REPORT: Wanted – Dead or Alive - Exposing Online Wildlife Trade

Tue, 11/25/2014
The shocking scale of online wildlife trade shows that the internet poses a real

The shocking scale of online wildlife trade shows that the internet poses a real threat to wildlife.Today, IFAW releases the report Wanted – Dead or Alive; Exposing Online Wildlife Trade and the scale of the trade is truly staggering.<

Northern Dogs Project helps dogs find a warm place this winter

Fri, 11/21/2014
 IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project has been invited into communities to help individ

IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project has been invited into communities to help individuals provide for their dogs.It’s only November but winter has definitely arrived in northern Canada.  The thermometer is already on the minus side and

Northern Dogs Project helps dogs find a warm place this winter

Fri, 11/21/2014
 IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project has been invited into communities to help individ

IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project has been invited into communities to help individuals provide for their dogs.It’s only November but winter has definitely arrived in northern Canada.  The thermometer is already on the minus side and

Spotlight Mexico: the story behind the dog on the highway

Wed, 12/03/2014
Odessa, Olivia and Oliver.

Odessa, Olivia and Oliver.A few weeks ago, a friend and I were driving on the highway when a white, medium-sized dog wandered into the middle of the road.

Traffic stopped as cars tried not to hit her.

My friend and I parked so I could see her closely, but she started to run and I noticed she was spotting.

The Right App for the Right Whale

Wed, 12/03/2014
The shocking scale of online wildlife trade shows that the internet poses a real

IFAW in Jacksonville, Florida this past weekend for the 6th Annual Right Whale Festival.Following the North Atlantic right whale migration, my colleague Mary Trainor and I headed south to Jacksonville, Florida recently for the 6th Annual Right Whale F

REPORT: Wanted – Dead or Alive - Exposing Online Wildlife Trade

Tue, 11/25/2014
The shocking scale of online wildlife trade shows that the internet poses a real

The shocking scale of online wildlife trade shows that the internet poses a real threat to wildlife.Today, IFAW releases the report Wanted – Dead or Alive; Exposing Online Wildlife Trade and the scale of the trade is truly staggering.<

La collaboration internationale et inter-agences au cœur de la lutte contre le trafic d'espèces sauvages

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Fri, 11/21/2014
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À l'issue d'un atelier de formation destiné à développer les compétences des forces de l'ordre des États de la corne de l'Afrique, les participants se sont accordés sur l'importance d'une meilleure coopération au niveau international afin de lutter efficacement contre le trafic d'espèces sauvages.

Press Location: 
Addis Abeba, Éthiopie
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Jacqueline Nyagah, Communications Manager (IFAW East Africa)
Kathleen Garrigan (AWF)
Ahmad Abou-Zahra (IFAW Middle East)
Ato Mohammed Hussein ((Ethiopian Conservation and Wildlife Authority)
Contact phone: 
+254 20 3870540
+1 202 939 3326
+971 4 351 7479
+251 911780366
Contact mobile: 
+254 722 607 640
+1 912 661 4962

Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed

Publication Date: 
Mon, 11/24/2014
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Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed

A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale.

A shocking report released today by the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) shows how thousands of endangered species are bought and sold online, many advertised without any form of supporting documentation.

Press Location: 
Washington, D.C
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius (IFAW Southern Africa)
Cynthia Carson (IFAW US)
Contact phone: 
+27 21 701 8642
202-536-1921
Contact mobile: 
+27 82 330 2558

International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Trafficking

Publication Date: 
Fri, 11/21/2014
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Extensive collaboration and cooperation at an international level are key ingredients in fighting wildlife trafficking wildlife law enforcers agreed at the conclusion of a training workshop to increase capacity and expertise in the Horn of Africa.

The workshop began on Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and was hosted by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF), and Interpol.

Press Location: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Jacqueline Nyagah, Communications Manager (IFAW East Africa)
Kathleen Garrigan (AWF)
Ahmad Abou-Zahra (IFAW Middle East)
Ato Mohammed Hussein ((Ethiopian Conservation and Wildlife Authority)
Contact phone: 
+254 20 3870540
+1 202 939 3326
+971 4 351 7479
+251 911780366
Contact mobile: 
+254 722 607 640
+1 912 661 4962

South Africa, Rhino Poaching Hits Record Level

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Fri, 11/21/2014
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Rhino poaching has hit record levels in South Africa with 1020 rhinoceros poached for their horn to date in 2014.

The latest statistics were announced by the Department of Environmental Affairs earlier today in their monthly report on poaching of rhino, arrests of poachers, couriers and members of poaching syndicates. So far this year 344 people have been arrested in connection with crimes related to rhino poaching.

The world famous Kruger National Park (KNP) has been the worst hit by poaching with 672 of its rhinos poached in the past 10 months.

Press Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius (IFAW Southern Africa)
Contact phone: 
+27 21 701 8642
Contact mobile: 
+27 82 330 2558
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