This morning, the French government destroyed 3 tonnes of illegal ivory seized by customs over 20 years, following through with the promise made by President Holland during the Elysee Summit last December. The ivory was destroyed near the Eiffel Towe Read more »
The US Government today announced it is invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifies Iceland for undermining the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in whale meat.
As one of Read more »
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) is horrified that culling of dogs in Sochi is back on the agenda in preparation for the 2014 winter Olympics.
IFAW has repeatedly offered to help the Environment Department of the Sochi Read more »
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) on Tuesday completed a mission which can only be described as mammoth and unprecedented. From 19 to 25 January, 4 forest elephants were relocated from Daloa, third city of Côte d Read more »
Members of the public are being urged to donate their unwanted ivory items to be crushed to raise awareness of the illegal ivory trade and help protect elephants.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will stage the public destruction at a Read more »
Violent protest action has forced the evacuation of more than 100 sick or homeless dogs and cats from an animal welfare project in Johannesburg, South Africa.
CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) which is a project of IFAW (International Fund for Anim Read more »
This press release has been amended on 24th January 2014
Conservationists have hailed Hong Kong’s decision to incinerate 30 tonnes of its stockpiled illegal ivory in the next 24 months.
“Following hot on the heels of mainland China pulver Read more »
Hot on the heels of the enactment of Kenya’s Wildlife Conservation and Management Bill 2013, two Chinese nationals have, in a span of two days in two separate incidents, been arrested in possession of ivory.
Under the new law the two men, if fo Read more »
The only certainty of the impact of legalizing trade in rhino horn in an attempt to save rhinos from poachers, is uncertainty, a review of economic reports on the legal and illegal markets in horn has found.
Commissioned by the International Fund for Read more »
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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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