Holiday Gifts for Animals and People

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Fri, 12/02/2005
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You can make a donation in someone’s name to one of five IFAW campaigns. Gifts start at $25 and will directly help animals in need all over the world.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
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Your gift can help IFAW nurse bear cubs like this one back to health.

Whales Killed by Japan in Protected Waters

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Fri, 01/06/2006
The footage shows Japanese whalers using a high-powered harpoon to gun the minke whale down.  The harpoon embeds in the minke’s back, hooking the large whale, but failing to kill it. The whale is then reeled in and tethered to the side of the boat with the harpoon still embedded in it.
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Cape Cod, MA
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Patrick Ramage (IFAW, Ramage)
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Japanese whalers use high powered harpoons to kill a minke whale. Despite a global ban on commercial whaling, Japan is currently hunting 935 minke whales in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary.

IFAW Thrilled by Canada’s Green Party Stand on Commercial Seal Hunt

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Fri, 12/02/2005
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Party leader Jim Harris yesterday stated in a release that, “This government-subsidized seal hunt is a chapter in our history that needs to come to a close.”
 
“This is the first time in memory that the leader of a national party has spoken out against Canada's commercial seal hunt. This is historic,” said Olivier Bonnet, IFAW's Canadian Director.

Subsidies are key to supporting this cruel and wasteful hunt. Government-funded Coast Guard vessels smash pathways through the ice for sealers to gain access to the seals.

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St. John's, Newfoundland
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Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
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Fifth Health camp for Captive Elephants at Sonpur

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Tue, 11/29/2005
A three-member team from IFAW’s partner in India, the Wild Rescue Programme of Wildlife Trust of India, administered the health camps along with the Bihar Forest Department.

The 77 elephants receiving health checks is a significant rise in numbers over previous years.

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Sonpur, India
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Nick Jenkins (IFAW, United Kingdom)
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Time to Rethink Elephant Culling

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Wed, 11/23/2005
On Monday when they make presentations to the Department of Environment & Tourism (DEAT) headed by Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, a number of local and international animal welfare groups and scientists will present their views on why culling as a management tool to curtail the KNP’s elephant population is not an option.

IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) and others will be weighing in against South African National Parks (SANParks), the custodians of KNP, which is calling for culling as a

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
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South African National Parks (SANParks) blame elephants for impacting on biodiversity within the Kruger National Park, yet so far they have not produced sufficient scientific evidence to back up this assumption.

IFAW&#8217;s Emergency Relief Team starts rescuing wildlife in Chile after Oil Spill

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Fri, 11/18/2005
Following a request for help from Chile’s Antofagasta University an international team of experts from IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) with experience in oiled wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, arrived on the scene.

“We received the request of support through Dr. Carlos Guerra, Director of Wildlife Response of Antofagasta University”, said Beatriz Bugeda, Director of IFAW Latin America.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Nick Jenkins (IFAW, United Kingdom)
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Call for Ban on Captive Breeding as Investigation Reveals Wildlife Industry&#8217;s &#8220;Dirty Underbelly&#8221;

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Tue, 11/15/2005
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IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) today released the findings and documentary film evidence of its investigation into the captive breeding of large predators in South Africa.

“Our evidence proves that captive breeding of large predators is an industry responsible for encouraging, supporting and enabling the abuse of wildlife,” said Helen Dagut, Campaigns Manager for IFAW Southern Africa.

“If captive breeding, other than for bona fide conservation purposes, was banned, we would rapidly

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
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It is estimated that about 3,000 lions are currently being held in captive breeding facilities in South Africa. IFAW recently completed an investigation into the industry which proves that captive breeding is an industry responsible for encouraging, supporting and enabling the abuse of wild life - providing prey for &quot;canned&quot; hunts and for the local and international wildlife trades.

IFAW Launches Project to Address Stray Dog Problem in Dominica

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Thu, 11/10/2005
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A morning ceremony in the Roseau Botanical Gardens celebrated the project. Local veterinarians, police officers and volunteers who passed a training course were awarded certificates. Several key government officials were in attendance including: Dominica's Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit; Councillor Dorothy Bellot of the RCC; Police Inspector David Andrews; and the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and the Environment, Hon. Dr. John Colin McIntyre. Officials joined with Mr.
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Roseau, Dominica
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Lou Cafiero (IFAW, Headquarters)
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Young Dominican children and adults brought their pets to IFAW's spay-a-thon.

Conservationists say No to Wildlife Gift as Thai Prime Minister Visits Kenya

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Tue, 11/08/2005
Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is currently on a three-day official visit to Kenya and it is expected that his Government will follow-up on the proposal made late last year when the Kenyan President visited Thailand.

“In January this year, the then Minister of Tourism & Wildlife Raphael Tuju stated that this matter will be considered in the best interest of the country.&nbsp; The Kenya Government has kept this issue under wraps for a year now.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Elizabeth Wamba (IFAW, Eastern Africa)
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Kenya has less than 500 black rhinos, having been wiped out by poaching in the 1970s and 80s.

Japanese Whaling Fleet Bound for International Whale Sanctuary

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Tue, 11/08/2005
IFAW and other marine conservationists worldwide criticized today’s move, which marks a sharp escalation in Japan’s whaling activities. Japan’s new, self-allocated whaling quota will double the number of whales it kills each year in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary, established by the IWC in 1994.
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Shimonoseki, Japan
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Japan will kill up to 935 minke whales and ten fin whales during the next six months as part of its whaling program. <BR>