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The lion cub in question. Image source: The Toronto Sun online.
16th December 2011 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
It was an astonishing sight: the lion cub, only 5 weeks old, was found living on a balcony in downtown Beirut. He weighed Read more »
After the third worst year for storms on record, it’s time to prepare for 2012
16th December 2011 Shannon Walajtys
UPDATED - 6.1.12 : The NOAA 2012 Hurricane Season Outlook has been released. In their 2011 Hurricane Season Summary, FEMA Read more »
A young starving harp seal pup.
15th December 2011 Sheryl Fink
Much to our surprise, French Canadian media is reporting that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has recommended a Read more »
IFAW's Patrick Ramage, Miyauchi-san and his bright young assistants.
15th December 2011 Patrick Ramage
When the Japanese accented announcement at the end your 14 hour flight calls out your name and asks you to "see the Read more »
Malaysian authorities with part of the recent 15 tonne seizure. Source: Wildlife
14th December 2011 Kelvin Alie
The recent seizure of 15 tons of elephant ivory is the largest recorded seizure in more than a decade. While congratulations Read more »
IFAW Germany is working to protect wild wolves returning to Western Poland and G
13th December 2011 Robert Kless
It’s cold. My breath is steaming and deep snow is crunching beneath my snowshoes. I’m accompanying a group of Read more »
A cat found in the Thai temple.
13th December 2011 Shannon Walajtys
This post was filed by Shannon Walajtys, International Fund for Animal Welfare Emergency Response officer working with a Read more »
IFAW's Jens Oelgardt helps distribute biscuts at Tiertafel in Berlin.
12th December 2011 Alexa Kessler
It has by now become a well-established tradition that shortly before Christmas the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
One of the wolf-dogs being transported to their new homes in California.
10th December 2011 Gail A’Brunzo
An update on the wolves and wolf-dogs from their home at the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC): UPDATE 3.30.12 - An Read more »
14th April 2014
In Newfoundland and Labrador, the commercial seal hunt is a thing of legend. It’s a very important part of the 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 »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
28th February 2014
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track 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 »
21st February 2014
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Watch Video »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
27th January 2014
Did the Department of Obsolete Industry stir a nostalgia for the fragrant smell of burning blubber? Were you hoping to be Watch Video »
10th January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
12th June 2006
IFAW’s Emergency Relief Team is working with CARE, a local animal welfare group, to provide veterinary care to livestock and other animals in the villages, south of Yogyakarta, which were flattened in the earthquake. In the two weeks si Read more »
1st June 2006
These findings come just weeks before the June 16-20th, 2006 annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in St. Kitts, at which Japan is expected to campaign strongly for its whaling activities.  The panel’s report, dub Read more »
24th May 2006
In 1986, the IWC implemented a global moratorium on whale hunting. Japan continues to hunt whales arguing that the IWC permits lethal whale research. Hence, it classifies its whaling operations as “scientific” despite acknowledging tha Read more »
16th May 2006
Sample whale mixes available at www.stopwhaling.org/community. Johanna Fateman of Le Tigre; Tom Dumont of No Doubt; Lisa Kekuala of The Bellrays; electronic music composer and producer BT; composer and producer Wayne Kramer (founding member of MC Read more »
12th May 2006
The Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association (DHTA) officially released the statement on behalf of the group, which is made up of representatives from conservation organizations and the eco-tourism industry across the Caribbean. In their statement, Read more »
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 »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
CA Audited Financials
Financial Statements For the Year Ended June 30, 2013 Read more »
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Welfare of animals under veterinary care
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 17
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
Horn of Contention: A review of literature on the economics of trade in rhino ho
Poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has increased dramatically in recent years.  There is considerable debate within p Read more »
17th September 2012 by
 U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) today introduced S.3547, the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act, aimed at Read more »
The giant bear in question.
14th September 2012 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
Caboodle Ranch cat adoption, an amazing display of warmth and understanding
11th September 2012 by Jennifer Gardner
Entering the shelter that has been caring for nearly 700 cats since the end of February was a moving experience.  The Read more »
Encouraging Korea to conserve whales
11th September 2012 by Patrick Ramage
Co-workers at the International Fund for Animal Welfare do a double-take when my friend and colleague Christine Jones calls Read more »
The value of the life of an animal is not self-evident to all
10th September 2012 by Azzedine Downes
When it comes right down to it, our job at the International Fund for Animal Welfare is to save the lives of animals.  Read more »
Queen guitarist Brian May and IFAW's Freddie the Fox at the UK Wildlife Rocks.
10th September 2012 by Clare Sterling
A cathedral full of Queen fans and animal welfare supporters can mean only one thing – an event staged by legendary Read more »
IUCN World Conservation Congress: a challenge on valuing nature, for what it’s w
7th September 2012 by Sheryl Fink
From September 6-15, the IUCN World Conservation Congress is taking place in Jeju, South Korea. This congress takes place Read more »
Elephant Crisis: 25 African Countries Sound The Alarm
7th September 2012 by
A Coalition of 25 African States known as the African Elephant Coalition (AEC) met this week in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to Read more »
6th September 2012 by Kristin Bauer van Straten
I write this on my last day in Amboseli National Park, in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro. It has been a spectacular journey 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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