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21st March 2016 Christina Pretorius
This update is sent courtesy of Francois Louw, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds ( Read more »
Resorting to legalization of rhino horn trade as a way to reduce poaching of rhi
21st March 2016 Grace Ge Gabriel
UPDATE: On April 21, a South African cabinet minister announced that the nation would not pursue a bid to have the global Read more »
Magnum narrowly escaped a death sentence at IFAW’s Mdzananda Clinic, but faced a
17th March 2016 Marcelle du Plessis
It was a normal day, much as any other when my owner tied a rope around my neck and walked me down the road. I was excited Read more »
An eastern swamp deer fawn.
16th March 2016 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
  A male eastern swamp deer fawn was rescued by forest staff at Kaziranga National Park and handed over to the IFAW- Read more »
The seal industry is in the worst shape ever; Canada has lost major internationa
15th March 2016 Sheryl Fink
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Read more »
Wildlife trade victims transported to Kasungu to prep for release to wild
15th March 2016 Amanda Harewood
International Fund for Animal Welfare partner Lilongwe Wildlife Trust (LWT) has transported a troop of 18 vervet monkeys, Read more »
14th March 2016 Joaquin de la Torre
Blacky was found in the street searching for food by a local rescuer. The woman who found him had experience rescuing dogs Read more »
Exotic pet ownership, trade must stop in Middle East
11th March 2016 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Recently, social media erupted when someone captured on video a tiger roaming the streets of Doha, the capital of Qatar. @ Read more »
A female juvenile harp seal strayed into the road in Harwich, but was collected,
10th March 2016 Kristen Patchett
Harp seals sometimes need a break from swimming and will haul-out onto ice or dry land for some sun and rest. We don’ Read more »
11th February 2015
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Watch Video »
13th February 2015
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13th February 2015
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Watch Video »
26th January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
12th January 2015
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Watch Video »
6th January 2015
This post was filed by Belinda Rubinstein, one of our IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research responders that helped care for Watch Video »
29th December 2014
It was the fall of 2003, and I had a once-in-a-lifetime epiphany. I had just completed my undergrad in film and Watch Video »
26th December 2014
Please donate now to help animals in 2015. The year 2014 is shaping up to be a memorable one thanks to you. I point to the Watch Video »
22nd December 2014
The holiday season is a busy time for a lot of households, and the mix of festivities, kids and dogs can be stressful Watch Video »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn
2nd April 2015
Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to be set. “While IFAW encourages governments to Read more »
archarchive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burnive photo © IFAW
31st March 2015
Malawi’s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the r Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia black rhino trophies
26th March 2015
Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American Read more »
Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting
25th March 2015
While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
24th March 2015
With the spotlight now on tomorrow’s conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana conservationists said while that Monday’s African Elephant Summit had shown significant progress by some countries, notably African countries to Read more »
World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises
19th March 2015
Governments will gather at back to back conferences in Kasane, Botswana, next week to review the successes, or otherwise, of recent attempts to better protect elephants and end illegal wildlife trade. On Monday, 23rd March, the African Elephant Summi Read more »
tenBoma—from fighting terrorism to saving elephants
16th March 2015
A unique partnership designed to lead to a breakthrough in the elephant poaching crisis was announced today by Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. A statement of intent was signed betwee Read more »
Defending Seals
by adintino
Each year in Canada, tens of thousands of baby harp seals are killed for their pelts. Read more »
Protecting Bears Around the World
by adintino
Around the world, safe wild places for bears are disappearing. Mankind is destroying bear habitat at an alarming rate, and to Read more »
Killing with Keystrokes 2.0: IFAW's investigation into the European online ivory
by rbartlett
Killing with Keystrokes 2.0: IFAW's investigation into the European online ivory trade surveyed websites in the UK, Franc Read more »
Song of the Whale research report, USA to Iceland, July, 2013
by rbartlett
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 »
Tips for keeping your pets safe during disasters
by smoos
A brief checklist of things to do prior to a disaster to keep your pets safe.  Also available in Spanish. Read more »
2012 Stellwagen cruise report
by rbartlett
Cruise report for DTAG support and photogrammetry research conducted on humpback whales (Megaptera novaengliae) in and around Read more »
by rbartlett
Whales Need Sanctuary! The 2012 annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission to be held July 2 to 6 in Panama will Read more »
Petition to save Mali’s 300 remaining elephants has topped 73,000
13th April 2016 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Thank you for responding in such large numbers to our emergency call to action last month to save the last remaining Read more »
When Chestnut was discovered living in filthy conditions, the author and her fri
12th April 2016 by Erika Flores
Chestnut is a young dog found by my friend Kelly, who helps runs the The Snoopi Project in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The Read more »
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12th April 2016 by adintino
Tomorrow (Wednesday) the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Trust of India ( Read more »
8th April 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Update: Royal visit a delight all around! Yesterday, we were lucky to have nice weather as the Duke and Duchess of Read more »
IFAW rescued and released a single stranded dolphin
7th April 2016 by Kristen Patchett
About a week after rescuing and releasing a single stranded dolphin, reports from a satellite tag show the animal is faring Read more »
7th April 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
They may not be as obvious – where dogs come to investigate, cats scarper – but cats are as much part of the Read more »
Mexico prevents rabies by vaccinating
5th April 2016 by Erika Flores
The International Fund for Animal Welfare and our local partner, Coco´s Animal Welfare, participated in the annual Read more »
Two recent US federal agency decisions will help both big cats and the public.
5th April 2016 by Carson Barylak
Two recent US federal agency decisions bring promise for improving the welfare of big cats in the US and restricting the Read more »
More than 100 teachers recently gathered for a workshop at the Ministry of Educa
5th April 2016 by Dima Abo Kous
Wildlife trade is rampant in the Gulf Area, whether it be the trade of live exotic animals or that of products made from Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

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

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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