IFAW Helps Move Hurricane Animals to California Shelters

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Fri, 09/16/2005
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IFAW teams continue daily animal rescue missions searching for animals that have been reported missing or abandoned. Missing pet data continues to be compiled from concerned pet owners. (IFAW Missing Pet Database -- www.ifaw.org/us/missingpets.)

Once rescued form the floodwaters, IFAW transports the animals to the official triage shelter in Gonzales, LA where they receive urgent health care as necessary. The facility currently houses nearly 2,000 rescued animals including horses, dogs, cats, and others.

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Baton Rouge, LA
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Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
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Scores of pets rescued from homes in New Orleans

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Thu, 09/08/2005
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IFAW’s team, working with Code-3 Associates, is currently searching a list of more than 300 addresses where animals are reported to be stranded. The animals rescued from homes are evacuated to a triage facility in nearby Gonzales, Louisiana for veterinary care. Some animals are expected then to move to the Houston SPCA, where an IFAW team is assisting at emergency shelters for incoming animals.

To date more than 3,500 requests have been fielded, by rescuers, from people looking for lost pets.

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Gonzalez, LA
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Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
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IFAW Partners with Zodiac Group to Protect Marine Wildlife

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Thu, 08/04/2005
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“The support we have received from Zodiac has been invaluable in our efforts to save hundreds of oiled seabirds throughout the world and to protect endangered whales. We are gratified by Zodiac’s commitment as a pioneering, responsible company dedicated to actively protecting the environment,” said Dr. Ian Robinson, IFAW Director of Emergency Relief.

The equipment donated by Zodiac includes six transportable pools used to clean birds at oils spills.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Lou Cafiero (IFAW, Headquarters)
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Zodiac's contributions will help IFAW save seabirds like this oiled murre rescued from a deliberate oil spill in Newfoundland, Canada in December 2004.

Date is set for Asian elephant appeal

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Thu, 07/28/2005
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Taronga and Melbourne zoos also agreed to not move the eight Asian elephants from Thailand until an appeal has been completed.   

IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare), RSPCA Australia and Humane Society International (HSI) are appealing the decision of the Minister for Environment and Heritage, Senator Ian Campbell—made on July 20—to allow the import of eight Asian elephants to Taronga and Melbourne zoos.

In a move strongly supported by international experts, the three organisations are appealing against this decision o

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Sydney, Australia
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Jennifer Walters (IFAW, Asia Pacific)
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+0437 414 329
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Zoo Document Admits Taiping 4 Gorillas from Cameroon

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Wed, 07/13/2005
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IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) and African sanctuaries caring for orphaned great apes welcomed the 2005 edition of the International Gorilla Studbook, which is compiled through information submitted by the zoos and breeding centres that care for the animals.
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW, Southern Africa)
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+27 21 424 2086
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+27 82 330 255 2558
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Japan Targets More Whales, Whaling Commission

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Mon, 06/20/2005
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“Scientific whaling is more about whaling than science,” said Dr. Joth Singh, IFAW Director of Wildlife and Habitat. “Japan’s latest plan is commercial whaling in a pitiful disguise and an insult to modern science. There is no scientific justification for killing whales in the 21st century. We already have sufficient information from dead whales.  The Japanese Government should stop whaling now.”

The international community has condemned scientific whaling through 40 IWC resolutions since 1986.

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Ulsan, Korea
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Patrick Ramage (IFAW, Headquarters) at Korea IWC meeting
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Watching Whales In East Asia

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Fri, 06/17/2005
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This comprehensive guide, produced by WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation society and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare), explores the fascinating whale watch opportunities available in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Province of China and Hong Kong, Province of China.

A total of 41 different species of whales and dolphins can be found off the coasts of these countries (almost half of all known cetacean species).  These include the critically endangered Western Pacific grey and North Pacific right whales, the famous pink Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin and

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Ulsan, South Korea
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Patrick Ramage (IFAW, Headquarters)
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IFAW and North Shore Animal League America team up to rescue 30 dogs from shelter in China and re-home them in the United States

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Thu, 05/26/2005
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The dogs are being moved from the Beijing Human and Animal Environmental Education Center (BHAEEC) in China to the NSALA facilities in Port Washington, NY, to provide an immediate solution to overcrowding faced by dog shelters in China and to find permanent homes for the dogs in the United States.

The dogs will be cared for by an IFAW veterinarian and flown to the United States from Beijing.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Lou Cafiero (IFAW, Headquarters)
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Dike is one of the 30 dogs brought over from China. Large dogs like Dike are outlawed in Beijing simply for their size.

IFAW destroys giant tusk of unwanted ivory in its campaign to protect elephants

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Tue, 04/12/2005
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Saba Douglas-Hamilton watched as IFAW cut the Memorial Tusk into pieces with an angle grinder in Trafalgar Square.
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London, United Kingdom
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Rosa Hill (IFAW, United Kingdom)
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Whale of a rescue

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Fri, 03/18/2005
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On 12 March, three young pilot whales became trapped in a lagoon on the coast of Vava'u in the Kingdom of Tonga. It is believed that they had followed three adult whales into a lagoon, seeking shelter following an attack by sharks.

The three adult pilot whales stranded on the beach and did not survive. However, for the past week the smaller, younger whales have been swimming freely in a lagoon, which is surrounded by reef off the main Vava'u island.

Today, following many attempts to help the animals back to the open ocean, the efforts succeeded.

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Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga
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Erica Martin (IFAW, Asia Pacific)
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