IFAW enforcement training prompts unprecedented wildlife seizure in Caribbean, 1000+ animals confiscated

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Fri, 05/01/2009
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On Saturday, the accused parties reportedly received information that two men had arrived on the beach in a boat stacked to the brim with protected wildlife species from Venezuela. The officers then went to the beach and robbed the men at gunpoint.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Colleen Cullen (IFAW, Headquarters)
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One of the confiscated animals, a capuchin monkey.

European Union bans the sale of seal products

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Tue, 05/05/2009
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“The Parliament has hammered the final nail in the coffin of the sealing industry’s market in the EU,” said Lesley O’Donnell, Director of IFAW EU. “MEPs clearly heeded the tens of thousands of emails, postcards and messages sent by IFAW supporters from across Europe.”

It is a testament to the strong political will and determination of the three European political institutions that they were able to come to a first agreement reading.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW - European Union)
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The European Parliament today voted in favour of a ban on the trade of all seal products within the EU.

Photographing Elephants – Painting with Light

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Tue, 05/12/2009
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Some 50 photographs of elephants in various scenarios, from imposing and iconic to intimate and touching images of this most intelligent and social of species, will be displayed.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW, Southern Africa
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+27 21 424 2086
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<EM>Elephants in Nature</EM>&amp;nbsp; is a collection of photographs by elephant scientist Rudi van Aarde.

First section of Canada&#8217;s commercial seal hunt closes &#8211; over 17,200 seals killed in just over two days

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Wed, 03/25/2009
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Observers with IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) have just returned after witnessing the slaughter of harp seal pups during this year’s commercial seal hunt.

“We witnessed today a classic example of the cruelty associated with this hunt. An injured, bleeding seal escaped into the water before a sealer could get to it. The sealer tried to pull the seal out by the hind flippers but it slipped underwater anyway,” said Cheryl Jacobson, hunt observer with IFAW.

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Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
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Katie McConnell (IFAW, Headquarters)
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No market for pelts overshadows expanded seal hunt quota

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Wed, 04/08/2009
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“Of course we are pleased,” said Sheryl Fink, Senior Researcher with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). “If market conditions ultimately lead to the demise of this inhumane slaughter, that’s fine by us.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Kim Cormack (IFAW, Canada-Communications Officer)
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(613) 241-3982 ext. 225
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IFAW animal rescue underway in quake-ravaged Italy

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Fri, 04/17/2009
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“One of the immediate challenges faced at this time is with displaced pets that need food in the tent cities,” said IFAW veterinarian Anand Ramanathan. “Another urgent problem is locating livestock in the mountains, especially cattle which need to be milked periodically. If we don’t reach these animals in time, the result could be mastitis or other dangerous infections.”

Immediately after the quake hit, a 24-hour Veterinary Emergency Hotline was set up and IZS began treating injured animals.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Michael Booth (IFAW, Headquarters)
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The IFAW team arrived to L'Aquila and are staged at the Emergency Operations Center.

IFAW receives Charity Accreditation Seal by Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance

Publication Date: 
Mon, 03/09/2009

Since 2003, the Charity Seal has been given to non-profits that meet the BBB’s strict Standards for Charity Accountability. The seal not only provides the public with a trusted symbol that IFAW adheres to the Alliance’s comprehensive standards, but also offers donors a trusted accountability tool to encourage greater confidence in giving. Only national charities that meet the BBB’s high standards are eligible for the seal.

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Yarmouth Port, Mass.
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Chris Cutter
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Welfare Groups Lobby to Prevent Legal Dog Racing in South Africa

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Wed, 02/04/2009
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The Department of Trade and Industry kicks off a second round of public consultations this Friday to gauge opinion on possibly reinstating legal greyhound racing in South Africa.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW, Southern Africa)
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This starving greyhound was brought into IFAW&#8217;s Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) project in Johannesburg recently. The South African government is currently considering legalising greyhound racing. IFAW and its companion animal projects the Mdzananda Animal Clinic and CLAW, are actively lobbying to prevent this because of animal welfare concerns.

Iceland urged to rethink ill-advised and damaging whaling policy

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Wed, 02/18/2009
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Outgoing Fisheries and Agriculture Minister, Einar K Gudfinnsson, recently granted commercial whaling quotas of up to 150 endangered fin whales and 100 minke whales a year for the next five years. Iceland’s new Fisheries Minister, Steingrimur J Sigfusson, today announced these catch allowances would remain for one year instead of five, and despite only a limited domestic market for minke whales and no domestic market for fin whales.

IFAW opposes whaling because it is cruel, unnecessary and unsustainable.

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London
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Jake Levenson (IFAW Headquarters)
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Canadian Senator introduces groundbreaking legislation to end the commercial seal hunt

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Tue, 03/03/2009
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“This is truly a historic moment – a moment that marks the beginning of the inevitable end to Canada’s commercial seal hunt,” said Sheryl Fink, a senior researcher with IFAW. “Senator Harb has shown incredible leadership&nbsp;and courage&nbsp;by speaking out on behalf of the majority of Canadians on this issue.”

The bill is an amendment to the Fisheries Act and would prohibit the commercial hunting of seals in Canadian waters, while protecting the rights of aboriginal peoples to hunt seals.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Katie McConnell (IFAW, Headquarters)
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