The Newfoundland seal hunt: looking back, moving forward

Apr 14 2014
The Newfoundland seal hunt: looking back, moving forward

In Newfoundland and Labrador, the commercial seal hunt is a thing of legend. It’s a very important part of the history and culture of the province, which is something that people from “the mainland” — and especially those of us working to end the commercial seal hunt — don’t always appreciate.

A black and white issue that is turning all of us grey

Apr 14 2014
A black and white issue that is turning all of us grey

 Badgers are one of the most important wild mammals in the UK and they should be protected.The badger issue should be black and white.

La destruction de l’ivoire en Belgique fait des émules en Europe

Apr 9 2014
La destruction de l’ivoire en Belgique fait des émules en Europe

Le directeur d’IFAW Azzedine Downes a pris la parole durant la cérémonie de destruction de l’ivoire belge.Aux quatre coins du globe, divers pays se mettent en branle les uns à la suite des autres pour sauver les éléphants.

Des éléphanteaux sauvés par IFAW et WTI vont repeupler le parc national de Manas en Inde

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Apr 11 2014
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Des éléphanteaux sauvés par IFAW et WTI vont repeupler le parc national de Manas
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Des éléphanteaux sauvés par IFAW et WTI vont repeupler le parc national de Manas

Quatre éléphanteaux d'Asie orphelins ont été transférés la semaine passée dans le parc national de Manas grâce aux efforts conjoints d'IFAW (Fonds international pour la protection des animaux), du Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) et du Département des forêts de l'État d'Assam. Ils seront progressivement réintroduits dans leur habitat naturel.

Press Location: 
Panbari, Assam. Inde
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Sheren Shrestha, (WTI) ;
Michael Booth, (IFAW)
Contact phone: 
+91 (0120) 4143900
(508) 744 2076

IFAW: Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt Opens as EU ban debated at WTO

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Apr 14 2014
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After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over C$50 million (€33 million) in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 


“This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never come back to previous levels. When will governments in Ottawa and St. John’s start to think about the future, and help sealers transition out of this failed industry?” says Sheryl Fink, Wildlife Campaigns Director of IFAW Canada.

Press Location: 
Brussels, Belgium
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Adrian Hiel, IFAW EU
Andreas Krebs, IFAW Canada
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+32 473 86 34 61
+416 669 34 59
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Robbenjagd in Kanada beginnt

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Apr 14 2014
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Jäger erschlägt Sattelrobbe mit Hakapik
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Jäger erschlägt Sattelrobbe mit Hakapik

Heute beginnt in Kanada offiziell die diesjährige kommerzielle Robbenjagd. 400.000 Sattelrobben dürfen in den nächsten Wochen laut der vom kanadischen Fischereiministerium (DFO) herausgegebenen Quote getötet werden.

Letzte Woche lief bereits ein einzelnes Schiff im Golf von St. Lorenz aus, wo normalerweise die Robbenjagd beginnt. Aufgrund extrem dicken Eises und mangelnder Nachfrage nach Robbenprodukten fuhr dort bisher nur der lokale Schlachter zur Jagd hinaus.

Press Location: 
Hamburg
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Press Contact: 
Dörte von der Reith
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+49 (0) 40 866 500 33
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+49 (0) 160 9048 6493
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National Tigers for Tigers coalition continues to inspire

Apr 11 2014
National Tigers for Tigers coalition continues to inspire

Author speaking to Tigers for Tigers audience at University of Missouri.This past weekend, I participated as a speaker at the Second Annual National Tigers for Tigers (T4T) Summit at University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

SLIDESHOW: Saving endangered African wildlife by reducing illegal wildlife trafficking

Apr 11 2014
SLIDESHOW: Saving endangered African wildlife by reducing illegal wildlife traff

Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgence in India

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Apr 11 2014
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Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen

Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually reintegrated to the wild.

Press Location: 
Panbari, Assam. India
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Sheren Shrestha, WTI (India) ;
Michael Booth, (IFAW US)
Contact phone: 
+91 (0120) 4143900
(508) 744 2076