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A cold day at CITES with little comfort for polar bears
8th March 2013 Jeffrey Flocken
CNN International spoke with the author just after the vote at CITES in Bangkok, Thailand. After years of planning, months Read more »
CITES Partner Spotlight: INTERPOL’s Project WEB combats online wildlife crime
7th March 2013 Tania McCrea-Steele
Today saw the launch of the first ever internationally coordinated enforcement investigation into the online ivory trade. Read more »
Orca sighting at Grundarfjörður, on the north side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula
7th March 2013 Vassili Papastavrou
“I don’t think anyone has ever been too hot on the boat”, was my answer to the question of how much to Read more »
6th March 2013 Adrian Hiel
In this video International Fund for Animal Welfare Director for International Agreements, Peter Pueschel Read more »
IFAW volunteer, Mike Giblin, watches while Katie Moore, IFAW Marine Mammal Rescu
5th March 2013 Katie Moore
At this time last year, we were in the midst of more than 80 consecutive days during which 215 common dolphins stranded on Read more »
IFAW's German Director Perry Sonntag saving #polarbears at #CITES
5th March 2013 Adrian Hiel
A 12-strong team of International Fund for Animal Welfare wildlife and policy experts from around the world will be flying Read more »
5th March 2013 Jeffrey Flocken
In this brief video, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's North America Regional Director, Jeff Flocken, takes Read more »
5th March 2013 Sheryl Fink
Warning: video contains graphic images of sealing activity. The first set of hearings on the WTO challenge concerning the Read more »
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4th March 2013 Jason Bell
In 2011 an estimated 25,000 to 50,000 elephants were killed to supply the increasing demand for elephant ivory around the Read more »
4th May 2015
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Watch Video »
29th April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
28th April 2015
They were found hungry and alone without their mothers back in 2012 Gerakati and Agora, two wild Asiatic water Watch Video »
23rd April 2015
So often, it is the simple things that make us the happiest. For me, it’s quite easily watching an animal - wild or Watch Video »
22nd April 2015
Watch the full "An Impossible Mission" video above. §   I spoke with Rachel Link, an Associate Producer Watch Video »
14th April 2015
Watch the author’s video above, as the OA family greet their newest addition, a healthy baby boy. Elephant greetings Watch Video »
7th April 2015
Two hand raised rhinos, Sohola and Baghmari, were released back to the wild in Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Watch Video »
26th March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
16th April 2015
In the video above, watch members of the team discuss their efforts to protect dogs from the cold of the Canadian winter. Watch Video »
Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1st May 2015
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are harpooned in Icelandic waters this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Icelandic government to Read more »
Controversial new ad campaign highlights sly tactics of fox hunts which flout th
1st May 2015
Hunters are given a fox-like makeover in a controversial new advertising campaign launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today to highlight illegal fox hunting. ‘The Sly Ones’ campaign, featuring photographs of model Read more »
First Ever Africa-wide Plan to Tackle Illegal Trade in Fauna and Flora
30th April 2015
African Heads of State, government representatives and conservation experts have gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo this week for the International Conference on Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa. With 22 countries represented a Read more »
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29th April 2015
In the wake of the over 3 tonnes of ivory seized in Thailand, The International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW continues to reiterate the importance of inter-agency collaboration amongst wildlife law enforcement, the judiciary and, customs officials. Read more »
Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory
21st April 2015
More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to media reports out of Bangkok today. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The Read more »
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 »
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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 »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
World of Animals Issue 21
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
IFAW FY2015 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 board members. Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger Read more »
6 Russian western gray whale field updates you may have missed
7th October 2013 by Anna Filippova
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American voters support nationwide ban of big cat private ownership
7th October 2013 by
In the wake of yet another mauling at a private roadside zoo, dangerous incidents involving big cats continue to rise across Read more »
At the Humane Society of Cozumel, IFAW is working to promote sterilization and a
4th October 2013 by Azzedine Downes
On World Animal Day, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate dogs and cats, the two most universal species who live Read more »
World Animal Day milestone as European Commission endorses Animal Action Educati
4th October 2013 by James Pirnay
For all of us in IFAW, October 4th, World Animal Day, is always a special day. On this day, animals are celebrated through Read more »
New global education program, Cats, Dogs and Us,  brings compassion into the cla
4th October 2013 by
Cats and dogs are two of the world’s most universal species, living side by side with people in hundreds of millions Read more »
South Africa’s Heritage Day, a poignant reminder of shared compassion for animal
3rd October 2013 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
On the 24th September South Africa celebrated Heritage Day.  In true South African style, families, friends and Read more »
Canadian sealers on the ice use hakapiks to club harp seals to death.
3rd October 2013 by Sheryl Fink
We awoke to good news this morning as we learned that the EU’s highest court has rejected an appeal  by the Read more »
Ivory Seizure in Hong Kong
3rd October 2013 by
Hong Kong has seized 189 ivory tusks, weighing 769 kgs, officials there have announced. The ivory was shipped from Cô Read more »
Spotlight Cameroon: anti-poaching trainings already bearing fruit
1st October 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
No more than two months were needed in order to see the training in the fight against poaching delivered to village guards 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.

Patrick Ramage, Global Whale Program Director on takepart.com: “The independent panel is publically saying there’s no scientific justification for continuing to kill whales,”- read more.

 

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