The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has sent desperately needed emergency funds to Cyprus to help feed animals facing starvation because of the current financial crisis.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging Japan to abandon its dying whaling industry as the fleet returns to port with its lowest Antarctic catch since ‘scientific whaling’ began in 1987.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that the UK Government has failed to commit long term support for the National Wildlife Crime Unit, a highly skilled policing unit, which is spearheading the UK’s fight against wildlife crime.
As the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok comes to a close, IFAW is celebrating an historic CoP that left polar bears in the cold but brought additional protection to an unprecedented number of species. In addition to numerous positive results the tone and level of the discussion, which has been rancorous in the past, was largely constructive.
IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give greater protection to three species of hammerhead sharks, the oceanic whitetip shark and the porbeagle.
(Bangkok, Thailand – 7 March 2013) – A proposal to grant more protection to the already endangered polar bear was voted down today by delegates at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
A report released today by INTERPOL with support from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) revealed hundreds of ivory items conservatively valued at approximately €1,450,000 (£1,250,000) for sale during a two-week period on Internet auction sites in nine European countries.
(Tokyo, Japan – 5 February 2013) – Japan’s dying whaling industry is being propped up by millions of pounds a year in public money, new research by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) reveals.
(London – 16 January 2013) - 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.
(London – 8 January 2013) – The Republic of Korea has confirmed its plans to pursue non-lethal whale research as an alternative to the cruelty of so-called scientific whaling.
The Heythrop Hunt and two of its members pleaded guilty today to offences under the Hunting Act 2004 at Oxford Magistrates' Court. The Heythrop Hunt Ltd pleaded guilty to four counts of unlawfully hunting a wild fox with dogs in a landmark victory in the campaign against the cruel sport of hunting with dogs. It is the first time that an entire Hunt has been faced with corporate charges and been found guilty of illegal hunting.
(London – 12 December 2012) Malaysian officials yesterday announced the world’s largest ever ivory seizure weighing a staggering 24 tonnes. This makes 2012 officially the worst year ever for elephants and the illegal ivory trade.
(London – 5 December 2012) – The Republic of Korea has abandoned its plans to resume whaling, following international outcry.
(London – 27 November 2012) – Despite thousands of whales still being cruelly harpooned for commercial reasons each year, whale meat consumption in Japan along with support for whaling are both surprisingly low, polling released today by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) reveals.
(London– 15 November 2012) Three record-sized ivory confiscations in just three weeks have put a further dent in East Africa’s growing image as a clearing house for the bloody illegal ivory trade.
IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baroness Gale and presented by Queen legend Brian May.
(London – 18 October 2012) – The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed the Environment Audit Committee Review Recommendations on wildlife crime, which were published today.
Actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio joined IFAW today in calling for the world community to step up efforts to save elephants from poaching and the illegal ivory trade, which have escalated dramatically in recent years.
(London – 26 September, 2012) – The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging Japan to abandon its Antarctic whaling programme and stop wasting public money on a cruel and outdated industry.
(London - 25 September 2012) - Canada and Norway have formally requested panellists to be appointed for their joint challenge to the EU trade ban of commercial seal products at the World Trade Organization (WTO). This latest attempt to overthrow the EU legislation was met with frustration and determination today by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
(London – 5 September, 2012) – On the eve of the opening of the world’s largest and most important conservation meeting, host country Korea has been urged to publicly reject its plans to slaughter whales.
(Assam, India – 28 August 2012) - An elephant calf injured in a village, a rhino orphaned by poachers, a full-grown tiger discovered in a well and a leopard found in a house! These are four of 1,600 animals and 150 species saved in the last ten years at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Wildlife Rescue Centre in northeast India.
(Reykjavik – 1 August 2012) – A state-of-the-art, UK-registered whale research vessel has returned to Icelandic waters to carry out further vital, non-invasive research on whales and their behaviour.
Over 50,000 petitions given to DEFRA to save elephants
This year’s meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) drew to a close today (Friday) after a mixed week for whales.