Limerick Conference to Highlight “Sustainable Use” as Major Threat to Animals

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Sun, 06/13/2004
‘Wildlife Conservation: In Pursuit of Ecological Sustainability’ is the first in a series of international forums being hosted by IFAW, (International Fund for Animal Welfare www.ifaw.org/forum). The IFAW Forum at Limerick will run from June 16 to 19 in the Jean Monet Theatre at the University.

Dr David Lavigne, one of the world’s leading marine mammal scientists, is among the array of eminent international experts presenting papers at the forum.

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Radios Donated to Battle Poaching in Africa

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Tue, 07/22/2003
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Canadian government in this important project,” IFAW Canada campaigner Barbara Cartwright said.

The Canadian Wildlife Service recently retired 228 Motorola PT 300 radios used to protect wildlife between 1973 and 2000, and approached IFAW in hope that they could find suitable anti-poaching agencies in Africa in need of radios.

IFAW identified wildlife agencies in Chad, Mali, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania and Nigeria interested in receiving the radios.
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Ottawa, Canada
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IFAW Concerned About Lifting Wildlife Trade Ban in China

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Tue, 07/22/2003
Only two days ago, IFAW applauded initiatives taken by the Beijing Forestry Bureau to ban the eating of wildlife in Beijing restaurants and markets. But, at a seminar held recently in Beijing by the State Forestry Administration in Beijing talk of lifting the ban emerged from discussions with the wildlife industry on how to utilize wildlife species.

At the seminar, more than 30 provinces submitted their shortlists of species they intend to trade and consume.
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IFAW Rushes Experts and Urgently Needed Supplies to Baghdad Zoo Animals

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Tue, 06/17/2003
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The five-person expert IFAW team began to arrive in Baghdad a week ago, and now includes vets and logistical experts and has many years experience in handling difficult and dangerous situations to bring care to animals in need. The international IFAW team includes Amed Khan, a logistical expert with former UN disaster relief experience from the U.S.; Mariette Hopley, a specialist from South Africa who assisted in the management of the rescue of 20,000 penguins devastated by a massive oilspill there; Dr.
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IFAW Applauds Beijing’s Ban of Wildlife from Menu

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Mon, 07/21/2003
The municipal order bans the eating and serving of more than 1800 species of wildlife in restaurants and street stands. The prohibition list includes key protected species such as snakes, civet cats, pangolins and turtles as well as those that are not on the country’s wildlife protection law, including sparrows, mynahs, green peacock and hedge pigs.
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Spanish Wildlife Islands Now Engulfed By Oil – Rare Species At Risk Warns IFAW

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Thu, 12/05/2002
Three islands - Ons, Cies and Salvora – form the new National Maritime Atlantic Islands Park and are the most important nesting and migration locations for birds in the region.

Tens of thousands of birds inhabit and visit the island and nearby peninsular around Grove. IFAW is holding an urgent meeting tonight with the local wildlife authority Xunta to discuss how the search and rescue for birds can be improved in the maritime park.

“Several species, including the rare yellow-legged gull, are found nowhere else in the world.
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Baby Chimp Orphaned by Bushmeat Trade in Africa, Airlifted to Safety by IFAW

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Thu, 04/04/2002
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The chimpanzee, nicknamed “Commando” and of the sub-species Schwienfurthii, is roughly two years of age, based on dental development, but due his poor state of health is so severely stunted in growth, that rescuers initially estimated him to be four months old. Poachers had killed his mother to fuel the growing illegal bushmeat trade, leaving him orphaned.

The African Rainforests and Rivers Conservation (ARRC), a U.S.-based conservation group working in CAR, initially removed the young chimpanzee from its abusive and illegal owner.
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IFAW Sends International Response Team to Rescue Some of the World's Rarest Wildlife from Oil Spill

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Mon, 01/22/2001
IFAW formed its specialist international oiled wildlife team, headed by Jay Holcomb of the International Bird Rescue Research Centre (IBRRC), to be a hands-on disaster unit prepared to travel immediately to assist countries and their conservation organisations when big spills occur. Holcomb, with 30 years experience in oil spills like the Exxon Valdez, heads a team whose members consist of on-the-ground workers who are world specialists in the rehabilitation of oiled wildlife.
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Elephant poaching in DRC and seizures in Vietnam show elephants imperiled by ivory trade

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Wed, 10/26/2011

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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Court Upholds Ban on Imports of Polar Bear Trophies

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Mon, 10/17/2011
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The decision issued today is an important step towards protecting and defending polar bears,” said Jeff Flocken, D.C. Office Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org). “There is no reward that comes with these trophies and we are glad the Court has recognized this.”

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