Next stage in orphan elephant release programme complete

May 29 2014
Next stage in orphan elephant release programme complete

This week, a mammoth event in the history of the EOP took place! The Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) of Game Rangers International (GRI) has grown rapidly in the past six years, from humble beginnings as a basic bush camp in Zambia’s Kafue National Park where it supported a few young orphaned elephants raised by a handful of locally employed keepers.

Taking the arguments against Icelandic whaling to Russia

May 28 2014
UK Director Robbie Marsland gives lecture about IFAW's work in Iceland

IFAW UK Director Robbie Marsland delivers lecture to Geographical Society of RussiaThe Geographical Society of Russia is more than one hundred years old and has recently been given a new lease on life by Russia’s President Putin. It has fine offices around the corner from Red Square in Moscow which include an impressive lecture hall. A couple of months ago, I w

Exploring the benefits between animal well-being and human happiness

May 27 2014
IFAW sees how animals contribute to people’s happiness and well-being

A happy owner and her dog attend an IFAW Northern Dogs Project picnic on November 17, 2013. c. IFAWWhat makes you happy?

A variety of actions, events, and material items make people happy. But it is increasingly thought that knowing that others are free from suffering can also be a considerable factor in happiness.

Public Outcry Forces End to Plans for Meerendal Wine Farm Elephants

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May 27 2014
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Public Outcry Forces End to Plans for Meerendal Wine Farm Elephants

Public outrage against the cruelty of elephant tourism, has forced Meerdendal Wine Estate in Cape Town to back down on its plans to install safari elephants on its estate.

Last week a coalition of local, national and international animal welfare groups took issue with CapeNature, the Western Province’s conservation authority, on the movement and use of elephants for tourism purposes including riding safaris.

Press Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius (IFAW Elephant Programme)
Allan PerrinsCape of Good Hope SPCA & Cape Animal Welfare Forum)
Contact phone: 
+27 21 701 8642
Contact mobile: 
+27 82 330 2558
+27 21 700 4182

VIDÉO : En Russie, des ours recueillis bébés sur le chemin de la liberté

May 13 2014

Dans la vidéo ci-dessus, vous pouvez voir certains des adorables oursons soignés par les membres du Centre de sauvetage des ours d’IFAW en Russie. L’article ci-dessous a été rédigé par Mila Danilova, membre de l’équipe du bureau d’IFAW en Russie. -Maria N. Vorontsova

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WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban

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May 22 2014
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WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
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WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban

IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO found that moral considerations — including concerns about animal welfare — can justify trade restrictions. As a consequence only small adjustment will need to be made.

Press Location: 
Brussels, Belgium
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Dörte von der Reith (IFAW Germany)
Res (Andreas) Krebs (IFAW Canada)
Contact phone: 
49.(0)40.866.50033
(416) 669-3459
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DIAPORAMA : endiguer le trafic d’espèces sauvages pour sauver les espèces africaines menacées

Apr 11 2014
DIAPORAMA : endiguer le trafic d’espèces sauvages pour sauver les espèces africa

WTO hält am EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenerzeugnisse fest

May 22 2014
WTO hält am EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenerzeugnisse fest

Die Entscheidung des Berufungsgremiums der Welthandelsorganisation (WTO) ist ein weiterer schwerer Schlag gegen die kommerzielle Robbenjagd: Das EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenerzeugnisse bleibt bestehen.</p />
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Campagne de vaccination à Playa del Carmen : plus d’un millier de chiens et de chats vaccinés

Apr 15 2014
Campagne de vaccination à Playa del Carmen : plus d’un millier de chiens et de c