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

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Die, 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, Environment Canada and INTERPOL in Botswana at the Front Lines of the War on Wildlife Trafficking

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Mon, 08/29/2011
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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.The dramatic need for the training was underlined earlier in the week when Tanzania, who sent two officers to the training, s

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IFAW to attend seal hunt stakeholder meeting with Namibian Ombudsman

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Fre, 09/16/2011
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“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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NARSC provides emergency sheltering for more than 500 Pets affected by floods in Minot, N.D.

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Mit, 08/24/2011
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The following NARSC member organizations have been or will be involved in this operation, which is expected to last until the end of August: the AHA (American Humane Association), the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), Code 3 Associates, the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare), RedRover (formerly United Animal Nations), the

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NGOs barred from discussion on future of ivory trade

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Mit, 08/17/2011
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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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New Poll: Americans want cameras, not rifles, aimed at African lions

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Die, 08/16/2011
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“Americans would much prefer to point and shoot a camera at a lion rather than a gun,” said Jeff Flocken, DC Office Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org), which commissioned the poll.  “More than 95 percent of Americans are opposed to hunting any species in danger of extinction—a problem the African lion is currently facing.”

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Chinese government cancels dog cull yielding to public pressure

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Fre, 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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Die, 07/19/2011
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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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A day after voting for transparency, international forum for whales meets in secret

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Mon, 07/18/2011
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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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Mit, 07/13/2011
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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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