IFAW, NSALA Save Unwanted Dogs from Canada “Dog Shoot”

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IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project team was in a remote Canadian community providing vital veterinary care and humane education when concerned community members alerted IFAW’s team that due to concerns about the number of roaming dogs, unwanted dogs would soon be rounded up and shot. In many remote communities without access to regular veterinary care, this is often considered the only means of controlling the dog population.

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IFAW Rescues Dogs from Cozumel, Mexico

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Wed, 07/14/2010
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“After careful consideration, we have decided the best option is to find new homes outside of Cozumel for some of these special dogs and cats,” said Kate Atema, IFAW Companion Animal Director. “We are working hard to provide long-term solutions to the many threats faced by companion animals in Cozumel with expanding the local shelter and its programs, spay and neuter clinics and an education campaign on responsible pet ownership.”

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<p>IFAW and local partner, the Humane Society of Cozumel (HSC), are working together to re-home animals from their overcrowded shelter in order to make room for animals rescued from the municipal dump. The shelter animals have good health standing for flying to the US and their re-homing will leave space for the dump dogs and cats which are currently receiving medical treatment.&#160;</p>

US Gulf Coast wildlife face devastating impact from oil slick

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Tue, 05/04/2010
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The April 20 explosion of the BP-operated Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig has reportedly spewed around 5,000 barrels of oil a day into the Gulf.

“In an incident like this, coastal birds will be among the hardest hit. There are millions of birds at risk as the US Gulf coast is not only home to many resident species, but also a regular refuge for many birds migrating north,” said Dr. Ian Robinson, IFAW Emergency Relief Director.

Some well-known species at risk include terns, herons, egrets, gannets, ducks and Louisiana’s state bird, the Brown pelican.

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Yarmouth Port, Mass.
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IFAW gets tied to a cause with Vineyard Vines&#174;

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Tue, 05/04/2010
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Designed to raise awareness for whale conservation, Tails for Whales is an innovative, grassroots program that captures celebrities, athletes, conservationists and everyday people posing with their hands in the sign of the whale tail.

“Given our work to save the whales and vineyard vines’ signature logo, this partnership could not be a better fit,” said Fred O’Regan, President and CEO, IFAW. “vineyard vines has a long history of giving back to the community and we’re honored to be working with them to make a whale of a difference.”

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Sealers take aim at last surviving harp seal pups as Newfoundland seal hunt opens

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Thu, 04/08/2010
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Twenty-three sealing vessels from Newfoundland and Labrador have hailed out in search of concentrations of seal pups on whatever ice is still available.

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Newfoundland, Canada
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First phase of seal hunt a bust as single boat leaves port

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Sun, 03/28/2010
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The vessel is reportedly heading to the Northern Gulf – the only area where seals have been observed in the Gulf – to kill the few animals that have managed to survive what has been a disastrous year for harp seal pups.

“After spending the past week watching the few tenacious seal pup survivors clinging to life, it is heartbreaking to realize that they may now be killed,” said Sheryl Fink, a senior researcher with IFAW. “On the other hand, I am encouraged that only one boat has decided to go seal killing so far this year.”

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Climate change catastrophe: worst ice year on record leads to harp seals&#8217; demise

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Wed, 03/24/2010
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IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) reports that the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which is the annual birthing ground of hundreds of thousands of harp seals, is essentially devoid of both ice and seals.

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Senator John Kerry Introduces Legislation to Protect Whales

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Mon, 03/15/2010
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“Whales are in a sea of trouble, and we must do all we can to mitigate threats to the species and its habitat,” said Jeff Flocken, IFAW DC Office Director. “We applaud Senator Kerry’s leadership in championing this legislation and hope his colleagues follow suit.”  

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Canadian government raises kill quota for harp seal pups despite severe lack of ice habitat

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Mon, 03/15/2010
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“The Canadian government looks absurd calling for 330,000 seals to be slaughtered when there may not even be that many pups left alive,” said Sheryl Fink, a senior researcher with IFAW.

Harp seals require stable ice platforms to give birth and nurse their pups. This year’s ice conditions are the lowest on record, spelling imminent danger for the pups’ survival.

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Study Finds Little Local Economic Value in Trophy Hunting Polar Bears Hunts are of economic importance only to a handful of individuals

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Fri, 03/05/2010
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A new study, The Economics of Polar Bear Trophy Hunting in Canada, jointly released today by Humane Society International and International Fund for Animal Welfare reveals that polar bear hunts provide little economic benefit to Canada&#8217;s Inuit communities. The study shows that the income derived from polar bear trophy hunting amounts to only a small fraction of Northern Canada&#8217;s economy, and is concentrated in few hands.

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