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In fact, elephants are “keystone species,” a term that describes species whose n
30th August 2013 Peter Pueschel
It is almost a bromide today that elephants have a unique ecological role, and that without them whole landscapes would Read more »
Amid debates, agreement surfaces for better animal welfare
30th August 2013 Azzedine Downes
“We as a global society have crossed the Rubicon. We disagree about where to draw the line to protect animal rights, Read more »
We photographed nine individual gray whales, seven of which we have already sigh
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
Demand for parts of endangered species is immoral
28th August 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
Buried in a document from a recently concluded international workshop on tiger conservation and combatting wildlife crime Read more »
One encounter was particularly exciting as we were close enough to identify a mo
27th August 2013 Miriam Romagosa
I first sailed as a volunteer on board the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) unique whale research vessel Read more »
 We spent only few hours at sea and mostly near the entry from the lagoon, but i
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
Azul as he is today. Credit: ABCP
23rd August 2013 Gail A’Brunzo
It is one thing to talk about Andean bears living in the “cloud forests” of Ecuador, but it’s another Read more »
The inauguration of this course is very timely. When governments respond to call
20th August 2013 Cynthia Milburn
Looking at the number and range of animals kept as pets around the world it seems that most children, and many adults too, Read more »
Happily, Snoopy is making a remarkable recovery, eating well and learning to cop
19th August 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
The harsh reality of life for many tens of thousands of people living within informal settlements is nothing new…. Read more »
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 »
31st December 2013
We’ll admit it: We tug on your heartstrings every once in a while. From a gigantic mother rhinoceros to a small kitten Watch Video »
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11th June 2012
At a time when whales face more threats than ever before, the conservation body set up to protect them is also in troubled waters. In just a few weeks’ time, the 64th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) is due to take p Read more »
IFAW and the Republic of Congo fight ivory trafficking
8th June 2012
More than 30 senior staff from different governmental agencies in Congo (Brazzaville) honed their skills and increased their capacity to halt ivory trafficking. A three-day training course began on World Environment Day (June 5th) and involved partic Read more »
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5th June 2012
Readers of influential inside the beltway newspapers were met with eye-popping, full-page advertisements this morning that called on the Obama Administration to take a leadership role in protecting imperiled polar bear populations. The U.S. Fish and Read more »
Elephant Ivory Stockpile Sales Help Create a Deadly New Currency in China
4th June 2012
 In a world of economic uncertainty, elephant ivory has become a new investment vehicle in China, which coincides with  an extraordinary surge in the numbers of elephants being killed for their ivory. A new ivory market investigation report Read more »
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24th May 2012
The seizure of 1.5 tons of elephant tusks in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Tuesday, was the single biggest ever ivory haul in the island state, fuelling concerns for the increasing boldness of the illegal ivory trade in developing new routes to ship its con Read more »
Global Impact of Ivory Poaching in Africa  Addressed at Congressional Hearing
24th May 2012
Sri Lankan authorities said they seized around 350 illegal elephant tusks weighing nearly 1.5 tons in Colombo port on Tuesday – marking the single biggest ivory haul in the island nation. As authorities around the globe work to bring these culp Read more »
8th May 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW -  www.ifaw.org) has welcomed the news that Iceland has called an end to the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales. Kristjan Loftsson, the lone Icelandic whaler responsible for killing Read more »
Poll: Americans Support Whale Conservation; New Blueprint Lays Out Government Ac
24th April 2012
A new nationwide survey shows that 77 percent of Americans across the political spectrum agree that Congress and the Administration should adopt a broad whale conservation program, and 89 percent believe that the U.S. should help enforce the global b Read more »
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11th April 2012
All around Australia oil and gas companies are closing in on vital whale habitats. Any day now leases covering endangered blue whale habitat and right next to calving grounds for endangered southern right whales will be handed over to oil and gas com 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 »
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 »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
The EU Seal Products Ban and the Challenge at the WTO – Ruling of the WTO Panel
21st November 2013 by
On February 18, 2012, Canada and Norway challenged the European Union’s seal products trade restrictions at the World Read more »
20th November 2013 by Barbara Slee
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Read more »
"The Lizard King", Anson Wong
20th November 2013 by Satyen Sinha
Cooperation is imperative to tackle big global problems. I was reminded of this while at the International Network for Read more »
Roaring with Disapproval for Lion Meat at M. Wells Steakhouse
20th November 2013 by
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following Read more »
19th November 2013 by Kate Nattrass Atema
Together with the United Nations Development Program a small IFAW team embarked on an exciting new journey in Bosnia helping Read more »
Yemen hosts the first ever Middle East shark conservation training workshop
19th November 2013 by Dr. Akram Darwich
Ever since the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) started combating the heavy exploitation of sharks around the Read more »
18th November 2013 by Jennifer Gardner
We're back in Tacloban to continue our animal rescue operations. I'm now joined by two veterinarians and an Read more »
18th November 2013 by Kristin Bauer van Straten
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Read more »
IFAW kickstarts vaccination campaign  and food relief for animals in the Philipp
18th November 2013 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), working alongside the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), has 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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