DFO puts harp seals in jeopardy, study finds

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Jue, 02/16/2006
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Scientists with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Russell Leaper and Justin Matthews, conducted the study, entitled An Investigation of the effects of uncertainty on Canadian harp seal management. The authors assessed the federal government’s methods for determining population size and trends for Northwest Atlantic harp seals, as well as their approach for setting hunting quotas.

“The risk to the seal population is alarmingly high.

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IFAW Wins Improved Conditions for Australian Elephants

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Lun, 02/06/2006
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IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare), RSPCA Australia and Humane Society International (HSI) appealed the decision by the Environment Minister, Senator Ian Campbell, to approve the import permits for the elephants.

“While we would prefer the import permits were refused, our appeal has resulted in significant improvements for the elephants,” said IFAW’s Rebecca Brand.

“This result demonstrates the zoos plan did not meet the welfare needs of the animals and proves that our groups were right to challenge the decision,” said Jane Sp

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Wetstone to lead IFAW U.S. expansion

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Lun, 01/09/2006
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IFAW currently has offices in 15 countries and an international headquarters in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts. The appointment of Mr. Wetstone initiates the process of establishing a major new U.S. presence, including new IFAW offices planned for Washington D.C., Los Angeles, New York and Miami.

Mr.

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EP stands up for animals “trapped by bad science”

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Jue, 11/17/2005
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Today’s decision follows the October vote in the Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, which had turned down the Directive proposed by the Commission considering it “very unsatisfactory” and describing it “difficult to improve by means of amendments.”

The main reason for the rejection of the proposal related to the lack of a scientific base for the suggested standards.

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Canned Hunting and Captive Breeding Report Regarded a “Good Start”

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Mar, 10/25/2005
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“While IFAW does not condone hunting we would welcome the adoption of measures that would help to stamp out the rampant abuses we know to take place in this industry,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Southern Africa Director of IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org).

“The report is a good start in paving the way to a better regulated, if still totally abhorrent industry and which no-one - except those most likely to profit – would disagree is in dire need of an overhaul.

“The R

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Welfare groups gear up for major legal challenge against Government

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Vie, 10/07/2005
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The legal appeal, by IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare), RSPCA Australia and Humane Society International (HSI), will begin on Tuesday (11 October). It is expected to last less than two working weeks.

They are challenging a decision, made by the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Senator Ian Campbell, to allow the import of eight Asian elephants to Taronga and Melbourne zoos.

It will begin at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in 55 Market Street, Sydney, at 10am.

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Leading Animal Welfare Group Applauds “Common-Sense” Government Crocodile Decision

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Jue, 10/06/2005
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The Federal Government has upheld its long-held policy banning trophy hunting of Australian native animals for export.

Senator Campbell has today ruled (6 October) against a proposal by the Northern Territory Government to allow up to 25 crocodiles to be killed by commercial trophy hunters. Plans included the export of crocodile parts, such as heads and skins.

IFAW Asia Pacific Campaigner Rebecca Brand said: “Upholding the ban on the trophy hunting of crocodiles in the Northern Territory is a common-sense and very welcome decision.

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69% of Canadian voters oppose commercial seal hunt

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Mar, 09/20/2005
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"When it comes to the commercial seal hunt, this poll shows that opposition literally starts on the doorsteps of Parliament Hill and extends across the country," said IFAW Canada’s Director, Olivier Bonnet.

Opposition to specific aspects of the seal hunt was even higher with some 77 per cent of voters, stating an opinion, calling for a ban on the killing of seals under three months of age and 78 per cent opposed to government subsidies for the hunt.

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International Conference to Address Oiled Wildlife Problem

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Jue, 08/04/2005
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This year’s conference, hosted by Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, brings together 250 of the world’s leading professional oiled wildlife responders to collaborate on oil spill prevention initiatives, contingency planning and oiled wildlife response efforts worldwide.
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Arab League Calls for Collaboration to Fight Wildlife Crime

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Mié, 07/13/2005
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"Working on the ground in 15 countries around the world has given IFAW an opportunity to help many states build their wildlife law enforcement capacity," said Executive Vice President Azzedine Downes, "the Arab League's efforts to enforce CITES regulations will help protect the animals so important to Arab traditions and history for generations to come."

In the year leading up to the next CITES CoP14, taking place in the Netherlands, IFAW will help facilitate the meeting of Arab States in order for those members to hold conversations amongst themselves abou

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