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16th November 2011 Matt Collis
It’s great to start the day with some good news and in the animal welfare game sadly it’s not all that common. Read more »
IFAW Song of the Whale: Saving fuel and making the best of light winds.
16th November 2011 Anna Moscrop
Six days in and we have completed two of our smaller survey blocks, the first close to the Hornsea wind farm and the second Read more »
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15th November 2011 Matt Collis
The struggle to protect the marine region of North-west Australia is turning out like a kind of twisted David and Goliath Read more »
A Balinese street dog.
14th November 2011 Kate Nattrass Atema
While in Bali, Indonesia last week, jet-setting fashionista Paris Hilton was struck by the suffering of the island’s Read more »
12th November 2011 Michael Booth
Last Monday, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescue teams assisted in an operation that rescued 175 dogs from a Read more »
Wildlife seen in a sanctuary in India.
12th November 2011 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Egypt’s Environment and Water Bodies police, the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation and the Ministry of Read more »
The Song of the Whale Dogger Team
11th November 2011 Anna Moscrop
This week the team onboard R/V Song of the Whale begin a project to survey the Dogger Bank, North Sea, for cetaceans, Read more »
9th November 2011 Matt Collis
Today we released a special report on Australia’s Last Great Whale Haven – the North West Marine Region.  Read more »
9th November 2011 Nathan Herschler
Animals introduced as pets, bait or as food sometimes escape or are purposefully released from captivity. Sometimes, those Read more »
21st July 2014
Elephants don’t have much to laugh about these days. And it’s our fault as humans. During the last couple of Watch Video »
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 »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo
23rd July 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said: 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 »
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 »
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 »
Spotlight Mexico: do you believe in destiny? "Kaab" the dog does!
27th August 2012 by Joaquin de la Torre
On August 7th I was driving back home from a massive spay and neuter campaign in Playa del Carmen, worried because Hurricane Read more »
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25th August 2012 by
American actress Kristin Bauer van Straten plays a lethal vampire on television, but is even more deadly serious in her Read more »
Marti on a Bali beach.
24th August 2012 by Kati Loeffler
This is a heart-wrenching and beautiful letter written by a woman whose lovely dog died yesterday in Bali. The dog’s Read more »
24th August 2012 by
Today Tony Abbott revealed the Coalition’s plan to a support a private member Bill that if passed will halt the Read more »
National Geographic Magazine Russia features bear rescue project
22nd August 2012 by Elena Zharkova
When I was a child, the borders of my country were closed. I grew up in the Soviet Union and only the most privileged Read more »
Treasured UK celebrity Bill Oddie.
22nd August 2012 by Robbie Marsland
I lost Bill Oddie three times in between getting out of the plane and reaching the baggage hall.  I was beginning to Read more »
In China, protecting animals beyond borders
21st August 2012 by Grace Ge Gabriel
As hundreds of flights landing and taking off at the new international airport in Kunming, Yunnan province in China, Read more »
The Indian army rescues a beautiful bear cub princess
21st August 2012 by Sashanka Barbaruah
“This is a difficult battle, this conservation. We need to address the root cause and raise awareness for people to Read more »
15th August 2012 by Vicki Fishlock
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 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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