SANParks accused of trying to force through elephant cull plans

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Tue, 03/15/2005
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“IFAW is very concerned that SANParks appears to be presenting a fait accompli in asking the public to prepare itself for the imminent resumption of an elephant cull,” said Jason Bell, Southern Africa Director of IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org).

“In IFAW’s opinion SANParks has had 10 years to come up with an appropriate and scientifically sound management plan for elephants and haven’t done so – now, with their backs against the wall, it seems they are looking for a qui

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Cape Town, South Africa
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One of nature’s great wonders: Annual birth of seal pups off coast of Eastern Canada

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Tue, 03/08/2005
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Each winter, the entire northwest Atlantic harp seal population migrates to the east coast of Canada to give birth and mate. Unfortunately, the window for enjoying this spectacular phenomenon is short. Canadians will begin hunting hundreds of thousands of the baby seals in just a few weeks.

“The harp seal migration is one of the earth's last great wildlife spectacles," IFAW President Fred O'Regan said.

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A baby harp seal born on the pristine ice floes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The annual baby seal hunt will begin in about 2 weeks.

IFAW helps remove lions, tigers and leopards from private owners in Nevada

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Tue, 03/01/2005
“Keeping lions and tigers as pets is a growing phenomenon that is causing a huge public safety and animal welfare issue,” said IFAW’s Josephine Martell, “It’s a bad idea for animals and people.”

The number of Americans keeping tigers and other big cats as pets continues to grow. IFAW estimates that there are 10,000 tigers being kept as pets in the U.S., double the amount left living in the wild in the entire world. Since 1990, tigers have killed 11 people and injured 60 others.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
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IFAW celebrates start of UK hunt ban

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Fri, 02/18/2005
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IFAW has campaigned relentlessly for this ban since 1989, arguing that hunting with dogs is both cruel and unnecessary and cannot be made humane by any amount of regulation. Its two full-time hunt monitors have gathered vital evidence of cruelty and malpractice by hunts. Following the ban, IFAW’s hunt monitors will continue following hunts to ensure that they obey the law.

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London, United Kingdom
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Gill Sanders (IFAW, United Kingdom)
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Environmentalists breathe easier as South Africa signs on for oil spill relief

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Wed, 01/19/2005
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IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org), WWF-South Africa and BirdLife South Africa, have applauded the decision by Government to sign onto international conventions that allow multi-billion Rand claims for clean up costs in the event of an oil spill.

The 1992 International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage (CLC) and its associated Fund Convention provides for claims of R2-billion and, in special circumstances, up to R3-billion.

“South Africa lies on one of the world’s

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IFAW offers cold weather tips for your pets

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Wed, 01/19/2005
·&nbsp;Keep all pets indoors during the cold weather as much as possible. Animals can get frostbite if they are left outside for long periods of time especially after sunset.
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·&nbsp;Continue to walk dogs outdoors, but provide a sweater or coat for shorthaired and small dogs and bring your dog inside immediately if they start to shiver.
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Yarmouthport, MA
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IFAW rescues and rehabilitates hundreds of animals affected by major oil spill in Veracruz, Mexico

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Thu, 01/13/2005
“Hundreds of animals, mostly pelicans, are stained with oil and we are attempting to catch and wash them as quickly as possible,” said&nbsp;Beatriz Bugeda, IFAW's Latin America country director.

On the scene, IFAW is working in cooperation with local Mexican government organizations such as CONABIO (National Commission for Biodiversity) and PROFEPA (Federal Department of Environmental Protection) to recruit and train volunteers to handle cleanup and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation work.

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Veracruz, Mexico
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24 Tigers Confiscated From New Jersey Home

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Tue, 11/11/2003
“There are only 5,000 tigers left in the wild but as many as 10,000 being kept as pets in basements and backyards across the U.S. and there are few, if any, legal safeguards to protect the animals or public safety,” said Sarah Tyack, director at IFAW. “If this can happen in suburban New Jersey, it can happen anywhere.
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Nearly 300 MPs Call on Government to Stop Endangered Species Being Eaten into Extinction

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Mon, 07/07/2003
The MPs, from all parties, signed an Early Day Motion (EDM) calling for urgent international action to address the bushmeat crisis. At current levels, bushmeat hunting could drive our closest animal relatives, Africa’s great apes (gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos), to extinction within 15 years, along with other endangered species such as forest elephants. Only three EDMs – out of a total of 1,530 – have received more signatures this parliamentary session.

IFAW will be hosting a parliamentary reception on this issue tonight at the House of Commons.
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De wereld door de ogen van dieren

Tue, 08/30/2011
Stumpy’s letsel is blijvend. Bron, blog.seattlepi.com (c."Noorse orka’s")

Ik hoop dat u allemaal de digitale kwartaaluitgave van “IFAW’s Dierenwereld” heeft kunnen lezen. Dit tijdschrift staat vol verhalen over het belangrijke werk dat we werelwijd verrichten voor de bescherming van individuele dieren, dierenpopulaties en leefgebieden.