IFAW rushes animal rescue teams to Taiwan following Typhoon Morakot

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IFAW is responding to a cry for help by local groups currently working to save animals affected by the storm. Reports indicate that at least 10 animal shelters were damaged, leaving more than 1,000 dogs trapped by floods and more than 100 dogs drowned or missing.

“We need to move quickly,” said IFAW’s Dick Green, “Our fear is that more dogs will die if the shelters do not quickly receive relief supplies and help rebuild the shelters.”

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First Seal Pups of the Season are Rescued in Scotland

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Wed, 07/08/2009
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The first pup was found on a busy beach near a caravan park in the Dornoch Firth. A marine mammal medic from British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR – www.bdmlr.org.uk ) responded to a call from the coastguard and went out to check on her and he was soon joined by an SSPCA officer. After sending images by mobile phone to the seal hospital to assess her condition it was agreed that she should be brought in.

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Mission accomplished - 83 elephants safely rescued

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Mon, 07/06/2009
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The elephants were moved by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) to save them from persecution by local villagers trying to protect their crops and livelihoods from the animals.

"This is a victory for both elephants and people - they have been engaged in a battle that has seen elephants cruelly wounded and killed, and many local people killed as well," said Jason Bell-Leask, Director Southern Africa for IFAW.

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Iceland Whalers Kill Two Endangered Fin Whales

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Fri, 06/19/2009
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IFAW opposes whaling because it is unacceptably cruel – there is no humane way to kill a whale and research has shown that whales shot with explosive harpoons can take more than half an hour to die.

Opinion polling and independent economic research in Iceland has revealed little or no appetite for whale meat, while responsible whale watching, by contrast, is financially lucrative and one of Iceland’s biggest tourist draws.

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Iceland urged to call off slaughter of endangered whales

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Thu, 06/18/2009
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IFAW opposes whaling because it is unacceptably cruel – there is no humane way to kill a whale and research has shown that whales shot with explosive harpoons can take more than half an hour to die.

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Malawi Elephant Rescue Resumes &#8211; Nine More Elephants Saved

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Thu, 06/18/2009
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) said it was delighted the High Court of Malawi last night rejected a challenge to the rescue project and ruled the capture and translocation of the elephants should continue.
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Epic Elephant Rescue Begins in Malawi

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Sun, 06/07/2009
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“A group of nine elephants, including three young calves, have been successfully darted and tranquilised and are en route from Phirilongwe, just south of Lake Malawi to Majete Wildlife Reserve,” Jason Bell-Leask, IFAW Director Southern Africa said.

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Epic rescue to save endangered elephants in Malawi

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Thu, 06/04/2009
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has partnered with the government of Malawi to rescue animals and people from fierce human-elephant conflict in the Phirilongwe area, just south of Lake Malawi.

“Some elephants have had their trunks amputated by snares set by local villagers, while others are suffering from wounds caused by bullets, arrows and nail-embedded planks as well as poisoning.” said Jason Bell-Leask, IFAW Director Southern Africa.

At least 10 people and a number of e

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The fate of whales rest in our hands

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Tue, 05/19/2009
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The fate of whales rest in our hands

IFAW’s Tails for Whales campaign is a global, grassroots initiative calling for stronger whale protection. IFAW is asking the public to contribute “visual petitions” to illustrate support for whales. Goran Visnjic, Amber Valetta, Joely Fisher, Cullen Jones, Ben Stein, Kristin Bauer, and Dylan Walsh are among the familiar faces who have already struck a pose for the campaign. The collection of photographs includes celebrities, public figures and everyday individuals making whale tails with their hands.

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New legislation renews U.S. leadership for whale protection worldwide

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Tue, 05/19/2009
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The International Whale Conservation and Protection Act of 2009 calls for the U.S. to renew its whale conservation leadership worldwide. The legislation comprehensively addresses major threats to whales including commercial whaling, ship strikes, entanglement in fishing gear, ocean noise, and climate change. &nbsp;

“We must do all we can to protect whales both in our waters and abroad,” said Jeff Flocken, IFAW DC Office Director.

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