IFAW, Environment Canada and INTERPOL in Botswana at the Front Lines of the War on Wildlife Trafficking

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Mon, 08/29/2011

The dramatic need for the training was underlined earlier in the week when Tanzania, who sent two officers to the training, seized 1,041 elephant ivory tusks.

Canada is one of the leading countries which supports INTERPOL’s Environmental Crime Program through a grant from Environment Canada.

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NGOs barred from discussion on future of ivory trade

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Wed, 08/17/2011

Acting of behalf of unnamed Asian countries, Kuwait requested that all members of civil society be removed from the room to allow for a closed-door discussion.

The agenda had called for a discussion on an ivory decision-making mechanism, on elephant management and conservation, and on poaching and illegal ivory trade. The mechanism is meant to become a means to facilitate the international sale of ivory.

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Chinese government cancels dog cull yielding to public pressure

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Fri, 08/05/2011

Officials issued a notice that they would ban dogs in three districts of Jiangmen and confiscate and kill all dogs in those areas beginning on August 26. The reason for the notice was to prevent rabies for human safety and to establish a civilized city.

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Kenya burns, but Europe still covets Ivory

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Tue, 07/19/2011

A recent International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) survey of websites in the UK, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Germany, found a thriving in trade in ivory items – the legality of most of which is questionable.

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A day after voting for transparency, international forum for whales meets in secret

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Mon, 07/18/2011

A UK proposal on greater transparency and effectiveness at the IWC was adopted by consensus yesterday. Today, a proposal for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary by Brazil and Argentina led to a mid-morning walkout by Japan, Iceland, Norway and other pro-whaling countries.

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Significant victory for whale conservation as UK achieves consensus on reforming International Whaling Commission

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Wed, 07/13/2011

IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare www.ifaw.org), which backed the paper as a vital measure to secure the IWC’s future credibility and effectiveness, believes the final resolution is a step in the right direction for the forum, despite some of its initial proposals being dropped to achieve vital backing from all member countries.

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Chance to make positive change for whales as international meeting begins in Jersey

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Mon, 07/11/2011

IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare www.ifaw.org) is urging delegates from the IWC’s 89 member countries to adopt a policy of greater openness and accountability to ensure the organisation runs effectively and to safeguard its credibility. In recent years the IWC has been stung by widely reported accusations of corruption

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Unique whale research vessel to sail London to Jersey taking anti-whaling message to international meeting

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IFAW’s state-of-the-art Song of the Whale, which uses non-harmful methods to study whales, is currently in St Katharine Docks in London before IFAW’s team of whale experts sail to the 63rd annual IWC meeting to urge delegates to protect the ban on commercial whaling and remind them that it is not necessary to kill whales to study them.

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Calls for tighter controls to protect whales ahead of international meeting in Jersey

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Fri, 07/08/2011

Following widely reported accusations of corruption surrounding the meetings in recent years, IFAW is calling for greater openness and accountability at IWC to ensure it runs effectively and that the credibility of the forum is safeguarded.

The UK Government has also put forward proposals for this year’s meeting (July 11-14) aimed at improving the transparency and effectiveness of the IWC.

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Namibia&#8217;s beachside bloodbath begins

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Thu, 06/30/2011

The hunt, which runs from 01 July to 15 November, is the world’s second largest, next to Canada – which this year only managed to kill 38,000 seals of a total allowable catch (TAC) of 400,000 in 2011.

Namibia, in southern African, targets Cape fur seal colonies on beaches on its Atlantic Ocean coastline.

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