This year’s meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) drew to a close today (Friday) after a mixed week for whales.
While much of the agenda at the week-long meeting in Panama City, Panama focussed on conservation issues and threats Read more »
At the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Panama today, the Republic of Korea unexpectedly signalled its intention to begin so-called scientific whaling.
The announcement, at the 64th meeting of the IWC in Panama City, ca Read more »
As the first day of the 64th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) drew to a close in Panama today, fears that dirty tactics by pro-whalers might sabotage it from the outset were overcome, but an opportunity to provide lasting Read more »
Ms. Kathleen Savesky has been appointed the new Chair of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), bringing a wealth of animal welfare and education expertise to the role.
Ms. Savesky has more than 35 years of leadership in the Read more »
On the eve of the annual meeting of the conservation body set up to protect whales – the International Whaling Commission (IWC) – there are fears this year’s meeting could be over before it begins.
As delegates from around the world Read more »
Nearly five tonnes of elephant ivory and thousands of ivory ornaments went up in smoke in Gabon, Central West Africa this morning.
The bonfire, lit by President Ali Bongo Ondimba, once and for all put Government stockpiles of legal and confiscated tu Read more »
The audacious looting by thieves of ivory stockpiles from two southern African countries in as many months – including the bumper theft of three tonnes of tusks in Zambia – has flagged concerns for the security of stockpiles throughout th Read more »
INTERPOL have arrested more than 200 people, seized almost 2 tonnes of contraband ivory, 20kg of rhino horn and military grade automatic weapons in an operation that spanned three months and 14 African countries.
Operation WORTHY saw INTERPOL and IFA Read more »
Wildlife law enforcement experts from Asia, Africa and the United States discussed regional and international enforcement cooperation to combat wildlife crime, at a meeting today in Nanning, Guangxi Province. The meeting between China and Association 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.
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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