Victory for elephants as UK government confirms ban on ivory sales

Apr 3 2018
Victory for elephants as UK government confirms ban on ivory sales
Victory for elephants as UK government confirms ban on ivory sales

A victory for elephants! The UK Government has announced a ban on ivory sales will go ahead, with a pledge that the ban will be the toughest in Europe and one of the toughest in the world. The UK's Environment Secretary Michael Gove shared the news, saying that "Ivory should never be seen as a commodity for financial gain or a status symbol." 

Empowering people helps protect wildlife

Jan 11 2018
Empowering people helps protect wildlife
Empowering people helps protect wildlife

Poaching for ivory has reached epidemic proportions in Southern Africa. Wildlife-human conflicts and accidents have caused an additional number of tragic deaths, both among elephants and people. Tanguy Dumortier, host of RTBF’s nature and environment program Le Jardin Extraordinaire, joined IFAW for two weeks in Zambia and Malawi to learn more about how we protect animals and the places they call home, and how people can be active participants in conservation.  

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Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act

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Jun 7 2016
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Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act

Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act would bring long-overdue amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada, ban the sale of cat and dog fur in Canada;  and ban the importation of shark fink into Canada.  

Please download a copy of our infographic on how this important Bill will help protect animals in Canada. 

IFAW北京猛禽救助中心年报(2001-2011)

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Apr 6 2012
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IFAW北京猛禽救助中心年报(BRRC, 2001-2011)

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Ideas on how to tackle corruption in the international conservation community

Apr 10 2018

This is a guest post from Shannon Noelle Rivera, who won this year’s IFAW/Winchester essay competition with her essay, Playing Politics with Animals: Corruption in CITES and the International Wildlife Trade. -- PM

Robbenjagd beginnt in Kanada

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Apr 6 2018
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Die blutige Robbenjagd in Kanada geht auch dieses Jahr weiter. (c) IFAW/S. Cook
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Die blutige Robbenjagd in Kanada geht auch dieses Jahr weiter. (c) IFAW/S. Cook

Am Montag, den 9. April beginnt in Kanada offiziell die diesjährige kommerzielle Robbenjagd an der Ostküste des Landes. Eine Quote hat das kanadische Fischereiministerium (DFO) bisher nicht bekannt gegeben, aber sie wird vermutlich der des Vorjahres entsprechen: Demnach dürften in den nächsten Wochen 400.000 Sattelrobben, 60.000 Kegelrobben und 8.200 Klappmützen getötet werden.

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Hamburg
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Andreas Dinkelmeyer
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Neue Allianzen für nachhaltigen Umweltschutz

Apr 5 2018
Neue Allianzen für nachhaltigen Umweltschutz

Die Unterstützung der Frauen vor Ort ist für nachhaltigen Umweltschutz unabdingbar. IFAW Mitarbeiter treffen sich mit ihnen, um sie für das Projekt tenBoma zu gewinnen. ©IFAW/R. Moos

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Interdiction totale de l’ivoire au Royaume-Uni : une étape cruciale pour la protection des éléphants

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Apr 3 2018
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Interdiction totale de l’ivoire au Royaume-Uni : une étape cruciale pour la prot

IFAW, le Fonds international pour la protection des animaux se félicite de l’annonce par le Gouvernement britannique d’une interdiction de la vente d’ivoire. C’est une étape encourageante et cruciale pour les éléphants car cela engage le gouvernement à faire tout ce qu’il peut pour garantir que l’interdiction entre en vigueur dès que possible.

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Londres
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Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants

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Apr 3 2018
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Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants

Today’s announcement by the Government of a ban on ivory sales has been welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a positive and vital step for elephants, as it urges the Government to do all it can to ensure the ban is in place as quickly as possible.

Elephant populations are at a tipping point with the species facing extinction due to the ivory poaching crisis which is killing at least 20,000 elephants each year.

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London
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Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
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