IFAW deploys animal rescue teams after deadly storms strike U.S. South

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Tue, 05/03/2011

The storm system that plowed through the South last week spawned some of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history and caused widespread flooding in the region. Many weather forecasts are predicting increased rain and floods in the coming days across the Southeast and Midwest.

In Tennessee, the human death toll has risen to 36, and more than 200 people remain in shelters.

An emergency mega-shelter for animals, donated by Belz Enterprises, is being set up in a warehouse on Shelby Oaks Road in Memphis and will be expected to house around 1,000 animals.

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IFAW: Majority of Canadians do not want tax dollars to support the seal hunt

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Thu, 04/28/2011

Canadians continue to say “Not with my taxes” when it comes to government support for the seal hunt, with over two-thirds (68%) of Canadians opposed to the federal government using tax dollars to promote the commercial seal hunt.

Among the findings of the nation-wide poll:

68% of Canadians oppose the use of their tax dollars to promote the commercial seal hunt.

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TORONTO
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IFAW convenes nuclear radiation expertsfor landmark animal rescue summit in Japan

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Fri, 04/22/2011

Currently, there is limited information available for decontamination and/or treatment of animals affected by radiation, nor is there any standards established for determining when an animal has been exposed to an unsafe level of radiation. Little is known about the survivability of wildlife and pets – or the viability of farm animals – exposed to radiation.

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Bloody massacre kills 30 elephants in four days in Chad

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Fri, 04/15/2011

The elephants were killed between last Saturday and Tuesday this week.

The killings bring to at least 150 the number of elephants killed for their ivory in the Logone Oriental region in the extreme south of the central African country in the past 12 months. It is estimated that Chad’s elephant population has decreased by about 40 per cent from 4,000 individuals in 2006 to around 2,500 in the most recent census in 2010, most commonly poached for their ivory.

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Reims, France
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Céline Sissler-Bienvenu (IFAW France)
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Oil platform must be halted to save critically endangered whale

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Fri, 04/01/2011

The coalition, which includes WWF, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Pacific Environment and Sakhalin Environment Watch, will submit a Statement of Concern to the Russian Inter-departmental Working Group on the Conservation of Western Gray Whales, a group of oil industry representatives and Russian government officials meeting Friday to

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Russia Bans Winter Den Hunt for Bears, Countless Cubs Saved

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Wed, 03/16/2011
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Since 1995, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), has campaigned to end the winter den hunt and to rescue, rehabilitate and release orphan bear cubs back into the wild. To date, IFAW has successfully released more than 150 cubs from its rehabilitation center in Bubonitsy, Tver region.

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Conservationists celebrate as baby elephant passes the 100 day mark

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The calf was born in December to a herd protected in the Pu’er region of Yunnan Province, China, by IFAW’s Asian Elephant Conservation Project (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org). Yunnan Province is in the south-west of China, bordering Burma and Vietnam.

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IFAW mobilizes animal rescue teams to Japan following earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear threat

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Fri, 03/25/2011

“The humanitarian needs remain overwhelming but given the important role that companion animals play in the Japanese family and the important role that livestock plays in the Japanese economy, it’s important that we address the issues immediately,” said IFAW’s Disaster Manager Dr. Dick Green. “IFAW has reached out to local rescue groups, veterinary associations, and governmental agencies and is determining the best way to assist in the relief process.”

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Collared Tsavo Elephants to Help Reduce Conflict and Secure Migratory Corridors

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Mon, 03/14/2011

The elephants will be collared by research scientists from KWS and the International Fund for Animal welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org). IFAW has provided the collars, fuel for aircraft and an on-site technical team.

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IFAW welcomes early halt to slaughter of whales in Antarctica and calls on Japan to end its whaling for good

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In November last year, in defiance of international opposition and several international laws, Japan's whaling fleet set off for the pristine Southern Ocean Sanctuary with the intention of training its harpoons on around 1,000 whales.

Despite a global ban on commercial whaling, Japan has continued to hunt whales under the loophole of 'scientific whaling', yet while the meat is put on sale in restaurants and supermarkets, little science has been produced from the slaughter of these animals.

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