Can you be an Animal Ambassador?

May 23 2014
Can you be an Animal Ambassador?

We need you!Do you ever wish you could really stand up for animals?

Do you want to do something in addition to signing petitions and letters?

We need you!

Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 2)

May 23 2014
Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 2)

After decades of campaigning, we at the International Fund for Animal Welfare have celebrated concurrent major victories regarding whales and seals at the International Court of Justice and World Trade Organization, respectively.

As we look back in retrospect, we are reminded that campaigns that otherwise operate independently of one another can unfold similarly over time.

This is part two in a series addressing the dynamics of two historic campaigns.

Largest-ever Amur tiger release in Russia hopes to signal species return

May 23 2014
Largest-ever Amur tiger release in Russia hopes to signal species return

IFAW staff on the ground in Russia were able to provide Reuters with these shots.

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Rétrospective sur la victoire des phoques et des baleines, une source d’inspiration pour les générations futures (1e partie)

May 22 2014
Rétrospective sur la victoire des phoques et des baleines, une source d’inspirat

Après plusieurs dizaines années de lutte acharnée, le Fonds international pour la protection des animaux (IFAW) célèbre deux grandes victoires : la Cour international de justice (CIJ) et l’Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC) se sont prononcées respectivement en faveur de la protection des baleines et des phoques.

Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 1)

May 22 2014
Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 1)

After decades of campaigning, we at the International Fund for Animal Welfare have celebrated concurrent major victories regarding whales and seals at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and World Trade Organization (WTO), respectively.

As we look back in retrospect, we are reminded that campaigns that otherwise operate independently of one another can unfold similarly over time.

This is part one in a two-part series addressing the dynamics of two historic campaigns.

Northern Dogs Project begins new season caring for animals in remote Canadian communities

May 27 2014
Northern Dogs Project provides vital animal care to Northern Canada

Northern Dogs vet tech reviving new born puppy.It’s that time of year again when the Northern Dogs team, including the vet team, head north to provide services to the communities with whom IFAW partners.

WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban

Publication Date: 
May 22 2014
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WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
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WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban

IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO found that moral considerations — including concerns about animal welfare — can justify trade restrictions. As a consequence only small adjustment will need to be made.

Press Location: 
OTTAWA
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Dörte von der Reith (IFAW Germany)
Michelle Cliffe (IFAW Canada)
Contact phone: 
49.(0)40.866.50033
(647) 986-4329

WTO affirms EU ban on seal products

May 22 2014
WTO hält am EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenerzeugnisse fest

The finding of the WTO Appellate Body is another damaging blow to the sealing industry: The EU ban on seal products can remain.

WTO affirms EU ban on seal products

May 22 2014
WTO affirms EU ban on seal products

The finding of the WTO Appellate Body is another damaging blow to the sealing industry: The EU ban on seal products can remain.

Die WTO bestätigt das EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenprodukte

Publication Date: 
May 22 2014
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Robbenprodukte bleiben in der EU verboten
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Robbenprodukte bleiben in der EU verboten

Das Berufungsgremium der Welthandelsorganisation (WTO) hat soeben entschieden, dass das EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenprodukte den WTO-Richtlinien entspricht. Wie bereits in der ersten Instanz befand die WTO, dass moralische Erwägungen, auch Bedenken im Tierschutz, Handelsbeschränkungen rechtfertigen können. Kanada und Norwegen hatten das Handelsverbot angefochten.

Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Dörte von der Reith
Contact phone: 
+49 (0) 866 500 33
Contact mobile: 
+49 (0) 160 9048 6493
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