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Hundreds of cats, dogs treated in first month at new Playa del Carmen clinic
15th June 2016 Erika Flores
On the very first day there were only 10 patients for spay and neuter surgery, a very low number for what the staff is Read more »
15th June 2016 CT Harry
It is not an easy process to capture an entangled seal. The gray seals here on Cape Cod tend to haul out on sand bars, Read more »
The deaths of Cecil the Lion (pictured) and the gorilla Harambe have prompted re
14th June 2016 Azzedine Downes
The one-year anniversary of the death of Cecil the Lion and the recent killing of Harambe, a Western Low Land Gorilla in a Read more »
Killing for Trophies: Report analyzes trophy hunting around the world
14th June 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
The auctioning of a permit to kill a rare rhino in Namibia. A Texas cheerleader posting pictures on social media with a Read more »
•	Many consumers took market availability of ivory for the legality of trade.
14th June 2016 Grace Ge Gabriel
Having worked a long time protecting elephants from commercial ivory trade and understanding the dynamics of demand from Read more »
The new kits can really make a difference.
13th June 2016 Tim Spalla
TenBoma’s Tusker team based in Voi, Kenya distributed an initial ‘first-of-its-kind’ customized tech kit Read more »
Facing battle for life, dog-fighting survivor won’t give up
13th June 2016 Mandi Smallhorne
International Fund for Animal Welfare partner Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) received a call: There’s an Read more »
Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood and the Drum Workshop snare drum “Rumours”
10th June 2016 Donna Gadomski
Music legend and wildlife advocate Mick Fleetwood has chosen the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as the Read more »
Happiness is an armful of puppies, which is being prioritized and measured throu
10th June 2016 Beth Allgood
Last week, I was at the Santa Fe farmers’ market at the launch of the Charter for Happiness, a document that spells Read more »
1st October 2015
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Watch Video »
21st September 2015
The following blog is part of an occasional series about IFAW staff who have opened their homes to adopt pets from our Watch Video »
11th September 2015
When I first saw Gus, he was lying in the back of a Dodge Caravan, lifeless. Then, I saw him stir — and wag his tail Watch Video »
10th September 2015
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Watch Video »
9th September 2015
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25th August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
20th August 2015
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Watch Video »
11th August 2015
Since the ivory was sawn into 172 pieces to fit into the luggage shows savvy smuggling tactics.   I am outraged by the Watch Video »
France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies
23rd November 2015
Last week, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, decided to ban the import of lion trophies into French territory. Instructions were given to government agencies to no longer issue permits a Read more »
23rd November 2015
Warren Campbell, who dedicated his life to rescuing and caring for wildlife was today recognised posthumously by IFAW’s Animal Action Awards. The Award was presented to his wife Rae in acknowledgement of his lifetime dedication and the fruition Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators
19th November 2015
Five men have been arrested, and their dogs confiscated after undercover investigations by the Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) project enabled police and animal welfare inspectors to bust a dog fighting ring on Gauteng’s West Rand. CLAW had Read more »
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17th November 2015
IFAW and INTERPOL yesterday signed an agreement extending their worldwide cooperation to combat wildlife and environmental crime. The event took place at the 2nd INTERPOL-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Compliance and Enforc Read more »
IFAW Launches China-Africa Wildlife Ambassador Initiative
16th November 2015
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.IFAW.org) launched the China-Africa Wildlife Ambassadors (CAWA) initiative by taking the first group of Chinese wildlife ambassadors to Kenya.   “African elephants are facing an unprec Read more »
13th November 2015
Donalea Patman, founder of For the Love of Wildlife and Jason Wood, Federal MP for La Trobe, have today been recognised as Policy and Advocacy Animal Heroes by IFAW’s Animal Action Awards, in acknowledgement of their campaign to protect African Read more »
IFAW Statement on Zimbabwe tusker killing
16th October 2015
Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe. “A magnificent tusker Read more »
©Shutterstock   Pangolin Protection on Parade in South Africa
15th October 2015
As the world’s most trafficked creatures, pangolins and the need for their protection, have been in the spotlight in South Africa this week. A first ever meeting of the African Pangolin Working Group, drew nearly 40 pangolin specialists from ar Read more »
China Issues One Year Ban on Import of African Ivory Trophies
15th October 2015
China has announced a one-year ban on the import of African elephant ivory acquired as hunting trophies. The embargo begins immediately and continues until 15 October 2016. The decision is the latest in a series taken by China and aimed at ending ill Read more »
Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
by rbartlett
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
by jjones
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
by rbartlett
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
Collision Course: the increasing risk of ship strikes to whales in the great bar
by rbartlett
Concerns over the rapid industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef are widespread and have attracted the attention of the Wo Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
by adintino
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
by rbartlett
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
BornToBeFree Trailer 3'05 from Dasha Domukhovskaya on Vimeo. Last week, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta announced that Read more »
Bear is highly focused and brilliant at focusing on one thing – which makes him
29th June 2016 by Josey Sharrad
Bear, a one-year-old Border Collie/Koolie cross with strikingly intent light blue eyes, was bred in a puppy farm and rescued Read more »
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29th June 2016 by adintino
Trophy Hunting Remains Prevalent Problem Worldwide One year ago, an arrow was fired into Cecil, a beloved lion, commencing a Read more »
Wanted – Dead or Alive: Exposing Online Wildlife Trade found more than 30,000 en
28th June 2016 by Tania McCrea-Steele
I have been lucky enough to see wild white rhinos in the bush of Kruger National Park, where I was awestruck by their Read more »
27th June 2016 by Steve Njumbi
Technologies developed for outer space uses have helped scientists discover underground water sources in drought-stricken Read more »
Pangolin Seizure in Hong Kong Demonstrates Need for Stronger Protection for Worl
27th June 2016 by adintino
This week, Hong Kong Customs seized about 4,000 kilograms of pangolin scales from a container at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Read more »
China’s Shopping Giant Builds Noah’s Ark for Endangered Animals
27th June 2016 by adintino
A unique effort to draw the attention of Chinese consumer to the plight of endangered species reaches a climax in Nanjing Read more »
The rescued male elephant calf with wildlife rescue center animal keeper Hemkant
24th June 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
A male Asian elephant calf, about two months old, was rescued from the village of Chessa in Arunachal Pradesh and Read more »
Huge ivory bust in South Sudan – goods headed for Malaysia
24th June 2016 by adintino
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released pictures of more than a ton of ivory was seized in South 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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