IFAW Donates Heating System to Beijing Animal Shelter

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According to Center Director Ms. Zhang Lvping the center has accepted nearly a thousand homeless dogs and cats since its founding five years ago. At present, around 500 animals are still living there. Many of the animals – all abandoned – are old, weak, sick or disabled. Since 1999 IFAW has donated more than $170,000 (US) to assist with building improvements, medical care and daily expenses.

IFAW China country Director, Dr.

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IFAW investigation concludes that pollution is destroying China's world famous Swan Lake

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IFAW’s investigation concluded that Swan Lake is polluted and needs better management to protect animals and their habitats.

Dr. Quanhui Sun, an ornithologist with IFAW, conducted independent anatomy analysis of the dead birds and concluded: “ The dead specimens were all young and strong but died of sudden diseases.

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IFAW launches rabies vaccination program in tsunami disaster area of Sri Lanka

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Ma, 01/25/2005
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The twenty-person team from IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) hopes to vaccinate more than 2,000 at risk dogs along 30 miles of coast stretching south from the city of Galle, which is one of the areas most devastated by the tragedy. More than 38,000 people are known to have died in Sri Lanka.

“It is crucial to vaccinate as many dogs as possible, because without this program a major outbreak of rabies is a serious human health risk,” said veterinarian Dr.

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Groups call on NMFS to take immediate action to protect the North Atlantic right whale from extinction

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Lu, 01/17/2005
On November 24, a 49-foot pregnant right whale was killed off the Virginia coast after it was apparently struck by a Navy Vessel on November 17th.  This pregnant female and her full term fetus both bled to death. In December, a dead right whale was found 86 miles east of Nantucket, Massachusetts. On January 10, another right whale, a 45-foot female named Bolo, was found dead 75 miles east of Nantucket. On January 12, another female right whale named Lucky, was found 15 miles east of Cumberland Island in Georgia.
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IFAW offers cold weather tips for your pets

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Me, 01/19/2005
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· Keep all pets indoors during the cold weather as much as possible. Animals can get frostbite if they are left outside for long periods of time especially after sunset.
 
· Continue to walk dogs outdoors, but provide a sweater or coat for shorthaired and small dogs and bring your dog inside immediately if they start to shiver.
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Environmentalists breathe easier as South Africa signs on for oil spill relief

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IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org), WWF-South Africa and BirdLife South Africa, have applauded the decision by Government to sign onto international conventions that allow multi-billion Rand claims for clean up costs in the event of an oil spill.

The 1992 International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage (CLC) and its associated Fund Convention provides for claims of R2-billion and, in special circumstances, up to R3-billion.

“South Africa lies on one of the world’s

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IFAW rescues and rehabilitates hundreds of animals affected by major oil spill in Veracruz, Mexico

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Je, 01/13/2005
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“Hundreds of animals, mostly pelicans, are stained with oil and we are attempting to catch and wash them as quickly as possible,” said Beatriz Bugeda, IFAW's Latin America country director.

On the scene, IFAW is working in cooperation with local Mexican government organizations such as CONABIO (National Commission for Biodiversity) and PROFEPA (Federal Department of Environmental Protection) to recruit and train volunteers to handle cleanup and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation work.

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Nearly 300 MPs Call on Government to Stop Endangered Species Being Eaten into Extinction

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Lu, 07/07/2003
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The MPs, from all parties, signed an Early Day Motion (EDM) calling for urgent international action to address the bushmeat crisis. At current levels, bushmeat hunting could drive our closest animal relatives, Africa’s great apes (gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos), to extinction within 15 years, along with other endangered species such as forest elephants. Only three EDMs – out of a total of 1,530 – have received more signatures this parliamentary session.

IFAW will be hosting a parliamentary reception on this issue tonight at the House of Commons.
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24 Tigers Confiscated From New Jersey Home

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“There are only 5,000 tigers left in the wild but as many as 10,000 being kept as pets in basements and backyards across the U.S. and there are few, if any, legal safeguards to protect the animals or public safety,” said Sarah Tyack, director at IFAW. “If this can happen in suburban New Jersey, it can happen anywhere.
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IFAW launches tsunami disaster relief operation for livestock and companion animals in Asia

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Lu, 01/10/2005
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IFAW has deployed emergency relief teams of veterinarians and animal care experts from Australia, China, United Kingdom and the United States to work collaboratively with local groups in affected areas in India, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

“This is a unique operation where IFAW and local animal welfare groups have come together to help animals and people in this time of unprecedented need,” said IFAW President Fred O’Regan. “Animal welfare and human well-being are not separate concerns.

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