Interpol and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Interpol’s international headquarters in Lyon, France. This is the first ever MoU signed by Interpol’s Envi Read more »
Dubai customs authorities have announced the seizure of 259 elephant tusks – believed to be the biggest bust yet of contraband ivory in the UAE.
The tusks were seized on 1 May, 2013 during a routine x-ray inspection of a container shipped from Read more »
A tigress named Zolushka (Russian for Cinderella) was successfully released to the wild by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) jointly with the Phoenix Fund, Special Inspection Tiger, A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecol Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) is organizing specialized training on prevention of wildlife trafficking and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The workshop i Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) has condemned an apparent decision to resume the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales in Iceland.
Kristjan Loftsson, the lone Icelandic whaler responsible for slaughtering 28 Read more »
Poachers, aided by game rangers, have killed every single rhino in the Mozambique section of one of Southern Africa’s most vaunted transfrontier parks.
Media today report 15 rhino in Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park were killed last mon Read more »
The European General Court today upheld the EU trade regulation on seal products. In a strongly-worded and crystal clear decision the court dismissed any concerns that either the EU seal trade regulation, or its implementation, lacked a legal basis. Read more »
The trampling to death of an elephant handler in South Africa this week has again thrown into sharp focus the dangers of the elephant-back safari industry.
On Monday an experienced handler at the Elephant Sanctuary, near Hartebeespoort Dam, North Wes Read more »
Canada’s commercial seal hunt opens off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador today, despite a lack of demand for seal products and restrictions on seal products in 34 countries. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) qu Read more »
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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.
Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.
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