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8th August 2011 Erika Flores
When the piggy has enough money she will call Dr. Sandra Valdez who will ask vet friends to donate their time for a weekend Read more »
Fires devastate the North, threatening canine safety.
5th August 2011 Janice Hannah
Northern fires. Lots of them and big ones. If you have been reading the paper or listening to the news, you will have heard Read more »
5th August 2011 Jeffrey Flocken
What would it be like if the lion population really did vanish completely? If you wanted to travel to the African plains and Read more »
4th August 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
A supporter nearly shouts over the phone receiver, ”All Jiangmen city dogs will be culled. Please help”! Appeals Read more »
2nd August 2011 Sheryl Fink
The data in DFO’s own report raises the question: If cod mortality does not track to grey seal numbers, how could a Read more »
1st August 2011 Satyen Sinha
However, never in my wildest dreams did I picture myself pushing a stuffed leopard through the corridors of the European Read more »
The isolated nature of Summer Beaver proves tricky.
1st August 2011 Janice Hannah
We left Cat Lake to head over to Summer Beaver, another fly in only community about an hour’s hop away. Logistics are Read more »
A western gray whale spouting off near Sakhalin Island, Russia.
28th July 2011
After our last blog, we went out to the sea three times; we sighted two more females with calves, both of them were known as Read more »
Largest ever US seizure of ivory takes place in Philadelphia.
28th July 2011 James Kinney
On 26 July 2011, several news outlets reported that Victor Gordon, a Philadelphia African art-store owner, was arrested by Read more »
29th April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
28th April 2015
They were found hungry and alone without their mothers back in 2012 Gerakati and Agora, two wild Asiatic water Watch Video »
23rd April 2015
So often, it is the simple things that make us the happiest. For me, it’s quite easily watching an animal - wild or Watch Video »
22nd April 2015
Watch the full "An Impossible Mission" video above. §   I spoke with Rachel Link, an Associate Producer Watch Video »
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 »
Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1st May 2015
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are harpooned in Icelandic waters this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Icelandic government to Read more »
First Ever Africa-wide Plan to Tackle Illegal Trade in Fauna and Flora
30th April 2015
African Heads of State, government representatives and conservation experts have gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo this week for the International Conference on Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa. With 22 countries represented a Read more »
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29th April 2015
In the wake of the over 3 tonnes of ivory seized in Thailand, The International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW continues to reiterate the importance of inter-agency collaboration amongst wildlife law enforcement, the judiciary and, customs officials. Read more »
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 »
World of Animals Issue 21
World of Animals Issue 21 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 »
24th August 2012 by
Today Tony Abbott revealed the Coalition’s plan to a support a private member Bill that if passed will halt the Read more »
National Geographic Magazine Russia features bear rescue project
22nd August 2012 by Elena Zharkova
When I was a child, the borders of my country were closed. I grew up in the Soviet Union and only the most privileged Read more »
Treasured UK celebrity Bill Oddie.
22nd August 2012 by Robbie Marsland
I lost Bill Oddie three times in between getting out of the plane and reaching the baggage hall.  I was beginning to Read more »
In China, protecting animals beyond borders
21st August 2012 by Grace Ge Gabriel
As hundreds of flights landing and taking off at the new international airport in Kunming, Yunnan province in China, Read more »
The Indian army rescues a beautiful bear cub princess
21st August 2012 by Sashanka Barbaruah
“This is a difficult battle, this conservation. We need to address the root cause and raise awareness for people to Read more »
15th August 2012 by Vicki Fishlock
If you wanted to ask an elephant a question, how would you go about it? One way would be to record an elephant’s call Read more »
Partner spotlight: In Bali, two men show great courage protecting an abused dog
14th August 2012 by Hanna Lentz
Janice Girardi of the International Fund for Animal Welfare-supported Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) has shared this Read more »
Protecting Bears Around the World
10th August 2012 by
Around the world, safe wild places for bears are disappearing. Mankind is destroying bear habitat at an alarming rate, and Read more »
Spotlight Russia: A wonderful and unforgettable western grey whale survey
One of July’s days, the local fishers have offered us to give us a ride to “Nogliki” – the nearest 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.

Patrick Ramage, Global Whale Program Director on takepart.com: “The independent panel is publically saying there’s no scientific justification for continuing to kill whales,”- read more.

 

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