No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary macaques

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Sep 28 2016
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IFAW welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give greater protection to Barbary macaques by transferring them from Appendix II to Appendix I – thus giving the species greater protection from international trade.

“This is a critical step in preventing a further decline in Barbary macaque populations,” says Rikkert Reijnen, Senior Project Lead, Wildlife Trade at IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare).

Press Location: 
Johannesburg, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW South Africa
Eleonora Panella, IFAW EU
Contact phone: 
+27 82 330 2558
+32 2 237 60 52

Pangolins win at CITES

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Sep 28 2016
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Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg decided that the most illegally traded mammal in the world urgently needs protection from further over-exploitation. All eight pangolin species are being transferred from Appendix II to Appendix I – thus prohibiting any international commercial trade with pangolin parts.

Press Location: 
Johannesburg, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW South Africa
Eleonora Panella, IFAW EU
Contact phone: 
+27 (0) 82 330 2558
+32 2 237 60 52

INTERPOL and IFAW announce expanded wildlife crime enforcement network at tenBoma CITES event

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Sep 28 2016
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INTERPOL and IFAW announce expanded wildlife crime enforcement network at tenBom

Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES side event as INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announce their cooperation on IFAW’s tenBoma initiative in Kenya, which represents an important expansion of their longstanding collaboration combatting global wildlife trafficking.

Press Location: 
Johannesburg, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW Southern Africa
INTERPOL Press Office, Lyon, France
Contact phone: 
+27 82 330 2558
+33 4 72 44 00 00

Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act

Publication Date: 
Jun 7 2016
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Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act

Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act would bring long-overdue amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada, ban the sale of cat and dog fur in Canada;  and ban the importation of shark fink into Canada.  

Please download a copy of our infographic on how this important Bill will help protect animals in Canada. 

IFAW北京猛禽救助中心年报(2001-2011)

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Apr 6 2012
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IFAW北京猛禽救助中心年报(BRRC, 2001-2011)

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La chasse à la baleine de Minke devrait commencer en Islande

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May 26 2017
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La chasse à la baleine de Minke devrait commencer en Islande

La saison de la chasse à la baleine de Minke est sur le point d'être lancée en Islande, donnant le coup d’envoi du harponnage cruel des baleines pour que leur viande puisse être vendue dans les restaurants et les supermarchés.

Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Clare Sterling (IFAW Royaume-Uni)
Contact phone: 
+44 (0)20 7587 6708
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+44 (0)7917 507717
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Trump budget terrible for conservation

May 26 2017
The President’s budget proposal would eliminate the Prescott Marine Mammal Rescu

The President’s budget proposal would eliminate the Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program, a funding source of IFAW’s Marine Mammal Rescue and Research program.The White House budget for 2018 is out, and it’s

How an IFAW scholarship student overcame odds

May 26 2017
Jonathan has had a tough road on his way to earning one of the 60 IFAW-sponsored

Jonathan has had a tough road on his way to earning one of the 60 IFAW-sponsored scholarships to members of the OOGR.When I meet Jonathan at the Amboseli Serena Lodge where he works, it is almost 8 pm; he just knocked off for the day.

Minke whaling season begins in Iceland

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May 26 2017
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Minke whaling season begins in Iceland

Whaling boats are out at sea in Iceland as the country’s minke whaling season begins, with whales being cruelly hunted with harpoons so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets.

Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, with a fraction of this quota usually taken. In recent years the number of minkes killed annually has been between 24 and 30, although last year whalers harpooned 46 minke whales.

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Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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