IFAW Urges Restraint In Unconfirmed Rabies Deaths

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Tue, 12/02/2008

According to reports, four people have died after being bitten by dogs but their death is not necessarily the result from the bite or from rabies.

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Multi-agency approach to counter wildlife trade on the Internet

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Thu, 11/20/2008

The rise of the Internet is contributing to the rapid growth of illegal trade in wildlife, which is having a devastating effect on animals and ecosystems. Fast, convenient and anonymous, trading of wildlife on the Internet is posing a major challenge to wildlife conservation and law enforcement.

According to a recently published report by IFAW, Killing with Keystrokes: An Investigation of the Illegal Wildlife Trade on the World Wide Web, Internet trade in wildlife poses a significant and immediate threat to the survival of many endangered species.

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Beijing, China
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何勇/Jeff He (IFAW, China)
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Feds sued over refusal to protect resident killer whales

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Wed, 10/08/2008

On September 10, 2008, without consulting killer whale scientists, DFO declined to issue an Order under SARA to protect the Resident Killer Whales’ critical habitat from destruction.

“This is the first lawsuit ever of its kind in Canada,” said Lara Tessaro, Staff Lawyer at Ecojustice.

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Vancouver
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Penguin stranding mystery in Brazil prompts rescue attempt

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Thu, 08/07/2008
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‘This event appears to be a natural occurrence and has been seen 2 or 3 times in the last 20 years, resulting in the death of thousands of birds. What really took us by surprise this time is the huge increase in numbers’, said Valeria Ruoppolo of IFAW. 

The Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) breed in large colonies in southern Argentina and Chile and migrate north as far as Southwest Brazil between March and September.

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Yarmouth Port
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Protected Humpbacks Recovering, But Whales Worldwide Face Growing Threats

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Tue, 08/12/2008
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“This is a huge win for humpback whales and all those who have worked for more than four decades to protect them,” said Patrick Ramage, Global Whale Program Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org).  “Ending commercial whaling was one of the most important conservation victories of the 20th century.
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Animals Protected from Gustav’s Fury

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Wed, 09/10/2008
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IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org ) played a vital role in safeguarding the lives of more than 1,300 animals as a mandatory evacuation set the stage for a massive exodus of both people and their pets.

IFAW worked together with the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART), which set up a megashelter in Shreveport just days before Hurricane Gustav’s landfall. Established on the Louisiana State Fairgrounds, the shelter was equipped to handle as many as 3,000 animals.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Leonardo DiCaprio kicks off IFAW’s Animal Action Week

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Mon, 10/06/2008

"The world's ocean and marine wildlife are one of our Earth's most valuable treasures, yet today they face more threats than ever before,” said Mr. DiCaprio, an Honorary IFAW Board Member. “It's our responsibility to protect this vital ecosystem and the animals that live there if we want to leave a better world for future generations."

“We are proud to join forces with Leonardo in our global mission to safeguard animals and the environment,” said Fred O’Regan, President of IFAW.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Rapid response saves adult Gray Seal in Cape Cod

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Wed, 07/23/2008
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The adult male seal was entangled in approximately 40 lbs of heavy netting of unidentified origin that trailed seven feet down the length of the animal. The team was able to attach a line to the entangling gear and bring the animal to shore for an examination and disentanglement.
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Analysis shows Canada's Commercial seal hunt gets a failing grade from EU

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Thu, 07/24/2008
The report, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, found that Canada’s commercial seal hunt currently does not comply with at least 7 of the 10 criteria outlined in the European Commission’s proposed legislation.
 
“Canada’s commercial seal hunt does not begin to meet the European requirements on paper, let alone in practice” said Sheryl Fink, Senior IFAW researcher and author of the report. 
 
“The current Marine Mammal Regulations and Conditions of License simply do not hold up to the standard
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Ottawa, Canada
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New technology being developed to track fishing gear and save whales

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Mon, 07/21/2008
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“Two iconic species in our region face unprecedented threats: whales and commercial fishermen,” said Patrick Ramage, IFAW Global Whale Program Director.  “We hope the new technology developed through this initiative will benefit both.  All of us at IFAW are proud to be partnering with the fishing industry and government agencies to promote solutions that benefit animals and people.”
 
“Entanglements are rarely documented as they are occurring, so we need to gather other data to help us understand when, where and how they h
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