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Kuwait holds successful prevention of wildlife trafficking training
30th December 2013 Maha Oda
Since Kuwait's joining of CITES in 2001, authorities have been making every effort to combat wildlife trafficking. In Read more »
Helping communities manage roaming dog populations with UNDP in Bosnia
27th December 2013 Amela Cosovic Medic
Recently, Amela Cosovic Medic, Sector Coordinator for Justice and Security for the United Nations Development Programme in Read more »
Rescued Siberian tigers settle in for the winter season in Far East Russia
26th December 2013 Ekaterina Blidchenko
The Primorye region in Far East Russia got its first snow of the winter. Snow on the ground makes our tigers more cautious. Read more »
Top ten heroic animal rescues of 2013
24th December 2013 Azzedine Downes
IFAW has led or helped with dozens of animal rescues around the world, from the care of the tiniest orphan babies to the Read more »
Spotlight India: Oli, the rescued otter pup learns how to fish
23rd December 2013 Sheren Shrestha
The smallest mammal at our wildlife rescue centre is growing up! Oli, a small clawed otter pup rescued back in September, is Read more »
Adorable Andean baby bear and her brush with near death
20th December 2013 Gail A’Brunzo
One night early in November a rather dramatic, close-call rescue occurred on a highway on the Eastern slopes of the Read more »
IFAW Marine Mammal Conservation and Animal Welfare Research Award winner, Simon
19th December 2013 Sharon Livermore
Last week in Dunedin, New Zealand, some 1,200 attendees gathered for the Society of Marine Mammalogy biennial conference. Read more »
IFAW East Africa Regional Director, James Isiche, Iain Douglas Hamilton and Dr.
18th December 2013 James Isiche
The Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and the Read more »
Chinese government action will save endangered species
17th December 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
While it might be seen by the majority of the western world as a mere footnote, the joint decree by the general offices of 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 »
IFAW: Grey seal cull not supported by science
23rd October 2012
The Canadian Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans today released a report recommending a mass cull of 70,000 grey seals in the Gulf of St Lawrence, a recommendation the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) calls an unethical and risky gam Read more »
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22nd October 2012
The seizure of a record-smashing 3,81 tonnes of illegal ivory in Hong Kong on Saturday – the largest ever in China and the largest worldwide in two years - makes the past 24 months among the deadliest for elephants in recent time. Hong Kong off Read more »
EU Parliament takes strong stand against Japanese whaling in trade talks
12th October 2012
European Parliamentarians have taken a strong stand against whaling in the context of EU – Japan trade negotiations. The adopted amendments  tabled by MEP David Martin (S&D) note the serious divergences between the EU and Japan on issu Read more »
Success for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) can only come one anima
12th October 2012
In a bid to reintroduce the protection of biodiversity to the ongoing CBD conference the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) hosted a showcase on ‘wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and welfar Read more »
Poachers claim five rhinos in three days in Northeast India
2nd October 2012
Five rare rhinos have been brutally poached last week near Kaziranga National Park in the northeast Indian state of Assam. When discovered, four were dead and one was still alive, bleeding and in critical state with its horn hacked off. Efforts to tr Read more »
Leonardo DiCaprio Kicks Off IFAW’s Animal Action Week
1st October 2012
Actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio joined IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) today in calling for the world community to step up efforts to save elephants from poaching and the illegal ivory trade, which have escalate Read more »
IFAW condemns Canadian and Norwegian WTO Challenge on EU ban of seal products
25th September 2012
Canada and Norway have formally requested panelists to be appointed for their joint challenge to the EU trade ban of commercial seal products at the World Trade Organization (WTO). This latest attempt to overthrow the EU legislation was met with frus Read more »
Amber Valletta partners with IFAW to help California whales
20th September 2012
Actress and activist Amber Valletta joins the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival in Monterey, California, September 26 – 28 to raise awareness of  entangled whales in California. Read more »
Wildlife Traffickers put on Notice as Ethiopian Crime Busters undergo Training
17th September 2012
More than 35 Ethiopian law enforcement professionals are attending a training workshop to improve their capacity and ability to more effectively fight illegal wildlife trade. The national training workshop is specially designed for officers working a Read more »
Trading Tusks: An Investigation into Elephant Management and Ivory Trade in Sout
The findings and conclusions outlined in this report are the results of extensive research, including 63 interviews, conducte Read more »
Scientific paper on Kruger National Park elephant culling debate
The prevailing increase in elephant numbers across areas of southern Africa raises concern for their impact on biological div Read more »
Business as Usual: A review of the regulatory systems in Japan to control domest
The objective of this review is to re-examine the regulatory framework of Japan's domestic trade control over elephant iv Read more »
Ivory Market in China - China Ivory Trade Survey Report
China has historically been a significant destination for illicit trade in ivory and was identified as the single most import Read more »
In the Name of Science: A Review of Scientific Whaling
Scientific whaling has been used to keep the whaling industry in business through a period when commercial whaling is banne Read more »
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An Investigation of the Effects of Uncertainty on Canadian Harp Seal Management
This study investigates the behaviour of the Canadian government's current management procedures for harp seals. These pr Read more »
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Global climate drives southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) population dyna
Sea surface temperature (SST) time-series from the southwest Atlantic and the El Nin˜o 4 region in the western Pacific Read more »
No animal should be “surplus”
18th February 2014 by Jordi Casamitjana
A young giraffe named Marius was shot, dismembered, and fed to the lions in Copenhagen Zoo because he was deemed “ Read more »
A couple of the hospital’s patients
18th February 2014 by Josey Sharrad
I’ve just returned from attending the launch of South Australia's first-ever koala hospital. The hospital is the Read more »
Counting 11,000 elephants in five days
18th February 2014 by Jacqueline Nyagah
Counting elephants in an area that spans over 48,000 square kilometres, nearly twice the size of the state of Massachusetts Read more »
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18th February 2014 by Peter Pueschel
When IFAW brought 13 Arab country officials together for a “Prevention of Sharks and other Marine Species Trafficking Read more »
Injured possum Dante being cared for after fire ripped through Nords Wharf, NSW.
18th February 2014 by Naomi Schofield
After the news hit at the end of last year of the worst bushfires seen in NSW in over a decade, my community, like many Read more »
May Sharks Roam Widely, Safely and Freely in the Arabian Waters
18th February 2014 by
Nine Arabian countries today declared their commitment towards shark conservation by signing the Memorandum of Understanding Read more »
14th February 2014 by Robbie Marsland
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Read more »
Mt. Kelud, an active volcano on the island of Java. c. COP
14th February 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
When Mt. Kelud, a 5,679-foot-high volcano on the island of Java, erupted yesterday, it forced the immediate evacuation of Read more »
Welfare of animals under veterinary care
14th February 2014 by
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human 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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