On February 18, 2012, Canada and Norway challenged the European Union’s seal products trade restrictions at the World Trade Organization (WTO). On Monday, November 25, 2013 the WTO panel in Geneva is expected to make its ruling on the challenge Read more »
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the opening of M. Wells Steakhouse and the possibility of the inclusion of lion meat on the menu:
“A Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), working alongside the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), has started a vaccination campaign for Typhoon-stricken animals in Leyte and Samar islands.
A team composed of IFAW and PAW Read more »
The European Union’s 7th Environmental Action Plan, also known as a General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020, was approved today by the EU Council. The theme of the plan is ‘living well, within the limits of our planet’. A Read more »
Several tons of elephant ivory have been found concealed in a freight container on the island of Zanzibar. The seizure was made on Tuesday
According to reports, the ivory was stuffed into plastic sacks containing sea shells – each weighing 50 k Read more »
IFAW Statement: Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
RE: U.S. Ivory Crush
“The U.S. government’s movement to destroy nearly six tons of African and Asian elephan Read more »
Today, an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) animal rescue team reached Tacloban, a community in the island of Leyte that bared the brunt of record-shattering Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) last Friday.
IFAW is working with Read more »
Chinese customs officials said yesterday they had bust two international smuggling rings responsible for trafficking nearly US$100-million of elephant ivory from Africa to China.
Xinhua news agency reports that a long term investigation by China Read more »
Hundreds of ministerial level representatives from around the world gather today at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Conference (ECEC) to explore common strategies for combatting the growing menace of environ Read more »
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In the news
Isabel McCrea, IFAW’s regional directorin The Guardian: "Welcomed Hunt’s “bold” ban on canned hunting trophies." – 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.
IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post: " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.
IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.
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