As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for celebration, conservationists have warned.
“Rhino’s continue to break records for all the wrong reasons. Year on year poache Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding a bill (AB 96) passed in the California State Senate which bans the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhin Read more »
Precisely ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, disaster response experts from around the country gathered in Gonzales, LA for an intensive animal rescue boot-camp. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) joined member ag Read more »
Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat.
Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close Read more »
On Wednesday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the elephant.
“At a time when there is plenty to worry about with regards to elephants, World Elephant Day on August 12 is o Read more »
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Delta, United and American Airlines’ bans on lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo trophies: Read more »
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act:
“IFAW applauds the swift actions taken today by U Read more »
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the death of Cecil the Lion, who was illegally killed for sport in Zimbabwe:
“We are extremely sa 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.
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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