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Chris Packham makes a plea to the UK presenters Ant and Dec to harness the powe
20th November 2014 Cynthia Milburn
If the way we treat animals is a reflection on how civilised we are, then television provides us with a snapshot of human Read more »
Online survey leads to the seizure of four elephant tusks and fine
19th November 2014 Mia Crnojevic
After its latest investigation in April into advertisements for the sale of protected species on several e-commerce sites, Read more »
The Kuyza the tiger in Taipingou natural reserve. © Taipinggou Nature Reserve
18th November 2014 Anna Filippova
We have some amazing news – we recently received a photo of Kuzya, the traveler. Kuzya is one of the rehabilitated Read more »
IFAW staff Samuel Matua, Jacqueline Nyagah, Steve Njumbi, Beatrice Owayo and Isa
18th November 2014 Kelvin Alie
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is a leading force in the training of authorities to combat illegal Read more »
Despite initially committing to respect the World Court’s judgment the Governmen
18th November 2014 Patrick Ramage
It felt ironic to wake up in Iceland, one of the last three countries still killing whales for commercial purposes, to news Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been at the forefront of th
17th November 2014 Azzedine Downes
Animals are captured and killed every day for illegal wildlife trade, which is valued at $19 billion worldwide and is proven Read more »
5 questions for INTERPOL as they launch Operation INFRA-TERRA
17th November 2014 Kelvin Alie
In 2013 IFAW became the first ever non-governmental organization in the environmental field to sign an MOU with INTERPOL Read more »
Elephants need space for their survival but their habitats are becoming increasi
17th November 2014 Jason Bell
As the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) deliberations begin to unwind, there are a few messages coming out of this congress Read more »
IFAW ERNs’ care give feral cats like Lazarus a new lease on life.
14th November 2014 Shannon Walajtys
IFAW’s Emergency Relief Network (ERN) consists of organizations that share our mission to prepare communities to Read more »
26th June 2013
The video above shows clips of Philippine authorities destroying their illegal ivory stockpiles. Footage c. IFAW/Alex Watch Video »
24th June 2013
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Watch Video »
19th June 2013
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Watch Video »
13th June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
6th June 2013
This week during a visit to Cozumel, Mexico, our team discovered a dog in desperate need of help. Covered in used motor oil Watch Video »
3rd June 2013
Watch the amazing video of Cinderella's release back into the wild, shot on location by IFAW staff working in Russia. I Watch Video »
23rd May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
20th May 2013
It is 8 am. The temperature is already near 40°C on this part of the planet, which has now been identified as a high- Watch Video »
10th May 2013
WARNING: the video above may be disturbing to some viewers. This week’s video of the horrific attack of a small Watch Video »
Prominent Chinese Citizen Calls for End to Fat Cats’ Fancy for Exotic Gifts – El
10th March 2014
The fondness of China’s bureaucrats for giving and receiving exotic gifts made from animal products will soon be cut short if some of the country’s most eminent figures have their way. Numerous proposals urging for the government to take Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
3rd March 2014
This morning, on the inaugural UN World Wildlife Day, the Belgian government announced that it would destroy its entire stockpile of illegal ivory seized by customs. The ivory will be destroyed in a ceremony on April 9th in the presence of dignitarie Read more »
Petition Threatens Right Whale Conservation
25th February 2014
Five years after it was first imposed by the Bush-Cheney administration, one of the most effective rules protecting endangered North Atlantic right whales migrating along the East Coast of the United States from fatal ship strikes may now be in jeopa Read more »
High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally
25th February 2014
A new study published in the journal Biological Conservation describes the trafficking of wildlife and their products as one of the most profitable and attractive of all the illicit trades, possibly surpassed only by the trafficking of arms and Read more »
IFAW-COP animal rescue teams respond to double volcano threat in Indonesia
20th February 2014
IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is working near Mt. Kelud in the Island of Java, and Mt. Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia to help companion animals, farm animals and wildlife displaced after volcanic eruptions forced the evacuation of n Read more »
May Sharks Roam Widely, Safely and Freely in the Arabian Waters
18th February 2014
Nine Arabian countries today declared their commitment towards shark conservation by signing the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (Sharks MOU) in Dubai, UAE. This global treaty was concluded under the UNEP Conventio Read more »
International summit on illegal wildlife trade makes positive pledges to protect
13th February 2014
Positive measures to protect wildlife from illegal trade were pledged at today’s London Summit on the issue. Decision-makers from around 50 countries met in the Capital to discuss the plight of elephants, rhinos, tigers and other species threat Read more »
Strong protection measures for wildlife sought as international summit on illega
12th February 2014
As decision-makers from around 50 countries meet in London tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss illegal wildlife trade, strong measures are being sought to protect elephants, rhinos, tigers and other threatened species from the bloody poaching crisis. The Read more »
10 Years of Pet Night tonight – Helping animals, people and communities
12th February 2014
Tonight’s European Pet Night marks a decade of raising awareness around pets and the remarkable contributions of animals to our daily life. The event has been a remarkable success over the years attracting steady support from MEPs, NGOs and oth Read more »
Song of the Whale research report, USA to Iceland, July, 2013
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left Boston bound for Iceland at the beginning of July. The route skirted t Read more »
Disaster Preparation Tips for Pets
A brief checklist of things to do prior to a disaster to keep your pets safe. Read more »
2012 Stellwagen cruise report
Cruise report for DTAG support and photogrammetry research conducted on humpback whales (Megaptera novaengliae) in and around Read more »
Whales Need Sanctuary! The 2012 annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission to be held July 2 to 6 in Panama will Read more »
Research on Attitudes toward Commercial Whaling
Americans Love Whales From sea to shining sea and across the political spectrum, the American people want their political lea Read more »
The Song of the Whale, IFAW’s research vessel, is designed to carry out noninvasive research to inform conservation, us Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2011 update
 Rather than providing any economic benefit, Canada’s commercial seal slaughter arguably represents a drain on the Read more »
Making a Killing - A 2011 Survey of Ivory Markets in China
An unprecedented surge in ivory seizures occurred in 2011. Media reported that 5,259 elephant tusks were seized worldwide i Read more »
The author in Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan with ‘Sweetie’ the dog.
10th December 2014 by Jennifer Gardner
A powerful storm that stirred up fear and emotions has finally exited the Philippines. While officials are still busy Read more »
34 baby elephants were captured by the Zimbabwe government for export.
10th December 2014 by Azzedine Downes
The Zimbabwe government’s capture and export of allegedly 34 baby elephants not only poses grave threats to the very Read more »
10th December 2014 by
Azzedine Downes, CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on news reports that 34 Read more »
9th December 2014 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
A 3 month-old baby rhino that was found critically injured near someone’s home in Northeast India was rescued by IFAW Read more »
Amboseli Project - IFAW picture book 2014
8th December 2014 by
T he Amboseli National Park’s small size of 392 kilometres squared cannot support the ecological needs of its 1,400 Read more »
IFAW in East Africa
8th December 2014 by
A newsletter for IFAW's recent successes in East Africa. Read more »
Snow Leopard Cub taken from the Wild in Pakistan gets new Home
4th December 2014 by
An orphaned snow leopard taken from the wild and placed in a small cage on the side of Pakistan’s Karakoram highway Read more »
Odessa, Olivia and Oliver.
3rd December 2014 by Erika Flores
A few weeks ago, a friend and I were driving on the highway when a white, medium-sized dog wandered into the middle of the Read more »
Combating online wildlife trafficking in the Middle East
28th November 2014 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
The recent report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare shows how thousands of endangered species are bought and Read more »

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Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Washington Post: "African lions are set to become the last big cat listed under the Endangered Species Act" - read more.

 

 

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