Today, a coalition of wildlife groups petitioned the U.S. government to designate seven species of pangolins as “Endangered” under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and also asked the agency to protect pangolins under the Act’s Read more »
Months after they were captured from the wild for sale to zoos in China, a group of elephant calves were exported from Zimbabwe on Saturday.
The elephants were airlifted from Harare and have been sent to the Chimelong Wildlife Safari Park in Guangzho Read more »
A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world’s remaining Asian elephants – thought to number only 35,000 – 45,000.
Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the pop Read more »
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale.
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whalin Read more »
Japan does not need to kill any whales for ‘scientific research’ this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee Read more »
USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade
The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S Read more »
Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Philanthropy. In this role, he will direct global giving across the organization, maintaining IFAW’s base of 1.9 million suppor Read more »
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, June 19 alongside conservation leaders including International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The event, which is intended to r Read more »
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence 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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