New Regulations Limit Tiger Trade

Publication Date: 
Tue, 01/31/2006
Thumbnail: 
Image: 
“These draft regulations are a good first step, but only address public contact with dangerous animals at licensed wildlife sanctuaries. IFAW will be working to ensure animals and people are protected at every big cat facility across the country,” said IFAW’s Josephine Martell. “In addition, it is essential that the final rules add strict enforcement protocols and penalties not included in the draft.”

Before the passage of the CWSA, it was as simple and cheap to buy a tiger cub on the Internet as it was to buy a black lab pup.

Press Location: 
Yarmouth Port, MA
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
Contact phone: 
+1-508-744-2066
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
Original Path: 
ifaw_japan/media_center/press_releases/1_31_2006_39949.php
Caption: 
Direct contact between humans and dangerous animals, as shown in this picture, is common at many big cat facilities. IFAW is working to completely ban private ownership of big cats and other dangerous exotic pets.

IFAW China Educates Locals on Asian Elephant Protection

Publication Date: 
Wed, 01/18/2006
Thumbnail: 
Image: 
Xishuangbanna, the last remaining rainforest in China, is home to 200 Asian elephants. Unfortunately, human development including farming and deforestation is creating human-elephant conflict in the region.

“I know elephants have lived around us for many years. They sometimes come down and eat our crops. My mom told me they killed one of the villagers because he was trying to hurt them,” said the 24-year-old Hani girl, Sangfin.

Press Location: 
Xishuangbanna, Yunnan China
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
Contact phone: 
1-508-744-2066
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/children_IFAW_festival.jpg
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
Original Path: 
ifaw_japan/media_center/press_releases/1_18_2006_39810.php
Caption: 
Children play elephant games at IFAW's festival. Thousands of participants learned about the threats to Asian elephants and solutions to human-elephant conflict.

Wetstone to lead IFAW U.S. expansion

Publication Date: 
Mon, 01/09/2006
Image: 
IFAW currently has offices in 15 countries and an international headquarters in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts. The appointment of Mr. Wetstone initiates the process of establishing a major new U.S. presence, including new IFAW offices planned for Washington D.C., Los Angeles, New York and Miami.

Mr.

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_japan/media_center/press_releases/1_9_2006_40010.php

Whales Killed by Japan in Protected Waters

Publication Date: 
Fri, 01/06/2006
Thumbnail: 
Image: 
The footage shows Japanese whalers using a high-powered harpoon to gun the minke whale down.  The harpoon embeds in the minke’s back, hooking the large whale, but failing to kill it. The whale is then reeled in and tethered to the side of the boat with the harpoon still embedded in it.
Press Location: 
Cape Cod, MA
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Patrick Ramage (IFAW, Ramage)
Contact mobile: 
+1-508-776-0027
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/whalers_sm.jpg
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/whalers_lg.jpg
Original Path: 
ifaw_japan/media_center/press_releases/1_6_2006_40014.php
Caption: 
Japanese whalers use high powered harpoons to kill a minke whale. Despite a global ban on commercial whaling, Japan is currently hunting 935 minke whales in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary.

Holiday Gifts for Animals and People

Publication Date: 
Fri, 12/02/2005
Thumbnail: 
Image: 
Simply go to www.animalgift.org and make a donation in someone’s name to one of five IFAW campaigns.
Press Location: 
Yarmouth Port, MA
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
Contact phone: 
1-508-744-2066
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/bear_cub_sm.jpg
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
Original Path: 
ifaw_japan/media_center/press_releases/12_2_2005_39801.php
Caption: 
Your gift can help IFAW nurse bear cubs like this one back to health.

Fifth Health camp for Captive Elephants at Sonpur

Publication Date: 
Tue, 11/29/2005
Thumbnail: 
Image: 
A three-member team from IFAW’s partner in India, the Wild Rescue Programme of Wildlife Trust of India, administered the health camps along with the Bihar Forest Department.

The 77 elephants receiving health checks is a significant rise in numbers over previous years.

Press Location: 
Sonpur, India
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Nick Jenkins (IFAW, United Kingdom)
Contact phone: 
+44 (0)7799883355
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/elephant_healthcamp_sm.jpg
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/elephant_healthcamp_lg.jpg
Original Path: 
ifaw_japan/media_center/press_releases/11_29_2005_39784.php
Caption: 
Program Officer Kadambari Miankar examines a captive elephant at the fifth elephant health camp held in Sonpur. <BR>

IFAW Thrilled by Canada&#8217;s Green Party Stand on Commercial Seal Hunt

Publication Date: 
Fri, 12/02/2005
Thumbnail: 
Image: 
Party leader Jim Harris yesterday stated in a release that, “This government-subsidized seal hunt is a chapter in our history that needs to come to a close.”
&nbsp;
“This is the first time in memory that the leader of a national party has spoken out against Canada's commercial seal hunt. This is historic,” said Olivier Bonnet, IFAW's Canadian Director.

Subsidies are key to supporting this cruel and wasteful hunt. Government-funded Coast Guard vessels smash pathways through the ice for sealers to gain access to the seals.

Press Location: 
St. John's, Newfoundland
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
Contact phone: 
+1-508-744-2066
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/seal_sm.jpg
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
Original Path: 
ifaw_japan/media_center/press_releases/12_2_2005_39833.php

IFAW&#8217;s Emergency Relief Team starts rescuing wildlife in Chile after Oil Spill

Publication Date: 
Fri, 11/18/2005
Thumbnail: 
Image: 
Following a request for help from Chile’s Antofagasta University an international team of experts from IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) with experience in oiled wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, arrived on the scene.

“We received the request of support through Dr. Carlos Guerra, Director of Wildlife Response of Antofagasta University”, said Beatriz Bugeda, Director of IFAW Latin America.

Press Location: 
Mexico City, Mexico
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Nick Jenkins (IFAW, United Kingdom)
Contact phone: 
+44 (0)7799883355
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/ER_examine_pelican_sm.jpg
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org /images_custom/media_center/pressReleases_custom/ER_examine_pelican_lg.jpg
Original Path: 
ifaw_japan/media_center/press_releases/11_18_2005_39882.php
Caption: 
IFAW ER team members Sergio Heredia and Jose Maria Barredo examine a pelican.

Time to Rethink Elephant Culling

Publication Date: 
Wed, 11/23/2005
Thumbnail: 
Image: 
On Monday when they make presentations to the Department of Environment & Tourism (DEAT) headed by Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, a number of local and international animal welfare groups and scientists will present their views on why culling as a management tool to curtail the KNP’s elephant population is not an option.

IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) and others will be weighing in against South African National Parks (SANParks), the custodians of KNP, which is calling for culling as a

Press Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
Contact phone: 
+1-508-744-2066
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_japan/media_center/press_releases/11_23_2005_39998.php
Caption: 
South African National Parks (SANParks) blame elephants for impacting on biodiversity within the Kruger National Park, yet so far they have not produced sufficient scientific evidence to back up this assumption.

EP stands up for animals &#8220;trapped by bad science&#8221;

Publication Date: 
Thu, 11/17/2005
Image: 
Today’s decision follows the October vote in the Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, which had turned down the Directive proposed by the Commission considering it “very unsatisfactory” and describing it “difficult to improve by means of amendments.”

The main reason for the rejection of the proposal related to the lack of a scientific base for the suggested standards.

Press Location: 
Brussels, Belgium
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
G&#252;nther Pauls (IFAW, European Union)
Contact phone: 
+32 (0)2 282 06 96 or 0473 863461
Contact email: 
Legacy Import Data
sm img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
lg img path: 
http://www.ifaw.org
Original Path: 
ifaw_japan/media_center/press_releases/11_17_2005_39766.php