World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises

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maart 19, 2015
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World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises

Governments will gather at back to back conferences in Kasane, Botswana, next week to review the successes, or otherwise, of recent attempts to better protect elephants and end illegal wildlife trade.

On Monday, 23rd March, the African Elephant Summit will gather governments from around the world to discuss and review progress on measures agreed in December 2013 intended to alleviate the poaching of elephants in the wild, driven by global demand for ivory.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW SA)
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+27 82 330 2558
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SLIDESHOW: Zeven schattige beertjes in Russisch opvangcentrum

maart 12, 2015
 Zeven schattige beertjes in Russisch opvangcentrum

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In het Berenopvangcentrum van het IFAW in het Russische Bubonitsy worden op dit moment zeven weesbeertjes verzorgd en gerehabiliteerd.

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Time has come to ask for amendments to the Hunting Act

maart 18, 2015
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We are now calling for a number of necessary amendments of the Hunting Act to address this clear enforcement problem.Today we received the news that the RSPCA has dropped the prosecution against the huntsman of the Cattistock hunt that was scheduled to be heard in a few weeks’ time.

IFAW calls for amendments to Hunting Act in light of another hunting prosecution being dropped and trail hunting repeatedly being used by hunts as a false alibi

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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is changing its position on the Hunting Act and calling for a number of necessary amendments in light of another prosecution being dropped.

IFAW, one of the key groups involved in successfully campaigning for the Hunting Act to be introduced a decade ago, has continued to work to protect this vital piece of wildlife legislation. However, it believes the Act now needs amending so it can be used more effectively.

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London, UK
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Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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020 7587 6708
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WATCH: Kiki's puppies have started walking and exploring!

maart 18, 2015

Watch this clip of Kiki’s puppies exploring Dr. Flore’s home.

Kiki’s puppies are just about four weeks old now. Their eyes are open and they’ve discovered how to stand up and are taking their first steps. The pups are slowly beginning to move around and explore the world around them – under the watchful eye of mom and Dr. Erika Flores, of course.

Tell Congress to restore marine mammal rescue funding

maart 19, 2015
MMRR helping a stranded Atlantic white-sided dolphin.

MMRR helping a stranded Atlantic white-sided dolphin.

June 2016 Update: Despite earlier threats of lowering the amount, the Senate has restored the John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance grant program to the original $4,000,000, pending final approval of the national budget.

Verhaltensauffälliger Wolf: Grund zur Sorge oder gar zu Angst?

maart 18, 2015
Verhaltensauffälliger Wolf: Grund zur Sorge oder gar zu Angst?

Die Aufregung ist groß! Da lief am helllichten Tag in Schleswig-Holstein ein Wolf durch eine Ortschaft. Einige Tage zuvor griff das Tier eine Schafherde an und ließ sich eine ganze Weile vom Schäfer und anderen Helfern nicht vertreiben. Ähnliche Vorkommnisse wurden auch aus Niedersachen gemeldet.

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Has the London Summit on Illegal Wildlife Trade protected elephants, rhinos and tigers?

maart 18, 2015
Disappointingly, the UK Government has not delivered on its commitment to update

Just over a year ago I was watching as Bill Oddie lowered ivory into an aptly named ‘Red Rhino’ cement crusher in front of a host of supportive politicians.

The occasion marked the end of our ivory surrender, which resulted in over 90 kilos of ivory donated by our supporters, being publicly destroyed shortly before the London Summit on Illegal Wildlife Trade.

Our message was clear – the illegal and inhumane poaching of elephants for their ivory must end now.