Epic Elephant Rescue Begins in Malawi

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Sun, 06/07/2009
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“A group of nine elephants, including three young calves, have been successfully darted and tranquilised and are en route from Phirilongwe, just south of Lake Malawi to Majete Wildlife Reserve,” Jason Bell-Leask, IFAW Director Southern Africa said.

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Epic rescue to save endangered elephants in Malawi

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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has partnered with the government of Malawi to rescue animals and people from fierce human-elephant conflict in the Phirilongwe area, just south of Lake Malawi.

“Some elephants have had their trunks amputated by snares set by local villagers, while others are suffering from wounds caused by bullets, arrows and nail-embedded planks as well as poisoning.” said Jason Bell-Leask, IFAW Director Southern Africa.

At least 10 people and a number of e

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More than 60 endangered elephants are being evacuated to safety early next week.

The fate of whales rest in our hands

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Tue, 05/19/2009
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The fate of whales rest in our hands

IFAW’s Tails for Whales campaign is a global, grassroots initiative calling for stronger whale protection. IFAW is asking the public to contribute “visual petitions” to illustrate support for whales. Goran Visnjic, Amber Valetta, Joely Fisher, Cullen Jones, Ben Stein, Kristin Bauer, and Dylan Walsh are among the familiar faces who have already struck a pose for the campaign. The collection of photographs includes celebrities, public figures and everyday individuals making whale tails with their hands.

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New legislation renews U.S. leadership for whale protection worldwide

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The International Whale Conservation and Protection Act of 2009 calls for the U.S. to renew its whale conservation leadership worldwide. The legislation comprehensively addresses major threats to whales including commercial whaling, ship strikes, entanglement in fishing gear, ocean noise, and climate change.  

“We must do all we can to protect whales both in our waters and abroad,” said Jeff Flocken, IFAW DC Office Director.

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29 Elephant Tusks Seized in Northern Kenya

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Wed, 05/06/2009
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The operation, which involved Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers, Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust (NWCT) scouts, and the local administration, began with the arrest of two Kenyan Somali poachers and one from the local community. An estimated eight other poachers escaped.  

“Some of the tusks appear to have been sawed off from the elephants,” said Titus Letaapo of NWCT.

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Rare Birds Confiscated in Russia

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Thu, 03/19/2009
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At the moment all 6 birds are alive and receiving veterinary care. The birds were discovered packed tightly in a cardboard box and in very poor condition. Only 1 of 6 birds has begun to eat on its own while the rest depend on force-feeds to survive.

As few as 2,000 Gyrfalcons remain in the wild in Russia. Their main habitat is above the Polar Circle, from the Kola Peninsula to Chukotka. Smugglers target female falcons due to their larger size, superior hunting skills, and higher prices. The demand for Gyrfalcons threatens the population with extinction.

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Extraordinary victory for seals: Russia bans the hunt for all harp seals less than one year of age

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Wed, 03/18/2009
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“The bloody seal slaughter, the killing of the defenseless animals, which can’t be even called a ‘hunt,’ is now prohibited in Russia as it is in most developed countries. It is a serious step towards the conservation of biodiversity in Russia,” stated Minister Trutnev.

 

“We are overwhelmingly pleased that the Russian government has finally completed its pledge to protect harp seals,” remarked Masha Vorontsova, Director of IFAW Russia.

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Whaling Commission harpoons science in favour of political compromise

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Wed, 03/11/2009
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For several years, the 84-nation intergovernmental Commission has elaborated a detailed scientific procedure (Revised Management Procedure) to ensure all catch limits for any future commercial whaling would be within sustainable limits calculated using tested scientific procedures.&nbsp;

After an intersessional meeting in Rome, the IWC agreed to shortcut the scientific process and authorise a Small Working Group of member countries to continue developing a package deal of proposals for a resumption of commercial whaling, relying instead on ad-hoc catch limits set for

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Small victory for seals: Russia moves towards banning baby seal hunt

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Fri, 02/27/2009
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The announcement of this new accord between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MPR) and the State Fisheries Committee came just one day after Russia’s Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin said “[this] is such a bloody hunt, and it is clear that it should have been banned a long time ago.”

This news was cautiously applauded by IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare), which has been campaigning to put an end to the Russian seal hunt since 1995.

“The agreement to ban the killing of all baby seals less than one year of age is an importan

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Poachers kill five elephants in Kenya&#8217;s most critical elephant habitat

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Tue, 02/24/2009
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Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers arrested two suspected poachers and one middleman from their hideout in the park, and recovered two AK-47 rifles and 38 rounds of ammunition. The middleman had already sold off the tusks to other dealers in the illegal ivory trade network.

“Since the one-off ivory sales from southern Africa countries late last year, we have noted an unprecedented rise of elephant poaching incidents in Tsavo,” says Jonathan Kirui, Tsavo Assistant Director.

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