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IFAW CEO Fred O'Regan and his dog Zeke.
18th November 2011 Fred O'Regan
Zeke was a big goofy Rhodesian Ridgeback and my best friend.  He passed away earlier this year and not a day goes by Read more »
Hong Kong Customs seized on Tuesday a total of 33 rhino horns, 758 ivory chopsti
17th November 2011 Azzedine Downes
Some days simply begin badly.  Today is one of those days.  As I began reading updates on International Fund for Read more »
A white-beaked dolphin bow-riding.
17th November 2011 Anna Moscrop
As we begin the long track from the west side of the large Dogger Bank survey block, seals dominate the morning’s Read more »
IFAW's "Mom, I got teeth!" PSA running in China.
16th November 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
“Mom, I got teeth.” … “Mom, I’ve got teeth! … Mom, aren’t you happy I have Read more »
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16th November 2011 Matt Collis
It’s great to start the day with some good news and in the animal welfare game sadly it’s not all that common. Read more »
IFAW Song of the Whale: Saving fuel and making the best of light winds.
16th November 2011 Anna Moscrop
Six days in and we have completed two of our smaller survey blocks, the first close to the Hornsea wind farm and the second Read more »
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15th November 2011 Matt Collis
The struggle to protect the marine region of North-west Australia is turning out like a kind of twisted David and Goliath Read more »
A Balinese street dog.
14th November 2011 Kate Nattrass Atema
While in Bali, Indonesia last week, jet-setting fashionista Paris Hilton was struck by the suffering of the island’s Read more »
12th November 2011 Michael Booth
Last Monday, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescue teams assisted in an operation that rescued 175 dogs from a 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 »
18th March 2005
On 12 March, three young pilot whales became trapped in a lagoon on the coast of Vava'u in the Kingdom of Tonga. It is believed that they had followed three adult whales into a lagoon, seeking shelter following an attack by sharks. The three adult Read more »
15th March 2005
“IFAW is very concerned that SANParks appears to be presenting a fait accompli in asking the public to prepare itself for the imminent resumption of an elephant cull,” said Jason Bell, Southern Africa Director of IFAW (International Fu Read more »
10th March 2005
After undergoing rehabilitation for more than two years at the Center for Bear Rehabilitation and Conservation (CBRC) at Pakke in the north eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, it was possible for the first time in India to return orphan bears back Read more »
10th March 2005
“This decision marks the first crucial first step in ensuring long-term protection for Ontario's threatened wolf population,” said IFAW Canada spokesperson Rob Sinclair.IFAW also welcomes an extended ban on the use of wire neck snares. Read more »
8th March 2005
Each winter, the entire northwest Atlantic harp seal population migrates to the east coast of Canada to give birth and mate. Unfortunately, the window for enjoying this spectacular phenomenon is short. Canadians will begin hunting hundreds of thou Read more »
2nd March 2005
Bill C-15, which passed third reading in the House of Commons in December and is now being reviewed by Senate.  The Bill seeks tougher penalties for the owners and crew of ships who illegally dispose of their oil at sea instead of in port and Read more »
1st March 2005
Despite repeated requests and an application made under the Freedom of Information Act, the zoos have refused to reveal to the NGOs the answers they gave to the Australian Department of Environment and Heritage (DEH) in response to questions about Read more »
1st March 2005
“Keeping lions and tigers as pets is a growing phenomenon that is causing a huge public safety and animal welfare issue,” said IFAW’s Josephine Martell, “It’s a bad idea for animals and people.” The number of Am Read more »
22nd February 2005
Marcel Bertsch, of IFAW’s Dutch office, said: "While we applaud this seizure, it demonstrates that the illegal trade in elephant parts in Europe is rife and is having a devastating impact on vulnerable elephant populations in Africa and Asia 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 »
Field essay: in our Atlantic odyssey, who knows where the minke goes?
30th August 2012 by Susannah Calderan
As we move onwards through our 2012 Atlantic odyssey, the next phase is real-time video tracking of Icelandic minke whales. Read more »
The author with Julius Kipng'etich, Director of Kenya Wildlife Service
29th August 2012 by Azzedine Downes
Buying the vehicles was the easy part.  I had just handed the keys to new Toyota Landcruisers to the director of the Read more »
Spotlight South Africa: the CLAW team rescues two surprisingly chubby puppies
28th August 2012 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Being a mom is a stressful job, with any mother willing to risk her life for her children, as any one of us would attest to Read more »
Pilot whale encountered while deplying the EAR from IFAW's Song of the Whale res
28th August 2012 by Milaja Bennett
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s unique, non-harmful whale research vessel, Song of the Whale, left Read more »
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An elephant calf injured in a village, a rhino orphaned by poachers, a full-grown tiger discovered in a well and a leopard Read more »
Cora notifies her team she and her new friend, the vervet are ready to move on.
27th August 2012 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Some people would think that walking through a charcoaled field (or veld in local slang) at night with temperatures dipping Read more »
Spotlight Mexico: do you believe in destiny? "Kaab" the dog does!
27th August 2012 by Joaquin de la Torre
On August 7th I was driving back home from a massive spay and neuter campaign in Playa del Carmen, worried because Hurricane Read more »
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American actress Kristin Bauer van Straten plays a lethal vampire on television, but is even more deadly serious in her Read more »
Marti on a Bali beach.
24th August 2012 by Kati Loeffler
This is a heart-wrenching and beautiful letter written by a woman whose lovely dog died yesterday in Bali. The dog’s 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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