EU Seal Ban comes into full effect

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The General Court of the European Union (EU) today rescinded the temporary suspension of the EU regulation banning the trade in seal products. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – http://www.ifaw.org/) applauds the decision which allows the full implementation of this momentous legislation. The ban is a significant victory in IFAW’s 40 year campaign to end  commercial sealing. 

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Brussels, Belgium
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IFAW welcomes the Tasmanian Government's move to secure the protection to whales and dolphins

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don, 08/30/2012
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Today the Tasmanian parliament passed a Bill aimed at securing the protection for whales and dolphins already included in the state’s whale watching guidelines.

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Sydney, Australia
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Mr. Abbott, you wear speedos, why aren’t you taking our marine life seriously

don, 08/30/2012
Australia’s marine reserves proposal is overwhelmingly supported by scientists a

Tony Abbott recently revealed the Coalition’s plan to support a private member Bill that would halt the development of the current federal marine reserves proposal  claiming inadequate industry consultation.

Should this Bill succeed, it would leave proposed marine reserves in limbo and those areas covered by the proposal, around a third of Australia’s water, open to further development.

Tiger & Co als Medizin und Stärkungsmittel

don, 08/30/2012
Tiger & Co als Medizin und Stärkungsmittel

Auf den Spuren des illegalen Wildtierhandels in Thailand und Myanmar (Burma) –

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Spotlight Africa: convincing communities to share their land is key to saving wildlife

woe, 08/29/2012
The author with Julius Kipng'etich, Director of Kenya Wildlife Service

The author with Julius Kipng'etich, Director of Kenya Wildlife ServiceBuying the vehicles was the easy part. 

I had just handed the keys to new Toyota Landcruisers to the director of the Kenyan Wildlife Service as part of IFAW’s ongoing project to protect elephants in Amboseli National Park in Kenya. 

SLIDESHOW: Animal Rescue teams prepare to support Gulf Coast effort during Hurricane Isaac

woe, 08/29/2012
IFAW Animal Rescue staff prepare to head out for Hurricane Isaac.

IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center celebrates 10 years and 1,600 animals saved

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din, 08/28/2012
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An elephant calf injured in a village, a rhino orphaned by poachers, a full-grown tiger discovered in a well and a leopard found in a house! These are four of 1,600 animals and 150 species saved in the last ten years at IFAW’s Wildlife Rescue Center in northeast, India.

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Assam, India
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Field essay: in our Atlantic odyssey, who knows where the minke goes?

don, 08/30/2012
Field essay: in our Atlantic odyssey, who knows where the minke goes?

The team tracks minke sometimes with and sometimes without the presence of whale watching boats.As we move onwards through our 2012 Atlantic odyssey, the next phase is real-time video tracking of Icelandic minke whales.

Bejubelte Rettung einer Meerkatze aus südafrikanischem Dorf

In ihrem kurzen Leben hat die balinesische Hündin „Marti“ viel bewegt

vri, 08/24/2012
Marti an einem Strand in Bali.

Marti an einem Strand in Bali.Lesen Sie einen sehr berührenden Brief von einer Frau, deren wundervoller Hund gestern in Bali starb.

Der Name der Hündin war Marti.

Sie war Samstagnacht mit schweren Nervenleiden in die Notaufnahme der Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) eingeliefert worden, bei denen auch starke Medikamente nicht anschlugen.