Kidnapped raptors returned to their natural habitat in Shanghai

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Tue, 12/20/2011
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (IFAW BRRC) has rehabilitated and released two birds which were thought to be kidnapped from southern China and taken to Beijing. The grass owl and Asia barred owl, were found in Beijing—outside of their natural habitat—received treatment at IFAW BRRC and were released in Haiwan National Forest Park in Fengxian, Shanghai.

Press Location: 
Shanghai, China

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Russland verbietet Handel mit Robbenfellen

Publication Date: 
Mon, 12/19/2011
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Weißrussland, Kasachstan und die russische Föderation haben den Handel mit Fellen von Sattelrobben verboten. Laut der kanadischen Regierung ist Russland einer von zwei übrig gebliebenen großen Märkte für kanadische Robbenprodukte und importiert bis zu 90 Prozent der kanadischen Robbenfell-Exporte. Der IFAW (Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds) begrüßt dieses Gesetz als einen großen Erfolg in der Kampagne gegen die kommerzielle Robbenjagd.

Press Location: 
Hamburg
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Dörte von der Reith (IFAW)
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Major victory as Russia bans trade in harp seal skins

Mon, 12/19/2011
Yay! Thanks to all my friends!

Yay! Thanks to all my friends!I’m thrilled to tell you that the door to one of the largest markets for seal products has now been slammed shut – the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and the Russian Federation has banned the import and export of harp seal skins.

Spotlight Libya: Despite the scars of battle, Tripoli Zoo's wildlife begins to recover

Sun, 12/18/2011
A lion now recovering at the Tripoli Zoo in Libya. IFAW/M. Booth

Report filed by Michael Booth currently in Tripoli, Libya deployed with the International Fund for Animal Weflare's (IFAW) Animal Rescue team working at the Tripoli Zoo.

UPDATED: 12.27.11 with this video report produced by Michael Booth on the ground in Tripoli.

ORIGINAL POST: 12.18.11

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Death knell for the Canadian seal hunt: Russia bans trade in harp seal pelts

Publication Date: 
Mon, 12/19/2011

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is applauding the news that Belarus, Kazakhstan, and the Russian Federation have banned the import and export of harp seal skins.  Canada claims that Russia is one of the last two major remaining markets for Canadian seal products, reportedly receiving up to 90% of Canada's exports of seal pelts.  The IFAW says this is a major victory in the campaign to end commercial sealing, and that it should send a strong me

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Sheryl Fink (IFAW CA)
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Zwei Wölfe in Westpolen geschossen

Publication Date: 
Thu, 12/15/2011

Jäger aus Belgien haben am vergangenen Wochenende zwei Wölfe der deutsch-polnischen Wolfspopulation in Westpolen erschossen. Die Jäger hatten an einer Treibjagd auf Hirsche teilgenommen.

Da Wölfe auch in Polen streng geschützt sind, wurden sofort Polizei und Staatsanwaltschaft informiert. Die Jäger behaupteten, sie hätten die Wölfe für Marderhunde gehalten.

Press Location: 
Hamburg
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Andreas Dinkelmeyer (IFAW)
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040-866 500 15
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Japan's whaling fleet fuels up on earthquake funds, launches, as locals struggle to rebuild

Thu, 12/15/2011
IFAW's Patrick Ramage, Miyauchi-san and his bright young assistants.

IFAW's Patrick Ramage, Miyauchi-san and his bright young assistants.When the Japanese accented announcement at the end your 14 hour flight calls out your name and asks you to "see the agent," you sense something has gone horribly wrong.

Helping German dog and cat owners get into the holiday spirit at Tiertafel

Mon, 12/12/2011
IFAW's Jens Oelgardt helps distribute biscuts at Tiertafel in Berlin.

IFAW's Jens Oelgardt helps distribute biscuts at Tiertafel in Berlin.It has by now become a well-established tradition that shortly before Christmas the International Fund for Animal Welfare staff from the German office help at a special pre-Christmas event for the pets and patrons of the “Tiertafel” – the Animal soup kitchen in Germany.

Spotlight Germany: Following the tracks of wolves

Tue, 12/13/2011
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IFAW Germany is working to protect wild wolves returning to Western Poland and Germany.It’s cold. My breath is steaming and deep snow is crunching beneath my snowshoes. I’m accompanying a group of biologists trudging through the snow-filled landscape of the Silesian Beskydy mountain range, to the south of Krakow in Poland.