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A Kenya Wildlife Service ranger and the remains of a poached elephant.
7th July 2014 Azzedine Downes
We shall not be troubled by the inherent unknowns in quantifying poaching and exact numbers of elephants killed. Rather we Read more »
Grace has devoted her career to animal welfare ever since she saw Chu Chu.
7th July 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
Chu Chu, the Asiatic black bear who inspired me to join the cause for animal welfare nearly two decades ago, recently died Read more »
Greg Hunt, Australia's Environment Minister, banned rhino horn imports.
7th July 2014 Isabel McCrea
Not the kind of heading you’d normally read in an IFAW blog! But in this case it’s true… Greg Hunt, our Read more »
IFAW’s report, Collision Course, raises alarm on humpback ship strikes
3rd July 2014 Sharon Livermore
It’s that wonderful time of year again, when humpback whales arrive in Australian waters in their thousands. These Read more »
Spotlight India: Not easy finding an elephant family in the wild
3rd July 2014 Sheren Shrestha
It’s been nearly three months that our elephant calves have been at Manas National Park. They were five of them Read more »
The first step: UN Environmental Assembly commits to eradicating wildlife crime
3rd July 2014 Peter Pueschel
I was skeptical going into the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) meeting, held June 23-27, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya Read more »
2nd July 2014 Sheren Shrestha
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Read more »
Whale friendly tourism draws tourists and krónas, protecting whale population
1st July 2014 Marc Riley
My first trip to Iceland came in 1982. If memory serves it was a very, very different place then. Tourism was in its infancy Read more »
Will whaling be on the agenda when Japan’s PM visits Australia, New Zealand?
1st July 2014 Matt Collis
Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, will visit our region next week, as our countries look to make progress on trade Read more »
4th March 2015
In part two of our video conversations with those brave individuals saving animals in the frontlines of the war in Eastern Watch Video »
4th March 2015
Elephants are famous for their special cognitive abilities. Their families, their memory, and their friendships. I’ve Watch Video »
27th February 2015
Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attention of the world. The United States Watch Video »
27th February 2015
Watch Pelusa’s amazing transformation back to health after tragedgy left her thin and sickly. Pelusa’s story Watch Video »
3rd March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
26th February 2015
The war in Eastern Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Cease-fires are Watch Video »
26th February 2015
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Watch Video »
4th March 2015
Two hog deer that strayed into fringe villages were rescued by locals in back-to-back days and released back to the wild in Watch Video »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
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28th December 2012
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) is disappointed that the Japanese government continues to prop up this needless slaugh Read more »
22nd December 2012
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) expressed concern for the fate of endangered blue whale after scientists (i)  revealed they had seen 70 individuals, including mothers and calves in an area off the coast of Warrn Read more »
Controversial proposal to sell 100 000kg ivory stockpile shelved
21st December 2012
Reports today suggest that Tanzania has decided to withdraw its controversial proposal to sell over 100 000kg of ivory to China and Japan. The proposal was due to be debated in March at the next CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endange Read more »
Azzedine Downes appointed new President and CEO of IFAW
14th December 2012
The Board of Directors of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today announced the appointment of Mr. Azzedine Downes as the new President and CEO, effective 1 January 2013. “We are delighted that Mr. Downes has accepte Read more »
Republic of Korea praised for rejecting cruel whaling plans
5th December 2012
The Republic of Korea has abandoned its plans to resume whaling, following international outcry. Tens of thousands of people around the world, many of them IFAW supporters, emailed the Korean government in protest after it announced its intention to Read more »
IFAW Joins U.S. State Department on Wildlife Conservation Day
3rd December 2012
Promoting the conservation and protection of endangered species, the U.S. State Department has declared December 4, Wildlife Conservation Day and calls on individuals around the globe to join the fight by signing its Wildlife Pledge to help save impe Read more »
New EU Environment Action Programme neglects wildlife in crisis
29th November 2012
The new Environment Action Programme adopted today is a clear signal that the environment remains a priority for the European Union. However, the continued unsustainable use and abuse of wildlife calls for more urgent and drastic measures than those Read more »
German Government Commits to Enhancing Elephant Protection
29th November 2012
Today the German Bundestag voted by a large majority in favor of a cross-party resolution for improving the protection of elephants. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has long demanded such a resolution due to the Read more »
Japan’s appetite for whale meat wanes along with support for whaling
27th November 2012
– Despite thousands of whales still being cruelly harpooned for commercial reasons each year, whale meat consumption in Japan along with support for whaling are both surprisingly low, polling released today by the International Fund for Animal Read more »
Seeking Sanctuary: Protecting whales in Australia’s marine reserves
This report provides a national snapshot of whether marine protected areas are working for whales and dolphins in Australia. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
World of Animals Issue 20 Read more »
Amboseli Project - IFAW picture book 2014
T he Amboseli National Park’s small size of 392 kilometres squared cannot support the ecological needs of its 1,400 ele Read more »
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation f Read more »
Protecting Whales
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 19 Read more »
Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
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
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
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
Japanese delegation at the 64th International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Panama
3rd September 2014 by Patrick Ramage
Many people around the world are as unfamiliar with Portoroz, Slovenia as they are with the important international meeting Read more »
Protecting elephants to benefit people
3rd September 2014 by
A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya’s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational Read more »
South African government strategy continues to put rhinos at risk.
2nd September 2014 by Jason Bell
We have grown weary of South Africa’s Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa’s weak argument that South Read more »
A humpback whale breaches in Hervey Bay. © IFAW/M. Collis
1st September 2014 by Matt Collis
One of the great privileges of my work is that I occasionally get to see whales in the wild. Another of the great privileges Read more »
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Progress in making websites endangered species free zones
30th August 2014 by Isabel McCrea
In May we released the results of a study we’d conducted to find out what endangered animal products were available on Read more »
Australians voice their reasons for no return to Antarctic whaling
28th August 2014 by Matt Collis
There is a lot to enjoy about my job working for IFAW. One of these things is working on issues that so many Australians Read more »
IFAW applauds Nestlé’s decision to implement humane animal supplier practices
28th August 2014 by Carson Barylak
Times are changing. As a representative of Nestlé—one of the world’s largest food companies with Read more »
Ntubya, the orphaned elephant airlifted to Elephant Orphanage Project, has died.
28th August 2014 by Sarah Davies
Found scared and alone, the elephant calf came into our care severely dehydrated and protein-deficient from weeks of being Read more »

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Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Washington Post: "African lions are set to become the last big cat listed under the Endangered Species Act" - read more.

 

 

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