The Ministry of Justice statistics reveal 33 successful prosecutions under the Act in 2008*. To date this means over 100 people have been successfully prosecuted since the Hunting Act’s introduction on the 18th of February 2005.
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The ARCH team is meeting with officials from the Haitian government as well as international agencies such as the United Nations, to define the country’s most pressing animal-related problems, as well as identifying options for a wide-ranging, Read more »
Next week, Kenyan Minister for Forestry and Wildlife and co-chairman of the Coalition, Mr. Noah Wekesa, will also travel to Brussels to urge the EU to support an all-out ban on ivory trade to ensure conservation of elephants at a critical moment for Read more »
On January 12, a 7.0 earthquake – the largest in 200 years – rocked the small island nation, reducing buildings to rubble, and demolishing the capital, Port-au-Prince. Tens of thousands of people are feared dead and countries such as the Read more »
For the last two weeks, the 8,070-foot Mayon volcano has been spewing smoke, rock, and burning mud. The volcano recently pushed a cloud of ash nearly a mile into the air and geologists point to the volcano’s continuous lava flows, sulphuric dio Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) issued the warning ahead of the annual festive hunt meets.
Robbie Marsland, UK Director of IFAW, said: “We have no problem at all with hunts meeting to enjoy a gallop through the countryside, ov Read more »
The challenge to the Hunting Act and the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act by the Countryside Alliance and Brian Friend failed with the European Court of Human Rights finding that the bans on hunting are there to stop this morally unjustifiab Read more »
At the Awards ceremony in London on Wednesday night, IFAW lifted the top prize for Best Green Advertising with its ‘Turtle Beach’ stunt and was highly commended in the Best Green International category for its ‘Tails for Whales Read more »
In defiance of global pressure and several international laws, the Japanese whaling fleet has left harbour and is now en route to the pristine Southern Ocean Sanctuary to harpoon up to 935 minke whales and 50 endangered fin whales.
Despite a worldwi Read more »
More than 80 elephants in Zimbabwe have been poisoned with cyanide -- the latest victims of poachers keen to feed soaring global demand for illegally trafficked ivory. read more
Malawi hails IFAW for initiative to protect wildlife at Liwonde National Park aimed at decreasing poaching pressure; launched with government optimism the project will also reduce human, wildlife conflicts in the area. See the original article
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