UPDATE Pilot Whales restrand on Lieutenant's Island in Wellfleet, MA.

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Tue, 07/30/2002
The whales stranded once again with the falling tide and veterinary experts determined the animals were too weak to survive another rescue attempt. By late afternoon, the difficult decision was made to euthanize the remaining animals and end their suffering.

All members of IFAW's Emergency Relief Team would like to extend our sincere thanks for the tremendous outpouring of support we received during this difficult event.
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46 Pilot Whales Rescued by IFAW and the Cape Cod Stranding Network

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Mon, 07/29/2002
The stranded whales were discovered at six o’clock in the morning as low tide was approaching on the North side of Cape Cod. Member organizations of the Cape Cod Stranding Network immediately responded to the situation. More than 100 volunteers worked for hours pouring water over the animals and covering them in wet towels to keep them cool during the near record heat. 46 of the whales were ultimately returned to the water. Nine whales died during the stranding.
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South African Oiled Penguin Rescue Scores Record Results

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Wed, 08/16/2000
As of today, more than 11,000 individuals have donated the equivalent of 39,614 volunteer days to assist with the rescue and rehabilitation of the penguins affected by a massive oil spill caused by the June 23 sinking of the ore carrier MV Treasure.
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Elephant poaching in DRC and seizures in Vietnam show elephants imperiled by ivory trade

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Wed, 10/26/2011

These disturbing events come after seven months of record poaching incidents and seizures. IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) commends the authorities for arrests that have been made but warns that much more needs to be done to reduce the threat to elephants.

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Court Upholds Ban on Imports of Polar Bear Trophies

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Mon, 10/17/2011
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The decision issued today is an important step towards protecting and defending polar bears,” said Jeff Flocken, D.C. Office Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org). “There is no reward that comes with these trophies and we are glad the Court has recognized this.”

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European Parliament calls for responsible dog management

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Fri, 10/14/2011

“IFAW is delighted with this achievement,” said Kate Nattrass Atema, IFAW’s Companion Animal Program Director. “IFAW was closely involved with the drafting of this Written Declaration and lobbied for its support because we believe it will lead to drastically improved welfare for the many of the estimated 120 million dogs and cats in the EU.”

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IFAW Supports Trans-border Collaboration to Fight Wildlife Crime in Southeast Asia

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Tue, 10/11/2011

The meeting, which also addressed regional implementation of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species, was hosted by the CITES Management Authority of China with the support of IFAW and other conservation organizations

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Beijing, China
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Leonardo DiCaprio joins IFAW in urging public action to shut down ivory trade

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Tue, 10/04/2011

DiCaprio serves as the global ambassador for the program, which highlights a different animal and conservation theme each year. This year’s theme is “Elephants, Never Forget,” and focuses on the crisis that elephants face 20 years after the international ivory trade ban was put in place.

While elephant populations started to recover following the ban, lax poaching oversight over the past several years has led to the prospect of extinction for the species in several African countries.

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IFAW to attend seal hunt stakeholder meeting with Namibian Ombudsman

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Fri, 09/16/2011

“The annual herding and clubbing to death of still-nursing seal pups in Namibia has been criticized by veterinarians and scientists around the world” said Sheryl Fink, Director of IFAW’s Seal Program.  

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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IFAW, Environment Canada and INTERPOL in Botswana at the Front Lines of the War on Wildlife Trafficking

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Mon, 08/29/2011

The dramatic need for the training was underlined earlier in the week when Tanzania, who sent two officers to the training, seized 1,041 elephant ivory tusks.

Canada is one of the leading countries which supports INTERPOL’s Environmental Crime Program through a grant from Environment Canada.

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