Elephant poaching in DRC and seizures in Vietnam show elephants imperiled by ivory trade

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Wed, 10/26/2011
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These disturbing events come after seven months of record poaching incidents and seizures. IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) commends the authorities for arrests that have been made but warns that much more needs to be done to reduce the threat to elephants.

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Call for Entries: IFAW Seeks to Recognize Animal Heroes with Animal Action Award

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Sun, 10/16/2011
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IFAW Animal Action Awards honor the unsung heroes—young, old and everywhere in between—who have done something outstanding for animals. Perhaps they have devoted their life to saving animals at a sanctuary, volunteered to rescue animals during a natural disaster or campaign tirelessly for animal welfare. Additionally, IFAW will also honor animals that have done something heroic for a person or even for another animal.

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European Parliament calls for responsible dog management

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Fri, 10/14/2011
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“IFAW is delighted with this achievement,” said Kate Nattrass Atema, IFAW’s Companion Animal Program Director. “IFAW was closely involved with the drafting of this Written Declaration and lobbied for its support because we believe it will lead to drastically improved welfare for the many of the estimated 120 million dogs and cats in the EU.”

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Brussels, Belgium
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IFAW Supports Trans-border Collaboration to Fight Wildlife Crime in Southeast Asia

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Tue, 10/11/2011
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The meeting, which also addressed regional implementation of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species, was hosted by the CITES Management Authority of China with the support of IFAW and other conservation organizations

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Beijing, China
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Leonardo DiCaprio joins IFAW in urging public action to shut down ivory trade

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Tue, 10/04/2011

DiCaprio serves as the global ambassador for the program, which highlights a different animal and conservation theme each year. This year’s theme is “Elephants, Never Forget,” and focuses on the crisis that elephants face 20 years after the international ivory trade ban was put in place.

While elephant populations started to recover following the ban, lax poaching oversight over the past several years has led to the prospect of extinction for the species in several African countries.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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IFAW, Environment Canada and INTERPOL in Botswana at the Front Lines of the War on Wildlife Trafficking

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Mon, 08/29/2011
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The dramatic need for the training was underlined earlier in the week when Tanzania, who sent two officers to the training, seized 1,041 elephant ivory tusks.The dramatic need for the training was underlined earlier in the week when Tanzania, who sent two officers to the training, s

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IFAW to attend seal hunt stakeholder meeting with Namibian Ombudsman

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Fri, 09/16/2011
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“The annual herding and clubbing to death of still-nursing seal pups in Namibia has been criticized by veterinarians and scientists around the world” said Sheryl Fink, Director of IFAW’s Seal Program.  

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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NARSC provides emergency sheltering for more than 500 Pets affected by floods in Minot, N.D.

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Wed, 08/24/2011
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The following NARSC member organizations have been or will be involved in this operation, which is expected to last until the end of August: the AHA (American Humane Association), the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), Code 3 Associates, the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare), RedRover (formerly United Animal Nations), the

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NGOs barred from discussion on future of ivory trade

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Wed, 08/17/2011
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Acting of behalf of unnamed Asian countries, Kuwait requested that all members of civil society be removed from the room to allow for a closed-door discussion.

The agenda had called for a discussion on an ivory decision-making mechanism, on elephant management and conservation, and on poaching and illegal ivory trade. The mechanism is meant to become a means to facilitate the international sale of ivory.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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New Poll: Americans want cameras, not rifles, aimed at African lions

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Tue, 08/16/2011
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“Americans would much prefer to point and shoot a camera at a lion rather than a gun,” said Jeff Flocken, DC Office Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org), which commissioned the poll.  “More than 95 percent of Americans are opposed to hunting any species in danger of extinction—a problem the African lion is currently facing.”

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Washington, D.C.
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