The endangered falcons were seized by customs officials on November 21 at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. They were found swaddled in cloth, hooded and packed four to a box. The passenger, who checked the cartons as personal luggag Read more »
The Shark Conservation Act, introduced by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), would strengthen the 2000 finning law by requiring fishermen to land all sharks with their fins naturally attached to their bodies. The bill also clarifies that any vessel landin Read more »
Around 15 representatives of the country’s whale and dolphin watching associations will be at the meeting convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) at the UN University in Tokyo, along with representatives from Read more »
In defiance of global opposition and several international laws, the Japanese whaling fleet is heading for the pristine Southern Ocean Sanctuary to kill up to 935 minke whales and 50 endangered fin whales. In addition, Japan has still not formally ab Read more »
“This ruling puts canned hunting right back on the agenda, and further entrenches South Africa’s image of a country that puts animal welfare last while profiteering from an abhorrent form of hunting practice,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Read more »
The rescued chicks were taken to the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) where they will be hand-reared for a period of approximately six weeks before returning back to their colony.
Two hundred and thirty six Read more »
“This is the beginning of better animal welfare standards throughout the European Union,” says Kate Atema, IFAW’s Programme Director for Companion Animals.
The Council of Agriculture and Fisheries will ask the Commission to study d Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) welcomed the US Department of Commerce decision to publicly issue a statement criticising Iceland's commercial whaling activities.
US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke's statement said: "Th Read more »
The incidents highlight two of the major threats to tigers including poaching and conflict with people, as governments from tiger range countries meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia finalized a new global plan to save the species from extinction.
Tige Read more »
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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety – read more.
Philip Mansbridge, UK director in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.” – read more.
Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com: “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.
Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.
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