Sixteen Years After Exxon Valdez Spill, Oil Continues to Kill Thousands of Seabirds Each Year

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Thu, 03/24/2005
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Recently, after an accidental spill from an offshore rig near St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, it was discovered that passing ships had taken advantage of the pollution to dump oil into the sea.
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IFAW Welcomes Enhanced Protection for Ontario’s Wolves

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Thu, 03/10/2005
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“This decision marks the first crucial first step in ensuring long-term protection for Ontario's threatened wolf population,” said IFAW Canada spokesperson Rob Sinclair.

IFAW also welcomes an extended ban on the use of wire neck snares.  Snares do not kill wolves quickly or painlessly.  Protected species and domestic pets have also fallen victim to them.

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IFAW calls on Senate to Pass Bill C-15

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Wed, 03/02/2005
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Bill C-15, which passed third reading in the House of Commons in December and is now being reviewed by Senate.  The Bill seeks tougher penalties for the owners and crew of ships who illegally dispose of their oil at sea instead of in port and includes a minimum fine of $500,000.  The highest fine ever dealt for this offence in Canada was $ 125,000.  In the U.S.
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Zoos refuse to provide answers

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Tue, 03/01/2005
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Despite repeated requests and an application made under the Freedom of Information Act, the zoos have refused to reveal to the NGOs the answers they gave to the Australian Department of Environment and Heritage (DEH) in response to questions about their permit application.

"We simply cannot understand why the zoos will not provide us with the information we have asked for-if it answers all the questions asked by the Government then why not share it with the community?" said Rebecca Brand of IFAW Asia Pacific.

"Surely it is in the best interests of all inv

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IFAW: Dutch officials seize illegal elephant parts

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Tue, 02/22/2005
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Marcel Bertsch, of IFAW’s Dutch office, said: "While we applaud this seizure, it demonstrates that the illegal trade in elephant parts in Europe is rife and is having a devastating impact on vulnerable elephant populations in Africa and Asia. It also serves as a grave reminder that demand for elephant products is not limited to ivory.
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IFAW Donates Heating System to Beijing Animal Shelter

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Tue, 02/01/2005
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According to Center Director Ms. Zhang Lvping the center has accepted nearly a thousand homeless dogs and cats since its founding five years ago. At present, around 500 animals are still living there. Many of the animals – all abandoned – are old, weak, sick or disabled. Since 1999 IFAW has donated more than $170,000 (US) to assist with building improvements, medical care and daily expenses.

IFAW China country Director, Dr.

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IFAW investigation concludes that pollution is destroying China's world famous Swan Lake

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Fri, 01/28/2005
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IFAW’s investigation concluded that Swan Lake is polluted and needs better management to protect animals and their habitats.

Dr. Quanhui Sun, an ornithologist with IFAW, conducted independent anatomy analysis of the dead birds and concluded: “ The dead specimens were all young and strong but died of sudden diseases.

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IFAW launches rabies vaccination program in tsunami disaster area of Sri Lanka

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Tue, 01/25/2005
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The twenty-person team from IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) hopes to vaccinate more than 2,000 at risk dogs along 30 miles of coast stretching south from the city of Galle, which is one of the areas most devastated by the tragedy. More than 38,000 people are known to have died in Sri Lanka.

“It is crucial to vaccinate as many dogs as possible, because without this program a major outbreak of rabies is a serious human health risk,” said veterinarian Dr.

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IFAW launches tsunami disaster relief operation for livestock and companion animals in Asia

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Mon, 01/10/2005
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IFAW has deployed emergency relief teams of veterinarians and animal care experts from Australia, China, United Kingdom and the United States to work collaboratively with local groups in affected areas in India, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

“This is a unique operation where IFAW and local animal welfare groups have come together to help animals and people in this time of unprecedented need,” said IFAW President Fred O’Regan. “Animal welfare and human well-being are not separate concerns.

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UPDATE Pilot Whales restrand on Lieutenant's Island in Wellfleet, MA.

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Tue, 07/30/2002
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The whales stranded once again with the falling tide and veterinary experts determined the animals were too weak to survive another rescue attempt. By late afternoon, the difficult decision was made to euthanize the remaining animals and end their suffering.

All members of IFAW's Emergency Relief Team would like to extend our sincere thanks for the tremendous outpouring of support we received during this difficult event.
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