Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country.
Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangere Read more »
Two months before Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC) is due to conduct a major seismic survey off Sakhalin Island, a coalition of non-governmental organizations has today added its voice to a call by the Western Grey Whale Advisory Panel (WGWA Read more »
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda.
Hosted by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Read more »
Mozambique has made its biggest ever seizure of ivory and rhino horn – more than one tonne of ivory, and 65 rhino horns.
The seizures were made last week, Tuesday 5th May, in a raid on a private home in Matola, a small city close to the capital Read more »
The European Commission has confirmed that it will develop a wildlife trafficking action plan to join the global fight against the rampant and destructive trade in products like ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales and tiger parts.
“It is about t Read more »
Emirates, the world’s biggest international airline, have banned the transportation of hunting trophies on all its services effective Friday 15th May 2015.
IFAW confirmed with Emirates SkyCargo today that the ban affects the transportation of t Read more »
@Slash releases new song “Beneath The Savage Sun” (HERE) to benefit @action4IFAW.
SLASH--the iconic American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer—today (May 7) announced the release of the song and video “B Read more »
Hunters are given a fox-like makeover in a controversial new advertising campaign launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today to highlight illegal fox hunting.
‘The Sly Ones’ campaign, featuring photographs of model Read more »
The devastation of the Nepal earthquake has killed thousands and shaken the world. Everyone wants to help. Aid organizations struggle to deliver supplies due to damaged roads and a lack of helicopters and heavy equipment. At the same time, animal res 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.
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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