IFAW helps remove lions, tigers and leopards from private owners in Nevada

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“Keeping lions and tigers as pets is a growing phenomenon that is causing a huge public safety and animal welfare issue,” said IFAW’s Josephine Martell, “It’s a bad idea for animals and people.”

The number of Americans keeping tigers and other big cats as pets continues to grow. IFAW estimates that there are 10,000 tigers being kept as pets in the U.S., double the amount left living in the wild in the entire world. Since 1990, tigers have killed 11 people and injured 60 others.

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IFAW: Dutch officials seize illegal elephant parts

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Tue, 02/22/2005
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Marcel Bertsch, of IFAW’s Dutch office, said: "While we applaud this seizure, it demonstrates that the illegal trade in elephant parts in Europe is rife and is having a devastating impact on vulnerable elephant populations in Africa and Asia. It also serves as a grave reminder that demand for elephant products is not limited to ivory.
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Zoos refuse to provide answers

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Tue, 03/01/2005
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Despite repeated requests and an application made under the Freedom of Information Act, the zoos have refused to reveal to the NGOs the answers they gave to the Australian Department of Environment and Heritage (DEH) in response to questions about their permit application.

"We simply cannot understand why the zoos will not provide us with the information we have asked for-if it answers all the questions asked by the Government then why not share it with the community?" said Rebecca Brand of IFAW Asia Pacific.

"Surely it is in the best interests of all inv

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IFAW celebrates start of UK hunt ban

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Fri, 02/18/2005
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IFAW has campaigned relentlessly for this ban since 1989, arguing that hunting with dogs is both cruel and unnecessary and cannot be made humane by any amount of regulation. Its two full-time hunt monitors have gathered vital evidence of cruelty and malpractice by hunts.
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IFAW Donates Heating System to Beijing Animal Shelter

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Tue, 02/01/2005
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According to Center Director Ms. Zhang Lvping the center has accepted nearly a thousand homeless dogs and cats since its founding five years ago. At present, around 500 animals are still living there. Many of the animals – all abandoned – are old, weak, sick or disabled. Since 1999 IFAW has donated more than $170,000 (US) to assist with building improvements, medical care and daily expenses.

IFAW China country Director, Dr.

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IFAW investigation concludes that pollution is destroying China's world famous Swan Lake

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Fri, 01/28/2005
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IFAW’s investigation concluded that Swan Lake is polluted and needs better management to protect animals and their habitats.

Dr. Quanhui Sun, an ornithologist with IFAW, conducted independent anatomy analysis of the dead birds and concluded: “ The dead specimens were all young and strong but died of sudden diseases.

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IFAW launches rabies vaccination program in tsunami disaster area of Sri Lanka

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Tue, 01/25/2005
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The twenty-person team from IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) hopes to vaccinate more than 2,000 at risk dogs along 30 miles of coast stretching south from the city of Galle, which is one of the areas most devastated by the tragedy. More than 38,000 people are known to have died in Sri Lanka.

“It is crucial to vaccinate as many dogs as possible, because without this program a major outbreak of rabies is a serious human health risk,” said veterinarian Dr.

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Groups call on NMFS to take immediate action to protect the North Atlantic right whale from extinction

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Mon, 01/17/2005
On November 24, a 49-foot pregnant right whale was killed off the Virginia coast after it was apparently struck by a Navy Vessel on November 17th.  This pregnant female and her full term fetus both bled to death. In December, a dead right whale was found 86 miles east of Nantucket, Massachusetts. On January 10, another right whale, a 45-foot female named Bolo, was found dead 75 miles east of Nantucket. On January 12, another female right whale named Lucky, was found 15 miles east of Cumberland Island in Georgia.
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IFAW offers cold weather tips for your pets

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Wed, 01/19/2005
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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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Environmentalists breathe easier as South Africa signs on for oil spill relief

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Wed, 01/19/2005
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IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org), WWF-South Africa and BirdLife South Africa, have applauded the decision by Government to sign onto international conventions that allow multi-billion Rand claims for clean up costs in the event of an oil spill.

The 1992 International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage (CLC) and its associated Fund Convention provides for claims of R2-billion and, in special circumstances, up to R3-billion.

“South Africa lies on one of the world’s

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