Bright future for retirement of chimps used in testing, funds still needed

Mon, 07/01/2013
310 More Chimpanzees to Find Sanctuary in Retirement

UPDATE (12/4/2013): On November 27, President Obama signed a bill that amends the Chimpanzee Health Improvement, Maintenance and Protection (CHIMP) Act, effectively removing a cap on spending for federally owned chimpanzees in sanctuaries.

The NIH had announced its intention to retire all but 50 of the approximately 360 government-owned chimpanzees currently in laboratories to sanctuary, but needed this congressional fix to do so.

From Africa, President Obama strikes back against poaching epidemic

Mon, 07/01/2013
July 1st, 2013: President Obama announcing an Executive Order.

From a press conference in Dar El Salam, Tanzania, US President Barack Obama announced an Executive Order to help combat wildlife trafficking. Image source: WH.gov/LIVEPresident Obama’s African trip is already paying off in a big way for wildlife.

Response to President Obama’s Executive Order: Combating Wildlife Trafficking

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IFAW STATEMENT: Jeffrey Flocken, IFAW North American Regional Director

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Washington, D.C.
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Croatia joining EU is good for animals

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Mon, 07/01/2013
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Croatia today became the 28th member of the European Union in a move that bodes well for animals in Croatia and in the remaining 27 countries of the EU.

“Croatia has some excellent animal welfare legislation. IFAW looks forward to Croatia being a force on behalf of animals within the European Union,” said Sonja Van Tichelen, IFAW EU Regional Director. “Croatia introduced a ban on the import of seal products in 2006, four full years before the EU ban came into place.”

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel – IFAW EU
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Croatia joining EU is good for animals

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Croatia today became the 28th member of the European Union in a move that bodes well for animals in Croatia and in the remaining 27 countries of the EU.

“Croatia has some excellent animal welfare legislation. IFAW looks forward to Croatia being a force on behalf of animals within the European Union,” said Sonja Van Tichelen, IFAW EU Regional Director. “Croatia introduced a ban on the import of seal products in 2006, four full years before the EU ban came into place.”

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
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加强濒危物种执法,守护天空王者——海关总署访问IFAW北京猛禽救助中心

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Thu, 06/27/2013
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加强濒危物种执法,守护天空王者——海关总署访问IFAW北京猛禽救助中心

        今天,来自中华人民共和国海关总署缉私局(以下简称海关总署)30多个关区的缉私警察参观了IFAW北京猛禽救助中心(简称IFAW BRRC,www.brrc.org.cn)。这是国际爱护动物基金会(International Fund for Animal Welfare,简称IFAW,www.ifaw.org.cn)与海关总署共同举办的打击濒危物种走私培训研讨会的最后一项内容,IFAW BRRC对罚没猛禽的救助和康复为一线海关缉私警察的工作提供了参考和借鉴。

        IFAW BRRC 由北京师范大学、北京市野生动物保护自然保护区管理站和IFAW于2001年底合作建立,是北京市园林绿化局指定的“专项猛禽救助中心”,也是国内第一家由高校、政府主管部门与民间机构合作成立的野生动物专项救助机构。

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中国北京
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张琦 (IFAW中国办公室)
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加强濒危物种执法,守护天空王者——海关总署访问IFAW北京猛禽救助中心

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Thu, 06/27/2013
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今天,来自中华人民共和国海关总署缉私局(以下简称海关总署)30多个关区的缉私警察参观了IFAW北京猛禽救助中心(简称IFAW BRRC,www.brrc.org.cn)。这是国际爱护动物基金会(International Fund for Animal Welfare,简称IFAW,www.ifaw.org.cn)与海关总署共同举办的打击濒危物种走私培训研讨会的最后一项内容,IFAW BRRC对罚没猛禽的救助和康复为一线海关缉私警察的工作提供了参考和借鉴。

IFAW BRRC 由北京师范大学、北京市野生动物保护自然保护区管理站和IFAW于2001年底合作建立,是北京市园林绿化局指定的“专项猛禽救助中心”,也是国内第一家由高校、政府主管部门与民间机构合作成立的野生动物专项救助机构。

“当时有很多受伤、罚没的猛禽,但是没有合适的场所和专业的人员来照料牠们,同时,国内也急需引进先进的动物福利理念和专业的技术来救助动物。所以我们成立了IFAW BRRC, 就是为了使更多的猛禽得到专业的救助后回归大自然。”IFAW亚洲地区总代表葛芮说。

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中国北京
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何勇 (IFAW中国办公室)
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Film screening shines a light on USDA program in desperate need of change

Fri, 06/28/2013
Film screening shines a light on USDA program in desperate need of change

We all need to stand up for coexistence—not war—with native carnivores.The past couple of days brought me to the Bay Area, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare worked in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council to host screenings of “Wild Things”, a new cutting-edge documentary that introduces audiences to a little-known and gravely inhumane

Rescued rhino calf moved from CWRC to give company to orphaned calf in Manas

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Fri, 06/28/2013
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Rescued rhino calf moved from CWRC to give company to orphaned calf in Manas

A rescued rhino calf, Purabi, under care at Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) was moved to Manas National Park today, to join an orphaned rhino calf being hand-reared there. This is being done to increase the rehabilitation prospects of the latter calf which has been deprived of company of its kind since its mother was poached early this year.

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Kaziranga (Assam)
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Mike Booth (IFAW HQ)
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