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The decision to continue the Canadian commercial seal hunt is difficult to under
26th March 2012 Sheryl Fink
What a week it has been! The plans of the International Fund for Animal Welfare seal team have been shifting as quickly as Read more »
Remembering a friend, photographer Jon Hrusa
23rd March 2012 Patrick Ramage
I didn’t know him well.  I hadn’t seen him for a long while.  But I liked him, a lot, and he taught me Read more »
What if Canada opened a commercial seal hunt and no one came?
22nd March 2012 Sheryl Fink
Today is the opening day of the commercial seal hunt in the Gulf of St Lawrence, although one would be hard pressed to know Read more »
The cover of a Chinese language book about animal welfare for young readers.
21st March 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
Two new Chinese language books for young readers are showing up in bookstores in China. The books on elephant and tiger Read more »
Saving elephants by cutting the illegal ivory supply chain
21st March 2012 Fred O'Regan
A recent Sky TV HD video overview report on the ivory trade. The illegal ivory trade starts with the slaughter of elephants Read more »
20th March 2012 Katie Moore
This footage of the dolphin stranding in Brazil is amazing.  This is a rare event for this area, unlike here on Cape Read more »
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 »
2nd October 2014
After our arrival on Sunday, the IFAW team, together with local partners from the Albay Provincial Veterinary Services, Watch Video »
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 »
Tiger Day in Russia’s Far East attracts more people than in pevious year.
29th September 2014
The 15th annual Tiger Day in Vladivostok on September 28  involved more than 10 000 participants and spectators, organisers said, which is about two thousand more than a year before. It has become a landmark celebration for this city in the Russ Read more »
Threats persist for wild Amur tigers in Far East Russia
26th September 2014
On the Tiger Day eve which is celebrated on September 28 in the streets of Vladivostok  and some other cities of the Russian Far East, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) cautions that the Amur tiger population is still in danger an Read more »
Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua
18th September 2014
At the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Read more »
Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s
18th September 2014
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony
18th September 2014
On Sunday, September 21st, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise public awareness on the plight of rhinos. At 11am at Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic and Bratislava Zoo i Read more »
Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at int
16th September 2014
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Read more »
Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16th September 2014
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisio Read more »
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15th September 2014
Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and Read more »
Important Day for Sharks as New Protection  Measures go into Action
14th September 2014
Conservationists have called for 14th September to be declared World Shark Day, as a landmark decision to better protect sharks goes into action today. It is estimated that up to 100-million sharks are killed each year for the voracious shark fin tra 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 »
In the Philippines, Typhoon Pablo serves as a vivid reminder of why we reach out
16th December 2012 by Jennifer Gardner
Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental and Agusan del Sur are areas that many people would not be able to point out on a map. Read more »
14th December 2012 by Anna Fillipova
On November 27, three young tigers appeared near a military unit located 8 km away from Yakovlevka village, Primorsky krai Read more »
Azzedine Downes appointed new President and CEO of IFAW
14th December 2012 by
The Board of Directors of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today announced the appointment of Read more »
World of Animals Issue 14
14th December 2012 by
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Trinkets and carvings made from ivory are among the items to avoid when purchasi
13th December 2012 by Adrian Hiel
Planning on taking a vacation? If you’re like most people, you’ll want to bring the folks back home souvenirs Read more »
World bank report on climate change
12th December 2012 by Paul Todd
The perennial round of negotiations surrounding climate change ended over the weekend – perennial because the yearly Read more »
Tiger rehabilitation in Russia
11th December 2012 by Anna Fillipova
The Amur (aka Siberian) tiger is one of the most endangered animals in the world. Less than 350 individuals of the largest Read more »
Ivory carvings on a market in Tachilek, Myanmar
11th December 2012 by Robert Kless
It was a long journey by car from the airport in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to the northern border of the country. I have arrived Read more »
The Bundestag in Germany.
10th December 2012 by Robert Kless
The train arrives at Berlin’s central station on time. Through the massive glass roof I can see the Reichstag and 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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