L’équipe de recherche sur les baleines grises recense huit nouveaux baleineaux

Aug 20 2014
L’équipe de recherche sur les baleines grises recense huit nouveaux baleineaux

Cette année, le nombre total de nouveaux baleineaux recensés s'élève à huit.Dans l’article ci-après, Anna Filippova, membre d’IFAW Russie, revient sur les dernières expéditions en mer conduites par notre équipe de recherche sur les baleines grises occidentales.  Maria Vorontsova

Blue Jays should rethink locker room use of tiger cub as Instagram prop

Sep 16 2014
Blue Jays should rethink locker room use of tiger cub as prop

The Toronto Blue Jays are heroes to countless kids (and quite a few adults) across Canada. But there is nothing heroic about players posting photos to social media showing them posing with lion and tiger cubs in their dressing room.

Opinion - The Hill Times: Moving beyond Canada’s commercial seal hunt

Sep 16 2014
Opinion - The Hill Times: Moving beyond Canada’s commercial seal hunt

This opinion from Sheryl Fink IFAW Canada Wildlife Campaigns Director, originally ran in The Hill Times (subscription) on Monday 15 September. --ED

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EU joins conservation tide to increase protection for whales at IWC

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Sep 16 2014
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EU joins conservation tide to increase protection for whales at IWC

An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has strongly backed the resolution from the start and welcomed the result as a positive step for whales. The resolution aims to provide greater coherent global action for the world’s 80+ marine cetacean species.

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Portoroz, Slovenia
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Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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Clone of EU governments lead global protest against Icelandic Whaling

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Sep 15 2014
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Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and increased harvest of whales… and to its ongoing international trade in whale products.”

The diplomatic move was welcomed by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare– www.ifaw.org).

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants

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Sep 16 2014
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Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants

At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisions relating to elephants.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW Southern Africa)
Ainsley Hay (NSPCA)
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Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at international whales forum

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Sep 16 2014
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Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at int

An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has strongly backed the resolution from the start and welcomed the result as a positive step for whales. The resolution aims to provide greater coherent global action for the world’s 80+ marine cetacean species.

Press Location: 
Portoroz, Slovenia
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Press Contact: 
Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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L’application de nouvelles mesures de protection marque la première journée internationale des requins

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Sep 14 2014
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Alors que des mesures de protection des requins très attendues sont entrées en vigueur vendredi dernier, les défenseurs de l’environnement ont appelé à faire du 14 septembre la journée internationale des requins afin de célébrer cette avancée.

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Hambourg, Allemagne
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW Afrique australe)
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Welt-Hai-Tag soll Haischutz helfen

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Sep 14 2014
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Unter Anderem einige Hammerhai-Arten sind etwas besser geschützt
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Unter Anderem einige Hammerhai-Arten sind etwas besser geschützt.

Der 14. September soll zum Welt-Hai-Tag werden, fordern Tier- und Umweltschützer, um auf die stark bedrohten Tiere aufmerksam zu machen. Gleichzeitig ist der 14. September auch ein Tag der Hoffnung für die Haie, treten doch heute neue Schutzmaßnahmen in Kraft.

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Hamburg
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Andreas Dinkelmeyer
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