Les douanes belges s’apprêtent à détruire 1,5 tonne d’ivoire sous les applaudissements

Mon, 04/07/2014
Les douanes belges s’apprêtent à détruire 1,5 tonne d’ivoire sous les applaudiss

Le « plat pays » pourrait bien soulever des montagnes en détruisant la totalité de son stock d’ivoire, qui serait supérieur à 1,5 tonne selon les premières estimations.

La Belgique ne recensant que 11 millions d’habitants, cette énorme quantité d’ivoire semble indiquer que le pays sert de plaque tournante dans le trafic d’ivoire entre l’Afrique et l’Asie.

Spotlight India: elephants readied for final trip back to the wild

Wed, 04/09/2014
The small herd of orphan elephants are scheduled to move To Manas National Park

The small herd of orphan elephants are scheduled to move To Manas National Park tomorrow. © IFAW-WTI/S.Bhattacharjee

The countdown has started. The IFAW-WTI team is busy making last minute arrangements for the most memorable “Jumbo journey” of the year. 

The sad death of a pregnant elephant

Wed, 04/02/2014
The sad death of a pregnant elephant

The one unanswered question in our midst was how callous the individual responsible was to spear an obviously pregnant female elephant.

Belgium’s elephant ivory crush will create ripples throughout Europe

Wed, 04/09/2014
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

Tue, 04/08/2014
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.