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Cameroon's elephants: A new status for Bouba Njida - National Park or Elephant G
19th February 2012 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
It’s midnight in Brazzaville where I’ve been living for the past few days, preparing for a workshop the Read more »
IFAW MMRR staff and volunteers bring a dolphin for release back into the sea.
17th February 2012 Michael Booth
With so many questions about the stranding numbers and more than 100 news outlets providing coverage of our amazing Marine Read more »
Bear rehab team gets its collar back from Sange
17th February 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
Last week, the Centre for Bear Rehabilitation and Conservation team, including vet Dr. Jahan Ahmed and animal keepers, Read more »
IFAW-WTI veterinarians check over each gibbon during the move. c. IFAW-WTI
16th February 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
Though I’ve seen captive hoolock gibbons swinging through branches in the past, it's quite a visual Read more »
IFAW's Grace Gabriel speaks at an INTERPOL conference in Bangkok Thailand.
15th February 2012 Tania McCrea-Steele
I am writing to you from an international meeting of law enforcers in Bangkok, Thailand. The delegates have come  Read more »
Spotlight South Africa: Turning the tables toward good news for animals
13th February 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
It’s a reality of life that we are often times confronted by more bad news than good, be it via television, radio or Read more »
Spotlight Canada: Northern Dogs get a leg up in 2012
13th February 2012 Janice Hannah
We’ve just said goodbye to January, the month of new beginnings, headstarts and shiny optimism for the year ahead. And Read more »
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13th February 2012 Katie Moore
Well, Saturday marked one month since we began responding on 12 January, 2012.    We've found two more dead Read more »
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10th February 2012 Jason Bell
We were saddened to learn of the death of a rhino named ‘Spencer’ yesterday during the attempted demonstration Read more »
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 »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
28th May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
10th February 2006
A portion of the 20-ton oil spill, which is currently trapped under a sheet of ice, may be released when the ice melts in coming months. The thaw may put birds and other wildlife at serious risk of becoming oiled and killed. “Because it Read more »
6th February 2006
“It is a historic victory for endangered primates and marine mammals, for environmental groups and for the general public,” said Beatriz Bugeda, Director of IFAW Latin America. “This decision is critical to conservation policy in Read more »
6th February 2006
The oil spill reached shore on January 28 and has spread to affect more than 50 kilometers of coastline around Ristna, Estonia. To date, more than 2,000 dead birds have washed up on the beach. IFAW estimates an additional 10,000 seabirds are at ri Read more »
6th February 2006
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare), RSPCA Australia and Humane Society International (HSI) appealed the decision by the Environment Minister, Senator Ian Campbell, to approve the import permits for the elephants. “While we would Read more »
31st January 2006
“These draft regulations are a good first step, but only address public contact with dangerous animals at licensed wildlife sanctuaries. IFAW will be working to ensure animals and people are protected at every big cat facility across the cou Read more »
18th January 2006
Xishuangbanna, the last remaining rainforest in China, is home to 200 Asian elephants. Unfortunately, human development including farming and deforestation is creating human-elephant conflict in the region.“I know elephants have lived around Read more »
9th January 2006
IFAW currently has offices in 15 countries and an international headquarters in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts. The appointment of Mr. Wetstone initiates the process of establishing a major new U.S. presence, including new IFAW offices planned for W Read more »
6th January 2006
The footage shows Japanese whalers using a high-powered harpoon to gun the minke whale down.  The harpoon embeds in the minke’s back, hooking the large whale, but failing to kill it. The whale is then reeled in and tethered to the side Read more »
2nd December 2005
Party leader Jim Harris yesterday stated in a release that, “This government-subsidized seal hunt is a chapter in our history that needs to come to a close.” “This is the first time in memory that the leader of a national pa 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 »
Fond farewell to IFAW CEO and President
30th October 2012 by
The Board of Directors of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today announced that Mr Fred O Read more »
Ivory seizures from Kenya: Festering Sore in Wildlife Haven
26th October 2012 by James Isiche
Barely three months have gone since the last ivory seizure and now we have another large one in Asia that is implicating Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Hope and sustenance to thousands of animals in Pakistan
26th October 2012 by Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) continues to support relief efforts in Pakistan as monsoon flooding Read more »
One of the younger volunteers at the spay and neuter clinic in Cozumel.
25th October 2012 by Erika Flores
The International Fund for Animal Welfare works closely with communities to understand their needs and develop tailored Read more »
EU Parliament calls on Japan to stop whaling or risk harpooning trade talks
25th October 2012 by
The European Parliament today called for an end to Japanese so-called ‘scientific whaling’ as part of a Read more »
Kids look on as the Jungle Theatre Co. performs “A Dogs Life”.
24th October 2012 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
In Northern Sotho, the word Bosasa means “the future” and in this instance, it also happens to be the name of a Read more »
Senate recommendations on a grey seal cull: the good, the bad, the outrageous
24th October 2012 by Sheryl Fink
The Canadian Senate, our Senate, has just released its report on the “management” of grey seal populations on Read more »
The author talking with Dubai's TV ONE about the crisis facing the world's shark
23rd October 2012 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Recently, I participated in the Shark Conservation in Arabia Workshop in Dubai, held in collaboration with the UAE Ministry Read more »
Recently, representatives from INTERPOL and other major NGOs joined together in
23rd October 2012 by Kelvin Alie
Representatives from Washington D.C.-based non-governmental organizations gathered at the International Fund for Animal 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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