IFAW Animal Action Awards Honor Six Animal Heroes

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Fri, 09/28/2007
Additionally, the IFAW Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to the Honorable John Garamendi, Lieutenant Governor of California, for his steadfast commitment to the environment, conservation, and animal welfare throughout his service in the California legislature and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Actor and writer Ben Stein will be recognized with the IFAW Animal Advocate Award for his longstanding leadership and compassion on issues affecting animals in crisis - from those abandoned during Hurricane Katrina to those suffering cruelty in South Korea.

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Canada's Strategy Fails Grizzly Bears

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Mon, 09/24/2007
“This pitiful response to protecting grizzly bears is yet another example of this government’s neglect when it comes to conservation,” said Barbara Cartwright, IFAW Canada Campaigns Manager.
 
“Environment Canada has formally condemned the prairie Grizzly bear population to extinction,” said Jean Langlois, National Campaigns Director for Sierra Club of Canada.
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"Taiping Four" gorillas to be returned to Cameroon in November

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Fri, 09/14/2007
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This effectively ends the five-year saga surrounding the four animals when they made international headlines in Malaysia in 2002. At that time, the four young gorillas (one male and three females), were illegally smuggled to the Taiping Zoo in Malaysia using forged documents.
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One of the Taiping Four gorillas that will be returned to Cameroon during the week of November 28th to December 3rd 2007.<BR>

Kenyan community partners with conservationists to resolve human-elephant conflict

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Wed, 09/19/2007
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Spearheaded by the community’s parliamentary representative in the National Assembly Hon.
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Monsoon rains threaten wild and domestic animals in India

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Wed, 08/22/2007
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IFAW is working across India including:
  • In the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, IFAW is partnering with Sarwangin Vikas Samithi (SVS) to feed, vaccinate and provide emergency veterinary care to 3,000 livestock (cattle, buffaloes, and goats) over the next 15 days. Assistance will be provided through 12 animal care volunteers and four veterinarians. The work will be focused on the districts of Gorakhpur and Maharajganj (covering 89 villages in 11 blocks).
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Penguins affected by Uruguay oil spill returned to ocean

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Thu, 08/23/2007
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This rescue not only saved the lives of these animals, but also made it possible for IFAW to share its expertise in carrying out this type of rescue operation with SOCOBIOMA.
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“When a bird’s plumage is contaminated with oil or any chemical, it loses its permeability and, as a consequence, its ability to regulate its body temperature. In this case, the penguins are forced out of the freezing waters in a state of hypothermia, which leads to dehydration and starvation,” said Dr.
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Iceland signals an end to its commercial whaling enterprise due to lack of consumer demand

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Fri, 08/24/2007
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IFAW opposes whaling on the grounds that it is cruel and unnecessary. Economic studies in Iceland commissioned by IFAW and the Iceland Nature Conservation Association (INCA), have also revealed very little demand for the meat in Iceland or elsewhere, in contrast to the country’s successful whale watching industry, which generates more than US$20 million in revenue each year.
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“This is fantastic news for whales and for Iceland,” said Robbie Marsland, Director of IFAW’s UK office.
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Flood Relief Underway in Indonesia

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Thu, 08/16/2007
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With more rain expected, over 1,000 displaced livestock face disease, starvation, or worse. The IFAW/CARE staff will conduct vaccination and de-worming campaigns and will provide food and vitamins to cattle and other farm animals in Sulawesi’s Toili region.
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After an initial assessment of the damage and needs in the area, Dr. Kusnoadi from CARE expressed concern for the welfare of these animals.
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Kenya&#8217;s Meru Park awarded &#8220;World Class&#8221; status

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Thu, 07/19/2007
Reflecting on the Park’s troubled past and the rampant poaching that kept tourists away and almost wiped out its wildlife populations, Kenya’s Tourism and Wildlife Minister Morris Dzoro said, “Meru not only became a hotbed of conflict and mismanagement, but also lost its splendour as a top tourist spot and wildlife refuge.”
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He applauded IFAW for supporting the Park’s restoration at a cost of US$ 1.25 million to improve basic infrastructure such as roads and staff houses, build electric fences to mitigate human-wildlife conflict, purchase
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The new life for Amur tiger cubs

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Wed, 06/20/2007
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Experts think these animals cannot be released. First of all, because there is no rehabilitation center for Amur tigers in the Russian Far East.

“It was good we could timely start financing those orphaned tiger cubs. The last winter was a very difficult period for the Amur tiger population.
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