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Are the Government systems designed to protect our whales, failing them?
17th September 2012 Matt Collis
Last week it was announced that the Department of Environment has ticked the last box which will allow a Singapore-based Read more »
The African Elephant Coalition members are determined to achieve a better future
17th September 2012 Satyen Sinha
Ouagadougou, is a place not many people would have heard of before. At first sight one may even struggle to know how to Read more »
The giant bear in question.
14th September 2012 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
An whale entangled with fishing gear seen on its tail.
12th September 2012 Sharon Livermore
Recently we’ve seen an increase in reports of humpback whale rescues due to entanglement in commercial fishing nets Read more »
Caboodle Ranch cat adoption, an amazing display of warmth and understanding
11th September 2012 Jennifer Gardner
Entering the shelter that has been caring for nearly 700 cats since the end of February was a moving experience.  The Read more »
Encouraging Korea to conserve whales
11th September 2012 Patrick Ramage
Co-workers at the International Fund for Animal Welfare do a double-take when my friend and colleague Christine Jones calls Read more »
The value of the life of an animal is not self-evident to all
10th September 2012 Azzedine Downes
When it comes right down to it, our job at the International Fund for Animal Welfare is to save the lives of animals.  Read more »
Queen guitarist Brian May and IFAW's Freddie the Fox at the UK Wildlife Rocks.
10th September 2012 Clare Sterling
A cathedral full of Queen fans and animal welfare supporters can mean only one thing – an event staged by legendary Read more »
IUCN World Conservation Congress: a challenge on valuing nature, for what it’s w
7th September 2012 Sheryl Fink
From September 6-15, the IUCN World Conservation Congress is taking place in Jeju, South Korea. This congress takes place Read more »
15th April 2016
An orphaned female tiger cub found in the Russian Far East, and now rehabilitating at PRNCO “Tiger Center”, has Watch Video »
8th April 2016
Update: Royal visit a delight all around! Yesterday, we were lucky to have nice weather as the Duke and Duchess of Watch Video »
7th April 2016
They may not be as obvious – where dogs come to investigate, cats scarper – but cats are as much part of the Watch Video »
25th March 2016
Two and a half months after being admitted to the Russian Far East tiger rehabilitation center called PRNCO "Tiger Watch Video »
It’s time to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. No one wants products from dead seals — 35 countries have Watch Video »
14th March 2016
Blacky was found in the street searching for food by a local rescuer. The woman who found him had experience rescuing dogs Watch Video »
14th March 2016
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Watch Video »
9th March 2016
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Watch Video »
2nd March 2016
On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world Watch Video »
Largest ivory crush ever in Kenya
30th April 2016
Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn – the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world. “It is a massive quanti Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
26th April 2016
Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. So far, Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year’s quota allowed whalers to harpoo Read more »
Ivory Seized in Nairobi
31st March 2016
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Canine Unit on Tuesday seized 64.12 kilograms of ivory at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The seizure was in transit from Mozambique to Bangkok. KWS said investigations are underway to determine the so Read more »
Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian
24th March 2016
Japan’s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume its illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean. According to media reports, the Japanese government announced that the Read more »
China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings.
23rd March 2016
Yesterday, China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) took effect in 1975 and African elephant ivory acquired as Read more »
Malawi – Funding Enables Massive Strike Back against Illegal Wildlife Trade
15th March 2016
The fight to win the war on wildlife crime in Southern Africa has been given a massive boost in Malawi thanks to an initiative supported by the UK Government through the IWT Challenge Fund. Malawi has been identified as a major ivory trafficking hots Read more »
Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity
14th March 2016
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers tasked with tackling wildlife trafficking begins in Entebbe, Uganda today. The training workshop is hosted by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and the Uganda Wildlife Authori Read more »
Malawi Burns 2.6 Tonnes of Ivory
14th March 2016
Malawi burned 2.6 tonnes of illicit ivory this morning. The ivory, comprising 781 elephant tusks, had been seized from ivory traffickers in Mzuzu, the capital of Malawi’s Northern Region in 2013. In sentencing the traffickers in July 2015 the H Read more »
IFAW brings together unlikely suspects to fight wildlife crime
11th March 2016
As part of its tenBoma initiative, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) sponsored a Congressional Forum to examine concrete intelligence-driven approaches to dismantle criminal networks involved in the illicit killing and traffi Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
World of Animals Issue 23
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 23 Read more »
IFAW Second Sydney Panel Summary
by rbartlett
The Second Sydney Panel of Independent Experts was asked to consider the legality of Japan's proposed new "scientifi Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
by jhart@ifaw.org
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Striped dolphin breaching at sunset
16th August 2013 by Conor Ryan
After completing an intensive search of the northern Aegean Sea for harbour porpoises, the International Fund for Animal Read more »
The western gray whale (WGW) expedition is a team of scientists from Russia and
15th August 2013 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
There is a new breed of scientist on the block.
14th August 2013 by Jordi Casamitjana
There is a new breed of scientist on the block. We already have zoologists, vets, geneticists, biologists…but how do Read more »
Little known story of a beloved IFAW-WTI animal keeper, Ontai
14th August 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
Here is a post I thought you may enjoy; a story of one of our animal keepers - Ontai (Maheshwar Basumatary) in Read more »
Flood-stricken animals in Pakistan need your immediate help
13th August 2013 by Shannon Walajtys
I click on the photos sent to me each day and all I see are water-logged fields stretching out to a distance and hungry eyes Read more »
left to right – IFAW science team Bec Wellard, Sharon Livermore and Miriam Romag
12th August 2013 by Sharon Livermore
Today I’m blogging from Kangaroo Island.  I’m here to take part in Science Week and am delighted to be Read more »
IFAWs HCD workshop gives individuals the opportunity to air their personal conce
12th August 2013 by Hanna Lentz
You can’t walk a block in Puerto Natales without seeing a dog...or five. The dogs are everywhere, and especially in a Read more »
Let’s stay optimistic as we pursue our conservation goals, but at the same time
12th August 2013 by Jason Bell
Today is World Elephant Day: and time is ticking by for Africa’s elephants.  This presents an opportunity to Read more »
IFAW Kangaroo Island whale and dolphin research survey
12th August 2013 by rbartlett
This autumn, in a first for the eastern Great Australian Bight, IFAW conducted the first systematic boat-based survey to Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  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.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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