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African elephants have been decimated by poaching. Today’s White House announcem
11th February 2014 Jeffrey Flocken
For nearly a decade, poachers and criminal syndicates have been beating the system and driving hundreds of species closer to Read more »
Last chance to save whale hotspot, Kangaroo Island
10th February 2014 Sharon Livermore
Kangaroo Island’s whales and dolphins are still at risk from oil and gas exploration and this is our final chance Read more »
Droves of supporters readily give their elephant ivory over for crushing
10th February 2014 Tania McCrea-Steele
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is crushing ivory to raise awareness of the poaching crisis affecting Read more »
France crushes 3 tons of seized elephant ivory to dust
6th February 2014 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
#IvoryCrush - Éléphants en danger ! (WARNING: Graphic images: in French with French titles) by the Read more »
A journey into the forest to rescue a bullet-riddled elephant
4th February 2014 Sheren Shrestha
IFAW-WTI Bear Rescue Centre veterinarian Dr. Jahan Ahmed filed this report about the rescue of a wounded elephant in  Read more »
What dynamics move the Amboseli elephant herds?
4th February 2014 Vicki Fishlock
Amboseli is fresh, green and vibrant in the New Year, and the elephants are travelling together in big groups, creating a Read more »
While Tacloban rebuilds, team returns to regional Emergency Relief Network plann
4th February 2014 Jennifer Gardner
The devastation in the days after Typhoon Haiyan was overwhelming as our IFAW disaster response team completed an assessment Read more »
Finding a way to save koalas from bulldozers
4th February 2014 Josey Sharrad
It’s a difficult fact to acknowledge, but koalas - one of the nations and the world's most beloved and iconic Read more »
Spotlight Russia: orphan bear center welcomes 4 young cubs
Trouble with the slideshow? Click here.  UPDATED: 2.5.14 There have been several comments and questions about the Read more »
8th June 2011
Canada remains defiant in its intent to challenge the EU seal product ban at the WTO, despite the estimated $10 million Watch Video »
23rd November 2010
As you know, the tiger is in trouble. That is why we are here at the International Tiger Forum in St. Petersburg. There are Watch Video »
IFAW calls for more cooperation between NGOs as delegates  gather for 16th CITES
2nd March 2013
On the eve of the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok, IFAW is urging conservation NGOs to come together to discuss how they can improve the way they coordinate with e Read more »
1st March 2013
IFAW is astounded by the decision published today by Environment Minister, Tony Burke, to allow seismic testing to take place off the Victorian coast, in a location and at the exact time of year that saw the largest ever recorded sighting of blue wha Read more »
Groups Applaud Federal Appeals Court Upholding Endangered Species Act Listing fo
1st March 2013
A coalition of groups is applauding a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reject a challenge to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2008 decision to list polar bears as a threatened species under the Endangere Read more »
Collaring Amboseli Elephants in bid to Secure Critical Habitat, Mitigate Conflic
19th February 2013
Six pre-selected elephants will be fitted with GPS satellite collars starting today in the 8,797 km2 Amboseli landscape by a team of scientists, researchers and veterinarians from Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), International Fund for Animal Welfare (I Read more »
15th February 2013
The first hearing on the EU’s controversial ban on seal products begins Monday in Geneva at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The three members of the WTO’s dispute settlement panel established for this case will hear arguments from Can Read more »
Kenya Elephant Walk Joins the Race to Save Elephants
14th February 2013
In the race to save elephants Jim Nyamu is a champion, but over the next couple of weeks he’s taking it slowly in a high-profile march from Mombasa to Nairobi, Kenya to raise awareness of the threats that face Africa’s tuskers. East Afric Read more »
14th February 2013
IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) welcomes the announcement that seismic testing off the coast of Kangaroo Island has been delayed, giving the area and its unique marine life a brief reprieve from oil and gas development Read more »
Japanese Whaling Photos and Video for Press
5th February 2013
Preview images here:   Open publication - Free publishing - More economy   High resolution hand-out images available for download by signing up at www.ifawimages.com. See the current press release. Read our latest Japanese whaling bl Read more »
New research reveals true cost of Japanese whaling
5th February 2013
In a report published today, The Economics of Japanese Whaling, IFAW shows how the Japanese government even diverted tsunami relief funds to support whaling. Annual government subsidies for Japanese whaling average around 782 million yen (US $9.78m), Read more »
Whale Watching Worldwide
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Canadian Attitudes Towards the Commercial Seal Hunt - 2009 update
In late 2008, IFAW commissioned Environics Research Group to include questions on Canada’s commercial seal hunt in its Read more »
The document includes a “Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement”, which is not par
The document includes a “Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement”, which is not part of the Regulations, and “ Read more »
IFAW comments on Proposed Amendments to Marine Mammal Regulations
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) would like to thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed Amend Read more »
Killing with Keystrokes
The rise of the Internet has revolutionized the way we exchange ideas, information and merchandise. This is largely due to th Read more »
Falling Behind An International Comparison of Canada’s Animal Cruelty Legislatio
This report locates and explores commonalities and distinctions between Canada’s animal cruelty legislation and that of Read more »
On 23 July, 2008, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation ba
On 23 July, 2008, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation banning the trading of seal products within, in Read more »
A worrying trend in France as ivory is sold regularly at its auction houses
18th March 2014 by Mia Crnojevic
Recently, an auction in Cannes in the South of France saw the price of ivory reach an all-time high for the sale of 47 Read more »
The major victory for animal welfare — that animal welfare is recognized as a le
18th March 2014 by Sheryl Fink
Discussions began today before the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In Canada, much has been made of the Read more »
Spotlight Africa: breaking ground on new KWS building in Amboseli
17th March 2014 by Jacqueline Nyagah
Walking through the office buildings at the Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters in Amboseli National Park, one cannot help Read more »
Spotlight India: one more gibbon family saved
14th March 2014 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
An Eastern Hoolock gibbon family was successfully captured yesterday by the IFAW-WTI rescue team stationed in Roing. Read more »
Kenya celebrates the inaugural World Wildlife Day
13th March 2014 by Jacqueline Nyagah
The last several months since the beginning of the year have been bitter-sweet for wildlife conservation and animal welfare Read more »
Little Mambo enjoying a walk on the grass. © IFAW-COP.
12th March 2014 by Jennifer Gardner
I am thrilled to report that Mambo is well on his way to a full recovery!  Two weeks after he was found under a house, Read more »
 EU hears concerns about marine mammals over the disturbance of seismic surveys
12th March 2014 by
Conservationists including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), OceanCare (www.oceancare.org) Read more »
WATCH: what makes Germany's wonderful Tiertafel pet clinic tick
11th March 2014 by Erica Martin
Germany’s unique Tiertafel program, an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) partner that heroically Read more »
Rehabilitated Russian tiger cubs should learn to fear humans
10th March 2014 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
A tiger that is to be released into the wild should learn to hunt, he or she should learn to communicate correctly with its 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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