All Press Releases for Elephants

Elephant Tourism under Fire as  Handler Dies
18th April 2013
The trampling to death of an elephant handler in South Africa this week has again thrown into sharp focus the dangers of the elephant-back safari industry. On Monday an experienced handler at the Elephant Sanctuary, near Hartebeespoort Dam, North Wes Read more »
archive photo © IFAW/a.dintino
20th March 2013
Protection for elephants, or just an elaborate sham? That’s the question being asked after trucks transporting four young elephants were intercepted while transferring the calves to a “rehabilitation” centre last week. According to Read more »
INTERPOL report shows Europe’s booming online ivory trade
7th March 2013
A report released today by INTERPOL with support from The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) revealed hundreds of ivory items conservatively valued at approximately EUR 1,450,000 for sale during a two-week period on Internet auction sites i Read more »
Unveiling the Ivory Trade Online
4th March 2013
Urgent, interactive and as close as your nearest internet link, that’s IFAW’s Unveiling the Ivory Trade, an online report and iPad app that highlights the escalating illegal ivory trade.  “Right now the quickest way to spread t Read more »
CITES Photos and Video for Press
3rd March 2013
Preview images here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/sets/72157632893025222/ High resolution hand-out images available for download by signing up at www.ifawimages.com including: - polar bear, tiger and elephant and ivory b-roll - pol Read more »
IFAW calls for more cooperation between NGOs as delegates  gather for 16th CITES
2nd March 2013
On the eve of the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok, IFAW is urging conservation NGOs to come together to discuss how they can improve the way they coordinate with e Read more »