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Success and Tragedy: IFAW’s Project to Relocate Elephants in Côte d’Ivoire

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) recently completed an ambitious project: translocating six forest elephants in Côte d’Ivoire. The elephants—all males—were transferred from small patches of forest just outside the town of Daloa, to Azagny National Park, a 46,000-acre park 250 miles away. The move was considered exceedingly risky: possibly the first-ever forest elephant…

Roar of Support to Protect Remaining African Lions

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), along with a coalition of wildlife groups, has petitioned to list the African lion ((Panthera leo leo) under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). Listing the species as Endangered would prohibit lion trophy importation into the U.S., an essential step to reversing the current decline of the population, according to IFAW. The African lion is the only big cat not protected under the ESA.

Vital Whale Feeding Ground Threatened by Russian Drilling Platform?

The primary feeding ground for the Critically Endangered western gray whale may be devastated if a proposed third oil and gas drilling platform is allowed to operate offshore of Russia’s Sakhalin Island, an international coalition of NGOs said today.

‘Last Lions’ Filmmaker Applauds Petition to U.S. to List African Lion as Endangered

Photograph by Beverly Joubert The petition filed with the U.S. Department of Interior by a coalition of wildlife groups to list African lions as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act has been welcomed by Dereck Joubert, director of the new National Geographic film The Last Lions. “This petition comes at a vitally important time…

Can a Thousand Breeding Females Stave Off Tiger Extinction in the Wild?

With only 3,500 tigers hanging on in isolated patches of wilderness scattered across 13 Asian countries, the prospects for the survival of the species outside zoos is grim. The Prime Minister of Russia, Vladimir Putin, is convening a summit in St. Petersburg this weekend to discuss and endorse a plan that would double the population…