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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 »
Collecting samples from a harpooned minke whale on the Japanese factory ship Nis
10th December 2013 Patrick Ramage
The meeting is so large it’s only held every two years. The participants list is chock-full of heavyweights. The 20th Read more »
5 posts you may have missed, a weekly animal welfare briefing
6th December 2013 J.C. Bouvier
Another active week here at headquarters gathering, distilling and publishing news about IFAW team efforts for animals from Read more »
Nelson Mandela – 1918-1913
6th December 2013 Azzedine Downes
Nelson Mandela, first president of a free and democratic South Africa, and the true embodiment of nobility, compassion, Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Supporters send in swatches of love for warrior, Lily the dog in Sout
5th December 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Two years to the day after Lily – we call her Lily, the Warrior Dog – was rescued after being buried alive Read more »
EU takes important steps for elephants but the road ahead remains longs
5th December 2013 Satyen Sinha
This week, the EU has promised €12.3 million to be spent on MIKES - “Minimising the Illegal Killing of Elephants Read more »
Killed by their Keepers – 300 Rhino Extinct in Mozambique side of Great Limpopo
26th April 2013
Poachers, aided by game rangers, have killed every single rhino in the Mozambique section of one of Southern Africa’s most vaunted transfrontier parks. Media today report 15 rhino in Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park were killed last mon Read more »
A harp seal pup on the ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence © IFAW/S. Cook
25th April 2013
The European General Court today upheld the EU trade regulation on seal products. In a strongly-worded and crystal clear decision the court dismissed any concerns that either the EU seal trade regulation, or its implementation, lacked a legal basis. Read more »
Elephant Tourism under Fire as  Handler Dies
18th April 2013
The trampling to death of an elephant handler in South Africa this week has again thrown into sharp focus the dangers of the elephant-back safari industry. On Monday an experienced handler at the Elephant Sanctuary, near Hartebeespoort Dam, North Wes Read more »
Newfoundland and Labrador © IFAW/S. Cook
9th April 2013
Canada’s commercial seal hunt opens off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador today, despite a lack of demand for seal products and restrictions on seal products in 34 countries. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) questions why t Read more »
Emergency cash sent to Cyprus to save animals threatened by starvation during fi
8th April 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has sent desperately needed emergency funds to Cyprus to help feed animals facing starvation because of the current financial crisis. Donations to Cypriot shelters have completely Read more »
First wild rhino calf born in India to a mother hand-raised by IFAW-WTI
8th April 2013
A healthy, female calf has been born in Manas National Park, to a rhinoceros hand-raised by IFAW-WTI as an orphan and moved to the park as part of a species reintroduction. “This is the first calf born in the wild in India from a rhino that had Read more »
IFAW calls on Japan to end its cruel whaling for good as fleet returns with lowe
5th April 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) is urging Japan to abandon its dying whaling industry as the fleet returns to port with its lowest Antarctic catch since ‘scientific whaling’ began in 1987. In December last ye Read more »
archive photo © IFAW/a.dintino
20th March 2013
Protection for elephants, or just an elaborate sham? That’s the question being asked after trucks transporting four young elephants were intercepted while transferring the calves to a “rehabilitation” centre last week. According to Read more »
Killing Spree Slaughters 86 Elephants in Chad
18th March 2013
Poachers in Chad have slaughtered 86 elephants, including 33 pregnant females, in less than a week. The elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory hacked out. It is the worst killing spree of elephants since early 20 Read more »
Protecting Bears Around the World
Around the world, safe wild places for bears are disappearing. Mankind is destroying bear habitat at an alarming rate, and to Read more »
Wildlife Interaction Plan
The Wildlife Interaction Plan enables municipalities to develop and implement practical community-based approaches for foster Read more »
Animals in the Community Education
This action encourages municipalities to work in partnership with schools, state agencies, and other community organizations Read more »
Companion Animal Management Plan
A Companion Animal Management Plan is a tool for Municipalities to establish humane, efficient, and effective solutions to co Read more »
A status update on 15 species of disappearing wild cats & canids Read more »
No Return To Cruelty
No Return to Cruelty Publication Read more »
Management plan will better serve amazing pair of dogs in Puerto Natales, Chile
31st January 2014 by Joaquin de la Torre
Recently I was heading to a radio interview in Puerto Natales, Chile when I came across this beautiful dog. At the Read more »
Now proven protocols pave way for release of two male rhinos into the wild
30th January 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
Two sub-adult male rhinos, named Gopal and Hari, were relocated to Manas National Park from the Wildlife Rescue Centre Read more »
With a New Year in China comes a new campaign
30th January 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Chinese New Year is a time for giving, when millions of Chinese visit families and friends bearing gifts to celebrate the Read more »
Cote d'Ivoire African forest elephant move news round up
29th January 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
In the video overview above, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Director for France and Francophone Africa, C Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Amur tiger Zolushka doing well after release back into the wil
28th January 2014 by Gail A’Brunzo
For those who have been following the story of Zolushka, an orphaned Amur tiger rehabilitated and released back to the wild Read more »
ARCHIVE Photo  © IFAW/D. Gadomski
28th January 2014 by
Members of the public are being urged to donate their unwanted ivory items to be crushed to raise awareness of the illegal Read more »
An urgent appeal to EU States: destroy your confiscated ivory stockpiles
27th January 2014 by Satyen Sinha
IFAW has joined with 10 other NGOs to urge EU member states to destroy their ivory stockpiles. It’s highly unusual Read more »
27th January 2014 by Sheryl Fink
Did the Department of Obsolete Industry stir a nostalgia for the fragrant smell of burning blubber? Were you hoping to be Read more »
Two more elephants safely arrive at their new home in Cote d'Ivoire
25th January 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The sun rose this morning to a joyful day full of promises. Despite our fatigue, we all have enormous grins on our faces. 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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