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In an ironic coming of spring, Canada sets seal quota at 400,000 pups
20th March 2012 Sheryl Fink
Markets for seal products are disappearing, and seals need protection from threats like climate change more than ever Read more »
IFAW vets care for a golden eagle, as they would any other patient, at the Beiji
20th March 2012 Kati Loeffler
A green wooden box emerged from the parting of coats and legs, cameras, tripods, microphones. From within came silence. Too Read more »
Spotlight Africa: As with humans, turning 50 is a big deal for elephant matriarc
19th March 2012 Vicki Fishlock
In the terrible 2009 drought that precipitated our collaboration with the International Fund for Animal Welfare to begin our Read more »
All around the world, people are speaking out against cruel seal hunts on the In
15th March 2012 Sheryl Fink
As the International Day of Action for Seals is upon us, this is a perfect time to reflect on the current realities of the Read more »
Donald Trump Jr. holds the tail of an elephant he presumably had just killed.
14th March 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
I was horrified to see the pictures just released of Donald Trump Jr. and his brother Eric taken from an African safari the Read more »
Japan's Imperial Palace in downtown Tokyo.
13th March 2012 Patrick Ramage
Wading through the past week’s non-stop media commemorations of 3/11 -- a devastating day that changed both the Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Case File - The killing of Amur tigers
12th March 2012 Anna Filippova
In 2008, Russia’s Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service (Rosprirodnadzor) toughened the penalties Read more »
Cameroon’s elephants: weep not too long, we need you to act.
9th March 2012 Azzedine Downes
Faceless poachers and faceless elephants. One group scurrying away with their bloodied tusks, hoping to sell their grim Read more »
Slideshow: Maju and Raja, two young rhinos about to be relocated in India
9th March 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
The above slideshow contains photos of Maju and Raja, two young rhinos who were rehabilitated at the International Read more »
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 »
13th April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s 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 »
3rd April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. For now, there is peace on the ice.  Harp seals are currently “off 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 »
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 »
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 »
1st April 2015
(Sydney, 30 March) Tomorrow marks 12 months since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Japan to stop killing whales in the Antarctic, saying its whaling programme was not research, just commercial slaughter which violated a 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 »
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 Blue whales and seismic surveying in Australia
This analysis looks at the scale of seismic testing by the offshore oil and gas industry in important blue whale habitat in A Read more »
IFAW Australia fails blue whales
A moratorium on sismic testing for oil and gas should be declared in areas critical to blue whales. 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 »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
12th February 2013 by
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
12th February 2013 by
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
12th February 2013 by
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral Read more »
Image source: Geograph.co.uk
11th February 2013 by Azzedine Downes
I have just returned from a week-long trip to Beijing where International Fund for Animal Welfare staff met with government Read more »
Global warming is wreaking havoc on polar bears.
8th February 2013 by Jeffrey Flocken
A new report published in the journal Conservation Letters reveals that anthropogenic global warming is wreaking havoc on Read more »
Multi-generational interactions are critical to elephant survial
6th February 2013 by Vicki Fishlock
Many of you will have noticed increasing global media attention on the crisis facing African elephants. The ivory trade is Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
6th February 2013 by
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
Download IFAW's new economic report on Japanese scientific whaling.
5th February 2013 by Patrick Ramage
Read the report above, using the Issuu.com reader, click EXPAND to enter full screen mode. Two decades ago this year I Read more »
CNN video report: illegal ivory trade linked to organized crime, military confli
5th February 2013 by Azzedine Downes
This informative report from Christiane Amanpour at CNN aired while I was in Beijing, China for a week of strategy meetings 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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