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IFAW applauds China closing domestic ivory market

Saturday, 31 December 2016, 1:25 pm | IFAW

IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017 (Beijing, China – 30 December, 2016) After decades of advocating by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for shutting down domestic ivory markets, today the Chinese ... More >>

New IFAW report proves ivory trade is thriving online

Friday, 1 May 2015, 3:11 pm | IFAW

IFAW has released a report: Elephant vs. Mouse: An Investigation of the Ivory Trade on Craigslist , proving the sale of illegal ivory is flourishing on one of the internet’s most dominant trade sites. More >>

New Zealand Set to Defend Whales at World Court

Monday, 8 July 2013, 9:17 am | IFAW

(The Hague, Netherlands - 8 July 2013) - Now into its third and final week, the International Court of Justice hearing of the case against Japanese whaling in the Antarctic is set to hear New Zealand's intervention. More >>

Euthanasia Not An Option For Rare Cats

Wednesday, 18 January 2012, 2:59 pm | IFAW

IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) supports worldwide calls for the 36 endangered lions and tigers from New Zealand’s Zion Wildlife Park to be re-homed and not euthanized. The troubled wildlife park and the lives of its animals are in ... More >>

Plan to legalize whaling considered

Tuesday, 23 February 2010, 2:03 pm | IFAW

IFAW has condemned the draft plan unveiled today which proposes to legalize commercial whaling for the first time since a 1986 moratorium made it illegal to hunt whales for commercial purposes. More >>

New Rules - Responsible Whale Watching In Pacific

Monday, 30 March 2009, 4:28 pm | IFAW

The first regional guidelines for responsible whale and dolphin watching across the Pacific Islands were launched today on the eve of the first International Conference for Marine Mammal Protected Areas in Maui, Hawaii. More >>

Legislation To End Commerical Seal Hunt Introduced

Wednesday, 4 March 2009, 2:05 pm | IFAW

IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) has applauded a private member’s bill introduced today by Senator Mac Harb calling for an end to Canada’s commercial seal hunt. This marks the first time a Canadian politician has introduced legislation ... More >>

Russia Moves Towards Banning Baby Seal Hunt

Friday, 27 February 2009, 1:14 pm | IFAW

(Moscow, Russia – 27 February 2009) – Russian ministers announced a complete ban on the hunt for ‘whitecoat’ harp seals (pups up to about 11 days old) as the first step in an agreement to end the killing of all baby seals. More >>

Closed-door meeting could lift whaling ban

Tuesday, 27 January 2009, 10:07 am | IFAW

Negotiations at a meeting taking place behind closed doors in England this week could jeopardise the worldwide ban on commercial whaling, according to IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare). More >>

Animal Rescue Training In Disaster Hotspot

Tuesday, 9 December 2008, 2:18 pm | IFAW

(9 December, Malang, Indonesia) A first of its kind training workshop on rescuing animals affected by disasters conducted by IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) opens today in Malang, Indonesia. More >>

Japan Plays Politics with Humpback Whales

Wednesday, 19 November 2008, 10:30 am | IFAW

14 Nov 2008 – If the Government of Japan is genuine about participating in the International Whaling Commission (IWC) reform talks it will have to do more than remove humpbacks from its kill list this year, according to IFAW (International Fund ... More >>

Tonga's Whales Need Conserving Says New Report

Saturday, 14 June 2008, 1:13 pm | IFAW

EMBARGOED UNTIL SATURDAY 14 JUNE Tonga's Whales Need Conserving Says New Report (Vava'u, Tonga - 14 June 2008) According to a new IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) report launched today whale watching plays a major role in attracting tourists to ... More >>

Whale Watching Brings Millions To Pacific

Wednesday, 2 April 2008, 10:27 am | IFAW

(Auckland, NZ – 2 April 2008) - Whale and dolphin watching is one of the fastest growing industries in the Pacific Island region. According to a new IFAW report released today at the opening of the first meeting of Pacific Island region whale watching ... More >>

Lobstermen Meet On Whale Friendlier Lobster Gear

Tuesday, 8 January 2008, 8:24 am | IFAW

"Saving the right whale requires collaboration and shared commitment. Nearly ¾ of endangered right whales have scars from entanglement in fishing gear; it remains one of the biggest threats to the survival of the species." More >>

Early Christmas For Entangled Humpback Whale

Friday, 21 December 2007, 4:31 am | IFAW

A 40 foot humpback whale was freed from 75 lobster traps and their connecting ropes and anchors and a certain death, today in the Bay of Fundy. The rescue team suspects he might have lost the use of one of his eyes. More >>

Report: Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt Is Inhumane

Thursday, 20 December 2007, 10:31 am | IFAW

The Canadian government's claim that 98% of the seals are killed humanely in the commercial seal hunt is exposed in the report as being scientifically incorrect. This report reveals the truth about Canada's commercial seal hunt. More >>

Companies Linked To Japanese Whaling Called To Act

Thursday, 20 December 2007, 8:39 am | IFAW

Japanese seafood giants Nippon Suisan, Kyokuyo and Maruha jointly owned and operated Japan's whaling fleet for decades and devised a plan to significantly expand Japanese whaling in the 2007/2008 whaling season. More >>

A Dozen Ways To Save The Tiger: A Blueprint

Monday, 17 December 2007, 6:02 am | IFAW

Following recent reports that the world's wild tigers have dwindled to as few as 3,000, one dozen of the 14 countries with remaining wild tiger populations recently publisheda unified global "roadmap" to save the tiger from imminent extinction. More >>

Man Bitten By 450-lbs Tiger Near Los Angeles

Thursday, 6 December 2007, 9:43 am | IFAW

A man was critically injured in a tiger attack at an animal sanctuary northeast of Los Angeles. Chris Orr, a caretaker, was bitten in the neck by a 450-pound Bengal tiger and, according to news reports, remains in intensive care. More >>

Endangered Pelts Go Up In Smoke In Kashmir

Tuesday, 4 December 2007, 9:43 am | IFAW

Indian wildlife authorities today torched a huge pile of banned wildlife furs and skins in Kashmir as part of the government's effort to stop an illegal trade that threatens to wipe out many of India's most endangered species. More >>