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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 »
All around the world, people are speaking out against cruel seal hunts on the In
15th March 2012 Sheryl Fink
As the International Day of Action for Seals is upon us, this is a perfect time to reflect on the current realities of the Read more »
7th April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
28th February 2014
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track Watch Video »
25th February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
21st February 2014
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Watch Video »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
10th January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
31st December 2013
We’ll admit it: We tug on your heartstrings every once in a while. From a gigantic mother rhinoceros to a small kitten Watch Video »
19th December 2013
I am sure it must have been fate that IFAW’s regional partner organization, the Tiertafel, was using the same slogan Watch Video »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14th April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never com Read more »
Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen
11th April 2014
Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually rei Read more »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9th April 2014
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes. “The Belgian government is putting wildlife traffickers on Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph
9th April 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (I Read more »
Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty
8th April 2014
The South African Government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented international efforts to crack down on illicit trade and poaching of wildlife such as rhinoceroses, IFAW said today. Jason Bel Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
3rd April 2014
As Singapore said today it had intercepted a tonne of smuggled ivory – the second large scale seizure by the island state in three months – the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) called for improved internat Read more »
Press Statement
3rd April 2014
Today’s announcement that the pilot badger cull will go ahead in Gloucestershire and Somerset once again this year was condemned by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Eminent scientists and wildlife experts as well as many charities Read more »
President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trad
2nd April 2014
United States President Barack Obama has announced a raft of measures against Iceland over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in their meat. The US Government had announced on February 6 that it was invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifi Read more »
World Court: Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is illegal and must end
31st March 2014
(The Hague, Netherlands – 31 March 2014) – Delivering its judgment on Australia’s case against Japan, which saw evidence presented during a three-week hearing last June, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) today found that Japa Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Welfare of animals under veterinary care
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 17
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
Horn of Contention: A review of literature on the economics of trade in rhino ho
Poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has increased dramatically in recent years.  There is considerable debate within p Read more »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Hope and sustenance to thousands of animals in Pakistan
26th October 2012 by Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) continues to support relief efforts in Pakistan as monsoon flooding Read more »
One of the younger volunteers at the spay and neuter clinic in Cozumel.
25th October 2012 by Erika Flores
The International Fund for Animal Welfare works closely with communities to understand their needs and develop tailored Read more »
EU Parliament calls on Japan to stop whaling or risk harpooning trade talks
25th October 2012 by
The European Parliament today called for an end to Japanese so-called ‘scientific whaling’ as part of a Read more »
Kids look on as the Jungle Theatre Co. performs “A Dogs Life”.
24th October 2012 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
In Northern Sotho, the word Bosasa means “the future” and in this instance, it also happens to be the name of a Read more »
The author talking with Dubai's TV ONE about the crisis facing the world's shark
23rd October 2012 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Recently, I participated in the Shark Conservation in Arabia Workshop in Dubai, held in collaboration with the UAE Ministry Read more »
Recently, representatives from INTERPOL and other major NGOs joined together in
23rd October 2012 by Kelvin Alie
Representatives from Washington D.C.-based non-governmental organizations gathered at the International Fund for Animal Read more »
Animal Action Week winners with Queen guitarist Brian May, IFAW UK Director Robb
23rd October 2012 by Robbie Marsland
There is always a certain amount of stress and pressure as the International Fund for Animal Welfare UK office finalises Read more »
IFAW: Grey seal cull not supported by science
23rd October 2012 by
The Canadian Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans today released a report recommending a mass cull of 70,000 grey seals Read more »
Miss France recently attended the IFAW CAIR event in France.
22nd October 2012 by Delphine Wespiser
There’s an anecdote about my decision to get involved with IFAW: when I found out the Director was from Alsace like me Read more »

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"Environmental crime wave costs world billions. Read Associated Press story with Azzedine Downes here.

Dallas Safari Club auctions permit to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia. Jeff Flocken provides voice of reason in National Geographic news article.”

More than 80 elephants in Zimbabwe have been poisoned with cyanide -- the latest victims of poachers keen to feed soaring global demand for illegally trafficked ivory. read more

Malawi hails IFAW for initiative to protect wildlife at Liwonde National Park aimed at decreasing poaching pressure; launched with government optimism the project will also reduce human, wildlife conflicts in the area. See the original article

 

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