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World Wildlife Day, an occasion to denounce wildlife crime
3rd March 2015 Kelvin Alie
    While we do and should celebrate the wonder of wildlife on this day, we must face a grim reality. An Read more »
3rd March 2015 Azzedine Downes
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Read more »
Most of the ivory legally allowed to be imported into China are raw tusks; carve
2nd March 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
Media headlines have heralded it “China’s first-ever ban on ivory imports.” The China Post crowed “ Read more »
27th February 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
Watch Pelusa’s amazing transformation back to health after tragedgy left her thin and sickly. Pelusa’s story Read more »
27th February 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attention of the world. The United States Read more »
26th February 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Read more »
26th February 2015 Shannon Walajtys
The war in Eastern Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Cease-fires are Read more »
Are China’s zoos ‘acceptable’ places for Zimbabwe’s wild baby elephants?
23rd February 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
There has been talk of Zimbabwe taking up to 80 baby elephants from their families in the wild to sell to foreign buyers, Read more »
Pangolins hold the inglorious distinction of being the most heavily trafficked w
21st February 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
Can you identify the animal above? Is it a pinecone? Maybe a walking artichoke? Actually, it is one of the most unique Read more »
21st November 2013
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Watch Video »
22nd November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Watch Video »
20th November 2013
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Watch Video »
19th November 2013
Together with the United Nations Development Program a small IFAW team embarked on an exciting new journey in Bosnia helping Watch Video »
18th November 2013
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Watch Video »
18th November 2013
We're back in Tacloban to continue our animal rescue operations. I'm now joined by two veterinarians and an Watch Video »
14th November 2013
In the brief video above, Dr. Jane Goodall and Sir Iain Douglas-Hamilton ask the nations of the world to call for a global Watch Video »
13th November 2013
After speaking with ministerial level representatives from around the world at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Watch Video »
300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa
6th June 2014
Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials broke into a warehouse where the tusks were being packaged in nylon and sisal sacks for export. One sus Read more »
Public Outcry Forces End to Plans for Meerendal Wine Farm Elephants
27th May 2014
Public outrage against the cruelty of elephant tourism, has forced Meerdendal Wine Estate in Cape Town to back down on its plans to install safari elephants on its estate. Last week a coalition of local, national and international animal welfare grou Read more »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22nd May 2014
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Ani Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
eBay and Gumtree endangered wildlife bans being flouted
21st May 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today launched Click to Delete, a report that exposes the widespread sale of endangered animal products on Australia’s most popular online trading platforms. “We found a whopping 266 per ce Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15th May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. Read more »
9th May 2014
Nicknamed Richardson Jane, a local koala bushfire victim has been released back into the bush having been successfully rehabilitated by local carers and animal welfare charity,  International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).   Richardson Jan Read more »
1st May 2014
(Sydney – 1 May 2014) - IFAW is disappointed by today’s ruling by a Parramatta court not to hand down a jail sentence to John Kolettas a Sydney teacher who was found with Australia’s largest ever haul of endangered wildlife parts. T Read more »
Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservati
29th April 2014
An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration’s proposed new rules to halt domestic ivory sales.  Signatories on the letter include high-profile individuals, including Leo Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively that Read more »
World Trade Organization (WTO) EU Seal Ban
Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is Read more »
Helping dogs and cats in Playa del Carmen
IFAW approaches helping communities care for their dogs and cats by working with community leaders and local partners to ensu Read more »
World of Animals Issue 14
World of Animals Issue 14 Read more »
Victories For Animals
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
Grey seals in the Atlantic: To cull or not to cull?
A report on grey seals in the Atlantic and the issue of whether to cull. Read more »
One of Cape Otway’s koalas
14th March 2015 by Josey Sharrad
Like me, I imagine you are saddened at the news that came to light last week that nearly 700 koalas were euthanized at Cape Read more »
The past year has seen the numbers of poached rhinos soar, with South Africa los
13th March 2015 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Wildlife cybercrime is rising to the fore on the political and enforcement agenda. For the first time ever, G7 members Read more »
The ban on importing lion trophies reflects the Australian public’s abhorrence t
13th March 2015 by Isabel McCrea
Would you have guessed that Australians imported the bodies of 29 African lions in the three years to 2013? Add in four lion Read more »
Kiki's eight beautiful four-week-old puppies.
13th March 2015 by Ellie Milano
This is Kiki, and these are her eight beautiful four-week-old puppies. The little family is currently in the care of IFAW Read more »
Wayward seal in need of rescue – simply in the wrong place.
13th March 2015 by Kristen Pachett
Throughout the year IFAW’s Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team brings on a number of interns and apprentices Read more »
Canned! No more lion trophy imports
13th March 2015 by
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s ban on the import of Read more »
Seven orphaned bear cubs are now being rehabilitated at IFAW’s Bear Rescue Cente
    Seven orphaned bear cubs are now being rehabilitated at IFAW’s Bear Rescue Center in Bubonitsy, Read more »
The legal trade in ivory often hides an illegal trade of ivory
12th March 2015 by Sonja Van Tichelen
Elephants and rhinos continue to die at an alarming rate. One elephant every 15 minutes, on average, is killed for its ivory Read more »
One of the Ballina 200 koalas threatened with extinction by the propsoed Pacific
11th March 2015 by Josey Sharrad
With the New South Wales election fast approaching, it’s worth reflecting on what this means for the state’s 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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