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Sun shines as Song of the Whale team prepares for summer research season
2nd August 2012 Robbie Marsland
The sun shines on the righteous, they say, and it has certainly been shining down on IFAW's state of the art sailing Read more »
Spotlight Russia: "A cannonade of thirty grey whale fountains shoots up into the
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
Dhara has passed away
1st August 2012 Dr. Ian Robinson
Dhara, the elephant calf, was less than a year old. She was found alone, orphaned during the severe monsoon floods that hit Read more »
Amazing Whale Rescue In Iceland
1st August 2012 Sigursteinn Masson
Saturday July 28 will go down in history as being an extraordinarily good day for whales in Iceland. More than 200 long- Read more »
31st July 2012 Vicki Fishlock
When the rains came after the 2009 drought in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, the vegetation grew and the elephant Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Western Grey Whale expedition sees a right whale
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
27th July 2012 Vicki Fishlock
My fascination with elephants goes back as far as I can remember. To become a research associate studying Amboseli’s Read more »
Elfrida leading the EA family, her "twins" following her
27th July 2012 Vicki Fishlock
I’m typing quietly today, because as I write this in my tent in the research camp, part of the EA family is feeding Read more »
Spotlight Mexico: distemper outbreak in Cozumel
27th July 2012 Erika Flores
During the month of June and beginning of July there was another outbreak within the island and also inside the shelter. We 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 »
19th July 2007
Reflecting on the Park’s troubled past and the rampant poaching that kept tourists away and almost wiped out its wildlife populations, Kenya’s Tourism and Wildlife Minister Morris Dzoro said, “Meru not only became a hotbed of conf Read more »
18th July 2007
The ban officially removes the Dutch market from the international commercial seal trade, sending a strong message to the Canadian government that European markets for seal products are continuing to shrink. This decision was applauded by IFAW (Th Read more »
13th July 2007
The BC Government, IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) and NLWS have formed a unique alliance-supporting a grizzly bear rehabilitation pilot project to ensure that bear cubs like this one get a second chance. NLWS h Read more »
11th July 2007
In addition to bear cubs, affected species include bobcats, coyotes, porcupines, and squirrels. People encountering injured and dehydrated wildlife are asked to be careful. “Leave injured wildlife alone and call people who are trained, Read more »
9th July 2007
The event highlighted this summer’s cetacean survey of the eastern Mediterranean Sea which began in May. Mahmoud Fouad of the Department of Natural Resources at Egypt’s Ministry of Environment is among the 12 interns who are participati Read more »
23rd June 2007
Statistics from Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) show that to date, 215,388 harp seals have been taken from the 270,000 harp seal quota for 2007. Final catch numbers will not be available until after the hunt closes and all Read more »
20th June 2007
Experts think these animals cannot be released. First of all, because there is no rehabilitation center for Amur tigers in the Russian Far East.“It was good we could timely start financing those orphaned tiger cubs. The last winter was a ver Read more »
15th June 2007
“CITES is a conservation convention designed to protect wildlife from the threat of trade, not a tool to promote trade,” says Peter Pueschel, Global Head of IFAW’s Wildlife Trade program. “We are heartened to see so many cou Read more »
14th June 2007
The agreement allows Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe to sell additional ivory under strictly monitored CITES processes,  but only those government stockpiles officially registered prior to January 31, 2007.  “We are en 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 »
14th March 2013 by Peter Pueschel
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes offers some thoughts from the floor of the CITES CoP 16 meeting in Bangkok, Read more »
Jaws of Victory at CITES
14th March 2013 by
IFAW celebrated the historic decision today by the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) of the Convention on Read more »
Incremental Steps Lead to Leap in Wildlife Conservation at 16th CITES Conference
14th March 2013 by
As the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Read more »
Project Web was launched following prior investigations by IFAW that found ivory
13th March 2013 by Azzedine Downes
On March 7, at the 16th meeting of the Parties of CITES in Bangkok, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and INTERPOL Read more »
One of the project’s resident dogs, wakes up from a slumber and ambles over to M
12th March 2013 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Maria Limani moved to Cape Town from the Eastern Cape in 1991.  She has two children, one grandchild and two dogs. I Read more »
IFAW WTO Seal briefing
12th March 2013 by
The EU legislation being challenged by Canada and Norway is Regulation (EC) No. 1007/2009, also known as the “EU Read more »
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs
12th March 2013 by
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs. Read more »
Amicus Brief: European Communities — Measures Prohibiting the Importation and Ma
12th March 2013 by
The preliminary submissions in this brief are aimed at correcting the misleading and incomplete manner in which Canada has Read more »
Students ages 6-8 years old will learn about elephants and conservation.
11th March 2013 by Maha Oda
When I was a kid, I used to watch a TV series called Babar. It was one of my favorite animated series and as far as I can 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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