Animal Welfare and Conservation Groups Urge Congress to Protect Polar Bears from Trophy Hunting

Publication Date: 
Tue, 05/15/2007
Thumbnail: 
Image: 
Legislation to close the loophole in the law was introduced by U.S. Representatives Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.). Similar legislation is expected to be introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.).

“Polar bears are being threatened by humans on two fronts: sport hunting and habitat loss due to global warming,” said Rep. Inslee, a member of the House Natural Resources Committee and Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.

Press Location: 
Washington, D.C.
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Julie Janovsky (IFAW, US)
Contact phone: 
+1-202-536-1907
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/bear_polar_sm.jpg
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/bear_polar_lg.jpg
Original Path: 
ifaw_united_states/media_center/press_releases/5_15_2007_41382.php

Cape Air and IFAW Take ‘Whale Plane’ on Cross-Country Mission

Publication Date: 
Thu, 05/10/2007
Thumbnail: 
Image: 
IFAW Global Whale Program Manager Patrick Ramage and his 12-year-old son Henry will join Cape Air pilot Ken Johnson in a Cape Air Cessna 402 airplane painted to show the beauty of the humpback whales.
Press Location: 
Hyannis, MA
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Kerry Branon (IFAW, Headquarters)
Contact phone: 
+1-508-776-9872
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/whale_plane_in_flight_sm.jpg
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
Original Path: 
ifaw_united_states/media_center/press_releases/5_10_2007_41411.php

Ivory Trade Makes Congressional Agenda

Publication Date: 
Thu, 05/03/2007
Image: 
“Given the severity of the current state of the trade in elephant ivory, signaled by escalating worldwide ivory seizures, the ivory trade is a prime global issue that deserves center-stage,” said Wamithi. “An estimated 20,000 elephants are being killed annually for their ivory. It is encouraging that the U.S.
Press Location: 
Washington, D.C.
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Colleen Cullen (IFAW, Headquarters)
Contact phone: 
+1 508 744 2236
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
Original Path: 
ifaw_united_states/media_center/press_releases/5_3_2007_41581.php

Cape Cod Stranding Network to Merge with IFAW

Publication Date: 
Wed, 04/11/2007
Image: 
With a staff of only five individuals and a dedicated corps of more than 300 local volunteers, CCSN responds to 500-700 reports of stranded marine mammals each year.
Press Location: 
Yarmouth Port, MA
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
Contact phone: 
+1-508-737-4623
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
Original Path: 
ifaw_united_states/media_center/press_releases/4_11_2007_41412.php

IFAW and green.tv partner up

Publication Date: 
Tue, 04/17/2007
Image: 
IFAW will have their own dedicated channel on green.tv.  IFAW’s channel will be launched at the annual TV industry get-together in Cannes, MIP TV, where green.tv tops the bill as part of the opening session 'Can Green TV be Primetime TV?'
 
Ade Thomas, Managing Director of green.tv, said:  “green.tv is proud to be working with IFAW to show IFAW's great films on both our broadband TV channel and our video podcast.
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
Contact phone: 
+1-508-744-2066
Contact mobile: 
+1-508-737-4623
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
Original Path: 
ifaw_united_states/media_center/press_releases/4_17_2007_41510.php

Major U.S. Sushi Supplier Linked to Japan’s Whale Hunts

Publication Date: 
Tue, 04/10/2007
Thumbnail: 
Image: 
Kyokuyo is a multinational seafood conglomerate that got its start in the 1930s as a whaling company operating in the Antarctic. Although it sold its stock in the Government of Japan’s whaling fleet last year, Kyokuyo has not cut its connections to the whaling industry.
Press Location: 
Washington, D.C.
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Jennifer Ferguson-Mitchell (IFAW, Headquarters)
Contact phone: 
+1-508-744-2076
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/raw_deal_document_image_sm.gif
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
Original Path: 
ifaw_united_states/media_center/press_releases/4_10_2007_41602.php

Whales Need US: More than 50 members of Congress and 20 Conservation Groups Call for U.S. Leadership to Protect Whales

Publication Date: 
Tue, 04/10/2007
Image: 
New U.S. poll results on attitudes toward whaling show the vast majority of the American public opposes commercial whaling and supports greater protection for whales, while polling data from Japan shows that a sizeable majority of the Japanese public does not support whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. A national survey of 1,000 registered U.S.
Press Location: 
Washington, D.C.
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Michele Duff (IFAW, Headquarters)
Contact phone: 
+1-508-648-3570
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
Original Path: 
ifaw_united_states/media_center/press_releases/4_10_2007_41686.php

Conservationists Call on China to Support Law Over Tiger Farms

Publication Date: 
Fri, 03/30/2007
Image: 
China's 1993 ban on domestic trade of tiger bones has been essential in contributing to preventing the extinction of wild tigers by curbing demand in what historically has been the world’s largest consumer market for tiger parts and products.
Press Location: 
China
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Judy Mills (Campaign Against Tiger Trafficking Save The Tiger Fund)
Contact phone: 
+1-202-857-5160
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
Original Path: 
ifaw_united_states/media_center/press_releases/3_30_2007_41420.php

Celebrities Mobilize Against Canadian Seal Hunt

Publication Date: 
Thu, 03/29/2007
Image: 
Even the death of thousands of newborn pups in the Gulf of Saint-Laurent due to global warming has not prompted the Canadian authorities to cancel the hunt as recommended by the experts. In this particular respect, Canada's attitude can be qualified as highly irresponsible.
 
When called upon by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) and SPA (the French Animal Rights Society - www.spa.asso.fr), in an open letter to Ms.
Press Location: 
Paris, France
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Bernard Derty (IFAW, France)
Contact phone: 
+ 33 (0)6 08 30 16 17
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
Original Path: 
ifaw_united_states/media_center/press_releases/3_29_2007_41416.php

Science – not guns – sought for management of South Africa’s elephants

Publication Date: 
Wed, 03/07/2007
Thumbnail: 
Image: 
In making the announcement, South Africa’s Minister of Environment and Tourism, Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, said that his department would commit an initial five million rand ($675,000 or 514,000 Euros) to explore science-based options for the management of South Africa’s elephant populations.
Press Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Colleen Cullen (IFAW, Headquarters)
Contact phone: 
+1 508 744 2236
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/elephant_SA_sm.jpg
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/elephant_SA_lg.jpg
Original Path: 
ifaw_united_states/media_center/press_releases/3_7_2007_41649.php