IFAW responds to Fiji floods

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Tue, 01/20/2009
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“The floods have been an overwhelming disaster for the people of Fiji.
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Sydney, Australia
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Kerry Glenn (IFAW, Asia Pacific)
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(+61) 2 9288 4993
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Newspaper Reveals Secret U.S. Plan to Expand Whaling

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Mon, 01/26/2009
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“Apparently, the last lousy idea of the Bush Administration was to legitimize commercial whaling in the 21st century.  It's unbelievable, and fundamentally un-American. We should be encouraging Japan, Iceland and Norway to end whaling, not cooking up deals to help it continue,” said Patrick Ramage, Global Whale Program Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW --www.ifaw.org)  

Longtime Bush Administration appointee Dr. William Hogarth currently serves as U.S.

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Yarmouth Port, MA - United States
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Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
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+1 (508) 744-2066
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International sale of elephant ivory begins in southern Africa, amid controversy

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Mon, 10/27/2008
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Both China and Japan have been approved as trading partners for this ivory and are known to be among the world’s largest illegal ivory markets.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Colleen Cullen (IFAW Headquarters)
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508 648 3586
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On Thursday, 6th November, South Africa will sell 51 tons of stockpiled ivory to buyers representing Japan and China. The ivory stockpiles have been kept at secure premises at Skukuza Camp, in the Kruger National Park, and were placed on view to the media last week ahead of tomorrow's auction which will take place in Pretoria.

Rescue the Remedy for Orphaned African Penguin Chicks

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Thu, 10/30/2008
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Yesterday, in a mercy mission to Dyer Island, officials rescued an initial 35 chicks and more will likely be collected from the island in the coming days.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW, South Africa)
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+27 21 424 2086
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+27 82 330 2558
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eBay announces ivory ban in wake of IFAW report

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Mon, 10/20/2008

eBay’s decision was announced just hours before the release of IFAW’s latest investigative report showing Internet trade in wildlife poses a significant and immediate threat to the survival of elephants and many other endangered species.

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San Francisco, CA
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Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
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International ivory sale to be held for first time in decade

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Tue, 10/14/2008

The 57th session of the Standing Committee for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) ruled just months ago that China was fit to become a trading partner for the ivory, while Japan was previously approved. Both nations are known to be among the world’s largest illegal ivory markets. Several multiple ton seizures have been made at Chinese ports in recent years.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Colleen Cullen (IFAW, Headquarters)
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508 648 3586
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Tiger Day in Russia unites efforts of Government, scientists, NGOs and World Bank to save tigers and preserve biodiversity

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Fri, 09/26/2008
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Regional and federal officials, scientists and practitioners responsible for tiger conservation in the Russian Far East will be joined at the Tiger Day events by representatives of the World Bank, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), AMUR, Phoenix Fund, Zoological Society of London, other members of the Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance (ALTA), leading international tiger experts from the Smithsonian Institution and Save The Tiger Fund (STF) in Washi

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Vladivostok, Russia
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Colleen Cullen (IFAW, Headquarters)
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508-744-2236
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Penguins flown South for record-breaking release to the wild in Brazil

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Mon, 10/06/2008
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The airlift departed from Salvador in the northeastern state of Bahía on Friday and flew 2,500 kilometers to reach its destination. Upon landing, the precious cargo of juvenile penguins was loaded onto trucks and headed for an overnight stay at the Center for Recovery of Marine Animals (CRAM). The next morning the rested birds were taken to Cassino beach. They were released with a smaller group of adult penguins that had been rehabilitated after becoming oiled. Experts hope these more mature and experienced birds will guide the younger animals south.

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Rio Grande, Brazil
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Michael Booth (IFAW, Headquarters)
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Animal Rescue operations underway in flooded Bihar, India

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Tue, 09/09/2008
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On August 18th, a flash flood resulting from a broken embankment on the river Kosi in neighbouring Nepal swept away thousands of human beings and animals with many villages wiped off the face of the earth. Millions of people and cattle are staying in makeshift camps made out of plastic sheets and bamboo.

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Bihar, India
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Michael Booth (IFAW, Headquarters)
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IFAW to eBay: First clean up your own site

Publication Date: 
Fri, 09/05/2008
This week, eBay launched WorldofGood.com, billing it as “a new e-commerce marketplace” that offers “products that have a positive impact on people and the planet.” This contrasts with eBay’s global policies which IFAW has shown abdicate responsibility for the purchase and sale of endangered species on its sites worldwide.

“We appreciate eBay taking a leadership role in making online shopping more ethical and transparent,” said Peter Pueschel, Director of IFAW’s Wildlife Trade program.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Jeff Flocken (IFAW, US Office)
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