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Susanne in our Germany office holding a goat, rescued during the recent flooding
14th June 2013 Shannon Walajtys
I just had a very informative conversation with our team in Germany. I am proud of the whole IFAW Germany office for their Read more »
Sadly, it may be some time before there is any judgment from the Court
13th June 2013 Matt Collis
In two weeks’ time, something rather unusual will take place in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Read more »
13th June 2013 Azzedine Downes
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Read more »
Wombat rescued by IFAW during the 2009 Victorian Bushfires.
12th June 2013 Josey Sharrad
Recently I attended the Australian and NZ Disaster Management conference in Brisbane. For the first time an ‘Animals Read more »
Casey with a blue tongue lizard
11th June 2013 Casey Samaeli
I found a way to help, by becoming a wildlife carer: I’ve worked at the International Fund for Animal Welfare IFAW for Read more »
By simply making Chinese  people  aware that every piece of ivory comes from a d
11th June 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
I was overwhelmed by the reaction to my blog posted from the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES Read more »
Ready for dinner: a rescued elephant calf eagerly awaits her next bottle
10th June 2013 Sheren Shrestha
The first I saw of her was her trunk peeping out of a window. It’s a rather strange behavior…like she is Read more »
Fijian crested iguana. Highly endangered and endemic to Fiji.  Banned from inter
10th June 2013 Isabel McCrea
Recently I was in Fiji. But I wasn’t hanging out by the pool or snorkeling among the colourful soft corals. Instead, I Read more »
‘Meet Us Don’t Eat Us’ volunteers ask tourists to sign a postcard that pledges n
10th June 2013 Robbie Marsland
I arrived in Reykjavik at midnight on Sunday.  I was tired but the sun wasn’t – it was still well above the Read more »
15th April 2016
An orphaned female tiger cub found in the Russian Far East, and now rehabilitating at PRNCO “Tiger Center”, has Watch Video »
8th April 2016
Update: Royal visit a delight all around! Yesterday, we were lucky to have nice weather as the Duke and Duchess of Watch Video »
7th April 2016
They may not be as obvious – where dogs come to investigate, cats scarper – but cats are as much part of the Watch Video »
25th March 2016
Two and a half months after being admitted to the Russian Far East tiger rehabilitation center called PRNCO "Tiger Watch Video »
It’s time to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. No one wants products from dead seals — 35 countries have Watch Video »
14th March 2016
Blacky was found in the street searching for food by a local rescuer. The woman who found him had experience rescuing dogs Watch Video »
14th March 2016
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Watch Video »
9th March 2016
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Watch Video »
2nd March 2016
On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world Watch Video »
Largest ivory crush ever in Kenya
30th April 2016
Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn – the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world. “It is a massive quanti Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
26th April 2016
Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. So far, Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year’s quota allowed whalers to harpoo Read more »
Ivory Seized in Nairobi
31st March 2016
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Canine Unit on Tuesday seized 64.12 kilograms of ivory at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The seizure was in transit from Mozambique to Bangkok. KWS said investigations are underway to determine the so Read more »
Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian
24th March 2016
Japan’s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume its illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean. According to media reports, the Japanese government announced that the Read more »
China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings.
23rd March 2016
Yesterday, China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) took effect in 1975 and African elephant ivory acquired as Read more »
Malawi – Funding Enables Massive Strike Back against Illegal Wildlife Trade
15th March 2016
The fight to win the war on wildlife crime in Southern Africa has been given a massive boost in Malawi thanks to an initiative supported by the UK Government through the IWT Challenge Fund. Malawi has been identified as a major ivory trafficking hots Read more »
Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity
14th March 2016
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers tasked with tackling wildlife trafficking begins in Entebbe, Uganda today. The training workshop is hosted by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and the Uganda Wildlife Authori Read more »
Malawi Burns 2.6 Tonnes of Ivory
14th March 2016
Malawi burned 2.6 tonnes of illicit ivory this morning. The ivory, comprising 781 elephant tusks, had been seized from ivory traffickers in Mzuzu, the capital of Malawi’s Northern Region in 2013. In sentencing the traffickers in July 2015 the H Read more »
IFAW brings together unlikely suspects to fight wildlife crime
11th March 2016
As part of its tenBoma initiative, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) sponsored a Congressional Forum to examine concrete intelligence-driven approaches to dismantle criminal networks involved in the illicit killing and traffi Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
World of Animals Issue 23
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 23 Read more »
IFAW Second Sydney Panel Summary
by rbartlett
The Second Sydney Panel of Independent Experts was asked to consider the legality of Japan's proposed new "scientifi Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
by jhart@ifaw.org
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
27th February 2014 by rthompson@ifaw.org
(Sydney - 28 February 2014) – As South Australia prepares to go to the polls on 15th March, IFAW (the International Read more »
27th February 2014 by rthompson@ifaw.org
(Sydney - 28 February 2014) – Polling released today reveals that only 16 percent of the Australian public are Read more »
Little Mambo eyes are sealed shut from infection. © IFAW-COP
26th February 2014 by Jennifer Gardner
Villages like Sukamenah in the foothills of Mt. Sinabung are now like ghost towns. The only signs of life are the few Read more »
25th February 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Read more »
Wildlife: The natural resource of choice for some insurgent groups
25th February 2014 by Kelvin Alie
A recent article I co-authored explains how many criminal networks now derive regular and substantial profits from the Read more »
Petition Threatens Right Whale Conservation
25th February 2014 by slajoie
Five years after it was first imposed by the Bush-Cheney administration, one of the most effective rules protecting Read more »
High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally
25th February 2014 by slajoie
A new study published in the journal Biological Conservation describes the trafficking of wildlife and their products Read more »
21st February 2014 by Maha Oda
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Read more »
21st February 2014 by Kelly Donithan
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she 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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