China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Need for More Action to Curtail Demand

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Dec 1 2017
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(Washington D.C. – 30 November, 2017) Yesterday, Chinese Customs announced they had seized 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales – the largest seizure of pangolin scales to date – from a ship in Shenzhen in July. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups who worked successfully to list all eight species under Appendix I of CITES and as co-author of the technical petition to list the pangolins under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement:

 

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Meet Wira – a little dog with a big heart benefiting from our Bali dogs project

Nov 30 2017
Meet Wira – a little dog with a big heart benefiting from our Bali dogs project

When Ida Bagus Cakra found Wira, he knew something was wrong. The puppy’s feet were splayed out, and she was the runt of the litter. She was in desperate need of medical attention.

Pêche à la baleine au Japon : la CITES échoue à interdire les importations

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Nov 27 2017
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Pêche à la baleine au Japon : la CITES échoue à interdire les importations

L’organisme de conservation le plus important au monde a refusé de prendre des mesures contre le Japon qui commercialise le rorqual boréal, une espèce menacée. Alors que plusieurs gouvernements ont exprimé leurs inquiétudes à ce sujet, il a finalement été décidé d’attendre d’obtenir davantage d’informations de la part du Japon et de reporter toute décision à la prochaine réunion.

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Genève, Suisse
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Matt Collis, directeur des politiques internationales d’IFAW,
Romina Sanfourche, Chargée de communication
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Участие Японии в китобойном промысле – СИТЕС не приняла никаких мер в отношении импорта в страну китового мяса

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Nov 27 2017
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Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports
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Важнейший природоохранный орган мира избегает принятия мер против Японии, участвующей в торговле мясом исчезающих китов – сейвалов. Хотя многие правительства выразили озабоченность, в конечном итоге было решено только получить от Японии более подробную информацию и отложить любое решение до следующего совещания.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Matt Collis (IFAW)
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Geen actie tegen Japanse walvisvangst

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Nov 28 2017
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Tot ongeloof van natuurbeschermers, dierenwelzijnsorganisaties en diverse landen, waaronder de volledige Europese Unie, heeft CITES vorige week in Geneve nagelaten maatregelen te nemen tegen de walvisjacht door Japan. Al meer dan 15 jaar vangt Japan onder het mom van wetenschappelijk onderzoek Noordse vinvissen. Het overgrote deel wordt echter voor de commerciële markt gebruikt, en dat mag niet.

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Japan whaling – CITES fails to act on imports

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Nov 27 2017
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Japanese import of sei whale products is a persistent violation of CITES rules
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Japanese import of sei whale products is a persistent violation of CITES rules

The world’s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei whales. While many governments expressed concern, ultimately it was decided only to seek more information from Japan at this time and delay any decision to the following meeting.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Matt Collis, Director of International Policy (UK)
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Walfang in Japan – CITES bei Importen weiterhin untätig

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Nov 27 2017
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Walfang in Japan – CITES bei Importen weiterhin untätig

Seit 15 Jahre führt Japan Fleisch und andere Bestandteile von Seiwalen zum kommerziellen Verkauf nach Japan ein, was nach CITES streng verboten ist.

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Hamburg
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Dörte von der Reith
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Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports

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Nov 27 2017
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Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports

The world’s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei whales. While many governments expressed concern, ultimately it was decided only to seek more information from Japan at this time and delay any decision to the following meeting.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Matt Collis (IFAW)
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CITES: Doppelmoral beim Artenschutz?

Nov 24 2017
CITES: Doppelmoral beim Artenschutz?

Das Washingtoner Artenschutzübereinkommen (CITES) reguliert den internationalen Handel mit bedrohten Wildtieren und -pflanzen. Für den internationalen Handel mit Arten, die in Anhang I aufgeführt sind, gilt ein generelles Verbot. Der Handel mit den in Anhang II aufgeführten Arten ist dagegen so reguliert, dass ihr Überleben nicht gefährdet sein soll.

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