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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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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<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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<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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Condemnation of Namibia&#8217;s Commercial Seal Hunt

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Thu, 07/15/2010
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“Namibia cannot provide a reasonable scientific justification for its annual seal hunt,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Director IFAW Southern Africa (IFAW – www.ifaw.org).

“It is not even commercially viable as the price of pelts has dropped year by year and more and more countries are banning the sale of seal products – most significantly the European Union which, in May 2009, voted overwhelmingly to forbid the sale of seal products,” he said. That ban goes into effect next month.

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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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&#8220;Sickening&#8221; Sable Island Seal Slaughter Plans Revealed

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Thu, 05/27/2010

“The scenario being outlined is sickening” said Sheryl Fink, a senior researcher with IFAW. “They are literally considering storming the beaches of Sable Island at dawn, slaughtering nursing seal pups by shooting them in the head with rifles and then incinerating their bodies. It is absolutely appalling that that our government would consider such a diabolical project, at a cost to Canadian taxpayers of more than $35 million, simply to placate fishermen.”

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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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