Squawking Result as CITES Places African grey Parrots top of the Protection Pecking Order

Publication Date: 
Oct 2 2016
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Squawking Result as CITES Places African grey Parrots top of the Protection Peck

African grey parrots flew to the top of the pecking order today as CITES voted decisively to uplist wild populations to Appendix I thus ending their international commercial trade.

IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to end commercial trade in African grey parrots.

Press Location: 
Johannesburg, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW South Africa
Eleonora Panella, IFAW EU
Contact phone: 
+27 82 330 2558
+32 2 237 60 52

CITES takes a Byte out of Wildlife Cybercrime

Publication Date: 
Sep 30 2016
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CITES takes a Byte out of Wildlife Cybercrime

Wildlife cybercriminals will be under more scrutiny than ever following the commitment by all 183 Parties to CITES, to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade.

The decision was taken at a high level meeting held during the CoP17 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) being held in Johannesburg, South Africa this week.

Press Location: 
Johannesburg, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW South Africa
Eleonora Panella, IFAW EU
Contact phone: 
+27 82 330 2558
+32 2 237 60 52

No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary macaques

Publication Date: 
Sep 28 2016
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No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary mac

IFAW welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give greater protection to Barbary macaques by transferring them from Appendix II to Appendix I – thus giving the species greater protection from international trade.

“This is a critical step in preventing a further decline in Barbary macaque populations,” says Rikkert Reijnen, Senior Project Lead, Wildlife Trade at IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare).

Press Location: 
Johannesburg, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW South Africa
Eleonora Panella, IFAW EU
Contact phone: 
+27 82 330 2558
+32 2 237 60 52

Pangolins win at CITES

Publication Date: 
Sep 28 2016
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Pangolins win at CITES

Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg decided that the most illegally traded mammal in the world urgently needs protection from further over-exploitation. All eight pangolin species are being transferred from Appendix II to Appendix I – thus prohibiting any international commercial trade with pangolin parts.

Press Location: 
Johannesburg, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW South Africa
Eleonora Panella, IFAW EU
Contact phone: 
+27 (0) 82 330 2558
+32 2 237 60 52

INTERPOL and IFAW announce expanded wildlife crime enforcement network at tenBoma CITES event

Publication Date: 
Sep 28 2016
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INTERPOL and IFAW announce expanded wildlife crime enforcement network at tenBom

Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES side event as INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announce their cooperation on IFAW’s tenBoma initiative in Kenya, which represents an important expansion of their longstanding collaboration combatting global wildlife trafficking.

Press Location: 
Johannesburg, South Africa
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius, IFAW Southern Africa
INTERPOL Press Office, Lyon, France
Contact phone: 
+27 82 330 2558
+33 4 72 44 00 00

Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act

Publication Date: 
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)

Publication Date: 
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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Combating wildlife crime in Uganda

Publication Date: 
Feb 20 2018
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Combating wildlife crime in Uganda

Press Location: 
Kampala, Uganda
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Jacqueline Nyagah, Communications Manager – IFAW
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+254 722 607 640
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Journée mondiale du pangolin : rappeler au monde qu’une espèce s’éteint

Publication Date: 
Feb 16 2018
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Journée mondiale du pangolin : rappeler au monde qu’une espèce s’éteint

Le 17 février est la Journée mondiale du pangolin, mais pour si adorable qu’elle soit, cette boule d’écailles est aussi le mammifère le plus trafiqué au monde, ce qui en fait une espèce en danger d’extinction.

Press Location: 
Reims
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Romina Sanfourche - IFAW communication
Contact phone: 
06 12 36 40 07
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