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Animal welfare education goes online at Edinburgh University
30th April 2014 Azzedine Downes
While you probably know about Animal Action Education, our 21-year-old, rapidly expanding program geared to youth in more Read more »
© IFAW/J.Gardner. Caption: A crowded temporary shelter set up to receive injured
29th April 2014 Jennifer Gardner
In Valparaiso, Chile, picturesque communities built on steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean live up to the city Read more »
Despite their misfortunes, two orphaned rhinos form a bond in India
25th April 2014 Nizira Borgoyari
Two years ago, on the eve of Bihu (festival of harvest and New Year for people of Assam) in April, the International Fund Read more »
Chinese legislature moves to criminalize buying and consumption of endangered an
24th April 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
According to a new bill presented to the standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) this week, eating Read more »
23rd April 2014 Kate Nattrass Atema
BAWA videographer Adithio Noviello produced an outstanding video “From the Trash Dump to Place of Honour,”, Read more »
Traditional Assamese New Year brings new opportunity for orphaned bears in India
22nd April 2014 Nizira Borgoyari
Festive occasions for people are not always good times for wildlife in some parts of Assam, with miscreants breaking into Read more »
Spotlight India: Four elephants settle into their new home in Manas
18th April 2014 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
UPDATE: 4.23.14:  Phillip Dev, the adorable baby jumbo of the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center elephant family arrived to Read more »
Reflections on National Youth Week
17th April 2014 Rachel Guo
National Youth Week (NYW) is the largest celebration of young people in Australia. This year, more than 200,000 young people Read more »
The bad ship Alma
16th April 2014 Robbie Marsland
Kristján Loftsson is a whaler in Iceland. Or rather, he’s the whaler in Iceland. It’s been interesting Read more »
15th August 2012
If you wanted to ask an elephant a question, how would you go about it? One way would be to record an elephant’s call Watch Video »
26th July 2012
I had the privilege of spending a week working with the Sarasota Dolphin Research Project in Sarasota, Florida last week. Watch Video »
31st July 2012
When the rains came after the 2009 drought in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, the vegetation grew and the elephant Watch Video »
27th July 2012
My fascination with elephants goes back as far as I can remember. To become a research associate studying Amboseli’s Watch Video »
17th July 2012
It’s time for our cubs to abandon the little lair-homes that served as their shelters during the initial months of Watch Video »
16th July 2012
In 2012, INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare teamed up to execute Operation WORTHY, an law enforcement Watch Video »
10th July 2012
Elephants are a keystone species that play a vital role in maintaining the biodiversity in the areas where they range. Watch Video »
12th July 2012
I’ve mentioned before how important it is to understand that elephants are individuals, as different from one another Watch Video »
4th July 2012
It was good to see day three start off with continuing good discussions on the welfare of whales.  This included a Watch Video »
IFAW-WTI animal rescue teams reach cyclone-stricken area in India
15th October 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) have dispatched a rescue team to provide emergency relief to animals affected by the super cyclone Phailin that saw the largest evacuation drive in the country. With n Read more »
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10th October 2013
It has been a bloody few weeks for elephants, following the seizure of nearly seven tons of ivory since the end of September in Kenya, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Today, Kenya officials said they had yesterday made a second bust of two tons of ivory in un Read more »
EU Parliament votes to protect marine life from excessive underwater noise
9th October 2013
Conservationists welcome today's vote in the European Parliament to make underwater sonar oil exploration subject to Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), as a significant step to reduce marine noise pollution. Reviewing legislation for EIAs (2 Read more »
Ivory Seizure in Hong Kong
3rd October 2013
Hong Kong has seized 189 ivory tusks, weighing 769 kgs, officials there have announced. The ivory was shipped from Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, in containers declared as holding “soya” said local officials and was part of an Read more »
IFAW joins top NGO's in Announcing $80M Clinton Global Initiative  Commitment to
26th September 2013
Conservation groups announced today a three-year $80 million Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action that will bring together NGOs, governments, and concerned citizens to stop the slaughter of Africa’s elephants, which are being de Read more »
Whale Mass Stranding  Attributed to Sonar Mapping For First Time
25th September 2013
An independent scientific review panel has concluded that the mass stranding of approximately 100 melon-headed whales in the Loza Lagoon system in northwest Madagascar in 2008 was primarily triggered by acoustic stimuli, more specifically, a multi-be Read more »
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24th September 2013
The US Government today called on the international community to destroy all stocks of illegal and confiscated elephant ivory. The US will be destroying its own ivory stockpile on October 8, 2013, as a powerful symbol that ivory trinkets have no valu Read more »
Clinton Global Initiative Commitment recognizes there’s no such thing as a ‘dog
23rd September 2013
Today IFAW (www.ifaw.org) announced the establishment of its approach to helping communities living in fear or risk of attacks or health threats from roaming dogs as a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action at the CGI Annual Meeting in New Yo Read more »
Malawi Fish Farm Project Saves Lives, Protects Wildlife
17th September 2013
The launch of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm, near Liwonde National Park, uniquely links the need for animal welfare with that of humans. The fish farm is also expected to reduce poaching pressure on Malawi’s premier tourism attraction, whe Read more »
Turning the Tide
The campaign to save Vhali, the Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) in Gujarat Read more »
Walking the Bears
Rehabilitation of Asiatic black bears in Arunachal Pradesh Read more »
Annual Report FY11
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Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study Read more »
Emergency Relief for Animals
Extending a Lifeline - Elephants orphaned by conflict, penguins affected by climate change, dogs and cats stranded after disa Read more »
Combating Threats to Elephants
IFAW is working with governments, customs officers and rangers to protect wildlife from poaching and illegal wildlife trade. Read more »
Stopping Private Ownership of Captive Big Cats
Some 10,000 to 20,000 big cats are kept captive by private owners in the U.S. The exact number is a mystery because there are Read more »
In 2011 and into the following year, Canada's Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans undertook a review of pro Read more »
Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Fact Sheet
Cape Cod is one of only a few places in the world where multiple whales and dolphins frequently beach themselves. These mass Read more »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22nd May 2014 by
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014 by
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Read more »
eBay and Gumtree endangered wildlife bans being flouted
21st May 2014 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today launched Click to Delete, a report that exposes the widespread sale Read more »
Click to delete - ENDANGERED WILDLIFE FOR SALE IN NEW ZEALAND
21st May 2014 by
Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, Read more »
Click to Delete – how online marketplaces are being used to sell endangered wild
20th May 2014 by Isabel McCrea
The internet can be a great thing, bringing us closer, exchanging info; it’s letting me share my thoughts with you now Read more »
Click to delete - AUSTRALIAN WEBSITES SELLING ENDANGERED WILDLIFE
20th May 2014 by
Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, Read more »
19th May 2014 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Read more »
A Bosnian soldier with puppies he rescued from the flood waters.
19th May 2014 by Katie Moore
Last week Bosnia was hit by the worst rainfall since 1894, when record-keeping began and devastating floods have now Read more »
In Hong Kong, we know burning ivory will help to save elephants
15th May 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
As Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of China, starts the process to incinerate its entire 30-tonne ivory stockpile 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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