New IFAW presence in Dubai

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woe, 04/04/2007
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Dubai is a major regional and global travel and commercial hub that offers IFAW the opportunity to reach a large and diverse audience with its awareness building and educational programs. Further, the U.A.E.’s regional and global leadership on wildlife issues complements the work that IFAW is doing to protect threatened wildlife and habitats.  IFAW has a productive relationship with the U.A.E. Ministry of Environment through their work on wildlife enforcement trainings.
 
The office will be a regional office for the Middle East.
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Southern Ocean Violence Must Stop

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din, 02/13/2007
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“While protesters and whalers clash, Japan’s “scientific” whaling program has already inflicted prolonged painful deaths on hundreds of whales in the Antarctic Whale Sanctuary,” said Darren Kindleysides, IFAW Campaigns Manager.
 
“Few whales die instantly by the harpoon - death can take up to half an hour and can involve drowning as the whale is held underwater.  
 
“This is a blatant violation of international law and could have been prevented if anti-whaling governments had taken action through
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Help Save the Whale, Britain Urges More Nations

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don, 02/01/2007
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The Defra document, Protecting Whales - A global responsibility, was showcased at an event held yesterday on IFAW’s non-invasive marine research vessel, Song of the Whale.

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Rectification: EU-Commission does not reject seal ban

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maa, 01/29/2007
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“The Commission’s reply provides a description of the current EU legislative framework applied to this issue and an analysis of how to possibly address the Parliament’s request”, said IFAW’s political campaigner in the EU Office, Gaia Angelini. She also highlighted the Commission’s “commitment to high animal welfare standards”.

Last week, the Belgian Parliament voted unanimously to implement a national ban on the import of all seal products, making Belgium the first nation in the European Union to do so.
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China halts dog cull after international uproar

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don, 12/21/2006
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The crackdown started in Beijing at the end of October. In response IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) and other groups organized letter writing campaigns to various Beijing authorities (police department, mayor’s office, and Olympic Organizing Committee) as well as international bodies based outside of China (Chinese Embassies and International Olympic Committee).
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Witte walvissen: weg uit de bewoonde wereld, om de natuur te beleven

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Het eerste wat mijn computer hier deed, was het ontbreken van internet vervloeken. Dat de telefoon hier ook niet werkt, deed hem minder.

Latin America steps forward to protect cetaceans

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zat, 12/02/2006
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On Friday, December 1, 2006, the Latin American Meeting on Cetacean Conservation was held in the city of Buenos Aires. It was hosted by the Republic of Argentina through Ambassador Eduardo Iglesias, the Argentinean Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission (IWC).
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IFAW welcomes maximum fine for UK Company selling illegal ivory

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din, 10/24/2006
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In November 2004, detectives from the Metropolitan Police executed search warrants at three London premises belonging to George F Trumper Ltd, a company specialising in the sale of gentleman's grooming accessories. Twenty four ivory items were seized from the premises where they were being kept for sale.

Most of the items seized were shaving brushes stamped with "real ivory" and were on sale for prices of up to £1,100 each.
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EU Parliament adopts Animal Welfare Action Plan

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don, 10/12/2006
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The Parliament resolution
  • considers that the protection of animals in Europe should not be restricted to farm animals and animals in experimentation but should extend to all groups of animals, including wild animals with full regard paid to animal welfare issues in such policy areas as sustainable development and trade in wildlife.
  • recognizes the public demand for ethically and socially acceptable products and calls on the European Commission to do more at the international level, particularly in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) context to promote the recognition
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“Africa’s Elephants Must be Saved, Stop Ivory Trade Talks,” Say Wildlife Conservation Symposium Delegates

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maa, 08/28/2006
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Elephant populations in West and Central Africa are some of the continent’s most vulnerable and most depleted. Only about three percent of Africa’s elephants can be found in the region, less than 20,000 individuals – where once hundreds of thousands of elephants roamed. These individuals are now pocketed into small, fragmented groups and are highly threatened by loss of habitat due to unplanned expansion of human settlements leading to rife human-elephant conflicts, and poaching for the bushmeat and ivory trades.
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