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The paths of six dolphins tracked using special satellite tags.
22nd February 2012 Katie Moore
Last week, I participated in a conference call with the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Read more »
Wildlife parts promoted as “investment” in China raises alarms
22nd February 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
The International Police Organization (INTERPOL) convened a series of meetings with law enforcement chiefs and officers from Read more »
Cameroon's elephants: A new status for Bouba Njida - National Park or Elephant G
19th February 2012 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
It’s midnight in Brazzaville where I’ve been living for the past few days, preparing for a workshop the Read more »
IFAW MMRR staff and volunteers bring a dolphin for release back into the sea.
17th February 2012 Michael Booth
With so many questions about the stranding numbers and more than 100 news outlets providing coverage of our amazing Marine Read more »
Bear rehab team gets its collar back from Sange
17th February 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
Last week, the Centre for Bear Rehabilitation and Conservation team, including vet Dr. Jahan Ahmed and animal keepers, Read more »
IFAW-WTI veterinarians check over each gibbon during the move. c. IFAW-WTI
16th February 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
Though I’ve seen captive hoolock gibbons swinging through branches in the past, it's quite a visual Read more »
IFAW's Grace Gabriel speaks at an INTERPOL conference in Bangkok Thailand.
15th February 2012 Tania McCrea-Steele
I am writing to you from an international meeting of law enforcers in Bangkok, Thailand. The delegates have come  Read more »
Spotlight South Africa: Turning the tables toward good news for animals
13th February 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
It’s a reality of life that we are often times confronted by more bad news than good, be it via television, radio or Read more »
Spotlight Canada: Northern Dogs get a leg up in 2012
13th February 2012 Janice Hannah
We’ve just said goodbye to January, the month of new beginnings, headstarts and shiny optimism for the year ahead. And Read more »
6th October 2014
Something as simple as a piece of rope has helped save thousands of lives, both humans and animals, in the Albay Province Watch Video »
3rd October 2014
The Maasai of the Olgulului/Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) have rallied behind the Kitenden Corridor project of the Watch Video »
2nd October 2014
After our arrival on Sunday, the IFAW team, together with local partners from the Albay Provincial Veterinary Services, Watch Video »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
10th September 2014
With the bright sun high above our heads we notice that the flood waters on every corner of Kaziranga National Park are Watch Video »
4th September 2014
It’s as if fate has been against Littlefoot for most of his young life. But every obstacle he’s faced has been Watch Video »
19th August 2014
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Watch Video »
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
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Watch Video »
Norway stops subsidising commercial seal hunt effectively ending commercial seal
28th October 2014
The Norwegian government has announced it will no longer waste money propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt citing the need to manage “economic priorities.” “This is brilliant news and it will save tens of thousands of seal Read more »
U.S. Government Lists African Lions as Threatened  Under Endangered Species Act
27th October 2014
In response to the petition submitted by Born Free USA, Humane Society International (HSI), The Humane Society of the United States, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and other animal protection groups, today the U.S. Fish and Wildlif Read more »
Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards
21st October 2014
Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org). IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baron Read more »
IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler
17th October 2014
Interpol, the world’s largest international police organization is cracking down on wildlife criminals. Just this week, they issued a red notice alert – similar to an international arrest warrant - for suspected Kenyan ivory trafficker Fe Read more »
Chinese E-Commerce Giants Say “NO” to Wildlife Crime
16th October 2014
Leading online companies in China reaffirmed their zero tolerance for illegal wildlife trade at a workshop organized by China’s inter-agency wildlife enforcement task force with the support of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw Read more »
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE and HRH Princess Alia join IFAW honorary board
15th October 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr.  Jane Goodall, DBE  and HRH Princess Alia of Jordan to its Honorary Board of Directors. Dr. Goodall is Founder of the Jane Goodall I Read more »
Tiger Day in Russia’s Far East attracts more people than in previous year.
29th September 2014
The 15th annual Tiger Day in Vladivostok on September 28  involved more than 10 000 participants and spectators, organisers said, which is about two thousand more than a year before. It has become a landmark celebration for this city in the Russ Read more »
Threats persist for wild Amur tigers in Far East Russia
26th September 2014
On the Tiger Day eve which is celebrated on September 28 in the streets of Vladivostok  and some other cities of the Russian Far East, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) cautions that the Amur tiger population is still in danger an Read more »
Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua
18th September 2014
At the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Read more »
World of Animals Issue 19 Read more »
Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
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
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
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 »
US Fish and Wildlife Service is launching a new week-long campaign, “Follow the
5th December 2012 by Jeffrey Flocken
Fish and Wildlife Service is launching a new week-long campaign, “Follow the Polar Bear” to highlight USFWS Read more »
Republic of Korea praised for rejecting cruel whaling plans
5th December 2012 by
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
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
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
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
– Despite thousands of whales still being cruelly harpooned for commercial reasons each year, whale meat consumption Read more »

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"IFAW column: New Conservancy in Africa" read IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes' article in Wildlife Extra here.

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.

The New York Times spoke with IFAW Russia Director Masha Vorontsova about Kuzya the tiger's movements from Russia into China: - read more

Vice News: "New York Passes Bill That Could Limit Selfies With Tigers" - See the original article

 

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