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The bad ship Alma
16th April 2014 Robbie Marsland
Kristján Loftsson is a whaler in Iceland. Or rather, he’s the whaler in Iceland. It’s been interesting Read more »
9 ICJ whale ruling questions answered: Will Japan abide by the judgement?
15th April 2014 Matt Collis
Japan's spokesperson addresses the media after the World Court decision pic.twitter.com/4TECt1P0AP — Patrick R. Read more »
IMO adopts new guidelines that could make the ocean a quieter place for whales
11th April 2014 Vassili Papastavrou
There is a chance that the oceans could soon become a quieter place for whales. The International Maritime Organization (IMO Read more »
Why South Africa should not legalize rhino horn
10th April 2014 Jason Bell
All arguments in support of regulated trade in rhino horn are theoretical at best, with highly questionable predictions Read more »
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3rd March 2014
This morning the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made a wonderful announcement, that Belgium would be Watch Video »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
10th January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Watch Video »
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World Court: Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is illegal and must end
31st March 2014
(The Hague, Netherlands – 31 March 2014) – Delivering its judgment on Australia’s case against Japan, which saw evidence presented during a three-week hearing last June, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) today found that Japa Read more »
 EU hears concerns about marine mammals over the disturbance of seismic surveys
12th March 2014
Conservationists including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), OceanCare (www.oceancare.org) and NRDC (www.nrdc.org) welcome today's vote in the European Parliament to make underwater noise pollution related to  Read more »
3rd December 2013
At an international polar bear forum this week marking the 40th anniversary of the “Agreement on the Conservation of the Polar Bear”, the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) called on the EU to go further in addressing the threat Read more »
15th November 2013
The European Union’s 7th Environmental Action Plan, also known as a General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020, was approved today by the EU Council. The theme of the plan is ‘living well, within the limits of our planet’. A Read more »
1st July 2013
Croatia today became the 28th member of the European Union in a move that bodes well for animals in Croatia and in the remaining 27 countries of the EU. “Croatia has some excellent animal welfare legislation. IFAW looks forward to Croatia being Read more »
German government unanimously affirms EU regulation on seal products
14th June 2013
Last night the German Bundestag voted unanimously to stick to the existing pan-European trade regulation on commercial seal products. The vote is in response to the WTO (World Trade Organization) challenge brought by Canada and Norway. The lawsuit is Read more »
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IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
8th April 2014 by
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
Saving animals
6th March 2013 by
It’s been more than 40 years since a small group of concerned citizens banded together to stop Canada’s cruel com Read more »
Victories For Animals
6th November 2012 by
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
Defending Seals
26th September 2012 by
Each year in Canada, tens of thousands of baby harp seals are killed for their pelts. Read more »
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The major victory for animal welfare — that animal welfare is recognized as a le
18th March 2014 by Sheryl Fink
Discussions began today before the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In Canada, much has been made of the Read more »
Kenya celebrates the inaugural World Wildlife Day
13th March 2014 by Jacqueline Nyagah
The last several months since the beginning of the year have been bitter-sweet for wildlife conservation and animal welfare Read more »
MEPs show their support for seals
13th March 2014 by Adrian Hiel
It’s been almost five years since the historic day when an overwhelming majority of MEPs voted to ban the sale of seal Read more »
 EU hears concerns about marine mammals over the disturbance of seismic surveys
12th March 2014 by
Conservationists including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), OceanCare (www.oceancare.org) Read more »
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