Companies Linked to Japanese Whaling; Conservationists Call for Action

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Tue, 12/18/2007
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Japanese seafood giants Nippon Suisan, Kyokuyo and Maruha jointly owned and operated Japan’s whaling fleet for decades and devised a plan to significantly expand Japanese whaling in the 2007/2008 whaling season. Under the plan, first announced in 2005, more than 1,000 whales will be hunted in the internationally recognized Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary over the next three months, including 50 endangered fin whales, 50 humpback whales and 935 minke whales.
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Endangered pelts go up in smoke in Kashmir

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Mon, 12/03/2007
Under the orders of the High Court, eight truckloads of stockpiled pelts were burned by state officials in a public display of destruction. Incinerated items included skins, rugs, fur coats and gloves made from dozens of tiger, snow leopard, leopard, hill fox, leopard cats, black bear, otters and wolves.
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IFAW Celebrates Grand Opening of Middle East and North Africa Regional Office in Dubai

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Fri, 12/07/2007
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IFAW Executive Vice President Azzedine Downes recognized regional partners with Leadership Awards for their outstanding efforts on behalf of animals.  Awardees included:  The Dubai Municipality, the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water, the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature in Jordan, the National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kuwait Environment Public Authority, the Republic of Yemen Environment Public Authority, the Syrian Arab Republic Ministry of Local Administration and Environment, the Libyan
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Japan's Whaling Fleet Sails, Humpbacks on Target List

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Sat, 11/17/2007
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Conservation organizations including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) are calling for new actions to end Japan’s “scientific” whaling. 
 
“Killing endangered whales for products that nobody needs is beneath the dignity of a great nation like Japan,” said IFAW Whale Program Manager Patrick Ramage.  “It’s time for Japan to put away the harpoons and join the emerging global consensus for whale conservation in the 21st century.”
 
A global moratorium on commercial
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Shimonoseki, Japan
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Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru departs for the southern ocean sanctuary where it will target 300 whales including 50 humpbacks.

Early Christmas: IFAW set to return four gorillas to Cameroon

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Wed, 11/28/2007
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“The full repatriation team has gathered and is on standby.
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Tears and Joy as Taiping 4 Gorillas Leave for Cameroon

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Thu, 11/29/2007
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“Overwhelming all though, is the sense that something incredibly important has been achieved today.
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Russian government asks IFAW team to assess oil spill

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Fri, 11/16/2007
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Earlier this week, several ships sank or ran aground during a fierce storm in the Kerch Strait, a narrow waterway linking the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. The Volganeft-139, a tanker loaded with nearly 1.3 million gallons of oil, broke in half during the storm. It is estimated that half the freighter’s oil has spilled into the strait and has begun washing up on nearby shorelines. It continues to leak oil. Officials assessing damage have said that could be the worst environmental disaster in the region in years.
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IFAW to help animals affected by severe flooding in Tabasco, Mexico

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Thu, 11/08/2007
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To date there have been reports of 3 human deaths, more than twenty thousand people trapped in their homes, and thousands more displaced as refugees. An enormous number of farm animals have died or are still trapped by the flood waters. Another concern is companion animals which were unable to evacuate with their owners.
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IFAW helping dogs and livestock after massive Mexican floods

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Wed, 11/14/2007
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In the wake of the floods, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org)  has implemented an emergency plan to assist animals, which in many cases, are all that people of Tabasco have left. Help is being sent to three of the most affected municipalities: Centro, Jalpa, and Nacajuca. IFAW’s emergency plan is focused on veterinary care for farm and companion animals, as well as food distribution for both. Assistance through food, medical attention, and preventive medicine is being given to animals that are with their owners in refuges.
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Health Checks Wrapped Up as Taiping 4 Gorillas Go Home for Christmas

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Tue, 10/30/2007
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The gorillas underwent a barrage of health tests this morning and, pending the outcome of required blood tests, all four were found to be in robust health.
 
“The gorillas are in fine shape, and we do not anticipate anything will stand in the way of them leaving on 30th November,” the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa (NZG of SA) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) said in a joint statement issued this afternoon.
 
“This will be an early Christmas gift for the people of the Republic of Cameroon wh
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