Australia fails blue whales

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Mar 20 2015
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(Sydney, 23 March 2015) A moratorium on seismic testing for oil and gas should be declared in areas critical to blue whales for feeding and migration, according to IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare).

 

The Abbott Government’s ‘one-stop-shop’ environmental approvals have failed blue whales with 67%, of key blue whale feeding and migration areas exposed to seismic testing by the offshore oil and gas industry in 2014/2015, according to a new analysis released by IFAW today.

 

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The hunt that got away again, but should it have?

Mar 19 2015

They say there was no evidence.

They say they hunt legally now.

They say they now do “trail hunting” (following a fox’s urine trail rather than the scent of a live fox), and because of that they should not be prosecuted under the Hunting Act.

Ok, let’s see if you buy into this.

On the 18th of March 2015 the RSPCA made the following announcement:

Ukraine-Krise: Liveschaltung ins Tierheim in Gorlovka

Mar 4 2015

In dem Video sprechen wir mit Alevtina Anischenko, der Leiterin des Tierheims in Gorlovka in der Ostukraine. Sie und ihr Mann blieben alleine im Kriegsgebiet zurück, um sich um mehr als 300 Hunde zu kümmern, während rundherum die Kämpfe tobten. Tragischerweise wurde das Tierheim auch noch von einer Granate getroffen.

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Les dirigeants du monde passent en revue les avancées dans la crise des espèces sauvages

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Mar 19 2015
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Les dirigeants du monde passent en revue les avancées dans la crise des espèces
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Les dirigeants du monde passent en revue les avancées dans la crise des espèces

Les représentants des gouvernements du monde entier se réuniront la semaine prochaine à Kasane, au Botswana, pour deux conférences internationales dédiées à la protection des espèces sauvages. À cette occasion, ils passeront en revue les réussites et les échecs des récents programmes de protection des éléphants et de lutte contre le trafic de faune sauvage.

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Le Cap, Afrique du Sud
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Rescue team frees dolphin from sea ice

Mar 20 2015
Once in a stretcher the dolphin was carefully brought to our rescue trailer.

Now, as temperatures begin to warm and the ice starts to break up, the potential for dolphins to get into trouble has become very real.The dolphin was completely trapped in sea ice and slush, unable to free itself and swim away from shore.

Maryland’s missed opportunity to protect elephants

Mar 23 2015
Maryland does have an ivory problem.

While we had a strong showing of support for the trade legislation bill, unfortunately, it did not pass.I recently made the drive to Annapolis, Maryland, to testify in support of proposed state legislation to ban the trade in ivory.

World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises

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Mar 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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SLIDESHOW: Zeven schattige beertjes in Russisch opvangcentrum

Mar 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

Mar 18 2015
We are calling for a number of necessary amendments of the Act to address this c

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.