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When a risk becomes reality
21st January 2014 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
A very difficult day for our team; this morning we located a group of five elephants very close to our central base. Our Read more »
Commentary: why we’re fighting to protect one African black rhino
21st January 2014 Azzedine Downes
“There is a biological reason for this hunt, and it’s based on a fundamental premise of modern wildlife Read more »
Shifting the burden of proof means no trade in rhino horn – Pretoria, are you li
20th January 2014 Jason Bell
The highly questionable motive to reinstate a legalised trade in rhino horn, as is currently being purported by numerous Read more »
SLIDESHOW: In Cote d’Ivoire, first endangered bull elephant arrives at Azagny Na
20th January 2014 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The slideshow above is viewable on Flash capable systems only. Click this link for a YouTube video overview Read more »
Animal Rescue in action, partnerships that save animals
18th January 2014 Katie Moore
One of our goals at IFAW is to maximize the impact we have through synergies- whether within our own programs or with other Read more »
An expected adversary, Craigslist of South Africa becomes an animal welfare ally
16th January 2014 Kati Loeffler
As we shot through the streets of Pretoria, South Africa, Smaragda Louw of “Beauty Without Cruelty” explained to Read more »
Cote d'Ivoire elephant rescue: stakes high as team prepares for historic move
16th January 2014 Neil Greenwood
After meeting our capture team colleagues at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg, I jumped into a flight bound for Cote d' Read more »
EU Member States, Commission step toward affording wildlife the protections they
15th January 2014 Satyen Sinha
Today the European Parliament voted in favour of a Resolution on wildlife crime which calls for increased EU action to end Read more »
China's Twitter, called Weibo, helps generate momentum for animal welfare
14th January 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
Word spread like wildfire when a group of police officers from a coastal city in southern China posted an appeal on their Read more »
15th June 2012
In some ways, elephants are no different than you and me. They recognize themselves as individuals and as close-knit family Watch Video »
14th June 2012
Today a debate will begin in the Canadian Senate on Senator Mac Harb’s bill to end commercial sealing. A rational Watch Video »
1st June 2012
CEO Fred O’Regan, Siobhan Magnus and other IFAW staff discuss the 2012 Animal Action Awards. There are three things I Watch Video »
28th May 2012
Through through the spring  I was able twice to travel by train to the International Fund for Animal Welfare bear Watch Video »
24th May 2012
Yes, it’s happening again. A few weeks ago, the delicate state of peace in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was Watch Video »
Shamed whale meat rejected by ports and cargo companies is returned to Iceland
22nd July 2013
Unwanted whale meat arrived back in Iceland overnight after ports and cargo companies refused to play a part in its shameful passage to Japan. As the cargo vessel Pioneer Bay approached Reykjavik harbour it was joined by two whale watching vessels wi Read more »
World Court hearing of Japanese whaling case ends with hope of justice for whale
17th July 2013
As the International Court of Justice hearing of Australia’s case against Japanese whaling in the Antarctic drew to a close today (Tuesday), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) hopes it will bring an end to so-called scientific wha Read more »
Paradise Grows for Amboseli Elephants
17th July 2013
Space for elephants to roam free and safe at Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, grew by nearly 16,000 acres today, with the signing of a lease agreement between the local Maasai community and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – Read more »
Six days = 4.5 Tonnes Elephant Ivory Seized in  Mombasa, Kenya
9th July 2013
Monday’s seizure of three tonnes of elephant ivory in Mombasa Port brings to 4.5 tonnes of ivory seized in the Kenyan city in less than one week. Monday’s seizure of three tonnes was discovered disguised as a consignment of peanuts, while Read more »
Third hand-reared rhino gives birth in Manas
8th July 2013
As preparations to tackle potential flood emergencies are on at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), good news poured in for the rehabilitators, as yet another rhino hand-reared here gave birth to a healthy calf in the wild Read more »
Kenya Ivory Seizure Highlights US Crackdown  on Illegal Wildlife Trade
4th July 2013
Less than two days after US President Barack Obama announced a crackdown on illegal wildlife trade, the seizure of nearly 1.5 tonnes of ivory in Mombasa, Kenya has highlighted the need for an urgent response to a global calamity. The ivory, a mix of Read more »
Ports urged to reject attempts to use UK as route for the bloody trade in whale
2nd July 2013
UK ports are being urged to take a stand against whaling amid speculation they could be targeted as a transport route for meat from whales slaughtered in Iceland or Norway. Meat from the bloody whaling industry could potentially pass through several Read more »
Croatia joining EU is good for animals
1st July 2013
Croatia today became the 28th member of the European Union in a move that bodes well for animals in Croatia and in the remaining 27 countries of the EU. “Croatia has some excellent animal welfare legislation. IFAW looks forward to Croatia being Read more »
Response to President Obama’s Executive Order:  Combating Wildlife Trafficking
1st July 2013
IFAW STATEMENT: Jeffrey Flocken, IFAW North American Regional Director Illegal trade in wildlife around the planet is both rampant and shockingly destructive to humans and animals.  We applaud President Obama’s executive order to elevate t Read more »
The Taking of SEI and Humpback Whales by Japan Read more »
2011 Elephants Never Forget
Elephants, Never Forget brings the world of elephants — from the African savannah to Asian rain forests — right i Read more »
2010 IFAW Annual report
IFAW's 2010 Annual Report     Read more »
Tsavo Challenges, Solutions, Hopes July 2005 - June 2011
Looking back, it is amazing to see how much we have achieved in the past six years of our joint partnership with KWS. IFAW ha Read more »
IFAW Tsavo Conservation Area Animal Spotting Guide Playing Card Set. Standard set of playing cards featuring animal photos fr Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2010 update
Canada’s commercial seal hunt remains an industry predominantly based on the skins of seals aged 3 weeks to 3 months of Read more »
Guardians Of The Wild
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) Guardians of the Wild Project helps protec Read more »
The fight against wildlife trade can’t be won in a single summit
13th February 2014 by Azzedine Downes
Thanks to a number of expansive and diligent multi-nation enforcement operations, staggering amounts of illegal ivory— Read more »
The supporting partners the London Summit attendees cannot overlook
13th February 2014 by David Higgins
The London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade is an opportunity for the highest levels of government to come together as a 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 »

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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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