Let’s take polar bears off of the trading block

Mon, 02/18/2013
The planet’s remaining  polar bears are headed towards the precipic

The planet’s remaining polar bears are headed towards the precipice of extinction.The planet’s remaining 20,000-25,000 polar bears are headed towards the precipice of extinction—one part at a time.  While habitat loss due to climate change still remains the biggest threat to the survival of polar bears, more than ever before, its paws, teeth, skull

VIDEO: Talking about the illegal ivory trade in the Middle East with Dubai One

Fri, 02/15/2013

 

I just returned from our office in Dubai, whose mission is to reinforce the importance of protecting animals and to build regional capacity to combat the illegal ivory trade, among other initiatives.

While I was in the United Arab Emirates, I was interviewed by Emirates 24/7, a local news station about the illegal ivory trade and the precipitous decline of lions in Africa and sharks around the world.

Massive tiger rescue in Arkansas enters final stage

Fri, 02/15/2013
Lilly, a moderately petite orange tigress.

Lilly, a moderately petite orange tigress.This past weekend, as a powerful blizzard pounded the Northeast with snow and ice, I hunkered down in my cold, powerless home, warmed only by my two dogs and cat, and I read a book about Amur tigers in the wilderness of Russia’s Far East.

Landmark WTO case pitting EU animal welfare and public morals versus trade concerns begins Monday in Geneva

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Fri, 02/15/2013
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MEPs including C Stilher, G. Wilmott, A McCarthy

The first hearing on the EU’s controversial ban on seal products begins Monday in Geneva at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The three members of the WTO’s dispute settlement panel established for this case will hear arguments from Canada and Norway attacking the EU’s ban on the importation and sale of seal products while the EU will submit its initial defence of the ban.

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TORONTO
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Michelle Cliffe, Canada Communications Officer
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Landmark WTO case pitting EU animal welfare and public morals versus trade concerns begins Monday in Geneva

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The first hearing on the EU’s controversial ban on seal products begins Monday in Geneva at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The three members of the WTO’s dispute settlement panel established for this case will hear arguments from Canada and Norway attacking the EU’s ban on the importation and sale of seal products while the EU will submit its initial defence of the ban.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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Landmark WTO case pitting EU animal welfare and public morals versus trade concerns begins Monday in Geneva

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Fri, 02/15/2013
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The first hearing on the EU’s controversial ban on seal products begins Monday in Geneva at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The three members of the WTO’s dispute settlement panel established for this case will hear arguments from Canada and Norway attacking the EU’s ban on the importation and sale of seal products while the EU will submit its initial defence of the ban.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Contact: Adrian Hiel – (IFAW EU)
Sheryl Fink (IFAW CA)
Sonja Van Tichelen (IFAW EU)
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+32 473 86 34 61
+32 (0) 477 246 077
+32 (0) 477 246 077

Temporary reprieve from seismic testing - a small victory for Kangaroo Island’s whales

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Thu, 02/14/2013
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IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) welcomes the announcement that seismic testing off the coast of Kangaroo Island has been delayed, giving the area and its unique marine life a brief reprieve from oil and gas development.

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Sydney, Australia
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Rebekka Thompson-Jones
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CITES CoP 16 Bangkok: several vulnerable shark populations need urgent protection

Tue, 02/19/2013
Shark finning at a market in Dibba, Oman

Shark finning at a market in Dibba, Oman.The rate at which sharks are vanishing from the world’s oceans is reaching a tipping point.

Many shark populations have declined to a mere 20 per cent of their original level.

Surviving Superstorm Nemo: temporary shelters offer peace of mind to pet owners on Cape Cod

Thu, 02/14/2013
Shannon Walajtys with Jeanne and "Blackford" safe & warm

Shannon Walajtys with Jeanne and "Blackford" safe & warm at a temporary shelter following supertorm Nemo When Jeanne walked into the Falmouth High School shelter I could tell she was cold and very nervous. She struggled to stand but yet she gripped a cat carrier explaining how it contained her companion, Blackford, a 21 year old cat.