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16th July 2012 Kelvin Alie
In 2012, INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare teamed up to execute Operation WORTHY, an law enforcement Read more »
Elephant lovers worldwide say “no!” to killing elephants for ivory
16th July 2012 Paul Todd
During the last two weeks, International Fund for Animal Welfare staff in France, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom Read more »
Two participants with local celebrities who gave of their time at the paintathon
14th July 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Ask any parents with young kids nearing the end of a three week vacation in rainy weather what their idea of fun is, I would Read more »
Dhara pokes her head out of the nursery building. Credit: IFAW/S.Bararuah
13th July 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
Dhara, an elephant calf, came to us on June 28th. She had been hit by a car as she rushed across the highway in her efforts Read more »
Korea’s change of heart on scientific whaling is welcome
13th July 2012 Matt Collis
The announcement yesterday (12 July) by Australian Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, that his South Korean counterpart, Mr Kim Read more »
12th July 2012 Vicki Fishlock
I’ve mentioned before how important it is to understand that elephants are individuals, as different from one another Read more »
Canadian Northern Dogs: the one who almost got away….
12th July 2012 Janice Hannah
The second community clinic started early with a snowy drive. Like last year when the Northern Dogs team visited the Read more »
Spotlight New England: Successful encounters with graceful long-winged whales
11th July 2012 Anna Cucknell
After a week based in Boston, Song of the Whale and team headed out to Stellwagen Bank, off Cape Cod, to help conduct a Read more »
Havana, we have a problem – wild animals belong in the wild!
11th July 2012 Jason Bell
I don’t know about you, but when I think of Cuba, I think music, revolution, passion, and of time stood still.  I 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 »
6th April 2007
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) today announced that the last opportunity to move the gorillas during optimal weather conditions – essential for the welfare of the animals – had passed. The next opportu Read more »
4th April 2007
Dubai is a major regional and global travel and commercial hub that offers IFAW the opportunity to reach a large and diverse audience with its awareness building and educational programs. Further, the U.A.E.’s regional and global leadership Read more »
2nd April 2007
The team traveled by plane and helicopter and observed a single sealing vessel as it began hunting seals on the opening day of the Gulf hunt. As expected, sealers were shooting at seals on small ice pans from their boat. “What we saw today w Read more »
2nd April 2007
Canada has allowed over one million seals to be killed in the past three years. With this year’s commercial total allowable catch limit set at 270,000 seals, this becomes the fourth consecutive year in which the government allocation has exc Read more »
30th March 2007
China's 1993 ban on domestic trade of tiger bones has been essential in contributing to preventing the extinction of wild tigers by curbing demand in what historically has been the world’s largest consumer market for tiger parts and products Read more »
29th March 2007
Even the death of thousands of newborn pups in the Gulf of Saint-Laurent due to global warming has not prompted the Canadian authorities to cancel the hunt as recommended by the experts. In this particular respect, Canada's attitude can be qualifi Read more »
29th March 2007
In recent years, the government has set the yearly TAC around 300,000 animals, a number well above the sustainable levels estimated by its own scientists. This year, despite poor ice conditions that could result in 100% natural seal pup mortality, Read more »
27th March 2007
“The conditions this year are disastrous. I’ve surveyed this region for six years and I haven’t seen anything like this.“ said Sheryl Fink, a senior researcher with IFAW.  “There is wide open water and almost no s Read more »
14th March 2007
According to the latest reports from scientific agencies in Canada, ice conditions on Canada’s east coast are shaping up to be among the worst on record. Current ice conditions in the Gulf of St. Lawrence appear to be worse than in 2002, whe 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 »
4th March 2013 by Adrian Hiel
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Peter Pueschel gives us an update from the floor of CITES CoP 16. Read more »
Unveiling the Ivory Trade Online
4th March 2013 by
Urgent, interactive and as close as your nearest internet link, that’s IFAW’s Unveiling the Ivory Trade, an Read more »
The welfare basis for euthanasia of dogs and cats and policy development
4th March 2013 by
IFAW works from the concept of ‘adequate guardianship’, which requires that an animal’s basic needs are Read more »
HUMANE DOG POPULATION MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE
4th March 2013 by
All the organisations within the ICAM Coalition seek to improve animal welfare as a common purpose, and as a priority. Dog Read more »
Humane cat population management guidance
4th March 2013 by
Lethal methods of population control aim to eradicate or significantly decrease cat populations through culling a target Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
4th March 2013 by
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 »
Adequate guardianship pet care poster
4th March 2013 by
Download our poster illustrating the requirements for adequate guardianship. Read more »
How to stay up to date on CoP 16 IFAW news from CITES in Bangkok, Thailand
3rd March 2013 by Adrian Hiel
The 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species has begun here in Read more »
CITES Photos and Video for Press
3rd March 2013 by
Preview images here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/animalrescueblog/sets/72157632893025222/ High resolution hand-out images 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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