Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding a bill (AB 96) passed in the California State Senate which bans the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhin Read more »
Precisely ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, disaster response experts from around the country gathered in Gonzales, LA for an intensive animal rescue boot-camp. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) joined member ag Read more »
Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat.
Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close Read more »
On Wednesday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the elephant.
“At a time when there is plenty to worry about with regards to elephants, World Elephant Day on August 12 is o Read more »
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Delta, United and American Airlines’ bans on lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo trophies: Read more »
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act:
“IFAW applauds the swift actions taken today by U Read more »
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the death of Cecil the Lion, who was illegally killed for sport in Zimbabwe:
“We are extremely sa Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) issued the following statement in response to the proposed new ivory regulations issued by the US Federal Government:
“The proposed ivory regulations announced today by President Obama are an imp Read more »
South African Airways has back pedaled on its three month old ban on the transportation of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger hunting trophies, quietly announcing on a “need to know” basis that they were back in business to handle the gory c Read more »
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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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