Latin American Organizations Gather in Chile to Strenghten Whale Protection

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Ma, 10/16/2007
More than twenty representatives of fifteen non government organizations (NGOs) from ten Latin American countries are meeting in Santiago de Chile from October 15th to the 18th in order to coordinate strategies with a view toward the 60th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), which will be held in the capital of our country in June of 2008.
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Santiago, Chile
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New penalties for poaching show Russia means business

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Je, 10/11/2007
Russia has fewer than 450-500 Amur (also known as Siberian or Ussury) tigers in the wild, and no more than 35 Amur leopards. Historically, fines in Russia for killing a tiger or leopard in Russia have been hopelessly low - less than 2,000 rubles, or US$ 50 based on exchange rates from five years ago. The new penalty for poaching a tiger, for example, is US$ 20,000. Both of these rare species are killed by poachers to supply the international market.
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South Yarmouth, MA
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Cape Cod Stranding Network Merges with IFAW

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Ma, 10/02/2007
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Under the proposed agreement, CCSN – including its employees, volunteers, and expertise – has  become part of IFAW. With a staff of five and a dedicated corps of more than 350 local volunteers, CCSN responds to 500-700 reports of stranded marine mammals each year.
 
“This is a merger that benefits both organizations,” said A.J. Cady, IFAW’s Director of Animals in Crisis and Distress.
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Yarmouth Port, MA
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IFAW upset about European Commission’s failure to deliver on an integrated Maritime Policy

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Me, 10/10/2007
“Maximizing the sustainable use of the oceans and seas” is one of the key objectives of the EU Maritime Policy. “IFAW is particularly concerned that the expansion of economic activities at sea and/or in coastal areas as envisaged in the Action Plan will exponentially increase the level of pressure on cetaceans, other marine mammals and sensitive areas”, says Veronica Frank, Marine Campaigner at IFAW’s EU Office.
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Günther Pauls (IFAW, EU)
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Mexican Zoo Receives Aid After Hurricane Dean

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Ve, 09/07/2007
The IFAW Rescue Team was informed that the Payo Obispo Zoological Garden in Chetumal had been severely damaged, and headed there.
 
“We were surprised when we reached the zoo; trees were downed and there were branches everywhere. It was hard to find the roads between the cages, and many of them and the buildings where the animals were exhibited were damaged.
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Joaquín de la Torre Ponce (IFAW, Latin America)
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International Fund for Animal Welfare Names Jeffrey Flocken Director of Washington, D.C. Office

Publication Date: 
Ma, 09/04/2007
Flocken comes to IFAW from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of International Conservation, where he was responsible for policy and outreach. He replaces Cindy Milburn, Senior Advisor, for IFAW’s international headquarters, who has been serving as acting director for the DC office.
 
“Jeff’s 13 years of experience with both legislative campaigns and conservation programs give him a breadth and depth of experience across campaigning, education, fundraising and management functions that will serve IFAW’s Washington D.C.
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Penguins rescued from oil pollution in South America

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Me, 07/25/2007
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The continuous stream of oil from accidental spills and the deliberate, illegal discharge of oil from ships have created a chronic oiling problem across South America and other parts in the world. Seabirds are especially vulnerable to oiling.
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Japan's biggest ivory smuggler walks free as government schemes to market contraband

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Lu, 08/13/2007
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Japan's press reported yesterday that an unidentified "company president" who attempted to smuggle three tons of contraband ivory - the country's largest-ever illegal ivory shipment - into Osaka in August 2006 was "sentenced to a one-year suspended prison term" and fined 800,000 yen (6,723 USD) as penalty.  Japanese Customs valued the consignment at one billion yen (8.4 million USD).  The penalty imposed amounts to less than 0.1 per cent of the contraband's value.  The sentence was passed in July, but not reported until yesterday.
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New rules protect public from dangerous big cats

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Ve, 08/17/2007
The passage of the Captive Wildlife Safety Act – which happened shortly after IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) engaged in a high-profile confiscation of 24 full-grown tigers from a suburban New Jersey home –  became necessary due to the high number of dangerous animals being purchased and shipped across state lines. As the CWSA regulations explain, “Statistics show a considerable number of injuries or deaths attributable to big cats.
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IFAW Calls on Congress to Pass Haley’s Act

Publication Date: 
Ma, 07/24/2007
Haley’s Act would amend the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to prohibit direct contact between the general public and big cats, including lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, cougars and hybrids.  The bill does not discourage public display of big cats in accredited zoos, or housing big cats in sanctuaries, but rather seeks to strengthen safety for the public.  It also significantly increases fines for violations of the AWA to further encourage facilities to abide by the law and treat the animals well.
 
“Allowing public contact with big cat
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