European seal import ban a step closer after crucial EU vote

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MEPs from the IMCO (Internal Market and Consumer Protection) Committee, today voted overwhelmingly in favor of a ban on the trade in seal products without any derogations, and with the only exemption for products from traditional Inuit seal hunts.

The 25:7 majority vote defeats plans for a proposed labeling system put forward by the IMCO rapporteur, UK Liberal MEP Diana Wallis.

IFAW opposes Canada’s commercial seal hunt because it is cruel and unnecessary, with more than a quarter of a million seals clubbed or shot each year primarily so their fur can be used by

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eBay's New Year resolution: Protect endangered elephants

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Mon, 12/29/2008
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“IFAW is grateful to eBay for taking this important step forward for elephant conservation. By setting the bar with a global ban on ivory, eBay is proving to be an example for both governments and online dealers to also take a stand on one of today’s most critical wildlife issues – Internet trade,” said Barbara Cartwright, IFAW Campaigns Manager.

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Elephant poacher shot and killed in Kenyan national park

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Thu, 01/22/2009
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Rangers had trailed the poacher and his accomplice for 17 hours on foot, according to area warden Josphat Erupe. “We noticed one poacher on top of a tree but he jumped down and vanished. We only became aware that there was a second man when he opened fire at our rangers from behind the tree but he was shot and killed in the ensuing battle.”

According to unnamed sources in KWS, elephant poaching rose by over 60 per cent in Kenya from 2007 to 2008.

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Environment Committee votes for full seal trade ban

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Fri, 01/23/2009
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Just weeks before the world’s largest commercial seal slaughter takes place again on the ice floes off the East coast of Canada, Europe is preparing to take the final decision to ban the trade in seal products. Every year thousands of seals are clubbed or shot and every year citizens and NGOs voice their disapproval with these practices.

Yesterday’s vote was a strong signal that MEPs in the Environment Committee are unwilling to accept the half-baked solution proposed by the European Commission.

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IFAW Applauds China’s Largest Cyber Store for Shark Fin Trade Ban

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Fri, 12/19/2008
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The announcement was made as part of a campaign IFAW and Taobao collaboratively initiated to combat online wildlife crime. In the unprecedented collaboration, IFAW and Taobao.com share information about online illegal wildlife trade and jointly raise consumer awareness about the detrimental impact wildlife trade has on species in the wild.

Asia is the main market for shark fin products. In major cities in China, shark fin soup is readily available on the menu in restaurants.

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Gorilla, missing in action: New take on iconic advert drums home serious conservation message

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Wed, 12/17/2008

The viral is being released by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to draw attention to the perils faced by many wild animals – including tigers, elephants, whales, turtles and gorillas - and to promote IFAW's work to protect these and other threatened species from extinction.

Rosa Argent, IFAW Communications Manager said: "This is a simple yet powerful take on a hugely popular advert.

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Fears for the world's whales as future of commercial whaling ban is negotiated at meeting 'held in secret' in UK

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Thu, 12/04/2008
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The International Whaling Commission (IWC), responsible for whale conservation, is holding a three-day Small Working Group meeting in Cambridge from Monday with delegates from around 24 countries expected to attend.

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Ocean noise poses grave threat to marine mammals IFAW urges action to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises

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Wed, 12/03/2008

A report released today by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Ocean Noise: Turn it down, showed that, in recent decades, ocean noise created by human activities has risen dramatically, posing a major threat to many marine mammals. Noise from commercial shipping, sonar, seismic exploration by the oil and gas industry, off-shore construction and recreational activities, is contributing to a progressively more disorientating environment for the world's cetaceans.

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IFAW Urges Restraint In Unconfirmed Rabies Deaths

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Tue, 12/02/2008

According to reports, four people have died after being bitten by dogs but their death is not necessarily the result from the bite or from rabies.

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Multi-agency approach to counter wildlife trade on the Internet

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Thu, 11/20/2008

The rise of the Internet is contributing to the rapid growth of illegal trade in wildlife, which is having a devastating effect on animals and ecosystems. Fast, convenient and anonymous, trading of wildlife on the Internet is posing a major challenge to wildlife conservation and law enforcement.

According to a recently published report by IFAW, Killing with Keystrokes: An Investigation of the Illegal Wildlife Trade on the World Wide Web, Internet trade in wildlife poses a significant and immediate threat to the survival of many endangered species.

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