Hong Kong Ivory Seizure Smashes Deadly Records for Elephants

Publication Date: 
Mon, 10/22/2012
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The seizure of a record-smashing 3,81 tonnes of illegal ivory in Hong Kong on Saturday – the largest ever in China and the largest worldwide in two years - makes the past 24 months among the deadliest for elephants in recent time.

Hong Kong officials announced yesterday they had intercepted almost four tonnes (8,400 lbs) of ivory in containers aboard ships from Tanzania and Kenya. The consignments were marked “plastic scrap” and “rose coco” beans (more familiarly known as borlotti beans).

Press Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa

Finding a home for brave Benny will be easy, letting go will be the hard part

Mon, 10/22/2012
Benny is teaching us all about facing adversity with a positive attitude.

Benny being examined prior to his surgery.Benny arrived on our Canadian Thanksgiving as expected and was at the vet’s office the next day for a diagnosis on his leg. 

His leg seemed to be fine from the shoulder down to the ankle but it was there that his foot buckled under. 

Miss France lends her voice to our CAIR and Amboseli animal welfare efforts

Mon, 10/22/2012
Miss France recently attended the IFAW CAIR event in France.

Miss France recently attended the IFAW CAIR event in France.There’s an anecdote about my decision to get involved with IFAW: when I found out the Director was from Alsace like me, I was convinced it was a sign!

Seriously though, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is a dynamic and brave association that is doing a lot of good work in the field, around the world.

Bahnbrechende Initiative gegen illegalen Wildtierhandel am Horn von Afrika

Tue, 10/09/2012
Die Teilnehmer des Workshops zum Thema Wildtierschmuggel am Horn von Afrika.

Die Teilnehmer des Workshops zum Thema Wildtierschmuggel am Horn von Afrika.Ich bin gerade aus Äthiopien zurück, wo der Internationale Tierschutz-Fonds in Zusammenarbeit mit der äthiopischen Naturschutzbehörde, dem Zentrum für Umweltschutz in der Region Horn von Afrika und dem Auswärtigen Amt der USA einen bahnbrechenden zweitägigen Workshop organisiert

Spotlight Amboseli: laatste nieuws over adoptiedrama olifanten

Fri, 10/05/2012
Spotlight Amboseli: laatste nieuws over adoptiedrama olifanten

Elfrida met haar tweeling: Elfrida met haar ‘tweeling’, voordat het geadopteerde kalfje (links) verdweenIn augustus werden we verrast door Elfrida’s adoptie van een vrouwelijk kalfje, dat uit het niets bij de familie leek te zijn opgedoken.

VIDÉO : émouvantes retrouvailles d’un éléphanteau et de sa mère, et un petit mot de remerciement

Mon, 10/15/2012

Note du rédacteur –

Cet e-mail de remerciement a été rédigé par le Dr Vicki Fishlock, membre de l’équipe de recherche de l’Amboseli Trust for Elephants, soutenu depuis longtemps par le Fonds international pour la protection des animaux.

Free Trade deal with EU can help end Japan's Whaling

Fri, 10/19/2012
MEP David Martin (seated) learning about whale research on board Song of the Wha

MEP David Martin (seated) learning about whale research on board Song of the Whale off the coast of Iceland in September 2012.There are three remaining countries in the world that engage in the cruel practice of commercial whaling and two of them are European –

International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Film “Removed” Selected for Eugene International Film Festival

Publication Date: 
Wed, 10/17/2012
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International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Film  “Removed” Selected for Euge

“Removed,” a film produced and directed by International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW www.ifaw.org) Richard Moos, will be featured at the 2012 Eugene International Film Festival which runs from October 18-21 in Eugene, Oregon.

With yearly submissions hailing from around 35 countries, the festival appeals to both filmmakers and movie audiences.  The winning films are selected by a panel comprised of media arts professionals.

Press Location: 
Yarmouth Port, MA

On the anniversary of the Zanesville, Ohio wildlife tragedy, one year ago today

Thu, 10/18/2012
On the anniversary of the Zanesville, Ohio wildlife tragedy, one year ago today

Today marks the one-year anniversary of one of the most horrific exotic animal tragedies of all time.

On October 19, 2011, I woke up, fed my dog, and started getting ready to leave for work. I remember hearing the sound of rain on my roof and my pup’s nervous reaction. As usual, my mind raced through the list of tasks I needed to accomplish that day.  

I absent mindedly turned on the tv.

Big cat rescue efforts in Ohio come full circle this weekend

Fri, 10/19/2012

If you’ve been following the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s animal rescue work, you may remember a story about a white tiger named Nikita and a cougar named Tasha.