Over 1.2 million people call on Commissioner Vella to close the ivory trade across the EU

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March 28, 2018
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Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the global campaigning movement Avaaz hand over more than 1.2 million signatures to Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, calling on the European Commission to impose a trade ban of elephant ivory.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Annelyn Close, EU Communications
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Plus de 1,2 million de personnes ont demandé au commissaire Vella de mettre un terme au commerce de l’ivoire dans l’UE

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March 28, 2018
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Aujourd’hui, le Fonds international pour la protection des animaux (IFAW) et l’organisation militante internationale Avaaz ont remis à Karmenu Vella, le commissaire européen chargé de l’Environnement, des Affaires maritimes et de la Pêche, plus de 1,2 million de signatures demandant à la Commission européenne d’interdire le commerce de l’ivoire d’éléphant.

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Bruxelles, Belgique
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Julie Matondo, IFAW France
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03 26 48 64 79
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EU Kommissar Vella soll handeln: Über 1,2 Million Menschen fordern Handelsverbot für Elfenbein

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March 28, 2018
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1,2 Million Unterschriften übergeben heute der IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) und die globale Kampagnenplattform Avaaz an den EU Kommissar Karmenu Vella, zuständig für Umwelt, Meerespolitik und Fischerei. Die Unterzeichner fordern die EU Kommission auf, ein Handelsverbot für Elfenbein zu erlassen.

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Brüssel
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Andreas Dinkelmeyer
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Over 1.2 million people call on Commissioner Vella to close the ivory trade across the EU

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March 28, 2018
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1.2 million people call on Commissioner Vella to close ivory trade across EU

Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the global campaigning movement Avaaz hand over more than 1.2 million signatures to Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, calling on the European Commission to impose a trade ban of elephant ivory.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Annelyn Close, EU Communications
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Meer dan 1,2 miljoen mensen roepen EU Commissaris Vella op de ivoorhandel in de EU te verbieden

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March 28, 2018
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Meer dan 1,2 miljoen mensen roepen EU Commissaris Vella op de ivoorhandel

Vandaag overhandigen het International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) en de wereldwijde campagnebeweging Avaaz meer dan 1,2 miljoen handtekeningen aan Karmenu Vella, Eurocommissaris voor Milieu, maritieme zaken en visserij en roepen de Europese Commissie op een algeheel verbod in te stellen voor de handel in olifantenivoor.

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Brussel, België
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Sabine Zwiers
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Hundreds take a stand against cruel hunts in Edinburgh this weekend

March 26, 2018
Hundreds take a stand against cruel hunts in Edinburgh this weekend

March against fox hunting in Edinburgh, March 2018

The sun was shining in Edinburgh for what seems like the first time in weeks. It felt like a good omen as we gathered on Saturday with 750 members of the public to march along the Royal Mile to the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood. The aim of our ‘For the Foxes’ protest was to tell politicians it’s time to give the Scottish hunting ban some teeth.

Six Orphaned Asian Elephant Calves, Hand-raised at CWRC, Moved to Manas National Park for Rehabilitation

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March 21, 2018
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Six Orphaned Asian Elephant Calves, Hand-raised at CWRC, Moved to Manas National

Six orphaned female elephant calves that had been hand-raised at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation – CWRC; the wildlife rescue, treatment and rehabilitation facility jointly run by Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Assam Forest Department – were translocated this morning to Manas National Park, where they will be acclimatised and eventually rehabilitated back to the wild. .

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CWRC, Kaziranga National Park
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Melanie Mahoney
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IFAW remet à Nicolas Hulot, ministre de la Transition écologique et solidaire, la pétition demandant la fermeture des marchés de l’ivoire dans l’UE

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March 19, 2018
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Azzedine Downes, Directeur Général d’IFAW, le Fonds international pour la protection des animaux, et Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, Directrice d’IFAW France et Afrique francophone, ont officiellement remis jeudi 15 mars, au Ministre Nicolas Hulot, la pétition demandant la fermeture des marchés de l’ivoire dans l’Union Européenne.

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Reims
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Julie Matondo, IFAW France
Anne Perthuis, Service de presse IFAW France
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03 26 48 64 79
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Moroccan government, IFAW and AAP launch local scouts unit to combat poaching of Barbary macaques in Ifrane National Park

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March 21, 2018
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International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection (AAP), in close cooperation with the High Commission for Water and Forests and the Fight against Desertification (HCEFLCD) officially launch a new unit of local scouts to combat the poaching of Barbary macaques and protect their natural habitat in Ifrane National Park in Morocco.  

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Ifrane, Morocco
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Kinda Jabi, MENA communications
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SOS Dolfijn en IFAW ondertekenen duurzame samenwerkingsovereenkomst

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March 21, 2018
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SOS Dolfijn en het IFAW, International Fund for Animal Welfare, hebben vandaag in Den Haag een samenwerkingsovereenkomst ondertekend. Hiermee spreken ze af de komende jaren te gaan samenwerken om walvissen en dolfijnen optimaal te kunnen helpen in Nederland en om zo spoedig mogelijk een nieuw opvangcentrum te realiseren. Naast financiële steun voor de opvangactiviteiten richt de samenwerking zich op het uitwisselen van kennis en gezamenlijke educatieve projecten op het gebied van dier- en natuurbescherming.
 
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Washington, DC
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Arien van der Heijden
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