The Republic of Korea has confirmed its plans to pursue non-lethal whale research as an alternative to the cruelty of so-called scientific whaling.
Tens of thousands of people around the world, many of them IFAW supporters, emailed the Korean governm Read more »
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) is disappointed that the Japanese government continues to prop up this needless slaugh Read more »
Reports today suggest that Tanzania has decided to withdraw its controversial proposal to sell over 100 000kg of ivory to China and Japan. The proposal was due to be debated in March at the next CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endange Read more »
The Board of Directors of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today announced the appointment of Mr. Azzedine Downes as the new President and CEO, effective 1 January 2013.
“We are delighted that Mr. Downes has accepte Read more »
A new investigation into online puppy sales highlights the problem of the Internet being used as a tool for exploiting dogs and consumers.
To bring awareness to the magnitude of the issue, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- www.if Read more »
The Republic of Korea has abandoned its plans to resume whaling, following international outcry.
Tens of thousands of people around the world, many of them IFAW supporters, emailed the Korean government in protest after it announced its intention to Read more »
Promoting the conservation and protection of endangered species, the U.S. State Department has declared December 4, Wildlife Conservation Day and calls on individuals around the globe to join the fight by signing its Wildlife Pledge to help save impe Read more »
The new Environment Action Programme adopted today is a clear signal that the environment remains a priority for the European Union. However, the continued unsustainable use and abuse of wildlife calls for more urgent and drastic measures than those Read more »
Today the German Bundestag voted by a large majority in favor of a cross-party resolution for improving the protection of elephants. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has long demanded such a resolution due to the 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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