The first hearing on the EU’s controversial ban on seal products begins Monday in Geneva at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The three members of the WTO’s dispute settlement panel established for this case will hear arguments from Can Read more »
A new Environics poll commissioned by Humane Society International and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org)shows that the vast majority of Canadians support the proposal to prohibit the international commercial trade of polar Read more »
The seizure of two tons of ivory in Mombasa, Kenya today has helped cement East Africa's growing reputation as a clearing house for the bloody illegal ivory trade.
Media today reported Kenya police had intercepted the largest ever haul Read more »
The Zambian game hunting industry appears to be in disarray following the suspension of licences and the apparent firing of top officials within the country’s Wildlife Authority (ZAWA).
In December, Zambia’s Minister of Tourism and Arts, Read more »
Reports today suggest that Tanzania has decided to withdraw its controversial proposal to sell over 100 000kg of ivory to China and Japan. The proposal was due to be debated in March at the next CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endange Read more »
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WHAT: EU Environment Ministers are invited to receive a free Polar Bear Christmas Read more »
Yesterday the German Bundestag voted by a large majority in favor of a cross-party resolution for improving the protection of elephants. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has long demanded such a resolution due to Read more »
The new Environment Action Programme adopted today is a clear signal that the environment remains a priority for the European Union. However, the continued unsustainable use and abuse of wildlife calls for more urgent and drastic measures than those Read more »
Today’s giant 1,3 tonne ivory seizure in Hong Kong raises the tally of contraband ivory confiscated in the Chinese city to over five tonnes – in less than four weeks.
On 20 October Hong Kong officials seized a record smashing 3,81 tonnes Read more »
More than 80 elephants in Zimbabwe have been poisoned with cyanide -- the latest victims of poachers keen to feed soaring global demand for illegally trafficked ivory. read more
Malawi hails IFAW for initiative to protect wildlife at Liwonde National Park aimed at decreasing poaching pressure; launched with government optimism the project will also reduce human, wildlife conflicts in the area. See the original article
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