400,000 Bali street dogs to be saved in rabies control project

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Tue, 09/21/2010
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“This program will save hundreds of thousands of lives—both dogs and humans,” said Kate Atema, IFAW Director of Companion Animals Programs.

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Thousands of Children Celebrate Tiger Day

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Fri, 09/24/2010
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IFAW’s Youth Voices for Tigers video messages comprise a collective call for world leaders to ensure that the next generation does not grow up in a world without tigers. The campaign is part of the United Nations International Year of Youth and IFAW’s global Animal Action education and outreach programme, which reaches more than five million school-age children in 15 countries each year. Over the past century, the worldwide population of wild tigers has plunged from 100,000 to as few as 3,000, primarily due to rampant poaching and habitat loss.

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Leonardo DiCaprio inspires new generation of conservationists during Animal Action Week

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This year’s theme, Born to be Wild, highlights the alarming plight of tigers, which are on the brink of extinction in the wild. Habitat loss and poaching have reduced worldwide wild tiger populations from about 100,000 in 1900 to as few as 3,000 today.

“Tigers are dangerously close to vanishing forever,” said Mr. DiCaprio, an IFAW Honorary Board Member. “If we don’t want our children to grow up in a world where tigers are extinct, the time for action is now.”  

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European seal ban to go ahead with temporary suspension for Inuit and sealing Industry

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Fri, 08/20/2010
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“We expect this to be a brief delay in the full implementation of the EU seal ban. According to the EU Commission written submissions from all of the parties in the court case are due by Sept. 7th and an oral hearing will likely be held shortly thereafter to determine whether the suspension in implementing the ban should remain or not,” said Adrian Hiel, IFAW EU Communications Officer.

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New Report Shows Sharp Declines in Populations of Wild Cats and Dogs

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Mon, 07/26/2010

Eighty percent of all wild cat species are experiencing population declines, as are 25 percent of wild canids - the family of foxes, wolves and wild dogs. The report looks beyond the raw numbers and delves into the plight of 15 of these species that are considered ecologically vital, detailing their current numbers in the wild, changes to the population in the last ten years, and conservation solutions for improving their status.

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Controversial whaling proposal fails at global meeting

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Wed, 06/23/2010
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“Under a cloud of corruption allegations the IWC is taking a safe course, opting for a cooling off period that protects the moratorium and other IWC conservation measures,”  said Patrick Ramage, Director of IFAW’s Global Whale Campaign. “Had it been done here, this deal would have lived in infamy.”

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World to legalize whaling this week?

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Mon, 06/21/2010
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The most important International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in decades begins today in Agadir, Morocco as the 88-member governments which comprise the IWC consider a controversial proposal to legalize whaling.

The proposal, three years in the making, would:

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Rare clouded leopards released back to the wild for first time in India

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Tue, 05/04/2010

The radio-collars will help rehabilitators track the movement of the cubs as they become completely independent of human care and begin exploring on their own. 

An extremely shy, nocturnal, and tree-dwelling species found in India’s northeast region, the clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) is in peril today with only about 10,000 remaining in the wild. The clouded leopard is listed in Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and is classified ‘vulnerable’ in IUCN Red List of threatened species.

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Plan to overturn whaling ban unveiled

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Thu, 04/22/2010
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The proposal, if adopted, would overturn the 1986 ban on commercial whaling by authorizing whaling by Norway, Iceland, and Japan. It would also legalize Japan’s whaling in an internationally recognized whale sanctuary around Antarctica, grant new rights to Japan, Iceland, and Norway to kill whales for commercial purposes, and ignore established IWC scientific procedures for estimating sustainable whaling limits.

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CITES conservation crisis

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Thu, 03/25/2010

“Short -term profits rather than long-term conservation has once again been the theme of this meeting,” said Azzedine Downes, Head of IFAW’s CITES delegation.

“The biggest losers at this meeting include polar bears, bluefin tuna and all the sharks – with Parties refusing to acknowledge the science showing drastic declines in populations.  Urgent action to curb and control international trade is desperately needed for these species, yet CITES Parties collectively turned their backs.

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