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Musolole (centre) is greeted at the Release Facility by Tafika.
23rd March 2016 Rachael Murton
Orphaned elephants Zambezi (Bezi) and Musolole have taken their first steps towards a life back in the wild. Last week, they Read more »
The new rhino calf was examined and has been kept under observation in the large
22nd March 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
A week-old male rhino calf rescued by the Bagori forest range staff of Kaziranga National Park was admitted to the Read more »
21st March 2016 Christina Pretorius
This update is sent courtesy of Francois Louw, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds ( Read more »
21st March 2016 Corrie Rabbe
The illegal trade in threatened and endangered species is a $19 billion (USD) per year industry and has put some of our Read more »
Resorting to legalization of rhino horn trade as a way to reduce poaching of rhi
21st March 2016 Grace Ge Gabriel
UPDATE: On April 21, a South African cabinet minister announced that the nation would not pursue a bid to have the global Read more »
Magnum narrowly escaped a death sentence at IFAW’s Mdzananda Clinic, but faced a
17th March 2016 Marcelle du Plessis
It was a normal day, much as any other when my owner tied a rope around my neck and walked me down the road. I was excited Read more »
An eastern swamp deer fawn.
16th March 2016 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
  A male eastern swamp deer fawn was rescued by forest staff at Kaziranga National Park and handed over to the IFAW- Read more »
15th March 2016 Sheryl Fink
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Read more »
Wildlife trade victims transported to Kasungu to prep for release to wild
15th March 2016 Amanda Harewood
International Fund for Animal Welfare partner Lilongwe Wildlife Trust (LWT) has transported a troop of 18 vervet monkeys, Read more »
8th December 2015
This year celebrates 20 years since IFAW embarked on an exciting experiment to return orphaned bear cubs back to the wild. Watch Video »
19th November 2015
This blog is the fourth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
9th November 2015
  Some of you may know me from the hit US television show Glee, where I played Brittany. Today, I am proud to work Watch Video »
29th October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
23rd October 2015
One sometimes forgets that poverty is a global problem. Even in developed countries, there are millions of people who Watch Video »
22nd October 2015
In our last Northern Dogs veterinary clinic of the year, we spent three days, with 40 hours of surgery, providing spay/ Watch Video »
13th October 2015
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Watch Video »
7th October 2015
This blog comes from Jennifer Hart, a volunteer on the IFAW Northern Dogs Project. A good friend had done multiple trips Watch Video »
6th October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
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17th November 2015
IFAW and INTERPOL yesterday signed an agreement extending their worldwide cooperation to combat wildlife and environmental crime. The event took place at the 2nd INTERPOL-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Compliance and Enforc Read more »
IFAW Launches China-Africa Wildlife Ambassador Initiative
16th November 2015
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.IFAW.org) launched the China-Africa Wildlife Ambassadors (CAWA) initiative by taking the first group of Chinese wildlife ambassadors to Kenya.   “African elephants are facing an unprec Read more »
IFAW Statement on Zimbabwe tusker killing
16th October 2015
Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe. “A magnificent tusker Read more »
©Shutterstock   Pangolin Protection on Parade in South Africa
15th October 2015
As the world’s most trafficked creatures, pangolins and the need for their protection, have been in the spotlight in South Africa this week. A first ever meeting of the African Pangolin Working Group, drew nearly 40 pangolin specialists from ar Read more »
China Issues One Year Ban on Import of African Ivory Trophies
15th October 2015
China has announced a one-year ban on the import of African elephant ivory acquired as hunting trophies. The embargo begins immediately and continues until 15 October 2016. The decision is the latest in a series taken by China and aimed at ending ill Read more »
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13th October 2015
A covert operation into a suspected illegal ivory trade kingpin has netted its largest haul of elephant ivory yet, 487 kgs of ivory seized from a house in Delhi. Signifying yet further success for “Operation Shikar”, conducted by law Read more »
IFAW Statement on Walter Palmer Not Being Charged for Cecil’s Killing
13th October 2015
Washington, D.C. (October 13, 2015) – Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Walter Palmer not being charged for the killing of Cecil th Read more »
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6th October 2015
A suspected kingpin of the ivory trade was arrested in Delhi earlier this week. Understood to be a major buyer of illegal ivory and manufacturer of ivory artifacts, the man was apprehended following detailed analysis of phone records of middlemen and Read more »
Applications Open for Global Youth and Wildlife Forum, South Africa
4th October 2015
The search is on for 20 of the world’s brightest conservationists, aged 18 to 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife. Convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Youth Forum will take place in Johann Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 20 Read more »
Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
by rbartlett
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
by jjones
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
by rbartlett
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
by adintino
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
by rbartlett
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
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
by rbartlett
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
by rbartlett
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Muchi browses at the front, with Nkala right behind him. Musolole is to the far
28th March 2016 by Rachael Murton
The small orphan who was emaciated, stressed and covered in warts when rescued has put on weight and seems more at ease Read more »
25th March 2016 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
Two and a half months after being admitted to the Russian Far East tiger rehabilitation center called PRNCO "Tiger Read more »
A wallaby with burned feet was one of two that were recently released back to th
24th March 2016 by Deanne Gibbs
On 19 December 2015, a man-lit bushfire that was started in Scotsburn, near Ballarat in Victoria, burned close to 5,000 Read more »
Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian
24th March 2016 by adintino
Japan’s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume Read more »
Canada needs new animal cruelty protections — and might get them
23rd March 2016 by Patricia Zaat
Mahatma Gandhi is known to have said that “the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way Read more »
Musolole (centre) is greeted at the Release Facility by Tafika.
23rd March 2016 by Rachael Murton
Orphaned elephants Zambezi (Bezi) and Musolole have taken their first steps towards a life back in the wild. Last week, they Read more »
China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings.
23rd March 2016 by slajoie
Yesterday, China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after the Convention on Read more »
tenBoma
23rd March 2016 by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
The new rhino calf was examined and has been kept under observation in the large
22nd March 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
A week-old male rhino calf rescued by the Bagori forest range staff of Kaziranga National Park was admitted to the 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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