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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
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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...

Mar 20, 2014, 10:15 ET

IFAW: Iceland's lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 2,000 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan

 Iceland's lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 2,000 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country...

Mar 12, 2014, 09:58 ET

New York bill puts distance between the public and big cats

 New York State Assemblymember, Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) has introduced  bill A.9004, initiated by the International Fund for...

Feb 25, 2014, 10:33 ET

IFAW: Petition Threatens Right Whale Conservation

Five years after it was first imposed by the Bush-Cheney administration, one of the most effective rules protecting endangered North Atlantic right...

Feb 19, 2014, 17:44 ET

IFAW-COP animal rescue teams respond to double volcano threat in Indonesia

 IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is working near Mt. Kelud in the Island of Java, and Mt. Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia to...

Feb 11, 2014, 15:16 ET

IFAW responds to the U.S. Government's National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife Trafficking

 In July, President Obama issued an Executive Order addressing the U.S's efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade. The Administration has...

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