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Aug 28, 2014, 10:37 ET

IFAW: New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa

 The earth's largest land mammal is in crisis – on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. A new article...

Aug 12, 2014, 15:49 ET

IFAW Statement on Governor Cuomo Signing New York Ivory Ban

Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on the signing of...

Aug 12, 2014, 11:53 ET

New York officially establishes barrier between public and big cats

 IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) – is pleased that Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed A.9004/S.6903...

Aug 12, 2014, 08:00 ET

World Elephant Day 2014 - Time for Celebration and Concern

It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory "and those are the...

Aug 12, 2014, 07:00 ET

New report links auction industry to the elephant poaching crisis

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today – World Elephant Day – published a new investigative report...

Jul 23, 2014, 12:46 ET

IFAW STATEMENT ON: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in...

Jul 21, 2014, 10:23 ET

IFAW: North Atlantic Right Whale Threatened By Seismic Airgun Use for Oil & Gas Exploration on the East Coast

 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday issued a decision that opens the East Coast to seismic exploration for offshore oil and...

Jun 24, 2014, 12:25 ET
Neglected exotic animals seized in New York, binge watch five-part video series (PRNewsFoto/IFAW)

Neglected exotic animals seized in New York, binge watch five-part video series

 The ownership of exotic animals in the United States is a huge and looming issue. Join IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare on...

Jun 23, 2014, 10:51 ET

IFAW Statement on New York Ivory Ban: We Love New York

Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding a bill...

Jun 19, 2014, 10:02 ET

New York State Assembly passes bill putting distance between public and big cats

The New York State Assembly late yesterday signed bill A.9004-C/S.6903-C (Rosenthal/Avella) into law.  Introduced by Assembly Member,...

Jun 06, 2014, 11:42 ET

IFAW: 300 elephant tusks seized in Kenya

Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials...

Jun 03, 2014, 10:07 ET

Matt Sorum Drums Up Musicians' Support for U.S. Ivory Ban

 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, legendary Grammy Award-winning drummer of Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult and Kings of Chaos,...

May 22, 2014, 16:27 ET

The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia

 Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release...

May 22, 2014, 11:56 ET

WTO Rules in Favor of European Union Seal Product Ban

 IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has...

Apr 29, 2014, 10:07 ET

IFAW: Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservation Groups to Sign Open Letter Supporting US Ivory Restrictions

 An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration's proposed new rules to halt...

Apr 09, 2014, 11:29 ET

IFAW STATEMENT ON: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends sport-hunted African elephant trophies

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and...

Apr 02, 2014, 10:22 ET

IFAW: President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trade

 United States President Barack Obama has announced a raft of measures against Iceland over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in...

Mar 31, 2014, 09:49 ET

World Court: Japan's 'scientific' whaling is illegal and must end

 The following is being released by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW): Delivering its judgment on Australia's case against Japan,...

Mar 25, 2014, 12:10 ET

IFAW responds to new West Virginia law prohibiting private ownership of wild animals

West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has signed the Dangerous Wild Animal Act into law.  The bill (HB 4393), prohibiting private ownership...

Mar 21, 2014, 12:43 ET

IFAW: Expectant elephant speared in Amboseli

 In what may be one of the saddest incidences of poaching in recent times, an expectant elephant has been speared to death within the Amboseli...