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Making an impassioned plea, Canada's Senator Harb calls commercial seal hunt 'un
19th June 2012 Sheryl Fink
On June 14, Canadian Senator Mac Harb moved second reading of Bill S-210, a Bill to end commercial seal hunting. Senator Read more »
Catharine preps one of the uber dogs for surgery (this one couldn't be lifted on
18th June 2012 Janice Hannah
The vet component is the highest profile part of the Northern Dogs Project.  Over the ten years that we have been Read more »
15th June 2012 Fred O'Regan
In some ways, elephants are no different than you and me. They recognize themselves as individuals and as close-knit family Read more »
14th June 2012 Sheryl Fink
Today a debate will begin in the Canadian Senate on Senator Mac Harb’s bill to end commercial sealing. A rational Read more »
The landing page of the Digital Elephant Magazine produced by IFAW’s South Afric
13th June 2012 Jason Bell
“Ethics is about knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do” Read more »
Dogs will be dogs...what?
13th June 2012 Janice Hannah
As part of the Northern Dogs Project this year I invited a dog trainer/behaviourist who has worked with many of the dogs Read more »
Spotlight South Africa: Despite a giraffe’s bad hair day, kids have fun while le
11th June 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
My initial thoughts when I was planning a second outing to Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Center (GHWAC) for learners from Read more »
The class of Bhutanese rangers participating in wildlife trainings this month.
8th June 2012 James Kinney
The following post was submitted by Jose Louies, who was one of the lead trainers for this session. The rains just Read more »
The rainbow we saw over the clinic-space, almost on the day of the walk!
7th June 2012 Janice Hannah
As long as I have been leading the Northern Dogs Project, I have always wanted to take a walk out the back of where we host 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 »
11th July 2007
In addition to bear cubs, affected species include bobcats, coyotes, porcupines, and squirrels. People encountering injured and dehydrated wildlife are asked to be careful. “Leave injured wildlife alone and call people who are trained, Read more »
9th July 2007
The event highlighted this summer’s cetacean survey of the eastern Mediterranean Sea which began in May. Mahmoud Fouad of the Department of Natural Resources at Egypt’s Ministry of Environment is among the 12 interns who are participati Read more »
23rd June 2007
Statistics from Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) show that to date, 215,388 harp seals have been taken from the 270,000 harp seal quota for 2007. Final catch numbers will not be available until after the hunt closes and all Read more »
20th June 2007
Experts think these animals cannot be released. First of all, because there is no rehabilitation center for Amur tigers in the Russian Far East.“It was good we could timely start financing those orphaned tiger cubs. The last winter was a ver Read more »
15th June 2007
“CITES is a conservation convention designed to protect wildlife from the threat of trade, not a tool to promote trade,” says Peter Pueschel, Global Head of IFAW’s Wildlife Trade program. “We are heartened to see so many cou Read more »
14th June 2007
The agreement allows Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe to sell additional ivory under strictly monitored CITES processes,  but only those government stockpiles officially registered prior to January 31, 2007.  “We are en Read more »
13th June 2007
Grace Gabriel, Asia Regional Director for IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) expressed her delight, “We are extremely pleased that range states spoke up on behalf of their tiger populations in the wild.  Al Read more »
8th June 2007
An investigation conducted by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare; www.ifaw.org) in February revealed how the rampant trade in elephant ivory being carried out across eBay’s global network of auction sites is enabling consumers to lit Read more »
7th June 2007
Interpol’s Ecomessage Award comes with a prize sponsored by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) valued at US$30,000. “By recognizing Cameroon and Hong Kong, Province of China as the 2007 award rec 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 »
New research reveals true cost of Japanese whaling
5th February 2013 by
In a report published today, The Economics of Japanese Whaling, IFAW shows how the Japanese government even diverted tsunami Read more »
Shock and horror as baby grey seals found bludgeoned and frozen
4th February 2013 by Sheryl Fink
Everyone at the International Fund for Animal Welfare is deeply saddened by last week's news that the 50 seals found Read more »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
4th February 2013 by
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively Read more »
A polar bear female with two cubs, about nine months old, on drifting ice
1st February 2013 by Sheryl Fink
Things are starting to heat up for polar bears, in more ways than one. The United States, backed by the Russian Federation, Read more »
Fighting the underground trade in ivory, one collector at a time
30th January 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
“Li Dongbao (a pseudonym), 33, has been collecting ivory decorations and accessories for six years. But last August Read more »
 © IFAW/N. Ovsyanikov
30th January 2013 by
A new Environics poll commissioned by Humane Society International and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www. Read more »
Polar bear © IFAW/U. Golman/www.urigolman.com.
29th January 2013 by
85 percent Support Appendix I Listing Under CITES, 72 percent Disapprove of Canadian Government Plans to Oppose the Ban A Read more »
28th January 2013 by Brian Sharp
The recent video posting of divers attempting to disentangle a wild dolphin in Hawaii (footage above) reminds me of the Read more »
The UK’s National Wildlife Crime Unit helps protect wild elephants with their in
25th January 2013 by Tania McCrea-Steele
The UK’s National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) has been at the forefront of the fight to protect animals from criminals 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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