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 »
Game Rangers International (GRI) and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) welcomes the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a new partner of the Elephant Orphanage Project in Zambia today. The partnership between the three organiz Read more »
As many as 350 elephants are now believed to have been poisoned to death for their ivory in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, one of Africa’s premier conservation areas.
The elephants were poisoned when poachers laced waterholes and natural salt Read more »
Grace Gabriel, Asia Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org), was today announced a runner-up winner for the 24 annual Condé Nast Traveler Environmental Award, published in the November issue. 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.
Patrick Ramage, Global Whale Program Director on takepart.com: “The independent panel is publically saying there’s no scientific justification for continuing to kill whales,”- read more.
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