As an animal facility near Buffalo, NY closes its doors, 11 tigers, three lions, three black bears and two wolves need to find new homes. Working with six qualified U.S. sanctuaries and local authorities, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - Read more »
Public outrage against the cruelty of elephant tourism, has forced Meerdendal Wine Estate in Cape Town to back down on its plans to install safari elephants on its estate.
Last week a coalition of local, national and international animal welfare grou Read more »
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Ani Read more »
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years.
The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. Read more »
An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration’s proposed new rules to halt domestic ivory sales. Signatories on the letter include high-profile individuals, including Leo Read more »
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted.
According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Sole Read more »
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya.
Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife mana Read more »
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets.
“This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never com 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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