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The seized ivory from a Rwandese traveller in Bole International Airport was pac
28th July 2016 Kelvin Alie
A Rwandese national who was arrested at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in possession of 103 Read more »
The plight of the Indian tiger
28th July 2016 Vivek Menon
The following blog is from Jose Louies, Manager, Enforcement Assistance and Law, of IFAW partner Wildlife Trust of India, Read more »
About 130 people honoured Mandela Day by building kennels for the pets of Khayel
28th July 2016 Marcelle du Plessis
Every year, International Mandela Day calls people across the world to take 67 minutes out of their day to make the world a Read more »
Severe flooding in India, rhino calf rescued
26th July 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
As the worst flooding in more than a decade ravages Assam in India, submerging entire areas of Kaziranga National Park, Read more »
Vaalie, a dearly loved elderly dog who lives in a township in Emnandeni with his
26th July 2016 Mandi Smallhorne
“Oh, but I know this dog! Of course I know this dog!” exclaims Cora Bailey, director of Community Led Animal Read more »
An Endangered listing would limit imports of leopard parts and products and bett
25th July 2016 Carson Barylak
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States/Humane Read more »
Membership cards to Kitenden elephant corridor association
22nd July 2016 Steve Njumbi
The Kitenden Corridor Conservation Association (KCCA) recently issued membership cards to the more than 1,400 landowners Read more »
RV Song of the Whale moored outside the Harpa building in Reykjavik ahead of our
22nd July 2016 Sharon Livermore
Over the last 10 days the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has once again teamed up with our colleagues from Read more »
Ivory kingpin sentenced to 20 years
22nd July 2016 Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Feisal Ali Mohamed was convicted today in a court in Mombasa, Kenya for possession of over two tonnes of ivory seized during Read more »
31st December 2015
We weren’t the only ones impressed with Zolushka’s big news this month. It seems the world has taken notice of Watch Video »
24th December 2015
This blog is the sixth and last in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs Watch Video »
23rd December 2015
By the time we arrived in the First Nations community that morning, half the dog houses were already out of the transport Watch Video »
26th December 2015
I am inspired every day by the dramatic rescue of individual elephants, whales, tigers, bears, dogs and cats, such as those Watch Video »
22nd December 2015
This update is sent courtesy of Francois Louw, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds ( Watch Video »
10th December 2015
I am delighted to share with you this just captured, rare footage of Zolushka (Cinderella in Russian), playing with her two Watch Video »
4th December 2015
I am glad I was there to watch it with an audience. With Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine and then Fahrenheit 9/11, it Watch Video »
7th December 2015
This year celebrates 20 years since IFAW embarked on an exciting experiment to return orphaned bear cubs back to the wild. Watch Video »
19th November 2015
This blog is the fourth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
Young leaders from 25 countries launch the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife
2nd March 2016
Today, World Wildlife Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced that 34 extraordinary young leaders in conservation and animal welfare from around the world have been selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 candidates as delegates Read more »
IFAW applauds European Commission’s Action Plan to tackle illegal wildlife trade
26th February 2016
The European Commission launched the European action plan against wildlife trafficking (link) in Brussels today, an historic EU initiative to prevent the killing and illegal trade of wildlife. The 5 year plan was welcomed by IFAW who has been advocat Read more »
No fin whales to be killed in Iceland this summer
25th February 2016
No fin whales will be slaughtered in Iceland this summer, according to Icelandic media reports this morning. The country’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is quoted in Iceland’s daily newspaper Morgunbladid which claims he will Read more »
Decisive momentum in tackling wildlife trafficking for the European Union around
22nd February 2016
The European Commission launches the European action plan against wildlife trafficking in Brussels on Friday 26th February. In doing so it establishes another front in the global fight against the criminal trade in wildlife products such as elephant Read more »
Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks
25th January 2016
Corrected 26 January 2016: Number  of tusks destroyed was 359. Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks. Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was 1,5 tonnes of ivory confiscated in Colomb Read more »
14th January 2016
IFAW has won its legal action against NOPSEMA the offshore petroleum industry regulator, obtaining access to important assessment documents about oil and gas exploration and the risks to whales and other marine life off Kangaroo Island, South Austral Read more »
More than 32 Tonnes Illegal Ivory Seized in 2015
4th January 2016
More than 32 tonnes (35 US tons) of poached ivory has been reported seized during 2015, with at least 18 seizures of amounts classified as large, ie. in excess of 500 kilograms. In Thailand in April two seizures alone added up to seven tonnes, while Read more »
INTERPOL's Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more
30th December 2015
In response to INTERPOL's announcement of impact from their enforcement action Operation Worthy II, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), CEO Azzedine Downes issued this statement: We congratulate INTERPOL and the 11 countries in Africa Read more »
US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions.
21st December 2015
Responding to a petition filed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of wildlife groups, the US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions under the US Endangered Species Act.  “T Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
World of Animals Issue 21
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
A pdf document showing the honorary board members.
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the honorary board members. Read more »
IFAW Blue whales and seismic surveying in Australia
by rbartlett
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
by rbartlett
A moratorium on sismic testing for oil and gas should be declared in areas critical to blue whales. Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
by rbartlett
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark
by rbartlett
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino
by rbartlett
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino Read more »
Environmentalists Successfully Defend Gray Whales from Tugboats of Exxon Neftega
10th August 2016 by adintino
Representatives of environmental organizations confirm that at the end of last week Exxon Neftegaz Limited stopped Read more »
A plethora of puppies!
9th August 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
Walk into International Fund for Animal Welfare partner Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) on any given day, and you are Read more »
Trophy hunting's toll on #WorldLionDay
9th August 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
World Lion Day provides the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate and raise awareness about these beautiful, regal Read more »
Artists Högni Egilsson (pictured), Sóley, Sindri and DJ Margeir can be found on
8th August 2016 by Sigursteinn Masson
Outside of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s quaint but cozy cabin on Reykjavík Harbor, the lyrics to Read more »
7th August 2016 by Joaquin de la Torre
One of the things that I enjoy after a long day of work is to get home and cuddle with my two cats. Yes, I am a cat lover! Read more »
Indian tigress rescued, released before serious incident
5th August 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
An International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) Mobile Veterinary Service (MVS) team led by Read more »
IFAW congratulates African partner LATF on arrests of ivory kingpins
5th August 2016 by adintino
IFAW congratulates the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) on conducting a successful operation from July 28th to August 2nd Read more »
4th August 2016 by Brian Sharp
Rescuing any animal from an entanglement is a challenge, regardless of the species. Wary of our presence and unaware of our Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Southern White Rhino - 2016
4th August 2016 by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the 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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