IFAW Applauds China’s Largest Cyber Store for Shark Fin Trade Ban

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Fri, 12/19/2008
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The announcement was made as part of a campaign IFAW and Taobao collaboratively initiated to combat online wildlife crime. In the unprecedented collaboration, IFAW and Taobao.com share information about online illegal wildlife trade and jointly raise consumer awareness about the detrimental impact wildlife trade has on species in the wild.

Asia is the main market for shark fin products. In major cities in China, shark fin soup is readily available on the menu in restaurants.

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Beijing
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何勇/Jeff He (IFAW, China)
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Gorilla, missing in action: New take on iconic advert drums home serious conservation message

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Wed, 12/17/2008

The viral is being released by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to draw attention to the perils faced by many wild animals – including tigers, elephants, whales, turtles and gorillas - and to promote IFAW's work to protect these and other threatened species from extinction.

Rosa Argent, IFAW Communications Manager said: "This is a simple yet powerful take on a hugely popular advert.

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London, United Kingdom
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Rosa Argent (IFAW, United Kingdom)
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+44 (207) 587 6700
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07801 613 530
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Fears for the world's whales as future of commercial whaling ban is negotiated at meeting 'held in secret' in UK

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Thu, 12/04/2008
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The International Whaling Commission (IWC), responsible for whale conservation, is holding a three-day Small Working Group meeting in Cambridge from Monday with delegates from around 24 countries expected to attend.

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London, United Kingdom
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Jake Levenson (IFAW, Headquarters)
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508-744-2235
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Ocean noise poses grave threat to marine mammals IFAW urges action to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises

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Wed, 12/03/2008

A report released today by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Ocean Noise: Turn it down, showed that, in recent decades, ocean noise created by human activities has risen dramatically, posing a major threat to many marine mammals. Noise from commercial shipping, sonar, seismic exploration by the oil and gas industry, off-shore construction and recreational activities, is contributing to a progressively more disorientating environment for the world's cetaceans.

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Rome
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Jake Levenson
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IFAW Urges Restraint In Unconfirmed Rabies Deaths

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Tue, 12/02/2008

According to reports, four people have died after being bitten by dogs but their death is not necessarily the result from the bite or from rabies.

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Kerry Glenn (IFAW, Asia Pacific)
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(+61) 2 9288 4993
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Multi-agency approach to counter wildlife trade on the Internet

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Thu, 11/20/2008

The rise of the Internet is contributing to the rapid growth of illegal trade in wildlife, which is having a devastating effect on animals and ecosystems. Fast, convenient and anonymous, trading of wildlife on the Internet is posing a major challenge to wildlife conservation and law enforcement.

According to a recently published report by IFAW, Killing with Keystrokes: An Investigation of the Illegal Wildlife Trade on the World Wide Web, Internet trade in wildlife poses a significant and immediate threat to the survival of many endangered species.

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Beijing, China
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何勇/Jeff He (IFAW, China)
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Animals Protected from Gustav’s Fury

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Wed, 09/10/2008
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IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org ) played a vital role in safeguarding the lives of more than 1,300 animals as a mandatory evacuation set the stage for a massive exodus of both people and their pets.

IFAW worked together with the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART), which set up a megashelter in Shreveport just days before Hurricane Gustav’s landfall. Established on the Louisiana State Fairgrounds, the shelter was equipped to handle as many as 3,000 animals.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Michael Booth (IFAW, Headquarters)
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508-744-2076
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Leonardo DiCaprio kicks off IFAW’s Animal Action Week

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Mon, 10/06/2008

"The world's ocean and marine wildlife are one of our Earth's most valuable treasures, yet today they face more threats than ever before,” said Mr. DiCaprio, an Honorary IFAW Board Member. “It's our responsibility to protect this vital ecosystem and the animals that live there if we want to leave a better world for future generations."

“We are proud to join forces with Leonardo in our global mission to safeguard animals and the environment,” said Fred O’Regan, President of IFAW.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
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1 (508) 744-2066
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New technology being developed to track fishing gear and save whales

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Mon, 07/21/2008
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“Two iconic species in our region face unprecedented threats: whales and commercial fishermen,” said Patrick Ramage, IFAW Global Whale Program Director.  “We hope the new technology developed through this initiative will benefit both.  All of us at IFAW are proud to be partnering with the fishing industry and government agencies to promote solutions that benefit animals and people.”
 
“Entanglements are rarely documented as they are occurring, so we need to gather other data to help us understand when, where and how they h
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Cape Cod, MA - USA
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Rapid response saves adult Gray Seal in Cape Cod

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Wed, 07/23/2008
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The adult male seal was entangled in approximately 40 lbs of heavy netting of unidentified origin that trailed seven feet down the length of the animal. The team was able to attach a line to the entangling gear and bring the animal to shore for an examination and disentanglement.
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Yarmouth Port, MA
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