IFAW Urges China to Say “No” to Seal Products

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Rejected by the EU, which banned seal product sales last year, Canada has returned to China on the hunt for new consumers. The Canadian Government is assuming that Chinese consumers will condone the cruel slaughter of seals. “The Chinese eat anything”, said a seal industry executive to the Globe and Mail after a similar junket last year, “And they simply don’t understand why you would put one animal over another.”

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Japan urged to recall whaling fleet

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Thu, 12/02/2010
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In defiance of global opposition and several international laws, the Japanese whaling fleet is heading for the pristine Southern Ocean Sanctuary to kill up to 935 minke whales and 50 endangered fin whales. In addition, Japan has still not formally abandoned plans to take 50 vulnerable humpback whales.

Despite the worldwide ban on commercial whaling, Japan hunts whales in Antarctica under the loophole of "scientific whaling".

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Dismay greets court ruling that puts captive lions back in the firing line

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Wed, 12/01/2010
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“This ruling puts canned hunting right back on the agenda, and further entrenches South Africa’s image of a country that puts animal welfare last while profiteering from an abhorrent form of hunting practice,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Director Southern Africa of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org).

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Dog and cat welfare in EU to be improved

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Mon, 11/29/2010
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“This is the beginning of better animal welfare standards throughout the European Union,” says Kate Atema, IFAW’s Programme Director for Companion Animals.

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Brussles, Belgium
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Iceland criticised by US for whaling and urged to stop increased slaughter of endangered species

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Wed, 11/24/2010
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) welcomed the US Department of Commerce decision to publicly issue a statement criticising Iceland's commercial whaling activities.

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Washington, US
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Two tigers killed by poachers, poisoning on eve of global summit

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Fri, 11/19/2010
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The killings highlight the dire threats to this critically-endangered species as leaders of 13 tiger range countries prepare to convene in St. Petersburg, Russia from 21 to 24 November to agree on a new global plan to save tigers from extinction. Wild tiger populations around the world have declined by 97% in the past century, primarily due to habitat loss and poaching

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Governments designate IFAW a partner in global plan to save tigers

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Thu, 11/18/2010
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An international IFAW delegation, including tiger conservation experts from three range countries, is joining heads of state attending the summit, which will be hosted by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Governments of 13 tiger range states are expected to endorse the Global Tiger Recovery Programme (GTRP) and a ministerial declaration with the ambitious goal of doubling the wild tiger population over the next 12 years.

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International Ivory Bust - Pool Cues

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Thu, 11/04/2010
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“Elephants are in crisis as both the legal and illegal ivory trade continue to flourish,” said Jeff Flocken, Director of IFAW’s Washington Office. “Most people are amazed to learn that the USA is still one of the world’s largest buyers of elephant ivory. The USA has the power to save endangered elephants simply by banning ivory imports and trade.”

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Bold new targets needed to halt biodiversity loss

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Fri, 10/15/2010
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“Species are being lost at a faster rate than ever before, despite decades of conservation efforts,” said Peter Pueschel, IFAW Director of International Conventions. “From tigers, elephants and marine mammals to frogs, primates and sharks, the average population of wild species fell by almost one-third over the last four decades.”

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Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
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Training workshop for Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Wildlife Crime busters

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Tue, 10/12/2010
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Jointly organised by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) and the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF), the training will specifically tackle issues on wildlife trade status by species, wildlife crime and enforcement, international trade conventions and organisations, inter-agencies cooperation and national legislations and enforcement.

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