The South African Government released shocking figures today showing the country lost a record 1,215 rhinos last year, approximately a 21% increase on 2013.
“These numbers are a wake-up call for the world. We cannot lose the fight to protect rh Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) today released its new PROTECT PSA campaign. The series, which was conceived, directed and edited by actress, director and IFAW ambassador Joely Fisher, features notable Hollywood persona Read more »
UK animal lovers have given a fantastic response to an appeal by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to make mittens for koalas injured in the Australian bushfires – so much so that rescuers now have all they need for the rest of t Read more »
A smaller than usual Japanese whaling fleet is due to leave port in Shimonoseki tomorrow (Thursday) to carry out research in the Antarctic - but no whales will be harpooned after the World Court ruled last year that its ‘scientific’ whali Read more »
IFAW, (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is appealing for help for koalas injured in the South Australian and Victorian bushfires.
Slow-moving koalas have been the sad victims of bushfires in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales dur Read more »
According to media reports the Norwegian government has announced it will stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt industry with government handouts.
“This is brilliant news that will save thousands of seals from a cruel death. It s Read more »
Azzedine Downes, CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on news reports that 34 baby elephants have been seized in Zimbabwe for export into captivity in other countries.
“We know that elephants have st Read more »
A prominent environmental criminal named on the INTERPOL Wanted List of International Fugitives, INFRA Terra, has been arrested by a team from the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) and Zambia Police.
Ben Simasiku, a 32-year-old Zambian national, escap Read more »
An orphaned snow leopard taken from the wild and placed in a small cage on the side of Pakistan’s Karakoram highway will get a new home thanks to Snow Leopard Foundation, Parks and Wildlife Department, Gilgit-Baltistan, US State Department Read more »
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In the news
Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals –read more.
Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching – read more.
IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review:Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch – read more.
Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions:The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered – read more.
Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue:The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant – read more.
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