Spotlight India: kids imagination runs wild during “Art for Elephants” pilot

Tue, 02/19/2013
AAE India project lead Dhiresh Joshi at the Art for Elephants workshop_Rupa Gand

AAE India project lead Dhiresh Joshi at the Art for Elephants workshop.Ever imagined a flying elephant with sleek wings, not our dear friend Dumbo or a rock star with headphones?

When working with kids, the sky is not the limit.

Happy almost 40th Anniversary to the Endangered Species Act!

Tue, 02/19/2013
This year the Endangered Species Act turns 40.

This year the Endangered Species Act turns 40.This year the Endangered Species Act (ESA) turns 40.

As card-carrying members of the Endangered Species Coalition, we at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) are proud to be a part of the celebration. 

At World Trade Organisation Public Briefing, evidence against commercial seal hunting is clear

Tue, 02/19/2013
At World Trade Organisation Public Briefing, evidence against commercial seal hu

On day one of the Public Hearing at the World Trade Organization, the European Commission fiercely defended the EU seal ban; making a stand that commercial seal hunts are "inherently" inhumane.

All together in one room at the WTO in Geneva, pro-sealers and seal protectors, trade lawyers and country representatives, listened first to Canada, then Norway try to defend the indefensible.

The Tiertafel veterinary project in Germany, an interim assessment

Mon, 02/18/2013
Two months after the operation Bella and her owner are both very happy!

Two months after the operation Bella and her owner are both very happy!The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has supported Tiertafel Deutschland e.V. since 2008. It is a charity that helps people who can no longer afford to provide their pets with a suitable diet. Most of these people are recipients of social benefits and senior citizens.

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WTO hearings: Canada and Norway challenge EU over seal product regulations

Tue, 02/19/2013
IFAW's Sheryl Fink taking notes from the World Trade Organisation meeting in Gen

IFAW's Sheryl Fink taking notes from the World Trade Organisation meeting in Geneva.Monday February 18th was the first of three days of hearings at the World Trade Organization (WTO), where Canada and Norway are challenging the European Union over the legislation regulating the importation and sale of seal products.

Collaring Amboseli Elephants in bid to Secure Critical Habitat, Mitigate Conflict

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Tue, 02/19/2013
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Collaring Amboseli Elephants in bid to Secure Critical Habitat, Mitigate Conflic

Six pre-selected elephants will be fitted with GPS satellite collars starting today in the 8,797 km2 Amboseli landscape by a team of scientists, researchers and veterinarians from Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) and School of Field Studies (SFS). The collaring exercise is estimated to cost US$ 100,000 jointly funded by partners. 

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AMBOSELI, KENYA
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Press Contact: 
Elizabeth Wamba (IFAW EA)
Paul Muya (KWS)
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+254-722 882124
+254-720-822442
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Das IFAW-Tierarztprojekt bei der Tiertafel: eine Zwischenbilanz

Mon, 02/18/2013
Bella und ihr Frauchen 2 Monate nach der OP - beide sind happy!

Bella und ihr Frauchen 2 Monate nach der OP - beide sind happy!Der IFAW unterstützt seit 2008 die Tiertafel Deutschland e.V. Dort wird Menschen geholfen, die sich die artgerechte Ernährung ihrer Haustiere nicht mehr leisten können. Meistens handelt es sich dabei um Hartz-IV-Empfänger und Rentner. Ihre Haustiere sind für diese Menschen wichtige Sozialpartner und Freunde.

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Kanada geht gegen EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenprodukte bei der WTO vor

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Mon, 02/18/2013
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2009: IFAW-Mitarbeiter bejubeln das Robben-Handelsverbot des EU-Parlaments
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2009: IFAW-Mitarbeiter bejubeln das Robben-Handelsverbot des EU-Parlaments

Heute beginnt in Genf die erste Anhörung zum EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenprodukte vor der WTO (Welthandelsorganisation). Kanada und Norwegen fechten das 2009 vom EU-Parlament beschlossene Gesetz an und werden heute ihre Argumente vor dem Schlichtungsausschuss der WTO vorbringen. Die EU wird das Handelsverbot verteidigen.

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Hamburg
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Press Contact: 
Dörte von der Reith
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040-86650033
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0160-90486493
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A wish for a happy and prosperous Year of the Snake, with a caveat

Mon, 02/11/2013
Image source: Geograph.co.uk

I have just returned from a week-long trip to Beijing where International Fund for Animal Welfare staff met with government officials and representatives from the private sector to plan how best to dampen rising demand for ivory.

There is a festive atmosphere in Beijing in anticipation of celebrations of the new Chinese New Year, the Year of the Snake. 

I was fortunate enough to meet with a large number of IFAW supporters who are committed to the goal of arresting the killing of elephants for their ivory. 

Let’s take polar bears off of the trading block

Mon, 02/18/2013
The planet’s remaining  polar bears are headed towards the precipic

The planet’s remaining polar bears are headed towards the precipice of extinction.The planet’s remaining 20,000-25,000 polar bears are headed towards the precipice of extinction—one part at a time.  While habitat loss due to climate change still remains the biggest threat to the survival of polar bears, more than ever before, its paws, teeth, skull