Maryland’s missed opportunity to protect elephants

Mar 23 2015
Maryland does have an ivory problem.

While we had a strong showing of support for the trade legislation bill, unfortunately, it did not pass.I recently made the drive to Annapolis, Maryland, to testify in support of proposed state legislation to ban the trade in ivory.

World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises

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Mar 19 2015
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World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises

Governments will gather at back to back conferences in Kasane, Botswana, next week to review the successes, or otherwise, of recent attempts to better protect elephants and end illegal wildlife trade.

On Monday, 23rd March, the African Elephant Summit will gather governments from around the world to discuss and review progress on measures agreed in December 2013 intended to alleviate the poaching of elephants in the wild, driven by global demand for ivory.

Press Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
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Press Contact: 
Christina Pretorius (IFAW SA)
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+27 82 330 2558
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SLIDESHOW: Zeven schattige beertjes in Russisch opvangcentrum

Mar 12 2015
 Zeven schattige beertjes in Russisch opvangcentrum

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In het Berenopvangcentrum van het IFAW in het Russische Bubonitsy worden op dit moment zeven weesbeertjes verzorgd en gerehabiliteerd.

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Time has come to ask for amendments to the Hunting Act

Mar 18 2015
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We are now calling for a number of necessary amendments of the Hunting Act to address this clear enforcement problem.Today we received the news that the RSPCA has dropped the prosecution against the huntsman of the Cattistock hunt that was scheduled to be heard in a few weeks’ time.

IFAW calls for amendments to Hunting Act in light of another hunting prosecution being dropped and trail hunting repeatedly being used by hunts as a false alibi

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Mar 18 2015
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is changing its position on the Hunting Act and calling for a number of necessary amendments in light of another prosecution being dropped.

IFAW, one of the key groups involved in successfully campaigning for the Hunting Act to be introduced a decade ago, has continued to work to protect this vital piece of wildlife legislation. However, it believes the Act now needs amending so it can be used more effectively.

Press Location: 
London, UK
Press Contact
Press Contact: 
Clare Sterling (IFAW UK)
Contact phone: 
020 7587 6708
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07917 507717
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WATCH: Kiki's puppies have started walking and exploring!

Mar 18 2015

Watch this clip of Kiki’s puppies exploring Dr. Flore’s home.

Kiki’s puppies are just about four weeks old now. Their eyes are open and they’ve discovered how to stand up and are taking their first steps. The pups are slowly beginning to move around and explore the world around them – under the watchful eye of mom and Dr. Erika Flores, of course.

Tell Congress to restore marine mammal rescue funding

Mar 19 2015
MMRR helping a stranded Atlantic white-sided dolphin.

MMRR helping a stranded Atlantic white-sided dolphin.

June 2016 Update: Despite earlier threats of lowering the amount, the Senate has restored the John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance grant program to the original $4,000,000, pending final approval of the national budget.

Verhaltensauffälliger Wolf: Grund zur Sorge oder gar zu Angst?

Mar 18 2015
Verhaltensauffälliger Wolf: Grund zur Sorge oder gar zu Angst?

Die Aufregung ist groß! Da lief am helllichten Tag in Schleswig-Holstein ein Wolf durch eine Ortschaft. Einige Tage zuvor griff das Tier eine Schafherde an und ließ sich eine ganze Weile vom Schäfer und anderen Helfern nicht vertreiben. Ähnliche Vorkommnisse wurden auch aus Niedersachen gemeldet.

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