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2011-03-24 17:00:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) have mobilized to Japan to conduct an assessment and assist with animal rescue efforts following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. "The humanitarian needs remain overwhelming but given the important role that companion animals play in the Japanese family and the important role that livestock plays in the Japanese economy, it's...

2011-03-16 08:56:00

MOSCOW, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today new "Rules of the Hunt" legislation was enacted in Russia, which will effectively end the cruel hunting practice of rousting bears from their dens during winter hibernation and then shooting the bears. Often, this hunting practice left tiny bear cubs orphaned, and the cubs would quickly die of starvation or freeze to death. Since 1995, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), has campaigned to end the winter den...

2011-03-09 13:50:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Iceland is being urged to abandon its commercial whaling as the U.S. and ten other countries issued a statement condemning the cruel and unnecessary killing of endangered fin whales and minke whales. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) called on the Icelandic government to heed the international criticism and support responsible whale watching as a humane and profitable alternative to the cruelty of whaling. The...

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...

2011-02-16 08:40:00

SYDNEY, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has welcomed reports that Japan has called an early halt to its cruel whaling activities in Antarctica. In November last year, in defiance of international opposition and several international laws, Japan's whaling fleet set off for the pristine Southern Ocean Sanctuary with the intention of training its harpoons on around 1,000 whales. Despite a global ban on commercial whaling, Japan has...

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2011-02-14 06:25:00

The elephant population in Kenya's expansive Kenya's Tsavo National Park, in the south of the country, rose to 12,572 from 11,696 three years ago according to the preliminary results of a census released Saturday. AFP reports that despite increased poaching and a recent severe drought, Kenya is pleased to announce the rise in elephant population in its flagship park, wildlife authorities announced. Tsavo National Park is Kenya's premier elephant sanctuary, hosting one third of its entire...

2011-02-07 09:17:00

QUEENSLAND, Australia, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, emergency responders from IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) arrived in Cairns, Queensland to help wildlife carers still struggling from the recent floods when category five cyclone Yasi hit on Wednesday. IFAW immediately met with the local wildlife association and vets to develop a response plan for animals in the area who are suffering primarily from a loss of food sources and...

2011-01-31 09:08:00

ASSAM, India, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, five hand-raised, endangered elephant calves were moved from the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center in Kaziranga to Manas National Park in the northeast Indian state of Assam. Implemented by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) and its partner organization the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), the release is part of an ongoing effort to integrate orphaned elephants into wild herds in Manas. This critical work...

2011-01-20 13:36:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) has partnered with online pet food retailer PetFlow.com for an exciting new offer. For every new customer that signs up and creates a food-delivery schedule, PetFlow.com will donate $40 to IFAW. "A $40 donation can go a long way towards assisting one of IFAW's many efforts across the globe," said Fred O'Regan, President and CEO, IFAW. "It could vaccinate 20 street...

2011-01-18 00:00:39

Platform's construction could threaten future of sub-species Washington, D.C. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 17, 2011 Sakhalin Energy Investment Company "“ part owned by Shell "“ has announced plans to build a major oil platform near crucial feeding habitat of the Western North Pacific gray whale population in the Russian Far East. Only around 130 whales of the critically endangered Western population exist today, and their primary feeding habitat "“ off Sakhalin Island "“...


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