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10th June 2014 Sonja Van Tichelen
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Read more »
A Canadian harp seal pup on the ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. c. IFAW
3rd June 2014 Sheryl Fink
Now that the excitement has settled, I thought it would be good to reflect on the recent ruling by the WTO Appellate Body, Read more »
5 Instagram photos from our efforts for animals around the world
28th May 2014 J.C. Bouvier
#Animals? We've got those. Below are just a few highlights from recent IFAW program efforts from around the world. Be Read more »
Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 2)
23rd May 2014 Azzedine Downes
After decades of campaigning, we at the International Fund for Animal Welfare have celebrated concurrent major victories Read more »
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10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
9th May 2014
For Mother’s Day, IFAW is sharing some video of mothers and young of the species we protect. --ED Harp seals give Watch Video »
22nd November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Watch Video »
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Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively
28th October 2014
The Norwegian government has announced it will consider a move to stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt citing the need to manage “economic priorities.” “This is brilliant news thatcould save tens of thousands of seal Read more »
Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards
21st October 2014
Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org). IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baron Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
IFAW Condemns Demand to Reopen Whitecoat Hunt
25th April 2014
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted. According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Sole Read more »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14th April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never com Read more »
Animal Welfare Not a Trade Barrier says WTO in EU Seal Case
25th November 2013
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) today released its first panel ruling on animal welfare in the trade dispute between  Canada and Norway challenging the European Union regulation forbidding the placing on the market of seal products derived fr Read more »
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The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
20th June 2014 by
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
8th March 2014 by
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
IFAW WTO Seal briefing
12th March 2013 by
The EU legislation being challenged by Canada and Norway is Regulation (EC) No. 1007/2009, also known as the “EU s Read more »
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs
12th March 2013 by
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs. Read more »
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European Union stands strong in defending their seal trade ban
25th April 2013 by Barbara Slee
We got great news today that the European Union’s General Court in Luxembourg upheld the EU seal trade ban. There was Read more »
The EU population does care strongly about the welfare of seals and would regard
24th April 2013 by Barbara Slee
The second round of hearings at the World Trade Organization (WTO) get underway next week in Geneva. The European Commission Read more »
Juvenile harbor seal born this year (probably 1-3 months old) Local Cape residen
10th April 2013 by Misty Niemeyer
The phone started ringing at 7 am with reports of young seals on several beaches, and calls continued to come in all day. Read more »
Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt Opens Despite No Quota, No Demand
9th April 2013 by
Canada’s commercial seal hunt opens off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador today, despite a lack of demand for Read more »
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