New whale protection campaign urges tourists visiting Iceland to avoid eating whale meat

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Fri, 06/03/2011

Launching tomorrow (Saturday) with the slogan ‘Meet Us Don’t Eat Us’, the project by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare www.ifaw.org) and the Icelandic Whale Watching Association (Icewhale), encourages tourists to enjoy whales in the wild on whale watching trips, rather than sampling whale meat in restaurants.

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Reykjavik
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Sigursteinn Masson (IFAW Iceland)
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IFAW: Immediate action warranted for animals inside Fukushima evacuation zone

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Tue, 05/10/2011
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The Committee was formed by representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): APHIS Animal Care and Wildlife Services, United States Army Veterinary Corps, veterinary and toxicology experts from the U.S. and Japan, academicians, and IFAW. The Japanese Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) participated in the summit as observers.

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Yarmouth Port, Mass
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Abby Berman (Rosen Group)
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Initial Deadline to Protect African Lions Missed

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Thu, 06/02/2011

“Over the past two decades, the number of African lions has declined by nearly 50 percent. Today, fewer than 40,000 lions remain in just a few countries with only a third of those lions living in viable, protected populations,” said Adam Roberts, executive vice president for Born Free USA. “We urge the U.S. to take action before it’s too late to save this iconic species.”

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WASHINGTON, D.C.
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Abby Berman (Rosen Group)
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Animal rescue coalition meets objectives and concludes earthquake relief in Haiti

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Tue, 05/03/2011

Formed just days after the quake, ARCH was led by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org). The coalition was comprised by more than 20 of the world’s leading animal welfare groups and was the only coalition that set off to provide relief for the animal survivors in Haiti and address the threat of disease spreading from animals to humans.

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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Michael Booth (IFAW HQ)
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IFAW deploys animal rescue teams after deadly storms strike U.S. South

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Tue, 05/03/2011

The storm system that plowed through the South last week spawned some of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history and caused widespread flooding in the region. Many weather forecasts are predicting increased rain and floods in the coming days across the Southeast and Midwest.

In Tennessee, the human death toll has risen to 36, and more than 200 people remain in shelters.

An emergency mega-shelter for animals, donated by Belz Enterprises, is being set up in a warehouse on Shelby Oaks Road in Memphis and will be expected to house around 1,000 animals.

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Yarmouth Port, Mass.
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IFAW: Majority of Canadians do not want tax dollars to support the seal hunt

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Thu, 04/28/2011

Canadians continue to say “Not with my taxes” when it comes to government support for the seal hunt, with over two-thirds (68%) of Canadians opposed to the federal government using tax dollars to promote the commercial seal hunt.

Among the findings of the nation-wide poll:

68% of Canadians oppose the use of their tax dollars to promote the commercial seal hunt.

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TORONTO
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Michelle Cliffe (IFAW CA)
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IFAW convenes nuclear radiation expertsfor landmark animal rescue summit in Japan

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Fri, 04/22/2011

Currently, there is limited information available for decontamination and/or treatment of animals affected by radiation, nor is there any standards established for determining when an animal has been exposed to an unsafe level of radiation. Little is known about the survivability of wildlife and pets – or the viability of farm animals – exposed to radiation.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Abby Berman (Rosen Group)
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Bloody massacre kills 30 elephants in four days in Chad

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Fri, 04/15/2011

The elephants were killed between last Saturday and Tuesday this week.

The killings bring to at least 150 the number of elephants killed for their ivory in the Logone Oriental region in the extreme south of the central African country in the past 12 months. It is estimated that Chad’s elephant population has decreased by about 40 per cent from 4,000 individuals in 2006 to around 2,500 in the most recent census in 2010, most commonly poached for their ivory.

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Reims, France
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C&#233;line Sissler-Bienvenu (IFAW France)
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Oil platform must be halted to save critically endangered whale

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Fri, 04/01/2011

The coalition, which includes WWF, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Pacific Environment and Sakhalin Environment Watch, will submit a Statement of Concern to the Russian Inter-departmental Working Group on the Conservation of Western Gray Whales, a group of oil industry representatives and Russian government officials meeting Friday to

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Conservationists celebrate as baby elephant passes the 100 day mark

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Fri, 03/25/2011
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The calf was born in December to a herd protected in the Pu’er region of Yunnan Province, China, by IFAW’s Asian Elephant Conservation Project (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org). Yunnan Province is in the south-west of China, bordering Burma and Vietnam.

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Pu&#8217;er, Yunnan, China
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