Data from Statistics Iceland, the source for official Icelandic government statistics, show a number of recent exports of whale products from Iceland to the three countries. Exports to Denmark and Latvia are contrary to EU law, even if the products a Read more »
However, in a disappointing evaluation of the Panel of Experts reports, the Secretariat recommended supporting the Zambian ivory-trade proposal, and also supports the downlisting of elephants to Appendix II.
The 15th Conference of the Parties (CoP) Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) says the increase is ridiculous and nonsensical, noting that such a high TAC is irrelevant given that few seal pups are expected to survive this year’s disastrous ice conditions.
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IFAW’s ‘Missing a Voice’ manifesto spells out areas of concern in the marine environment, trade in endangered species and hunting with dogs in the UK, as well as solutions which would offer greater protection. IFAW in Action encoura Read more »
Right now at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) conference taking place in Doha, Qatar, the member parties are considering a proposal to list the polar bear on Appendix I of CITES, thereby givi Read more »
“Whales are in a sea of trouble, and we must do all we can to mitigate threats to the species and its habitat,” said Jeff Flocken, IFAW DC Office Director. “We applaud Senator Kerry’s leadership in championing this legislation Read more »
Robbie Marsland, UK Director of IFAW, said: “Parties to CITES have a heavy responsibility. With species disappearing from our planet daily – CITES Parties can and must make a difference.”
This is the Chinese Year of the Tiger and P Read more »
A new study, The Economics of Polar Bear Trophy Hunting in Canada, jointly released today by Humane Society International and International Fund for Animal Welfare reveals that polar bear hunts provide little economic benefit to Canada’s In 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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