IFAW highlights its efforts towards saving sea turtles during World Turtle Day

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Wed, 05/23/2007
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“World Turtle Day gives us the opportunity to reinforce and highlight our commitment towards these amazing animals,” said Anand Ramanathan of IFAW. “Sea turtles can take many years to reach an age when they can mate, this very slow maturation process makes rescuing every single one we can all the more important.”
 
Eroding beaches around the world pose serious threats to sea turtles that return to breed in their sands. Both adults and hatchlings suffer from loss of habitat, poaching, nest predation and disorientation by artificial light.
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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Michael Booth (IFAW, Latin America)
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European Parliament calls on Member States to vote for ivory trade moratorium

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Fri, 05/25/2007
A majority of citizens in several European countries support a 20-year total ban on international ivory trade. A series of polls just completed in key EU Member States, together representing some 320 million European citizens, show overwhelming levels of support for the moratorium, ranging from 72% to 87% of the population.
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Brussels, Belgium
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Günther Pauls (IFAW, European Union)
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Watershed decision for the conservation of marine organisms

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Wed, 05/16/2007
Shark fishing is mainly carried out with drift gill nets measuring close to two kilometers long, as well as long lines of up to 70 kilometers in length with thousands of hooks. The drift gill nets have been called walls of death because they catch all marine organisms.

These nets are the main threat to cetaceans. Most of the captures around the world occur in gill and drift nets, in the case of whales, dolphins and porpoises (84% of captures), for seals and sea lions (98% of catches)[1].

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Joaquín de la Torre Ponce (IFAW, Latin America)
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Bidding for Extinction: Rampant ivory trade on eBay threatens elephant survival

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Tue, 05/15/2007
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The snapshot survey conducted in the UK, Australia, China, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Canada and the USA* tracked over 2,200 elephant ivory items listed on eBay Web sites and found that more than 90% of the listings breached even eBay’s own respective national wildlife policies.
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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Lynn A. Levine (IFAW, Headquarters)
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<STRONG>IFAW's 2007 eBay survey &quot;Bidding for Extinction&quot;.<BR></STRONG><BR>The results reveal an arlaming level of illegal trade on worldwide eBay auction platforms, specifically in ivory items.

Elephant-back Safaris &#8220;Simply Accidents Waiting to Happen&#8221; Warns Top Tourism Insurer

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Thu, 05/10/2007
As thousands of travel industry heavyweights from across the globe gather at the annual tourism Indaba in Durban this weekend, a new report released by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) shows a marked upswing in the number of elephant back safari operations – and highlights the concerns of the major insurer of “high risk activities”.
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In the report An Overview of the Commercial Use of Elephants in Captivity in South Africa the chairman and founder of the “high ri
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Durban, South Africa
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Christina Pretorius (IFAW, Southern Africa)
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+27 21 424 2086
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IFAW opens new center in Moscow to help stray animals

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Mon, 04/30/2007
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The stray dog population of Moscow is estimated between 30,000 to 40,000 animals. Many of the strays suffer from human cruelty, hunger, and disease. Aggressive animals have attacked city citizens in the past and the stray dog population is a serious concern of Muscovites.
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IFAW’s new center – called the IFAW CLAW (Community Linked Animal Welfare) Center – was established to help humanely control and reduce the stray animal population of Moscow.
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Moscow, Russia
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Chris Cutter (IFAW, Headquarters)
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Australian Government can stop Japan whaling

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Mon, 05/07/2007
As the 2007 International Whaling Commission meetings commence in Alaska, the advice by the Sydney Legal Panel clearly outlines legal channels the Australian Government can take to stop the Government of Japan from whaling, under any guise, in the Southern Ocean.
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Sydney, Australia
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Erin Schrieber (IFAW, Asia Pacific)
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In defense of whales: Uruguay consolidates regional bloc of conservationist countries

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Fri, 04/27/2007
The workshop was jointly organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Ministry of Housing, Territorial Planning and the Environment, the Rocha Administration as well as non-government organizations: IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org), the Cethus Foundation, the Institute for Whale Conservation and the Cetacean Conservation Organization (OCC).

The participants from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cost

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La Pedrera, Uruguay
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Icelandic whalers harpoon first minke whale of season

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Fri, 04/27/2007
Poor weather conditions are believed to have hampered whalers’ efforts to find other whales so far. If 39 whales are harpooned this season, it will bring to 200 the number of minke whales killed since 2003 under Iceland’s scientific whaling programme.

Iceland and Japan both use a loophole in the worldwide ban on whaling to hunt whales for “scientific” research.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Austrian Parliament votes for National Ban for Seal Products

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Wed, 04/25/2007
Before the vote IFAW-Staff emphasized their demand for a ban with a giant inflatable seal in front of the Parliament in Vienna. Politicians of the Green Party and the Socialdemocratic Party were present to show their support.

Following Croatia, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, Austria is the sixth European country to introduce a national ban on seal products. Austrian minister for the environment, Josef Pröll (ÖVP), stated that he will also work for a ban on EU-level. National bans also exist in the USA and Mexico.

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Vienna, Austria
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D&#246;rte von der Reith (IFAW, Germany)
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