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What the elephants know: the burden of sentience
24th July 2014 Vicki Fishlock
Most people who have met wild elephants speak of them with a sense of awe. After a brief encounter, most people will be Read more »
23rd July 2014 Sheren Shrestha
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Read more »
Despite fog,the WGW Research Team’s whale photography continues
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale (WGW) Research Team Read more »
21st July 2014 Dörte von der Reith
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Read more »
5 posts you may have missed this past month
18th July 2014 J.C. Bouvier
Teams from all over the International Fund for Animal Welfare program and project landscape have been particularly busy over Read more »
Ponchik survives last year's entanglement
17th July 2014 Anna Filippova
Here is the story of one of the gray whales we see off of northeastern Sakhalin Island, Russia. Ponchik is a very well-known Read more »
IFAW celebrates World Snake Day with this Indian trinket snake rescue story
16th July 2014 Sheren Shrestha
Today, World Snake Day, we look at a rescue unlike any other case that we had attended to. Our International Fund for Animal Read more »
Illegal elephant ivory trade was a major topic at the CITES meeting last week.
15th July 2014 Paul Todd
At the last Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) conference in 2013 Read more »
Cats: This’ll make your kitty happy
15th July 2014 Andreas Dinkelmeyer
August 8th is the global “Day of the Cat”. In order to ensure a happy co-existence of humans and cats, we are Read more »
In this video public service announcement, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the point is made that Watch Video »
IFAW's South Asia Regional Director, Vivek Menon, addresses the delegates at the International Tiger Forum in St. Watch Video »
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, we make the case for funding the rangers of Watch Video »
16th September 2011
In this short video produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Dr. Ian Robinson gives us an update on the Watch Video »
8th June 2011
Canada remains defiant in its intent to challenge the EU seal product ban at the WTO, despite the estimated $10 million Watch Video »
23rd November 2010
As you know, the tiger is in trouble. That is why we are here at the International Tiger Forum in St. Petersburg. There are Watch Video »
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21st May 2013
Dubai customs authorities have announced the seizure of 259 elephant tusks – believed to be the biggest bust yet of contraband ivory in the UAE. The tusks were seized on 1 May, 2013 during a routine x-ray inspection of a container shipped from Read more »
IFAW organizes training workshop on wildlife trafficking in Lebanon
7th May 2013
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) is organizing specialized training on prevention of wildlife trafficking and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The workshop i Read more »
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7th May 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) has condemned an apparent decision to resume the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales in Iceland. Kristjan Loftsson, the lone Icelandic whaler responsible for slaughtering 28 Read more »
Killed by their Keepers – 300 Rhino Extinct in Mozambique side of Great Limpopo
26th April 2013
Poachers, aided by game rangers, have killed every single rhino in the Mozambique section of one of Southern Africa’s most vaunted transfrontier parks. Media today report 15 rhino in Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park were killed last mon Read more »
EU Court Upholds Seal Ban
25th April 2013
The European General Court today upheld the EU trade regulation on seal products. In a strongly-worded and crystal clear decision the court dismissed any concerns that either the EU seal trade regulation, or its implementation, lacked a legal basis. Read more »
Elephant Tourism under Fire as  Handler Dies
18th April 2013
The trampling to death of an elephant handler in South Africa this week has again thrown into sharp focus the dangers of the elephant-back safari industry. On Monday an experienced handler at the Elephant Sanctuary, near Hartebeespoort Dam, North Wes Read more »
12th April 2013
  The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has welcomed the announcement last night by the International Court of Justice of hearing dates for Australia’s case against Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean. “This case has be Read more »
Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt Opens Despite No Quota, No Demand
9th April 2013
Canada’s commercial seal hunt opens off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador today, despite a lack of demand for seal products and restrictions on seal products in 34 countries. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) qu Read more »
Emergency cash sent to Cyprus to save animals threatened by starvation during fi
8th April 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has sent desperately needed emergency funds to Cyprus to help feed animals facing starvation because of the current financial crisis. Donations to Cypriot shelters have completely Read more »
Amboseli Project - IFAW picture book 2014
T he Amboseli National Park’s small size of 392 kilometres squared cannot support the ecological needs of its 1,400 ele Read more »
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation f Read more »
Protecting Whales
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
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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 »
Playa del Carmen campaign sterilizes more animals than ever before
9th September 2014 by Erika Flores
ViDAS is a US non-profit that devotes their resources and efforts toward organizing spay and neuter events twice a year in Read more »
Work with Bodoland leaders continues on Manas National Park restoration.
8th September 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
Bringing Manas National Park back to its former glory requires the cooperation of a host of stakeholders, including those in Read more »
4th September 2014 by Angelika Langen
It’s as if fate has been against Littlefoot for most of his young life. But every obstacle he’s faced has been Read more »
In Kenya, investing in a conservancy for Kitenden
4th September 2014 by Azzedine Downes
A little more than a year after I signed a lease with Olgulului/Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) landowners to protect an Read more »
The IFAW Wildlife Rescue Centre rescues rare Bengal Florican
3rd September 2014 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
This is her first ever visit and she represents a critically endangered species. The blue sky and the landscape of   Read more »
Japanese delegation at the 64th International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Panama
3rd September 2014 by Patrick Ramage
Many people around the world are as unfamiliar with Portoroz, Slovenia as they are with the important international meeting Read more »
Protecting elephants to benefit people
3rd September 2014 by
A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya’s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational Read more »
South African government strategy continues to put rhinos at risk.
2nd September 2014 by Jason Bell
We have grown weary of South Africa’s Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa’s weak argument that South Read more »
A humpback whale breaches in Hervey Bay. © IFAW/M. Collis
1st September 2014 by Matt Collis
One of the great privileges of my work is that I occasionally get to see whales in the wild. Another of the great privileges Read more »

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IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

Watch this NBC news report: After being flooded with mittens for koala bears with burnt paws, animal welfare experts are now asking the public to sew pouches for orphaned joeys. watch here.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Washington Post: "African lions are set to become the last big cat listed under the Endangered Species Act" - read more.

The New York Times spoke with IFAW Russia Director Masha Vorontsova about Kuzya the tiger's movements from Russia into China: - read more

Vice News: "New York Passes Bill That Could Limit Selfies With Tigers" - See the original article

 

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