VIDEO: A personal account of animal disaster work in Malawi

March 11, 2015

My name is Peter Howson and I am an aquaculture consultant from the UK. Since November 2014, I have been in Malawi working with IFAW on two animal welfare projects.

I was initially invited to contribute to the sustainability of the IFAW fish farm project based in Liwonde National Park. The project was established to deter poaching fish from the Shire River, whilst also providing local people with a more sustainable livelihood choice.

Watch: Chinese children recite “Lament of an Elephant Calf”

March 10, 2015

There were many moving moments at the gala to launch IFAW’s campaign “Give Peace to Elephants, Say No to Ivory” last November in Beijing.

One emotional moment in particular that touched me, was the recital of a poem by 9-year old Chinese girls Peng Minghui and Miao Yixin, called “Lament of An Elephant Calf”.

La Belgique réclame une interdiction européenne d’exportation de l’ivoire

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March 9, 2015
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La Belgique réclame une interdiction européenne d’exportation de l’ivoire

Marie Christine Marghem, Ministre belge de l'énergie, de l'environnement et du développement durable a appelé l’UE à interdire l’exportation d’ivoire dans tous ses Etats membres.

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Bruxelles, Belgique
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Adrian Hiel, IFAW
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Belgium Calls for EU Ban on Exporting Ivory

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March 9, 2015
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Belgium Calls for EU Ban on Exporting Ivory

Marie Christine Marghem, Belgian Minister for Energy, the Environment and Sustainable Development has called for EU action to ban the export of ivory from all EU member states. The bold call comes as an auction house in France has suggested that buyers can circumvent the domestic ban on raw ivory exports by sending ivory to China through Belgium.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Adrian Hiel, IFAW EU
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+32 2 282 06 93
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Dogs in sheep’s clothing

February 18, 2015

The pickup truck is making its way over a bumpy meadow towards the sheep enclosure. Three large livestock guardian dogs - that look very much like sheep themselves – have already seen us and are watching us attentively from behind the fence. They know the vehicle and they know their shepherd, that’s why they are not raising the alarm. As we get out and walk towards the herd, they wag their tails and stay relaxed.

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Where do your candidates stand on koalas in the NSW election?

March 11, 2015
One of the Ballina 200 koalas threatened with extinction by the propsoed Pacific

One of the Ballina 200 koalas threatened with extinction by the propsoed Pacific Highway upgradeWith the New South Wales election fast approaching, it’s worth reflecting on what this means for the state’s furry native inhabitants, like the

Spotlight India: Children paint their love for wildlife on school walls

March 9, 2015
Students taking part in wall painting organised by IFAW-WTI, at Himgiri High & M

Students taking part in wall painting organised by IFAW-WTI, at Himgiri High & M.E School, Manas, Baksa.On Valentine’s Day, when most of the world’s humans wore red to profess their love for fellow humans, 600 school chil

One year later, we're still fighting to protect fin whales

March 9, 2015
It has been over a year now since the discovery that Canada was being a  trading

On the eve of World Wildlife Day, March 3, MP and Trade Critic Don Davies and IFAW held a news conference on the Vancouver waterfront.