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A whale-sized in-tray for the new Australian Government
9th October 2013 Matt Collis
As the new Environment Minister, Greg Hunt MP, settles into his office, many of you have been asking what the new government Read more »
8th October 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
More than 500 South African school children attended Jungle Theatre Company performances. In the video above, the author Read more »
6 Russian western gray whale field updates you may have missed
7th October 2013 Anna Fillipova
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At the Humane Society of Cozumel, IFAW is working to promote sterilization and a
4th October 2013 Azzedine Downes
On World Animal Day, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate dogs and cats, the two most universal species who live Read more »
World Animal Day milestone as European Commission endorses Animal Action Educati
4th October 2013 James Pirnay
For all of us in IFAW, October 4th, World Animal Day, is always a special day. On this day, animals are celebrated through Read more »
South Africa’s Heritage Day, a poignant reminder of shared compassion for animal
3rd October 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
On the 24th September South Africa celebrated Heritage Day.  In true South African style, families, friends and Read more »
Canadian sealers on the ice use hakapiks to club harp seals to death.
3rd October 2013 Sheryl Fink
We awoke to good news this morning as we learned that the EU’s highest court has rejected an appeal  by the Read more »
Spotlight Cameroon: anti-poaching trainings already bearing fruit
1st October 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
No more than two months were needed in order to see the training in the fight against poaching delivered to village guards Read more »
NYC humane education conference workshop offers fresh animal welfare messaging
1st October 2013 Nancy Barr
“I don’t like those mean people killing elephants for their ivory tusks.” This comment I received a few Read more »
23rd April 2014
BAWA videographer Adithio Noviello produced an outstanding video “From the Trash Dump to Place of Honour,”, Watch Video »
7th April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
28th February 2014
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track Watch Video »
25th February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
21st February 2014
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Watch Video »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
10th January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
31st December 2013
We’ll admit it: We tug on your heartstrings every once in a while. From a gigantic mother rhinoceros to a small kitten Watch Video »
NGO Intelligence Led to Ivory Bust in China
8th August 2012
Based on information provided by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org), China’s Forestry Police conducted a surprise inspection earlier this week at Chengtian Antique Mall  where they confiscated 107 pieces Read more »
Harbor traffic need to continue to watch for for whales
6th August 2012
Following reports that a Manly Ferry collided with a humpback whale and her calf earlier today, Matthew Collis, from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has issued the following statement: “While it seems like this whale had a Read more »
Unique whale research boat returns to Iceland
31st July 2012
A state-of-the-art whale research vessel has returned to Icelandic waters to carry out further vital, non-invasive research on whales and their behaviour. Song of the Whale, owned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) and o Read more »
600 kilos of Ivory Seized – Is Kenya Culpable in Illegal Ivory Trade?
20th July 2012
– In a span of days, more than half a tonne of ivory has been seized by customs officials in two Asian countries. Last Friday, Thai customs officials discovered 456 kg of ivory which had been hidden in crates aboard a flight from Kenya. In addi Read more »
Korean move to scrap whaling plans welcomed
12th July 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has welcomed news that the Republic of Korea will abandon plans to conduct so-called scientific whaling. According to a statement by Australia’s Foreign Minister, Senator the Hon. Bob Carr, Korea Read more »
Ivory Busts – Cape Town a New Transit  Point for Trafficking?
11th July 2012
Yesterday’s seizure of 46 elephant tusks in Cape Town, the latest ivory related crime linked to the metropole, is fuelling concerns the South African city may be a fast developing cog for ivory transit in the wheel of wildlife crime. Customs of Read more »
Mixed week for whales as meeting draws to a close
6th July 2012
This year’s meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) drew to a close today (Friday) after a mixed week for whales. While much of the agenda at the week-long meeting in Panama City, Panama focussed on conservation issues and threats Read more »
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5th July 2012
At the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Panama today, the Republic of Korea unexpectedly signalled its intention to begin so-called scientific whaling. The announcement, at the 64th meeting of the IWC in Panama City, ca Read more »
Whales forum overcomes deadlock but whalers harpoon sanctuary proposal
2nd July 2012
As the first day of the 64th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) drew to a close in Panama today, fears that dirty tactics by pro-whalers might sabotage it from the outset were overcome, but an opportunity to provide lasting Read more »
1 Analysis of the Chinese Ivory Registration and Certification System
Conclusions: Loopholes compounded by lack of enforcement resources and capacities mean that China's system and its im Read more »
This report updates and expands the Third Millennium Foundation’s (3MF) 2002 “Briefing on Japan’s ‘Vo Read more »
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Elephants on the High Street: An investigation into ivory trade in the UK
For this report, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) monitored the trade in ivory within, out of and into the Un Read more »
In Defence of the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary
The status, accomplishments and future of the Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales (SOSW), established by the International Wh Read more »
Bait and Watch
Popularization of Alternatives to Dolphin Oil Among Fishermen for the Conservation of the Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista Read more »
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Black and Grey: Illegal Ivory in Japanese Markets 2nd edition
The second edition of ‘Black and Grey’ -Illegal Ivory in Japanese Markets, brings to the readers the fundamental Read more »
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Ship Strike Rule Renewed:  A Win for Whales
10th December 2013 by
Hours prior to the rule’s scheduled expiration, the Obama Administration’s announcement today of its decision to Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) in cooperation w
10th December 2013 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture and Land Read more »
IFAW Applauds China for Banning Wild Animals from Official Dinner Tables
9th December 2013 by
The Chinese Government yesterday issued a ban ruling out serving dishes containing shark fins, bird nests and other wild Read more »
Japanese fleet heads to Antarctica to harpoon whales – despite pending World Cou
7th December 2013 by
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales – despite a Read more »
5 posts you may have missed, a weekly animal welfare briefing
6th December 2013 by J.C. Bouvier
Another active week here at headquarters gathering, distilling and publishing news about IFAW team efforts for animals from Read more »
Nelson Mandela – 1918-1913
6th December 2013 by Azzedine Downes
Nelson Mandela, first president of a free and democratic South Africa, and the true embodiment of nobility, compassion, Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Supporters send in swatches of love for warrior, Lily the dog in Sout
5th December 2013 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Two years to the day after Lily – we call her Lily, the Warrior Dog – was rescued after being buried alive Read more »
EU takes important steps for elephants but the road ahead remains longs
5th December 2013 by Satyen Sinha
This week, the EU has promised €12.3 million to be spent on MIKES - “Minimising the Illegal Killing of Elephants Read more »
International Polar Bear Forum: Range countries must commit to a conservation st
4th December 2013 by Azzedine Downes
At the international Polar Bear Forum in Moscow this week, foreign dignitaries and non-governmental organizations are Read more »

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"Environmental crime wave costs world billions. Read Associated Press story with Azzedine Downes here.

Dallas Safari Club auctions permit to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia. Jeff Flocken provides voice of reason in National Geographic news article.”

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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