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Seal hunt letter from Bill Maher: Bob Rae missed the point
31st July 2012 Sheryl Fink
Bill Maher wrote to the interim leader of Canada’s Liberal Party, Bob Rae, in early July and the two have been having Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Western Grey Whale expedition sees a right whale
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
27th July 2012 Vicki Fishlock
My fascination with elephants goes back as far as I can remember. To become a research associate studying Amboseli’s Read more »
Elfrida leading the EA family, her "twins" following her
27th July 2012 Vicki Fishlock
I’m typing quietly today, because as I write this in my tent in the research camp, part of the EA family is feeding Read more »
Spotlight Mexico: distemper outbreak in Cozumel
27th July 2012 Erika Flores
During the month of June and beginning of July there was another outbreak within the island and also inside the shelter. We Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Western grey whale research presents new difficulties
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
26th July 2012 Katie Moore
I had the privilege of spending a week working with the Sarasota Dolphin Research Project in Sarasota, Florida last week. Read more »
Riekkert Reijnen, Dutch Campaign Officer for IFAW Netherlands hands the Dutch Se
25th July 2012 Rikkert Reijnen
Elephant poaching and illegal trade are at their highest levels in decades. In the recent parliamentary meeting, the Dutch Read more »
The lucky stray who was brought to the IFAW clinic in South Africa.
24th July 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Driving on the highway on my way to the International Fund for Animal Welfare Dog & Cat Project, Mdzananda Animal Clinic Read more »
21st June 2014
The ownership of exotic animals in the United States is a huge and looming issue. Reality check: did you know there are more Watch Video »
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 »
16th May 2007
Shark fishing is mainly carried out with drift gill nets measuring close to two kilometers long, as well as long lines of up to 70 kilometers in length with thousands of hooks. The drift gill nets have been called walls of death because they catch Read more »
15th May 2007
Legislation to close the loophole in the law was introduced by U.S. Representatives Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.). Similar legislation is expected to be introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.). “Polar Read more »
15th May 2007
The snapshot survey conducted in the UK, Australia, China, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Canada and the USA* tracked over 2,200 elephant ivory items listed on eBay Web sites and found that more than 90% of the listings breached even eBay Read more »
14th May 2007
“The main focus of the course is to provide participants with the skills necessary to safely and effectively conduct successful whale and dolphin watching excursions,” said Dr. Joth Singh, Trinidad-born Director of Wildlife and Habitat Read more »
10th May 2007
IFAW Global Whale Program Manager Patrick Ramage and his 12-year-old son Henry will join Cape Air pilot Ken Johnson in a Cape Air Cessna 402 airplane painted to show the beauty of the humpback whales. The plane will touch down in major cities acro Read more »
10th May 2007
As thousands of travel industry heavyweights from across the globe gather at the annual tourism Indaba in Durban this weekend, a new report released by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) shows a marked upswing in the Read more »
7th May 2007
As the 2007 International Whaling Commission meetings commence in Alaska, the advice by the Sydney Legal Panel clearly outlines legal channels the Australian Government can take to stop the Government of Japan from whaling, under any guise, in the So Read more »
7th May 2007
As the 2007 International Whaling Commission meetings commence in Alaska, the advice by the Sydney Legal Panel clearly outlines legal channels the Australian Government can take to stop the Government of Japan from whaling, under any guise, in the Read more »
3rd May 2007
“Given the severity of the current state of the trade in elephant ivory, signaled by escalating worldwide ivory seizures, the ivory trade is a prime global issue that deserves center-stage,” said Wamithi. “An estimated 20,000 ele 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 »
CITES Takes a Bite Out of Shark Fin Trade
11th March 2013 by
IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) of the Convention on International Trade Read more »
8th March 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
Last week I shared a video overview from the first seal ban hearing at World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Read more »
A cold day at CITES with little comfort for polar bears
8th March 2013 by Jeffrey Flocken
CNN International spoke with the author just after the vote at CITES in Bangkok, Thailand. After years of planning, months Read more »
Tiger Poaching rampant in Russia
8th March 2013 by
An unprecedented string of tiger parts confiscations and capture of orphaned tiger cubs has conservationists in the Russian Read more »
CITES Partner Spotlight: INTERPOL’s Project WEB combats online wildlife crime
7th March 2013 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Today saw the launch of the first ever internationally coordinated enforcement investigation into the online ivory trade. Read more »
Orca sighting at Grundarfjörður, on the north side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula
7th March 2013 by Vassili Papastavrou
“I don’t think anyone has ever been too hot on the boat”, was my answer to the question of how much to Read more »
INTERPOL report shows Europe’s booming online ivory trade
7th March 2013 by
A report released today by INTERPOL with support from The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) revealed hundreds of Read more »
Polar Bears Stuffed at CITES
7th March 2013 by
Supported by the United States and Russia, the proposal sought to uplist the species to Appendix I, which would have Read more »
PROJECT WEB AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE IVORY TRADE OVER THE INTERNET WITHIN THE E
7th March 2013 by
INTERPOL’s Project Web was launched following studies by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which 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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