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In South Africa these days, conversations about monkeys and pigs aren’t strange
20th March 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Working as a Campaigns Officer for a large animal welfare organisation means, for me at least, that no day at work is ever Read more »
Ivory for sale by a vendor in China. c. IFAW
20th March 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
The recent meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seriously Read more »
Sealers take turns clubbing harp seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada durin
19th March 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
Recently, I had a chat with Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW ) Read more »
19th March 2013 James Isiche
Take a moment to watch this video on the recent elephant collaring in Amboseli and learn more of IFAW’s partnership Read more »
Tiger T8 taking a stroll around his forest. c. 2013 Jose Louies IFAW/WTI
18th March 2013 James Kinney
The International Fund for Animal Welfare provides training, equipment and insurance to rangers and forest staff who work on Read more »
18th March 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
I was completely shocked to hear that 86 elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory Read more »
A whitecoat pup.
15th March 2013 Anna Fillipova
Today, we had our second flight to search for seals. For three days all of us have been wondering where the seals are and Read more »
15th March 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
In order to support the Congolese authorities in their efforts to reinforce the protection of the forest elephants that Read more »
Ice, but no seals.
14th March 2013 Anna Fillipova
Many years ago, Masha Vorontsova, from the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Russia office, suggested to Oleg Read more »
21st July 2014
Elephants don’t have much to laugh about these days. And it’s our fault as humans. During the last couple 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 »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
21st February 2014
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she Watch Video »
5th May 2014
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city best known as the birthplace of legendary Elvis Presley is no stranger to tornados. As a year- Watch Video »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
4th June 2009
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has partnered with the government of Malawi to rescue animals and people from fierce human-elephant conflict in the Phirilongwe area, just south of Lake Malawi. “Some elep Read more »
12th May 2009
Some 50 photographs of elephants in various scenarios, from imposing and iconic to intimate and touching images of this most intelligent and social of species, will be displayed. A number of aerial images of elephant are also included “Phot Read more »
6th May 2009
The operation, which involved Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers, Namunyak Wildlife Conservation Trust (NWCT) scouts, and the local administration, began with the arrest of two Kenyan Somali poachers and one from the local community. An estimate Read more »
5th May 2009
“The Parliament has hammered the final nail in the coffin of the sealing industry’s market in the EU,” said Lesley O’Donnell, Director of IFAW EU. “MEPs clearly heeded the tens of thousands of emails, postcards and me Read more »
1st May 2009
On Saturday, the accused parties reportedly received information that two men had arrived on the beach in a boat stacked to the brim with protected wildlife species from Venezuela. The officers then went to the beach and robbed the men at gunpoint Read more »
17th April 2009
“One of the immediate challenges faced at this time is with displaced pets that need food in the tent cities,” said IFAW veterinarian Anand Ramanathan. “Another urgent problem is locating livestock in the mountains, especially ca Read more »
8th April 2009
“Of course we are pleased,” said Sheryl Fink, Senior Researcher with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). “If market conditions ultimately lead to the demise of this inhumane slaughter, that’s fine by us. If ou Read more »
25th March 2009
Observers with IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) have just returned after witnessing the slaughter of harp seal pups during this year’s commercial seal hunt. “We witnessed today a classic example of th Read more »
19th March 2009
At the moment all 6 birds are alive and receiving veterinary care. The birds were discovered packed tightly in a cardboard box and in very poor condition. Only 1 of 6 birds has begun to eat on its own while the rest depend on force-feeds to surviv 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 »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
IFAWs HCD workshop gives individuals the opportunity to air their personal conce
12th August 2013 by Hanna Lentz
You can’t walk a block in Puerto Natales without seeing a dog...or five. The dogs are everywhere, and especially in a Read more »
Let’s stay optimistic as we pursue our conservation goals, but at the same time
12th August 2013 by Jason Bell
Today is World Elephant Day: and time is ticking by for Africa’s elephants.  This presents an opportunity to Read more »
NMFS will report back in the coming months on their final decision, so stay tune
12th August 2013 by Margaret Cooney
North Atlantic right whales are slow; they also spend a lot of time at the surface of the ocean and near the coast. All of Read more »
Whale friendly stickers are now visible at the entrance to 54 establishments in
10th August 2013 by Sigursteinn Masson
In co-operation with the Icelandic Whale Watching Association, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has Read more »
5 reasons to think before you leap into an exotic pet purchase
9th August 2013 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Keeping wild animals as pets is an ongoing issue in the Middle East and North Africa (like other regions around the world); Read more »
A beluga whale photographed in its natural habitat during IFAW funded annual res
9th August 2013 by Adrian Hiel
My colleague Patrick Ramage has already shared the good news that 18 beluga whales will not be forced to spend the rest of Read more »
Ivory Kingpin Arrested
9th August 2013 by
In a rare glimmer of good news in the ongoing battle to save elephants and rhinos from organised crime one of West Africa Read more »
Borya is playing in the water.
8th August 2013 by Gail A’Brunzo
This post was filed by International Fund for Animal Welfare campaigner in Russia Mila Danilova. - GA In early July, the Read more »
Good News for Beluga Whales SLIDESHOW + VIDEO
7th August 2013 by Patrick Ramage
The slideshow above contains five images of beluga whales in their natural habitat. These photos were taken by Bettina van 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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