Press Content Pane http://www.ifaw.org/international/theme/press/rss.xml/17/18 en Animojis run wild to protect animals around the world http://www.ifaw.org/international/node/112304 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Aug 17 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="167" title="Animojis run wild to protect animals around the world" alt="Animojis run wild to protect animals around the world" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Animojis-Graphic_300px_0.jpg?1502976373" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><div> <p><strong><em>International Fund for Animal Welfare teams with Bare Tree Media to release emojis to engage audiences in animal rescue and conservation </em></strong></p> </div> <p>Mobile technology and conservation join forces to save animals in a new partnership. <a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)</a> and Bare Tree Media have teamed up to educate the public on animal rescue and wildlife conservation issues through mobile messaging conversations and photo sharing.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/node/112304" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Elephants Animal rescue Seals Rhinos Seals Whales Animoji stickers elephant Emojis giraffe harp seal pangolin rhino whale Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:07:22 +0000 adintino 112304 at http://www.ifaw.org DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and Nursing Pups http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/dfo-opens-commercial-seal-hunt-early-removes-limited-protection-mothers-and-nursing-pups <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mar 28 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="199" title="DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and Nursing Pups" alt="DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Beater_Seal_300px_8.jpg?1490704188" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annual hunt off the coast of Newfoundland is closed until mid-April to allow mothers to give birth to their pups and nurse without disruption. This annual closure is one of the few protections in place for these ice dependent species.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/dfo-opens-commercial-seal-hunt-early-removes-limited-protection-mothers-and-nursing-pups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Seals Seals Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt Commercial seal hunt DFO harp seals Seal pups seals Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:37:50 +0000 adintino 110866 at http://www.ifaw.org IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-strongly-opposed-sealers%E2%80%99-demands-early-start-seal-slaughter <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mar 24 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="197" title="IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter" alt="IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Seal-hunt-25th027_beater_300px_1.jpg?1490377740" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in place for harp seals.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ifaw-strongly-opposed-sealers%E2%80%99-demands-early-start-seal-slaughter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Seals Seals Canada commercial seal hunt DFO harp seal seal seal hunt commercial seal hunt Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:51:44 +0000 adintino 110844 at http://www.ifaw.org Discovery Channel premieres Huntwatch – the story behind Canada’s controversial seal slaughter http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/discovery-channel-premieres-huntwatch-%E2%80%93-story-behind-canada%E2%80%99s-controversial-seal-slaughter <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Aug 17 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="201" title="Discovery Channel premieres Huntwatch – the story behind Canada’s controversial seal slaughter" alt="Discovery Channel premieres Huntwatch – the story behind Canada’s controversial " src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-1025305_300px.jpg?1471373678" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Discovery Channel acquired worldwide television rights to the feature documentary <em>Huntwatch</em> narrated by actor Ryan Reynolds and produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (<a href="http://www.ifaw.org">IFAW</a>). The film, which follows the 50 year history of Canada&rsquo;s commercial harp seal hunt, will air in the U.S. on Thursday, September 22 at 10 p.m. ET, immediately following a limited theatrical release by Discovery and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), and will debut worldwide later this year. Lionsgate will also distribute the film on home entertainment worldwide.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/discovery-channel-premieres-huntwatch-%E2%80%93-story-behind-canada%E2%80%99s-controversial-seal-slaughter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Political advocacy Seals Seals Canada commercial seal hunt Commercial seal hunt HuntWatch seals Tue, 16 Aug 2016 20:01:07 +0000 adintino 108611 at http://www.ifaw.org Entangled seal rescued using remote sedation http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/entangled-seal-rescued-using-remote-sedation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Aug 2 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="180" title="Entangled seal rescued using remote sedation" alt="Entangled seal rescued using remote sedation" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/IFAW-seal-rescue_300px.jpg?1470166962" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Last week marked the first successful seal rescue using remote sedation on the East Coast of the U.S.&nbsp; Biologists and veterinarians from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Marine Mammal Center (the Center) employed techniques that the Center and other agencies have developed on the West Coast to assist entangled California sea lions. The method incorporates darting an entangled seal or sea lion to allow it to be captured, examined by a veterinarian, disentangled, medically treated, and released.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/entangled-seal-rescued-using-remote-sedation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rescue Seals Seals entangled seal entanglements fishing gear gray seal sea lions seal rescue seals Tue, 02 Aug 2016 18:30:10 +0000 adintino 108444 at http://www.ifaw.org Ryan Reynolds narrates wildlife documentary Huntwatch premiering at DOC NYC http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ryan-reynolds-narrates-wildlife-documentary-huntwatch-premiering-doc-nyc <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Oct 26 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="442" title="Ryan Reynolds narrates wildlife documentary Huntwatch premiering at DOC NYC" alt="Ryan Reynolds narrates wildlife documentary Huntwatch premiering at DOC NYC" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/Huntwatch-Poster-_300px.jpg?1445867066" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Vancouver born actor <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005351/">Ryan Reynolds</a> lent his voice to the wildlife documentary <a href="http://huntwatchthefilm.com/trailer/"><em>Huntwatch</em></a> that follows the 50 year battle for baby seals on the ice floes of Canada. The 90 minute feature film will make its world premiere at <a href="http://www.docnyc.net/film/huntwatch/">DOC NYC</a> on Saturday, November 14. Tickets can be purchased <a href="https://www.movietickets.com/pre_purchase.asp?house_id=26102&amp;movie_id=219455&amp;rdate=2015-11-14">here</a>.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/ryan-reynolds-narrates-wildlife-documentary-huntwatch-premiering-doc-nyc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Seals Canada seal hunt candian seal hunt commerical seal hunt DOC NYC HuntWatch seals Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:48:48 +0000 adintino 105646 at http://www.ifaw.org