North Atlantic Right Whale Threatened By Seismic Airgun Use for Oil & Gas Exploration on the East Coast

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Juillet 21, 2014
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The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday issued a decision that opens the East Coast to seismic exploration for offshore oil and gas. This seismic testing threatens to harm hundreds of thousands of marine mammal populations along the East Coast, including the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.

Under BOEM’s decision, an area twice the size of California – stretching from the New Jersey/Delaware border down to Cape Canaveral, Florida – will be open to industry use of seismic airguns.

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Washington, D.C
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Cynthia Carson (IFAW US)
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Spotlight Russia: Despite fog, Western Gray Whale Research Team’s work continues

Juillet 22, 2014
Despite fog,the WGW Research Team’s whale photography continues

The WGW research team photographs the 2014 season’s first mother-calf pairThis post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale (WGW) Research Team collectively. WGW team member Olya Sychenklo contributed this report -- MV

Senate Subcommittee hears testimony in support of Big Cats Public Safety and Protection Act

Juillet 21, 2014
Senate Subcommittee hears testimony in support of Big Cats Public Safety and Pro

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), the Big Cats Public Safety and Protection Act’s lead sponsor in the Senate, emphasized its potential value.Last Wednesday, a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing to discuss the

Joining Home Office Minister for UK Border Force wildlife crime unit visit

Juillet 21, 2014
Joining Home Office Minister for UK Border Force wildlife crime unit visit

The good news is that wildlife crime is being taken seriously by the UK Home Office Minister and Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament, Norman Baker.Wildlife crime is a serious issue that sees thousands of animals being killed and their body parts sold as commodities.

„Smile“ – Neuer TV-Spot gegen den Elfenbeinhandel

Juillet 21, 2014
„Smile“ – Neuer TV-Spot gegen den Elfenbeinhandel

Elefanten haben nichts zu lachen. Schuld ist der Mensch. Die Wilderei hat in den letzten Jahren dramatische Ausmaße angenommen. Alle 15 Minuten wird ein Elefant wegen seiner Stoßzähne getötet. In einigen Ländern Afrikas sind die Bestände ernsthaft gefährdet.

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Notre hommage à Marie-Amandine

Juillet 18, 2014
Notre hommage à Marie-Amandine

C’est avec une grande tristesse que nous perdons une nouvelle fois un être cher. Mia, c’est ainsi qu’elle se présentait, s’en est allée à 30 ans à peine, emportée par un accident vasculaire cérébral, lundi 14 juillet.

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5 animal welfare posts you may have missed

Juillet 18, 2014
5 posts you may have missed this past month

Teams from all over the International Fund for Animal Welfare program and project landscape have been particularly busy over the last few weeks. Below are only five highlights from their rather amazing collective efforts. 

Ongebruikelijke reddingsactie in India

Juillet 16, 2014
Ongebruikelijke reddingsactie in India

Jonge Copperhead Racers in het Berenopvangcentrum van het IFAW in Pakke, Arunachal Pradesh, wachten op hun vrijlating.

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Tiere in der Ukraine in Not: 900 hungernde Hunde konnten bislang gerettet werden

Juillet 9, 2014
Mehr als 900 Hunde werden im Tierheim "PIF" in Donetsk in der Ukraine versorgt.

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Les sites de petites annonces sud-africains s’attaquent aux vendeurs d’animaux

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Juillet 16, 2014
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Les trois principaux sites de vente en ligne d’Afrique du Sud viennent d’adopter une politique publicitaire commune visant à éradiquer la vente douteuse d’animaux en ligne, une initiative totalement inédite dans le monde entier.

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Le Cap, Afrique du Sud
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW Afrique australe)
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+27 21 701 8642
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