Bold new targets needed to halt biodiversity loss

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Fri, 10/15/2010

“Species are being lost at a faster rate than ever before, despite decades of conservation efforts,” said Peter Pueschel, IFAW Director of International Conventions. “From tigers, elephants and marine mammals to frogs, primates and sharks, the average population of wild species fell by almost one-third over the last four decades.”

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Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
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Training workshop for Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Wildlife Crime busters

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Tue, 10/12/2010

Jointly organised by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) and the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF), the training will specifically tackle issues on wildlife trade status by species, wildlife crime and enforcement, international trade conventions and organisations, inter-agencies cooperation and national legislations and enforcement.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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INTERPOL Arrests Break Key Tiger Smuggling Routes

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Fri, 10/08/2010

The two-month operation involved national enforcement agencies in six tiger-range countries (China, India, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam) and was coordinated by INTERPOL’s Environmental Crime Programme at its headquarters in Lyon, France. “International collaboration in wildlife crime enforcement is critical to protecting species like tigers that are on the brink of extinction,” said Fred O’Regan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org).

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LYON, France
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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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Denpasar, Bali
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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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Yarmouthport, MA
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Leonardo DiCaprio inspires new generation of conservationists during Animal Action Week

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Tue, 10/05/2010
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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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Yarmouth Port, MA
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<p><br /> &#8220;Join IFAW and me in taking action to protect wild tigers - before it&#8217;s too late.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8211; Leonardo DiCaprio<br /> Actor and Environmentalist</p>

IFAW launches emergency feed program in Pakistan

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Tue, 08/31/2010
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According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) some 200,000 cows, sheep, buffalo, goats and donkeys have already been lost and millions more have been affected. Flooding has now displaced an additional one million people who often find no other option but to leave livestock and companion animals behind. The now abandoned animals are a principal source of livelihood for Pakistan’s rural population. Millions of flood victims are entirely dependent on the upcoming harvest season and the vital role of draft animals to help plow the land.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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<p>In late July 2010, floods ravaged the country of Pakistan killing thousands of people and displacing millions more including their livestock animals. IFAW is working with the local RAVI Foundation to feed all grazing animals including goats, sheep and cattle as their standing crops have been washed away.</p>

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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