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IFAW Marine Mammal Conservation and Animal Welfare Research Award winner, Simon
19th December 2013 Sharon Livermore
Last week in Dunedin, New Zealand, some 1,200 attendees gathered for the Society of Marine Mammalogy biennial conference. Read more »
IFAW East Africa Regional Director, James Isiche, Iain Douglas Hamilton and Dr.
18th December 2013 James Isiche
The Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and the Read more »
Chinese government action will save endangered species
17th December 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
While it might be seen by the majority of the western world as a mere footnote, the joint decree by the general offices of Read more »
International polar bear conservation: Canada vs the world?
16th December 2013 Sheryl Fink
The International Forum on Polar Bear Conservation took place earlier this month in Moscow, Russia. The meeting, organized Read more »
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16th December 2013 Jennifer Gardner
It’s been now more than five weeks since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines.  While the Read more »
Ontai, a former poacher turned animal keeper, receives award
13th December 2013 Sheren Shrestha
Maheshwar “Ontai” Basumataryone of the IFAW-WTI animal keepers who was also featured in the documentary " Read more »
Inspired scout helps Kenya Wildlife Service nab an elephant poacher
13th December 2013 Jacqueline Nyagah
Jackson Sitonik, a married father of two and a proud game scout on the Kenyan park system’s grasslands, is a hero. Read more »
François Hollande commits France to the "urgent" fight against wildlife crime
12th December 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
In our fight to protect endangered species, there are certain days that allow us to measure how far we have come and show Read more »
Dramatic impacts of climate change on animals must be addressed
11th December 2013 Paul Todd
With the recent United Nations Framework on Climate Change negotiations in Warsaw now concluded, it is important to Read more »
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 »
5th May 2014
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city best known as the birthplace of legendary Elvis Presley is no stranger to tornados. As a year- Watch Video »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
28th May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
Whales forum overcomes deadlock but whalers harpoon sanctuary proposal
2nd July 2012
As the first day of the 64th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) drew to a close in Panama today, fears that dirty tactics by pro-whalers might sabotage it from the outset were overcome, but an opportunity to provide lasting Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Names New Board Chairman
29th June 2012
Ms. Kathleen Savesky has been appointed the new Chair of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), bringing a wealth of animal welfare and education expertise to the role. Ms. Savesky has more than 35 years of leadership in the Read more »
Working to steer whales meeting into calmer waters
29th June 2012
On the eve of the annual meeting of the conservation body set up to protect whales – the International Whaling Commission (IWC) – there are fears this year’s meeting could be over before it begins. As delegates from around the world Read more »
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27th June 2012
Nearly five tonnes of elephant ivory and thousands of ivory ornaments went up in smoke in Gabon, Central West Africa this morning. The bonfire, lit by President Ali Bongo Ondimba, once and for all put Government stockpiles of legal and confiscated tu Read more »
Three Tonnes of Ivory Vanish as Thieves Loot Southern Africa Stockpiles
22nd June 2012
The audacious looting by thieves of ivory stockpiles from two southern African countries in as many months – including the bumper theft of three tonnes of tusks in Zambia – has flagged concerns for the security of stockpiles throughout th Read more »
INTERPOL completes largest ever international anti-ivory operation while Chinese
19th June 2012
INTERPOL have arrested more than 200 people, seized almost 2 tonnes of contraband ivory, 20kg of rhino horn and military grade automatic weapons in an operation that spanned three months and 14 African countries. Operation WORTHY saw INTERPOL and IFA Read more »
IFAW spearheads crime fighting on the worldwide web
18th June 2012
Wildlife law enforcement experts from Asia, Africa and the United States discussed regional and international enforcement cooperation to combat wildlife crime, at a meeting today in Nanning, Guangxi Province. The meeting between China and Association Read more »
IFAW research vessel to study endangered whales in U.S. waters
12th June 2012
IFAW’s, (the International Fund for Animal Welfare, www.ifaw.org) research vessel, The Song of the Whale is contributing to one of the most comprehensive whale studies in the world - conducting critical research to help save whales from collisi Read more »
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11th June 2012
At a time when whales face more threats than ever before, the conservation body set up to protect them is also in troubled waters. In just a few weeks’ time, the 64th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) is due to take p Read more »
Bait and Watch
Popularization of Alternatives to Dolphin Oil Among Fishermen for the Conservation of the Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista Read more »
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Black and Grey: Illegal Ivory in Japanese Markets 2nd edition
The second edition of ‘Black and Grey’ -Illegal Ivory in Japanese Markets, brings to the readers the fundamental Read more »
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Beyond the Ban
If the killing of the endangered Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsoniil) is to stop, the trade in shahtoosh, the wool culled Read more »
Variation in Ice Cover on the East Coast of Canada: 1969 to 2002
Recent qualitative observation of reduced ice presence on th eeast coast of Canada suggests that yearly ice coverage in this Read more »
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Whales & Fisheries
The desire by some countries to lift the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) moratorium on commercial whaling and Read more »
Jumbo Express
A Scientific Approach to Understanding and Mitigating Elephant Mortality Due to Train Accidents in Rajaji National Park Read more »
First-ever transnational collaboration between Africa and China helps combat wil
13th February 2014 by James Isiche
Through an operation dubbed Operation Cobra II, a mission to combat transnational wildlife crime has achieved excellent Read more »
Canada’s commitment to end wildlife crime needs to start at home
13th February 2014 by Sheryl Fink
Canadians awoke to the shocking news this morning that a shipment of meat from endangered fin whales was allowed to be Read more »
International summit on illegal wildlife trade makes positive pledges to protect
13th February 2014 by
Positive measures to protect wildlife from illegal trade were pledged at today’s London Summit on the issue. Decision- Read more »
Ivory for sale at the 'China Arts & Crafts' department store in Tsim Sha Tsui di
12th February 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Even as the world’s leaders gather in London for the global wildlife trade summit, we all know what part of the world Read more »
Strong protection measures for wildlife sought as international summit on illega
12th February 2014 by
As decision-makers from around 50 countries meet in London tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss illegal wildlife trade, strong Read more »
10 Years of Pet Night tonight – Helping animals, people and communities
12th February 2014 by
Tonight’s European Pet Night marks a decade of raising awareness around pets and the remarkable contributions of Read more »
Continued auction site partner efforts will help end online wildlife crime
11th February 2014 by Tania McCrea-Steele
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been investigating the sale of wildlife products over the Internet Read more »
11th February 2014 by Sheryl Fink
It’s official: Canada, and Norway have now all formally appealed the ruling by the World Trade Organization Read more »
African elephants have been decimated by poaching. Today’s White House announcem
11th February 2014 by Jeffrey Flocken
For nearly a decade, poachers and criminal syndicates have been beating the system and driving hundreds of species closer 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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