China halts dog cull after international uproar

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Thu, 12/21/2006
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The crackdown started in Beijing at the end of October. In response IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) and other groups organized letter writing campaigns to various Beijing authorities (police department, mayor’s office, and Olympic Organizing Committee) as well as international bodies based outside of China (Chinese Embassies and International Olympic Committee).
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Latin America steps forward to protect cetaceans

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Sat, 12/02/2006
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On Friday, December 1, 2006, the Latin American Meeting on Cetacean Conservation was held in the city of Buenos Aires. It was hosted by the Republic of Argentina through Ambassador Eduardo Iglesias, the Argentinean Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission (IWC).
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Icelanders believe whaling damages tourism

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Fri, 11/24/2006
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The new Gallup poll was commissioned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) in light of Iceland’s resumption of commercial whaling.
 
Despite little market for meat from Iceland’s so-called “scientific” whaling programme, begun in 2003, whalers have recently harpooned seven endangered fin whales and one minke whale in a bid to sell the meat commercially.
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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IFAW: Think Carefully Before Giving Puppies and Kittens as Gifts

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Fri, 11/24/2006
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  • Caring for a pet is a lifelong commitment.  Don’t assume your loved one wants or will accept that responsibility.
  • Choosing a pet is a personal experience that requires research and discovering which pet is a good match for the adopter’s preferences, lifestyle, personality, and environment as well as a good match for the pet.
  • Pets are sentient beings, not objects for display on a shelf.  They deserve love and respect.  To force someone to embrace these values is unrealistic and unfair, to both the person and the
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Indonesian forest fires force dozens of endangered orangutans to flee

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Tue, 11/07/2006
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An animal rescue team from IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) and the Borneo Orangutan Sanctuary Foundation (BOSF) has already treated more than forty orangutans for respiratory problems and burns.

Annual fires are intentionally set in Indonesia to clear forest land for agriculture before the rainy season begins in November. This year’s fires are the worst in a decade due to drier than normal conditions.
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Mantangai, Indonesia
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Russian gyrfalcons released to wild by IFAW

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Thu, 11/09/2006
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Four of the birds were sent by Russia’s environmental watchdog to IFAW’s wildlife rehabilitation center in Moscow. One of the falcons died.

All four gyrfalcons were fully rehabilitated and were released to the wild on the Kamchatka peninsula this week.

Only about 1,000 gyrfalcon pairs remain in the wild in Russia. Their main habitat is above the Polar Circle, from the Kola peninsula to Chukotka. Prior to winter, the birds move south but not far from their main habitat.
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All four gyrfalcons were fully rehabilitated and were released to the wild on the Kamchatka peninsula this week.

25 Countries Launch Diplomatic Protest Against Iceland’s Whale Hunt

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Wed, 11/01/2006
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The demarche expresses the countries’ opposition to the resumption of commercial whale hunting and asks the Icelandic government to reconsider its policy.

“We are heartened by the strong global reaction and hopeful that the Icelandic government will reconsider its misguided decision,” said Dr. Joth Singh, IFAW’s Director of Wildlife and Habitat Protection. “We have no quarrel with the people of Iceland.
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IFAW Breaks Ground on New International Headquarters

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Wed, 10/25/2006
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“This is a great day for IFAW, for our staff and partners on Cape Cod, and for the many animals we protect worldwide,” said IFAW President and CEO Fred O’Regan. “The headquarters we break ground for today will bring our 150 employees together in one Cape Cod location.
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Whalers bloody Iceland&#8217;s waters and international reputation with first whale kill

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Sun, 10/22/2006
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The whaling ship, owned by prominent Icelandic businessman Kristjan Loftsson, arrived this morning at Hvalfjordur (Whale Fjord), a small inlet with a dock used by whalers in Iceland’s whaling days. The country’s sole whale meat processing factory, built during World War II, is currently inoperable.
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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An endangered fin whale is hauled to shore in Hvalfjordur, Iceland, on Sunday, October 22, 2006. Iceland has permitted the commercial hunting of nine fin whales and 30 minke whales, contravening a 1986 global whaling moratorium.

IFAW welcomes maximum fine for UK Company selling illegal ivory

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Tue, 10/24/2006
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In November 2004, detectives from the Metropolitan Police executed search warrants at three London premises belonging to George F Trumper Ltd, a company specialising in the sale of gentleman's grooming accessories. Twenty four ivory items were seized from the premises where they were being kept for sale.

Most of the items seized were shaving brushes stamped with "real ivory" and were on sale for prices of up to £1,100 each.
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