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22nd December 2014 Corrie Rabbe
The holiday season is a busy time for a lot of households, and the mix of festivities, kids and dogs can be stressful Read more »
Warming temperatures have already devastated thousands of species, including wal
16th December 2014 Peter LaFontaine
Normally, you hate to hear people describe their disaster prevention plans as “modest,” “shaky,” or Read more »
The author in Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan with ‘Sweetie’ the dog.
10th December 2014 Jennifer Gardner
A powerful storm that stirred up fear and emotions has finally exited the Philippines. While officials are still busy Read more »
34 baby elephants were captured by the Zimbabwe government for export.
10th December 2014 Azzedine Downes
The Zimbabwe government’s capture and export of allegedly 34 baby elephants not only poses grave threats to the very Read more »
9th December 2014 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
A 3 month-old baby rhino that was found critically injured near someone’s home in Northeast India was rescued by IFAW Read more »
Wildlife trade report presented jointly with the Russian Federation Enviornment
4th December 2014 Anna Filippova
Recently IFAW Russia presented a report jointly with the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, the report Read more »
Odessa, Olivia and Oliver.
3rd December 2014 Erika Flores
A few weeks ago, a friend and I were driving on the highway when a white, medium-sized dog wandered into the middle of the Read more »
2nd December 2014 Sarah Davies
> This #GivingTuesday, Sarah Davies from partner Game Rangers International gives us an update on their patient, Suni, an Read more »
Bindi Slater (right) and Cooper Cronk (left)
2nd December 2014 Casey Samaeli
My two beautiful dogs, Bindi Slater and Cooper Cronk are inseparable.  But it hasn’t always been that way. Take a Read more »
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 »
26th June 2012
This video captures some of the tourists who were approached during the “Meet Us Don’t Eat Us” campaign Watch Video »
29th November 2013
We welcome the launch of a unique smartphone application created solely to help save the lives of injured or orphaned wildlife in NSW.   Designed in collaboration with IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) and the NWC (NS Read more »
Scottish university criticised for supporting Iceland’s cruel whaling programme
25th November 2013
The University of Aberdeen is being urged to publicly sever links with Iceland’s whaling programme after its researchers analysed data from whales harpooned in Iceland under the guise of ‘scientific whaling’. The International Fund Read more »
Animal Welfare Not a Trade Barrier says WTO in EU Seal Case
25th November 2013
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) today released its first panel ruling on animal welfare in the trade dispute between  Canada and Norway challenging the European Union regulation forbidding the placing on the market of seal products derived fr Read more »
The EU Seal Products Ban and the Challenge at the WTO – Ruling of the WTO Panel
21st November 2013
On February 18, 2012, Canada and Norway challenged the European Union’s seal products trade restrictions at the World Trade Organization (WTO). On Monday, November 25, 2013 the WTO panel in Geneva is expected to make its ruling on the challenge Read more »
Roaring with Disapproval for Lion Meat at M. Wells Steakhouse
20th November 2013
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the opening of M. Wells Steakhouse and the possibility of the inclusion of lion meat on the menu:  “A Read more »
IFAW kickstarts vaccination campaign  and food relief for animals in the Philipp
18th November 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), working alongside the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), has started a vaccination campaign for Typhoon-stricken animals in Leyte and Samar islands.   A team composed of  IFAW and PAW Read more »
15th November 2013
The European Union’s 7th Environmental Action Plan, also known as a General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020, was approved today by the EU Council. The theme of the plan is ‘living well, within the limits of our planet’. A Read more »
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14th November 2013
Several tons of elephant ivory have been found concealed in a freight container on the island of Zanzibar. The seizure was made on Tuesday According to reports, the ivory was stuffed into plastic sacks containing sea shells – each weighing 50 k Read more »
U.S. Ivory Crush
14th November 2013
IFAW Statement:  Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) RE:  U.S. Ivory Crush “The U.S. government’s movement to destroy nearly six tons of African and Asian elephan Read more »
Rescuing Animals in Crisis
At IFAW we believe that when tragedy strikes, we have a duty to step in and alleviate animal suffering. We rescue individual Read more »
Ending Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt
Our first campaign, in 1969, was in protest of the Canadian seal hunt. By the 1980s, our work, and the outrage of millions of Read more »
Saving Lions from Trophy Hunting
Lions are in peril as never before due to growing human populations and corresponding habitat loss, loss of prey species, hum Read more »
Helping Dogs and Cats in North American Native Communities
In the Navajo Nation, a vast Native American homeland in the south-western United States, poverty and hardship mean that owne Read more »
Working for a Better World for Pets and Owners
For people on the breadline in Germany, it can be hard looking after a beloved pet. Owners struggle to afford food for themse Read more »
Protecting the Last Wild Tigers
If current trends persist – in poaching, loss of tiger habitat and prey species and demand for tiger parts – tige Read more »
Protecting the Western Gray Whales’ Fragile Habitat
The future of the Western Gray whale hangs in the balance, with fewer than 30 breeding-age females left in the world’s Read more »
Protecting the Sea’s Most Majestic Animal
At IFAW, we want to see a world where whales live free from human threats, with their future safeguarded for generations to c Read more »
Looking Out for Whalesharks after environmental disaster
Whale sharks do most of their feeding on the surface of the ocean, which means oil spills like the BP Gulf of Mexico disaster Read more »
13th February 2015 by Azzedine Downes
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A koala settled in for a little nap. Photo: Friends of the Koala
12th February 2015 by Josey Sharrad
It’s been a busy start to the year in koala world. When bushfires threatened, you answered the call and got out your Read more »
Charles Darwin – “The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute
12th February 2015 by Nancy Barr
On 12 February 1809, Charles Darwin was born in Shropshire, England. An animal and nature lover, Darwin is one of the world Read more »
Thank you to our rescuers. Their efforts made the difference for 21 animals.
11th February 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
I truly enjoy when I see that the community in which we are working is improving the way they deal with dog and cat issues. Read more »
11th February 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Read more »
Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants
11th February 2015 by
– Groups say uplisting species under Endangered Species Act is important tool to fight ivory trade – Today, a Read more »
Malawi Floods – IFAW Relief Effort to Save Thousands of  Stranded Animals
10th February 2015 by
A relief effort to save thousands of farm and companion animals stranded by extreme flooding in cyclone ravaged Malawi, Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
10th February 2015 by
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The team members of Raksha rescued over 270 birds at their makeshift camps.
9th February 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
    Each year from January 14-16, the skyline in Ahmedabad comes alive with thousands of multi-colored kites 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.

Patrick Ramage, Global Whale Program Director on takepart.com: “The independent panel is publically saying there’s no scientific justification for continuing to kill whales,”- read more.

 

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