When it comes to community dog ownership, paying close attention pays off

Mon, 09/22/2014
Knowing which dogs are locally owned/roaming versus stray helps dog management.

Can you tell whether these dogs are strays or locally owned? Knowing the difference helps local dog management efforts.

Working on humane dog management with communities who are generally underserviced means a couple of things.

WATCH: Dubai airport passengers say no to ivory

Mon, 09/15/2014
Survey of Dubai airport passengers shows overwhelming support for ivory ban.

IFAW’s campaign with Ministry of Environment and Water in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai Police, and Dubai International Airport aims to reduce the demand on ivory worldwide.In a way to measure the impact of our "Ivory smuggling leads to prosecution" campaign against the ill

IWC65: International Whaling Commission news roundup from Portoroz Slovenia

Mon, 09/15/2014
IWC65: International Whaling Commission news roundup

The International Fund for Animal Welfare has been an active and vocal NGO observer of the proceedings at the International Whaling Commission meeting nearly as long as they have allowed NGOs though the doors...And this year is no exception.

The meeting is held biannually, each alternating year now in a new location. 

This 65th gathering of 80+ member states is being held in Portoroz, Slovenia.

Throughout this week's meeting in the Storify below, I'll gather IFAW postings and related news articles.

EU governments lead global protest against Icelandic Whaling

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Mon, 09/15/2014
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archive photo © IFAW

Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and increased harvest of whales… and to its ongoing international trade in whale products.”

The diplomatic move was welcomed by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare– www.ifaw.org).

Press Location: 
Brussels, Belgium
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
Contact mobile: 
+32 (0)473 86 34 61
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Today is a turning point for sharks

Sun, 09/14/2014
Today is a turning point for sharks

Oceanic whitetip shark, one of the most threatened sharks. © R. SonntagThere is the International Day of the Dog, the World Oceans Day and the Day of the Porpoise.

As far as we are concerned, September 14 is International Shark Day.

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Important Day for Sharks as New Protection Measures go into Action

Publication Date: 
Sun, 09/14/2014
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Important Day for Sharks as New Protection  Measures go into Action
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Important Day for Sharks as New Protection  Measures go into Action

Conservationists have called for 14th September to be declared World Shark Day, as a landmark decision to better protect sharks goes into action today.

It is estimated that up to 100-million sharks are killed each year for the voracious shark fin trade that supports the luxury soup trade in the Far East, while others like the porbeagle shark have been hunted to the point of being “critically endangered in the North East Atlantic” for consumption on European dinner tables.

Press Location: 
Hamburg, Germany
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius (IFAW Southern Africa)
Contact phone: 
+27 21 701 8642
Contact mobile: 
+27 82 330 2558
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Eine neue Tierärztin für unser Tierarztprojekt in Hamburg

Wed, 09/03/2014

Seit Mai 2014 haben wir eine neue Ärztin für unser Tierarztprojekt in Hamburg. Leider musste die bei allen so beliebte Veterinärin Alexandra Wenzel aus privaten Gründen aufhören, was wir sehr bedauern. Alle Klienten, Vierbeiner und auch wir vermissen sie und wünschen ihr alles Liebe und Gute!

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Kenya : développement du projet de conservation du corridor de Kitenden

Thu, 09/04/2014
Kenya : développement du projet de conservation du corridor de Kitenden

Un peu plus d’un an après avoir signé un bail avec les propriétaires du ranch collectif d’Olgulului-Ololarashi (OOGR) visant à protéger un important corridor pour les éléphants, me voici de retour à Amboseli.