Wildfires in Valparaiso put animal rescue preparedness in Chile to the test

Apr 29 2014
© IFAW/J.Gardner. Caption: A crowded temporary shelter set up to receive injured

© IFAW/J.Gardner. Caption: A crowded temporary shelter set up to receive injured and displaced animals in Valparaiso.In Valparaiso, Chile, picturesque communities built on steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean live up to the city’s reputation and declaration as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservation Groups to Sign Open Letter Supporting US Ivory Restrictions

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Apr 29 2014
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An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration’s proposed new rules to halt domestic ivory sales.  Signatories on the letter include high-profile individuals, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Goodall and Dave Matthews, alongside a coalition of businesses and conservation organizations representing millions of Americans. 


Representatives of the coalition issued the following statements:

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Washington, D.C.
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Cynthia Carson (IFAW US)
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(202) 536-1921
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Alma, das einsame Schiff

Apr 16 2014
Alma, das einsame Schiff

Seit letztem Juni ist der Handel für Kristján Loftssons spezielle Ware kniffliger geworden. Kristján Loftsson ist ein Walfänger in Island. Oder anders gesagt, er ist der Walfänger in Island.

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IFAW condamne la demande de réouverture de la chasse au blanchon

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Apr 25 2014
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Les chasseurs de phoques des îles de la Madeleine, au Québec, demandent que soit levée l'interdiction de la chasse commerciale aux blanchons (bébés phoques), vieille de presque 30 ans.

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Toronto, Canada
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Res (Andreas) Krebs, Responsable Communication d' IFAW Canada
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(001) 416 669 3459
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Speaking out as one for elephants

Apr 29 2014
Speaking out as one for elephants

If you’re reading the Washington Post or its commuter Express edition today, you will likely notice a full-page open letter to the President signed by some of the most recognizable names and groups in conservation, music, business, and Hollywood.

Canadian sealers propose return to horrific hunt of newborns amidst industry’s struggle to survive

Apr 28 2014
Canadian sealers propose return to horrific hunt of newborns amidst industry’s s

A white coat seal.In a shocking revelation this morning, the French language journal Le Soleil broke the news that after a

9 questions pour décrypter le jugement rendu par la CIJ sur la chasse à la baleine du Japon

Apr 15 2014
9 questions pour décrypter le jugement rendu par la CIJ sur la chasse à la balei

La Cour internationale de justice a rendu il y a déjà deux semaines une décision historique concernant le programme de chasse à la baleine prétendument scientifique mené par le Japon dans les eaux de l’Antarctique. D’un coup de marteau, elle a réussi à accomplir ce que des années de diplomatie et de militantisme avaient tenté en vain.

IFAW Condemns Demand to Reopen Whitecoat Hunt

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Apr 25 2014
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IFAW Condemns Demand to Reopen Whitecoat Hunt

Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted.

According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Soleil, Gil Thériault, Director of the Magdalen Islands Seal Hunters Association, claims that “it was a mistake” to stop the hunting of whitecoats in 1987. In an April 25th follow-up story, sealers argue that the whitecoat hunt should be permitted to allow them easier access to seal pups.

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Toronto, Canada
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Res (Andreas) Krebs,(IFAW Canada)
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(416) 669-3459
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