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3rd April 2015 Sheryl Fink
Warning this video contains graphic material. For now, there is peace on the ice.  Harp seals are currently “off Read more »
Building a brighter future for elephants at Amboseli National Park
1st April 2015 Helen Nash
Growing up just outside of London, the closest I ever got to seeing a wild animal was squirrels in my back garden and the Read more »
Shot dog recovering
27th March 2015 Shannon Walajtys
For many months, danger and chaos have been a part of daily life at the Gorlovka animal shelter in Eastern Ukraine.  Read more »
Groups like IFAW are being pleaded to rescue the thousands of animals that will
26th March 2015 Kelly Donithan
Undeniably, good news has been streaming in recently regarding the use of wild animals in circus performances such as the Read more »
26th March 2015 David Higgins
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Read more »
Participants and Facilitators at the PWT training
26th March 2015 Jacqueline Nyagah
Samuel Mutua is the Wildlife Trade Officer for IFAW East Africa. He is primarily responsible for the planning and Read more »
Lopare’s dogs gradually gained more and more allies, until the whole community a
24th March 2015 Rebecca Brimley
I recognized the black and tan dog at once, even though she had noticeably changed — she had put on weight, and was Read more »
If we don’t deal with demand for ivory in China, the battle for elephants in Afr
24th March 2015 Jason Bell
I left the African Elephant Summit in Kasane on Monday with mixed feelings as to whether we are actually making progress Read more »
The clients of the Berlin Tiertafel rejoice in the company of Almo Natu
24th March 2015 Alexa Kessler
Today the doors are open at the Berlin Tiertafel Food & Veterinary Clinic, which is a food bank for pets of people with Read more »
13th May 2014
The video above features some of the adorable bear cubs under care at the IFAW Orphaned Bear Rescue Center in Russia. The Watch Video »
9th May 2014
For Mother’s Day, IFAW is sharing some video of mothers and young of the species we protect. --ED Harp seals give Watch Video »
10th May 2014
For Mother’s Day, IFAW is sharing some video of mothers and young of the species we protect. --ED When you’re Watch Video »
8th May 2014
For Mother’s Day, IFAW is sharing some video of mothers and young of the species we protect. -- ED That moment of Watch Video »
23rd April 2014
BAWA videographer Adithio Noviello produced an outstanding video “From the Trash Dump to Place of Honour,”, Watch Video »
14th April 2014
In Newfoundland and Labrador, the commercial seal hunt is a thing of legend. It’s a very important part of the Watch Video »
7th April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
28th February 2014
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track Watch Video »
Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s
18th September 2014
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony
18th September 2014
On Sunday, September 21st, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise public awareness on the plight of rhinos. At 11am at Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic and Bratislava Zoo i Read more »
Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at int
16th September 2014
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Read more »
Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16th September 2014
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisio Read more »
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15th September 2014
Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and Read more »
Important Day for Sharks as New Protection  Measures go into Action
14th September 2014
Conservationists have called for 14th September to be declared World Shark Day, as a landmark decision to better protect sharks goes into action today. It is estimated that up to 100-million sharks are killed each year for the voracious shark fin tra Read more »
Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International
12th September 2014
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Protecting elephants to benefit people
3rd September 2014
A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya’s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatib Read more »
New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa
28th August 2014
The earth’s largest land mammal is in crisis – on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. A new article published in the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources & Environment journal explores the int Read more »
IFAW Proposal Asian Big Cats
• The document provides draft Decisions contained in Annex 1 and proposed amendments to Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. Co Read more »
IFAW Proposal for shark conservation
Inclusion of oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, in Appendix II with the following annotation: The entry into Read more »
IFAW Proposal for polar bear protection
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading sci Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the fina Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
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 »
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22nd April 2015 by Erica Martin
We are constantly bombarded with reminders that our planet and the species living here are in trouble. There are melting ice Read more »
We are seeking to ensure there is more effective legislation, greater enforcemen
21st April 2015 by Tania McCrea-Steele
In a world where the poaching and capture of wildlife to feed the demand for both live animals and their body parts remains Read more »
Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory
21st April 2015 by
More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to media reports out of Bangkok today. The 739 ivory Read more »
AAE participants have created more than 100,000 pieces of artwork.
18th April 2015 by Elena Zharkova
More than 60,000 people will visit the AAE Beluga whales exhibition at the Darwin museum in Moscow and see a selection Read more »
When empathy is regulated, molded, focused by rational consideration and, import
17th April 2015 by Cynthia Milburn
For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern Read more »
16th April 2015 by Michelle Cliffe
In the video above, watch members of the team discuss their efforts to protect dogs from the cold of the Canadian winter. Read more »
Don Luis tells me he is lucky, since some of his neighbours lost all their anima
15th April 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
This post was filed recently by Elena Garde, Program Director for our partners in Chile, the Global Alliance for Animals and Read more »
Before Bizoo is released, he needed to be acclimatized to the wild.
14th April 2015 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
This first-hand experience was shared by Debahutee Roy, who is an Assistant Field Officer at the Centre for Bear Read more »
14th April 2015 by Vicki Fishlock
Watch the author’s video above, as the OA family greet their newest addition, a healthy baby boy. Elephant greetings Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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