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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Michelle Cliffe (IFAW Canada)
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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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NGOs barred from discussion on future of ivory trade

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Wed, 08/17/2011

Acting of behalf of unnamed Asian countries, Kuwait requested that all members of civil society be removed from the room to allow for a closed-door discussion.

The agenda had called for a discussion on an ivory decision-making mechanism, on elephant management and conservation, and on poaching and illegal ivory trade. The mechanism is meant to become a means to facilitate the international sale of ivory.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU Brussels)
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Chinese government cancels dog cull yielding to public pressure

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Fri, 08/05/2011

Officials issued a notice that they would ban dogs in three districts of Jiangmen and confiscate and kill all dogs in those areas beginning on August 26. The reason for the notice was to prevent rabies for human safety and to establish a civilized city.

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Kenya burns, but Europe still covets Ivory

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Tue, 07/19/2011

A recent International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) survey of websites in the UK, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Germany, found a thriving in trade in ivory items – the legality of most of which is questionable.

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Washington, DC
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A day after voting for transparency, international forum for whales meets in secret

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Mon, 07/18/2011

A UK proposal on greater transparency and effectiveness at the IWC was adopted by consensus yesterday. Today, a proposal for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary by Brazil and Argentina led to a mid-morning walkout by Japan, Iceland, Norway and other pro-whaling countries.

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Significant victory for whale conservation as UK achieves consensus on reforming International Whaling Commission

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Wed, 07/13/2011

IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare www.ifaw.org), which backed the paper as a vital measure to secure the IWC’s future credibility and effectiveness, believes the final resolution is a step in the right direction for the forum, despite some of its initial proposals being dropped to achieve vital backing from all member countries.

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