Governments designate IFAW a partner in global plan to save tigers

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Thu, 11/18/2010
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An international IFAW delegation, including tiger conservation experts from three range countries, is joining heads of state attending the summit, which will be hosted by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Governments of 13 tiger range states are expected to endorse the Global Tiger Recovery Programme (GTRP) and a ministerial declaration with the ambitious goal of doubling the wild tiger population over the next 12 years.

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International Ivory Bust - Pool Cues

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Thu, 11/04/2010
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“Elephants are in crisis as both the legal and illegal ivory trade continue to flourish,” said Jeff Flocken, Director of IFAW’s Washington Office. “Most people are amazed to learn that the USA is still one of the world’s largest buyers of elephant ivory. The USA has the power to save endangered elephants simply by banning ivory imports and trade.”

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Bold new targets needed to halt biodiversity loss

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Fri, 10/15/2010
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“Species are being lost at a faster rate than ever before, despite decades of conservation efforts,” said Peter Pueschel, IFAW Director of International Conventions. “From tigers, elephants and marine mammals to frogs, primates and sharks, the average population of wild species fell by almost one-third over the last four decades.”

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Training workshop for Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Wildlife Crime busters

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Tue, 10/12/2010
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Jointly organised by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) and the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF), the training will specifically tackle issues on wildlife trade status by species, wildlife crime and enforcement, international trade conventions and organisations, inter-agencies cooperation and national legislations and enforcement.

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INTERPOL Arrests Break Key Tiger Smuggling Routes

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Fri, 10/08/2010
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The two-month operation involved national enforcement agencies in six tiger-range countries (China, India, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam) and was coordinated by INTERPOL’s Environmental Crime Programme at its headquarters in Lyon, France. “International collaboration in wildlife crime enforcement is critical to protecting species like tigers that are on the brink of extinction,” said Fred O’Regan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org).

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New Report Shows Sharp Declines in Populations of Wild Cats and Dogs

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Mon, 07/26/2010
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Eighty percent of all wild cat species are experiencing population declines, as are 25 percent of wild canids - the family of foxes, wolves and wild dogs. The report looks beyond the raw numbers and delves into the plight of 15 of these species that are considered ecologically vital, detailing their current numbers in the wild, changes to the population in the last ten years, and conservation solutions for improving their status.

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Rare clouded leopards released back to the wild for first time in India

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Tue, 05/04/2010
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The radio-collars will help rehabilitators track the movement of the cubs as they become completely independent of human care and begin exploring on their own. 

An extremely shy, nocturnal, and tree-dwelling species found in India’s northeast region, the clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) is in peril today with only about 10,000 remaining in the wild. The clouded leopard is listed in Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and is classified ‘vulnerable’ in IUCN Red List of threatened species.

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CITES conservation crisis

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Thu, 03/25/2010
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“Short -term profits rather than long-term conservation has once again been the theme of this meeting,” said Azzedine Downes, Head of IFAW’s CITES delegation.

“The biggest losers at this meeting include polar bears, bluefin tuna and all the sharks – with Parties refusing to acknowledge the science showing drastic declines in populations.  Urgent action to curb and control international trade is desperately needed for these species, yet CITES Parties collectively turned their backs.

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Hammerheads miss out at CITES

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Tue, 03/23/2010
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“The rejection of this proposal does not make any sense at all,” said Dr Ralf Sonntag, IFAW marine biologist and Germany Director.

“Some populations of the scalloped hammerhead shark have declined by 80 to 90 per cent and yet Parties have not seen fit to uplist the species to Appendix II – this decision may lead to the disappearance of this charismatic species.”

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Sharks sold out at CITES

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Tue, 03/23/2010
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“CITES Parties voted by the slimmest of margins to protect porbeagle sharks, but rejected all other shark proposals at this meeting,” said Dr Ralf Sonntag, Director IFAW Germany. “An Appendix II listing would have given sharks a fighting chance against the devastation that shark finning is causing around the world.”

“Sharks have been sold out today. Short-term profits have won again at CITES.”

With more than 100 million sharks caught each year, some species are estimated to have declined by as much as 80 per cent in the past decade.

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