Hurricane Dog Flies Cross-Country to Reunite With Family

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Tue, 10/04/2005
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Benetting is one of more than 5,000 companion animals affected by Hurricane Katrina, many of which are only now able to reunite with their owners who were displaced by the disaster. Pedro Garnica and his wife and son evacuated out of the hurricane zone with their dog to a shelter in Baton Rouge, but after two days there, Benetting was taken from them by local police, who cited the shelter's 'no dog' policy. "My wife and son cried so hard, and then I began to cry too," said Pedro Garnica of being separated from his dog.
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Peter Garnica, 16 yrs plays with Benetting, his 1yr old labrador which he was reunited with in Long Beach, CA. Peter and his dog were separated in Louisiana during the families evacuation from hurricane Katrina.

69% of Canadian voters oppose commercial seal hunt

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Tue, 09/20/2005
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"When it comes to the commercial seal hunt, this poll shows that opposition literally starts on the doorsteps of Parliament Hill and extends across the country," said IFAW Canada’s Director, Olivier Bonnet.

Opposition to specific aspects of the seal hunt was even higher with some 77 per cent of voters, stating an opinion, calling for a ban on the killing of seals under three months of age and 78 per cent opposed to government subsidies for the hunt.

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Ottawa, Canada
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IFAW, Kenya Wildlife Service to Enhance Tsavo National Park

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Thu, 09/22/2005
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The IFAW-KWS partnership will support in the purchase of vehicles for security patrols as well as for human-wildlife conflict management.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Orphaned elephants at Tsavo National Park.

IFAW emergency experts carry out post-Tsunami training

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Mon, 09/12/2005
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IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) is sharing its wealth of experience over seven days in Sumatra and Borneo, as part of its post-Tsunami relief operation in Indonesia.

Training takes place in Bukittinggi, Sumatra, from 15-18 September and Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan, from 20-22 September. Workshops will focus on being prepared for a wildlife disaster, emergency care and rehabilitation. 

“This training is a vital part of IFAW’s post-Tsunami relief effort.
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"Many of the people we see had to run for their lives, but they made sure they had their dogs and cats with them.”

Hurricane Leaves Owners Desperate About Pets Whereabouts

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Fri, 09/02/2005
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Local animal groups have now evacuated at least 300 dogs from New Orleans to Houston, where the Houston SPCA is caring for them and another 500 are expected tonight. Many were smuggled into shelters and evacuation buses by desperate New Orleans refugees fleeing the hurricane disaster. With Baton Rouge swelling under pressure from the mass inflow of refugees, Houston is now becoming the staging area for these and other animal relief operations.
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IFAW recognizes marine conservation leaders

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Mon, 09/12/2005
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Consistent with IFAW values, each of the individuals has pushed for solutions to benefit both animals and people. Those recognized are:

    Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA)
    Congressmen Sam Farr (D-CA) and Curt Weldon (R-PA), Co-    chairs, Congressional Oceans Caucus
    Hon. Robert B. Zoellick, Deputy Secretary of State
    Mr.

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Washington, D.C.
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Senator Kennedy receives IFAW's Marine Conservation Award from Kathleen Matthews.

Hurricane Katrina Animal Rescue: IFAW Saves Dogs and Cats

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Thu, 09/01/2005
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During natural disasters, animals are often lost or owners are forced to leave them behind during mandatory evacuations. Local animal groups, whose own facilities have been devastated or destroyed, have requested assistance to deal with the overwhelming situation. IFAW will be teaming up with Code 3, a 78-foot self-sufficient, mobile disaster response unit, and a team from United Animal Nations (UAN) to mount the emergency relief effort.
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IFAW Rescues Animals from Floods in India

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Fri, 08/26/2005
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“Massive flooding in the city of Mumbai and areas in Gujarat and Maharashtra has already killed thousands of animals,” said Anand Ramanathan, IFAW Emergency Relief operations manager. “In response, IFAW and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) have mobilized Emergency Relief team members to rescue as many animals we can.”
 
Northeast India is known for annual flooding but this year unexpected floods in Western India left many unprepared.
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Rehabilitator, Kadambari Mainkar, bottle-feeds a rhino calf at the Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation in Assam, India after it was rescued from severe flooding in 2004.

Poaching Remains Main Threat to Tibetan Antelope

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Sat, 08/20/2005
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The Tibetan antelope is one of the flagship species of China’s Qinghai-Tibet, China Plateau and is highly endangered. By the mid-1990s its population had plummeted, from an estimated 2 million at the turn of 20th century, to merely 75,000 animals. Tibetan antelopes, also called Chiru, are hunted for their wool – considered the finest in the world -- which is woven into garments called Shahtoosh shawls.
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Baby Tibetan antelopes like this one are highly endangered due to poaching.

Illegal Trade in Endangered Animals Flourishes on Web

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Tue, 08/16/2005
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Every single day thousands of wild animals and animal parts – from live chimpanzees and huge ivory tusks to tiny dried seahorses – are illegally traded in cyberspace. IFAW conducted a three-month investigation which showed that, in a single week, over 9,000 live animals or products were for sale on English-language websites, chat rooms and the popular auction site eBay. At least 70% of the products were species protected by international law.
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