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The fight against wildlife trade can’t be won in a single summit
13th February 2014 Azzedine Downes
Thanks to a number of expansive and diligent multi-nation enforcement operations, staggering amounts of illegal ivory— Read more »
The love of my life, caring for wildlife
13th February 2014 Josey Sharrad
Valentine’s Day – you either love it or hate it (I’m of the latter personally). But whatever your view it Read more »
The supporting partners the London Summit attendees cannot overlook
13th February 2014 David Higgins
The London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade is an opportunity for the highest levels of government to come together as a Read more »
First-ever transnational collaboration between Africa and China helps combat wil
13th February 2014 James Isiche
Through an operation dubbed Operation Cobra II, a mission to combat transnational wildlife crime has achieved excellent Read more »
Ivory for sale at the 'China Arts & Crafts' department store in Tsim Sha Tsui di
12th February 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
Even as the world’s leaders gather in London for the global wildlife trade summit, we all know what part of the world Read more »
11th February 2014 Sheryl Fink
It’s official: Canada, and Norway have now all formally appealed the ruling by the World Trade Organization Read more »
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 »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
10th September 2014
With the bright sun high above our heads we notice that the flood waters on every corner of Kaziranga National Park are Watch Video »
4th September 2014
It’s as if fate has been against Littlefoot for most of his young life. But every obstacle he’s faced has been Watch Video »
19th August 2014
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Watch Video »
21st July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons 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 »
Korean move to scrap whaling plans welcomed
12th July 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has welcomed news that the Republic of Korea will abandon plans to conduct so-called scientific whaling. According to a statement by Australia’s Foreign Minister, Senator the Hon. Bob Carr, Korea Read more »
Ivory Busts – Cape Town a New Transit  Point for Trafficking?
11th July 2012
Yesterday’s seizure of 46 elephant tusks in Cape Town, the latest ivory related crime linked to the metropole, is fuelling concerns the South African city may be a fast developing cog for ivory transit in the wheel of wildlife crime. Customs of Read more »
Mixed week for whales as meeting draws to a close
6th July 2012
This year’s meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) drew to a close today (Friday) after a mixed week for whales. While much of the agenda at the week-long meeting in Panama City, Panama focussed on conservation issues and threats Read more »
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5th July 2012
At the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Panama today, the Republic of Korea unexpectedly signalled its intention to begin so-called scientific whaling. The announcement, at the 64th meeting of the IWC in Panama City, ca Read more »
Whales forum overcomes deadlock but whalers harpoon sanctuary proposal
2nd July 2012
As the first day of the 64th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) drew to a close in Panama today, fears that dirty tactics by pro-whalers might sabotage it from the outset were overcome, but an opportunity to provide lasting Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Names New Board Chairman
29th June 2012
Ms. Kathleen Savesky has been appointed the new Chair of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), bringing a wealth of animal welfare and education expertise to the role. Ms. Savesky has more than 35 years of leadership in the Read more »
Working to steer whales meeting into calmer waters
29th June 2012
On the eve of the annual meeting of the conservation body set up to protect whales – the International Whaling Commission (IWC) – there are fears this year’s meeting could be over before it begins. As delegates from around the world Read more »
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27th June 2012
Nearly five tonnes of elephant ivory and thousands of ivory ornaments went up in smoke in Gabon, Central West Africa this morning. The bonfire, lit by President Ali Bongo Ondimba, once and for all put Government stockpiles of legal and confiscated tu Read more »
Three Tonnes of Ivory Vanish as Thieves Loot Southern Africa Stockpiles
22nd June 2012
The audacious looting by thieves of ivory stockpiles from two southern African countries in as many months – including the bumper theft of three tonnes of tusks in Zambia – has flagged concerns for the security of stockpiles throughout th Read more »
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Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi 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 »
Collision Course: the increasing risk of ship strikes to whales in the great bar
Concerns over the rapid industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef are widespread and have attracted the attention of the Wo 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 »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9th April 2014 by
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), destroyed Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph
9th April 2014 by
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies Read more »
Removing deadly snares, a threat to tigers and their prey
8th April 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Over three months, 100 separate patrols took to the forests in Hunchun, China’s North East, a region bordering Russia Read more »
Animal rescue team aims to help starving livestock in Pakistan
8th April 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
IFAW is teaming up with our local partner Ravi Foundation to help animals in Pakistan as a drought devastates thousands of Read more »
In French auction houses, mysterious phone buyers again pay top dollar for ivory
8th April 2014 by Mia Crnojevic
Yet another example of the ease with which ivory sells at auction houses in France: just round the corner from the French Read more »
Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty
8th April 2014 by
The South African Government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
8th April 2014 by
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized Read more »
7th April 2014 by Vicki Fishlock
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Read more »
België vernietigt morgen 1500 kilo ivoor, hulde voor de douane
7th April 2014 by Adrian Hiel
Little Belgium is making big waves with their decision to destroy their entire ivory stockpile. The final weight of the Read more »

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"IFAW column: International whaling" read IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes' article in Wildlife Extra here.

"Japanese Whaling Program Under Scrutiny Again After Country Announces Plans To Resume Hunt" IFAW's Patrick Ramage is quoted in this Huffington Post/Associated Press story

The Christian Science Monitor: "Despite severe poaching, hopeful signs on World Elephant Day" - read more

Vice News: "New York Passes Bill That Could Limit Selfies With Tigers" - See the original article

 

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