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IFAW volunteers Margaret and Stef worked all day in the rain to improve the dog
17th December 2014 Janice Hannah
In November, IFAW Canada put out an urgent request on our Facebook page asking for donations of materials to improve the dog Read more »
Warming temperatures have already devastated thousands of species, including wal
16th December 2014 Peter LaFontaine
Normally, you hate to hear people describe their disaster prevention plans as “modest,” “shaky,” or Read more »
Canada is failing endangered species
11th December 2014 Sheryl Fink
In the past two weeks, the government of Canada has come under fire several times over its complete lack of effort when it Read more »
The author in Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan with ‘Sweetie’ the dog.
10th December 2014 Jennifer Gardner
A powerful storm that stirred up fear and emotions has finally exited the Philippines. While officials are still busy Read more »
34 baby elephants were captured by the Zimbabwe government for export.
10th December 2014 Azzedine Downes
The Zimbabwe government’s capture and export of allegedly 34 baby elephants not only poses grave threats to the very Read more »
9th December 2014 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
A 3 month-old baby rhino that was found critically injured near someone’s home in Northeast India was rescued by IFAW Read more »
Odessa, Olivia and Oliver.
3rd December 2014 Erika Flores
A few weeks ago, a friend and I were driving on the highway when a white, medium-sized dog wandered into the middle of the Read more »
2nd December 2014 Sarah Davies
This #GivingTuesday, Sarah Davies from partner Game Rangers International gives us an update on their patient, Suni, an Read more »
Any day you can help a critically endangered sea turtle is special
26th November 2014 Brian Sharp
Any day you can help 193 of them is amazing. IFAW was able to help partners at the New England Aquarium in one of their Read more »
2nd December 2013
The video above shows some of the animals helped in the aftermath of the disaster following Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Watch Video »
2nd December 2013
Watch the amazing transformation and joyful new beginning from what had been a tough start for Coconut the dog. ~~~ In June Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Watch Video »
22nd November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Watch Video »
20th November 2013
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Watch Video »
19th November 2013
Together with the United Nations Development Program a small IFAW team embarked on an exciting new journey in Bosnia helping Watch Video »
18th November 2013
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Watch Video »
18th November 2013
We're back in Tacloban to continue our animal rescue operations. I'm now joined by two veterinarians and an Watch Video »
IFAW Condemns Demand to Reopen Whitecoat Hunt
25th April 2014
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted. According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Sole Read more »
Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict
23rd April 2014
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife mana Read more »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14th April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never com Read more »
Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen
11th April 2014
Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually rei Read more »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9th April 2014
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes. “The Belgian government is putting wildlife traffickers on Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph
9th April 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (I Read more »
Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty
8th April 2014
The South African Government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented international efforts to crack down on illicit trade and poaching of wildlife such as rhinoceroses, IFAW said today. Jason Bel Read more »
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3rd April 2014
As Singapore said today it had intercepted a tonne of smuggled ivory – the second large scale seizure by the island state in three months – the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) called for improved internat Read more »
Press Statement
3rd April 2014
Today’s announcement that the pilot badger cull will go ahead in Gloucestershire and Somerset once again this year was condemned by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Eminent scientists and wildlife experts as well as many charities Read more »
IFAW Proposal for polar bear protection
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading sci Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the fina Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively that Read more »
World Trade Organization (WTO) EU Seal Ban
Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is Read more »
Almost every day, someone tells me a story about their special connection with a
5th January 2015 by Azzedine Downes
The start of a new year is a time to look back and look ahead. Looking back, I want to thank you for all the ways you’ Read more »
The strong partnership between IFAW and Icewhale has helped to opened the eyes o
30th December 2014 by Sigursteinn Masson
16th of December was like every other Tuesday at Reykjavík City Council. The minority criticised the majority for all Read more »
War is brutal and animals are often the forgotten victims.
29th December 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
War is brutal and animals are often the forgotten victims. In Eastern Ukraine many dogs, cats and other pets have been Read more »
29th December 2014 by Michael Booth
It was the fall of 2003, and I had a once-in-a-lifetime epiphany. I had just completed my undergrad in film and Read more »
26th December 2014 by Azzedine Downes
Please donate now to help animals in 2015. The year 2014 is shaping up to be a memorable one thanks to you. I point to the Read more »
A boy named Emmanuel holding his dog amid the debris from a devastating tsunami
26th December 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
It’s Boxing Day in many parts of the world – a day to relax and spend time with friends, family and neighbors. Read more »
Spotlight Germany: Could Mrs. Larya afford the care needed to help her dog, Peps
23rd December 2014 by Dörte von der Reith
Shortly before Christmas an especially dramatic case came to IFAW’s vet clinic, which is located at “Tiertafel Read more »
22nd December 2014 by Neil Greenwood
Penguins regularly crop up on the “most popular” bird lists. Their cute waddling gait, their curiosity, and Read more »
22nd December 2014 by Corrie Rabbe
The holiday season is a busy time for a lot of households, and the mix of festivities, kids and dogs can be stressful Read more »

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

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Washington Post: "African lions are set to become the last big cat listed under the Endangered Species Act" - read more.

 

 

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