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2013-09-23 12:26:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) announced the establishment of its approach to helping communities living in fear or risk of attacks or health threats from roaming dogs as a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action at the CGI Annual Meeting in New York. IFAW's "Humane Communities: Security, Health and Animal Welfare Commitment" will develop a framework for communities to manage their dog...

2013-07-23 12:22:44

IFAW Statement: Jeff Flocken, North America Director WASHINGTON, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congratulations to Etsy for stepping up to the plate in prohibiting the sale of ivory and all other products made from endangered species. By reconsidering its wildlife policies, Etsy joins eBay as a leader in saving wildlife on the web. eBay voluntarily banned all animal ivory from its sites globally in 2008 after the release of the IFAW investigative report, Killing with...

2013-07-22 12:22:01

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation WENDI saw INTERPOL and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) team up to target criminal organizations behind the illegal trafficking of ivory in West and Central African countries including the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Liberia, and Guinea Conakry. The law enforcement agencies involved in the five-month-long operation coordinated by INTERPOL and...

2013-07-17 16:22:36

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space for elephants to roam free and safe at Kenya's Amboseli National Park, grew by nearly 16,000 acres today, with the signing of a lease agreement between the local Maasai community and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org). "Paradise for elephants and other wildlife has just grown that much bigger," said Azzedine Downes, President of IFAW, at a ceremony to mark the creation of the "Kitenden...

2013-07-01 12:22:36

IFAW STATEMENT: Jeffrey Flocken, IFAW North American Regional Director WASHINGTON, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Illegal trade in wildlife around the planet is both rampant and shockingly destructive to humans and animals. We applaud President Obama's executive order to elevate the U.S. government's engagement in the fight against the growing illegal wildlife trade. This action gives recognition to the threat the illicit trade poses not only to animals like elephants and...

2013-06-24 12:23:01

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW): "This leopard was yet another victim of a horrible reality in the U.S., where keeping big cats as pets is generally legal," said Tracy Coppola, IFAW Campaigns Officer. "Nothing good comes from keeping a big cat as a pet, and this needs to stop. If it doesn't, more communities, more sanctuaries, and more first responders will continue to bear a dangerous burden. We...

2013-06-24 08:24:23

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The illegal wildlife trade is not only detrimental to many of the world's endangered species, but also poses a genuine threat to national and global security, a new report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) asserts. With today's release of the report Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of The Illegal Wildlife Trade, IFAW is one of the first organizations to publicly link the escalating...

2013-06-18 12:22:52

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today analyzes literature on the economics of trophy hunting and reveals that African countries and rural communities derive very little benefit from trophy hunting revenue. The study, authored by Economists at Large--commissioned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International and Born Free USA/Born Free Foundation--comes amid consideration to...

2013-06-03 12:26:37

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) have mobilized another team to Oklahoma. Their mission: to help care for wildlife affected by the devastating Moore tornado. Resident raptors, mammals and songbirds were injured and displaced by high winds and habitat destruction. IFAW's team is working with The WildCare Foundation located just 18 miles south of Moore in Noble, Oklahoma. The facility has...

2013-05-24 16:21:27

NEW YORK, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), at the request of Central Oklahoma Humane Society (OK Humane) in Oklahoma City, Okla., has dispatched its disaster response team to assist with shelter operations as the facility experiences an influx of animals affected by the devastating tornado that hit Moore, Okla. on May 20. The ASPCA and OK Humane are also coordinating the distribution of pet food to...