The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is applauding the news that Belarus, Kazakhstan, and the Russian Federation have banned the import and export of harp seal skins. Canada claims that Russia is one of the last two major remaining Read more »
Malaysian authorities seized a staggering 15 tons of elephant ivory yesterday in Port Klang, just west of Kuala Lumpur, the sixth and by far the largest major seizure involving Malaysia in recent months.
The seizure originated in Mombasa, Kenya and w Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) announced today that 29 wolf dogs were rescued from a substandard breeding facility in Palmer, Alaska. Staff and volunteers from the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- www.ifaw.org) is urging Japan to recall its whaling fleet which today left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales.
According to Japanese media reports, the country’s wha Read more »
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare—www.ifaw.org) applauds a Chinese government order which stopped the sale of hundreds of bottles of Tiger Bone Wine at an auction in Beijing today.
Beijing auction house Googut listed over 400 bo Read more »
A Chinese auction of traditional health tonics scheduled for Saturday, December 3, in a Beijing hotel will feature at least 400 bottles of wine made from tiger bone in blatant disregard of a global trade ban, according to IFAW (International Fund for Read more »
The Odzala-Kokoua National Park in north-eastern Congo recently received nearly €100,000 (US$ 140,000) of equipment from IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) to support rangers in their mission to protect local wildl Read more »
A rescue operation to save an isolated group of endangered Hoolock gibbons began on Sunday in the remote village of Dello in northeast India. Stranded in small clusters of trees, the gibbons are some of the last apes found in India. The first two ind Read more »
Buddhist scholars and environment conservationists today endorsed a global declaration to apply Buddhist principles in societal, consumer and political decision-making frameworks to address the current environmental crisis.
In recent years, there is Read more »
More than 80 elephants in Zimbabwe have been poisoned with cyanide -- the latest victims of poachers keen to feed soaring global demand for illegally trafficked ivory. read more
Malawi hails IFAW for initiative to protect wildlife at Liwonde National Park aimed at decreasing poaching pressure; launched with government optimism the project will also reduce human, wildlife conflicts in the area. See the original article
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