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IFAW - Right whale skull found on Cape Cod
3rd August 2012 Katie Moore
  IFAW’s Brian Sharp, Stranding Coordinator, sits down with Fox 25 News to talk about the historic  finding Read more »
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 »
21st July 2014
Elephants don’t have much to laugh about these days. And it’s our fault as humans. During the last couple of Watch Video »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
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 »
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 »
13th June 2007
Grace Gabriel, Asia Regional Director for IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) expressed her delight, “We are extremely pleased that range states spoke up on behalf of their tiger populations in the wild.  Al Read more »
8th June 2007
An investigation conducted by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare; www.ifaw.org) in February revealed how the rampant trade in elephant ivory being carried out across eBay’s global network of auction sites is enabling consumers to lit Read more »
7th June 2007
Interpol’s Ecomessage Award comes with a prize sponsored by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) valued at US$30,000. “By recognizing Cameroon and Hong Kong, Province of China as the 2007 award rec Read more »
7th June 2007
The International Tiger Coalition, comprised of 35 organizations working to save wild tigers, assembled the world’s largest photo mosaic of a tiger in front of the World Forum Convention Center today with the message, “End Tiger Trade. Read more »
6th June 2007
Since 1994, Japan and Norway have regularly submitted proposals to CITES seeking to weaken protection for the great whales.  This year, Japan proposed a full review of the population status of all 13 great whale species by CITES, while Icelan Read more »
5th June 2007
In its survey carried out in February 2007, IFAW found that 94% of elephant ivory for sale on eBay sites was potentially illegal. The report also found that eBay policies varied from country to country and were often vague and not enforced.   Read more »
5th June 2007
“Southern African countries’ ability to comply with CITES is not what they make it out to be,” says Jason Bell-Leask, IFAW’s Southern Africa Regional Director and advocate for good conservation management practices and non-c 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 »
15th March 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
In order to support the Congolese authorities in their efforts to reinforce the protection of the forest elephants that Read more »
Ice, but no seals.
14th March 2013 by Anna Fillipova
Many years ago, Masha Vorontsova, from the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Russia office, suggested to Oleg Read more »
Stealing dogs for the dog meat trade has become an organized crime.
14th March 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
On March 2nd, a truck loaded with 900 dogs destined for slaughter was stopped by animal welfare supporters in Chong Qing 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 »

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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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