Namibia’s beachside bloodbath begins

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The hunt, which runs from 01 July to 15 November, is the world’s second largest, next to Canada – which this year only managed to kill 38,000 seals of a total allowable catch (TAC) of 400,000 in 2011.

Namibia, in southern African, targets Cape fur seal colonies on beaches on its Atlantic Ocean coastline.

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Bittersweet ruling for polar bears leaves trophy import ban intact

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“While we are disappointed that polar bears have not yet been afforded the highest possible level of protection under the Endangered Species Act, we are thankful that the Court ruled against those special interests that aimed to remove the polar bear from protection under the U.S. law entirely.

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Bronze medal for IFAW anti-whaling ads in Cannes

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JWT designed posters for IFAW  to highlight the sham of 'scientific' whaling

Last night at the prestigious Cannes Golden Lion Awards for excellence in advertising, JWT Melbourne picked up the bronze medal for IFAW posters designed to highlight the sham of Japanese ‘scientific’ whaling.

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Manas no longer ‘in danger’ of losing World Heritage status

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Tue, 06/21/2011
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Manas – a biodiversity hotspot that serves as a National Park, a Tiger Reserve and an Elephant Reserve, was listed as a World Heritage site in 1985. In 1992, amidst the civil unrest of the 1980s and 90s, Manas was declared ‘in danger’ of losing the World Heritage status.

The decision to remove the ‘in danger’ tag was announced during the on-going 35th Session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) in Paris.

Manas was placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger due to severe damages to the ecosystem during the civil unrest.

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IFAW Applauds Congressional Leaders As They Urge Strong Environmental Provisions in Free Trade Agreements

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Wed, 06/08/2011
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“IFAW applauds the actions of these environmental leaders as they try to advance the tabled provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership concerning illegal wildlife trade, fisheries subsidies, marine conservation, and shark preservation.  The protection of wildlife and their habitats must be considered both domestically and internationally in trade agreements, and this is a strong step towards ensuring they are.”

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IFAW: Cruel video from Canada’s 2011 seal hunt proves size doesn’t matter

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Wed, 06/08/2011
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Fewer than 50 boats participated in the 2011 seal hunt, and only 38,000 seals have been reported killed with a landed value of under $750,000.  In spite of a smaller-scale hunt, the video evidence confirms that the Canadian government and the sealing industry continue to ignore concerns about inhumane killing raised by the European Union, and that the few existing regulations are impossible for authorities to enforce.

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MEPs show support for EU Seal Ban ahead of ratification of Canada - EU Trade Deal

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Wed, 06/08/2011
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“Takes note of the recent legal developments regarding the EU's ban on seal products, in particular Canada’s request to the WTO for the establishment of a formal dispute resolution panel; and expresses its strong hope that Canada will withdraw the WTO challenge, which is counter to positive trade relations, prior to the need for ratification of the CETA agreement by the European Parliament.”
 

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Elephant Tourism under Fire as Trampled Handler Loses Leg

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On Saturday a handler at the Knysna Elephant Park, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, was attacked by a bull elephant leaving him with injuries so grievous that one of his legs had to be surgically amputated. In June 2005 the same elephant named “Harry” and described as the park’s “star attraction” attacked and killed a handler at the park.

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Asia/Africa Range States Pledge Support for Elephants

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Tue, 05/24/2011
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The signing of the “New Delhi E-8 Recommendation for Global Elephant Conservation” in India today is a welcome step by countries with hitherto very different approaches to elephant management to collaborate to ensure the adoption of pragmatic conservation strategies for the long-term protection of elephant populations in the wild.

The self-named “E-8” represents four African and four Asian countries with wild elephant populations – Botswana, Congo (Brazzaville), Indonesia, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Thailand.

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Iceland's fin whaler declares truce

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Tue, 05/10/2011
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Robbie Marsland, IFAW’s UK Director and global Iceland whales campaign manager, said: “Faced with the enormous difficulty in trading with Japan, the only legally possible buyer; the fact that there is no market for fin whale meat in Iceland; the threat of sanctions from the US and an implacably anti-whaling EU; it looks like Mr Loftsson has finally recognised that there is no real point in continuing to kill fin whales. We hope he continues to leave them in peace.”

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