Canada's 2008 commercial seal hunt starts today - 275,000 harp seal pups are targeted for slaughter

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Canada’s commercial seal hunt is the largest hunt for marine mammals in the world. Hunters are allowed to kill pups as soon as they begin to molt their white coats, which occurs when the animals are about two weeks old.
 
“In spite of the fact that the DFO has refused to issue observation permits for the opening day of the annual slaughter, I have no doubt that the world will be watching closely.” said Sheryl Fink, senior researcher and veteran seal hunt observer with IFAW.
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IFAW documents hunting activity on opening day of Canada's commercial seal hunt – new bleeding requirement ignored

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The team observed and documented sealers on the ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence hunting with hakapiks on the opening day of the hunt.
 
“We witnessed today a classic example of the cruelty associated with this hunt. We filmed as a sealer struck a seal with a hakapik before it slipped into the water. The sealer tried to pull the seal out by the hind flippers but it slipped underwater anyway,” said Cheryl Jacobson, hunt observer with IFAW.
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Cruelty to continue under ‘new’ Canadian seal hunt regulations

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Thu, 03/27/2008
“Now that I have seen the actual text of the new condition of license, I’m left speechless by its inadequacy.” said Sheryl Fink, IFAW senior researcher and veteran seal hunt observer.
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Canadian government calls for the killing of 275,000 harp seal pups despite dwindling markets and international outcry

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Mon, 03/10/2008
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“The blatant disregard for precautionary management principles demonstrates to the world that the Canadian government does not value science or conservation,” said Sheryl Fink, a senior researcher with IFAW.
 
Experts with IFAW maintain that the government’s unwillingness to seriously reduce the TAC is not only irresponsible, but downright reckless given the recent history of unsustainable catches, poor ice conditions and increased pup mortality. “Just last year, hundreds of thousands of newborn pups in the southern Gulf of St.
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Cruelty to continue under 'new' Canadian seal hunt regulations

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Thu, 03/27/2008

“Now that I have seen the actual text of the new condition of license, I’m left speechless by its inadequacy.” said Sheryl Fink, IFAW senior researcher and veteran seal hunt observer.

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Penguins swim free after successful rehabilitation

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Wed, 02/13/2008
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IFAW worked with local group Fundación Patagonia Natural (FPN) and the Argentine government in the rescue of 200 threatened Magellanic penguins and other birds including Steamer ducks, Silvery grebes, cormorants and Great grebes reaching a total of 642 birds treated.
 
“This is not the first time we have been asked to work alongside the staff of FPN to fight the scourge of oil pollution, and the threat to the wonderful wildlife of this region,” said IFAW Manager Ian Robinson.
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Yarmouth Port, Mass
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South Africa slams the door on elephant tourism - NGOs rejoice

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Mon, 02/25/2008
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“This is great news and a brave step by Government in upholding its mandate as custodian and caretaker of our wildlife.
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Through the Internet, Students from all over Latin America will be able to help Improve Animal Welfare

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Fri, 03/07/2008
Help Networks is designed so that junior high school students (between the ages of 12 and 15) can get to know the main threats facing animals all over the world, become sensitized to respect, and understand the social, environmental and ecological importance of animal welfare.
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Mexico City, Mexico
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IFAW Encourages Tourists and Shoppers in Dubai to "Think Twice" Before Buying Wildlife Souvenirs

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Wed, 02/06/2008
The campaign aims to protect endangered wildlife species from the growing illegal commercial wildlife trade around the world.  IFAW’s approach to combating illegal wildlife trade in the Middle East and North Africa region is to work in co-operation with local governments and agencies.
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Dubai, UAE
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After Delay on Listing Status, Polar Bear Survival Remains Precarious

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Mon, 02/04/2008
“Polar bears are already facing potentially catastrophic threats from global warming, vanishing habitats, toxic pollution, and trophy hunting,” said Jeffrey Flocken, Office Director, IFAW Washington, D.C.
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Washington, D.C., United States
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