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An urgent appeal to EU States: destroy your confiscated ivory stockpiles
27th January 2014 Satyen Sinha
IFAW has joined with 10 other NGOs to urge EU member states to destroy their ivory stockpiles. It’s highly unusual Read more »
Two more elephants safely arrive at their new home in Cote d'Ivoire
25th January 2014 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The sun rose this morning to a joyful day full of promises. Despite our fatigue, we all have enormous grins on our faces. Read more »
Where one team finds heartbreak, another finds energy to persevere
24th January 2014 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
With the sun setting below the Ivorian horizon we all gather in front of an elephant. This morning, a group of three had Read more »
Greater Manas Conservation Project: new livelihoods through weaving
24th January 2014 James Kinney
This story was compiled by our colleagues Nizira Borgoyary and Shaleen Attre.—JK Mirina Basumatary used to make Read more »
Hong Kong answers the call to destroy ivory
23rd January 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
I have been waiting for the Endangered Species Advisory Committee’s decision today to destroy Hong Kong’s Read more »
When a risk becomes reality
21st January 2014 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
A very difficult day for our team; this morning we located a group of five elephants very close to our central base. Our Read more »
Commentary: why we’re fighting to protect one African black rhino
21st January 2014 Azzedine Downes
“There is a biological reason for this hunt, and it’s based on a fundamental premise of modern wildlife Read more »
Shifting the burden of proof means no trade in rhino horn – Pretoria, are you li
20th January 2014 Jason Bell
The highly questionable motive to reinstate a legalised trade in rhino horn, as is currently being purported by numerous Read more »
SLIDESHOW: In Cote d’Ivoire, first endangered bull elephant arrives at Azagny Na
20th January 2014 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The slideshow above is viewable on Flash capable systems only. Click this link for a YouTube video overview Read more »
12th July 2012
I’ve mentioned before how important it is to understand that elephants are individuals, as different from one another Watch Video »
4th July 2012
It was good to see day three start off with continuing good discussions on the welfare of whales.  This included a Watch Video »
In this brief video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, an overview of the week's work along with Watch Video »
3rd July 2012
If you are quiet here, you can hear only the wind and birdsongs; no cars, no people, no trains, no planes. But such feeling Watch Video »
3rd July 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Whale Program Director, Patrick Ramage, gives a brief summary of the South Watch Video »
2nd July 2012
As I and other members of Team IFAW and government delegates from dozens of member countries migrate to Panama City, Panama Watch Video »
29th June 2012
About 30 customs officials, border police and wildlife law enforcement agents from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Watch Video »
26th June 2012
This video captures some of the tourists who were approached during the “Meet Us Don’t Eat Us” campaign Watch Video »
Saiga antelope horns worth $22 million seized by police in northwest China
13th September 2013
According to media reports a shipment of 4,470 saiga antelope horns from 2,235 animals were seized last week by Chinese police and customs officials along the border between Kyrgyzstan and China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region. Chinese officials h Read more »
12th September 2013
The Huntsman of the Seavington Hunt today admitted an offence of hunting a fox with dogs at Yeovil Magistrates’ Court. Huntsman David Parker (18/1/74) of Seavington St Mary, Ilminster pleaded guilty to the Hunting Act offence which took place i Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement to destroy US ivory stockpile
9th September 2013
Statement from:  International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement today that it will destroy the U.S. stockpile of illegal ivory – 6 tons of it seized by U.S Read more »
World Dog Day: A dog’s health is our health.
25th August 2013
World Dog Day (August 26th) celebrates the bond between humans and dogs that has evolved over thousands of years in cultures all over the world. Dogs are highly adapted to living with and understanding humans. While this makes them wonderful companio Read more »
No More Mr Nice Guy, as Kenya Courts  Send Ivory Trafficker to Jail
23rd August 2013
Times were when, in response to a perfunctory admission of guilt, ivory traffickers would receive an equally perfunctory slap on the wrist or fine from Kenya’s courts. So yesterday’s handing down of a two year and seven month jail sentenc Read more »
Ivory Kingpin Arrested
9th August 2013
In a rare glimmer of good news in the ongoing battle to save elephants and rhinos from organised crime one of West Africa's major kingpins has been arrested said Togo's environment minister. According to media reports the trafficker, Emile N Read more »
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7th August 2013
Today’s seizure of a reported 1,120 ivory tusks in Hong Kong brings to over three tons the amount of illegal elephant ivory, known to have been seized by Chinese authorities since January. This morning’s seizure was the second in one mont Read more »
Czech Republic makes EU’s Largest Ever Seizure of Rhino Horn
24th July 2013
Yesterday’s seizure by the Czech Republic of 24 White rhino horns and the arrest of 16 suspects in connection with wildlife trafficking, is the European Union’s largest yet and ample proof that proposals by South Africa to begin a legal t Read more »
Hope for elephants  as more Chinese feel remorse for ivory purchases
24th July 2013
A recent evaluation of an advertising campaign by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to reduce ivory demand in China shows that the campaign is paying dividends with 68% of the respondents said that they would definitely not buy ivory i Read more »
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study Read more »
Emergency Relief for Animals
Extending a Lifeline - Elephants orphaned by conflict, penguins affected by climate change, dogs and cats stranded after disa Read more »
Combating Threats to Elephants
IFAW is working with governments, customs officers and rangers to protect wildlife from poaching and illegal wildlife trade. Read more »
Stopping Private Ownership of Captive Big Cats
Some 10,000 to 20,000 big cats are kept captive by private owners in the U.S. The exact number is a mystery because there are Read more »
In 2011 and into the following year, Canada's Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans undertook a review of pro Read more »
Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Fact Sheet
Cape Cod is one of only a few places in the world where multiple whales and dolphins frequently beach themselves. These mass Read more »
Survey for harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) of the Dogger Bank and southern
Final report for a survey for harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) of the Dogger Bank and southern North Sea conducted from Read more »
Counting 11,000 elephants in five days
18th February 2014 by Jacqueline Nyagah
Counting elephants in an area that spans over 48,000 square kilometres, nearly twice the size of the state of Massachusetts Read more »
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18th February 2014 by Peter Pueschel
When IFAW brought 13 Arab country officials together for a “Prevention of Sharks and other Marine Species Trafficking Read more »
Injured possum Dante being cared for after fire ripped through Nords Wharf, NSW.
18th February 2014 by Naomi Schofield
After the news hit at the end of last year of the worst bushfires seen in NSW in over a decade, my community, like many Read more »
May Sharks Roam Widely, Safely and Freely in the Arabian Waters
18th February 2014 by
Nine Arabian countries today declared their commitment towards shark conservation by signing the Memorandum of Understanding Read more »
14th February 2014 by Robbie Marsland
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Read more »
Mt. Kelud, an active volcano on the island of Java. c. COP
14th February 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
When Mt. Kelud, a 5,679-foot-high volcano on the island of Java, erupted yesterday, it forced the immediate evacuation of Read more »
Welfare of animals under veterinary care
14th February 2014 by
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
14th February 2014 by
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. Read more »
The fight against wildlife trade can’t be won in a single summit
13th February 2014 by Azzedine Downes
Thanks to a number of expansive and diligent multi-nation enforcement operations, staggering amounts of illegal ivory— Read more »

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More than 80 elephants in Zimbabwe have been poisoned with cyanide -- the latest victims of poachers keen to feed soaring global demand for illegally trafficked ivory. read more

Malawi hails IFAW for initiative to protect wildlife at Liwonde National Park aimed at decreasing poaching pressure; launched with government optimism the project will also reduce human, wildlife conflicts in the area. See the original article

 

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