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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 »
21st July 2014 Dörte von der Reith
Elephants don’t have much to laugh about these days. And it’s our fault as humans. During the last couple 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 »
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 »
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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 »
10th May 2014
For Mother’s Day, IFAW is sharing some video of mothers and young of the species we protect. --ED When you’re Watch Video »
7th April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
25th February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
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Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28th July 2014
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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Click to delete - ENDANGERED WILDLIFE FOR SALE IN NEW ZEALAND
21st May 2014 by
Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, dru Read more »
Click to delete - AUSTRALIAN WEBSITES SELLING ENDANGERED WILDLIFE
20th May 2014 by
Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, dru Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
8th April 2014 by
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
24th March 2014 by
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
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Good news from China on busting illegal ivory dealers
8th August 2012 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Based on information IFAW provided about the rampant illegal trade of ivory on the markets, China’s Forestry Read more »
The protection of elephants is still at an impasse at CITES meeting
4th August 2012 by Paul Todd
The 62nd Meeting of the CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Standing Read more »
Every piece of ivory comes from a dead elephant.
3rd August 2012 by Matt Collis
I am a big fan of internationalism and watching the recent opening ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics reminded me Read more »
Dhara has passed away
1st August 2012 by Dr. Ian Robinson
Dhara, the elephant calf, was less than a year old. She was found alone, orphaned during the severe monsoon floods that hit Read more »
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