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Western Pacific Gray Whales in a nursery in Russia’s Piltun Bay are safer now th
A month ago, a group of scientists based in Piltun Bay near Sakhalin Island contracted by the International Fund for Animal Read more »
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12th August 2016 Tania McCrea-Steele
Today on World Elephant Day seven companies, including eBay, Etsy, Gumtree, Microsoft, Pinterest, Tencent and Yahoo! Read more »
11th August 2016 Azzedine Downes
This piece was co-authored by John Scanlon, Secretary General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Read more »
Seeing Solovetsky belugas for the first time
11th August 2016 Dr. Ian Robinson
Solovetsky Archipelago is a special place for Beluga whales. Every summer, they gather in a small area off the coast. It Read more »
10th August 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Three of the eight rhino calves rescued from the floods in Kaziranga National Park last month were introduced yesterday Read more »
A plethora of puppies!
9th August 2016 Mandi Smallhorne
Walk into International Fund for Animal Welfare partner Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) on any given day, and you are Read more »
Trophy hunting's toll on #WorldLionDay
9th August 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
World Lion Day provides the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate and raise awareness about these beautiful, regal Read more »
Artists Högni Egilsson (pictured), Sóley, Sindri and DJ Margeir can be found on
8th August 2016 Sigursteinn Masson
Outside of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s quaint but cozy cabin on Reykjavík Harbor, the lyrics to Read more »
7th August 2016 Joaquin de la Torre
One of the things that I enjoy after a long day of work is to get home and cuddle with my two cats. Yes, I am a cat lover! Read more »
22nd October 2015
In our last Northern Dogs veterinary clinic of the year, we spent three days, with 40 hours of surgery, providing spay/ Watch Video »
13th October 2015
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Watch Video »
7th October 2015
This blog comes from Jennifer Hart, a volunteer on the IFAW Northern Dogs Project. A good friend had done multiple trips Watch Video »
6th October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
1st October 2015
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Watch Video »
21st September 2015
The following blog is part of an occasional series about IFAW staff who have opened their homes to adopt pets from our Watch Video »
11th September 2015
When I first saw Gus, he was lying in the back of a Dodge Caravan, lifeless. Then, I saw him stir — and wag his tail Watch Video »
10th September 2015
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Watch Video »
9th September 2015
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Watch Video »
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9th December 2015
Zolushka, an Amur (aka Siberian) tigress found orphaned in 2012 and released after rehabilitation in 2013, was photographed by motion-sensing cameras at Bastak Nature Reserve in Far East Russia with two young cubs. The photographs provide historic pr Read more »
1st December 2015
As Japan’s whaling fleet leaves port today, heading to kill hundreds of whales in the Antarctic, a panel of international legal experts has found Japan's new so-called ‘scientific’ whaling program breaks international law. Read more »
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30th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
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30th November 2015
The European Commission has today released a new report, hailed as the EU’s first integrated strategy across the breadth of sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to bridge the poverty-biodiversity nexus, marking a significant advancement on the EU Read more »
28th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks.   Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southe Read more »
26th November 2015
Canberra wildlife carer Marg Peachey has won an IFAW Animal Action Award for her work as a wildlife educator.   After many years working with wildlife as a carer and shelter manager, two years ago Marg Peachey set up Canberra’s main wildli Read more »
Vietnam Bust Nets 860 kgs Ivory tusks, two tonnes of Pangolin Scales
24th November 2015
Vietnam authorities confiscated almost a tonne of elephant tusks on Sunday, bringing to almost five tonnes the amount of ivory seized in the south-east Asian country since August 2015. Two tonnes of pangolin scales were also found in Sunday’s h Read more »
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24th November 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has congratulated UK Border Force for seizing elephant tusks and other ivory items at Heathrow Airport. Border Force has described the haul as one of the biggest that has been found in the UK, totallin Read more »
France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies
23rd November 2015
Last week, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, decided to ban the import of lion trophies into French territory. Instructions were given to government agencies to no longer issue permits a Read more »
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Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
by rbartlett
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
by jjones
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
by rbartlett
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
by rbartlett
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
by adintino
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
by rbartlett
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
24th August 2016 by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Committee II Summary Table: Comments and Recommendations
24th August 2016 by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Pangolin Fact Sheet
24th August 2016 by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that Read more »
Goldie was one of two emaciated dogs that arrived at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic
23rd August 2016 by Rosalind Spencer Stone
Recently we had two emaciated dogs arrive at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic, an International Fund for Animal Welfare partner, Read more »
The trade of African grey parrots for pets, and the fragmentation of their habit
23rd August 2016 by Kelvin Alie
While some may think of the Africa grey parrot as nothing more than a common house pet—very talkative in nature and Read more »
23rd August 2016 by rthompson@ifaw.org
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) together with Save Ballina’s Koalas and Friends of the Koala are Read more »
Five rescuers and their families joined in the release of eight common kestrels
22nd August 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) released eight common kestrels at the Ming Tombs in the Changping District of Read more »
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19th August 2016 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
In one of the most touching displays of support for flood-affected wildlife, students of a remote school in Golaghat, Read more »
Silky shark declines are primarily due to overexploitation by fisheries supplyin
18th August 2016 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
For centuries, 1,150 species of Elasmobranchs (510 sharks and 650 rays) have been utilized for their flesh, oil, and skin. Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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