Congressional committee passes legislation that would strengthen ban on shark finning

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Wed, 06/11/2008
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The legislation, introduced by Rep. Madelaine Bordallo (D-Guam), would close a loophole in the law that has allowed some people to get past the ban by finning sharks from vessels not legally classified as “fishing vessels.” The Committee also passed a strengthening amendment introduced by Rep. Eni Faleomavaega (D-AS) that would require fishers to land sharks with their fins naturally attached to their bodies in all U.S. waters. The amendment would help ensure that sharks are not finned at sea and enhance the collection of data needed for shark population assessment.
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World Bank joins the global fight to save the tiger

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Mon, 06/09/2008
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Wild tigers face increasing threats from habitat loss, prey loss and poaching for the trade in their body parts. Wild tiger population, which at the turn of the 20th century stood at 100,000 individuals, has diminished to below 4,000, spread out in fractured habitats in 13 range states.
 
"Addressing the threats to tigers calls for innovative interventions which tackle the root cause of the problem--the incentives to poach tigers and their prey and to destroy habitats," reads a statement issued by the World Bank.
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IFAW disburses emergency grant for Kenya's Tsavo Parks

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Wed, 06/04/2008
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“At the height of the unrest earlier in the year, we suffered a 90 per cent drop in tourism visitation, forcing us to undertake massive budget cuts to contain the situation and ensure that the Parks are well protected from poachers. This support from IFAW will uplift our efforts, and we are grateful that this has come at an hour of great need for both the wildlife guardians and the animals especially the elephants,” commented Jonathan Kirui, Assistant Director of Tsavo.
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IFAW provides humane solution to avoid dog culls in earthquake zone

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Mon, 06/02/2008
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“This agreement is a major breakthrough,” said Jackson Zee, IFAW rescue leader.
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IFAW Sends Relief Supplies to Earthquake Epicenter

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Sun, 05/25/2008
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“The disaster has brought tremendous sufferings to millions of lives,” said Grace Ge Gabriel, IFAW’s Asia Regional Director. “We express our deepest sympathy to the victims of the earthquake.
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U.S. Bans Importation of Polar Bear Trophies from Canada

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Tue, 05/20/2008
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“Closing the trophy hunting loophole removes an unnecessary threat to the polar bear’s survival,” said Jeff Flocken, IFAW D.C. Office Director. “While we still have a long way to go, today’s decision is a step in the right direction.”
 
Polar bears have been protected since 1972 under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and cannot be trophy hunted in Alaska, the only U.S. state where they are found.
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Volcano eruption in Chile spells danger for animals

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Thu, 05/15/2008
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According to media reports, farmers left behind about 40,000 head of livestock, and officials expressed fear that many of them could die. Local animal welfare groups are greatly concerned for thousands of companion and farm animals that have been left chained or abandoned with no food or water.
 
Nine days after the eruption of the giant volcano, the Chilean government has opened the access to the impacted area and will allow for animal rescues to take place in 30-minute intervals, a protocol aimed to ensure the safety of the rescue groups.
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Animals in Myanmar Need Help

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Fri, 05/09/2008
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“We are monitoring the situation as best we can but it is critical that IFAW get a team on the ground to assess the affect of the disaster on animals,” said Fred O’Regan, CEO of IFAW. “The sooner the better. When animals with lowered immune systems crowd together on high ground, in wet conditions, outbreaks of endemic diseases such as Foot and Mouth become a grave concern.”
 
IFAW has offered Myanmar veterinarians and resources to help animals affected by the devastation.
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Nearly three tons of ivory torched in Japan

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Thu, 04/24/2008
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The initial confiscation of the ivory took place in August 2006, and represents the largest ivory seizure ever in Japan. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry indicates that the contraband was destroyed last month.
 
According to Michael Wamithi, Program Director for IFAW’s global elephants campaign, “IFAW is pleased that Japan did the right thing here. Destruction of the ivory is the only way to ensure the ivory will not end up filtered back into the marketplace. However, this is not where Japan’s responsibility ends.
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Senate committee passes legislation that would help protect endangered North atlantic Right Whales

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Thu, 04/24/2008
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Introduced by Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), the Ship Strike Reduction Act of 2008 would order the Secretary of Commerce to finalize federal regulations enforcing speed limits on ships, regulations that were first proposed in February 2007 and already delayed for over a year.
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