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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 »
On June 10, 2014 the CWRT rescued Hangglide, a nine-year-old humpback whale
20th June 2014 Mackie Green
The call came in on Monday night, June 10, 2014. A whale watching ship out of Maine had stumbled on a humpback tangled up in Read more »
Yulin summer solstice celebrations may serve dog meat, killing about 10,000 dogs
19th June 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
It has become a tradition—not an ancient tradition, but an economic boost of sorts—for locals in southwest China Read more »
Sad National Day in Iceland as first harpooned fin whale of the season comes ash
18th June 2014 Sigursteinn Masson
Just before 3.30pm on Tuesday one of two operational whaling boats belonging to Iceland’s lone fin whaler, Mr. Read more »
At Dubai International Airport, ivory smuggling leads to prosecution
18th June 2014 Ahmed Abou-Zahra
For the second year in a row in Dubai International Airport -The 1st busiest international Airport in the world – IFAW Read more »
Spotlight India: The visiting dove
16th June 2014 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
She is not an earlier enlisted inmate and not a regular visitor like the wild gibbon which comes every day to meet his Read more »
17th September 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes discusses why the opening of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm is Watch Video »
5th September 2013
In this three part series, we follow the International Fund for Animal Welfare's purpose built research vessel, the Watch Video »
29th July 2013
Watch "Night of the Whale - part II" above, documenting research conducted in 2012 near Stellwagen Bank off Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Cats, Dogs, and Watch Video »
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 »
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 »
IFAW APPLAUDS GLOBAL WILDLIFE PROTECTION OPERATION Operation “Cobra II” Nets Tra
11th February 2014
Law enforcement officers from 28 countries just announced the completion a ground-breaking, global operation to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking, codenamed “Operation Cobra II”. The month-long operation and capacity building activ Read more »
IFAW responds to the U.S. Government’s National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife
11th February 2014
In July, President Obama issued an Executive Order addressing the U.S’s efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade. The Administration has now followed-up with the release today of its National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife Trafficking. Read more »
Prevention of Wildlife Trade Workshop begins in Paro
11th February 2014
To help tackle illegal wildlife trade, the Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org), Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and INTERPOL is holding the second training worksho Read more »
Determining Elephant Populations in Tsavo
10th February 2014
Conservationists were ambivalent today following a five-day aerial census that indicates that elephants are on the decline in Kenya’s flagship Tsavo National Park. Preliminary results indicate the number of elephants as 11,076 – down from Read more »
IFAW/David Parry/PA
10th February 2014
Dozens of ivory items ranging from whole elephant tusks to carvings and jewellery will be destroyed in spectacular fashion in London today (Mon) to raise awareness of the lethal ivory trade and show support for elephant protection. Alarmingly, an ele Read more »
IFAW/E. Bouvet
6th February 2014
This morning, the French government destroyed 3 tonnes of illegal ivory seized by customs over 20 years, following through with the promise made by President Holland during the Elysee Summit last December. The ivory was destroyed near the Eiffel Towe Read more »
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 »
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 »
Teaching youth the problems with owning exotic pets
3rd July 2014 by Maha Oda
Ownership of exotic animals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is rampant. To stem this phenomenon, the International Fund Read more »
Spotlight India: Not easy finding an elephant family in the wild
3rd July 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
It’s been nearly three months that our elephant calves have been at Manas National Park. They were five of them Read more »
The first step: UN Environmental Assembly commits to eradicating wildlife crime
3rd July 2014 by Peter Pueschel
I was skeptical going into the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) meeting, held June 23-27, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya Read more »
2nd July 2014 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Peter LaFontaine
Thailand announced plans to destroy its stockpile of confiscated illegal ivory yesterday, becoming the eleventh country to Read more »
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Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal 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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