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Spotlight South Africa: Fresh fruit from new Animal Action Week partnerships
9th May 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Mid 2011 found me brainstorming on how we can rejuvenate the International Fund for Animal Welfare South African Animal Read more »
Three poached elephants in Cameroon's Boubandjida National Park earlier this yea
8th May 2012 Julie Landry
"Life [is] like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Forrest Gump famously said in the Read more »
African cow horns. Image source: Alibaba.com
7th May 2012 Adrian Hiel
It’s not often you can say “mea culpa” and be relieved at the same time, but that’s what happened Read more »
Field essay: Spring has sprung for three Russian bear cubs
4th May 2012 Kati Loeffler
A roar rose from under the small log house. We froze, and our hearts quickened. The dazzle of sunlight on snow made the Read more »
Amboseli: Calm before a storm? c. IFAW/E. Wamba.
3rd May 2012 Elizabeth Wamba
Teeming with life In my previous visits to Amboseli Park, I had not experienced as much wildlife as I did recently. The long Read more »
Two important events at Parliament serve to help end the trade in elephant ivory
3rd May 2012 Robbie Marsland
Last January the International Fund for Animal Welfare China office Asia Regional Director Grace Ge Read more »
Canadian Senator Mac Harb addresses the crowd at the International Day of Action
2nd May 2012 Sheryl Fink
Today Canadian Senator Mac Harb will formally re-introduce legislation to end the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Despite Read more »
30th April 2012 Fred O'Regan
In this video interview, International Fund for Animal Welfare, James Isiche Director, Eastern Africa, gives a terrific Read more »
With regard to population management, 'too many' really means 'not enough'
30th April 2012 Kate Nattrass Atema
Around the world, dogs and cats are poisoned, beaten, neglected or otherwise abused because there are “too many Read more »
23rd April 2014
BAWA videographer Adithio Noviello produced an outstanding video “From the Trash Dump to Place of Honour,”, Watch Video »
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 »
Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict
23rd April 2014
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife mana Read more »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
World of Animals Issue 18
World of Animals Issue 18 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 »
Project Amboseli: In search of that elusive drop of life
10th December 2012 by Evan Mkala
At 5:30am in Amboseli, visibility is poor and the sun has not risen. Hyena howls can be heard from a distant as they return Read more »
SPR Ian Mos, Flo Joe and and the author.
10th December 2012 by Josey Sharrad
Each year the International Fund for Animal Welfare recognises the achievements of unsung animal heroes around Australia and Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Amazing rescue of gibbon family in India
7th December 2012 by Michael Booth
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) – Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) biologists and veterinarians Read more »
A harpoon on the bow of a Japanese whaling ship.
6th December 2012 by Matt Collis
It’s been a busy few weeks in the world of whaling. In a victory for good science and people power, it appears the Read more »
Republic of Korea praised for rejecting cruel whaling plans
5th December 2012 by
The Republic of Korea has abandoned its plans to resume whaling, following international outcry. Tens of thousands of people Read more »
Photo: c M.Watson, DSE, 2010
4th December 2012 by Sharon Livermore
The Great Ocean Road in Victoria is a world famous tourist destination; renowned for its sweeping ocean views and abundant Read more »
Australia's 2012 IFAW Animal Action Award winners.
4th December 2012 by Rachel Guo
Our Sydney office recently had the pleasure of holding the International Fund for Animal Welfare Animal Action Awards for Read more »
Thanks to our supporters, Liwonde, the Jewel of Malawi shines on
3rd December 2012 by Naomi Schofield
Located at the southernmost tip of Lake Malombe, Liwonde National Park is renowned as the jewel of Malawi. It is also home Read more »
Zak & Mika in their former enclosure.
3rd December 2012 by Sheryl Fink
In September 2012, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s seal team sprang into action to help two captive seals 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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