Whale Alert App 2.0: uw eigen bijdrage aan het redden van walvissen!

september 11, 2014
Whale Alert App 2.0: uw eigen bijdrage aan het redden van walvissen!

Whale Alert 2.0 is de eerste app die zeevarenden en walvisliefhebbers helpt bij het beschermen en behouden van de walvis.

Ik haalde lang, diep adem, leunde naar de microfoon toe en begon ...


IWC65: op weg naar de Internationale Walvisvaartcommissie!

september 12, 2014
IWC65: op weg naar de Internationale Walvisvaartcommissie!

Ik heb een groot deel van mijn carrière doorgebracht op de weg. Je zou dus denken dat ik beter zou zijn in inpakken.

Maar natuurlijk wacht ik weer tot het laatste moment met het van zolder halen van mijn bagage en het op de iPhone kijken wat de weergoden van plan zijn met alweer een ander land, en uiteindelijk begin ik dan toch echt met het inladen van mijn kleren, mijn toiletspullen en mijn IFAW-literatuur.


When it comes to community dog ownership, paying close attention pays off

september 22, 2014
Knowing which dogs are locally owned/roaming versus stray helps dog management.

Can you tell whether these dogs are strays or locally owned? Knowing the difference helps local dog management efforts.

Working on humane dog management with communities who are generally underserviced means a couple of things.

WATCH: Dubai airport passengers say no to ivory

september 15, 2014
Survey of Dubai airport passengers shows overwhelming support for ivory ban.

IFAW’s campaign with Ministry of Environment and Water in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai Police, and Dubai International Airport aims to reduce the demand on ivory worldwide.In a way to measure the impact of our "Ivory smuggling leads to prosecution" campaign against the ill

IWC65: International Whaling Commission news roundup from Portoroz Slovenia

september 15, 2014
IWC65: International Whaling Commission news roundup

The International Fund for Animal Welfare has been an active and vocal NGO observer of the proceedings at the International Whaling Commission meeting nearly as long as they have allowed NGOs though the doors...And this year is no exception.

The meeting is held biannually, each alternating year now in a new location. 

This 65th gathering of 80+ member states is being held in Portoroz, Slovenia.

Throughout this week's meeting in the Storify below, I'll gather IFAW postings and related news articles.

EU governments lead global protest against Icelandic Whaling

Publication Date: 
september 15, 2014
archive photo © IFAW
archive photo © IFAW

Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and increased harvest of whales… and to its ongoing international trade in whale products.”

The diplomatic move was welcomed by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare– www.ifaw.org).

Press Location: 
Brussels, Belgium
Adrian Hiel (IFAW EU)
Mobiele telefoon: 
+32 (0)473 86 34 61
Contact email: 

Today is a turning point for sharks

september 14, 2014
Today is a turning point for sharks

Oceanic whitetip shark, one of the most threatened sharks. © R. SonntagThere is the International Day of the Dog, the World Oceans Day and the Day of the Porpoise.

As far as we are concerned, September 14 is International Shark Day.