Squawking Result as CITES Places African grey Parrots top of the Protection Pecking Order

Publication Date: 
Oct 2 2016
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Squawking Result as CITES Places African grey Parrots top of the Protection Peck

African grey parrots flew to the top of the pecking order today as CITES voted decisively to uplist wild populations to Appendix I thus ending their international commercial trade.

IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to end commercial trade in African grey parrots.

Press Location: 
Johannesburg, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW South Africa
Eleonora Panella, IFAW EU
Contact phone: 
+27 82 330 2558
+32 2 237 60 52

CITES takes a Byte out of Wildlife Cybercrime

Publication Date: 
Sep 30 2016
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CITES takes a Byte out of Wildlife Cybercrime

Wildlife cybercriminals will be under more scrutiny than ever following the commitment by all 183 Parties to CITES, to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade.

The decision was taken at a high level meeting held during the CoP17 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) being held in Johannesburg, South Africa this week.

Press Location: 
Johannesburg, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW South Africa
Eleonora Panella, IFAW EU
Contact phone: 
+27 82 330 2558
+32 2 237 60 52

No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary macaques

Publication Date: 
Sep 28 2016
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No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary mac

IFAW welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give greater protection to Barbary macaques by transferring them from Appendix II to Appendix I – thus giving the species greater protection from international trade.

“This is a critical step in preventing a further decline in Barbary macaque populations,” says Rikkert Reijnen, Senior Project Lead, Wildlife Trade at IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare).

Press Location: 
Johannesburg, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW South Africa
Eleonora Panella, IFAW EU
Contact phone: 
+27 82 330 2558
+32 2 237 60 52

Pangolins win at CITES

Publication Date: 
Sep 28 2016
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Pangolins win at CITES
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Pangolins win at CITES

Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg decided that the most illegally traded mammal in the world urgently needs protection from further over-exploitation. All eight pangolin species are being transferred from Appendix II to Appendix I – thus prohibiting any international commercial trade with pangolin parts.

Press Location: 
Johannesburg, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW South Africa
Eleonora Panella, IFAW EU
Contact phone: 
+27 (0) 82 330 2558
+32 2 237 60 52

INTERPOL and IFAW announce expanded wildlife crime enforcement network at tenBoma CITES event

Publication Date: 
Sep 28 2016
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INTERPOL and IFAW announce expanded wildlife crime enforcement network at tenBom

Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES side event as INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announce their cooperation on IFAW’s tenBoma initiative in Kenya, which represents an important expansion of their longstanding collaboration combatting global wildlife trafficking.

Press Location: 
Johannesburg, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW Southern Africa
INTERPOL Press Office, Lyon, France
Contact phone: 
+27 82 330 2558
+33 4 72 44 00 00

Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act

Publication Date: 
Jun 7 2016
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Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act

Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act would bring long-overdue amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada, ban the sale of cat and dog fur in Canada;  and ban the importation of shark fink into Canada.  

Please download a copy of our infographic on how this important Bill will help protect animals in Canada. 

IFAW北京猛禽救助中心年报(2001-2011)

Publication Date: 
Apr 6 2012
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IFAW北京猛禽救助中心年报(BRRC, 2001-2011)

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Don’t delist Yellowstone grizzly bears

Jun 23 2017
While grizzly bears have undeniably recovered from near extinction, removing ESA

While grizzly bears have undeniably recovered from near extinction, removing ESA protection is premature. PHOTO: © IFAW/S. CookThe US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced plans yesterday to delist Yellowstone grizzly bears from the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Protecting bees this Pollinator Week

Jun 23 2017
Protecting bees this Pollinator Week

Here at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s International Operations Centre on Cape Cod, we keep bees. Walking through the windowed hallways, every now and then you’ll spy a coworker suited up in white as small honey bees buzz around them.

Визит Губернатора

Jun 23 2017

7 июня 2017 года Губернатор Астраханской области Александр Жилкин в рамках плана мероприятий, посвященных Году экологии и особо охраняемых природных территорий, посетил Заказник «Степной», находящийся под управлением Службы природопользования и охраны окружающей среды и входящий в систему ООПТ Области.