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Media release Argentina: Elephants in captivity will soon be the past
05.07.2022 Alejandra Garcia
Animal protection

Argentina: Elephants in captivity will soon be the past

Our campaign to save elephants from Argentinian zoos is making good progress: Two Asian elephant cows, mother and daughter, have been relocated from the Mendoza Ecopark to our partner sanctuary in Brazil.

Latest Eleven Years of Campaigning For a Better Life For Humans and Horses
28.06.2022 Leonadro Anselmi
Animal protection

Eleven Years of Campaigning For a Better Life For Humans and Horses

In June 2022, Fondation Franz Weber's campaign "Basta de TaS" (Stop The Use of Rubbish-collection Horses) will be eleven years old. Thanks to this campaign, horses used in Latin America to haul away tons of…

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Nature protection

Protein Transition

Latest Equidad: Chronicles of a Naturalist
31.05.2022 Ximena Merelle Dhervé
Animal protection

Equidad: Chronicles of a Naturalist

In 2021, I dedicated myself to studying the flora and fauna of the new, 310-hectare Sanctuary Equidad. I was able to identify almost 60 different bird species - twice as many as a previous study…

Latest Spring at Equidad: Impressions of an Unforgettable Visit
23.05.2022 Rebekka Gammenthaler
Animal protection

Spring at Equidad: Impressions of an Unforgettable Visit

Last November, I had the privilege of travelling to Argentina to meet our team, animals and the new grounds of Sanctuary Equidad.

Media release Media release: Namibia exports 22 Wild elephants in blatant disregard of international law
08.03.2022 Fondation Franz Weber
Animal protection

Media release: Namibia exports 22 Wild elephants in blatant disregard of international law

On the 6th March 2022, the Namibian Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) finally admitted in an emailed statement that it has exported 22 wild-caught elephants likely to Al Ain Zoo in the United…

Media release Norwegians say ‘No’ to Norway’s trade in polar bear skins
20.01.2022 Fondation Franz Weber
Animal protection

Norwegians say ‘No’ to Norway’s trade in polar bear skins

Polar bears are severely threatened by climate change and habitat loss. However, another important threat is largely less known, and underestimated: the on-going legal trade in their skins. Norway, a range State of the polar…

Latest The EU restricts its domestic ivory trade: finally a step forward for African elephants!
13.01.2022 Fondation Franz Weber
Animal protection

The EU restricts its domestic ivory trade: finally a step forward for African elephants!

On December 16, the European Commission adopted a new set of rules on the internal trade of ivory, restricting the possibilities to buy and sell ivory within its territory. Fondation Franz Weber (FFW) welcomes this…

Media release Media Release: European zoos plan to euthanise male gorillas, even though they are seriously threatened with extinction
11.01.2022 Fondation Franz Weber
Animal protection

Media Release: European zoos plan to euthanise male gorillas, even though they are seriously threatened with extinction

The European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) is considering euthanising male gorillas in European zoos because of a ‘surplus’ of these animals. Yet, in the wild, western lowland gorillas are ‘critically endangered’ according to…

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