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4th July 2012 Robbie Marsland
It was good to see day three start off with continuing good discussions on the welfare of whales.  This included a Read more »
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4th July 2012 Patrick Ramage
Sitting through the third day of an International Whaling Commission meeting is not this American’s idea of fun on the Read more »
3rd July 2012 Robbie Marsland
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Whale Program Director, Patrick Ramage, gives a brief summary of the South Read more »
3rd July 2012 Elena Zharkova
If you are quiet here, you can hear only the wind and birdsongs; no cars, no people, no trains, no planes. But such feeling Read more »
Watch this slideshow of participants in the Cozumel "Walk for Animals".
2nd July 2012 Erika Flores
Watch this slideshow of participants in the Cozumel "Walk for Animals". When you’re an adorable 4 month old Read more »
2nd July 2012 Patrick Ramage
As I and other members of Team IFAW and government delegates from dozens of member countries migrate to Panama City, Panama Read more »
About 30 customs officials, border police and wildlife law enforcement agents from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Read more »
Hogdeer waits to be rescued
29th June 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
These photos from the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center in Assam show how devastating the flood is.  It is taking a huge toll Read more »
Tragic losses in the heart of darkness
28th June 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
Because the world’s most imperiled species are sometimes found in the world’s most dangerous places, the Read more »
23rd April 2014
BAWA videographer Adithio Noviello produced an outstanding video “From the Trash Dump to Place of Honour,”, Watch Video »
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 »
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 »
Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict
23rd April 2014
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife mana Read more »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14th April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never com Read more »
Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen
11th April 2014
Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually rei Read more »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9th April 2014
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes. “The Belgian government is putting wildlife traffickers on Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph
9th April 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (I Read more »
Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty
8th April 2014
The South African Government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented international efforts to crack down on illicit trade and poaching of wildlife such as rhinoceroses, IFAW said today. Jason Bel Read more »
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3rd April 2014
As Singapore said today it had intercepted a tonne of smuggled ivory – the second large scale seizure by the island state in three months – the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) called for improved internat Read more »
Press Statement
3rd April 2014
Today’s announcement that the pilot badger cull will go ahead in Gloucestershire and Somerset once again this year was condemned by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Eminent scientists and wildlife experts as well as many charities Read more »
President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trad
2nd April 2014
United States President Barack Obama has announced a raft of measures against Iceland over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in their meat. The US Government had announced on February 6 that it was invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifi 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 »
World of Animals Issue 18
World of Animals Issue 18 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 »
24th January 2013 by CT Harry
As I sit at my desk thinking about all the preparations that need to be performed, I can’t help but wonder if it Read more »
A rescued wombat.
23rd January 2013 by Valeria Ruoppolo
The International Fund for Animal Welfare team (Valeria Ruoppolo and Eric Woehler) visited the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Read more »
GOOD NEWS: gibbons in India welcome a new baby to their family
23rd January 2013 by Sashanka Barbaruah
This post was sent to the team from International Fund for Animal Welfare/Wildlife Trust of India staffer Sheren Shrestha, Read more »
A male Asian elephant calf born in Melbourne Zoo faces a lonely life in captivit
23rd January 2013 by Erica Martin
Last week I was saddened to read of another male elephant birth at Melbourne Zoo. I have spent the last year reading with Read more »
IFAW Highlights Threats to Sharks in Yemen
22nd January 2013 by
Concerned about the conservation of sharks in the Republic of Yemen, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www. Read more »
"Tika" the orphaned bear cub recuperates at NLWS. Photo by IFAW-NLWS/P.Langen
20th January 2013 by Gail A’Brunzo
"We don’t know what happened to his mother. We don’t know how long he’s been alone. But it’s Read more »
One Australian landscape after the devastating bushfires.
18th January 2013 by Josey Sharrad
Eleven days after the first bushfire of the New Year started, many areas of south-east Australia continue to burn.  Read more »
Australia's bush fires have affected many part of the country's wildlife.
18th January 2013 by Josey Sharrad
An update on the impact on wildlife casualties. In response to the previous post from colleague and International Fund for Read more »
17th January 2013 by Shannon Walajtys
Recently, I traveled to India to support a team of local rescuers who save the lives of endangered Eastern Hoolock gibbons. 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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