(The Hague, Netherlands – 31 March 2014) – Delivering its judgment on Australia’s case against Japan, which saw evidence presented during a three-week hearing last June, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) today found that Japa Read more »
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has signed the Dangerous Wild Animal Act into law. The bill (HB 4393), prohibiting private ownership of dangerous wild animals, was sponsored by Delegate Randy Swartzmiller (D-1).
The new law includes a r Read more »
In what may be one of the saddest incidences of poaching in recent times, an expectant elephant has been speared to death within the Amboseli ecosystem.
The incident happened on Thursday around 3 p.m. within Oltiani area. Reports indicate that a herd Read more »
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 2,000 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade.
The Internationa Read more »
IFAW’s costumed fox will look on as two eye-catching ad vans chase each other around Westminster tomorrow (Thursday 20 March) to warn the public that the Hunting Act is under threat and the Government is seeking to allow a return to hunting Read more »
New York State Assembly member, Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) has introduced bill A.9004, initiated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which will prohibit direct contact between members of the public and tigers, lions an Read more »
Conservationists including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), OceanCare (www.oceancare.org) and NRDC (www.nrdc.org) welcome today's vote in the European Parliament to make underwater noise pollution related to Read more »
The fondness of China’s bureaucrats for giving and receiving exotic gifts made from animal products will soon be cut short if some of the country’s most eminent figures have their way.
Numerous proposals urging for the government to take Read more »
This morning, on the inaugural UN World Wildlife Day, the Belgian government announced that it would destroy its entire stockpile of illegal ivory seized by customs. The ivory will be destroyed in a ceremony on April 9th in the presence of dignitarie 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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