Humane handling and care of confiscated live animals

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Apr 17 2018
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), in cooperation with the High Commission for Water and Forests and the Fight against Desertification (HCEFLCD) and AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection (AAP), organizes a training on the humane handling and care of confiscated live animals for the benefit of wildlife monitoring and control units, Customs officials and the National Office for Sanitary Safety of Food Products, in Rabat from 17 to 19 April 2018.

Press Location: 
Rabat, Morocco
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Kinda Jabi, MENA Communications
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+97 156 800 3977
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kjabi@ifaw.org

Ideas on how to tackle corruption in the international conservation community

Apr 10 2018

This is a guest post from Shannon Noelle Rivera, who won this year’s IFAW/Winchester essay competition with her essay, Playing Politics with Animals: Corruption in CITES and the International Wildlife Trade. -- PM

Robbenjagd beginnt in Kanada

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Apr 6 2018
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Die blutige Robbenjagd in Kanada geht auch dieses Jahr weiter. (c) IFAW/S. Cook
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Die blutige Robbenjagd in Kanada geht auch dieses Jahr weiter. (c) IFAW/S. Cook

Am Montag, den 9. April beginnt in Kanada offiziell die diesjährige kommerzielle Robbenjagd an der Ostküste des Landes. Eine Quote hat das kanadische Fischereiministerium (DFO) bisher nicht bekannt gegeben, aber sie wird vermutlich der des Vorjahres entsprechen: Demnach dürften in den nächsten Wochen 400.000 Sattelrobben, 60.000 Kegelrobben und 8.200 Klappmützen getötet werden.

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Hamburg
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Press Contact: 
Andreas Dinkelmeyer
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+49 (0)40 866 500 15
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+49 (0)173 622 75 39
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Neue Allianzen für nachhaltigen Umweltschutz

Apr 5 2018
Neue Allianzen für nachhaltigen Umweltschutz

Die Unterstützung der Frauen vor Ort ist für nachhaltigen Umweltschutz unabdingbar. IFAW Mitarbeiter treffen sich mit ihnen, um sie für das Projekt tenBoma zu gewinnen. ©IFAW/R. Moos

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Interdiction totale de l’ivoire au Royaume-Uni : une étape cruciale pour la protection des éléphants

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Apr 3 2018
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Interdiction totale de l’ivoire au Royaume-Uni : une étape cruciale pour la prot

IFAW, le Fonds international pour la protection des animaux se félicite de l’annonce par le Gouvernement britannique d’une interdiction de la vente d’ivoire. C’est une étape encourageante et cruciale pour les éléphants car cela engage le gouvernement à faire tout ce qu’il peut pour garantir que l’interdiction entre en vigueur dès que possible.

Press Location: 
Londres
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Press Contact: 
Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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+44 (0)7917 507717
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Victory for elephants as UK government confirms ban on ivory sales

Apr 3 2018
Victory for elephants as UK government confirms ban on ivory sales
Victory for elephants as UK government confirms ban on ivory sales

A victory for elephants! The UK Government has announced a ban on ivory sales will go ahead, with a pledge that the ban will be the toughest in Europe and one of the toughest in the world. The UK's Environment Secretary Michael Gove shared the news, saying that "Ivory should never be seen as a commodity for financial gain or a status symbol." 

Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants

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Apr 3 2018
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Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants

Today’s announcement by the Government of a ban on ivory sales has been welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a positive and vital step for elephants, as it urges the Government to do all it can to ensure the ban is in place as quickly as possible.

Elephant populations are at a tipping point with the species facing extinction due to the ivory poaching crisis which is killing at least 20,000 elephants each year.

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London
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Press Contact: 
Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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07917 507717
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Britische Regierung verbietet Handel mit Elfenbein

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Apr 3 2018
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Schnitzereien wie diese dürfen in UK bald nicht mehr gehandelt werden

Schnitzereien wie diese dürfen in UK bald nicht mehr gehandelt werden

Die britische Regierung hat heute angekündigt, den Handel mit Elfenbein in Zukunft zu verbieten, das gilt auch für antikes Elfenbein. Da das neue Gesetz nur sehr wenige Ausnahmen zulässt, soll es das bisher strengste Handelsverbot für Elfenbein in Europa werden und eines der striktesten weltweit.

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Hamburg
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Press Contact: 
Dörte von der Reith
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040-86650033
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0160-90486493
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Great news as the UK Government confirms ban on ivory sales

Apr 3 2018
Great news as the UK Government confirms ban on ivory sales

Today is a great day for elephants, as the UK Government has announced a ban on ivory sales will go ahead, with a pledge that the ban will be the toughest in Europe and one of the toughest in the world!

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

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Mar 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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Press Contact: 
Annelyn Close, EU Communications
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