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Combating online wildlife trafficking in the Middle East
28th November 2014 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
The recent report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare shows how thousands of endangered species are bought and Read more »
Any day you can help a critically endangered sea turtle is special
26th November 2014 Brian Sharp
Any day you can help 193 of them is amazing. IFAW was able to help partners at the New England Aquarium in one of their Read more »
The shocking scale of online wildlife trade shows that the internet poses a real
25th November 2014 Tania McCrea-Steele
Today, IFAW releases the report Wanted – Dead or Alive; Exposing Online Wildlife Trade and the scale of the trade is Read more »
A good play session can infect an entire elephant family.
24th November 2014 Vicki Fishlock
Play amongst young animals trains growing bodies and develops skills and reflexes crucial for survival. This is especially Read more »
21st November 2014 Azzedine Downes
There are many reasons why the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescues and protects animals around the globe. Read more »
 IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project has been invited into communities to help individ
21st November 2014 Janice Hannah
It’s only November but winter has definitely arrived in northern Canada.  The thermometer is already on the minus Read more »
Back in September, an IFAW responder Nathan DiMartino cares for one of the dolph
20th November 2014 Kristen Pachett
On the first day of November, IFAW’s Marine Mammal Rescue team responded to two live stranded Common dolphins in Read more »
Named “Asia’s Hero” by Time magazine in October 2005, Li Yuchun has made it her
20th November 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
I saw you in 2012 on the Africa savannah, full of intelligence, strength and life… Since witnessing the majestic Read more »
Chris Packham makes a plea to the UK presenters Ant and Dec to harness the powe
20th November 2014 Cynthia Milburn
If the way we treat animals is a reflection on how civilised we are, then television provides us with a snapshot of human Read more »
29th July 2013
Animals do not own passports. They do not know which nation they belong to, and for them country borders are meaningless. A Watch Video »
23rd July 2013
Earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) team deployed to the Republic of Congo as part Watch Video »
19th July 2013
On Wednesday, July 17th, we held a ceremony in one of the most spectacular places on earth, watched over by Mount Watch Video »
8th July 2013
Watch the video above where IFAW staff were able to return pets affected by the flooding in Germany to their Watch Video »
2nd July 2013
Watch this video about Nala's story from Pilots and Paws Canada.  I won’t easily forget when I received the Watch Video »
26th June 2013
The video above shows clips of Philippine authorities destroying their illegal ivory stockpiles. Footage c. IFAW/Alex Watch Video »
24th June 2013
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Watch Video »
19th June 2013
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Watch Video »
13th June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
Prominent Chinese Citizen Calls for End to Fat Cats’ Fancy for Exotic Gifts – El
10th March 2014
The fondness of China’s bureaucrats for giving and receiving exotic gifts made from animal products will soon be cut short if some of the country’s most eminent figures have their way. Numerous proposals urging for the government to take Read more »
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3rd March 2014
This morning, on the inaugural UN World Wildlife Day, the Belgian government announced that it would destroy its entire stockpile of illegal ivory seized by customs. The ivory will be destroyed in a ceremony on April 9th in the presence of dignitarie Read more »
Petition Threatens Right Whale Conservation
25th February 2014
Five years after it was first imposed by the Bush-Cheney administration, one of the most effective rules protecting endangered North Atlantic right whales migrating along the East Coast of the United States from fatal ship strikes may now be in jeopa Read more »
High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally
25th February 2014
A new study published in the journal Biological Conservation describes the trafficking of wildlife and their products as one of the most profitable and attractive of all the illicit trades, possibly surpassed only by the trafficking of arms and Read more »
IFAW-COP animal rescue teams respond to double volcano threat in Indonesia
20th February 2014
IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is working near Mt. Kelud in the Island of Java, and Mt. Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia to help companion animals, farm animals and wildlife displaced after volcanic eruptions forced the evacuation of n Read more »
May Sharks Roam Widely, Safely and Freely in the Arabian Waters
18th February 2014
Nine Arabian countries today declared their commitment towards shark conservation by signing the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (Sharks MOU) in Dubai, UAE. This global treaty was concluded under the UNEP Conventio Read more »
International summit on illegal wildlife trade makes positive pledges to protect
13th February 2014
Positive measures to protect wildlife from illegal trade were pledged at today’s London Summit on the issue. Decision-makers from around 50 countries met in the Capital to discuss the plight of elephants, rhinos, tigers and other species threat Read more »
Strong protection measures for wildlife sought as international summit on illega
12th February 2014
As decision-makers from around 50 countries meet in London tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss illegal wildlife trade, strong measures are being sought to protect elephants, rhinos, tigers and other threatened species from the bloody poaching crisis. The Read more »
10 Years of Pet Night tonight – Helping animals, people and communities
12th February 2014
Tonight’s European Pet Night marks a decade of raising awareness around pets and the remarkable contributions of animals to our daily life. The event has been a remarkable success over the years attracting steady support from MEPs, NGOs and oth Read more »
Song of the Whale research report, USA to Iceland, July, 2013
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left Boston bound for Iceland at the beginning of July. The route skirted t Read more »
Disaster Preparation Tips for Pets
A brief checklist of things to do prior to a disaster to keep your pets safe. Read more »
2012 Stellwagen cruise report
Cruise report for DTAG support and photogrammetry research conducted on humpback whales (Megaptera novaengliae) in and around Read more »
Whales Need Sanctuary! The 2012 annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission to be held July 2 to 6 in Panama will Read more »
Research on Attitudes toward Commercial Whaling
Americans Love Whales From sea to shining sea and across the political spectrum, the American people want their political lea Read more »
The Song of the Whale, IFAW’s research vessel, is designed to carry out noninvasive research to inform conservation, us Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2011 update
 Rather than providing any economic benefit, Canada’s commercial seal slaughter arguably represents a drain on the Read more »
Making a Killing - A 2011 Survey of Ivory Markets in China
An unprecedented surge in ivory seizures occurred in 2011. Media reported that 5,259 elephant tusks were seized worldwide i Read more »
A boy named Emmanuel holding his dog amid the debris from a devastating tsunami
26th December 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
It’s Boxing Day in many parts of the world – a day to relax and spend time with friends, family and neighbors. Read more »
Spotlight Germany: Could Mrs. Larya afford the care needed to help her dog, Peps
23rd December 2014 by Dörte von der Reith
Shortly before Christmas an especially dramatic case came to IFAW’s vet clinic, which is located at “Tiertafel Read more »
22nd December 2014 by Neil Greenwood
Penguins regularly crop up on the “most popular” bird lists. Their cute waddling gait, their curiosity, and Read more »
22nd December 2014 by Corrie Rabbe
The holiday season is a busy time for a lot of households, and the mix of festivities, kids and dogs can be stressful Read more »
On the 9th of December, 2014 a number of falcons were seized.
19th December 2014 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
In August, the IFAW Middle East and North Africa office organized a prevention of wildlife trafficking workshop in Read more »
17th December 2014 by Marcelle van Zyl
Watch this video (above) of the staff at IFAW’s Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Cape Town, South Africa. As we swiftly Read more »
Warming temperatures have already devastated thousands of species, including wal
16th December 2014 by Peter LaFontaine
Normally, you hate to hear people describe their disaster prevention plans as “modest,” “shaky,” or Read more »
Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunti
12th December 2014 by
According to media reports the Norwegian government has announced it will stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal Read more »
The author in Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan with ‘Sweetie’ the dog.
10th December 2014 by Jennifer Gardner
A powerful storm that stirred up fear and emotions has finally exited the Philippines. While officials are still busy Read more »

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Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Washington Post: "African lions are set to become the last big cat listed under the Endangered Species Act" - read more.

 

 

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