It’s no ‘fluke’ that Japanese whaling was banned: it’s just not science

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Mié, 04/01/2015
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(Sydney, 30 March) Tomorrow marks 12 months since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Japan to stop killing whales in the Antarctic, saying its whaling programme was not research, just commercial slaughter which violated an International Whaling Commission global moratorium.

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Russian wildlife seized in illegal trade deserve a chance to be wild again

Lun, 04/06/2015
A rehabilitated Gyrfalcon goes back to the wild. Photo © IFAW

A rehabilitated Gyrfalcon goes back to the wild. Photo © IFAW

Last Christmas Eve, an injured Gyrfalcon was discovered near Moscow.

Across the wire, the Liwonde Elephant Habitat Project

Lun, 04/06/2015
Poorly maintained fences provide fodder for snares.

Poorly maintained fences provide fodder for snares.Kilometers of unmaintained fences in Africa meant to protect wildlife are providing the raw materials for deadly devices leading to their demise.

Wire vandalised from boundary fences is used to create silent snares for indiscriminate poaching in places such as Liwonde National Park, Malawi’s flagship protected area.

Building a brighter future for elephants at Amboseli National Park

Mié, 04/01/2015
Building a brighter future for elephants at Amboseli National Park

Elephants are a keystone species, maintaining the balance of all other species in the ecosystem.Growing up just outside of London, the closest I ever got to seeing a wild animal was squirrels in my back garden and the deer in Richmond Park.

Oregon’s efforts to protect elephants and rhinos

Mar, 03/31/2015
Oregon bill SB 913 would make trading animal parts including elephant ivory, rhi

Oregon bill SB 913 would make trading animal parts including elephant ivory, rhinoceros horns or products made from either an offense in the state.This week, the Oregon bill SB 913 was heard in the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee.

Check out how well our favorite mama dog Kiki is doing!

Mié, 04/01/2015
“I don’t know where they got those greenish-greyish eyes – I swear!!” says mama

“I don’t know where they got those greenish-greyish eyes – I swear!!” says mama Kiki.Today I received a bunch of new photos from Dr. Erika Flores to update me on how the little family of mother dog and eight puppies that she’s currently fostering are doing. The pups look like they have almost doubled in size!

Paarungszeit für Wölfe in Polen

Mar, 03/31/2015
Paarungszeit für Wölfe in Polen

Seit 2001 beobachtet Wolfsexpertin Dr. Sabina Nowak unter anderem für den IFAW die Rückkehr der Wölfe in Westpolen und studiert ihre Ernährungsweise und Populationsdynamik. Jetzt haben Sabina und ihr Kollege Robert Mysłajek von einer ihrer Expeditionen neue Erkenntnisse und Fotos mitgebracht:

Inondations au Malawi : l’espoir envers et contre tous

Mié, 02/18/2015
Inondations au Malawi : l’espoir envers et contre tous

Le bétail a été regroupé près de la ligne des hautes eaux.Le mois dernier, des inondations d’une ampleur sans précédent ont frappé le Malawi, un petit pays situé au sud de l’Afrique.

Malawi First in SADC to Torch Ivory Stockpiles

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Mar, 03/31/2015
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Malawi’s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the right to the sell their stockpiles.

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