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6th December 2011 Kate Nattrass Atema
With fall upon us and the temperatures dropping, there are many tasks to do before the winter months and holiday season. Read more »
6th December 2011 Kelvin Alie
I wanted to share this video with you from the International Fund for Animal Welfare's prevention of wildlife trade Read more »
IFAW-supported relief reached animals in Pakistan's Sindh province.
5th December 2011 Paul Todd
On a balmy morning in Washington, DC, I got up just before sunrise as usual to walk the dog.  Winter hat and gloves, Read more »
Little Ben (the latest black bear addition at NLWC) and all the bears thank you.
5th December 2011 Patricia Zaat
It is that time of the year when I start to think about the people and animals in my life and finding the perfect gift that Read more »
The Chinese auction house Googut website.
2nd December 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
UPDATED: 12.5.11 On Saturday, Chinese officials stopped the illegal auction of tiger bone wine. The International Fund for Read more »
The Convention on Migratory Species logo
2nd December 2011 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
The best outcome for me at this year’s meeting of the Convention for Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), held in Read more »
Kara training teachers on the Floating Classroom curriculum.
1st December 2011 Amanda Mirran
“I think we will have to take one this down to the pier!”, shouted the teacher from Grand Fond Primary school. Read more »
The tuna auction at the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.
1st December 2011 Clare Sterling
I recently returned from my first visit to the chaotic and beautiful country of Japan. Along with Iceland and Norway, Japan Read more »
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
30th November 2011 Cynthia Milburn
Recently I attended a meeting of Buddhist leaders and practitioners from around the world in New Delhi to celebrate the 2, 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 »
30th March 2005
Shell announced today that they will move the pipeline 20 kilometers to the south, away from the main feeding area of the critically endangered Western Gray Whale. A coalition of environmental organizations from around the world has been demanding Read more »
29th March 2005
“Many people mistakenly think Canada stopped hunting baby seals decades ago,” said Fred O’Regan, IFAW’s president and CEO. “But the size of Canada’s modern, commercial hunt is bigger now than it has been in 50 ye Read more »
24th March 2005
Recently, after an accidental spill from an offshore rig near St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, it was discovered that passing ships had taken advantage of the pollution to dump oil into the sea. When hundreds of dead seabirds began washing up on s Read more »
23rd March 2005
Alarmingly, the NAO report reveals a possible link between bushmeat and organised crime. According to Government figures, in 2001 and 2002 bushmeat made up almost 14% of all illegal meat seizures (1), and the NAO report states that bushmeat consti Read more »
22nd March 2005
“The Mexican senate has demanded the Ministry of the Economy to ban the importation of seal products from Canada. This is an accurate and strategic decision because Mexico is a commercial partner with Canada in the North American Free Trade Agr Read more »
18th March 2005
On 12 March, three young pilot whales became trapped in a lagoon on the coast of Vava'u in the Kingdom of Tonga. It is believed that they had followed three adult whales into a lagoon, seeking shelter following an attack by sharks. The three adult Read more »
15th March 2005
“IFAW is very concerned that SANParks appears to be presenting a fait accompli in asking the public to prepare itself for the imminent resumption of an elephant cull,” said Jason Bell, Southern Africa Director of IFAW (International Fu Read more »
10th March 2005
After undergoing rehabilitation for more than two years at the Center for Bear Rehabilitation and Conservation (CBRC) at Pakke in the north eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, it was possible for the first time in India to return orphan bears back Read more »
10th March 2005
“This decision marks the first crucial first step in ensuring long-term protection for Ontario's threatened wolf population,” said IFAW Canada spokesperson Rob Sinclair.IFAW also welcomes an extended ban on the use of wire neck snares. 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 »
Elephants drinking in Serengeti Park, Tanzania. c. IFAW/E. Wamba
19th September 2012 by Adrian Hiel
Some good news from colleagues who are in Arusha, Tanzania this past week for the African Ministerial Conference on the Read more »
Zac and Mika (photo courtesy of Aquarium des Iles)
19th September 2012 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and nearly 140,000 people from across Canada and around the world are Read more »
Rhino poachers pay a stiff price for their crime
18th September 2012 by Adrian Hiel
There’s very good news out of South Africa as two poachers were sentenced to 29 years each for their roles in killing Read more »
Elephants drinking.
18th September 2012 by Jason Bell
What a privilege it is to work for an organization like the International Fund for Animal Welfare.  I have just Read more »
The author during the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) conf
18th September 2012 by Peter Pueschel
I am just coming from the Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). They say it, Read more »
Zak and Mika. Image source: Save Zak & Mika Facebook page.
18th September 2012 by Sheryl Fink
This is the story of Zak and Mika, two young harp seal pups that have captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people Read more »
A western grey whale breaches.
17th September 2012 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
Stop the killing of elephants by decreasing the demand for their ivory
17th September 2012 by Azzedine Downes
As we have reported many times, elephants are being annihilated for their tusks at an astonishing rate with no end to a Read more »
The African Elephant Coalition members are determined to achieve a better future
17th September 2012 by Satyen Sinha
Ouagadougou, is a place not many people would have heard of before. At first sight one may even struggle to know how to 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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