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IFAW-WTI veterinarian Dr. Abhijit Bhawal places a radio collar on a sedated Asia
20th May 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
Usually radio-collaring Asiatic black bears involves travelling to the forest site in a vehicle and a few hours journey on Read more »
Bali Diary: Caring for dogs, wherever they are
17th May 2012 Hanna Lentz
Janice Girardi of the IFAW-supported Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) has shared this recent story about the ongoing Read more »
Spotlight Switzerland: Dolphins died from drug poisoning
15th May 2012 Cynthia Milburn
Humans keep animals for many reasons – for companionship, for protection, for food and fiber, for transport, for Read more »
Raising the issue of wildlife trade as a matter for public awareness
15th May 2012 Julie Landry
This year, for the second time in a row, the International Fund for Animal Welfare was invited to participate in the " Read more »
The IFAW BRRC guest golden eagle, in her protective bandages.
10th May 2012 Kati Loeffler
This Golden Eagle began her life soaring the skies of northern China. She was born to feel the air lift her wings and to Read more »
A dead common dolphin lies on the beach at Linnell Landing, Brewster, MA
10th May 2012 Michael Booth
Just this week I read about some 900 dead dolphins washing ashore in Northern Peru, saw the viral video once again of that Read more »
10th May 2012
Every year, thousands of elephants are slaughtered for their ivory. Join our elephant march today to convince governments Read more »
Spotlight South Africa: Fresh fruit from new Animal Action Week partnerships
9th May 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Mid 2011 found me brainstorming on how we can rejuvenate the International Fund for Animal Welfare South African Animal Read more »
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 »
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 »
21st December 2006
Today Gazprom, Shell, Mitsui and Mitsubishi signed an agreement which will see Gazprom, the Russian oil and gas giant, take over half plus one share of Shell’s 55% stake of Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC). Earlier this month it was Read more »
21st December 2006
The crackdown started in Beijing at the end of October. In response IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) and other groups organized letter writing campaigns to various Beijing authorities (police department, mayor’s of Read more »
20th December 2006
The protests were sent after St. Kitts and Nevis Fisheries Minister Cedric Liburd suggested that Caribbean nations should commercially hunt whales in order to offer the whale meat to tourists.“More than 65,000 people around the world – Read more »
15th December 2006
“Big business appears to have won the day in ensuring that canned hunting will continue virtually unchecked and even given a veneer of respectability by this new bill,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Southern Africa Director of IFAW (Internati Read more »
11th December 2006
The return was stopped by the Department of Science and Technology 36 hours before the gorillas were due to return to Cameroon early Wednesday morning 13th of December. "We understand that in terms of CITES, South Africa, as the recipient sta Read more »
7th December 2006
Whale watch operators from Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as hotel and tourism associations from Dominica and St. Lucia participated. “CARIBwhale’s mission is Read more »
4th December 2006
“The gorillas and their caregivers depart for Cameroon on a scheduled Kenya Airways flight early on the morning of 13 December 2006,” says Christina Pretorius, Communications Manager for IFAW Southern Africa. The gorillas are to b Read more »
2nd December 2006
On Friday, December 1, 2006, the Latin American Meeting on Cetacean Conservation was held in the city of Buenos Aires. It was hosted by the Republic of Argentina through Ambassador Eduardo Iglesias, the Argentinean Commissioner to the Internationa Read more »
24th November 2006
The new Gallup poll was commissioned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) in light of Iceland’s resumption of commercial whaling.  Despite little market for meat from Iceland’s so-called “scient 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 »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
6th February 2013 by
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
Download IFAW's new economic report on Japanese scientific whaling.
5th February 2013 by Patrick Ramage
Read the report above, using the Issuu.com reader, click EXPAND to enter full screen mode. Two decades ago this year I Read more »
CNN video report: illegal ivory trade linked to organized crime, military confli
5th February 2013 by Azzedine Downes
This informative report from Christiane Amanpour at CNN aired while I was in Beijing, China for a week of strategy meetings Read more »
Japanese Whaling Photos and Video for Press
5th February 2013 by
Preview images here:   Open publication - Free publishing - More economy   High resolution hand-out images Read more »
New research reveals true cost of Japanese whaling
5th February 2013 by
In a report published today, The Economics of Japanese Whaling, IFAW shows how the Japanese government even diverted tsunami Read more »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
4th February 2013 by
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively Read more »
Fighting the underground trade in ivory, one collector at a time
30th January 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
“Li Dongbao (a pseudonym), 33, has been collecting ivory decorations and accessories for six years. But last August Read more »
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30th January 2013 by
A new Environics poll commissioned by Humane Society International and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www. Read more »
28th January 2013 by Brian Sharp
The recent video posting of divers attempting to disentangle a wild dolphin in Hawaii (footage above) reminds me of the 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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