Landmark WTO case pitting EU animal welfare and public morals versus trade concerns begins Monday in Geneva

Publication Date: 
Fri, 02/15/2013
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The first hearing on the EU’s controversial ban on seal products begins Monday in Geneva at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The three members of the WTO’s dispute settlement panel established for this case will hear arguments from Canada and Norway attacking the EU’s ban on the importation and sale of seal products while the EU will submit its initial defence of the ban.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Contact: Adrian Hiel – (IFAW EU)
Sheryl Fink (IFAW CA)
Sonja Van Tichelen (IFAW EU)
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+32 473 86 34 61
+32 (0) 477 246 077
+32 (0) 477 246 077

Temporary reprieve from seismic testing - a small victory for Kangaroo Island’s whales

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Thu, 02/14/2013
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IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) welcomes the announcement that seismic testing off the coast of Kangaroo Island has been delayed, giving the area and its unique marine life a brief reprieve from oil and gas development.

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Sydney, Australia
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Rebekka Thompson-Jones
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+61 (0)2 9288 4973
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CITES CoP 16 Bangkok: several vulnerable shark populations need urgent protection

Tue, 02/19/2013
Shark finning at a market in Dibba, Oman

Shark finning at a market in Dibba, Oman.The rate at which sharks are vanishing from the world’s oceans is reaching a tipping point.

Many shark populations have declined to a mere 20 per cent of their original level.

Surviving Superstorm Nemo: temporary shelters offer peace of mind to pet owners on Cape Cod

Thu, 02/14/2013
Shannon Walajtys with Jeanne and "Blackford" safe & warm

Shannon Walajtys with Jeanne and "Blackford" safe & warm at a temporary shelter following supertorm Nemo When Jeanne walked into the Falmouth High School shelter I could tell she was cold and very nervous. She struggled to stand but yet she gripped a cat carrier explaining how it contained her companion, Blackford, a 21 year old cat.

Focus sur Amboseli : la fin du baby boom

IFAW helps rescue nine tigers and one cougar from a failing sanctuary in Arkansas

Publication Date: 
Thu, 02/14/2013
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- www.ifaw.org) announced today an emergency grant to rescue the last remaining 10 big cats from Riverglen Tiger Sanctuary near Mountainburg, Arkansas. The funds are being used to build temporary enclosures for the tigers at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (TCWR), located 80 miles to the north.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Press Contact: 
Michael Booth (IFAW HQ)
Cynthia Carson (IFAW DC)
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1 202 536-1921

Kenya Elephant Walk Joins the Race to Save Elephants

Publication Date: 
Thu, 02/14/2013
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Kenya Elephant Walk Joins the Race to Save Elephants
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Kenya Elephant Walk Joins the Race to Save Elephants

In the race to save elephants Jim Nyamu is a champion, but over the next couple of weeks he’s taking it slowly in a high-profile march from Mombasa to Nairobi, Kenya to raise awareness of the threats that face Africa’s tuskers.

East Africa, and Kenya in particular has been identified as major source and trafficking route for poached ivory – with nearly 3,5 tonnes of ivory directly linked to Kenya reported seized in January 2013 alone, two tonnes of that in Mombasa port.

Press Location: 
Nairobi, Kenya
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Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius (IFAW Elephant Programme)
Elizabeth Wamba (IFAW Eastern Africa)
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+27 21 701 8642
+254 20 807 2197/387 0540
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+27 82 330 2558

Running out of time, a marathon struggle for elephants…

Tue, 02/12/2013
Jason Bell is running the Boston Marathon to raise awareness and money for eleph

Jason Bell is running the Boston Marathon to raise awareness and money for elephants.As a keen runner, the opportunity to run the Boston Marathon for IFAW to raise awareness of the plight of elephants is a dream come true.  The Boston Marathon is the one event all marathoners want ticked off.  But, to be able