South Africa slams the door on elephant tourism - NGOs rejoice

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Mon, 02/25/2008
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“This is great news and a brave step by Government in upholding its mandate as custodian and caretaker of our wildlife.
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Through the Internet, Students from all over Latin America will be able to help Improve Animal Welfare

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Fri, 03/07/2008
Help Networks is designed so that junior high school students (between the ages of 12 and 15) can get to know the main threats facing animals all over the world, become sensitized to respect, and understand the social, environmental and ecological importance of animal welfare.
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Joaquín de la Torre Ponce (IFAW, América Latina)
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(+52-55) 5661-4859 Ext. 111
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IFAW Encourages Tourists and Shoppers in Dubai to "Think Twice" Before Buying Wildlife Souvenirs

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Wed, 02/06/2008
The campaign aims to protect endangered wildlife species from the growing illegal commercial wildlife trade around the world.  IFAW’s approach to combating illegal wildlife trade in the Middle East and North Africa region is to work in co-operation with local governments and agencies.
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Dubai, UAE
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Cass Koenen
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774-212-0709
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After Delay on Listing Status, Polar Bear Survival Remains Precarious

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Mon, 02/04/2008
“Polar bears are already facing potentially catastrophic threats from global warming, vanishing habitats, toxic pollution, and trophy hunting,” said Jeffrey Flocken, Office Director, IFAW Washington, D.C.
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Washington, D.C., United States
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Brandon Frazier (IFAW, US)
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202.536.1907
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Victory for biodiversity Erika judgement compensates bird welfare groups

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Thu, 01/17/2008
We are very pleased that the verdict against the oil group Total, the Italian certification company Rina, the Italian owner Giuseppe Savarese and Antonio Pollara, chief executive of the Panship management company, will provide our partner Bretagne Vivante with considerable support for the criminal lawsuit that it has brought, the aim being, no more no less, to redress the prejudice caused by the gigantic oil slick caused by the shipwreck in December 1999.
 
When the disaster occurred, IFAW and its veterinary experts, who came in from various parts of the world, set up a
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Reims, France
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Bernard Derty (IFAW, France - spokesperson)
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+33 06 08 30 1617
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International Fund for Animal Welfare's YouTube Content Surges Past 300,000 Views

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Tue, 01/08/2008
“We are very pleased to reach this important milestone as it indicates a high level of interest in our content from the YouTube community,” said Cassandra Koenen, IFAW’s Director of Online Campaigns & Marketing.
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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Cassandra Koenen (IFAW, Headquarters)
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(508) 744-2019
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IFAW and Atlantic Offshore Lobsterman’s Association to Host Whale Friendlier Lobster Gear Summit

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Thu, 01/03/2008
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“Saving the right whale requires collaboration and shared commitment.  Nearly ¾ of endangered right whales have scars from entanglement in fishing gear; it remains one of the biggest threats to the survival of the species.” Said Patrick Ramage, IFAW’s  Global Whale Program  Manager .
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Yarmouth, MA
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Jacob Levenson (IFAW, Headquarters)
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(508) 744-2235
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IFAW responds to oil spill in Patagonia

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Wed, 01/02/2008
“The overall spill is made up of several slicks, two to three kilometers wide along a total extension of approximately forty kilometers,” reported the local newspaper El Chubut. The Argentine government is analyzing recent satellite imagery to determine the cause of the spill but has yet to determine where the oil came from. According to local media reports, several corporations are suspected of causing the spill.
 
Locally, IFAW is working with The Fundación Patagonia Natural (FPN) on site. Currently the center is caring for 430 birds.
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Yarmouth Port, Mass
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Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
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(508) 737-4623
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Japan bows to pressure on humpback whales – but continues largest hunt since whaling ban

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Fri, 12/21/2007
"This is happy news for 50 humpback whales but Japan’s whaling continues to expand,” said Patrick Ramage, IFAW Global Whale Program Manager.  “Withdrawing wild threats to kill humpbacks isn't enough, Japan needs to stop whaling and join the emerging global consensus for whale conservation.”
 
The Government of Japan is currently undertaking the largest whale hunt since a global moratorium on commercial whaling was imposed by the International Whaling Commission in 1986.  Over the next three months Japan plans to kill 935 min
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Yarmouth, MA
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Jacob Levenson (IFAW, Headquarters)
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Jubilation as the Taiping 4 arrive home in Cameroon

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Sat, 12/01/2007
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Earlier, Douala International Airport erupted with dancing gorilla impersonators, folk singers, and a cavalacade of government dignitaries including the Minister of Wildlife and Forestry and media who arrived to greet the returning primates as they were offloaded from their Kenya Airways flight nicknamed “Freedom” for the occasion.
 
“The gorillas are back, and Cameroon is celebrating.
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Limbe, Cameroon
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW, SA)
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