CITES Falls Short of Addressing Critical Threats to Wild Tigers

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Vie, 10/06/2006
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CITES lists the tiger among the most endangered species in need of protection, identifying illegal trade as the major threat to the species. Poaching to supply tiger parts to illegal markets has completely wiped out wild tigers from some nature reserves in India. And tiger farms in China are lobbying to legalize the trade in parts and derivatives of captive-bred tigers. However at the discussion on tigers, the SC failed to endorse actions proposed by the CITES Secretariat and the US to address the rampant illegal trade of tiger parts and derivatives across Asia.
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More than one million children learn about seals this week

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Mié, 10/04/2006
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“Making Waves for Seals,” is this year’s theme – focusing on seals and the many threats seals face like: pollution, habitat loss, climate change, entanglement in fishing nets, commercial hunting and extinction.

IFAW distributed interactive materials including student booklets, teacher’s guides, calendar posters and a 15 minute educational video introduced by E.R. actor Goran Visnjic to 10,500 U.S. schools and community organizations. In the past few weeks, the “Making Waves for Seals” video also aired on 450 U.S.
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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Fate of elephants hangs in balance at meeting of world nations

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Lun, 10/02/2006
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The CITES treaty came into force in 1975 amid growing concern over the human impact of unregulated trade in endangered species. Since then, CITES has recognized most elephant populations as critically endangered, and has strict prohibitions on the international trade in ivory. Pro-trade nations have tried to weaken the Convention, and to reframe it as a tool to advance trade rather than to protect dwindling populations of wildlife from exploitation and extinction.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Zambia hands down tough sentence to ivory dealer

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Vie, 09/08/2006
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Ting Cheng-lung, was arrested on 8 August 2006 at Ndola Airport in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia, while in possession of 13 pieces of raw ivory plus 106 pieces of carved ivory. The contraband ivory is estimated to be worth US$50,000.
 
IFAW wildlife experts have been watching the case, hopeful that a tough sentence would be handed down to send a strong signal to elephant poachers and illegal ivory dealers.
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Lusaka, Zambia
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“Want to end the cruelty, then end the hunt,” says IFAW of calls to ban hakapiks from Canadian seal hunt

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Vie, 09/15/2006
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“If the Canadian government wants to end the cruelty of the seal hunt, then Prime Minister Harper should end it once and for all,” said Olivier Bonnet, Director of IFAW’s Canada office. “If they think there is no problem with shooting seals, they should take a look at our video footage.”
 
IFAW has documented Canada’s commercial seal hunt since the late 1960s and its experts have witnessed first-hand the cruelty of both the hakapik and rifle hunting of seals.
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Ottawa, Canada
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IFAW Names Winner of Innovative “Whale Song Remix Project”

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Vie, 09/29/2006
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As the Grand Prize Winner, Moellman will receive a 60GB video iPod, and will have his song featured in upcoming public service announcements about the growing whale slaughter around the world.

“At IFAW, we wanted to present these magnificent creatures in a unique environment to promote citizen action in the face of a new whaling offensive by Japan,” said Greg Wetstone, U.S. director of IFAW.
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Washington, D.C.
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“Africa’s Elephants Must be Saved, Stop Ivory Trade Talks,” Say Wildlife Conservation Symposium Delegates

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Lun, 08/28/2006
Elephant populations in West and Central Africa are some of the continent’s most vulnerable and most depleted. Only about three percent of Africa’s elephants can be found in the region, less than 20,000 individuals – where once hundreds of thousands of elephants roamed. These individuals are now pocketed into small, fragmented groups and are highly threatened by loss of habitat due to unplanned expansion of human settlements leading to rife human-elephant conflicts, and poaching for the bushmeat and ivory trades.
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Accra, Ghana
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New IFAW Report Uncovers Public Safety Dangers

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Jue, 08/24/2006

    More than 5,000 big cats are kept in facilities licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and it is estimated that thousands more are kept as pets.
     
    “We’ve seen too many tragedies that could have been prevented,” said Gregory Wetstone, IFAW’s U.S. director. “Against a background of dozens of dangerous big cat incidents, the new report demonstrates that the current USDA license system does not guarantee public safety or humane conditions.

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    IFAW Launches Web’s First Animal Rescue Blog

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    Jue, 08/17/2006
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    The Animal Rescue Blog (www.animalrescueblog.org) will bring readers into the trenches of on- the-ground animal rescue efforts in disaster affected areas such as Lebanon and Israel, Indonesia and India.
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    Yarmouth Port, MA
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    Penguins released back to wild after oil spill in Argentina

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    Lun, 07/31/2006
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    In early May, several hundred oiled Magellanic penguins began washing ashore in the Cabo Virgenes Nature Reserve in Argentina, about 1,700 miles (2,750 kilometers) southwest of Buenos Aires near the southernmost tip of Patagonia. A team from IFAW worked closely with Consejo Agrario Provincial de Santa Cruz to take in and clean 224 of the oiled penguins. Due to very cold weather and low water temperatures, the birds had difficulty regaining their natural waterproofing.
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