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UPDATE: Mass dolphin stranding event has officially ended, yet strandings contin
8th March 2012 Michael Booth
The mass stranding event of common dolphins in Cape Cod that started in January 12, 2012 officially Read more »
8th March 2012 Elena Zharkova
Four bear cubs were brought to the International Fund for Animal Welfare bear rescue center from the Central Forest Nature Read more »
Celebrating International Women’s Day - Amazing women doing incredible things
8th March 2012 Erica Martin
In a casual conversation today, I learned that some of my colleagues were unaware that today is International Women’s Read more »
Spotlight Africa: Championing for Ngamba Island’s Chimpanzees
6th March 2012 Steve Njumbi
About 16 miles off the coast of Uganda, in Lake Victoria, lies Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Read more »
Balinese kindergartners after an animal welfare education session. c. 2012 IFAW
6th March 2012 Hanna Lentz
On February 16th, The Jakarta Post published the article “Bali lowers rabies alert level: Good news or bad?”- Read more »
Spotlight Australia: Let's have a sane and calm debate on whaling
6th March 2012 Isabel McCrea
This is an yet unpublished letter to the editor of Australia’s The Age in response to the March 2nd opinion written by Read more »
This particular ivory burning was done during the first African Elephant Law Enf
5th March 2012 James Isiche
Recently, I had the privilege of representing the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the launch of the “ Read more »
Spotlight Middle East: A Tiger in your Tank
5th March 2012 Azzedine Downes
VIDEO: An Esso spot from the 1960s... Exxon, or Esso as it was known in those days (and still is in some parts of the world Read more »
Recognising the efforts of one of our many animal heroes
5th March 2012 Robbie Marsland
It’s amazing how many times I feel humbled in this job. I seem to be constantly surrounded by people who are willing Read more »
21st July 2014
Elephants don’t have much to laugh about these days. And it’s our fault as humans. During the last couple of Watch Video »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
26th June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
21st February 2014
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she Watch Video »
5th May 2014
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city best known as the birthplace of legendary Elvis Presley is no stranger to tornados. As a year- Watch Video »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo
23rd July 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said: Read more »
4th July 2014
As humpback whales arrive in the Great Barrier Reef to give birth to their young, a new report released today by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) shows that these whales are at increasing danger from collisions with coal ships and other v Read more »
4th July 2014
As humpback whales arrive in the Great Barrier Reef to give birth to their young, a new report released today by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) shows that these whales are at increasing danger from collisions with coal ships and other v Read more »
27th June 2014
Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi. As one of two NGO’s Read more »
Elephant calves take a step towards the wild
11th June 2014
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. All th Read more »
10th June 2014
10th June 2014 – Further to Prime Minister Abe’s comments to a Japanese parliamentary hearing about his desire for Japan to return to commercial whaling, claiming that the world does not understand Japan’s “culture” of w Read more »
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 »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
Collision Course: the increasing risk of ship strikes to whales in the great bar
Concerns over the rapid industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef are widespread and have attracted the attention of the Wo Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
In South Africa, Community Led Animal Welfare program builds community like no o
8th November 2012 by Kate Nattrass Atema
“Ubuntu” is an African word meaning “humanity to others”. Directly translated, it says: “I am Read more »
Prepare now to survive the bush fire season
8th November 2012 by Josey Sharrad
You can’t live in Australia and not realise that fire presents itself as a very real threat to our environment.  Read more »
Finding inspiration for animals through the sharing of experiences
7th November 2012 by Rebecca Brimley
While I was at the annual International Society for Anthrozoology conference in Cambridge, England, we screened a short film Read more »
6th November 2012 by Michael Booth
In this short video, the International Fund for Animal Welfare Animal Rescue team including members from the Animal Rescue Read more »
Victories For Animals
6th November 2012 by
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
IFAW's Dr.RymZakhama packing medicines.
5th November 2012 by Matt Collis
“As we mark this International Day, let us recognise the wide-ranging and long-term consequences of damaging the Read more »
MEPs including C Stilher, G. Wilmott, A McCarthy on the day the Europe
5th November 2012 by
Russia has officially requested Third Party status at the ongoing WTO case against the EU ban on seal products. This Read more »
© IFAW/M.Booth
4th November 2012 by
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), at the request of the Ocean County Health Read more »
IFAW staffer reads a panel at the Amboseli Park Airstrip.
2nd November 2012 by Elizabeth Wamba
Visitors to Amboseli National Park react differently, depending on the time of day or year that they tour - and with good 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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