As bushfires burn large parts of South-Eastern Australia, our team stands ready

Thu, 01/10/2013
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If you find an injured animal, it should be treated by a local carer or vet immediately so please contact a professional for advice. Devastating bushfires are burning across large parts of South-Eastern Australia, with homes destroyed in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales.

Japanese fleet heads to Antarctica to harpoon more whales

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Fri, 12/28/2012
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The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) is disappointed that the Japanese government continues to prop up this needless slaughter with taxpayers’ money which would be better spent supporting the country’s whale watching industry.

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London, UK
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Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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Zambia Calls Time-Out on Hunting Industry in Disarray

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Thu, 01/10/2013
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Zambia Calls Time-Out on Hunting Industry in Disarray

The Zambian game hunting industry appears to be in disarray following the suspension of licences and the apparent firing of top officials within the country’s Wildlife Authority (ZAWA).

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW SA)
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Südkorea: Forschung statt Walfang

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Wed, 01/09/2013
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Südkorea hat seine Pläne für die nicht-invasive Walforschung als Alternative zum sogenannten wissenschaftlichen Walfang nun offiziell bestätigt.

Zehntausende Menschen auf der ganzen Welt, viele davon Förderer des IFAW (Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds), protestierten per Email gegenüber der südkoreanischen Regierung, nachdem diese im Juli letzten Jahres bei einem Treffen der Internationalen Walfangkommission (IWC) die Absicht verkündet hatte, mit dem „wissenschaftlichen” Walfang zu beginnen.

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Hamburg
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Dörte von der Reith
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ACTION: Help protect Australia’s whales from oil and gas exploration

Tue, 01/08/2013
 ACTION: Help protect Australia’s whales from oil and gas exploration

Tell Australia’s Environment Minister, Tony Burke, you want to Australia live up to its rhetoric on global whale conservation and protect these gentle giants.Ever since Australia abandoned whaling and embraced whale conservation, it has been a global leader on the issue.

Korea rejects sham science, confirms plans to pursue non-lethal whale research instead of whaling

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Tue, 01/08/2013
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The Republic of Korea has confirmed its plans to pursue non-lethal whale research as an alternative to the cruelty of so-called scientific whaling.

Tens of thousands of people around the world, many of them IFAW supporters, emailed the Korean government in protest after it announced its intention to begin so-called scientific whaling at July’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Panama City, Panama.

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London, UK
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Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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Eine Reise zu den Walhaien

Tue, 01/08/2013
Ein junger Walhai von etwa 4 - 5 m länge. Walhaie sind stark bedroht.

Ein junger Walhai von etwa 4 - 5 m länge. Walhaie sind durch Überfischung bedroht. Sie sind auf Anhang 2 der CITES Konvention gelistet.Das Verschwinden der Haie nimmt immer dramatischere Ausmaße an. Viele Bestände sind weltweit auf 20 Prozent oder weniger ihrer Ursprungsgröße zusammengeschrumpft.

Spotlight Russia: hibernating bears welcome the New Year

Fri, 01/04/2013
Wintering brown bear cubs Zahar and Pippi at the IFAW Bear Rescue Center in Bubo

Wintering brown bear cubs Zahar and Pippi at the IFAW Bear Rescue Center in Bubonitsy, RussiaThis post was originally filed by Mila Danilova in our Russian office. -- EZ

Two wintering bear cubs named Zahar (male) and Pippi (female) welcome the New Year at The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Bear Rescue Center in Bubonitsy, Russia.