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9 ICJ whale ruling questions answered: Will Japan abide by the judgement?
15th April 2014 Matt Collis
Japan's spokesperson addresses the media after the World Court decision pic.twitter.com/4TECt1P0AP — Patrick R. Read more »
14th April 2014 Sheryl Fink
In Newfoundland and Labrador, the commercial seal hunt is a thing of legend. It’s a very important part of the Read more »
Shh…! Shipping set to become quieter. The outside of the International Maritime
11th April 2014 Vassili Papastavrou
There is a chance that the oceans could soon become a quieter place for whales. The International Maritime Organization (IMO Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Saving endangered African wildlife by reducing illegal wildlife traff
11th April 2014 Mike Cadman
One recent Friday afternoon volleys of shots reverberated through the hot Miombo woodlands of the vast Kafue National Park Read more »
Spotlight Mexico: Lola the dog and her pups find safe haven in foster care
10th April 2014 Erika Flores
She was spotted in the parking lot of a big grocery store; big belly showed she was in a very advanced pregnancy state. We Read more »
Why South Africa should not legalize rhino horn
10th April 2014 Jason Bell
All arguments in support of regulated trade in rhino horn are theoretical at best, with highly questionable predictions Read more »
Belgium’s elephant ivory crush will create ripples throughout Europe
9th April 2014 Azzedine Downes
Worldwide momentum is building, with the Belgian government the latest to heed our call to destroy stockpiles of confiscated Read more »
The small herd of orphan elephants are scheduled to move To Manas National Park
9th April 2014 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
The countdown has started. The IFAW-WTI team is busy making last minute arrangements for the most memorable “Jumbo Read more »
Removing deadly snares, a threat to tigers and their prey
8th April 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
Over three months, 100 separate patrols took to the forests in Hunchun, China’s North East, a region bordering Russia Read more »
This companion video is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Elephants, Watch Video »
In this video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, a collection of IFAW senior staff and our CEO Fred O Watch Video »
IFAW's President and CEO, Fred O'Regan, gives his thoughts about the upcoming International Tiger Forum in St. Watch Video »
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 »
archive photo © IFAW/a.dintino
20th March 2013
Protection for elephants, or just an elaborate sham? That’s the question being asked after trucks transporting four young elephants were intercepted while transferring the calves to a “rehabilitation” centre last week. According to Read more »
Killing Spree Slaughters 86 Elephants in Chad
18th March 2013
Poachers in Chad have slaughtered 86 elephants, including 33 pregnant females, in less than a week. The elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory hacked out. It is the worst killing spree of elephants since early 20 Read more »
Jaws of Victory at CITES
14th March 2013
IFAW celebrated the historic decision today by the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give greater protection to sharks. “This is a trem Read more »
Incremental Steps Lead to Leap in Wildlife Conservation at 16th CITES Conference
14th March 2013
As the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok comes to a close, IFAW is celebrating an historic CoP that left polar bears in the cold but brought additional protection to Read more »
CITES Takes a Bite Out of Shark Fin Trade
11th March 2013
IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give greater protection to three species of hammerhead sharks, the o Read more »
Tiger Poaching rampant in Russia
8th March 2013
An unprecedented string of tiger parts confiscations and capture of orphaned tiger cubs has conservationists in the Russian Far East, home of the last Amur tigers, worried that may be wiped out. In the previous 12 months there have  been a recor Read more »
INTERPOL report shows Europe’s booming online ivory trade
7th March 2013
A report released today by INTERPOL with support from The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) revealed hundreds of ivory items conservatively valued at approximately EUR 1,450,000 for sale during a two-week period on Internet auction sites i Read more »
Polar Bears Stuffed at CITES
7th March 2013
Supported by the United States and Russia, the proposal sought to uplist the species to Appendix I, which would have effectively banned international commercial trade of polar bear parts and products. Canada, the European Union, Norway and several ot Read more »
EU Sells Out Polar Bears at CITES
5th March 2013
The EU delegation currently in Thailand at an international conference is actively derailing the polar bear’s best chance of survival. While the United States, supported by the Russian Federation, is hours away from securing vital protections t 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 »
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 »
Public Outcry Forces End to Plans for Meerendal Wine Farm Elephants
27th May 2014 by
Public outrage against the cruelty of elephant tourism, has forced Meerdendal Wine Estate in Cape Town to back down on its Read more »
Largest-ever Amur tiger release in Russia hopes to signal species return
23rd May 2014 by Michael Booth
IFAW staff on the ground in Russia were able to provide Reuters with these shots. ~~~ Precisely a year after Zolushka Read more »
Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 2)
23rd May 2014 by Azzedine Downes
After decades of campaigning, we at the International Fund for Animal Welfare have celebrated concurrent major victories Read more »
WTO affirms EU ban on seal products
22nd May 2014 by Sheryl Fink
The finding of the WTO Appellate Body is another damaging blow to the sealing industry: The EU ban on seal products can Read more »
Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 1)
22nd May 2014 by Azzedine Downes
After decades of campaigning, we at the International Fund for Animal Welfare have celebrated concurrent major victories Read more »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22nd May 2014 by
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014 by
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Read more »
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, 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, Read more »

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"IFAW column: International whaling" read IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes' article in Wildlife Extra here.

"Japanese Whaling Program Under Scrutiny Again After Country Announces Plans To Resume Hunt" IFAW's Patrick Ramage is quoted in this Huffington Post/Associated Press story

The Christian Science Monitor: "Despite severe poaching, hopeful signs on World Elephant Day" - read more

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

 

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