All Press Releases for Wildlife trade

5th June 2007
“Southern African countries’ ability to comply with CITES is not what they make it out to be,” says Jason Bell-Leask, IFAW’s Southern Africa Regional Director and advocate for good conservation management practices and non-c Read more »
5th June 2007
In its survey carried out in February 2007, IFAW found that 94% of elephant ivory for sale on eBay sites was potentially illegal. The report also found that eBay policies varied from country to country and were often vague and not enforced.   Read more »
3rd June 2007
Mjumbe was made in Kenya from confiscated wire snares, and designed by famed Kenyan metal sculptor, Kioko. IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) commissioned the sculpture as part of its global elephant protection campai Read more »
3rd June 2007
WEMS works by collecting, compiling, analyzing and disseminating on a global scale the information it collects on wildlife crime.  In contrast to the Interpol system, which acts as a central database for official information submitted by nati Read more »
2nd June 2007
The sale of the 60 tonne stockpiles approved in 2002 at the 12th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP) was contingent upon certain conditions being met, including the availability of baseline and comparative data from the Monitoring Read more »
31st May 2007
“The people have spoken, and they are clearly saying they do not want the gruesome slaughter of elephants to continue unnecessarily,” says Cindy Milburn, IFAW’s US Regional Acting Director. “An estimated 20,000 elephants are Read more »