17 Critically endangered stranded turtles are released in Florida

Fri, 03/27/2015
This was a record year with over 1,200 sea turtles stranding on Cape Cod beaches

This was a record year with over 1,200 sea turtles stranding on Cape Cod beaches.

Katelyn Olsson, IFAW's Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Americorps team member filed this post about her efforts in this recent turtle rescue and release. -- KP

DFO covers up value of products from the 2014 commercial seal hunt

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Fri, 03/27/2015
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In an unprecedented move, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is refusing to release the quantity and landed value of products from the 2014 commercial seal hunt in what IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) believes to be a cover up.

Press Location: 
Toronto, ON
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Michelle Cliffe (IFAW CA)
Contact phone: 
1 647 986 4329
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WhaleFest: een bijzonder festival voor bijzondere dieren

Wed, 03/25/2015
De auteur op WhaleFest.

De auteur op WhaleFest.

Ooit de adem van een walvis geroken?

Ik wel, en het rook heel sterk naar vis! Tijdens mijn walvisexcursie voelde ik me een echte detective. Ik rook al dat hij in de buurt was voordat ik hem zag, en volgde zijn stinkende spoor …

Op die bewuste boottocht hebben we uiteindelijk geen walvis gezien, maar ik was in de zevende hemel – ik had een walvis geróken.

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Ukraine update: Armed gunmen rough up shelter staff, shoot a dog

Fri, 03/27/2015
Shot dog recovering

Shot dog recovering

For many months, danger and chaos have been a part of daily life at the Gorlovka animal shelter in Eastern Ukraine.  And then one day, things got even worse.

Armed gunmen invaded the shelter and stole any supplies they wanted.  They beat all of the shelter workers and fired their weapons at the animals. 

IFAW STATEMENT ON: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia black rhino trophies

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Thu, 03/26/2015
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Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American sport hunters who paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for the opportunity to kill a critically endangered black rhino, of which only 5,000 remain in the world.

Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Cynthia Carson (IFAW US)
Contact phone: 
202-536-1921
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IFAW STATEMENT ON: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia black rhino trophies

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Thu, 03/26/2015
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia black rhino trophies

Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American sport hunters who paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for the opportunity to kill a critically endangered black rhino, of which only 5,000 remain in the world.

Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Cynthia Carson (IFAW US)
Contact phone: 
(202) 536-1921
Contact email: 

Sommet sur le commerce illégal d’espèces sauvages : entre progrès et promesses non-tenues

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Wed, 03/25/2015
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En dépit d’importantes avancées dans la lutte contre le trafic d’espèces sauvages, la conférence internationale qui s’est tenue au plus haut niveau aujourd’hui au Botswana se solde surtout par de graves manquements aux engagements pris par de nombreux pays il y a 13 mois à peine pour mettre fin à ce fléau.

Press Location: 
Le Cap, Afrique du Sud
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius (IFAW Afrique australe)
Contact phone: 
+27 82 330 2558
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Botswana-Konferenz gegen illegalen Wildtierhandel: Fortschritt und gebrochene Versprechen

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Thu, 03/26/2015
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Gestern ging in Kasane, Botswana, eine hochrangige Konferenz gegen den illegalen Wildtierhandel zu Ende. Trotz einiger wichtiger Fortschritte lautet die traurige Bilanz, dass fast die Hälfte der Länder, die vor 13 Monaten ein gemeinsames Vorgehen gegen Wildtierkriminalität beschlossen hatten, ihre Absichtserklärungen nicht eingehalten haben. 

Press Location: 
Hamburg
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Dörte von der Reith
Contact phone: 
040-86650033
Contact mobile: 
0160-90486493
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野生生物の危機について熟考するために各国首脳が集結

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Thu, 03/19/2015
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世界各国の政府は来週、ボツワナのカサネで開催される2つの会議で、ゾウを保護し、違法な野生生物取引を阻止するための最近の取り組みの成功や失敗を振り返ります。

3月23日月曜日のアフリカゾウ・サミットでは、象牙の世界的需要による野生のゾウの密猟を削減するために2013年12月に合意された対策の進捗状況を議論、検討します。

Press Location: 
南アフリカ、ケープタウン
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
クリスティーナ・プレトリウス(IFAW南アフリカ)
Contact phone: 
+27 82 330 2558
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