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World bank report on climate change
12th December 2012 Paul Todd
The perennial round of negotiations surrounding climate change ended over the weekend – perennial because the yearly Read more »
Tiger rehabilitation in Russia
11th December 2012 Anna Fillipova
The Amur (aka Siberian) tiger is one of the most endangered animals in the world. Less than 350 individuals of the largest Read more »
Ivory carvings on a market in Tachilek, Myanmar
11th December 2012 Robert Kless
It was a long journey by car from the airport in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to the northern border of the country. I have arrived Read more »
The Bundestag in Germany.
10th December 2012 Robert Kless
The train arrives at Berlin’s central station on time. Through the massive glass roof I can see the Reichstag and the Read more »
About 25 participants from Al-mukalla seaport and airport, in addition to offici
10th December 2012 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
One of the main wildlife trafficking routes between Africa and Asia is the Horn of Africa to Yemen route. Combating wildlife Read more »
Project Amboseli: In search of that elusive drop of life
10th December 2012 Evan Mkala
At 5:30am in Amboseli, visibility is poor and the sun has not risen. Hyena howls can be heard from a distant as they return Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Amazing rescue of gibbon family in India
7th December 2012 Michael Booth
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) – Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) biologists and veterinarians Read more »
A harpoon on the bow of a Japanese whaling ship.
6th December 2012 Matt Collis
It’s been a busy few weeks in the world of whaling. In a victory for good science and people power, it appears the Read more »
IFAW helps to educate participants at the 41st UAE national day
5th December 2012 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
As a strategic partner with the Architectural Heritage Department Dubai Municipality, the International Fund for Animal 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 May 2008
Icelandic media is reporting that whalers have killed a 7.4-metre male minke whale. The whale, said to have been caught last night (Tue) in Faxafloi Bay near Reykjavik, is expected to be brought ashore later today. The International Fund for Read more »
20th May 2008
“Closing the trophy hunting loophole removes an unnecessary threat to the polar bear’s survival,” said Jeff Flocken, IFAW D.C. Office Director. “While we still have a long way to go, today’s decision is a step in the Read more »
20th May 2008
CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) which works in townships and informal settlements across Gauteng reports that companion animals were abandoned as their owners scrambled to flee the xenophobic violence that has spread across South Africa’ Read more »
15th May 2008
According to media reports, farmers left behind about 40,000 head of livestock, and officials expressed fear that many of them could die. Local animal welfare groups are greatly concerned for thousands of companion and farm animals that have been Read more »
9th May 2008
“We are monitoring the situation as best we can but it is critical that IFAW get a team on the ground to assess the affect of the disaster on animals,” said Fred O’Regan, CEO of IFAW. “The sooner the better. When animals wit Read more »
24th April 2008
The initial confiscation of the ivory took place in August 2006, and represents the largest ivory seizure ever in Japan. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry indicates that the contraband was destroyed last month.  According to Michael Read more »
24th April 2008
Introduced by Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), the Ship Strike Reduction Act of 2008 would order the Secretary of Commerce to finalize federal regulations enforcing speed limits on ships, regulations that were first prop Read more »
16th April 2008
The Northeast Region Stranding Conference is held from April 16 to 20 in Providence, Rhode Island and will gather over 100 participants to discuss strategies that will improve the coordination and effectiveness in rehabilitation and release effort Read more »
10th April 2008
The satellite technology transmits regular signals from the bear’s collar allowing researchers to follow them remotely and download information about their movements and whereabouts via internet updates three times a week. The collar is prog 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 »
Bow-riding pilot whales tag along with IFAW's research vessel Song of the Whale.
19th June 2013 by Luke O'Connor
Watch this amazing video of the pilot whales who swam along side the Song of the Whale. ~~~ We’ve had many fantastic Read more »
19th June 2013 by Kelly Donithan
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Read more »
New Report: Economics of Trophy Hunting in Africa Are Overrated and Overstated
18th June 2013 by
A new report released today analyzes literature on the economics of trophy hunting and reveals that African countries and Read more »
Archive photo ©IFAW
18th June 2013 by
Two male grizzly bear cubs named Blair and Terry, who were orphaned in British Columbia’s Kootenay region in the fall Read more »
First fin whale harpooned in Iceland in three years is brought ashore to protes
18th June 2013 by
A lone whaler has resumed the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales in Iceland after a three-year hiatus. Two Read more »
IFAW-Staff celebrated in 2009 the resolution of the EU-Parliament to ban all tra
14th June 2013 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Tonight the German Bundestag showed unusual consensus in their decision to have Germany insist on a pan-European embargo on Read more »
Susanne in our Germany office holding a goat rescued during the recent flooding
14th June 2013 by Shannon Walajtys
I just had a very informative conversation with our team in Germany. I am proud of the whole IFAW Germany office for their Read more »
German government unanimously affirms EU regulation on seal products
14th June 2013 by
Last night the German Bundestag voted unanimously to stick to the existing pan-European trade regulation on commercial seal Read more »
The vast savannah landscape of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, is home to about
13th June 2013 by Steve Njumbi
The backdrop couldn’t have been more apt. The vast savannah landscape of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, is home to 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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