Belgium’s elephant ivory crush will create ripples throughout Europe

Apr 9 2014
Belgium’s elephant ivory crush will create ripples throughout Europe

IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes speaking at the Belgium ivory crush.Worldwide momentum is building, with the Belgian government the latest to heed our call to destroy stockpiles of confiscated illegal ivory. Our collective resonating gestures will make the world understand that the very survival of elephants depends on ending the ivory trade.

The deafening impact of oil & gas development in the Mid-Atlantic

Apr 8 2014
The deafening impact of oil & gas development in the Mid-Atlantic

An oil rig can be seen billowing smoke in the distance as a whale surfaces in the foreground.Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales migrate every year along the East Coast, but newly proposed seismic airgun testing for oil and gas deposits in these waters threatens to make this journey rather perilous.

Removing deadly snares, a threat to tigers and their prey

Apr 8 2014
Removing deadly snares, a threat to tigers and their prey

Snare materials the team had removed during their efforts.Over three months, 100 separate patrols took to the forests in Hunchun, China’s North East, a region bordering Russia’s Far East. They logged more than 400 hours and covered more than 800 square kilometers.

Cacophony of ocean noise is not music to a whale’s ear

Apr 8 2014
A humpback whale breaching.

A breaching humpback whale.Whales face more challenges than ever before; commercial whaling, ship strikes, and entanglement, are the common culprits, and as our oceans become increasingly crowded, and therefore increasingly noisier, ocean noise pollution is joining those ranks.