The world’s most heavily trafficked mammal finds wave of support among world conservation leaders at IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest gathering of conservation leaders.
IUCN has passed a motion outlining a path to bro Read more »
Discovery Channel acquired worldwide television rights to the feature documentary Huntwatch narrated by actor Ryan Reynolds and produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The film, which follows the 50 year history of Canada’ Read more »
Although her speech in Nairobi heralded a total ivory trade ban in France, a more toned down version has just been published in the decree issued jointly by Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy, and Marine Affairs, Read more »
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of a giraffe and zebra in South Africa by a 12-year old American trophy hunter:
“It Read more »
The Campobello Whale Rescue Team (CWRT) successfully disentangled a right whale Saturday afternoon in the Bay of Fundy.
The whale is a six year old male, #4057, who has been dubbed FDR. He was caught up in a huge ball of nets and fishing gear on his Read more »
On World Elephant Day, online companies unite against wildlife cybercriminals by adopting measures to fight illegal wildlife trade
On World Elephant Day, leading e-commerce and social media companies are implementing critical steps to stop the sale Read more »
Representatives of environmental organizations confirm that at the end of last week Exxon Neftegaz Limited stopped navigation of tugboats in Piltun Bay. This happened two weeks after a collective appeal was sent by environmental organizations to the Read more »
IFAW congratulates the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) on conducting a successful operation from July 28th to August 2nd that led to the seizure of 1.5 tonnes of elephant ivory and the arrest of two ivory trafficking kingpins in the Republic of Co Read more »
Last week marked the first successful seal rescue using remote sedation on the East Coast of the U.S. Biologists and veterinarians from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Marine Mammal Center (the Center) employed techniqu Read more »
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In the news
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.
Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.
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