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An asiatic black bear. c. IFAW
1st March 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
In December 1996, I witnessed eight Asiatic black bears walk to freedom at the first bear sanctuary China had ever seen, set Read more »
Spotlight Germany: Which crocodile is hidden in a ladies shoe?
1st March 2012 Robert Kless
To find an answer to this interesting question I had an appointment today at the zoological museum of Hamburg university. It Read more »
Now is the time to protect Antarctic waters
28th February 2012 Isabel McCrea
This Antarctic Ocean Alliance video featues actor Ed Norton & oceanographer Sylvia Earle who speak specifically to the Read more »
One of the rescued cats now under care in Florida. c. ASPCA/Mike Bizelli
28th February 2012 Shannon Walajtys
We're out here, despite the torrential downpour because hundreds of cats need us desperately. This is our second day in Read more »
Having won the battle for our hearts, is it time for animals to have a day in co
27th February 2012 Nathan Herschler
Chattel, in case you haven’t suffered through a property class in law school, is a word that simply means “ Read more »
An elephant slaughtered in Cameroon whose trunk and tusks have been cut off.
27th February 2012 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Yaoundé, February 27th - 29th, 2012. Julie Landry, communications manager at the Internatioanl Fund for Animal Read more »
Indian lessons from friends and fodder, the eye looks but the mind sees
24th February 2012 Azzedine Downes
I always have a book with me when I travel.  Most times I pick one up at the airport and choose something not too heavy Read more »
The author hands over anti-poaching field kits to Karma Dukpa (left), Director
23rd February 2012 Azzedine Downes
What began as a quiet conversation in the lobby of a hotel during the Global Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia in Read more »
Mammoth task to save the elephants - Image source: smh.com.au
23rd February 2012 Isabel McCrea
The now infamous footage of a “woolly mammoth” wading across a river in Siberia provided some light relief in an Read more »
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 »
28th May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Fond farewell to IFAW CEO and President
30th October 2012 by
The Board of Directors of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today announced that Mr Fred O Read more »
Ivory seizures from Kenya: Festering Sore in Wildlife Haven
26th October 2012 by James Isiche
Barely three months have gone since the last ivory seizure and now we have another large one in Asia that is implicating Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Hope and sustenance to thousands of animals in Pakistan
26th October 2012 by Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) continues to support relief efforts in Pakistan as monsoon flooding Read more »
One of the younger volunteers at the spay and neuter clinic in Cozumel.
25th October 2012 by Erika Flores
The International Fund for Animal Welfare works closely with communities to understand their needs and develop tailored Read more »
EU Parliament calls on Japan to stop whaling or risk harpooning trade talks
25th October 2012 by
The European Parliament today called for an end to Japanese so-called ‘scientific whaling’ as part of a Read more »
Kids look on as the Jungle Theatre Co. performs “A Dogs Life”.
24th October 2012 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
In Northern Sotho, the word Bosasa means “the future” and in this instance, it also happens to be the name of a Read more »
The author talking with Dubai's TV ONE about the crisis facing the world's shark
23rd October 2012 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Recently, I participated in the Shark Conservation in Arabia Workshop in Dubai, held in collaboration with the UAE Ministry Read more »
Recently, representatives from INTERPOL and other major NGOs joined together in
23rd October 2012 by Kelvin Alie
Representatives from Washington D.C.-based non-governmental organizations gathered at the International Fund for Animal Read more »
Animal Action Week winners with Queen guitarist Brian May, IFAW UK Director Robb
23rd October 2012 by Robbie Marsland
There is always a certain amount of stress and pressure as the International Fund for Animal Welfare UK office finalises 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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