International Fund for Animal Welfare

The International Fund for Animal Welfare works to improve animal welfare, prevent animal cruelty and abuse, protect wildlife and provide animal rescue around the world. From stopping the elephant ivory trade, to ending the Canadian seal hunt and saving the whales from extinction, IFAW works to create solutions that benefit both animals and people.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013
EU Sells Out Polar Bears at CITES
The EU delegation currently in Thailand at an international conference is actively derailing the polar bear’s best chance of survival. While the United States, supported by the Russian Federation, is hours away from securing vital protections to ban a significant threat to polar bears—international commercial trade—the EU just put forward an alternate proposal that would validate Canada’s current unsustainable hunting levels.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Mombasa Seizure Seals E Africa Reputation as Source for Dirty Ivory
The seizure of two tons of ivory in Mombasa, Kenya today has helped cement East Africa's growing reputation as a clearing house for the bloody illegal ivory trade. Media today reported Kenya police had intercepted the largest ever haul of ivory at Mombasa port, two tons of elephant tusks worth US$1,5-million contained in a shipping container provided with fraudulent paper work and due for export to Indonesia.
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Friday, May 18, 2012
Creating a Legacy for Tomorrow on Endangered Species Day
Today marks one of the least known, but most significant, holidays of the entire year – Endangered Species Day . Launched by the United States Senate, the annual event takes place the third Friday in May and is celebrated by thousands of people throughout the country at parks, wildlife refuges, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, libraries, schools and community centers.
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Friday, February 10, 2012
Demonstrating Death – Rhino Dies during Operation
The death of a rhinoceros in South Africa while being fitted with supposedly life saving devices has highlighted the desperation of conservationists to save this threatened species. “Desperate circumstances have brought about a situation where extreme and even outlandish measures are now being used to save rhinos,” said Jason Bell, Country Director of the Southern African office of IFAW and Director of IFAW’s Elephant Programme (IFAW- www.ifaw.org ).
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
1,041 Elephant Tusks Seized on Zanzibar Island
Tanzanian authorities seized 1,041 elephant tusks on the island of Zanzibar yesterday – the largest ivory haul in a year of devastating loss. The record-setting seizure comes as 27 wildlife law enforcement officials from 11 Southern African countries gather in Gaborone, Botswana this week to undergo a joint IFAW and INTERPOL training session on the prevention of illegal trade in wildlife.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
NGOs Barred From Discussion on Future of Ivory Trade
Civil society bodies have been barred from discussions on the future of the ivory trade, at today’s meeting at the 61st meeting of the CITES (Convention on Illegal Trade in Endangered Species) Standing Committee. Acting of behalf of unnamed Asian countries, Kuwait requested that all members of civil society be removed from the room to allow for a closed-door discussion.
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Tuesday, August 09, 2011
African Lions are Not a Royal Feast
Jeffrey Flocken, D.C. Office Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- www.ifaw.org ), issued the following statement regarding The Burger Guru’s possible inclusion of lion meat sliders on its menu:
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Monday, July 18, 2011
A Day After Voting for Transparency, International Forum for Whales Meets in Secret
After a victory yesterday for those seeking to reform the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the annual meeting in Jersey was in disarray today (Thur) after several countries staged a walkout. A UK proposal on greater transparency and effectiveness at the IWC was adopted by consensus yesterday. Today, a proposal for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary by Brazil and Argentina led to a mid-morning walkout by Japan, Iceland, Norway and other pro-whaling countries.
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Thursday, June 02, 2011
Initial Deadline to Protect African Lions Missed
Yesterday marked the passing of the 90-day deadline for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make its initial response to a petition seeking protection for African lions under the Endangered Species Act. The petition was filed on March 1 by a coalition of wildlife groups including Born Free USA/ Born Free Foundation, Defenders of Wildlife and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare www.ifaw.org ).
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Monday, April 11, 2011
Canada’s Sealhunt: Is It Worth It?
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org ) is off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador documenting the commercial seal hunt, and with only scattered numbers of seals being found, only 27 sealing boats heading out and global lack of demand for seal products, the animal welfare group questions why millions of tax dollars are being wasted on an industry that all signals indicate has no future.
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