European Parliament votes in favour of greater protection for Europe’s seas

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The European Parliament today called for a determined Europe-wide effort to combat the impacts of destructive and unsustainable fishing, shipping, oil drilling, marine pollution, coastal and offshore construction and littering, which present an escalating threat to Europe’s seas. Environmental groups welcomed the assembly’s stance on the Marine Strategy Directive, which demands tougher action than those contained in the vague and empty shell of the European Commission’s original proposal.
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Elephants sent into Safari Slavery from Zimbabwe’s World Famous Hwange National Park

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woe, 11/08/2006
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The permits were issued by Zimbabwe National Parks, and the animals are being caught in the country’s largest game reserve, Hwange National Park in south-west Zimbabwe.
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Shearwater Adventures, one of Zimbabwe’s best known adventure tourism operators, has been given the permits to catch 15 elephants to be tamed and trained for use in their elephant-safari business.

IFAW to Support Landmark Community Elephant Fence in Kenya

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woe, 11/08/2006
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Kenya’s Vice President Hon. Moody Awori, who led senior government officials and conservationists in the commemoration of IFAW’s contribution to conservation in Kenya, termed the Laikipia West Fence project “a practical solution” saying it will separate the local community from elephants and enable both to thrive side by side without fear and violent conflict. “Laikipia is critically important for Kenya as a wildlife habitat – being host to our largest population of elephants outside protected national parks.
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Icelandic whalers head out to hunt first fin whale – global outcry pours in

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vri, 10/20/2006
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The whalers are on the hunt for a fin whale, one of nine the government has issued hunting permits for. Fin whales are endangered under IUCN guidelines and second only to the blue whale in terms of size -- growing to average lengths of 18-22m and weights of 30-80 tons. They were hunted in significant numbers by whalers in the past, and their population figures are currently unknown.
 
Official statements have been made by the governments of the U.S., France, U.K, Australia, and New Zealand against Iceland’s decision to resume whaling.
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An endangered fin whale is hauled to shore with a harpoon still embedded in its side in Hvalfjordur, Iceland, on Sunday, October 22, 2006. Iceland has permitted the commercial hunting of nine fin whales and 30 minke whales, contravening a 1986 global whaling moratorium.

Whales killed for fish freezer, no market for meat – “It’s a cruel waste,” says IFAW

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din, 10/24/2006
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The whale is expected to be brought ashore early Tuesday afternoon, and will be the second fin whale hunted commercially by whalers since the Minister of Fisheries, Einar K. Gudfinnsson, issued hunting permits last week for nine endangered fin whales and 30 minke whales. The first fin whale was brought ashore on Sunday to international outcry.
 
The sole whale processing plant in Iceland, a facility built during World War II and not used in twenty years, is currently out of operation.

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NGO&#8217;s and Zoo Combine Forces to Return Taiping 4 Gorillas to Cameroon

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IFAW and the National Zoo met in Pretoria last week and agreed to collaborate on all levels to return the gorillas to the Cameroon.
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IFAW is absolutely delighted by the turn of events which signals the return of Izan, Abbey, Tinu and Oyin; the Taiping Four, to Cameroon in early December. <BR>

Iceland to hunt whales despite global moratorium and international outcry

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The announcement was made by Iceland’s Ministry of Fisheries, which said permits had been granted for the commercial hunting of 30 minke whales and nine endangered fin whales.

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German parliament votes unanimously to ban seal product imports

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Over the past five years, more than 1.25 million seals have been hunted in Canada’s annual commercial hunt – making it the largest marine mammal hunt in the world.

Recently, in opposition to the hunt, the European community has taken strong steps to stop the trade of seal products. Germany’s trade ban vote comes just one month after the EU Parliament passed a resolution in support of an EU trade ban on seal products.
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Enivornmental concerns could halt Shell oil project

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din, 09/19/2006
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Sakhalin-2 is a jointly owned project of Royal Dutch Shell (55%), Japan’s Mitsui & Co. Ltd. (25%) and the Mitsubishi Corporation (20%). Sakahlin-2 currently produces over 70,000 barrels a day of oil, and with planned expansions is expected to more than double this.
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Sakhalin pipeline environmental damage estimated at US$70-million

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vri, 09/29/2006
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NGOs have now carried out a preliminary examination of the site. They found the pipeline work has caused environmental damage estimated at 2-billion Rubles (US$70-million).
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