Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government launches consultation

Publication Date: 
Oct 6 2017
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Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government

As the Government launches a public consultation on a UK ivory trade ban, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomes the move and calls on the UK public, as well as politicians, to support increased protection for elephants which are being decimated for the ivory trade.

 

Elephant populations are at an all-time low with the species facing extinction due to the ivory poaching crisis which is killing at least 20,000 elephants each year.

 

Press Location: 
London, UK
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Press Contact: 
Clare Sterling, IFAW UK
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+44 7917 507717
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IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife

Publication Date: 
Aug 24 2017
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IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife

With illegal wildlife trade being one of the most serious threats to biodiversity, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Moroccan government’s High Commission for Water, Forests, and Combating Desertification (HCEFLCD) are announcing a partnership to strengthen the protection of wildlife and habitats.

Press Location: 
Al Rabat, Morocco
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Press Contact: 
Dima Abo Kous, Campaigns Officer, IFAW-MENA
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+971 55 342 6996
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IFAW urges action to reduce ocean noise pollution to protect marine mammals

Publication Date: 
Jul 12 2017
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Governments and the shipping industry need to take urgent action to stop underwater noise is the message of a new movie Sonic Sea by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and National Defense Council (NRDC) screened today 12th of July in the premises of the Lisbon Aquarium in the Expo Area. The event brings together stakeholders from relevant ministries and marine institutions, shipping industry and port authorities to discuss the threat to marine life and possible solutions.

Press Location: 
Lisbon, Portugal
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Press Contact: 
Eleonora Panella, EU Office
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+32 472 58 23 72
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New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on whales and dolphins

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Jul 7 2017
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The seismic industry could reduce its impact on the marine environment, particularly on sound-sensitive whales and dolphins, by using new technology during oil and gas exploration, new research has found.

 

Press Location: 
London, UK
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Press Contact: 
Clare Sterling, IFAW UK
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+44 (0)7917 507717
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Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory

Publication Date: 
Jul 6 2017
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Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory

Hong Kong has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 tonnes of ivory tusks disguised in a container of frozen fish.

 

The seizure was made on Tuesday, 4th July, Hong Kong customs officials announced today, and three people have been arrested. The ivory tusks were found hidden beneath boxes of frozen fish in a shipping container from Malaysia.

 

Press Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
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Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW South Africa
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+27 82 330 2558
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Jason Bell appointed IFAW Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare

Publication Date: 
Jul 5 2017
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Jason Bell appointed IFAW Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare

IFAW has appointed South African Jason Bell as Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare.

In his new role, Bell will lead all of IFAW programmatic work in the areas of Landscape Conservation, Community Animals, Animal Rescue, Marine Mammal Conservation and Wildlife Trade.

Previously Bell was Regional Director, Southern Africa and Director of IFAW’s Elephants Programme which has since evolved to become the Landscape Conservation Programme. Most recently he served as Vice President for International Operations.

Press Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
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Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW South Africa
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+27 82 330 2558
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#NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade

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Jul 3 2017
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#NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade

A new campaign to end the sales of ivory in Europe is being launched today by the International Fund for Animal welfare. Elephants are in crisis.

Press Location: 
Brussels, Belgium
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Press Contact: 
Eleonora Panella-IFAW EU
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+32 472 52.23.72
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IFAW names Sonja Van Tichelen Vice President of International Operations

Publication Date: 
Jun 28 2017
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IFAW names Sonja Van Tichelen Vice President of International Operations

Today International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) promoted Sonja Van Tichelen from European Union (EU) Regional Director to Vice President of International Operations to develop strategies that effectively address pressing international animal welfare and conservation concerns.

 

Press Location: 
Washington, DC
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Sylvie Vandereyd, Executive & Communications Assistant, EU Office
Kerry Branon, Communications Manager
Contact phone: 
+32 2 230 97 17
+1 508 744 2068

Ifaw's investment for years in Kenya is finally paying off by an elephant populations increase in Tsavos

Publication Date: 
Jun 21 2017
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Ifaw's investment for years in Kenya is finally paying off by an elephant popula

Elephant populations in the Tsavos have increased to 12, 866 in the last three years. This is according to the aerial elephant census results officially announced at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters by Director General Kitili Mbathi. Results of the 2014 census indicated numbers at 11, 076.

Press Location: 
Nairobi, Kenya
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Jacqueline Nyagah, Communications Manager - IFAW, East Africa
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+254 722 607640
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Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet

Publication Date: 
Jun 14 2017
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Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet

Illegal wildlife traders may be turning their attention to the Darknet, a new INTERPOL research report has found.

Experts from the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation found limited, but clear evidence of criminals using the Darknet to sell illicit wildlife products from critically endangered species such as rhino horn, elephant ivory and tiger parts and products.

Press Location: 
London, UK
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Press Contact: 
Tania McCrea-Steele, Global Wildlife Project Lead – IFAW UK
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+44 (o) 7801 613 520
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