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Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

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In the wake of the court ruling, the South African government is waiting on the
30th November 2015 Jason Bell
Rhino breeders: 1; rhinos: 0. Last week’s South African High Court ruling to allow for the domestic trade in rhino Read more »
Fighting for animal welfare requires perseverance and patience.
19th November 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
Recently, legislators, academics and representatives from animal welfare organizations signed the “Declaratory for Read more »
How much do animals contribute to happiness?
18th November 2015 Beth Allgood
Can you think of a time that an animal made you happy?  Maybe it was snuggling with your own dog or cat, hearing a Read more »
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10th November 2015
Huntwatch BTS - Ryan Reynolds Narration Recording Session from Huntwatch on Vimeo. If you like romantic comedies like me, Watch Video »
17th March 2015
More than 200 guests came together the other night at the historic Telegraph building on Tverskaya Street in downtown Watch Video »
27th February 2015
Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attention of the world. The United States Watch Video »
13th February 2015
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France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies
23rd November 2015
Last week, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, decided to ban the import of lion trophies into French territory. Instructions were given to government agencies to no longer issue permits a Read more »
17th November 2015
IFAW and INTERPOL yesterday signed an agreement extending their worldwide cooperation to combat wildlife and environmental crime. The event took place at the 2nd INTERPOL-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Compliance and Enforc Read more »
Applications Open for Global Youth and Wildlife Forum, South Africa
4th October 2015
The search is on for 20 of the world’s brightest conservationists, aged 18 to 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife. Convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Youth Forum will take place in Johann Read more »
8th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe
31st July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act: “IFAW applauds the swift actions taken today by U Read more »
Protection Sought for Pangolins, World’s Most Illegally Trafficked Mammals
15th July 2015
Today, a coalition of wildlife groups petitioned the U.S. government to designate seven species of pangolins as “Endangered” under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and also asked the agency to protect pangolins under the Act’s Read more »
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UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
26th June 2014 by adintino
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
8th April 2014 by rbartlett
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 rbartlett
Hunting does not benefit Africa's lions nor hunting communities. Read more »
Saving animals
6th March 2013 by rbartlett
It’s been more than 40 years since a small group of concerned citizens banded together to stop Canada’s cruel com Read more »
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New Report: Economics of Trophy Hunting in Africa Are Overrated and Overstated
18th June 2013 by adintino
A new report released today analyzes literature on the economics of trophy hunting and reveals that African countries and Read more »
An immediate way we can help protect African lions against trophy hunters is to
18th June 2013 by Jeffrey Flocken
As few as 32,000 African lions are believed to remain in the wild today. Over the last 30 years, African countries with the Read more »
U.S. appeals court upholds ban on polar bear imports
18th June 2013 by Jeffrey Flocken
Today, the D.C. Court of Appeals supported the ban on the importation of polar bear trophies, rejecting separate appeals by Read more »
Wolves, elephants, and the best (or worst) of intentions
17th June 2013 by Paul Todd
Two U.S.-based environmental groups have declared their intent to sue the federal government over just that – intent. Read more »
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