Thousands of Children Celebrate Tiger Day

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Fri, 09/24/2010

IFAW’s Youth Voices for Tigers video messages comprise a collective call for world leaders to ensure that the next generation does not grow up in a world without tigers. The campaign is part of the United Nations International Year of Youth and IFAW’s global Animal Action education and outreach programme, which reaches more than five million school-age children in 15 countries each year. Over the past century, the worldwide population of wild tigers has plunged from 100,000 to as few as 3,000, primarily due to rampant poaching and habitat loss.

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IFAW launches emergency feed program in Pakistan

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Tue, 08/31/2010

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) some 200,000 cows, sheep, buffalo, goats and donkeys have already been lost and millions more have been affected. Flooding has now displaced an additional one million people who often find no other option but to leave livestock and companion animals behind. The now abandoned animals are a principal source of livelihood for Pakistan’s rural population. Millions of flood victims are entirely dependent on the upcoming harvest season and the vital role of draft animals to help plow the land.

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400,000 Bali street dogs to be saved in rabies control project

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Tue, 09/21/2010

“This program will save hundreds of thousands of lives—both dogs and humans,” said Kate Atema, IFAW Director of Companion Animals Programs.

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European seal ban to go ahead with temporary suspension for Inuit and sealing Industry

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Fri, 08/20/2010
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“We expect this to be a brief delay in the full implementation of the EU seal ban. According to the EU Commission written submissions from all of the parties in the court case are due by Sept. 7th and an oral hearing will likely be held shortly thereafter to determine whether the suspension in implementing the ban should remain or not,” said Adrian Hiel, IFAW EU Communications Officer.

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Condemnation of Namibia&#8217;s Commercial Seal Hunt

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Thu, 07/15/2010

“Namibia cannot provide a reasonable scientific justification for its annual seal hunt,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Director IFAW Southern Africa (IFAW – www.ifaw.org).

“It is not even commercially viable as the price of pelts has dropped year by year and more and more countries are banning the sale of seal products – most significantly the European Union which, in May 2009, voted overwhelmingly to forbid the sale of seal products,” he said. That ban goes into effect next month.

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Controversial whaling proposal fails at global meeting

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Wed, 06/23/2010

“Under a cloud of corruption allegations the IWC is taking a safe course, opting for a cooling off period that protects the moratorium and other IWC conservation measures,”  said Patrick Ramage, Director of IFAW’s Global Whale Campaign. “Had it been done here, this deal would have lived in infamy.”

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World to legalize whaling this week?

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Mon, 06/21/2010
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The most important International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in decades begins today in Agadir, Morocco as the 88-member governments which comprise the IWC consider a controversial proposal to legalize whaling.

The proposal, three years in the making, would:

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Plan to overturn whaling ban unveiled

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Thu, 04/22/2010

The proposal, if adopted, would overturn the 1986 ban on commercial whaling by authorizing whaling by Norway, Iceland, and Japan. It would also legalize Japan’s whaling in an internationally recognized whale sanctuary around Antarctica, grant new rights to Japan, Iceland, and Norway to kill whales for commercial purposes, and ignore established IWC scientific procedures for estimating sustainable whaling limits.

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Endangered Tiger released in World Heritage Site

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Thu, 04/08/2010

The tiger, one of 1,200 to 1,500 left in the wild, was tranquilized and captured by a team of Assam Forest Department staff and assisted by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org). The tiger was kept at the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center in the outskirts of Kaziranga National Park for close to 70 hours as the authorities discussed its release with experts from the state.

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Whaling ban in jeopardy?

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Tue, 03/30/2010

This June, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) will act on a plan to legalize whaling at its annual meeting in Agadir, Morocco. According to a front page article in yesterday’s Washington Post “delegates from around the world will decide in the coming weeks if they should condone commercial [whale] hunts once more.”

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