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Boaties need to watch out, whales about!
24th May 2012 Matt Collis
When we released our review on the impact of recreational boats around whales and dolphins on Tuesday we expected some media Read more »
Through foresight and communication, we can work together to rid the world of ra
24th May 2012 Cynthia Milburn
The International Fund for Animal Welfare welcomed the announcement by the World Organisation for Animal Health, the OIE, Read more »
The cover of the Bob Hayes book "Wolves of the Yukon".
23rd May 2012 Robert Kless
It was no everyday place for a meeting: under spotlights stood bear, bison, red deer and wolf. The chairs were set out Read more »
A day in your life – actually… a day for wildlife
22nd May 2012 Peter Pueschel
A thought came to me while I was powering up my PC this morning: This is just another day in your life. That may be so, but Read more »
Spotlight Amboseli: Elephant social relationships – both long and short terms ma
22nd May 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Some of the readers of this blog have commented on my evident enjoyment of my job. I’m glad it’s so obvious, and Read more »
Teaching a new, receptive generation the value of protecting wildlife
21st May 2012 Rikkert Reijnen
I love it when my six year old daughter sings this child’s song about a baby elephant in the forest holding on to its Read more »
Continuing hope for worthy global animal welfare standards at Paris OIE meeting
21st May 2012 Cynthia Milburn
We frequently receive correspondence from International Fund for Animal Welfare supporters when they travel oversees and are Read more »
IFAW-WTI veterinarian Dr. Abhijit Bhawal places a radio collar on a sedated Asia
20th May 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
Usually radio-collaring Asiatic black bears involves travelling to the forest site in a vehicle and a few hours journey on Read more »
New South Whales southern right whales get more protection
18th May 2012 Matt Collis
Very quietly and without the usual PR fanfare the NSW Government has listed the southern right whale as endangered in NSW. Read more »
13th April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Watch Video »
14th April 2015
Watch the author’s video above, as the OA family greet their newest addition, a healthy baby boy. Elephant greetings Watch Video »
7th April 2015
Two hand raised rhinos, Sohola and Baghmari, were released back to the wild in Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Watch Video »
3rd April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. For now, there is peace on the ice.  Harp seals are currently “off Watch Video »
26th March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
16th April 2015
In the video above, watch members of the team discuss their efforts to protect dogs from the cold of the Canadian winter. Watch Video »
18th March 2015
Watch this clip of Kiki’s puppies exploring Dr. Flore’s home. Kiki’s puppies are just about four weeks Watch Video »
17th March 2015
More than 200 guests came together the other night at the historic Telegraph building on Tverskaya Street in downtown Watch Video »
11th March 2015
My name is Peter Howson and I am an aquaculture consultant from the UK. Since November 2014, I have been in Malawi working Watch Video »
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 »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn
2nd April 2015
Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to be set. “While IFAW encourages governments to Read more »
1st April 2015
(Sydney, 30 March) Tomorrow marks 12 months since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Japan to stop killing whales in the Antarctic, saying its whaling programme was not research, just commercial slaughter which violated a Read more »
archarchive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burnive photo © IFAW
31st March 2015
Malawi’s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the r Read more »
26th March 2015
While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed Read more »
26th March 2015
(26 March 2015, Sydney)  IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) is appalled by the NSW Coalition’s announcement that it will repeal the Native Vegetation Act and give local landowners more autonomy over land clearing should it return Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia black rhino trophies
26th March 2015
Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
IFAW Blue whales and seismic surveying in Australia
This analysis looks at the scale of seismic testing by the offshore oil and gas industry in important blue whale habitat in A Read more »
IFAW Australia fails blue whales
A moratorium on sismic testing for oil and gas should be declared in areas critical to blue whales. Read more »
IFAW FY2015 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 board members. Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger Read more »
CITES Partner Spotlight: INTERPOL’s Project WEB combats online wildlife crime
7th March 2013 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Today saw the launch of the first ever internationally coordinated enforcement investigation into the online ivory trade. Read more »
Orca sighting at Grundarfjörður, on the north side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula
7th March 2013 by Vassili Papastavrou
“I don’t think anyone has ever been too hot on the boat”, was my answer to the question of how much to Read more »
Bight Petroleum wants to conduct seismic testing off of  Kangaroo Island,South A
7th March 2013 by Sharon Livermore
The International Fund for Animal Welfare recently celebrated a small victory in our campaign here to protect critical whale Read more »
INTERPOL report shows Europe’s booming online ivory trade
7th March 2013 by
A report released today by INTERPOL with support from The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) revealed hundreds of Read more »
Polar Bears Stuffed at CITES
7th March 2013 by
Supported by the United States and Russia, the proposal sought to uplist the species to Appendix I, which would have Read more »
PROJECT WEB AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE IVORY TRADE OVER THE INTERNET WITHIN THE E
7th March 2013 by
INTERPOL’s Project Web was launched following studies by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which Read more »
6th March 2013 by Adrian Hiel
In this video International Fund for Animal Welfare Director for International Agreements, Peter Pueschel Read more »
Saving animals
6th March 2013 by
It’s been more than 40 years since a small group of concerned citizens banded together to stop Canada’s cruel Read more »
IFAW volunteer, Mike Giblin, watches while Katie Moore, IFAW Marine Mammal Rescu
5th March 2013 by Katie Moore
At this time last year, we were in the midst of more than 80 consecutive days during which 215 common dolphins stranded on Read more »

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Isabel McCrea, IFAW’s regional director in The Guardian: "Welcomed Hunt’s “bold” ban on canned hunting trophies." –  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.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

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