The signing of the “New Delhi E-8 Recommendation for Global Elephant Conservation” in India today is a welcome step by countries with hitherto very different approaches to elephant management to collaborate to ensure the adoption of pragm Read more »
Robbie Marsland, IFAW’s UK Director and global Iceland whales campaign manager, said: “Faced with the enormous difficulty in trading with Japan, the only legally possible buyer; the fact that there is no market for fin whale meat in Icela Read more »
The Committee was formed by representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): APHIS Animal Care and Wildlife Services, United States Army Veterinary Corps, veterinary and toxicology experts from the U.S. and Japan, academicians Read more »
The storm system that plowed through the South last week spawned some of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history and caused widespread flooding in the region. Many weather forecasts are predicting increased rain and floods in the coming days across t Read more »
Formed just days after the quake, ARCH was led by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org). The coalition was comprised by more than 20 of the world’s leading anima Read more »
Canadians continue to say “Not with my taxes” when it comes to government support for the seal hunt, with over two-thirds (68%) of Canadians opposed to the federal government using tax dollars to promote the commercial seal hunt.
Among t Read more »
Currently, there is limited information available for decontamination and/or treatment of animals affected by radiation, nor is there any standards established for determining when an animal has been exposed to an unsafe level of radiation. Little is Read more »
The confiscation comes just two weeks after Thailand customs officials found 247 elephant tusks concealed inside a consignment of frozen fish from Kenya.
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) salutes the achievement of th Read more »
The elephants were killed between last Saturday and Tuesday this week.
The killings bring to at least 150 the number of elephants killed for their ivory in the Logone Oriental region in the extreme south of the central African country in the past 12 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.
Patrick Ramage, Global Whale Program Director on takepart.com: “The independent panel is publically saying there’s no scientific justification for continuing to kill whales,”- read more.
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