Forum sur la conservation des ours polaires: l'UE doit s'employer à interdire le commerce international

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Tue, 12/03/2013
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Le Forum international sur la Conservation des ours polaires qui se tient cette semaine dans la capitale russe marque le quarantième anniversaire de l'Accord sur la conservation des ours polaires. À cette occasion, IFAW (le Fonds international pour la protection des animaux) appelle l'UE à redoubler d'efforts pour endiguer les menaces qui pèsent sur la survie de ces grands mammifères.

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Bruxelles, Belgique
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW UE)
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5 animal welfare posts you may have missed

Fri, 12/06/2013
5 posts you may have missed, a weekly animal welfare briefing

c. IFAWAnother active week here at headquarters gathering, distilling and publishing news about IFAW team efforts for animals from around the world.

We've seen a host of news come in from animal welfare forums, events and animal specific rescues; below are only five you may have missed, be sure to sign up for IFAW Action Alerts and check in at our News section frequently for regular updates.

At Moscow polar bear forum, EU must work to end international commercial trade

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Tue, 12/03/2013
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At an international polar bear forum this week marking the 40th anniversary of the “Agreement on the Conservation of the Polar Bear”, the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) called on the EU  to go further in addressing the threats polar bears face today, by addressing climate change and corresponding loss of polar bear habitat, and by banning the international commercial trade in polar bear parts. 

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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At Moscow polar bear forum, IFAW calls for an end to international commercial trade

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Tue, 12/03/2013
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At an international polar bear forum this week marking the 40th anniversary of the “Agreement on the Conservation of the Polar Bear”, the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) called on countries to go further in addressing the threats polar bears face today, by addressing climate change and corresponding loss of polar bear habitat, and by banning the international commercial trade in polar bear parts. 

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Washington, D.C.
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Cynthia Carson (IFAW US)
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(202) 536-1921
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Overheidsingrijpen moet commerciële handel in ijsberen stoppen

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Tue, 12/03/2013
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De Verenigde Staten, Canada, Denemarken, Noorwegen en Rusland tekenden in 1973 een overeenkomst om de ijsbeer te beschermen. Vandaag, 40 jaar na die ondertekening, worden deze dieren nog altijd ernstig bedreigd.  Door jagers en stropers, door de internationale handel in huiden, maar tegenwoordig ook door de verandering van het klimaat. Daarom staat Moskou de komende drie dagen in het teken van het International Polar Bear Forum.

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Rob Schaap (IFAW NL)
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070-3355011
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Help save the polar bear

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Polar bears face many threats -- from climate change to pollution to oil and gas development. The commercial trade of polar bears skins and parts is also contributing to their alarming decline. Please act today and let the Prime Minister of Canada know you would like to see greater protection for polar bears.

We have prepared a template email for you to send. We encourage you to personalise this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

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Climate change threatens our polar bears

Polar bears, one of the mightiest predators on Earth, are gravely threatened by climate change, unsustainable commercial trade in their fur, and sport hunting.

Polar bear fur, paws, teeth and skulls are in high demand in the international commercial marketplace. On one website, prices for polar bear fur start at $11,500 for a 6-foot pelt and go as high as $27,500 for a finished 10-foot pelt. In some countries, such as China, a burgeoning economy coupled with an increase in consumer power is fueling demand.

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

Thu, 11/14/2013
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

I Found A Way to help fight wildlife crime

Elephant having a dust showerThe International Fund for Animal Welfare is working in Australia and around the world to protect elephants, rhinos, reptiles, birds and other animals from being exploited for commercial gain through the illegal wildlife trade.