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Public launch of the Japan Whale Dolphin Watching Council.
4th June 2014 Patrick Ramage
When you think about Japan and whales, the images that come to mind may be unsettling. Whales chased across the open ocean Read more »
That Special Bond: In New York City, holding on to an animal for dear life
3rd June 2014 Azzedine Downes
We know it immediately when we look into the eyes of another species: There can be a special bond. Many people feel it when Read more »
3rd June 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
A Canadian harp seal pup on the ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. c. IFAW
3rd June 2014 Sheryl Fink
Now that the excitement has settled, I thought it would be good to reflect on the recent ruling by the WTO Appellate Body, Read more »
Helping to protect whales from the threat of whaling
30th May 2014 Matt Collis
The past couple of months have been a series of ups and downs for me and my colleagues, both within IFAW and at other marine Read more »
Next stage in orphan elephant release programme complete
29th May 2014 Sarah Davies
The Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) of Game Rangers International (GRI) has grown rapidly in the past six years, from Read more »
29th May 2014 Shannon Walajtys
So when my International Fund for Animal Welfare colleague Jennifer Gardner and I aren’t flying off to the latest Read more »
Wildlife trade bans work, if they are not sabotaged
29th May 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
May 29th 1993 was a day that gave tigers and rhinos some much-needed reprieve. On that day, China’s State Council Read more »
UK Director Robbie Marsland gives lecture about IFAW's work in Iceland
28th May 2014 Robbie Marsland
The Geographical Society of Russia is more than one hundred years old and has recently been given a new lease on life by Read more »
20th May 2013
It is 8 am. The temperature is already near 40°C on this part of the planet, which has now been identified as a high- Watch Video »
11th May 2013
This year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Australia celebrates 30 years of finding ways to help rescue and Watch Video »
10th May 2013
WARNING: the video above may be disturbing to some viewers. This week’s video of the horrific attack of a small Watch Video »
8th April 2013
In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury Watch Video »
4th April 2013
This brief video above from Euronews describes the scene at the Paris Natural History Museum. If there’s any doubt Watch Video »
1st April 2013
Toma, seen taking her first steps in the video above, is one of six orphaned bear cubs recently rescued in Russia and Watch Video »
28th March 2013
Last November, villagers from Anini, a small and remote town in Northeast India, spotted four tiger cubs moving around their Watch Video »
18th March 2013
I was completely shocked to hear that 86 elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory Watch Video »
  A video update from Geneva, Switzerland on Canada's WTO challenge to the EU seal import ban by IFAW's EU Watch Video »
ARCHIVE Photo  © IFAW/D. Gadomski
28th January 2014
Members of the public are being urged to donate their unwanted ivory items to be crushed to raise awareness of the illegal ivory trade and help protect elephants. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will stage the public destruction at a Read more »
ARCHIVE Photo  © IFAW/J. Bruce
23rd January 2014
Violent protest action has forced the evacuation of more than 100 sick or homeless dogs and cats from an animal welfare project in Johannesburg, South Africa. CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) which is a project of IFAW (International Fund for Anim Read more »
Going up in Smoke – Hong Kong to Destroy 30 Tonnes of Ivory
23rd January 2014
This press release has been amended on 24th January 2014 Conservationists have hailed Hong Kong’s decision to incinerate 30 tonnes of its stockpiled illegal ivory in the next 24 months. “Following hot on the heels of mainland China pulver Read more »
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21st January 2014
Hot on the heels of the enactment of Kenya’s Wildlife Conservation and Management Bill 2013, two Chinese nationals have, in a span of two days in two separate incidents, been arrested in possession of ivory. Under the new law the two men, if fo Read more »
Horn of Contention – Reviewing the  Deadly Cost of Rhino Horn
17th January 2014
The only certainty of the impact of legalizing trade in rhino horn in an attempt to save rhinos from poachers, is uncertainty, a review of economic reports on the legal and illegal markets in horn has found. Commissioned by the International Fund for Read more »
EU parliament votes to stop wildlife crime
15th January 2014
The European Parliament today voted for an EU Resolution on Wildlife Crime. The resolution, if heeded, could place the EU at the forefront in combatting one of the world’s most insidious biological tragedies. The illegal trade in wildlife produ Read more »
IFAW takes on jumbo rescue mission to save last remaining forest elephants in We
10th January 2014
About a dozen extremely rare forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) threatened with certain death will be evacuated to a protected area this month in the West African country of Côte d'Ivoire. The Ivorian government called on IFAW (Internati Read more »
IFAW Statement:  Jeffrey Flocken, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
9th January 2014
IFAW Statement:  Jeffrey Flocken, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) RE:  The Dallas Safari Club’s auction to kill an endangered Black Rhino “This auction tells the world that some Americans will pay anything for t Read more »
International Community Hails China’s Destruction of Ivory
6th January 2014
Today in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, the Chinese Government destroyed over 6 tons of confiscated elephant ivory and ivory products in a symbolic act to help stop the illegal wildlife trade. China’s crushing of confiscated ivory is hailed by t Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
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 »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively that Read more »
World Trade Organization (WTO) EU Seal Ban
Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is Read more »
Helping dogs and cats in Playa del Carmen
IFAW approaches helping communities care for their dogs and cats by working with community leaders and local partners to ensu Read more »
World of Animals Issue 14
World of Animals Issue 14 Read more »
Victories For Animals
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
Elephant calves take a step towards the wild
11th June 2014 by
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the Read more »
Spotlight Kenya: We need your help to minimize human-wildlife conflict in Ambose
10th June 2014 by Evan Mkala
Amboseli elephants are increasingly under threat due to environmental pollution and shrinking elephant range with humans Read more »
10th June 2014 by Sonja Van Tichelen
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Read more »
Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japan's Agricultural and Fisheries Minister, eating whale.
10th June 2014 by Patrick Ramage
News out of Japan yesterday had Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe announcing to a parliamentary hearing that he will work towards Read more »
10th June 2014 by
10th June 2014 – Further to Prime Minister Abe’s comments to a Japanese parliamentary hearing about his desire Read more »
Circle of life in Manas, India: rehabilitated rhinos continue to thrive
9th June 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
IFAW-WTI Northeast India Regional Head and Head Veterinarian, Bhaskar Choudhury, filed this report about rehabilitated Read more »
That Special Bond: Why I needed a dog
8th June 2014 by Azzedine Downes
We know it immediately when we look into the eyes of another species: There can be a special bond. Many people feel it when Read more »
Acoustic recorder successfully deployed to monitor for threatened humpback whale
6th June 2014 by Anna Moscrop
R/V Song of the Whale team member Conor Ryan joined the German RV Meteor in Mindelo, Cape Verde, at the end of April to Read more »
There are so many reasons to end whaling for good
6th June 2014 by Isabel McCrea
Today is National Whale Day. IFAW established National Whale Day back in 2008, as a way of celebrating the whales and 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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