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
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.
IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Washington Post: "African lions are set to become the last big cat listed under the Endangered Species Act" - read more.
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