Penguins flown South for record-breaking release to the wild in Brazil

Publication Date: 
Mon, 10/06/2008
Thumbnail: 
Image: 

The airlift departed from Salvador in the northeastern state of Bahía on Friday and flew 2,500 kilometers to reach its destination. Upon landing, the precious cargo of juvenile penguins was loaded onto trucks and headed for an overnight stay at the Center for Recovery of Marine Animals (CRAM). The next morning the rested birds were taken to Cassino beach. They were released with a smaller group of adult penguins that had been rehabilitated after becoming oiled. Experts hope these more mature and experienced birds will guide the younger animals south.

Press Location: 
Rio Grande, Brazil
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Michael Booth (IFAW, Headquarters)
Contact phone: 
+1-508-744-2076
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/penguin-brazil1_sm.jpg
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/penguin-brazil1_lg.jpg
Original Path: 
ifaw_european_union/media_center/press_releases/10_6_2008_49250.php

International ivory sale to be held for first time in decade

Publication Date: 
Tue, 10/14/2008

The 57th session of the Standing Committee for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) ruled just months ago that China was fit to become a trading partner for the ivory, while Japan was previously approved. Both nations are known to be among the world’s largest illegal ivory markets. Several multiple ton seizures have been made at Chinese ports in recent years.

Press Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Colleen Cullen (IFAW, Headquarters)
Contact phone: 
508 648 3586
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
Original Path: 
ifaw_european_union/media_center/press_releases/10_14_2008_49491.php

Animal Rescue operations underway in flooded Bihar, India

Publication Date: 
Tue, 09/09/2008
Thumbnail: 
Image: 

On August 18th, a flash flood resulting from a broken embankment on the river Kosi in neighbouring Nepal swept away thousands of human beings and animals with many villages wiped off the face of the earth. Millions of people and cattle are staying in makeshift camps made out of plastic sheets and bamboo.

Press Location: 
Bihar, India
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Michael Booth (IFAW, Headquarters)
Contact phone: 
+1-508-648-3556
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/india-floods-2008_sm.jpg
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/india-floods-2008_lg.jpg
Original Path: 
ifaw_european_union/media_center/press_releases/09_09_2008_48394.php

Rehabilitated penguins are released following oil spill in Uruguay

Publication Date: 
Thu, 07/17/2008
Thumbnail: 
Image: 
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org ) and local group SOCOBIOMA (Society for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Maldonado), led a coalition of NGOs tasked with this oiled wildlife response in South America.

All animals are tagged with IFAW bands – www.ifaw.org/penguinband , which will allow veterinarians and other specialists to monitor the animals after their release.

Press Location: 
Mexico City, Mexico
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Michael Booth (IFAW, Headquarters)
Contact phone: 
+52 (55) 5662-0559
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/penguin3_sm.jpg
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/penguin3_lg.jpg
Original Path: 
ifaw_european_union/media_center/press_releases/07_17_2008_42451.php

IFAW cautiously welcomes EU ban on seal products but warns that exemptions could allow cruelty to continue

Publication Date: 
Wed, 07/23/2008
Thumbnail: 
Image: 
The proposal, announced today (Wed) by EU Environment Commissioner Mr. Stavros Dimas, comes after growing political opposition and a huge public outcry in the European Union about the ongoing commercial hunts for young seals. Opinion polls in EU Member States show that millions of citizens want the trade to stop. Earlier this month more than 1,000 animal welfare supporters from across Europe joined IFAW and other groups at a demonstration in Brussels to call for an outright ban on seal products.
Press Location: 
Brussels, Belgium
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Rosa Argent (IFAW, UK)
Contact phone: 
0207 587 6715
Contact mobile: 
07801 613 530
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_stock-images/seal6_sm.jpg
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_stock-images/seal6_lg.jpg
Original Path: 
ifaw_european_union/media_center/press_releases/07_23_2008_42453.php

IFAW to eBay: First clean up your own site

Publication Date: 
Fri, 09/05/2008
This week, eBay launched WorldofGood.com, billing it as “a new e-commerce marketplace” that offers “products that have a positive impact on people and the planet.” This contrasts with eBay’s global policies which IFAW has shown abdicate responsibility for the purchase and sale of endangered species on its sites worldwide.

“We appreciate eBay taking a leadership role in making online shopping more ethical and transparent,” said Peter Pueschel, Director of IFAW’s Wildlife Trade program.

Press Location: 
Yarmouth Port, MA
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Jeff Flocken (IFAW, US Office)
Contact phone: 
+1 (202) 536 -1904
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
Original Path: 
ifaw_european_union/media_center/press_releases/9_5_2008_48257.php

Five Asiatic black bears return to the wild

Publication Date: 
Wed, 07/16/2008
The bears, hand-reared at the CBRC, were undergoing acclimatisation in the wild at Upper Dikarai since September last year.
 
Following the soft-release protocol known as "assisted release", the bears were taken for daily walks in the wild assisted by their caretaker or 'surrogate mother'. While the animals were encouraged to feed on their natural food, their diet was also supplemented with concentrate food at the deep forest camp where they spent the nights.
Press Location: 
Arunachal Pradesh, India
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Michael Booth (IFAW, Headquarters)
Contact phone: 
+1-508-648-3556
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
Original Path: 
ifaw_european_union/media_center/press_releases/07_16_2008_42449.php

Orphaned Grizzly Bears Released into the Wild

Publication Date: 
Mon, 07/14/2008
Thumbnail: 
Image: 
"The long term goal of this pilot project is to help develop standards and protocols for grizzly bear rehabilitation that can be replicated in other provinces, territories and possibly states", said IFAW campaigner Kim Elmslie, "This project can revolutionize the way we rehabilitate and reintroduce grizzly bears into the wild."

The bear cubs, nicknamed Suzy and Johnny are both a year and a half old, and were rehabilitated at the NLWS center in Smithers, British Columbia. Suzy was orphaned in June 2007 after her mother was killed by a poacher.

Press Location: 
British Columbia, Canada
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Robert Rosenfeld (IFAW, Canada)
Contact phone: 
+1-613-852-0589
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/bear-johnny_sm.jpg
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
Original Path: 
ifaw_european_union/media_center/press_releases/07_14_2008_42448.php

Paul McCartney supports demonstrators in call for ban on trade in seal products

Publication Date: 
Tue, 07/01/2008
Thumbnail: 
Image: 
Rock legend Paul McCartney joined concerned citizens from all over Europe in their call for a strong EU ban on the trade in seal products as they demonstrated outside the offices of the European Commission in Brussels today. Organised by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Humane Society International (HSI), GAIA and Eurogroup for Animals, the peaceful demonstration attracted people from across the European Union and beyond, including countries such as Germany, Slovakia, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary, Finland, UK, Sweden, Italy, and Croatia.
Press Location: 
European Union
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Günther Pauls (IFAW, EU)
Contact phone: 
0032 (0) 282 0693
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/seal-ban_sm.jpg
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/seal-ban_lg.jpg
Original Path: 
ifaw_european_union/media_center/press_releases/07_01_2008_46243.php

Midwest Animal Rescue Operation Ends in Success, 69 Pigs Brought to Safety

Publication Date: 
Thu, 07/10/2008
"This rescue operation could not have been completed without the help of each individual on the ground representing these four organizations, as well as local law enforcement, the state department of agriculture and emergency responders who worked in tandem to make this rescue a success,” said Dick Green, Disaster Relief Manager for IFAW.
 
The rescue team was comprised of approximately 25 people working 16-18 hour days during a course of nearly three weeks.
Press Location: 
Watkins Glen, NY
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Colleen Cullen (IFAW, Headquarters)
Contact phone: 
+1-508-648-3586
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
Original Path: 
ifaw_european_union/media_center/press_releases/07_10_2008_42446.php