Animal Welfare and Conservation Groups Urge Senate to Protect Polar Bears from Trophy Hunting

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The legislation, S. 1406, to close the loophole in the law was introduced by U.S. Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine). Earlier this week, U.S. Reps. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) introduced H.R. 2327, an identical bill in the House of Representatives.

“The polar bear has become a tragic symbol of our threatened environment, and of the wildlife that pays the price for dangerous practices,” Sen. Kerry said.

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Whale watch workshop provides training, opportunity in the Eastern Caribbean

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Mon, 05/14/2007
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“The main focus of the course is to provide participants with the skills necessary to safely and effectively conduct successful whale and dolphin watching excursions,” said Dr. Joth Singh, Trinidad-born Director of Wildlife and Habitat Protection at IFAW.
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Cape Air and IFAW Take ‘Whale Plane’ on Cross-Country Mission

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Thu, 05/10/2007
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IFAW Global Whale Program Manager Patrick Ramage and his 12-year-old son Henry will join Cape Air pilot Ken Johnson in a Cape Air Cessna 402 airplane painted to show the beauty of the humpback whales.
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Ivory Trade Makes Congressional Agenda

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Thu, 05/03/2007
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“Given the severity of the current state of the trade in elephant ivory, signaled by escalating worldwide ivory seizures, the ivory trade is a prime global issue that deserves center-stage,” said Wamithi. “An estimated 20,000 elephants are being killed annually for their ivory. It is encouraging that the U.S.
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IFAW and green.tv partner up

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Tue, 04/17/2007
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IFAW will have their own dedicated channel on green.tv.  IFAW’s channel will be launched at the annual TV industry get-together in Cannes, MIP TV, where green.tv tops the bill as part of the opening session 'Can Green TV be Primetime TV?'
 
Ade Thomas, Managing Director of green.tv, said:  “green.tv is proud to be working with IFAW to show IFAW's great films on both our broadband TV channel and our video podcast.
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Cape Cod Stranding Network to Merge with IFAW

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Wed, 04/11/2007
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With a staff of only five individuals and a dedicated corps of more than 300 local volunteers, CCSN responds to 500-700 reports of stranded marine mammals each year.
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Major U.S. Sushi Supplier Linked to Japan’s Whale Hunts

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Tue, 04/10/2007
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Kyokuyo is a multinational seafood conglomerate that got its start in the 1930s as a whaling company operating in the Antarctic. Although it sold its stock in the Government of Japan’s whaling fleet last year, Kyokuyo has not cut its connections to the whaling industry.
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Whales Need US: More than 50 members of Congress and 20 Conservation Groups Call for U.S. Leadership to Protect Whales

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Tue, 04/10/2007
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New U.S. poll results on attitudes toward whaling show the vast majority of the American public opposes commercial whaling and supports greater protection for whales, while polling data from Japan shows that a sizeable majority of the Japanese public does not support whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. A national survey of 1,000 registered U.S.
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Conservationists Call on China to Support Law Over Tiger Farms

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Fri, 03/30/2007
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China's 1993 ban on domestic trade of tiger bones has been essential in contributing to preventing the extinction of wild tigers by curbing demand in what historically has been the world’s largest consumer market for tiger parts and products.
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IFAW helps animals in flood ravaged Indonesia

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Wed, 03/07/2007
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In response to this disaster, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) and CARE (Center for Animal Rescue and Education) have mobilized a team to rescue domestic animals that were left homeless and abandoned and to provide basic veterinary care for the animals that survived the floods.
 
IFAW arrived in Jakarta on March 2, and joined the CARE Rescue Team that has been conducting assessments and proving emergency response to animals in the affected communities since the second week of February.
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