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2nd July 2014 Sheren Shrestha
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Read more »
Whale friendly tourism draws tourists and krónas, protecting whale population
1st July 2014 Marc Riley
My first trip to Iceland came in 1982. If memory serves it was a very, very different place then. Tourism was in its infancy Read more »
Seizure at Indian airport results in the rescue of 440 endangered star tortoises
27th June 2014 Sheren Shrestha
Having trouble viewing the slideshow? Click here. ~~~ Earlier this year, India customs officers seized 440 star tortoises Read more »
Thailand keeps global ivory crush momentum alive
27th June 2014 Peter LaFontaine
Thailand announced plans to destroy its stockpile of confiscated illegal ivory yesterday, becoming the eleventh country to Read more »
Satao, an iconic male elephant from Kenya's Tsavo Park, was killed by poachers.
26th June 2014 James Isiche
The killing of Tsavo’s iconic male elephant Satao about a fortnight ago is tragic.   It symbolizes what has been Read more »
26th June 2014 Dörte von der Reith
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Read more »
Critics are wrong, the U.S. is complicit in the elephant poaching crisis
24th June 2014 Azzedine Downes
The criticisms on Capitol Hill today, regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan to ban the commercial trade of Read more »
Vets from around Mexico gather in Cozumel, helping spay and neuter island dogs a
23rd June 2014 Erika Flores
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. ~~~ Recently our partner’s the Humane Society of Cozumel did a mega Read more »
Making sure animal welfare is part of the world’s environmental agenda
21st June 2014 Peter Pueschel
My goal while I am in Nairobi, Kenya—at the stakeholder’s weekend meeting to prepare for the United Nations Read more »
23rd May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
20th May 2013
It is 8 am. The temperature is already near 40°C on this part of the planet, which has now been identified as a high- Watch Video »
10th May 2013
WARNING: the video above may be disturbing to some viewers. This week’s video of the horrific attack of a small Watch Video »
8th April 2013
In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury Watch Video »
4th April 2013
This brief video above from Euronews describes the scene at the Paris Natural History Museum. If there’s any doubt Watch Video »
1st April 2013
Toma, seen taking her first steps in the video above, is one of six orphaned bear cubs recently rescued in Russia and Watch Video »
28th March 2013
Last November, villagers from Anini, a small and remote town in Northeast India, spotted four tiger cubs moving around their Watch Video »
18th March 2013
I was completely shocked to hear that 86 elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory Watch Video »
  A video update from Geneva, Switzerland on Canada's WTO challenge to the EU seal import ban by IFAW's EU Watch Video »
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6th February 2014
The US Government today announced it is invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifies Iceland for undermining the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in whale meat. As one of Read more »
Sochi Olympic dog cull shame
4th February 2014
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) is horrified that culling of dogs in Sochi is back on the agenda in preparation for the 2014 winter Olympics. IFAW has repeatedly offered to help the Environment Department of the Sochi Read more »
Historic relocation of forest elephants in Côte d’Ivoire
3rd February 2014
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) on Tuesday completed a mission which can only be described as mammoth and unprecedented. From 19 to 25 January, 4 forest elephants were relocated from Daloa, third city of Côte d Read more »
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28th January 2014
Members of the public are being urged to donate their unwanted ivory items to be crushed to raise awareness of the illegal ivory trade and help protect elephants. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will stage the public destruction at a Read more »
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23rd January 2014
Violent protest action has forced the evacuation of more than 100 sick or homeless dogs and cats from an animal welfare project in Johannesburg, South Africa. CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) which is a project of IFAW (International Fund for Anim Read more »
Going up in Smoke – Hong Kong to Destroy 30 Tonnes of Ivory
23rd January 2014
This press release has been amended on 24th January 2014 Conservationists have hailed Hong Kong’s decision to incinerate 30 tonnes of its stockpiled illegal ivory in the next 24 months. “Following hot on the heels of mainland China pulver Read more »
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21st January 2014
Hot on the heels of the enactment of Kenya’s Wildlife Conservation and Management Bill 2013, two Chinese nationals have, in a span of two days in two separate incidents, been arrested in possession of ivory. Under the new law the two men, if fo Read more »
Horn of Contention – Reviewing the  Deadly Cost of Rhino Horn
17th January 2014
The only certainty of the impact of legalizing trade in rhino horn in an attempt to save rhinos from poachers, is uncertainty, a review of economic reports on the legal and illegal markets in horn has found. Commissioned by the International Fund for Read more »
EU parliament votes to stop wildlife crime
15th January 2014
The European Parliament today voted for an EU Resolution on Wildlife Crime. The resolution, if heeded, could place the EU at the forefront in combatting one of the world’s most insidious biological tragedies. The illegal trade in wildlife produ 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 »
Despite fog,the WGW Research Team’s whale photography continues
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale (WGW) Research Team Read more »
21st July 2014 by Dörte von der Reith
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Read more »
5 posts you may have missed this past month
18th July 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
Teams from all over the International Fund for Animal Welfare program and project landscape have been particularly busy over Read more »
Ponchik survives last year's entanglement
17th July 2014 by Anna Fillipova
Here is the story of one of the gray whales we see off of northeastern Sakhalin Island, Russia. Ponchik is a very well-known Read more »
IFAW celebrates World Snake Day with this Indian trinket snake rescue story
16th July 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
Today, World Snake Day, we look at a rescue unlike any other case that we had attended to. Our International Fund for Animal Read more »
South African Web Classifieds  “Bite Back” against Online Pet Traders
16th July 2014 by
In what is being touted as a world first, all three of South Africa’s major online trading sites are adopting a joint Read more »
Illegal elephant ivory trade was a major topic at the CITES meeting last week.
15th July 2014 by Paul Todd
At the last Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) conference in 2013 Read more »
Cats: This’ll make your kitty happy
15th July 2014 by Andreas Dinkelmeyer
August 8th is the global “Day of the Cat”. In order to ensure a happy co-existence of humans and cats, we are Read more »
The group in Gradacac included representatives from throughout the community.
11th July 2014 by James Pirnay
Very dramatic floods have recently devastated a large part of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), as well as several neighbouring Read more »

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"Environmental crime wave costs world billions. Read Associated Press story with Azzedine Downes here.

Dallas Safari Club auctions permit to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia. Jeff Flocken provides voice of reason in National Geographic news article.”

More than 80 elephants in Zimbabwe have been poisoned with cyanide -- the latest victims of poachers keen to feed soaring global demand for illegally trafficked ivory. read more

Malawi hails IFAW for initiative to protect wildlife at Liwonde National Park aimed at decreasing poaching pressure; launched with government optimism the project will also reduce human, wildlife conflicts in the area. See the original article

 

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