Stories tagged "elephants"

July 27, 2019

Room to Roam

By Beth Allgood, U.S. Country Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare The plight of endangered wildlife has been brought sharply into focus in recent months by an alarming report from some of the world’s most renowned scientists warning that nature is in rapid...

July 25, 2019

Singapore Makes Huge Wildlife Bust

On Tuesday, the government of Singapore announced it had seized nearly $50 million in ivory tusks and pangolin scales (a record for the nation) found in shipping containers from the Democratic Republic of Congo that supposedly contained timber but instead were filled...

June 3, 2019

Botswana Lifts Ban On Hunting Elephants

By Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina After a 5-year ban, the government announced recently that elephant hunting is again legal in the southern African nation of Botswana. The former President Ian Khama originally implemented the hunting ban, but it came under...

May 16, 2019

Interview of the Week: Azzedine Downes, ifaw

Azzedine is the President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, where he leads their efforts to help people and animals thrive together in more than 40 countries around the globe. ODP:  IFAW just celebrated its 50th anniversary. What have been the...