International Fund for Animal Welfare Launches IFAW Island in Second Life

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Thu, 03/27/2008
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Coinciding with the island’s launch, IFAW will hold a live concert on Thursday March 27th at 1:00 PM SLT featuring two popular Second Life bands: AngeyLaura Houston aka Laura Angey and the UKD Project from Italy.  The concert will take place in IFAW Island’s African Savannah space.
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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Cassandra Koenen (IFAW, Headquarters)
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Cruelty to continue under 'new' Canadian seal hunt regulations

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Thu, 03/27/2008

“Now that I have seen the actual text of the new condition of license, I’m left speechless by its inadequacy.” said Sheryl Fink, IFAW senior researcher and veteran seal hunt observer.

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Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
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Katie McConnell (IFAW, Headquarters)
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Penguins swim free after successful rehabilitation

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Wed, 02/13/2008
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IFAW worked with local group Fundación Patagonia Natural (FPN) and the Argentine government in the rescue of 200 threatened Magellanic penguins and other birds including Steamer ducks, Silvery grebes, cormorants and Great grebes reaching a total of 642 birds treated.
 
“This is not the first time we have been asked to work alongside the staff of FPN to fight the scourge of oil pollution, and the threat to the wonderful wildlife of this region,” said IFAW Manager Ian Robinson.
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Yarmouth Port, Mass
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Michael Booth (IFAW, Headquarters)
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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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Christina Pretorius (IFAW, SA)
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+27 21 424 2086
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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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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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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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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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