Icelandic whalers harpoon first minke whale of season

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Fri, 04/27/2007
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Poor weather conditions are believed to have hampered whalers’ efforts to find other whales so far. If 39 whales are harpooned this season, it will bring to 200 the number of minke whales killed since 2003 under Iceland’s scientific whaling programme.

Iceland and Japan both use a loophole in the worldwide ban on whaling to hunt whales for “scientific” research.

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In defense of whales: Uruguay consolidates regional bloc of conservationist countries

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Fri, 04/27/2007
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The workshop was jointly organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Ministry of Housing, Territorial Planning and the Environment, the Rocha Administration as well as non-government organizations: IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org), the Cethus Foundation, the Institute for Whale Conservation and the Cetacean Conservation Organization (OCC).

The participants from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cost

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Austrian Parliament votes for National Ban for Seal Products

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Wed, 04/25/2007
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Before the vote IFAW-Staff emphasized their demand for a ban with a giant inflatable seal in front of the Parliament in Vienna. Politicians of the Green Party and the Socialdemocratic Party were present to show their support.

Following Croatia, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, Austria is the sixth European country to introduce a national ban on seal products. Austrian minister for the environment, Josef Pröll (ÖVP), stated that he will also work for a ban on EU-level. National bans also exist in the USA and Mexico.

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Vienna, Austria
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Dörte von der Reith (IFAW, Germany)
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New IFAW presence in Dubai

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Wed, 04/04/2007
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Dubai is a major regional and global travel and commercial hub that offers IFAW the opportunity to reach a large and diverse audience with its awareness building and educational programs. Further, the U.A.E.’s regional and global leadership on wildlife issues complements the work that IFAW is doing to protect threatened wildlife and habitats.  IFAW has a productive relationship with the U.A.E. Ministry of Environment through their work on wildlife enforcement trainings.
 
The office will be a regional office for the Middle East.
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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Lynn A. Levine (IFAW, Headquarters)
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Southern Ocean Violence Must Stop

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Tue, 02/13/2007
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“While protesters and whalers clash, Japan’s “scientific” whaling program has already inflicted prolonged painful deaths on hundreds of whales in the Antarctic Whale Sanctuary,” said Darren Kindleysides, IFAW Campaigns Manager.
 
“Few whales die instantly by the harpoon - death can take up to half an hour and can involve drowning as the whale is held underwater.  
 
“This is a blatant violation of international law and could have been prevented if anti-whaling governments had taken action through
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Sydney, Australia
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Imogen Scott (IFAW, Asia Pacific)
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Help Save the Whale, Britain Urges More Nations

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Thu, 02/01/2007
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The Defra document, Protecting Whales - A global responsibility, was showcased at an event held yesterday on IFAW’s non-invasive marine research vessel, Song of the Whale.

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United Kingdom
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Rectification: EU-Commission does not reject seal ban

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Mon, 01/29/2007
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“The Commission’s reply provides a description of the current EU legislative framework applied to this issue and an analysis of how to possibly address the Parliament’s request”, said IFAW’s political campaigner in the EU Office, Gaia Angelini. She also highlighted the Commission’s “commitment to high animal welfare standards”.

Last week, the Belgian Parliament voted unanimously to implement a national ban on the import of all seal products, making Belgium the first nation in the European Union to do so.
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Brussels, Belgium
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China halts dog cull after international uproar

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Thu, 12/21/2006
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The crackdown started in Beijing at the end of October. In response IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) and other groups organized letter writing campaigns to various Beijing authorities (police department, mayor’s office, and Olympic Organizing Committee) as well as international bodies based outside of China (Chinese Embassies and International Olympic Committee).
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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Witte walvissen: weg uit de bewoonde wereld, om de natuur te beleven

Thu, 08/18/2011

Het eerste wat mijn computer hier deed, was het ontbreken van internet vervloeken. Dat de telefoon hier ook niet werkt, deed hem minder.

Latin America steps forward to protect cetaceans

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Sat, 12/02/2006
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On Friday, December 1, 2006, the Latin American Meeting on Cetacean Conservation was held in the city of Buenos Aires. It was hosted by the Republic of Argentina through Ambassador Eduardo Iglesias, the Argentinean Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission (IWC).
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