EU policymakers see importance in animal welfare education

Dec 10 2013
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© IFAW/Estee When the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals held its 299th session in the European Parliament in Strasbourg last month, I spoke as a representative of IFAW in a session dedicated to the connection between animal welfare and education.

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Promoting Animal Action Education to 2,000 international school teachers

Dec 10 2013
Promoting Animal Action Education to 2,000 international school teachers

The author (right) with a visitor to the IFAW stand at the RAI Amsterdam.Our stand at the European Council of International School’s (ECIS) annual conference in Amsterdam attracted teachers from all over the world.

From Dunedin to Aberdeen: Slaughtering Science or Making a Difference?

Dec 10 2013
Collecting samples from a harpooned minke whale on the Japanese factory ship Nis

Collecting samples from a harpooned minke whale on the Japanese factory ship Nisshin Maru during a whale hunt in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary. c. IFAWThe meeting is so large it’s only held every two years. The participants list is chock-full of heavyweights.

Training Workshop to Protect Sharks and Marine Species in Egypt

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Dec 10 2013
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation and CMS Secretariat are organizing training on prevention of wildlife trafficking on sharks and other marine species. The training planned to be in Hurghada, Egypt, December 9-12, 2013.

Press Location: 
Dubai, UAE
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Maha Oda, (IFAW MENA)
Contact phone: 
+971559811383
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IFAW Applauds China for Banning Wild Animals from Official Dinner Tables

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Dec 9 2013
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IFAW Applauds China for Banning Wild Animals from Official Dinner Tables

The Chinese Government yesterday issued a ban ruling out serving dishes containing shark fins, bird nests and other wild animal products at official reception dinners.

Press Location: 
Beijing, China
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Grace Gabriel (IFAW US)
Sabrina Zhang (IFAW China)
Contact phone: 
1 508 744 2195
010 64402960

Ship Strike Rule Renewed: A Win for Whales

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Dec 10 2013
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Ship Strike Rule Renewed:  A Win for Whales

Hours prior to the rule’s scheduled expiration, the Obama Administration’s announcement today of its decision to uphold the Ship Strike Rule is an important development in the ongoing efforts to protect endangered right whales.  However, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is concerned about preliminary requests from the shipping industry to weaken the regulation.  

Press Location: 
Washington, DC
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Cynthia Carson (IFAW DC)
Contact phone: 
202-536-1921
Contact mobile: 
202-210-3094
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"Boubandjida: Elephants' graveyard" photo exhibit shocks French secondary school students

Nov 26 2013
"Boubandjida: Elephants' graveyard" photo exhibit shocks French viewers

Warning: these photos may shock some people of a sensitive disposition.