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The map above shows possible trade routes from North East Africa through the Mid
30th January 2015 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Three interesting ivory confiscation incidents took place in the Middle East in the last three months. These confiscations Read more »
Students at College Heights Secondary school pitch-in to make dog houses for IFA
29th January 2015 Janice Hannah
One phone call can change so much, and it’s usually my phone ringing that causes a domino effect on the Northern Dogs Read more »
26th January 2015 Janice Hannah
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Read more »
Bella is recovering from injuries sustained when someone doused her in boiling l
26th January 2015 Lisa Cant-Haylett
One day last December I noticed my cat Bella seemed a bit under the weather. She wasn’t displaying her usual behavior Read more »
Our team in Bali helped the children of Abangar launch a first-of-its-kind kids’
23rd January 2015 Kate Nattrass Atema
  In Bali, a handful of communities have begun a new tradition of creating local clubs with one purpose; to show Read more »
Using Chinese technology innovations to protect wildlife
23rd January 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
Vast throngs of Chinese are very technologically savvy. Chinese tech companies are capitalizing on the fact that 632 million Read more »
Indien gibt bekannt, dass sich die Tigerpopulation erholt hat
22nd January 2015 Azzedine Downes
India’s environment minister announced yesterday that tiger populations in India have rebounded 30 percent thanks to Read more »
Dallas Safari Club announced that a hunting package including an elephant kill w
22nd January 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
Late last week, the Dallas Safari Club announced that they would be auctioning off an elephant hunt in Africa as Read more »
CLAW has served Syferbult with animal and humanitarian support for a few years.
21st January 2015 Blessing Chiriseri
Dr Blessing Chiriseri, veterinarian with IFAW’s Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, recently had the Read more »
19th December 2013
I am sure it must have been fate that IFAW’s regional partner organization, the Tiertafel, was using the same slogan Watch Video »
2nd December 2013
The video above shows some of the animals helped in the aftermath of the disaster following Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Watch Video »
2nd December 2013
Watch the amazing transformation and joyful new beginning from what had been a tough start for Coconut the dog. ~~~ In June Watch Video »
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 »
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 »
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 »
ELEPHANTS & IVORY
Modern elephants are the last surviving members of a once diverse and widely distributed group of mammals known as probosci Read more »
IFAW CITES E-commerce and E-permitting
The Internet has become the world’s biggest marketplace, one that is open for business 24 hours a day, seven days a wee Read more »
IFAW Proposal Asian Big Cats
• The document provides draft Decisions contained in Annex 1 and proposed amendments to Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. Co Read more »
IFAW Proposal for shark conservation
Inclusion of oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, in Appendix II with the following annotation: The entry into Read more »
IFAW Proposal for polar bear protection
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading sci Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the fina Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference 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 »
Most of the ivory legally allowed to be imported into China are raw tusks; carve
2nd March 2015 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 »
IFAW Relief Work for Animals Begins in Malawi
23rd February 2015 by
Week one, and relief efforts to save thousands of animals in flood ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, have kicked off Read more »
Pangolins hold the inglorious distinction of being the most heavily trafficked w
21st February 2015 by 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 »
The vulture was released at an awareness programme from the village where it was
20th February 2015 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
    A Himalayan Griffon vulture literally came back from the dead to live a new life in the wild, thanks to the Read more »

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Isabel McCrea, IFAW’s regional director in The Guardian: "Welcomed Hunt’s “bold” ban on canned hunting trophies." –  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.

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.

 

 

 

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