IFAW welcomes launch of new network Youth for Wildlife Conservation on World Wildlife Day

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Mar 3 2017
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Young conservationists from around the world today introduce a new global organization mobilizing the next generation of wildlife protection. Youth for Wildlife Conservation has as its mission to:

“Support early-career wildlife conservationists with innovative ideas, empowering them to become catalysts for change in their local communities”

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Brussels, Belgium
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Sonja Van Tichelen, IFAW EU
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+32 2 282 06 94
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Call for wild captures to end, as shocking footage reveals reality of cruel trade in Russian beluga whales

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Feb 22 2017
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Call for wild captures to end, as shocking footage reveals reality of cruel trad

The cruel trade in Russian beluga whales (the white whale), captured in the wild for sale to aquaria and travelling shows, has been condemned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as shocking new footage reveals the true depth of the animals’ suffering for human entertainment.

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Moscow, Russia
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Elena Zharkova, IFAW Russia
Clare Sterling, IFAW UK
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+79 0321 25 793
+44 7917 507 717

IFAW welcomes European Parliament call for stronger action to combat illegal wildlife trafficking

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Nov 24 2016
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Today, the European Parliament voted with 567 votes in favour (and 6 against), an important own-initiative report by Catherine Bearder MEP (ALDE, UK) in response to the Commission publication of the  EU action plan against wildlife trafficking last 26th of February (see note to the editors below).

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Strasburg, France
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Eleonora Panella, IFAW EU Office
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+32 2 237 60 52
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+32 472 58 23 72
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Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prosecution

Publication Date: 
Nov 15 2016
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Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prose

In spite of evidence showing wildlife crime is linked to other forms of serious offenses, most countries apply wildlife policies and legislation that fail to treat wildlife poaching and trafficking as a serious offence.  As a result of the weak laws, wildlife crime offenders are never profiled despite their despicable acts of illegal killing and trafficking of wildlife.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Jacqueline Nyagah, IFAW, East Africa
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Where do elephants go?

Publication Date: 
Nov 2 2016
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Two elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem have today been fitted with tracking collars. The collars transmit a satellite and radio signal using global positioning system (GPS) technology to map out the elephants’ migratory routes and identify how expansively the elephants travel in search of water and vegetation. The fitting of collars was conducted by a team of scientists, researchers and veterinarians from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in collaboration with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

 

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Amboseli, Kenya
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Jacqueline Nyagah - IFAW, East Africa
Eleonora Panella - IFAW EU
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Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extinction approved by International Whaling Commission

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Oct 27 2016
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Urgent conservation measures to try to save the world’s most threatened species of dolphin from extinction have been approved at the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia.

The critically endangered vaquita, a tiny porpoise which is endemic to the Gulf of California, Mexico, is at risk of disappearing completely in the next few years with recent estimates suggesting it currently numbers less than 59 animals.

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Portoroz, Slovenia
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Clare Sterling, IFAW UK
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A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the International Whaling Commission

Publication Date: 
Oct 27 2016
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A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat

Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, today as a resolution was passed to ensure tighter scrutiny of Japan’s permitting process for its so-called scientific whaling.

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Portoroz, Slovenia
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Clare Sterling, IFAW UK
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Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International Whaling Commission convenes

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Oct 21 2016
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Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key

As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s so-called ‘scientific whaling’.

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London, United Kingdom
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Clare Sterling, IFAW UK
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A Sense of Urgency in Conserving Wildlife Trump Trade at CITES

Publication Date: 
Oct 5 2016
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As the world’s biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday, the general consensus was that conservation trumped commerce in many significant votes for animals.

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) takes place once every three years, and this year brought together over 4,000 representatives from governments and the conservation community to debate issues with regards to the trade in endangered wild animals and plants..

Press Location: 
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW South Africa
Eleonora Panella, IFAW EU
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+27 82 330 2558
+32 2 237 60 52