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Ontai, a former poacher turned animal keeper, receives award
13th December 2013 Sheren Shrestha
Maheshwar “Ontai” Basumataryone of the IFAW-WTI animal keepers who was also featured in the documentary " Read more »
Inspired scout helps Kenya Wildlife Service nab an elephant poacher
13th December 2013 Jacqueline Nyagah
Jackson Sitonik, a married father of two and a proud game scout on the Kenyan park system’s grasslands, is a hero. Read more »
François Hollande commits France to the "urgent" fight against wildlife crime
12th December 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
In our fight to protect endangered species, there are certain days that allow us to measure how far we have come and show Read more »
Dramatic impacts of climate change on animals must be addressed
11th December 2013 Paul Todd
With the recent United Nations Framework on Climate Change negotiations in Warsaw now concluded, it is important to Read more »
Collecting samples from a harpooned minke whale on the Japanese factory ship Nis
10th December 2013 Patrick Ramage
The meeting is so large it’s only held every two years. The participants list is chock-full of heavyweights. The 20th Read more »
5 posts you may have missed, a weekly animal welfare briefing
6th December 2013 J.C. Bouvier
Another active week here at headquarters gathering, distilling and publishing news about IFAW team efforts for animals from Read more »
Nelson Mandela – 1918-1913
6th December 2013 Azzedine Downes
Nelson Mandela, first president of a free and democratic South Africa, and the true embodiment of nobility, compassion, Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Supporters send in swatches of love for warrior, Lily the dog in Sout
5th December 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Two years to the day after Lily – we call her Lily, the Warrior Dog – was rescued after being buried alive Read more »
EU takes important steps for elephants but the road ahead remains longs
5th December 2013 Satyen Sinha
This week, the EU has promised €12.3 million to be spent on MIKES - “Minimising the Illegal Killing of Elephants 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 »
Unique whale research boat returns to Iceland
31st July 2012
A state-of-the-art whale research vessel has returned to Icelandic waters to carry out further vital, non-invasive research on whales and their behaviour. Song of the Whale, owned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) and o Read more »
Commemorating World Ranger Day
31st July 2012
 In a tribute to mark World Rangers Day today, IFAW  said men and women on the frontline of saving wildlife deserved more support than ever to fight the battle against poaching and illicit trade. “In the past 12 months, 58 rangers hav Read more »
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30th July 2012
IFAW has learned with sorrow of the tragic passing of Rita Miljo, founder of the Centre for Animal Rehabilitation and Education (C.A.R.E.), a devoted and tireless champion for the cause of baboons in South Africa and primates around the world. Mrs Mi Read more »
600 kilos of Ivory Seized – Is Kenya Culpable in Illegal Ivory Trade?
20th July 2012
– In a span of days, more than half a tonne of ivory has been seized by customs officials in two Asian countries. Last Friday, Thai customs officials discovered 456 kg of ivory which had been hidden in crates aboard a flight from Kenya. In addi Read more »
Ivory Busts – Cape Town a New Transit  Point for Trafficking?
11th July 2012
Yesterday’s seizure of 46 elephant tusks in Cape Town, the latest ivory related crime linked to the metropole, is fuelling concerns the South African city may be a fast developing cog for ivory transit in the wheel of wildlife crime. Customs of Read more »
Mixed week for whales as meeting draws to a close
6th July 2012
This year’s meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) drew to a close today (Friday) after a mixed week for whales. While much of the agenda at the week-long meeting in Panama City, Panama focussed on conservation issues and threats Read more »
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5th July 2012
At the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Panama today, the Republic of Korea unexpectedly signalled its intention to begin so-called scientific whaling. The announcement, at the 64th meeting of the IWC in Panama City, ca Read more »
Whales forum overcomes deadlock but whalers harpoon sanctuary proposal
2nd July 2012
As the first day of the 64th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) drew to a close in Panama today, fears that dirty tactics by pro-whalers might sabotage it from the outset were overcome, but an opportunity to provide lasting Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Names New Board Chairman
29th June 2012
Ms. Kathleen Savesky has been appointed the new Chair of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), bringing a wealth of animal welfare and education expertise to the role. Ms. Savesky has more than 35 years of leadership in the Read more »
Beyond the Ban
If the killing of the endangered Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsoniil) is to stop, the trade in shahtoosh, the wool culled Read more »
Variation in Ice Cover on the East Coast of Canada: 1969 to 2002
Recent qualitative observation of reduced ice presence on th eeast coast of Canada suggests that yearly ice coverage in this Read more »
Annual Report 2001 Read more »
Whales & Fisheries
The desire by some countries to lift the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) moratorium on commercial whaling and Read more »
Jumbo Express
A Scientific Approach to Understanding and Mitigating Elephant Mortality Due to Train Accidents in Rajaji National Park Read more »
The Economics of the Canadian Sealing Industry
This report is an analysis of the subsidies, expenditures and incomes associated with Atlantic Canada's sealing industry. Read more »
Veterinary Report Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt Prince Edward Island
Following the comprehensive and methodical study of the 2001 Canadian commercial seal hunt, by 5 independent veterinarians, w Read more »
Report of The Workshop on The Legal Aspects of Whale Watching
Whale watching activities are expanding around the world, and, as the previous workshops and studies have established, so are Read more »
In 1992, in response to an intensifying debate on the interactions between fishe
In 1992, in response to an intensifying debate on the interactions between fisheries and marine mammals, a SAC was convened t 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 »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
14th February 2014 by
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. Read more »
The fight against wildlife trade can’t be won in a single summit
13th February 2014 by Azzedine Downes
Thanks to a number of expansive and diligent multi-nation enforcement operations, staggering amounts of illegal ivory— Read more »
The supporting partners the London Summit attendees cannot overlook
13th February 2014 by David Higgins
The London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade is an opportunity for the highest levels of government to come together as a Read more »
First-ever transnational collaboration between Africa and China helps combat wil
13th February 2014 by James Isiche
Through an operation dubbed Operation Cobra II, a mission to combat transnational wildlife crime has achieved excellent Read more »
International summit on illegal wildlife trade makes positive pledges to protect
13th February 2014 by
Positive measures to protect wildlife from illegal trade were pledged at today’s London Summit on the issue. Decision- Read more »
Ivory for sale at the 'China Arts & Crafts' department store in Tsim Sha Tsui di
12th February 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Even as the world’s leaders gather in London for the global wildlife trade summit, we all know what part of the world Read more »
Strong protection measures for wildlife sought as international summit on illega
12th February 2014 by
As decision-makers from around 50 countries meet in London tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss illegal wildlife trade, strong Read more »
10 Years of Pet Night tonight – Helping animals, people and communities
12th February 2014 by
Tonight’s European Pet Night marks a decade of raising awareness around pets and the remarkable contributions of 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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