IFAW cautiously welcomes EU ban on seal products but warns that exemptions could allow cruelty to continue

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The proposal, announced today (Wed) by EU Environment Commissioner Mr. Stavros Dimas, comes after growing political opposition and a huge public outcry in the European Union about the ongoing commercial hunts for young seals. Opinion polls in EU Member States show that millions of citizens want the trade to stop. Earlier this month more than 1,000 animal welfare supporters from across Europe joined IFAW and other groups at a demonstration in Brussels to call for an outright ban on seal products.
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Ivory dealer convicted for huge illegal ivory hoard

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juni 13, 2008

Mr. Michael Elliott, 57 of Gravesend, Kent was found guilty today at Southwark Crown Court of trade in ivory carvings. He was given a two year suspended sentence and ordered to pay £1480 costs.

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World Bank joins the global fight to save the tiger

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juni 9, 2008
Wild tigers face increasing threats from habitat loss, prey loss and poaching for the trade in their body parts. Wild tiger population, which at the turn of the 20th century stood at 100,000 individuals, has diminished to below 4,000, spread out in fractured habitats in 13 range states.
 
"Addressing the threats to tigers calls for innovative interventions which tackle the root cause of the problem--the incentives to poach tigers and their prey and to destroy habitats," reads a statement issued by the World Bank.
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IFAW disburses emergency grant for Kenya's Tsavo Parks

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juni 4, 2008
“At the height of the unrest earlier in the year, we suffered a 90 per cent drop in tourism visitation, forcing us to undertake massive budget cuts to contain the situation and ensure that the Parks are well protected from poachers. This support from IFAW will uplift our efforts, and we are grateful that this has come at an hour of great need for both the wildlife guardians and the animals especially the elephants,” commented Jonathan Kirui, Assistant Director of Tsavo.
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Chinese officials cancel dog cull in earthquake zone

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juni 3, 2008
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“This agreement is a major breakthrough,” said Jackson Zee, IFAW rescue leader.
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IFAW Sends Relief Supplies to Earthquake Epicenter

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mei 25, 2008
“The disaster has brought tremendous sufferings to millions of lives,” said Grace Ge Gabriel, IFAW’s Asia Regional Director. “We express our deepest sympathy to the victims of the earthquake.
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Elephant poaching in DRC and seizures in Vietnam show elephants imperiled by ivory trade

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oktober 26, 2011

These disturbing events come after seven months of record poaching incidents and seizures. IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) commends the authorities for arrests that have been made but warns that much more needs to be done to reduce the threat to elephants.

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Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards

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oktober 17, 2011

IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baroness Gale and presented by Queen legend Brian May.

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Court Upholds Ban on Imports of Polar Bear Trophies

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The decision issued today is an important step towards protecting and defending polar bears,” said Jeff Flocken, D.C. Office Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org). “There is no reward that comes with these trophies and we are glad the Court has recognized this.”

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IFAW Supports Trans-border Collaboration to Fight Wildlife Crime in Southeast Asia

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oktober 11, 2011

The meeting, which also addressed regional implementation of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species, was hosted by the CITES Management Authority of China with the support of IFAW and other conservation organizations

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