to prepare for scale of human and animal disaster

Nov 14 2013
Typhoon Haiyan: no way to prepare for scale of human and animal disaster

Typhoon Haiyan: no way to prepare for scale of human and animal disaster

Nov 14 2013
Typhoon Haiyan: no way to prepare for scale of human and animal disaster