U.S. Endangered Species Act protects Tibetan antelope

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Tibetan antelope, also called chiru, inhabit the high plateaus of western China. A century ago, more than one million Tibetan antelope roamed China and India. Today, the population has dropped below 75,000 due to the demand for its fur, which is used to make expensive shawls.
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For the last eight years, IFAW has advocated for stronger protection for Tibetan antelope.

Canadian Hunt for Seal Pups Draws International Criticism

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Canada has allowed nearly a million seals to be killed over the past three years, the largest hunt of marine mammals in the world. This year’s government quota is 325,000 seals, one of the highest since the hunt began.

Canada’s seal hunt occurs annually, in the spring, when hundreds of thousands of seal pups are killed during several days of intense hunting.

The hunt draws international criticism due to its brutality and waste. Seals are hunted primarily for their pelts, which are used in the fashion industry.

This is a hunt for seal pups.

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The international community is appalled by the cruelty of Canada’s baby seal hunt.

IFAW calls on Canada to cancel seal hunt due to lack of ice

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“There is almost no ice out here,” IFAW’s Canada director Olivier Bonnet said today, after flying over the region to assess the situation. “There are also very few seals to be seen this year. Everyone is asking, where are the seals? What has happened to them?”

This winter has been Canada’s warmest on record since the country began keeping national records in 1948. Canada as a whole was 3.9 degrees above normal temperatures for the winter of 2005-06, nearly a full degree warmer than the previous high set in 1987.

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IFAW is asking the Canadian government to cancel this year's seal hunt due to poor ice conditions.

IFAW President challenges Premier Williams to a televised debate on Canadian seal hunt

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Thu, 03/16/2006
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Dear Premier Williams,

Thank you for your reply to my letter of March 7th, which sought to correct various inaccurate comments you made regarding the International Fund for Animal Welfare during your appearance on Larry King Live on CNN March 3rd. I welcome your willingness to engage in dialogue on the important issue of Canada’s commercial seal hunt and I share your concern about the many inaccuracies currently in the public domain.

Additional distortions. Unfortunately, the many inaccurate statements you repeat in your letter only add to this problem.

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Today IFAW President Fred O'Regan challenged Premier Williams to a televised debate on the Canadian seal hunt.

Canadian seal hunt goes ahead despite calls for caution

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Wed, 03/15/2006
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The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Minister Loyola Hearn released a one-year Total Allowable Catch (TAC) that allows 325,000 seals to be killed this year.
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Today DFO announced that 325,000 harp seals, like the one pictured here, will be killed this year during Canada's seal hunt.

Deadly Elephant Safari Tourism Under Fire

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Fri, 03/10/2006
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The man’s death – the second of an elephant handler/trainer in South Africa in less than eight months – reportedly occurred when the elephant attacked him while he was trying to herd it back to a main group of animals.

IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) and its partner organisation, the Ethical Conservation Network (ECN), have accused the elephant safari tourism industry of exploiting elephants for profit at the expense of human safety and animal welfare concerns.
 
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IFAW demands apology from Canadian politician

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Wed, 03/08/2006
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Dear Premier Williams,
 
Important issues surrounding Canada’s annual commercial seal hunt merit your urgent attention. They also deserve a commitment to honesty and respect for the facts that were not in evidence during your appearance on Larry King Live, Friday evening, March 3, 2006.
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IFAW staunchly opposes Canada's commercial seal hunt - the largest slaughter of marine mammals in the world.

IFAW brings Whale Trail to Cape and Islands

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Tue, 03/07/2006
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“We hope these inspiring works of art will help encourage an appreciation of whales, which are some of nature's greatest masterpieces,” said Patrick Ramage, IFAW’s Director of Communications.

The whales will be unveiled on May 22 at The Four Points Sheraton in Hyannis and displayed publicly through September. The final Whale Trail event will be an auction held on September 23. Proceeds from auctioned whales will be split between non-profits and artists.

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IFAW offers cold weather tips for your pets

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Tue, 02/28/2006
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· Keep all pets indoors during the cold weather as much as possible. Animals can get frostbite if they are left outside for long periods of time especially after sunset.
 
· Continue to walk dogs outdoors, but provide a sweater or coat for shorthaired and small dogs and bring your dog inside immediately if they start to shiver.

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IFAW supports training for wildlife officials in Kenya

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Mon, 03/06/2006
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Mr. Dzoro lauded the initiative, saying it would help to curb illegal trafficking of ivory, rhino horn and other live animals such as reptiles within the region. He said, “Wildlife crime had been worsened by the current drought which has exacerbated the bushmeat trade and killed many wild animals whose trophies now lie in the wrong hands.”&nbsp;

In his message, Interpol Secretary General Ronald K.

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