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25th October 2011 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Boris Culik’s exhaustive research and careful editing have delivered a worthy addition to our baseline knowledge of Read more »
25th October 2011 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
With the support of the Abu Dhabi Police, IFAW’s Middle East North Africa office and the Emirates Dog Breeders Read more »
24th October 2011 Sheryl Fink
The International Fund for Animal Welfare was recently invited to a stakeholder meeting in Namibia, organized by the Read more »
24th October 2011 Elizabeth Wamba
As human population grows, pressure has been mounting on areas that are ‘unoccupied’; some of which are wildlife Read more »
24th October 2011 Matt Collis
Each year thousands of swimmers take to our beaches, with this number increasing every year as population and tourism Read more »
23rd October 2011 Dr. Ian Robinson
UPDATE: 10.24.11 Our colleagues in northeast India are still working tirelessly to reunite an orphaned tiger cub with its Read more »
Babysitting elephants: Let the baby boom commence
21st October 2011 Vicki Fishlock
I usually start writing my blog posts quite early on, as I’m not one to leave things to the last minute. However, I Read more »
Dubai's Veterinary Services Department meet for training workshop
20th October 2011 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
The International Fund for Animal Welfare and the Emirate of Dubai’s Veterinary Services Section Department of Public Read more »
19th October 2011 Christina Pretorius
Africa is a thirsty continent and scarce water resources make it one of our most important commodities – and Read more »
23rd April 2014
BAWA videographer Adithio Noviello produced an outstanding video “From the Trash Dump to Place of Honour,”, Watch Video »
7th April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
3rd March 2014
This morning the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made a wonderful announcement, that Belgium would be Watch Video »
28th February 2014
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track Watch Video »
25th February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
21st February 2014
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Watch Video »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
10th January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
4th August 2005
“The support we have received from Zodiac has been invaluable in our efforts to save hundreds of oiled seabirds throughout the world and to protect endangered whales. We are gratified by Zodiac’s commitment as a pioneering, responsible Read more »
4th August 2005
This year’s conference, hosted by Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, brings together 250 of the world’s leading professional oiled wildlife responders to collaborate on oil spill prevention initiatives, contingency planning and oile Read more »
2nd August 2005
“It is very disappointing that an elephant was nearly killed by poachers within a protected nature reserve,” said Dr. Zhang Li IFAW’s Director of China, “Stronger measures must be taken to tackle wildlife poaching in the nat Read more »
28th July 2005
Taronga and Melbourne zoos also agreed to not move the eight Asian elephants from Thailand until an appeal has been completed.    IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare), RSPCA Australia and Humane Society International (HS Read more »
18th July 2005
Ecomessage, a new Interpol reporting system designed in collaboration with IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org), allows real-time access to wildlife crime information among law enforcement agencies worldwide. Ecomessage Read more »
13th July 2005
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) and African sanctuaries caring for orphaned great apes welcomed the 2005 edition of the International Gorilla Studbook, which is compiled through information submitted by the zoos an Read more »
13th July 2005
"Working on the ground in 15 countries around the world has given IFAW an opportunity to help many states build their wildlife law enforcement capacity," said Executive Vice President Azzedine Downes, "the Arab League's efforts to enforce CITES re Read more »
7th July 2005
The Magellanic penguins were released by one of the network’s organizations, Fundacion Mundo Marino, in Argentina. More releases are expected in upcoming weeks. “Since May more than 60 penguins have been cared for, but historically, lat Read more »
6th July 2005
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare –www.ifaw.org) today condemned the decision by the Kenyan Government saying that it sends the wrong message to the world.  Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra requested wildlife for the Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
World of Animals Issue 18
World of Animals Issue 18 Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Welfare of animals under veterinary care
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 17
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
Horn of Contention: A review of literature on the economics of trade in rhino ho
Poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has increased dramatically in recent years.  There is considerable debate within p Read more »
Two participants with local celebrities who gave of their time at the paintathon
14th July 2012 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Ask any parents with young kids nearing the end of a three week vacation in rainy weather what their idea of fun is, I would Read more »
Dhara pokes her head out of the nursery building. Credit: IFAW/S.Bararuah
13th July 2012 by Sashanka Barbaruah
Dhara, an elephant calf, came to us on June 28th. She had been hit by a car as she rushed across the highway in her efforts Read more »
Korea’s change of heart on scientific whaling is welcome
13th July 2012 by Matt Collis
The announcement yesterday (12 July) by Australian Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, that his South Korean counterpart, Mr Kim Read more »
12th July 2012 by Vicki Fishlock
I’ve mentioned before how important it is to understand that elephants are individuals, as different from one another Read more »
Canadian Northern Dogs: the one who almost got away….
12th July 2012 by Janice Hannah
The second community clinic started early with a snowy drive. Like last year when the Northern Dogs team visited the Read more »
Spotlight New England: Successful encounters with graceful long-winged whales
11th July 2012 by Anna Cucknell
After a week based in Boston, Song of the Whale and team headed out to Stellwagen Bank, off Cape Cod, to help conduct a Read more »
Havana, we have a problem – wild animals belong in the wild!
11th July 2012 by Jason Bell
I don’t know about you, but when I think of Cuba, I think music, revolution, passion, and of time stood still.  I Read more »
Ivory Busts – Cape Town a New Transit  Point for Trafficking?
11th July 2012 by
Yesterday’s seizure of 46 elephant tusks in Cape Town, the latest ivory related crime linked to the metropole, is Read more »
Disaster Preparation Tips for Pets
11th July 2012 by
IFAW works with local communities to help them better prepare for future disasters. You can help by doing your part to 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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