Iceland whale slaughter condemned by 11 countries

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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), called on the Icelandic government to heed the international criticism and support responsible whale watching as a humane and profitable alternative to the cruelty of whaling.

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<p>For more information on fin whales <a href=&quot;http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/2478/0&quot;>click here</a></p>

349 neglected dogs find shelter after massive seizure case in Ohio

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Sat, 02/26/2011
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Three rescue trailers operated by the ASPCA and Sumter DART were used to move the dogs on Tuesday to a temporary shelter set up in Franklin County, Ohio. Nearly 100 responders were on the scene the day of the removal, including staff and volunteers from the Clark County Humane Society, ASPCA, IFAW, representatives from Clark County Combined Health District, and dog wardens from four counties. A large team of veterinarians remains on-site to care for the sick and injured animals.

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Wildlife Advocates Seek Protection for African Lions

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Mon, 02/28/2011
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The population and range of the African lion are in alarming decline. Over the past two decades, the number of African lions has declined by at least 48.5 percent as a result of retaliatory killings, loss of habitat and prey species, over-exploitation by recreational trophy hunters and commercial trade, disease, and other human-caused and natural factors. Today, there are fewer than 40,000 African lions remaining—most of them in just a handful of countries. Of the remaining populations, two-thirds are neither protected nor viable over the long run.

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Rampant elephant poaching leaves a bloody stain in the Congo Basin

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Tue, 02/22/2011
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) condemns violence against humans and animals and calls on the European Union to take action to support African countries like Chad which are asking for help to save these endangered animals.

Five of the elephants were killed in the area of Mayo Lemié (near Nanguigoto) and the remaining 15 were killed in the Logone area of southern Chad.

The lucrative illegal trade in ivory continues to kill thousands of elephants in Africa every year.

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IFAW welcomes early halt to slaughter of whales in Antarctica and calls on Japan to end its whaling for good

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Wed, 02/16/2011
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In November last year, in defiance of international opposition and several international laws, Japan's whaling fleet set off for the pristine Southern Ocean Sanctuary with the intention of training its harpoons on around 1,000 whales.

Despite a global ban on commercial whaling, Japan has continued to hunt whales under the loophole of 'scientific whaling', yet while the meat is put on sale in restaurants and supermarkets, little science has been produced from the slaughter of these animals.

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Elephant Populations on Upward Trend in Tsavo-Mkomazi Ecosystem

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Wed, 02/16/2011
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The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Director, Julius Kipng'etich, confirmed that this new figure represents a 2 per cent increase compared to 4 per cent in the previous census. Seven fresh, 41 recent and 295 old carcasses were found with the deaths likely to have occurred in the last two years.

"The elephant is Kenya's flag-ship species, and so its distribution and condition is a good indicator of the status of our wildlife," Kipng'etich said.

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EU Seal Ban: Canada challenges EU&#8217;s right to say &#8216;no&#8217;

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Fri, 02/11/2011
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“The government of Canada is wasting the hard earned money of Canadians to fight a battle that the citizens of the European Union have said is already lost,” said Sheryl Fink, Director of IFAW’s Seal Program, “the EU does not want products from commercial seal hunts, period.”

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IFAW offers wildlife care clinics in wake of Cyclone Yasi

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Fri, 02/11/2011
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Wildlife carers in the region requested the help of IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) The IFAW team joined forces with Far North Queensland Wildlife Rescue Inc. and Mission Beach Wildcare to coordinate response efforts.

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IFAW brings hope for animals after Cyclone Yasi, Queensland

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IFAW immediately met with the local wildlife association and vets to develop a response plan for animals in the area who are suffering primarily from a loss of food sources and shelter as a result of the two disasters.

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KWS partners with IFAW to determine Elephant Populations in Kenya&#8217;s largest Ecosystem

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Fri, 02/04/2011
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The census participants are from Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), International Fund for Animal welfare (IFAW -  www.ifaw.org), other Kenyan institutions and NGOs, and representatives from Tanzania, Southern Sudan and Uganda.

IFAW is providing fuel for aircrafts and vehicles, a census technical team and on-site assistance for the exercise in terms of logistical support for participants and administrative materials.

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