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NMFS will report back in the coming months on their final decision, so stay tune
12th August 2013 Margaret Cooney
North Atlantic right whales are slow; they also spend a lot of time at the surface of the ocean and near the coast. All of Read more »
Whale friendly stickers are now visible at the entrance to 54 establishments in
10th August 2013 Sigursteinn Masson
In co-operation with the Icelandic Whale Watching Association, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has Read more »
5 reasons to think before you leap into an exotic pet purchase
9th August 2013 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Keeping wild animals as pets is an ongoing issue in the Middle East and North Africa (like other regions around the world); Read more »
A beluga whale photographed in its natural habitat during IFAW funded annual res
9th August 2013 Adrian Hiel
My colleague Patrick Ramage has already shared the good news that 18 beluga whales will not be forced to spend the rest of Read more »
Borya is playing in the water.
8th August 2013 Gail A’Brunzo
This post was filed by International Fund for Animal Welfare campaigner in Russia Mila Danilova. - GA In early July, the Read more »
Good News for Beluga Whales SLIDESHOW + VIDEO
7th August 2013 Patrick Ramage
The slideshow above contains five images of beluga whales in their natural habitat. These photos were taken by Bettina van Read more »
Protesters ask ‘What’s the Point?’ of fin whaling.
6th August 2013 Sigursteinn Masson
It was a bright sunny day in Whalefjord, south west Iceland. Around 20 curious Icelanders were already there, some with Read more »
It is estimated that up to 100 million sharks are killed each year for their fin
5th August 2013 Vanessa Mignon
Everything about them fascinates me – their elegance, their streamlined design perfected over millennia, their raw Read more »
Jamuna and her newborn calf © IFAW-WTI/O.Basumatary
2nd August 2013 Sheren Shrestha
This post was written by, Dr. Bhaskar Choudhury, Veterinarian, and sent to us by Sheren Shrestha, Head of Communications, Read more »
7th April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
3rd March 2014
This morning the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made a wonderful announcement, that Belgium would be Watch Video »
28th February 2014
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track Watch Video »
25th February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
21st February 2014
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Watch Video »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
10th January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
31st December 2013
We’ll admit it: We tug on your heartstrings every once in a while. From a gigantic mother rhinoceros to a small kitten Watch Video »
photo © Idris Ahmed/IFAW-WTI
12th March 2012
Two orphaned rhinos--Maju and Raja--are on their way back to the wild in northeast India, after several years under the care of the Assam Forest Department (AFD) and International Fund for Animal Welfare – Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI). Co Read more »
A map of Cameroon showing the areas where elephant carcasses have been found
12th March 2012
With up to 400 elephants already butchered for their ivory, soldiers were in a deadly battle with poachers last week to prevent further killing in Cameroon’s Bouba Ndjida National Park. A team from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFA Read more »
© IFAW/D. Willetts
29th February 2012
Today, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives that would prohibit breeding and private possession of captive big cats. The “Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act,” introduced by Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) a Read more »
29th February 2012
 The Antarctic Ocean Alliance, an international collective of environmental organizations and high-profile supporters, have come together to call for the world’s largest network of marine protected areas and no-take marine reserves to be e Read more »
A map of Cameroon showing the areas where elephant carcasses have been found
22nd February 2012
14 dead elephants have been found in Boubandjida National Park, Cameroon, just a week after the grizzly discovery of at least 200 elephants slaughtered by poachers for their tusks. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw Read more »
Karma Dukpa (left), Director General, DoFPS, MoAF, Bhutan with Vivek Menon signi
17th February 2012
Committing to help Bhutan save its natural heritage, the International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) today signed an agreement with the Himalayan nation’s Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS), Ministry of Read more »
A map of Cameroon showing the areas where elephant carcasses have been found
16th February 2012
Poachers have slaughtered at least 200 elephants for their tusks in Cameroon in a continuing killing spree that began in mid-January. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) said an armed gang of Sudanese poachers had ki Read more »
An adult female rhino and calf feeding in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
10th February 2012
The death of a rhinoceros in South Africa while being fitted with supposedly life-saving devices has highlighted the desperation of conservationists to save this threatened species. “Desperate circumstances have brought about a situation where Read more »
Tough Justice for Woman Guilty of Animal Cruelty
9th February 2012
One of the toughest judgments ever for animal cruelty in South Africa was handed down by a Krugersdorp court today. Antoinette van Wyk (34), a mother of three, was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for five years, plus a further 12 months h Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Welfare of animals under veterinary care
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
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 17
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
Horn of Contention: A review of literature on the economics of trade in rhino ho
Poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has increased dramatically in recent years.  There is considerable debate within p Read more »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
Tiger cubs in Russian rehab have new games
6th November 2013 by Anna Fillipova
The tiger cub called Ustin is very inventive: he came up with a new game. He unties the trail camera and plays with the Read more »
Seven steps conservation and national leaders can take to stop wildlife crime
6th November 2013 by Azzedine Downes
Along with human trafficking, drug running and illegal arms sales, wildlife crime ranks among the most serious, dangerous, Read more »
ARCHIVE Photo © IFAW
6th November 2013 by
Chinese customs officials said yesterday they had bust two international smuggling rings responsible for trafficking nearly Read more »
IFAW to world leaders: Partner with INTERPOL, NGOs to stop wildlife crime
6th November 2013 by
Hundreds of ministerial level representatives from around the world gather today at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Read more »
EU Member States are key players in helping to protect wildlife
5th November 2013 by Satyen Sinha
Earlier this year, I reported that the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Organised Crime, Corruption and Read more »
Giving Bhutanese rangers more training means better wildlife protection
5th November 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
In the slideshow above, we see members of the the Wildlife Conservation Division of the Royal Government of Bhutan in Read more »
Barcelona companion animal conference more than just slides and coffee
4th November 2013 by James Pirnay
Recently, I attended the 15th International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC) in Barcelona. This year, the three Read more »
Who cares for orphaned African elephant calves left motherless by poachers?
1st November 2013 by Gail A’Brunzo
The images above were taken at the Zambia Elephant Orphanage. ~~~ For anyone who looks at the news, he or she is surely Read more »
IFAW joins pioneering efforts  to save orphan elephants in Zambia
1st November 2013 by
Game Rangers International (GRI) and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) welcomes the International Fund for 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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