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5th July 2012 Clare Sterling
This is a round up of International Fund for Animal Welfare and other organizations' news stories on the topic of the Read more »
4th July 2012 Robbie Marsland
It was good to see day three start off with continuing good discussions on the welfare of whales.  This included a Read more »
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4th July 2012 Patrick Ramage
Sitting through the third day of an International Whaling Commission meeting is not this American’s idea of fun on the Read more »
3rd July 2012 Robbie Marsland
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Whale Program Director, Patrick Ramage, gives a brief summary of the South Read more »
3rd July 2012 Elena Zharkova
If you are quiet here, you can hear only the wind and birdsongs; no cars, no people, no trains, no planes. But such feeling Read more »
Watch this slideshow of participants in the Cozumel "Walk for Animals".
2nd July 2012 Erika Flores
Watch this slideshow of participants in the Cozumel "Walk for Animals". When you’re an adorable 4 month old Read more »
2nd July 2012 Patrick Ramage
As I and other members of Team IFAW and government delegates from dozens of member countries migrate to Panama City, Panama Read more »
About 30 customs officials, border police and wildlife law enforcement agents from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Read more »
Hogdeer waits to be rescued
29th June 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
These photos from the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center in Assam show how devastating the flood is.  It is taking a huge toll Read more »
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 »
28th May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
19th May 2014
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Watch Video »
15th May 2007
Legislation to close the loophole in the law was introduced by U.S. Representatives Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.). Similar legislation is expected to be introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.). “Polar Read more »
15th May 2007
The snapshot survey conducted in the UK, Australia, China, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Canada and the USA* tracked over 2,200 elephant ivory items listed on eBay Web sites and found that more than 90% of the listings breached even eBay Read more »
14th May 2007
“The main focus of the course is to provide participants with the skills necessary to safely and effectively conduct successful whale and dolphin watching excursions,” said Dr. Joth Singh, Trinidad-born Director of Wildlife and Habitat Read more »
10th May 2007
IFAW Global Whale Program Manager Patrick Ramage and his 12-year-old son Henry will join Cape Air pilot Ken Johnson in a Cape Air Cessna 402 airplane painted to show the beauty of the humpback whales. The plane will touch down in major cities acro Read more »
10th May 2007
As thousands of travel industry heavyweights from across the globe gather at the annual tourism Indaba in Durban this weekend, a new report released by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) shows a marked upswing in the Read more »
7th May 2007
As the 2007 International Whaling Commission meetings commence in Alaska, the advice by the Sydney Legal Panel clearly outlines legal channels the Australian Government can take to stop the Government of Japan from whaling, under any guise, in the So Read more »
7th May 2007
As the 2007 International Whaling Commission meetings commence in Alaska, the advice by the Sydney Legal Panel clearly outlines legal channels the Australian Government can take to stop the Government of Japan from whaling, under any guise, in the Read more »
3rd May 2007
“Given the severity of the current state of the trade in elephant ivory, signaled by escalating worldwide ivory seizures, the ivory trade is a prime global issue that deserves center-stage,” said Wamithi. “An estimated 20,000 ele Read more »
30th April 2007
The stray dog population of Moscow is estimated between 30,000 to 40,000 animals. Many of the strays suffer from human cruelty, hunger, and disease. Aggressive animals have attacked city citizens in the past and the stray dog population is a serio 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 »
How to stay up to date on CoP 16 IFAW news from CITES in Bangkok, Thailand
3rd March 2013 by Adrian Hiel
The 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species has begun here in Read more »
CITES Photos and Video for Press
3rd March 2013 by
Preview images here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/sets/72157632893025222/ High resolution hand-out images Read more »
IFAW calls for more cooperation between NGOs as delegates  gather for 16th CITES
2nd March 2013 by
On the eve of the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES Read more »
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1st March 2013 by Dr. David M. Lavigne
Open publication - Free publishing - More facts MOBILE and TABLET users: browse Elephants & Ivory by Read more »
1st March 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
Last week I represented the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Read more »
Groups Applaud Federal Appeals Court Upholding Endangered Species Act Listing fo
1st March 2013 by
A coalition of groups is applauding a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reject a Read more »
Poachers slaughtered at least 200 elephants for their tusks in Cameroon during a
28th February 2013 by Jason Bell
At this year’s 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on International Trade in Read more »
IFAW’s DVM Erika Flores providing emergency assistance to the margay.
28th February 2013 by Joaquin de la Torre
It was the middle of December around 7 pm, and I was heading to a meeting when I received a call from Erika Flores telling Read more »
ELEPHANTS & IVORY
28th February 2013 by
Modern elephants are the last surviving members of a once diverse and widely distributed group of mammals known as Read more »

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