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ifaw 17h
With an estimated 411 right whales remaining, the North Atlantic right whale is one of the most species on the planet–and humans are the greatest threat to their survival. NOAA is seeking solutions on how to save them. Add your voice here:
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ifaw 19h
Our marine mammal team conducted a necropsy (animal autopsy) of a minke whale last week. The pregnant adult female was washed up in Eastham, MA & the team is still determining the cause of death. The data they collect is key in helping further .
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ifaw 20h
Matt Collis, IFAW: "Elephants need the highest protection from trade to prevent legal sales providing a smokescreen for further poaching and illegal trade."
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ifaw 22h
IFAW’s Matt Collis on a proposal to give giraffes a measure of protection from trade: “It is important that giraffes are listed by Cites because currently we can't say for certain how much of their huge population decline is due to trade”
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ifaw 22h
Today, the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) begins in Geneva, Switzerland. IFAW experts are present and pushing for protection for elephants, giraffes and sharks.
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ifaw Aug 16
Natural disasters are becoming deadlier every day. And as we enter the statistical peak of the Atlantic , a major disaster could strike at any moment. Our disaster response team stands ready to rescue animals in need worldwide.
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ifaw Aug 16
We're honored to partner with to inspire conservation awareness! Dedicated to animal welfare, their new showcase at-risk animals & their habitats. 🐝🐻🦊🐒 Thank you for your commitment to animals & people thriving together.
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Wildlife Trust India Aug 15
For the 1st time since their rescue from , all the undergoing rehabilitation at walked into the open; 1st steps in their journey to go .
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ifaw Aug 15
"People & the planet need wildlife to thrive, & our collective wellbeing will be diminished if we lose even one more species to extinction." The Trump administration is gutting the –our most effective law for protecting wildlife.
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ifaw Aug 15
In the U.S., 719 animal species are listed as endangered or threatened. Every state is home to endangered species—some well-known, some obscure. All are vital to their ecosystems. See what's endangered in your state and why we must :
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ifaw Aug 14
Replying to @CITESCoP18
This weekend, governments will come together at in Geneva, Switzerland. We'll be in attendance to advocate for species in dire need of better management, like smooth coated & small clawed whose populations have declined 30% in 20 years due to trade.
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ifaw Aug 14
You may have heard about , but do you know what it is? CITES is an international agreement between governments that ensures trade doesn't threaten the survival of plant or animal species. Every 2-3 years, governments meet to vote on which species need greater protections.
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ifaw Aug 14
"The poacher’s weapon of choice are poisoned arrows–silent & swift, they’re harder to detect than bullets." How our tenBoma initiative combines data, military tactics, & community networks to stop poachers before they strike, via .
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Vulcan Inc. Aug 13
With upcoming, this is a good reminder at what's at stake for the future of these shark species.
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USGLC Aug 13
ICYMI: is a time to reflect on the sinister connections between wildlife crime and regional instability. Check out how and are stepping up to stop wildlife trafficking and create sustainable local economies.
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ifaw Aug 14
P-61 is the first GPS-collared to cross I-405 without getting killed by traffic. Although a success, it's a reminder of how challenging road networks are for wildlife and why we must secure to ensure safe passage and migration.
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ifaw Aug 13
Considered the "right" whale to hunt, North Atlantic right whales were hunted to near extinction in the 18th & 19th centuries. Today, these critically endangered continue to die from man-made causes like entanglements in fishing gear. More ➡
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Natural Resources Committee Aug 12
We are in the middle of an extinction crisis, and President Trump is bulldozing the most important tool we have to . These rollbacks of the Endangered Species Act are for one purpose only: more handouts to special interests.
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ifaw Aug 13
In 2018 alone, our response team rescued 51,000 animals in 16 countries. As natural disasters grow stronger and more frequent, our number of rescues for 2019 will increase. We need your help–support our rescue missions worldwide:
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ifaw Aug 13
Ending U.S. demand for ivory is critical to ensuring a future for elephants. With and , we're announcing “Toss the Tusk” surrender events at AZA-accredited () zoos around the U.S. to end .
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