Food Relief for Pets Affected by Johannesburg Unrest

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Tue, 05/20/2008
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CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) which works in townships and informal settlements across Gauteng reports that companion animals were abandoned as their owners scrambled to flee the xenophobic violence that has spread across South Africa’s biggest city since last weekend.
 
“Under police guard CLAW was able to access Alexandra township (where the attacks began) towards the end of last week and is also working with human welfare ngos.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW, South Africa)
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+27 (21) 424 2086
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Experts convene in Marine Mammal Stranding Conference

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Wed, 04/16/2008
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The Northeast Region Stranding Conference is held from April 16 to 20 in Providence, Rhode Island and will gather over 100 participants to discuss strategies that will improve the coordination and effectiveness in rehabilitation and release efforts of marine animals.
 
Constituents will partake in meetings and scientific sessions that will include items than range from stranding innovations and trends, disease and diagnostics to oil spills and more.
 
"This conference is an annual event that allows stranding responders from Maine to Virginia to meet a
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Providence, Rhode Island - United States
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Michael Booth (IFAW, Headquarters)
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Cruelty to continue under 'new' Canadian seal hunt regulations

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Thu, 03/27/2008
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“Now that I have seen the actual text of the new condition of license, I’m left speechless by its inadequacy.” said Sheryl Fink, IFAW senior researcher and veteran seal hunt observer.

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Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
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Katie McConnell (IFAW, Headquarters)
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Cruelty to continue under ‘new’ Canadian seal hunt regulations

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Thu, 03/27/2008
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“Now that I have seen the actual text of the new condition of license, I’m left speechless by its inadequacy.” said Sheryl Fink, IFAW senior researcher and veteran seal hunt observer.
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Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
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Katie McConnell (IFAW, Headquarters)
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Through the Internet, Students from all over Latin America will be able to help Improve Animal Welfare

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Fri, 03/07/2008
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Help Networks is designed so that junior high school students (between the ages of 12 and 15) can get to know the main threats facing animals all over the world, become sensitized to respect, and understand the social, environmental and ecological importance of animal welfare.
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Joaquín de la Torre Ponce (IFAW, América Latina)
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(+52-55) 5661-4859 Ext. 111
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IFAW Encourages Tourists and Shoppers in Dubai to "Think Twice" Before Buying Wildlife Souvenirs

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Wed, 02/06/2008
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The campaign aims to protect endangered wildlife species from the growing illegal commercial wildlife trade around the world.  IFAW’s approach to combating illegal wildlife trade in the Middle East and North Africa region is to work in co-operation with local governments and agencies.
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Dubai, UAE
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Cass Koenen
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774-212-0709
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After Delay on Listing Status, Polar Bear Survival Remains Precarious

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Mon, 02/04/2008
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“Polar bears are already facing potentially catastrophic threats from global warming, vanishing habitats, toxic pollution, and trophy hunting,” said Jeffrey Flocken, Office Director, IFAW Washington, D.C.
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Washington, D.C., United States
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Brandon Frazier (IFAW, US)
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Victory for biodiversity Erika judgement compensates bird welfare groups

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Thu, 01/17/2008
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We are very pleased that the verdict against the oil group Total, the Italian certification company Rina, the Italian owner Giuseppe Savarese and Antonio Pollara, chief executive of the Panship management company, will provide our partner Bretagne Vivante with considerable support for the criminal lawsuit that it has brought, the aim being, no more no less, to redress the prejudice caused by the gigantic oil slick caused by the shipwreck in December 1999.
 
When the disaster occurred, IFAW and its veterinary experts, who came in from various parts of the world, set up a
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Reims, France
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Bernard Derty (IFAW, France - spokesperson)
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International Fund for Animal Welfare's YouTube Content Surges Past 300,000 Views

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Tue, 01/08/2008
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“We are very pleased to reach this important milestone as it indicates a high level of interest in our content from the YouTube community,” said Cassandra Koenen, IFAW’s Director of Online Campaigns & Marketing.
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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Cassandra Koenen (IFAW, Headquarters)
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IFAW responds to oil spill in Patagonia

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Wed, 01/02/2008
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“The overall spill is made up of several slicks, two to three kilometers wide along a total extension of approximately forty kilometers,” reported the local newspaper El Chubut. The Argentine government is analyzing recent satellite imagery to determine the cause of the spill but has yet to determine where the oil came from. According to local media reports, several corporations are suspected of causing the spill.
 
Locally, IFAW is working with The Fundación Patagonia Natural (FPN) on site. Currently the center is caring for 430 birds.
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Yarmouth Port, Mass
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Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
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