“Short -term profits rather than long-term conservation has once again been the theme of this meeting,” said Azzedine Downes, Head of IFAW’s CITES delegation.
“The biggest losers at this meeting include polar bears, bluefin tRead more »
“CITES Parties voted by the slimmest of margins to protect porbeagle sharks, but rejected all other shark proposals at this meeting,” said Dr Ralf Sonntag, Director IFAW Germany. “An Appendix II listing would have given sharks a figRead more »
“The rejection of this proposal does not make any sense at all,” said Dr Ralf Sonntag, IFAW marine biologist and Germany Director.
“Some populations of the scalloped hammerhead shark have declined by 80 to 90 per cent and yet PartiRead more »
“Wild tigers once numbered around 100,000 across Asia, today there are fewer than 3,500,” said Grace Ge Gabriel, IFAW’s Asia Regional Director. “Tigers face threats from loss of habitat and prey. But the greatest threat to wilRead more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) is calling for urgent action to protect elephants. It urges the European Union and all CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) Parties to stop supporting onRead more »
The milestone decision was made following a year long collaboration between IFAW and Alibaba’s partner site, Taobao.com to raise awareness about the unsustainable and cruel trade of wildlife on the Internet. IFAW encourages netizens to reRead more »