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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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IFAW Statement Regarding The Delayed Decision For Polar Bear Inclusion In The Endangered Species Act

Publication Date: 
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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Washington, D.C., United States
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Brandon Frazier (IFAW, US)
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202.536.1907
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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.
Press Location: 
Yarmouth, MA
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Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
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508.744.2066
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Safe passage for endangered elephants: India corridor given to government

Publication Date: 
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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Bangalore, India
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Colleen Cullen (IFAW, Headquarters)
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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.
Press Location: 
Grand Manan, Canada
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Erica Martin (IFAW, Canada)
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613-241-3982 ext.221
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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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New Delhi, India
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Lynn Levine (IFAW, Headquarters)
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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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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Jake Levenson (IFAW, Headquarters)
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Endangered pelts go up in smoke in Kashmir

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Mon, 12/03/2007
Under the orders of the High Court, eight truckloads of stockpiled pelts were burned by state officials in a public display of destruction. Incinerated items included skins, rugs, fur coats and gloves made from dozens of tiger, snow leopard, leopard, hill fox, leopard cats, black bear, otters and wolves.
Press Location: 
South Yarmouth, MA
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Pressekontakt: 
Lynn A. Levine (IFAW, Headquarters)
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1 (508) 744-2185
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IFAW Celebrates Grand Opening of Middle East and North Africa Regional Office in Dubai

Publication Date: 
Fre, 12/07/2007
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IFAW Executive Vice President Azzedine Downes recognized regional partners with Leadership Awards for their outstanding efforts on behalf of animals.  Awardees included:  The Dubai Municipality, the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water, the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature in Jordan, the National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kuwait Environment Public Authority, the Republic of Yemen Environment Public Authority, the Syrian Arab Republic Ministry of Local Administration and Environment, the Libyan
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Dubai, UAE
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Azzedine Downes (IFAW, Executive Vice President)
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Japan's Whaling Fleet Sails, Humpbacks on Target List

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Sam, 11/17/2007
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Conservation organizations including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) are calling for new actions to end Japan’s “scientific” whaling. 
 
“Killing endangered whales for products that nobody needs is beneath the dignity of a great nation like Japan,” said IFAW Whale Program Manager Patrick Ramage.  “It’s time for Japan to put away the harpoons and join the emerging global consensus for whale conservation in the 21st century.”
 
A global moratorium on commercial
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Shimonoseki, Japan
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Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru departs for the southern ocean sanctuary where it will target 300 whales including 50 humpbacks.