Space for elephants to roam free and safe at Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, grew by nearly 16,000 acres today, with the signing of a lease agreement between the local Maasai community and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – Read more »
Monday’s seizure of three tonnes of elephant ivory in Mombasa Port brings to 4.5 tonnes of ivory seized in the Kenyan city in less than one week.
Monday’s seizure of three tonnes was discovered disguised as a consignment of peanuts, while Read more »
As preparations to tackle potential flood emergencies are on at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), good news poured in for the rehabilitators, as yet another rhino hand-reared here gave birth to a healthy calf in the wild Read more »
Less than two days after US President Barack Obama announced a crackdown on illegal wildlife trade, the seizure of nearly 1.5 tonnes of ivory in Mombasa, Kenya has highlighted the need for an urgent response to a global calamity.
The ivory, a mix of Read more »
UK ports are being urged to take a stand against whaling amid speculation they could be targeted as a transport route for meat from whales slaughtered in Iceland or Norway.
Meat from the bloody whaling industry could potentially pass through several Read more »
Croatia today became the 28th member of the European Union in a move that bodes well for animals in Croatia and in the remaining 27 countries of the EU.
“Croatia has some excellent animal welfare legislation. IFAW looks forward to Croatia being Read more »
IFAW STATEMENT: Jeffrey Flocken, IFAW North American Regional Director
Illegal trade in wildlife around the planet is both rampant and shockingly destructive to humans and animals. We applaud President Obama’s executive order to elevate t Read more »
Jim Nyamu has had plenty of time to think on his feet this year. By the time he arrives in Nairobi tomorrow he will have walked 1,050 kms raising awareness of poaching and the ivory trade, and becoming a national hero in the process.
Starting at Masa Read more »
A rescued rhino calf, Purabi, under care at Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) was moved to Manas National Park today, to join an orphaned rhino calf being hand-reared there. This is being done to increase the rehabilitation p Read more »
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In the news
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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