On the eve of the opening of the world’s largest and most important conservation meeting, host country Korea has been urged to publicly reject its plans to slaughter whales.
The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) World Conser Read more »
Rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) have mobilized teams to Alexandria, Louisiana and Waveland, Mississippi to assist in animal rescue and sheltering efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac that made land Read more »
An elephant calf injured in a village, a rhino orphaned by poachers, a full-grown tiger discovered in a well and a leopard found in a house! These are four of 1,600 animals and 150 species saved in the last ten years at IFAW’s Wildlife Rescue C Read more »
American actress Kristin Bauer van Straten plays a lethal vampire on television, but is even more deadly serious in her mission as an animal activist intent on saving elephants.
True Blood star Bauer, a celebrity ambassador for the International Fund Read more »
Based on information provided by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org), China’s Forestry Police conducted a surprise inspection earlier this week at Chengtian Antique Mall where they confiscated 107 pieces Read more »
A state-of-the-art whale research vessel has returned to Icelandic waters to carry out further vital, non-invasive research on whales and their behaviour.
Song of the Whale, owned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) and o Read more »
– In a span of days, more than half a tonne of ivory has been seized by customs officials in two Asian countries. Last Friday, Thai customs officials discovered 456 kg of ivory which had been hidden in crates aboard a flight from Kenya. In addi Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has welcomed news that the Republic of Korea will abandon plans to conduct so-called scientific whaling.
According to a statement by Australia’s Foreign Minister, Senator the Hon. Bob Carr, Korea Read more »
Yesterday’s seizure of 46 elephant tusks in Cape Town, the latest ivory related crime linked to the metropole, is fuelling concerns the South African city may be a fast developing cog for ivory transit in the wheel of wildlife crime.
Customs of 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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