eBay's New Year resolution: Protect endangered elephants

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Mon, 12/29/2008
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“IFAW is grateful to eBay for taking this important step forward for elephant conservation. By setting the bar with a global ban on ivory, eBay is proving to be an example for both governments and online dealers to also take a stand on one of today’s most critical wildlife issues – Internet trade,” said Barbara Cartwright, IFAW Campaigns Manager.

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Elephant poacher shot and killed in Kenyan national park

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Thu, 01/22/2009
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Rangers had trailed the poacher and his accomplice for 17 hours on foot, according to area warden Josphat Erupe. “We noticed one poacher on top of a tree but he jumped down and vanished. We only became aware that there was a second man when he opened fire at our rangers from behind the tree but he was shot and killed in the ensuing battle.”

According to unnamed sources in KWS, elephant poaching rose by over 60 per cent in Kenya from 2007 to 2008.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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U.S. Plan to Expand Whaling Released

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Mon, 02/02/2009
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"The plan released today is a bad deal for whales and international efforts to protect them" said Patrick Ramage, IFAW Global Whale Program Director.  "It would lift the commercial whaling moratorium; give new rights to the Government of Japan to kill protected whales, and permit illegal, high-seas whaling to continue.  Rather than compromising hard-won conservation measures and finding ways for whaling to expand, the IWC and its member governments should be negotiating the terms under which Japan, Norway and Iceland will end their commercial whali

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Fears for the world's whales as future of commercial whaling ban is negotiated at meeting 'held in secret' in UK

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Thu, 12/04/2008
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The International Whaling Commission (IWC), responsible for whale conservation, is holding a three-day Small Working Group meeting in Cambridge from Monday with delegates from around 24 countries expected to attend.

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London, United Kingdom
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Jake Levenson (IFAW, Headquarters)
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IFAW Applauds China’s Largest Cyber Store for Shark Fin Trade Ban

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Fri, 12/19/2008
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The announcement was made as part of a campaign IFAW and Taobao collaboratively initiated to combat online wildlife crime. In the unprecedented collaboration, IFAW and Taobao.com share information about online illegal wildlife trade and jointly raise consumer awareness about the detrimental impact wildlife trade has on species in the wild.

Asia is the main market for shark fin products. In major cities in China, shark fin soup is readily available on the menu in restaurants.

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Beijing
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何勇/Jeff He (IFAW, China)
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Ocean noise poses grave threat to marine mammals IFAW urges action to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises

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Wed, 12/03/2008

A report released today by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Ocean Noise: Turn it down, showed that, in recent decades, ocean noise created by human activities has risen dramatically, posing a major threat to many marine mammals. Noise from commercial shipping, sonar, seismic exploration by the oil and gas industry, off-shore construction and recreational activities, is contributing to a progressively more disorientating environment for the world's cetaceans.

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Rome
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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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Kerry Glenn (IFAW, Asia Pacific)
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Give a Dog a Home

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Sat, 11/01/2008
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About 40 employees of the super smart Westin Grand Cape Town Arabella Quays will spend Saturday risking splinters and broken nails, chopping wood, knocking nails and wielding paint brushes to build and decorate as many kennels as possible for dogs cared for by the Mdzananda Animal Clinic.

The hotel, which boasts a stellar guest list of world leaders and the rich and famous, has adopted Mdzananda as a beneficiary of its Corporate Social Investment Programme.

Mdzananda is Khayalitsha’s only full-time, on-site animal welfare clinic and has helped more than 50,000

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Cape Town, South Africa
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The Westin Grand Arabella Quays hotel in Cape Town has adopted IFAW's Mdzananda Animal Clinic as part of its social outreach portfolio. About 30 employees from the hotel held a team building event at the clinic on 1st November creating and painting kennels which will be given to some of the clinic's most supportive clients.

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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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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