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Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

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Seals news

More than 1900 sea lions had stranded in California in the first half of 2016; m
24th June 2016 Misty Niemeyer
For the second year in a row, record numbers of starving California sea lions have been stranding along the California Read more »
The reported seal was resting and onlookers were asked to keep their distance.
30th March 2016 Misty Niemeyer
The following was written by Annaleise Conway, an IFAW marine mammal rescue response Intern. --MN Goodbye (we quietly say) Read more »
15th March 2016 Sheryl Fink
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Read more »
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It’s time to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. No one wants products from dead seals — 35 countries have banned them. The Watch Video »
15th March 2016
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Watch Video »
13th April 2015
Warning this video from 2012 contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada Watch Video »
3rd April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. For now, there is peace on the ice.  Harp seals are currently “off Watch Video »
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Ryan Reynolds narrates wildlife documentary Huntwatch premiering at DOC NYC
26th October 2015
Vancouver born actor Ryan Reynolds lent his voice to the wildlife documentary Huntwatch that follows the 50 year battle for baby seals on the ice floes of Canada. The 90 minute feature film will make its world premiere at DOC NYC on Saturday, Novembe Read more »
8th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12th June 2015
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
EU Commission releases amended EU seal products regulations
6th February 2015
The EU Commission today released an amended version of the EU regulations on seal products. The EU trade regulation on seals had to be revised in response to the findings of a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body decision. IFAW (Inter Read more »
Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunti
12th December 2014
According to media reports the Norwegian government has announced it will stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt industry with government handouts. “This is brilliant news that will save thousands of seals from a cruel death. It s Read more »
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Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
16th February 2016 by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
10th February 2015 by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 20 Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
20th June 2014 by rbartlett
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
8th March 2014 by rbartlett
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
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5 animal welfare posts you may have missed
13th June 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
Teams from all over the International Fund for Animal Welfare have been particularly busy over the last few weeks. Here are Read more »
10th June 2014 by Sonja Van Tichelen
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Read more »
A Canadian harp seal pup on the ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. c. IFAW
3rd June 2014 by Sheryl Fink
Now that the excitement has settled, I thought it would be good to reflect on the recent ruling by the WTO Appellate Body, Read more »
5 Instagram photos from our efforts for animals around the world
28th May 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
#Animals? We've got those. Below are just a few highlights from recent IFAW program efforts from around the world. Be Read more »
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