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Blue whales abound in the shipping lanes just off Sri Lankan coast
19th March 2014 Susannah Calderan
After the first few weeks of our research just off the southern coast of Sri Lanka, we have had more than 40 blue whale Read more »
A worrying trend in France as ivory is sold regularly at its auction houses
18th March 2014 Mia Crnojevic
Recently, an auction in Cannes in the South of France saw the price of ivory reach an all-time high for the sale of 47 Read more »
The major victory for animal welfare — that animal welfare is recognized as a le
18th March 2014 Sheryl Fink
Discussions began today before the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In Canada, much has been made of the Read more »
Spotlight Africa: breaking ground on new KWS building in Amboseli
17th March 2014 Jacqueline Nyagah
Walking through the office buildings at the Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters in Amboseli National Park, one cannot help Read more »
Spotlight India: one more gibbon family saved
14th March 2014 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
An Eastern Hoolock gibbon family was successfully captured yesterday by the IFAW-WTI rescue team stationed in Roing. Read more »
Kenya celebrates the inaugural World Wildlife Day
13th March 2014 Jacqueline Nyagah
The last several months since the beginning of the year have been bitter-sweet for wildlife conservation and animal welfare Read more »
Little Mambo enjoying a walk on the grass. © IFAW-COP.
12th March 2014 Jennifer Gardner
I am thrilled to report that Mambo is well on his way to a full recovery!  Two weeks after he was found under a house, Read more »
WATCH: what makes Germany's wonderful Tiertafel pet clinic tick
11th March 2014 Erica Martin
Germany’s unique Tiertafel program, an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) partner that heroically Read more »
Rehabilitated Russian tiger cubs should learn to fear humans
10th March 2014 Ekaterina Blidchenko
A tiger that is to be released into the wild should learn to hunt, he or she should learn to communicate correctly with its Read more »
18th September 2014
Elephants, rhinos and other key species in Africa are in danger of extinction due to poaching and human encroachment on Watch Video »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
10th September 2014
With the bright sun high above our heads we notice that the flood waters on every corner of Kaziranga National Park are Watch Video »
4th September 2014
It’s as if fate has been against Littlefoot for most of his young life. But every obstacle he’s faced has been Watch Video »
19th August 2014
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Watch Video »
21st July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Watch Video »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
26th June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
CITES Takes a Bite Out of Shark Fin Trade
11th March 2013
IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give greater protection to three species of hammerhead sharks, the o Read more »
Tiger Poaching rampant in Russia
8th March 2013
An unprecedented string of tiger parts confiscations and capture of orphaned tiger cubs has conservationists in the Russian Far East, home of the last Amur tigers, worried that may be wiped out. In the previous 12 months there have  been a recor Read more »
INTERPOL report shows Europe’s booming online ivory trade
7th March 2013
A report released today by INTERPOL with support from The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) revealed hundreds of ivory items conservatively valued at approximately EUR 1,450,000 for sale during a two-week period on Internet auction sites i Read more »
Polar Bears Stuffed at CITES
7th March 2013
Supported by the United States and Russia, the proposal sought to uplist the species to Appendix I, which would have effectively banned international commercial trade of polar bear parts and products. Canada, the European Union, Norway and several ot Read more »
EU Sells Out Polar Bears at CITES
5th March 2013
The EU delegation currently in Thailand at an international conference is actively derailing the polar bear’s best chance of survival. While the United States, supported by the Russian Federation, is hours away from securing vital protections t Read more »
Unveiling the Ivory Trade Online
4th March 2013
Urgent, interactive and as close as your nearest internet link, that’s IFAW’s Unveiling the Ivory Trade, an online report and iPad app that highlights the escalating illegal ivory trade.  “Right now the quickest way to spread t Read more »
CITES Photos and Video for Press
3rd March 2013
Preview images here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/sets/72157632893025222/ High resolution hand-out images available for download by signing up at www.ifawimages.com including: - polar bear, tiger and elephant and ivory b-roll - pol Read more »
IFAW calls for more cooperation between NGOs as delegates  gather for 16th CITES
2nd March 2013
On the eve of the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok, IFAW is urging conservation NGOs to come together to discuss how they can improve the way they coordinate with e Read more »
Groups Applaud Federal Appeals Court Upholding Endangered Species Act Listing fo
1st March 2013
A coalition of groups is applauding a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reject a challenge to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2008 decision to list polar bears as a threatened species under the Endangere Read more »
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Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15th May 2014 by
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go Read more »
The video above features some of the adorable bear cubs under care at the IFAW Orphaned Bear Rescue Center in Russia. The Read more »
The trafficking of live animals in France is a worrying topic
13th May 2014 by Mia Crnojevic
At the beginning of Aril customs authorities at Montpellier discovered 100 Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix Lutea) in the Read more »
Six hand-reared bears are growing up and growing wild in Northeast India
12th May 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
IFAW Bear Rescue Centre field officer Soumya Dasgupta filed this report about six hand-reared bears growing up and growing Read more »
Travel diary: Two working days inside the Bosnia roaming dog project
12th May 2014 by Rebecca Brimley
First diary entry I finally arrived today in the tiny Bosnian city of Lopare, after a long journey and a longer mountainous Read more »
Tribute to an inspirational campaigner, Francisco Goncalves
9th May 2014 by Tania McCrea-Steele
The 8th of May was a very sad day for many people in the conservation and animal welfare world as we learnt that our fellow Read more »
From February 2013 to April 2014, 12 elephants within the Amboseli ecosystem hav
7th May 2014 by Jacqueline Nyagah
From February 2013 to April 2014, 12 elephants within the Amboseli ecosystem have been fitted with collars. A collar Read more »
5th May 2014 by Kate Nattrass Atema
The “Adopta un caine” campaign demonstrates 21st century animal welfare thinking in Romania. ~~~ Observator, a Read more »
5th May 2014 by Michael Booth
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city best known as the birthplace of legendary Elvis Presley is no stranger to tornados. As a year- Read more »

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"IFAW column: International whaling" read IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes' article in Wildlife Extra here.

"Japanese Whaling Program Under Scrutiny Again After Country Announces Plans To Resume Hunt" IFAW's Patrick Ramage is quoted in this Huffington Post/Associated Press story

The Christian Science Monitor: "Despite severe poaching, hopeful signs on World Elephant Day" - read more

Vice News: "New York Passes Bill That Could Limit Selfies With Tigers" - See the original article

 

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