Rare tiger killed by poachers in Siberia

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Mar, 11/16/2010
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The Khasan rangers arrested four suspected poachers, who were intercepted with the dead tiger, described as a healthy, five-year-old male. One of the hunters was wounded by the tiger and is hospitalized; the other three were turned over to police for interrogation. If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a fine of USD $20,000.

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Governments designate IFAW a partner in global plan to save tigers

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Jue, 11/18/2010

An international IFAW delegation, including tiger conservation experts from three range countries, is joining heads of state attending the summit, which will be hosted by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Governments of 13 tiger range states are expected to endorse the Global Tiger Recovery Programme (GTRP) and a ministerial declaration with the ambitious goal of doubling the wild tiger population over the next 12 years.

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EU Seal Ban comes into full effect

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Jue, 10/28/2010
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“We are pleased that the court has made the right decision and lifted the suspension. This ban is about the right of Europeans to say ‘No’ to products that stem from cruel and unnecessary hunts. IFAW will continue to work to defend this right and to defend the EU seal ban,” said Lesley O’Donnell, IFAW’s EU Director.

The EU ban is significant in that it prohibits the trade in products from all commercial seal hunts, including those in Canada, Namibia, and Norway, while protecting sealing by Inuit and other indigenous peoples.

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Bold new targets needed to halt biodiversity loss

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Vie, 10/15/2010

“Species are being lost at a faster rate than ever before, despite decades of conservation efforts,” said Peter Pueschel, IFAW Director of International Conventions. “From tigers, elephants and marine mammals to frogs, primates and sharks, the average population of wild species fell by almost one-third over the last four decades.”

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Training workshop for Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Wildlife Crime busters

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Mar, 10/12/2010

Jointly organised by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) and the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF), the training will specifically tackle issues on wildlife trade status by species, wildlife crime and enforcement, international trade conventions and organisations, inter-agencies cooperation and national legislations and enforcement.

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INTERPOL Arrests Break Key Tiger Smuggling Routes

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Vie, 10/08/2010

The two-month operation involved national enforcement agencies in six tiger-range countries (China, India, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam) and was coordinated by INTERPOL’s Environmental Crime Programme at its headquarters in Lyon, France. “International collaboration in wildlife crime enforcement is critical to protecting species like tigers that are on the brink of extinction,” said Fred O’Regan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org).

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IFAW launches emergency feed program in Pakistan

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Mar, 08/31/2010
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According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) some 200,000 cows, sheep, buffalo, goats and donkeys have already been lost and millions more have been affected. Flooding has now displaced an additional one million people who often find no other option but to leave livestock and companion animals behind. The now abandoned animals are a principal source of livelihood for Pakistan’s rural population. Millions of flood victims are entirely dependent on the upcoming harvest season and the vital role of draft animals to help plow the land.

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<p>In late July 2010, floods ravaged the country of Pakistan killing thousands of people and displacing millions more including their livestock animals. IFAW is working with the local RAVI Foundation to feed all grazing animals including goats, sheep and cattle as their standing crops have been washed away.</p>

400,000 Bali street dogs to be saved in rabies control project

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Mar, 09/21/2010
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“This program will save hundreds of thousands of lives—both dogs and humans,” said Kate Atema, IFAW Director of Companion Animals Programs.

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Thousands of Children Celebrate Tiger Day

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Vie, 09/24/2010
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IFAW’s Youth Voices for Tigers video messages comprise a collective call for world leaders to ensure that the next generation does not grow up in a world without tigers. The campaign is part of the United Nations International Year of Youth and IFAW’s global Animal Action education and outreach programme, which reaches more than five million school-age children in 15 countries each year. Over the past century, the worldwide population of wild tigers has plunged from 100,000 to as few as 3,000, primarily due to rampant poaching and habitat loss.

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Leonardo DiCaprio inspires new generation of conservationists during Animal Action Week

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This year’s theme, Born to be Wild, highlights the alarming plight of tigers, which are on the brink of extinction in the wild. Habitat loss and poaching have reduced worldwide wild tiger populations from about 100,000 in 1900 to as few as 3,000 today.

“Tigers are dangerously close to vanishing forever,” said Mr. DiCaprio, an IFAW Honorary Board Member. “If we don’t want our children to grow up in a world where tigers are extinct, the time for action is now.”  

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<p><br /> &#8220;Join IFAW and me in taking action to protect wild tigers - before it&#8217;s too late.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8211; Leonardo DiCaprio<br /> Actor and Environmentalist</p>