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IFAW vets care for a golden eagle, as they would any other patient, at the Beiji
20th March 2012 Kati Loeffler
A green wooden box emerged from the parting of coats and legs, cameras, tripods, microphones. From within came silence. Too Read more »
Spotlight Africa: As with humans, turning 50 is a big deal for elephant matriarc
19th March 2012 Vicki Fishlock
In the terrible 2009 drought that precipitated our collaboration with the International Fund for Animal Welfare to begin our Read more »
All around the world, people are speaking out against cruel seal hunts on the In
15th March 2012 Sheryl Fink
As the International Day of Action for Seals is upon us, this is a perfect time to reflect on the current realities of the Read more »
Donald Trump Jr. holds the tail of an elephant he presumably had just killed.
14th March 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
I was horrified to see the pictures just released of Donald Trump Jr. and his brother Eric taken from an African safari the Read more »
Japan's Imperial Palace in downtown Tokyo.
13th March 2012 Patrick Ramage
Wading through the past week’s non-stop media commemorations of 3/11 -- a devastating day that changed both the Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Case File - The killing of Amur tigers
12th March 2012 Anna Fillipova
In 2008, Russia’s Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service (Rosprirodnadzor) toughened the penalties Read more »
Cameroon’s elephants: weep not too long, we need you to act.
9th March 2012 Azzedine Downes
Faceless poachers and faceless elephants. One group scurrying away with their bloodied tusks, hoping to sell their grim Read more »
Slideshow: Maju and Raja, two young rhinos about to be relocated in India
9th March 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
The above slideshow contains photos of Maju and Raja, two young rhinos who were rehabilitated at the International Read more »
UPDATE: Mass dolphin stranding event has officially ended, yet strandings contin
8th March 2012 Michael Booth
The mass stranding event of common dolphins in Cape Cod that started in January 12, 2012 officially 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 »
25th June 2014
Watch as four adorable pups are welcomed to Kitchener, in Southern Canada, on the first step of their journey to their 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 »
10th May 2006
“While we applaud the Hong Kong, Province of China customs officers who made this discovery,” said Dr. Joth Singh, Director of Wildlife and Habitat Protection with IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.or Read more »
24th April 2006
The elephants have been taken to the training facility of Elephants For Africa Forever (EFAF), a centre which notoriously supplies “tamed and trained” elephants to elephant-back safari tourism operations throughout South Africa. Permit Read more »
18th April 2006
On Friday, April 14, 2006 Japan's whaling fleet returned from the Southern Ocean with a record 863 whales, including 853 minke whales and 10 critically endangered fin whales. This is nearly double Japan's kill in these same waters last year. "The Read more »
18th April 2006
Under the new law, exhibitors will be required to have a USDA license and will be held to state regulations including $250,000 in liability insurance and a strict no-contact policy between members of the public and these dangerous, wild animals. Read more »
12th April 2006
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has already demonstrated their inability to manage this hunt this year, with the Gulf of St. Lawrence component going almost 20 percent over the quota set by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). Ther Read more »
28th March 2006
Tibetan antelope, also called chiru, inhabit the high plateaus of western China. A century ago, more than one million Tibetan antelope roamed China and India. Today, the population has dropped below 75,000 due to the demand for its fur, which is u Read more »
27th March 2006
Meeting in London this week the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), a regulatory body of the International Marine Organisation (IMO), approved a 1,500 kilometre long, 35 to 135 nautical miles wide length of coastline, a “Special Are Read more »
24th March 2006
“There is almost no ice out here,” IFAW’s Canada director Olivier Bonnet said today, after flying over the region to assess the situation. “There are also very few seals to be seen this year. Everyone is asking, where are th Read more »
24th March 2006
Canada has allowed nearly a million seals to be killed over the past three years, the largest hunt of marine mammals in the world. This year’s government quota is 325,000 seals, one of the highest since the hunt began. Canada’s seal hu 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 »
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 »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
A harpoon on the bow of a Japanese whaling ship.
6th December 2012 by Matt Collis
It’s been a busy few weeks in the world of whaling. In a victory for good science and people power, it appears the Read more »
US Fish and Wildlife Service is launching a new week-long campaign, “Follow the
5th December 2012 by Jeffrey Flocken
Fish and Wildlife Service is launching a new week-long campaign, “Follow the Polar Bear” to highlight USFWS Read more »
Republic of Korea praised for rejecting cruel whaling plans
5th December 2012 by
The Republic of Korea has abandoned its plans to resume whaling, following international outcry. Tens of thousands of people Read more »
Zak & Mika in their former enclosure.
3rd December 2012 by Sheryl Fink
In September 2012, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s seal team sprang into action to help two captive seals Read more »
3rd December 2012 by Dr. Ian Robinson
Following the success of the 21st International Conference on Bear Research and Management held last week in Delhi, today Read more »
IFAW Joins U.S. State Department on Wildlife Conservation Day
3rd December 2012 by
Promoting the conservation and protection of endangered species, the U.S. State Department has declared December 4, Wildlife Read more »
One of the Bellavista dogs in its cage in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
30th November 2012 by Joaquin de la Torre
Erika Flores and I met with the municipality of Playa del Carmen two months ago to address operational problems at the Read more »
New EU Environment Action Programme neglects wildlife in crisis
29th November 2012 by
The new Environment Action Programme adopted today is a clear signal that the environment remains a priority for the Read more »
German Government Commits to Enhancing Elephant Protection
29th November 2012 by
Today the German Bundestag voted by a large majority in favor of a cross-party resolution for improving the protection of 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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