World Dog Day (August 26th) celebrates the bond between humans and dogs that has evolved over thousands of years in cultures all over the world. Dogs are highly adapted to living with and understanding humans. While this makes them wonderful companio Read more »
Times were when, in response to a perfunctory admission of guilt, ivory traffickers would receive an equally perfunctory slap on the wrist or fine from Kenya’s courts.
So yesterday’s handing down of a two year and seven month jail sentenc Read more »
In a rare glimmer of good news in the ongoing battle to save elephants and rhinos from organised crime one of West Africa's major kingpins has been arrested said Togo's environment minister.
According to media reports the trafficker, Emile N Read more »
During a two day workshop led by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in partnership with Veterinarians Without Borders-Canada (VWB) and the Municipality of Puerto Natales, over 20 individuals representing local sectors including the muni Read more »
Today’s seizure of a reported 1,120 ivory tusks in Hong Kong brings to over three tons the amount of illegal elephant ivory, known to have been seized by Chinese authorities since January.
This morning’s seizure was the second in one mont Read more »
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) today introduced (S.1381) the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act. Initiated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and supported by a coalition of animal welfare groups, the bill aims at ba Read more »
Yesterday’s seizure by the Czech Republic of 24 White rhino horns and the arrest of 16 suspects in connection with wildlife trafficking, is the European Union’s largest yet and ample proof that proposals by South Africa to begin a legal t Read more »
A recent evaluation of an advertising campaign by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to reduce ivory demand in China shows that the campaign is paying dividends with 68% of the respondents said that they would definitely not buy ivory i Read more »
STATEMENT From: Jeff Flocken, IFAW North America Director
Congratulations to Etsy for stepping up to the plate in prohibiting the sale of ivory and all other products made from endangered species. By reconsidering its wildlife policies, Etsy jo 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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