IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter

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maart 24, 2017
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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.

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Ottawa, ON
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Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino

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maart 15, 2017
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Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the world’s leading rhino conservationists.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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IFAW welcomes launch of new network Youth for Wildlife Conservation on World Wildlife Day

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maart 3, 2017
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IFAW welcomes launch of new network Youth for Wildlife Conservation on World Wil

Young conservationists from around the world today introduce a new global organization mobilizing the next generation of wildlife protection. Youth for Wildlife Conservation has as its mission to:

“Support early-career wildlife conservationists with innovative ideas, empowering them to become catalysts for change in their local communities”

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Brussels, Belgium
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Call for wild captures to end, as shocking footage reveals reality of cruel trade in Russian beluga whales

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februari 22, 2017
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The cruel trade in Russian beluga whales (the white whale), captured in the wild for sale to aquaria and travelling shows, has been condemned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as shocking new footage reveals the true depth of the animals’ suffering for human entertainment.

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Moscow, Russia
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IFAW welcomes European Parliament call for stronger action to combat illegal wildlife trafficking

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november 24, 2016
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Today, the European Parliament voted with 567 votes in favour (and 6 against), an important own-initiative report by Catherine Bearder MEP (ALDE, UK) in response to the Commission publication of the  EU action plan against wildlife trafficking last 26th of February (see note to the editors below).

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Strasburg, France
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Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prosecution

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november 15, 2016
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Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prose

In spite of evidence showing wildlife crime is linked to other forms of serious offenses, most countries apply wildlife policies and legislation that fail to treat wildlife poaching and trafficking as a serious offence.  As a result of the weak laws, wildlife crime offenders are never profiled despite their despicable acts of illegal killing and trafficking of wildlife.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Where do elephants go?

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november 2, 2016
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Two elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem have today been fitted with tracking collars. The collars transmit a satellite and radio signal using global positioning system (GPS) technology to map out the elephants’ migratory routes and identify how expansively the elephants travel in search of water and vegetation. The fitting of collars was conducted by a team of scientists, researchers and veterinarians from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in collaboration with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

 

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Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extinction approved by International Whaling Commission

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oktober 27, 2016
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Urgent conservation measures to try to save the world’s most threatened species of dolphin from extinction have been approved at the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia.

The critically endangered vaquita, a tiny porpoise which is endemic to the Gulf of California, Mexico, is at risk of disappearing completely in the next few years with recent estimates suggesting it currently numbers less than 59 animals.

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A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the International Whaling Commission

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oktober 27, 2016
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A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat

Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, today as a resolution was passed to ensure tighter scrutiny of Japan’s permitting process for its so-called scientific whaling.

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