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The International Fund for Animal Welfare research vessel Song of the Whale at S
9th September 2011 Robbie Marsland
At next week’s meeting, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is calling for new measures to be introduced to Read more »
Elephant families in Amboseli.
9th September 2011 Vicki Fishlock
Elkana is a bit of an outsider in the family because she doesn’t have any living female relatives, and she lost her Read more »
9th September 2011 Fred O'Regan
The U.S. is a country with nearly 78.2 million dogs. Last year, we spent almost $50 billion on our beloved companions, yet Read more »
Ivory poaching has gone high-tech.
7th September 2011 Tania McCrea-Steele
My parents were sadly part of the significant minority who believed that you could get ivory without hurting the elephant Read more »
7th September 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
I applaud the decision by Hong Kong Ocean Park not to acquire Beluga whales from the wild. The Park’s decision is Read more »
IFAW provides aid to animals in Tripoli.
7th September 2011 Dr. Ian Robinson
Despite the incredible challenges surrounding relief efforts in Libya at the moment, International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
6th September 2011 Megan Moore
“Did you just pick that up?!!” I exclaimed. He sheepish nodded yes and I gave him a high five. You would think Read more »
IFAW volunteers filmed hounds pursuing a fox.
6th September 2011 Tania McCrea-Steele
The BBC has just reported that a volunteer IFAW hunt monitor filmed a fox being pursued by hounds on a railway track. Sadly Read more »
17th June 2016
Kulimba (“Strength”) was the name Remke Lasance, a Dutch national who has been living and volunteering in Watch Video »
15th June 2016
It is not an easy process to capture an entangled seal. The gray seals here on Cape Cod tend to haul out on sand bars, Watch Video »
16th May 2016
Implementing systems and technologies to prevent elephant poaching in Africa can be complicated. Working with Kenya Watch Video »
10th May 2016
After more than a year of planning, designing, and collaborating with our local partner Coco’s Animal Welfare, our Watch Video »
3rd May 2016
Bearing witness to the destruction of 105 tonnes of elephant ivory in Kenya this past weekend was a moving experience. The Watch Video »
4th May 2016
Now that the bear cubs have made the transition from bottle feeding to eating from a bowl and the temperatures are milder Watch Video »
15th April 2016
An orphaned female tiger cub found in the Russian Far East, and now rehabilitating at PRNCO “Tiger Center”, has Watch Video »
8th April 2016
Update: Royal visit a delight all around! Yesterday, we were lucky to have nice weather as the Duke and Duchess of Watch Video »
7th April 2016
They may not be as obvious – where dogs come to investigate, cats scarper – but cats are as much part of the Watch Video »
Huge ivory bust in South Sudan – goods headed for Malaysia
24th June 2016
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released pictures of more than a ton of ivory was seized in South Sudan last week. The ivory tusks and pieces weighed 2,800 pounds and were confiscated at Juba International Airport in South Suda Read more »
The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
20th June 2016
 Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last February. The European Union now has the much-needed frame to coordinate a strategic a Read more »
New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at  Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Ind
14th June 2016
U.S. is Largest Importer of Hunting Trophies By Far Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released Killing For Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade. The new report provides an in-depth look at the scope and scale of t Read more »
UWA, Conservation Partners Strengthen Law Enforcement Response to Wildlife Crime
14th June 2016
AWF and IFAW host workshop with wildlife authority to improve judicial processes around combating wildlife crime The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today began a Read more »
New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis
13th June 2016
(Yarmouth Port, MA – June 13, 2016)  A new study published today confirms what conservationists like the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have long stated; the experimental one-off ivory stockpile sale in 2008 was the catalyst Read more »
Kenyan airport has highest seizures of illegal ivory
9th June 2016
Seventeen percent of illegal ivory seized worldwide in the past seven years was confiscated at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. According to a report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released during its 72nd Ann Read more »
Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France
2nd May 2016
The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales Read more »
SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
2nd May 2016
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another.   This is even more apparent deep d Read more »
Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya
30th April 2016
Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn – the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world. “It is a massive quanti Read more »
Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act
by rbartlett
Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act would bring long-overdue amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada, ban the s Read more »
Killing for Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade
by rbartlett
The result of a comprehensive analysis of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Read more »
World of Animals Issue 24
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 24 Read more »
Annual Report 2015
by rbartlett
Annual Report 2015 Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound Read more »
CA Audited Financial Statement
by rbartlett
Financial Statements For the Year Ended June 30, 2015 Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
Republic of Korea praised for rejecting cruel whaling plans
5th December 2012 by adintino
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 adintino
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 adintino
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 adintino
Today the German Bundestag voted by a large majority in favor of a cross-party resolution for improving the protection of Read more »
Japan’s appetite for whale meat wanes along with support for whaling
27th November 2012 by adintino
– Despite thousands of whales still being cruelly harpooned for commercial reasons each year, whale meat consumption Read more »
©IFAW - Archive photo
26th November 2012 by adintino
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the African lion may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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