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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 »
The paths of six dolphins tracked using special satellite tags.
22nd February 2012 Katie Moore
Last week, I participated in a conference call with the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Read more »
Wildlife parts promoted as “investment” in China raises alarms
22nd February 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
The International Police Organization (INTERPOL) convened a series of meetings with law enforcement chiefs and officers from Read more »
Whale protection: Noise pollution from oil and gas exploration is on the increas
21st February 2012 Isabel McCrea
Earlier this month, scientists released information on an unplanned finding of a long running study they were conducting on Read more »
Importing wild-caught macaques is cruel, unnecessary and against policy
20th February 2012 Isabel McCrea
Since 2000, Australia has imported at least 264 pigtail macaques from Indonesia for research and there is evidence that some Read more »
Cameroon's elephants: A new status for Bouba Njida - National Park or Elephant G
19th February 2012 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
It’s midnight in Brazzaville where I’ve been living for the past few days, preparing for a workshop the Read more »
IFAW MMRR staff and volunteers bring a dolphin for release back into the sea.
17th February 2012 Michael Booth
With so many questions about the stranding numbers and more than 100 news outlets providing coverage of our amazing Marine Read more »
Bear rehab team gets its collar back from Sange
17th February 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
Last week, the Centre for Bear Rehabilitation and Conservation team, including vet Dr. Jahan Ahmed and animal keepers, Read more »
26th June 2015
In total, 16 bears are calling IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Center in Russia home until their release in the fall. Meet Watch Video »
25th June 2015
Nothing beats seeing an African penguin take to the waves after weeks of care following an oiling incident. All the work to Watch Video »
23rd June 2015
The following report was filed by Dr Bhaskar Choudhury, Head Veterinarian at IFAW-WTI's Centre for Wildlife Watch Video »
16th June 2015
Kind people often appear where and when you least expect them. Our animal welfare technician was driving his regular Watch Video »
10th June 2015
Watch as Vesnushka and Elka, two rehabilitated orphaned bears, find freedom once again. This short video shot exclusively Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
Earlier this month IFAW Southern Africa’s “Twinnings” educational theatre project took to the boards in Watch Video »
26th May 2015
Thanks to four camera traps IFAW had donated to the Khingan Nature Reserve, we now have footage of Ilona the tigress that Watch Video »
15th May 2015
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Watch Video »
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az
1st July 2015
A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world’s remaining Asian elephants – thought to number only 35,000 – 45,000. Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the pop Read more »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29th June 2015
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale. Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whalin Read more »
26th June 2015
(Sydney, 26 June, 2015)  On National Whale Day, new polling by IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) reveals only 17 percent of Australians believe the Abbott Government is doing enough to prevent the return of Japanese whaling in the Read more »
25th June 2015
(Sydney, 25 June, 2015) A petition signed by over 17,000 concerned citizens was presented to the NSW Parliament today, urging the State government to find an alternative koala-friendly route for the Pacific Highway upgrade from Broadwater to Ballina. Read more »
International scientists and the Australian public say NO to Japan’s new whaling
19th June 2015
In the latest blow to Japan’s hopes to start whaling again, scientists from the majority of countries represented on the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee have stated Japan does not need to kill whales for Read more »
U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square
19th June 2015
USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S Read more »
IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy
17th June 2015
Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Philanthropy. In this role, he will direct global giving across the organization, maintaining IFAW’s base of 1.9 million suppor Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
15th June 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, June 19 alongside conservation leaders including International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The event, which is intended to r Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12th June 2015
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Read more »
IFAW FY2016 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2016 board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. r Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
World of Animals Issue 21
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
IFAW Blue whales and seismic surveying in Australia
This analysis looks at the scale of seismic testing by the offshore oil and gas industry in important blue whale habitat in A Read more »
IFAW Australia fails blue whales
A moratorium on sismic testing for oil and gas should be declared in areas critical to blue whales. Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
IFAW Proposal Asian Big Cats
12th February 2013 by
• The document provides draft Decisions contained in Annex 1 and proposed amendments to Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. Read more »
IFAW Proposal for shark conservation
12th February 2013 by
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
12th February 2013 by
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
12th February 2013 by
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
12th February 2013 by
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
12th February 2013 by
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
12th February 2013 by
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
12th February 2013 by
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral Read more »
Image source: Geograph.co.uk
11th February 2013 by Azzedine Downes
I have just returned from a week-long trip to Beijing where International Fund for Animal Welfare staff met with government 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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