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Czech and Slovak Republic spark new global initiative with rhino burning ceremon
19th September 2014 Peter Pueschel
I will be there this Sunday, on the eve of World Rhino Day, when the Czech Environmental Minster, Richard Brabec, watches Read more »
With IWC Officials looking on, US IWC Commissioner Russell Smith, Japan's Joji M
17th September 2014 Patrick Ramage
As I sit down to type up this blog, it’s 1:30 in the morning in Portoroz, Solvenia. And it’s been an up and down Read more »
Blue Jays should rethink locker room use of tiger cub as prop
16th September 2014 Sheryl Fink
The Toronto Blue Jays are heroes to countless kids (and quite a few adults) across Canada. But there is nothing heroic about Read more »
15th September 2014 Patrick Ramage
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Read more »
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15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
21st June 2014
The ownership of exotic animals in the United States is a huge and looming issue. Reality check: did you know there are more Watch Video »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
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Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua
18th September 2014
At the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Read more »
Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s
18th September 2014
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at int
16th September 2014
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Read more »
Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16th September 2014
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisio Read more »
World elephant day graphic
12th August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014
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 fou Read more »
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IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
8th April 2014 by
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
Ecolarge 2013
17th June 2013 by
Hunting does not benefit Africa's lions nor hunting communities. Read more »
Saving animals
6th March 2013 by
It’s been more than 40 years since a small group of concerned citizens banded together to stop Canada’s cruel com Read more »
Victories For Animals
6th November 2012 by
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
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A North Atlantic right whale with an oil platform in the distance.
22nd July 2014 by Margaret Cooney
The last time that I addressed this issue, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) had put forth a final proposal to Read more »
Senate Subcommittee hears testimony in support of Big Cats Public Safety and Pro
21st July 2014 by Carson Barylak
Last Wednesday, a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing to discuss the Big Read more »
Standing-room only for marine mammals on Capitol Hill
16th July 2014 by Margaret Cooney
In response to the recent extraordinary strandings of bottlenose dolphins along the East Coast and of California sea lion Read more »
Illegal elephant ivory trade was a major topic at the CITES meeting last week.
15th July 2014 by Paul Todd
At the last Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) conference in 2013 Read more »
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