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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 »
Gabon, turning the heat on the ivory trade
28th June 2012 Jason Bell
On Wednesday, Gabon’s President, Ali Bongo, sent a clear message to ivory traders – you won’t get your Read more »
Nunai wants to play with the keeper Raju. c. IFAW/WTI - Reetika Maheshwari
27th June 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
When I woke up early in the morning yesterday and caught the morning news in the TV, a visual of an elephant with its calf Read more »
Japanese factory workers moving around the remains of a ‘scientific’ specimen.
27th June 2012 Matt Collis
Seventy five percent of Japan’s 2011 North Pacific whaling season meat went unsold despite thirteen separate public Read more »
26th June 2012 Sigursteinn Masson
This video captures some of the tourists who were approached during the “Meet Us Don’t Eat Us” campaign Read more »
Sexual segregation in Amboseli: male and females elephants do things differently
25th June 2012 Vicki Fishlock
One of the most frequent comments I hear when talking to people about elephants is some variation of “that’s Read more »
Dead pelican on Peruvian Beach. IFAW/S.Heredia
22nd June 2012 Valeria Ruoppolo
Like most enthusiastic birdwatchers, I can’t resist penguins, pelicans, boobies and so many different species of Read more »
Spotlight Kenya: From the hearts and hands of babes
22nd June 2012 Elizabeth Wamba
Hundreds of elephant tusks are piled up in a burning heap at one of the national parks in Africa as a group of people Read more »
18th September 2014
Elephants, rhinos and other key species in Africa are in danger of extinction due to poaching and human encroachment on Watch Video »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
10th September 2014
With the bright sun high above our heads we notice that the flood waters on every corner of Kaziranga National Park are Watch Video »
4th September 2014
It’s as if fate has been against Littlefoot for most of his young life. But every obstacle he’s faced has been Watch Video »
19th August 2014
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Watch Video »
21st July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons 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 »
Tiger Day in Russia’s Far East attracts more people than in pevious year.
29th September 2014
The 15th annual Tiger Day in Vladivostok on September 28  involved more than 10 000 participants and spectators, organisers said, which is about two thousand more than a year before. It has become a landmark celebration for this city in the Russ Read more »
Threats persist for wild Amur tigers in Far East Russia
26th September 2014
On the Tiger Day eve which is celebrated on September 28 in the streets of Vladivostok  and some other cities of the Russian Far East, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) cautions that the Amur tiger population is still in danger an Read more »
Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua
18th September 2014
At the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Read more »
Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s
18th September 2014
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony
18th September 2014
On Sunday, September 21st, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise public awareness on the plight of rhinos. At 11am at Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic and Bratislava Zoo i Read more »
Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at int
16th September 2014
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Read more »
Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16th September 2014
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisio Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
15th September 2014
Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and Read more »
Important Day for Sharks as New Protection  Measures go into Action
14th September 2014
Conservationists have called for 14th September to be declared World Shark Day, as a landmark decision to better protect sharks goes into action today. It is estimated that up to 100-million sharks are killed each year for the voracious shark fin tra Read more »
World of Animals Issue 19 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 »
Saving animals
6th March 2013 by
It’s been more than 40 years since a small group of concerned citizens banded together to stop Canada’s cruel Read more »
IFAW volunteer, Mike Giblin, watches while Katie Moore, IFAW Marine Mammal Rescu
5th March 2013 by Katie Moore
At this time last year, we were in the midst of more than 80 consecutive days during which 215 common dolphins stranded on Read more »
IFAW's German Director Perry Sonntag saving #polarbears at #CITES
5th March 2013 by Adrian Hiel
A 12-strong team of International Fund for Animal Welfare wildlife and policy experts from around the world will be flying Read more »
5th March 2013 by Jeffrey Flocken
In this brief video, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's North America Regional Director, Jeff Flocken, takes Read more »
5th March 2013 by Sheryl Fink
Warning: video contains graphic images of sealing activity. The first set of hearings on the WTO challenge concerning the Read more »
EU Sells Out Polar Bears at CITES
5th March 2013 by
The EU delegation currently in Thailand at an international conference is actively derailing the polar bear’s best Read more »
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4th March 2013 by Jason Bell
In 2011 an estimated 25,000 to 50,000 elephants were killed to supply the increasing demand for elephant ivory around the Read more »
4th March 2013 by Adrian Hiel
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Peter Pueschel gives us an update from the floor of CITES CoP 16. Read more »
Unveiling the Ivory Trade Online
4th March 2013 by
Urgent, interactive and as close as your nearest internet link, that’s IFAW’s Unveiling the Ivory Trade, an Read more »

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"IFAW column: International whaling" read IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes' article in Wildlife Extra here.

"Japanese Whaling Program Under Scrutiny Again After Country Announces Plans To Resume Hunt" IFAW's Patrick Ramage is quoted in this Huffington Post/Associated Press story

The Christian Science Monitor: "Despite severe poaching, hopeful signs on World Elephant Day" - read more

Vice News: "New York Passes Bill That Could Limit Selfies With Tigers" - See the original article

 

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