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Three poached elephants in Cameroon's Boubandjida National Park earlier this yea
8th May 2012 Julie Landry
"Life [is] like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Forrest Gump famously said in the Read more »
African cow horns. Image source: Alibaba.com
7th May 2012 Adrian Hiel
It’s not often you can say “mea culpa” and be relieved at the same time, but that’s what happened Read more »
Field essay: Spring has sprung for three Russian bear cubs
4th May 2012 Kati Loeffler
A roar rose from under the small log house. We froze, and our hearts quickened. The dazzle of sunlight on snow made the Read more »
Amboseli: Calm before a storm? c. IFAW/E. Wamba.
3rd May 2012 Elizabeth Wamba
Teeming with life In my previous visits to Amboseli Park, I had not experienced as much wildlife as I did recently. The long Read more »
Two important events at Parliament serve to help end the trade in elephant ivory
3rd May 2012 Robbie Marsland
Last January the International Fund for Animal Welfare China office Asia Regional Director Grace Ge Read more »
Canadian Senator Mac Harb addresses the crowd at the International Day of Action
2nd May 2012 Sheryl Fink
Today Canadian Senator Mac Harb will formally re-introduce legislation to end the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Despite Read more »
With regard to population management, 'too many' really means 'not enough'
30th April 2012 Kate Nattrass Atema
Around the world, dogs and cats are poisoned, beaten, neglected or otherwise abused because there are “too many Read more »
Little Nunai the elephant at the IFAW CWRC in India.
27th April 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
When the spring comes, the rains are not far behind. Yes, this is the season of pre- monsoon in Northeast India. Kaziranga Read more »
Geeta's female calf, our 100th recorded calf in the Amboseli baby boom.
25th April 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Elephants are capricious. In fact, I’m beginning to suspect that after 40 years, the Amboseli elephants might well Read more »
17th June 2016
Kulimba (“Strength”) was the name Remke Lasance, a Dutch national who has been living and volunteering in Watch Video »
15th June 2016
It is not an easy process to capture an entangled seal. The gray seals here on Cape Cod tend to haul out on sand bars, Watch Video »
16th May 2016
Implementing systems and technologies to prevent elephant poaching in Africa can be complicated. Working with Kenya Watch Video »
10th May 2016
After more than a year of planning, designing, and collaborating with our local partner Coco’s Animal Welfare, our Watch Video »
4th May 2016
Now that the bear cubs have made the transition from bottle feeding to eating from a bowl and the temperatures are milder Watch Video »
3rd May 2016
Bearing witness to the destruction of 105 tonnes of elephant ivory in Kenya this past weekend was a moving experience. The Watch Video »
15th April 2016
An orphaned female tiger cub found in the Russian Far East, and now rehabilitating at PRNCO “Tiger Center”, has Watch Video »
8th April 2016
Update: Royal visit a delight all around! Yesterday, we were lucky to have nice weather as the Duke and Duchess of Watch Video »
7th April 2016
They may not be as obvious – where dogs come to investigate, cats scarper – but cats are as much part of the Watch Video »
Huge ivory bust in South Sudan – goods headed for Malaysia
24th June 2016
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released pictures of more than a ton of ivory was seized in South Sudan last week. The ivory tusks and pieces weighed 2,800 pounds and were confiscated at Juba International Airport in South Suda Read more »
The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
20th June 2016
 Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last February. The European Union now has the much-needed frame to coordinate a strategic a Read more »
New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at  Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Ind
14th June 2016
U.S. is Largest Importer of Hunting Trophies By Far Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released Killing For Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade. The new report provides an in-depth look at the scope and scale of t Read more »
UWA, Conservation Partners Strengthen Law Enforcement Response to Wildlife Crime
14th June 2016
AWF and IFAW host workshop with wildlife authority to improve judicial processes around combating wildlife crime The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today began a Read more »
New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis
13th June 2016
(Yarmouth Port, MA – June 13, 2016)  A new study published today confirms what conservationists like the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have long stated; the experimental one-off ivory stockpile sale in 2008 was the catalyst Read more »
Kenyan airport has highest seizures of illegal ivory
9th June 2016
Seventeen percent of illegal ivory seized worldwide in the past seven years was confiscated at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. According to a report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released during its 72nd Ann Read more »
Cybercrime Savvy to Help South African Law Enforcers Crackdown on Illegal Online
9th May 2016
Law enforcers from nine provinces of South Africa will go into training in Johannesburg this week to learn the skills needed to combat illegal online trade in wildlife. The first ever South Africa Wildlife Cybercrime Enforcement training is being hel Read more »
Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France
2nd May 2016
The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales Read more »
SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
2nd May 2016
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another.   This is even more apparent deep d Read more »
Killing for Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade
by rbartlett
The result of a comprehensive analysis of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Read more »
World of Animals Issue 24
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 24 Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
IFAW South Africa Memorandum of Incorporation
by rbartlett
IFAW South Africa Memorandum of Incorporation Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
by jhart@ifaw.org
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
‘Meet Us Don’t Eat Us’ volunteers ask tourists to sign a postcard that pledges n
10th June 2013 by Robbie Marsland
I arrived in Reykjavik at midnight on Sunday.  I was tired but the sun wasn’t – it was still well above the Read more »
A mixed group of common and striped dolphins taken using a GoPro mounted on the
7th June 2013 by Luke O'Connor
Eleven days in and we’ve reached the southern coast of Portugal, where we’ve finally been able to shed the Read more »
6th June 2013 by Azzedine Downes
This week during a visit to Cozumel, Mexico, our team discovered a dog in desperate need of help. Covered in used motor oil Read more »
Cause for celebration: Maino, the first rhino ever to be released into Manas kic
5th June 2013 by Azzedine Downes
There’s more good news coming out of Manas National Park in Assam, India. Mainao, the first rhino to be hand-reared Read more »
SOTW Team leaning into the swell in the Bay of Biscay, en route to the Mediterra
4th June 2013 by Conor Ryan
After weeks of increasingly frenzied activity, boat maintenance, construction and testing of hydrophones, R/V Song of the Read more »
3rd June 2013 by Anna Filippova
Update: We’re thrilled to report that, not only is Zolushka thriving in her new home, but in December 2015 she became Read more »
2012 SOTW Azores Research USA cruise report March 13
1st June 2013 by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left the Azores at the beginning of May bound for the north-east coast of Read more »
We will rock You – Brian May to address London march against the badger cull
31st May 2013 by adintino
Queen legend Brian May will address a mass gathering of badgers – or at least humans in badger masks – on London Read more »
IFAW’s Jennifer Gardner and ‘Batman’
29th May 2013 by Jennifer Gardner
My first couple of days in Oklahoma, were filled with many happy reunions like Tinker's. But after the rush, it got Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

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

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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