International Fund for Animal Welfare's YouTube Content Surges Past 300,000 Views

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“We are very pleased to reach this important milestone as it indicates a high level of interest in our content from the YouTube community,” said Cassandra Koenen, IFAW’s Director of Online Campaigns & Marketing.
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IFAW responds to oil spill in Patagonia

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Wed, 01/02/2008
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“The overall spill is made up of several slicks, two to three kilometers wide along a total extension of approximately forty kilometers,” reported the local newspaper El Chubut. The Argentine government is analyzing recent satellite imagery to determine the cause of the spill but has yet to determine where the oil came from. According to local media reports, several corporations are suspected of causing the spill.
 
Locally, IFAW is working with The Fundación Patagonia Natural (FPN) on site. Currently the center is caring for 430 birds.
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Man bitten by 450-lbs tiger near Los Angeles

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Wed, 12/05/2007
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Orr was attacked as he cleaned the enclosure of a 4-year-old tiger named Alexander. The attack occurred at Shambala Preserve, which is run by the actress Tippi Hendren. The sanctuary has 65 cats, including lions, tigers, leopards and servals.
 
“This just goes to show that big cats are, were, and will always be wild animals,” said Josephine Martell of IFAW. “There are 15,000 thousand big cats just like this one in captivity all over the United States.
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EFSA report to European Commission finds Canada's commercial seal hunt inhumane

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Wed, 12/19/2007
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“The Canadian government’s claim that 98% of the seals are killed humanely in the commercial seal hunt is exposed in the report as being scientifically incorrect.  This report reveals the truth about Canada’s commercial seal hunt, and destroys one of the greatest myths constantly propagated by the Canadian government”, said Sheryl Fink, Senior Researcher with IFAW.
 
In its examination of Canada’s commercial seal hunt, the EFSA scientists found that:

  • there is strong evidence that, in practice, effective killing does not
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    Japan bows to pressure on humpback whales – but continues largest hunt since whaling ban

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    Fri, 12/21/2007
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    "This is happy news for 50 humpback whales but Japan’s whaling continues to expand,” said Patrick Ramage, IFAW Global Whale Program Manager.  “Withdrawing wild threats to kill humpbacks isn't enough, Japan needs to stop whaling and join the emerging global consensus for whale conservation.”
     
    The Government of Japan is currently undertaking the largest whale hunt since a global moratorium on commercial whaling was imposed by the International Whaling Commission in 1986.  Over the next three months Japan plans to kill 935 min
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    Austrian Chancellor signals support for a national ban on seal products

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    Wed, 11/28/2007
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    This past April, the Austrian Parliament unanimously voted on a motion in favor of a trade ban. If the ban passes in early 2008, this decision could make Austria the fourth nation in the European Union to implement a ban on seal products, following Belgium, The Netherlands and Slovenia. As with other national bans, this initiative will eliminate the Austrian market from the commercial seal trade, putting further pressure on the Canadian government to end the commercial seal hunt.
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    Jubilation as the Taiping 4 arrive home in Cameroon

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    Sat, 12/01/2007
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    Earlier, Douala International Airport erupted with dancing gorilla impersonators, folk singers, and a cavalacade of government dignitaries including the Minister of Wildlife and Forestry and media who arrived to greet the returning primates as they were offloaded from their Kenya Airways flight nicknamed “Freedom” for the occasion.
     
    “The gorillas are back, and Cameroon is celebrating.
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    International Legal Experts Urge Action to End Japanese Whaling

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    Wed, 11/14/2007
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    Today’s report, dubbed the London Report on Illegal Whaling, comes as the Government of Japan prepares to launch its whaling fleet into international waters later this week.  Its dramatic findings add to a growing body of legal opinion sharply critical of Japan’s expanding whaling operations.
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    UN report says we are living beyond our planet’s means

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    Mon, 10/29/2007
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    According to the report, the world is now being confronted with a persistent and combined environmental, development and energy crisis that acknowledges the importance of extinction rates and biodiversity on humanity’s very prospects for survival.  Current documented rates of extinction are roughly 100 times higher than rates indicated in fossil records, and the UNEP report suggests that extinction rates may increase up to 10,000 times the base rate over the coming decades.
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    Ivory trade galore: Elephants not yet seeing the benefits of trade suspension

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    Mon, 10/22/2007
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    On October 11th, 93.9 kg (207 lbs) of elephant ivory was confiscated in Zambia. Again, on October 18th, 22 tusks were seized in Zimbabwe. On October 12th, a man in British Columbia was prosecuted for illegally importing 30,000 pieces of African elephant ivory.
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