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Ellie Milano with one of the dogs we helped.
28th January 2016 Azzedine Downes
In the final months of 2015, our companion animals team morphed into an animal rescue team. As the result of a Humane Read more »
Studying Forest Elephants is more than seven years in the making and a product o
28th January 2016 Vicki Fishlock
Forest elephants live secretive lives in the rainforests of Central Africa. We don’t know much about their lives, and Read more »
Expanding and allowing trade of parts and derivatives from tigers is in violatio
28th January 2016 Grace Ge Gabriel
China’s Wildlife Protection Law (WPL) has long been criticized as a law that promotes wildlife utilization rather Read more »
Even from the road our team tracking Ilona were able to spot the characteristic
This report was filed by Vyacheslav Kastrikin, Deputy Director of Khingan Nature Reserve. –MV On the northern border Read more »
The previous building had patients on any available floorspace.
27th January 2016 Erika Flores
The other day I invited someone to take a look at what will be the new Coco´s Animal Welfare clinic, who is our Read more »
Sri Lankan ivory crush
26th January 2016 Vivek Menon
The following blog is from Jose Louies, Assistant Manager, Enforcement Assistance and Law of IFAW partner Wildlife Trust of Read more »
The destruction will ensure that these tusks will never re-enter the market for
25th January 2016 Azzedine Downes
The call for nations to destroy their confiscated ivory stockpiles is still echoing around the world. The latest heed of Read more »
Based on photographs, Svetlaya is in an excellent physical form. PHOTO:© IFAW/WC
22nd January 2016 Ekaterina Blidchenko
With the help of GPS collars and camera traps, we are tracking tiger movements and location clusters (possible sites of Read more »
Remembering the Thames whale 10 years on
21st January 2016 Josey Sharrad
“It’s not as if a whale is ever going to swim up the Thames is it?!” These were the words of my director Read more »
3rd March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
26th February 2015
The war in Eastern Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Cease-fires are Watch Video »
26th February 2015
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Watch Video »
4th March 2015
Two hog deer that strayed into fringe villages were rescued by locals in back-to-back days and released back to the wild in Watch Video »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
11th February 2015
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Watch Video »
13th February 2015
ob·li·ga·tion noun \ä-blə-ˈgā-shən\ 1. something that you must do because of a law, rule, promise Watch Video »
13th February 2015
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Watch Video »
14th February 2015
Australia is globally important for whales and dolphins. Over 45 different species are found here, from the largest animal Watch Video »
Emirates – World’s Biggest International Airline – Bans  Transport of Hunting Tr
13th May 2015
Emirates, the world’s biggest international airline, have banned the transportation of hunting trophies on all its services effective Friday 15th May 2015. IFAW confirmed with Emirates SkyCargo today that the ban affects the transportation of t Read more »
(L-R: Myles Kennedy, Frank Sidoris, SLASH, Todd Kerns, Brent Fitz)
7th May 2015
Tweet it: @Slash releases new song “Beneath The Savage Sun” (HERE) to benefit @action4IFAW. SLASH--the iconic American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer—today (May 7) announced the release of the song and video “B Read more »
Controversial new ad campaign highlights sly tactics of fox hunts which flout th
5th May 2015
Hunters are given a fox-like makeover in a controversial new advertising campaign launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today to highlight illegal fox hunting. ‘The Sly Ones’ campaign, featuring photographs of model Read more »
IFAW helps animals in wake of Nepal earthquake
5th May 2015
The devastation of the Nepal earthquake has killed thousands and shaken the world. Everyone wants to help. Aid organizations struggle to deliver supplies due to damaged roads and a lack of helicopters and heavy equipment. At the same time, animal res Read more »
Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1st May 2015
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are harpooned in Icelandic waters this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Icelandic government to Read more »
First Ever Africa-wide Plan to Tackle Illegal Trade in Fauna and Flora
30th April 2015
African Heads of State, government representatives and conservation experts have gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo this week for the International Conference on Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa. With 22 countries represented a Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
29th April 2015
In the wake of the over 3 tonnes of ivory seized in Thailand, The International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW continues to reiterate the importance of inter-agency collaboration amongst wildlife law enforcement, the judiciary and, customs officials. Read more »
IFAW and WCS Investigation Reveals Thriving Ivory and Wildlife Trade on Craigsli
28th April 2015
As Report Finds Hundreds of Wildlife Specimens, Valued at Millions of Dollars, Are Posted Each Month, Craigslist Takes First Step in Altering Policy Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Conservation S Read more »
Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory
21st April 2015
More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to media reports out of Bangkok today. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The Read more »
IFAW Proposal for polar bear protection
by rbartlett
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading sci Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
by rbartlett
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the fina Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
by rbartlett
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
by rbartlett
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
by rbartlett
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
by rbartlett
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
by rbartlett
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
by rbartlett
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively that Read more »
World Trade Organization (WTO) EU Seal Ban
by rbartlett
Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
16th February 2016 by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
This map and dot chart shows the movement of a Risso’s dolphin after its release
15th February 2016 by Misty Niemeyer
  The following blog was written by our stranding apprentice Katherine McKenna. –MN Each day, we have been Read more »
Chodoba, Batoka and Kafue in the Kalenje Forest 23rd Dec - last time all 3 seen
12th February 2016 by Rachael Murton
It’s an exciting time when the efforts of the team are paying off, to see the elephants living back in the wild where Read more »
Trophy hunting and the illegal fur trade are the primary threats to leopards.
12th February 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
In a decision announced by South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs, no leopard hunts will be authorized in Read more »
11th February 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Since its establishment in 2001, IFAW’s Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC), located on the campus of Beijing Normal Read more »
On eve of film fest screenings, Huntwatch director reflects on challenge
11th February 2016 by Brant Backlund
Three years ago, I took a job to direct a feature documentary film called Huntwatch. I didn’t know it at the time, but Read more »
Caption: Mary went from stray, broken puppy to a beloved member of a family.
10th February 2016 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
This story comes to us from Brian Bergman, Head Veterinarian at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic.--LCH I am reminded of a story Read more »
9th February 2016 by Sigursteinn Masson
Sonic Sea Film Teaser from Imaginary Forces on Vimeo. Sonic Sea, the much-anticipated documentary film casting light on man Read more »
With drought still ravaging South Africa, at least CLAW’s got power!
9th February 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
Rain in January brought some relief to a parched South Africa and many pictures were posted of farming folk dancing as the 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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