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3rd June 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
A Canadian harp seal pup on the ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. c. IFAW
3rd June 2014 Sheryl Fink
Now that the excitement has settled, I thought it would be good to reflect on the recent ruling by the WTO Appellate Body, Read more »
Helping to protect whales from the threat of whaling
30th May 2014 Matt Collis
The past couple of months have been a series of ups and downs for me and my colleagues, both within IFAW and at other marine Read more »
Next stage in orphan elephant release programme complete
29th May 2014 Sarah Davies
The Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) of Game Rangers International (GRI) has grown rapidly in the past six years, from Read more »
29th May 2014 Shannon Walajtys
So when my International Fund for Animal Welfare colleague Jennifer Gardner and I aren’t flying off to the latest Read more »
Wildlife trade bans work, if they are not sabotaged
29th May 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
May 29th 1993 was a day that gave tigers and rhinos some much-needed reprieve. On that day, China’s State Council Read more »
UK Director Robbie Marsland gives lecture about IFAW's work in Iceland
28th May 2014 Robbie Marsland
The Geographical Society of Russia is more than one hundred years old and has recently been given a new lease on life by Read more »
5 Instagram photos from our efforts for animals around the world
28th May 2014 J.C. Bouvier
#Animals? We've got those. Below are just a few highlights from recent IFAW program efforts from around the world. Be Read more »
28th May 2014 Hanna Lentz
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Read more »
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 »
In this brief video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, an overview of the week's work along with Watch Video »
3rd July 2012
If you are quiet here, you can hear only the wind and birdsongs; no cars, no people, no trains, no planes. But such feeling Watch Video »
3rd July 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Whale Program Director, Patrick Ramage, gives a brief summary of the South Watch Video »
2nd July 2012
As I and other members of Team IFAW and government delegates from dozens of member countries migrate to Panama City, Panama Watch Video »
29th June 2012
About 30 customs officials, border police and wildlife law enforcement agents from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Watch Video »
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15th September 2014
Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and Read more »
Important Day for Sharks as New Protection  Measures go into Action
14th September 2014
Conservationists have called for 14th September to be declared World Shark Day, as a landmark decision to better protect sharks goes into action today. It is estimated that up to 100-million sharks are killed each year for the voracious shark fin tra Read more »
Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International
12th September 2014
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Protecting elephants to benefit people
3rd September 2014
A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya’s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatib Read more »
New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa
28th August 2014
The earth’s largest land mammal is in crisis – on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. A new article published in the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources & Environment journal explores the int Read more »
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26th August 2014
A unique conservation education partnership launched to great excitement at Liwonde National Park, Malawi today with hopes high the initiative will have a significant impact on improving school success rates in local communities who live daily with w Read more »
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26th August 2014
August 26th is World Dog Day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and dogs. Dogs have lived with humans for thousands of years as our companions, guardians of our homes, and assistants in our work and daily lives. Science is increasingly de Read more »
World elephant day graphic
12th August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
Bidding Against Survival report
12th August 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today – World Elephant Day – published a new investigative report finding that the auction industry does not have the safeguards in place to protect elephants. Although many in Read more »
World of Animals Issue 19 Read more »
Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi 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 »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
20th June 2014 by
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Yulin summer solstice celebrations may serve dog meat, killing about 10,000 dogs
19th June 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
It has become a tradition—not an ancient tradition, but an economic boost of sorts—for locals in southwest China Read more »
Sad National Day in Iceland as first harpooned fin whale of the season comes ash
18th June 2014 by Sigursteinn Masson
Just before 3.30pm on Tuesday one of two operational whaling boats belonging to Iceland’s lone fin whaler, Mr. Read more »
Spotlight India: The visiting dove
16th June 2014 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
She is not an earlier enlisted inmate and not a regular visitor like the wild gibbon which comes every day to meet his Read more »
Hvalur 9, one of Iceland's whaling boats, commences the whale hunting season.
16th June 2014 by Sigursteinn Masson
The Icelandic Minister of Fisheries was on the National Radio of Iceland this morning rebuking the United States’ Read more »
Is nothing sacred? Tasmania’s World Heritage forest in peril
13th June 2014 by Josey Sharrad
Is nothing sacred? Now the government wants to strip our precious ancient Tasmanian rainforest of its World Heritage status Read more »
Two elephant calves, delivered in good order, join a new family in Zambia
13th June 2014 by Christina Pretorius
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Visit the album on our Flickr page. ~~~ The invoice book read: “Two elephants Read more »
We need more international support for the protection of sharks and rays
13th June 2014 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
I've just come back from the Sharks International Conference, the world's biggest scientific conference on sharks Read more »
Participants of IFAW's ERN workshop in the Phillipines.
12th June 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
When the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) holds an Emergency Relief Network (ERN) workshop we like to make it 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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