http://www.ifaw.org/canada/theme/everything/rss.xml/2/39 en Lima Climate Summit ends with frustrating, vital compromise http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/lima-climate-summit-ends-frustrating-vital-compromise <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/elephants/peter-lafontaine">Peter LaFontaine</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 12/16/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="Warming temperatures have already devastated thousands of species, including walrus." class="caption" longdesc="Warming temperatures have already devastated thousands of species, including walrus." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/12_16_14_climate.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 427px;" title="Warming temperatures have already devastated thousands of species, including walrus." />Normally, you hate to hear people describe their disaster prevention plans as &ldquo;modest,&rdquo; &ldquo;shaky,&rdquo; or &ldquo;incremental&rdquo;&mdash;but when it comes to international climate </p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/lima-climate-summit-ends-frustrating-vital-compromise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Political advocacy Polar Bears Accord Global Climate Change Lima Melting Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:18:15 +0000 Peter LaFontaine 102413 at http://www.ifaw.org The Canadian government is failing endangered species http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/canadian-government-failing-endangered-species <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/seals/sheryl-fink">Sheryl Fink</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 12/11/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The gap between what Canada says - and what it actually does - for conservation continues to widen, and it is wildlife who pays the price." class="caption" longdesc="The gap between what Canada says - and what it actually does - for conservation continues to widen, and it is wildlife who pays the price." src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/12_11_14_CA.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 406px;" title="The gap between what Canada says - and what it actually does - for conservation continues to widen, and it is wildlife who pays the price." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/canadian-government-failing-endangered-species" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Polar Bears CITES Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species polar bears Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:58:26 +0000 Sheryl Fink 102357 at http://www.ifaw.org US, China make waves with surprise climate agreement http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/us-china-make-waves-surprise-climate-agreement <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/elephants/peter-lafontaine">Peter LaFontaine</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 11/14/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The United States and China to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Photo: Wikimedia Commons " class="caption" longdesc="The United States and China to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Photo: Wikimedia Commons " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/Polar_Bear_AdF.jpg" title="The United States and China to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.</p /> </p></div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/us-china-make-waves-surprise-climate-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Polar Bears agreement climate change global warming green hose gas polar bear sea levels rise Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:07:11 +0000 Peter LaFontaine 101954 at http://www.ifaw.org Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’s not enough. http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/protections-polar-bears-increase-conservation-summit-experts-warn-it%E2%80%99s-not-enough <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 11/07/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="199" title="Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’s not enough." alt="Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Polarbears_1-300px.jpg?1415376988" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>A significant step was achieved today at the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) with world leaders reaching consensus to list the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) to Appendix II, a decision that will be finalized on Sunday. &nbsp;Experts from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a> support this decision but warn that total protection of the polar bear through both Appendix I and II listings is needed in order to ensure the species&rsquo; survival.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/protections-polar-bears-increase-conservation-summit-experts-warn-it%E2%80%99s-not-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Polar Bears CMS polar bears Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:19:38 +0000 adintino 101922 at http://www.ifaw.org VIDEO: Polar bears now protected under Appendix II of CMS http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/video-polar-bears-now-protected-under-appendix-ii-cms <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/canada/about-us/whales/dr-maria-masha-n-vorontsova">Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 11/07/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/qe5O4_7NIT0" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>The countries represented at the 11<sup>th</sup> Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) achieved consensus on a Proposal submitted by Norway to put Polar bears on Appendix II of the Convention.</p> <p><strong>That is good news for the Polar Bears and IFAW welcomes it.</strong></p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/qe5O4_7NIT0&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/qe5O4_7NIT0&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe5O4_7NIT0"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-qe5O4_7NIT0_9.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/video-polar-bears-now-protected-under-appendix-ii-cms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wildlife trade Political advocacy Polar Bears #cmscop11 bears CMS conservation ecuador global polar warming Video Fri, 07 Nov 2014 22:17:21 +0000 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova 101929 at http://www.ifaw.org Fate of sharks, polar bears and lions on the table at conservation summit in Quito http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/fate-sharks-polar-bears-and-lions-table-conservation-summit-quito <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 11/03/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="201" title="Fate of sharks, polar bears and lions on the table at conservation summit in Quito" alt="Fate of sharks, polar bears and lions on the table at conservation summit in Qui" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/polar_Bear_Cubs_300px_1.jpg?1415049198" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>At the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">www.ifaw.org</a> is pushing for stricter wildlife protection measures.</p> <p>During the high-level Ministerial Meeting held today, IFAW President and CEO, Azzedine Downes, addressed an audience that included 20 environment ministers from Asia, Africa and Latin America on &ldquo;Uniting the Rights of Nature and the Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty.&rdquo;</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/canada/news/fate-sharks-polar-bears-and-lions-table-conservation-summit-quito" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Polar Bears CMS Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals hammerheads lions Mantas migratory birds migratory species polar bears Shaarks Mon, 03 Nov 2014 21:20:14 +0000 adintino 101869 at http://www.ifaw.org