Japan's Whaling - More Sushi than Science

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Don, 01/17/2008
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The world’s leading international law experts and marine mammal scientists have deemed the Government of Japan’s “scientific” whaling program to be fatally flawed and in breach of numerous international treaties and tribunals.
 
“Japan’s 20 years of “scientific whaling” has delivered thousands of dead whales and next to no useful knowledge of the whales they “study”. The meat is packaged and sold in the fish markets in Japan.
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International Fund for Animal Welfare Report Reveals Impact of Global Warming on Arctic Marine Mammals

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Don, 01/17/2008
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“Signs of climate change are all around us,” said IFAW D.C. Office Director Jeff Flocken. “This is especially significant in the Artic, where ice habitat is integral to polar bears and melting sea-ice sets the stage for drastic population reductions. Ultimately, this will lead to the extinction of the species.”
 
In September 2007, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a series of reports concluding that by 2050, we will have lost two-thirds of the world’s polar bears, and that many of the rest will be gone by 2100.
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Endangered Gibbons get a helping hand in the New Year

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Don, 01/10/2008
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Prior to the relocation, this group of gibbons and siamangs were confiscated from illegal pet trade by the Indonesian Forestry Department . The animals were successfully relocated to their native home range in Sumatra and will undergo rehabilitation before their return to the wild.
 
Gibbons are small agile apes that live in subtropical rainforests in Southeast, South and East Asia. While the illegal pet trade takes a heavy toll on wild populations, the principal threat to gibbons is loss of habitat.
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Diverse Stakeholders Come Together to Address Northern Right Whale Regulations

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Fre, 01/11/2008
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Held at the Hyatt Regency Boston, the daylong symposium was deemed a success by participants and organizers, as well as an important move in ensuring a less hazardous marine environment for the endangered north Atlantic right whale.
 
“Saving the right whale requires collaboration and shared commitment,” said Patrick Ramage, IFAW Global Whale Program Manager.
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Statement Regarding the Siberian Tiger Incident at the San Francisco Zoo

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Don, 12/27/2007
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Representing over 2 million animal welfare advocates around the world, the International Fund for Animal Welfare extends its sincere condolences to the family of Carlos Sousa and the victims of yesterday’s tragedy at the San Francisco Zoo. Mr. Sousa’s death is the first ever visitor fatality due to an animal escape at an Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited facility. But the attack itself is not unprecedented.
 
In the U.S.
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IFAW Statement Regarding The Delayed Decision For Polar Bear Inclusion In The Endangered Species Act

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Die, 01/08/2008
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“Representing over 2 million animal welfare advocates around the world, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) hopes that the Bush Administration’s choice to postpone listing of polar bears under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), will still result in meaningful protections when the decision is announced later this month.
 
The plight of polar bears is unprecedented and very real, and IFAW continues to call upon the U.S.
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Safe passage for endangered elephants: India corridor given to government

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Don, 12/20/2007
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Michael Wamithi, IFAW’s global Elephants Program Manager, said: “This is a significant step forward for elephant conservation in India, and a model I hope other wildlife groups will follow. Trans-frontier wildlife linkages are a sustainable means of addressing both habitat fragmentation and human-elephant conflict.
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Christmas comes early for entangled humpback whale in the Bay of Fundy

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Mit, 12/19/2007
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The CWRT received a call yesterday from a lobster fisherman off the south of Grand Manan explaining that a humpback whale was trapped in his equipment and seemed to be carrying the gear of other fishermen as well. Because of the bad sea conditions, the fisherman communicated the exact location to the CWRT and left the area.
 
At 8:00am this morning, the sea was calm enough to go rescue the whale named PEZ.
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Companies Linked to Japanese Whaling; Conservationists Call for Action

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Die, 12/18/2007
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Japanese seafood giants Nippon Suisan, Kyokuyo and Maruha jointly owned and operated Japan’s whaling fleet for decades and devised a plan to significantly expand Japanese whaling in the 2007/2008 whaling season. Under the plan, first announced in 2005, more than 1,000 whales will be hunted in the internationally recognized Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary over the next three months, including 50 endangered fin whales, 50 humpback whales and 935 minke whales.
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A Dozen Ways to Save the Tiger: Blueprint for conservation released by range states

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Mon, 12/10/2007
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“Action Tiger” contains the conservation plans of 12 tiger range countries and will be launched this afternoon by a forest guard from Sariska – the sanctuary which hit the headlines with the disappearance of all its tigers in 2005. The document, a compilation of the respective National Tiger Action Plans (NTAPs), contains comprehensive plans, strategies or blueprints of the tiger conservation measures to be taken by each country.
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