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2013-06-18 12:22:52

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today analyzes literature on the economics of trophy hunting and reveals that African countries and rural communities derive very little benefit from trophy hunting revenue. The study, authored by Economists at Large--commissioned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International and Born Free USA/Born Free Foundation--comes amid consideration to...

2012-11-26 12:24:20

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Issues Positive Finding on Groups' Petition to List Lions as Endangered WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the African lion may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), following an initial review of a petition seeking to protect the species which was filed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Humane...

China Places Ban On Shark Fin Soup
2012-07-05 12:31:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chinese officials on Tuesday said the country will ban shark fin soup from government banquets and official state dinners within three years -- an announcement that has been welcomed by marine protection advocates, but has drawn backlash from others, who see it as a lowball attempt to obscure the facts. China´s Government Offices Administration of the State Council (GOASC) will issue guidelines of the move, CNTV.cn reported....

2012-06-06 06:22:32

Internet Giant Urged To Ban All Sales of Whale and Dolphin Products WASHINGTON, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of whale products for sale on the Japanese website of Internet search engine company Yahoo! show how the California-based company profits from the venture, according to a new report released today. "Killing for Commerce," released by the Environmental Investigation Agency, in conjunction with Humane Society International and the Natural Resources Defense...

2012-04-10 06:23:45

Broadcast Quality B-Roll and Stills Available For Media Download. MONTREAL, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - "Global markets for seal products have closed," said Rebecca Aldworth, executive director of Humane Society International/Canada. "The provincial government is providing financing so companies can stockpile seal skins, with no indication markets will ever emerge. The sealing industry has become a glorified welfare program." WHAT: TheHumane Society International Protect...

2012-03-08 13:08:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Internet giant Amazon.com has now officially banned the sale of all whale and dolphin products from its wholly owned Japanese website, following global outrage that these products were offered for sale. Amazon confirmed the prohibition on its main website by adding language under the Food and Beverage section that prohibits "Products containing shark, whale, or dolphin" and Amazon's Japanese website contains a similar ban on...

2012-02-22 13:04:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Internet giant Amazon.com appears to have removed all whale products from its wholly owned Japanese website overnight following worldwide publicity that scores of whale products were offered for sale. A new campaign launched yesterday by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Humane Society International (HSI), revealed that Amazon Japan, the wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon Inc, not only sells products from endangered...

2012-02-21 14:04:00

Internet giant urged to clean house and ban all cetacean products WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Internet marketplace giant Amazon.com is today called on to stop supporting commercial whaling by immediately and permanently banning the sale of all products from whales, dolphins and porpoises (collectively known as "cetaceans"). Amazon.com's Unpalatable Profits, a new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency, launched in co-operation with Humane...

2011-08-31 09:13:00

Economics Report Confirms Namibian Seal Watching is Worth 300 Percent More than Seal Hunting BOSTON, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new comprehensive study on "The Economics of Seal Hunting and Seal Watching in Namibia," commissioned by several international animal welfare organizations, demonstrates that seals are worth far more alive than dead. Comparing the most recent figures available for both industries, the report concludes that the annual Namibian seal slaughter poses...

2011-03-01 09:08:00

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, a coalition of wildlife groups--International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Humane Society International (HSI), Born Free USA, Born Free Foundation and Defenders of Wildlife--filed a petition with the Department of Interior to list African lions as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). The population and range of the African lion are in alarming decline. Over the...