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One of the Russian children's elephant drawings.
3rd April 2012 Elena Zharkova
Every year in my hands gets the treasure. Precious, beautiful, sincere children's drawings, each written with love, care Read more »
IFAW CEO Fred O'Regan and IFAW Middle East Regional Director Dr. Elsayed Ahmed M
2nd April 2012 Fred O'Regan
Earlier this month, I had a chance to travel to the Middle East and to visit the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
Spotlight Libya: Crisis over for animals at the Tripoli Zoo
30th March 2012 Michael Booth
Almost eight months after war exploded all around them, the animals at the Tripoli Zoo have finally found peace. The Read more »
Elephant and rhino rescues in India: hope for compassionate conservation
29th March 2012 Fred O'Regan
While I was in Assam, India in March, I was thrilled to learn that Soni, a five-year old female elephant, that we rescued, Read more »
Ruby in hospital in early February. c. IFAW/L. Cant-Haylett
29th March 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Any dog or cat living in Khayelitsha, Cape Town can count itself extremely lucky if it finds itself at the Mdzananda Animal Read more »
28th March 2012 Sheryl Fink
This post was modified from a yet unpublished letter to the editors of Canada’s Corner Brook Western Star newspaper Read more »
Spotlight UK: Finding safe haven for animal victims of domestic violence
27th March 2012 Hanna Lentz
So many of us know and have experienced the close bond that exists between people and their animal companions.  Such a Read more »
POETRY! World-class whale research vessel sails for U.S., Iceland
27th March 2012 Patrick Ramage
There lies the port; the vessel puffs her sail: There gloom the dark, broad seas. My mariners, Souls that have toil’ Read more »
UK Parliament helping to ramp up wildlife crime enforcement
26th March 2012 Tania McCrea-Steele
The recent slaughter of hundreds of elephants in Cameroon for their ivory and the tragic death of some of those out there Read more »
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 »
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 »
6th July 2006
Mt. Merapi, a 2,965-meter-high volcano, has threatened eruption since May 13 and has spewed sulfur and heat clouds into the sky. On June 16, a 700-degree Celsius heat cloud struck nearby villages and spread ash across areas of Yogyakarta and Centr Read more »
5th July 2006
The ivory was found in two shipments traveling from Tanzania in East Africa to Manila, Philippines and included 350 African elephant tusks – representing at least 175 dead elephants. Officials believe this could be the largest illegal ivory Read more »
30th June 2006
The song “Don’t Be Cruel” has been rewritten with the lyrics:Don’t Be Cruel – to Whales You know I won’t be found, Swimming in the deep blue sea, The Japanese are coming ‘round,They’re going to h Read more »
29th June 2006
The team discovered 300-500 baby terns, some only a day old, dead in the surf and littered across the beach. More than a dozen live baby terns were found and rushed to intensive care at IBRRC’s center in San Pedro. Fish & Wildlife and th Read more »
28th June 2006
Despite a global moratorium on whaling set by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in 1986, the government of Japan continues to hunt more than 1,000 whales a year as part of what it calls its government-run “scientific” whaling Read more »
20th June 2006
The demonstration came on the last day of the 58th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) taking place June 16-20 at the Marriott Resort in St. Kitts. Just yesterday, the IWC passed a resolution by consensus stating that, “the Read more »
19th June 2006
The preliminary findings show that the region’s whale watching activities have increased 45% for the period 1998-2005, with a total of 109,540 whale watchers in 2005 alone. The report also found that the Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Gu Read more »
18th June 2006
Despite having gained 33 votes in favor, 32 votes against, and 1 abstention, the status of this declaration within the IWC is as yet unclear, with a number of governments challenging the validity of the vote. In addition to challenging the voting Read more »
17th June 2006
Australia’s Minister for the Environment and Heritage, the Honorable Ian Campbell, heralded the report today at the IWC meeting saying, “this paper I commend to anyone who wants to have a thorough understanding of the killing methods t 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 »
OOGR scouts with the one recovered tusk.
19th December 2012 by Evan Mkala
It was late afternoon of Sunday the 28th October 2012 on Olgulului – Ololorashi lands in Amboseli. The sun was Read more »
IFAW's Bernard Tulito, trying to pacify and rescue the orphaned baby elephant Ph
18th December 2012 by Bernard. M. Tulito
On Saturday November 17th around 6.00 in the morning, I was awakened by a distress call from Saibolo, a community Read more »
Helping dogs and cats in Playa del Carmen
18th December 2012 by
IFAW approaches helping communities care for their dogs and cats by working with community leaders and local partners to Read more »
17th December 2012 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the author and supporting staff interviewed Read more »
In the Philippines, Typhoon Pablo serves as a vivid reminder of why we reach out
16th December 2012 by Jennifer Gardner
Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental and Agusan del Sur are areas that many people would not be able to point out on a map. Read more »
14th December 2012 by Anna Fillipova
On November 27, three young tigers appeared near a military unit located 8 km away from Yakovlevka village, Primorsky krai Read more »
Azzedine Downes appointed new President and CEO of IFAW
14th December 2012 by
The Board of Directors of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today announced the appointment of Read more »
World of Animals Issue 14
14th December 2012 by
World of Animals Issue 14 Read more »
Trinkets and carvings made from ivory are among the items to avoid when purchasi
13th December 2012 by Adrian Hiel
Planning on taking a vacation? If you’re like most people, you’ll want to bring the folks back home souvenirs 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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