IFAW workshop in Guyana targets illegal wildlife trade

Publication Date: 
Mon, 06/01/2009
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This is the third wildlife law enforcement training being held by IFAW in the region since 2007. The trainings cover implementation and enforcement of international wildlife law, interagency cooperation, intelligence techniques, species identification, management of physical and forensic evidence, and the care and transport of confiscated animals.

The wider Caribbean is rich in biodiversity and home to many commercially important species such as parrots, macaws, snakes and amphibians. However, the illegal and unsustainable trade in wildlife presents a major threat.

Press Location: 
Georgetown, Guyana
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Colleen Cullen (IFAW, Headquarters)
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+1 508 744 2236
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IFAW to help animals affected by record floods in North Dakota

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Fri, 03/27/2009
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The Red River in Fargo broke a 112-year-old record by climbing past 40.33 feet, the highest the river has ever been measured. The latest reports expect the river to crest at 43.5 feet for 5 days. The city’s main dike has been fortified to 43 feet, though the cold weather has frozen sandbags and made it difficult.

IFAW is looking at an initial sheltering effort of up to 5,000 animals, primarily pets. The animals are in Fargo but the sheltering sites are a significant distance to the west.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Chris Cutter
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+1-508-737-24623
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Canadian government sanctions the slaughter of 280,000 harp seal pups – but where will the pelts go?

Publication Date: 
Fri, 03/20/2009
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“This quota is outrageous,” said Sheryl Fink, a senior researcher with IFAW. “With the current state of fur markets, there’s no place for pelts to go, even at reduced prices, yet the Canadian government has no problem allowing 280,000 seals to die even if it means the pelts will likely sit in a warehouse for the foreseeable future.”

Recent economic evaluations have indicated that the market for seal fur is saturated, causing prices to drop by almost half.

Press Location: 
Ottawa, Canada
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Katie McConnell (IFAW)
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1 (508) 744-2237
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IFAW receives Charity Accreditation Seal by Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance

Publication Date: 
Mon, 03/09/2009
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Since 2003, the Charity Seal has been given to non-profits that meet the BBB’s strict Standards for Charity Accountability. The seal not only provides the public with a trusted symbol that IFAW adheres to the Alliance’s comprehensive standards, but also offers donors a trusted accountability tool to encourage greater confidence in giving. Only national charities that meet the BBB’s high standards are eligible for the seal.

Press Location: 
Yarmouth Port, Mass.
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Chris Cutter
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+1-508-744-2066
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Gorilla, missing in action: New take on iconic advert drums home serious conservation message

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Wed, 12/17/2008
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The viral is being released by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to draw attention to the perils faced by many wild animals – including tigers, elephants, whales, turtles and gorillas - and to promote IFAW's work to protect these and other threatened species from extinction.

Rosa Argent, IFAW Communications Manager said: "This is a simple yet powerful take on a hugely popular advert.

Press Location: 
London, United Kingdom
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Press Contact: 
Rosa Argent (IFAW, United Kingdom)
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+44 (207) 587 6700
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07801 613 530
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Last minute holiday gifts for animal lovers

Publication Date: 
Mon, 12/15/2008
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Fortunately, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has a gift giving program called Gift for Animals that eliminates all that unpleasantness and offers an opportunity to help animals around the world.

Here’s how it works:

Go to animalgift.org and pick a campaign you would like to support and the dollar amount of your gift. 

For example, $25 pays for the medication for a health check-up of an orphaned bear cub and $50 cleans one helpless penguin trapped in an oil spill.

You’

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
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Rapport dat oproept tot het doden van grijze zeehonden om de populatie in hand te houden 'klinkklare onzin'

Mon, 10/03/2011

De afgelopen jaren is in Canada al vele malen opgeroepen tot het afmaken van een deel van de populatie grijze zeehonden, dus het is voor ons geen verrassing dat de Fisheries Resource Conservation Council (FRCC), een door de visserij-industrie gedomineerd adviesorgaan van het Ministerie van Visserij en Oceanen, hier in een recent uitgebracht rapport opnieuw voor pleit.

Opnieuw een zware slag voor de zeehondenindustrie

Fri, 09/16/2011

Het IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) meldt verheugd dat het Europese Hof een beroep heeft afgewezen dat was ingesteld tegen het Europese verbod op de handel in zeehondenproducten.

Met dit beroep riepen een aantal belangrijke spelers uit de Canadese en Noorse zeehondenindustrie, gesteund door Inuit-belangenorganisaties, het Europese Hof op om het eerder door de EU ingestelde verbod op de handel in producten uit de commerciële zeehondenjacht, te herroepen.

Onderzoekskamp voor de Westelijke grijze walvis: walvisspelletjes

Tue, 09/13/2011

De schrijfster neemt foto’s van de walvissen.Na 22 dagen slecht weer op Piltun (met mist, regen en wind), bracht de avond van 19 augustus ons goede hoop dat we toch nog wat dagen in augustus zouden kunnen werken, voor het einde van onze expeditie.

Ocean noise poses grave threat to marine mammals IFAW urges action to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises

Publication Date: 
Wed, 12/03/2008
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A report released today by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Ocean Noise: Turn it down, showed that, in recent decades, ocean noise created by human activities has risen dramatically, posing a major threat to many marine mammals. Noise from commercial shipping, sonar, seismic exploration by the oil and gas industry, off-shore construction and recreational activities, is contributing to a progressively more disorientating environment for the world's cetaceans.

Press Location: 
Rome
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Jake Levenson
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