In Chile, Humane Community Development project meets with stunning success

Mon, 08/12/2013
IFAWs HCD workshop gives individuals the opportunity to air their personal conce

Roaming dogs are a common sight on the streets throughout Puerto Natales. You can’t walk a block in Puerto Natales without seeing a dog...or five. The dogs are everywhere, and especially in a tourist town like Puerto Natales, they notice you as much as you notice them. They can recognize a visitor from blocks away, and will trail you in an impromptu pack.

"Whale friendly" is the way forward for Icelandic tourism

Sat, 08/10/2013
Whale friendly stickers are now visible at the entrance to 54 establishments in

Whale friendly stickers are now visible at the entrance to 54 establishments in Iceland. In co-operation with the Icelandic Whale Watching Association, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has awarded Icelandair Reykjavík Marina hotel with a certificate for being the first official ‘Whale Friendly’ establishment in Iceland.

EU should avoid extreme rendition of beluga whales

Fri, 08/09/2013
A beluga whale photographed in its natural habitat during IFAW funded annual res

A beluga whale photographed in its natural habitat during IFAW funded annual research in Solovetsky, Russia.My colleague Patrick Ramage has already shared the good news that 18 b

Ivory Kingpin Arrested

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Fri, 08/09/2013
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In a rare glimmer of good news in the ongoing battle to save elephants and rhinos from organised crime one of West Africa's major kingpins has been arrested said Togo's environment minister.

Press Location: 
Brussels, Belgium
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius (IFAW SA)
Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
Contact phone: 
+27 21 701 8642
+32 (0)473 86 34 61
Contact mobile: 
+27 82 330 2558

Nouvelle saisie de cornes de rhinocéros et de défenses d'éléphants à Hong Kong

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Wed, 08/07/2013
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Environ 1 120 défenses d'ivoire ont été saisies aujourd'hui à Hong Kong, portant à trois tonnes le volume total de défenses d'éléphants illégales

Press Location: 
Cape Town, Afrique du sud
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius (IFAW SA)
Contact phone: 
+27 21 701 8642
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+27 82 330 2558
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Ivory Kingpin Arrested

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Fri, 08/09/2013
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In a rare glimmer of good news in the ongoing battle to save elephants and rhinos from organised crime one of West Africa's major kingpins has been arrested said Togo's environment minister.

According to media reports the trafficker, Emile N'Bouke, has been dealing in ivory since the 70s. He may be responsible for as many as 10,000 elephant deaths and was caught with 700kg of ivory. He was arrested on Tuesday at his shop in Lome, Togo.

Press Location: 
Brussels, Belgium
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
Christina Pretorius (IFAW SA)
Contact phone: 
+32 2 282 06 93
+27 21 701 86 42
Contact mobile: 
+32 (0)473 86 34 61
+27 (82) 330 25 58

Spotlight Rusland: schattige weesbeertjes genieten van de zomer

Thu, 08/08/2013
Borya speelt in het water.

Sommige beren houden van zwemmen.

Deze blog werd geschreven door Mila Danilova, IFAW-campaigner in Rusland. - GA

In juli zwaaiden de deuren naar de buitenwereld open voor 12 verweesde berenwelpjes die klaar waren voor een avontuur!

Puerto Natales moves forward to humanely address their free roaming dogs issues

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Thu, 08/08/2013
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During a two day workshop led by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in partnership with Veterinarians Without Borders-Canada (VWB) and the Municipality of Puerto Natales, over 20 individuals representing local sectors including the municipal government, agriculture, education, academia, animal and social organizations came together to share their understanding of the local situation with roaming dogs in Puerto Natales.

Press Location: 
Puerto Natales, Chile
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Joaquín de la Torre Ponce (IFAW América Latina) -
Guillermo Pérez