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When it comes to poaching, hate the crime, not the criminal
4th March 2014 Azzedine Downes
All poachers are not inherently evil. We know that in impoverished countries killing animals for their parts is often done Read more »
Have we forgotten to look at things from our dogs’ perspective?
4th March 2014 Janice Hannah
Sometimes I wonder how much we understand about dogs.  Our own dogs, dogs in the park, dogs on the street in Read more »
CLAW South Africa find themselves refugees, for the moment
4th March 2014 Cora Bailey
Cora Bailey is Special Advisor Companion Animals for IFAW; she also founded and runs Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) in Read more »
Everyday should be World Wildlife Day
3rd March 2014 Azzedine Downes
We must appreciate wildlife. We must celebrate wildlife. And we must champion wildlife. Everyday. Let this occasion— Read more »
Spotlight South Africa: teaching the inaugural World Wildlife Day class
3rd March 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Having trouble viewing the slideshow above? Click here. World Wildlife Day takes place today, 3rd March 2014, as declared Read more »
Exciting new research project aims to protect the endangered blue whale from dea
28th February 2014 Russell Leaper
IFAW is embarking on an exciting new collaborative project that could make a real impact on one of the world’s most Read more »
Rehabilitated Russian tigers heading into the homestretch
28th February 2014 Ekaterina Blidchenko
They grow up so fast. Three tiger cubs at the Rehabilitation Center for Rare Species in Alexeevka, Russia are heading into Read more »
John Kerry sets a dire, but hopeful stage at Economist Ocean Summit
28th February 2014 Patrick Ramage
Click on the image above to see Secretary Kerry's remarks. John Forbes Kerry is the most ocean-centered U.S. Secretary Read more »
28th February 2014 Robert Kless
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track Read more »
1st April 2013
Toma, seen taking her first steps in the video above, is one of six orphaned bear cubs recently rescued in Russia and Watch Video »
28th March 2013
Last November, villagers from Anini, a small and remote town in Northeast India, spotted four tiger cubs moving around their Watch Video »
18th March 2013
I was completely shocked to hear that 86 elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory Watch Video »
  A video update from Geneva, Switzerland on Canada's WTO challenge to the EU seal import ban by IFAW's EU Watch Video »
15th March 2013
In order to support the Congolese authorities in their efforts to reinforce the protection of the forest elephants that Watch Video »
19th March 2013
Take a moment to watch this video on the recent elephant collaring in Amboseli and learn more of IFAW’s partnership Watch Video »
14th March 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes offers some thoughts from the floor of the CITES CoP 16 meeting in Bangkok, Watch Video »
8th March 2013
Last week I shared a video overview from the first seal ban hearing at World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
6th March 2013
In this video International Fund for Animal Welfare Director for International Agreements, Peter Pueschel Watch Video »
Ship Strike Rule Renewed:  A Win for Whales
10th December 2013
Hours prior to the rule’s scheduled expiration, the Obama Administration’s announcement today of its decision to uphold the Ship Strike Rule is an important development in the ongoing efforts to protect endangered right whales.  Howe Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) in cooperation w
10th December 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation and CMS Secretariat are organizing training on prevention of wildlife trafficking on sharks and other marine species. The Read more »
IFAW Applauds China for Banning Wild Animals from Official Dinner Tables
9th December 2013
The Chinese Government yesterday issued a ban ruling out serving dishes containing shark fins, bird nests and other wild animal products at official reception dinners. The ban is part of a sweeping government crackdown on corruption, excessive spendi Read more »
Japanese fleet heads to Antarctica to harpoon whales – despite pending World Cou
7th December 2013
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales – despite a pending World Court ruling on whether or not its actions are lawful. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Read more »
Getting Real – Urgent Plan Hopes to  Reverse Onslaught on Elephants
4th December 2013
Hope for the future of elephants grew a little rosier today, when ministerial delegates to the IUCN African Elephant Summit in Botswana agreed to take urgent action to halt poaching and ivory trafficking. Importantly, delegates committed to classifyi Read more »
© IFAW/Riccardo Gangale
4th December 2013
An exercise to fit tracking collars on four elephants within the Amboseli eco system was completed in Kenya today. The GPS collars, which transmit a satellite and radio signal, map out the elephants’ migratory routes and identify how expansivel Read more »
At Moscow polar bear forum, IFAW calls for an end to international commercial tr
3rd December 2013
At an international polar bear forum this week marking the 40th anniversary of the “Agreement on the Conservation of the Polar Bear”, the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) called on countries to go further in addressing the thr Read more »
Scottish university criticised for supporting Iceland’s cruel whaling programme
25th November 2013
The University of Aberdeen is being urged to publicly sever links with Iceland’s whaling programme after its researchers analysed data from whales harpooned in Iceland under the guise of ‘scientific whaling’. The International Fund Read more »
 WTO Releases Ruling on EU seal products ban
25th November 2013
Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released its final ruling on Canada and Norway’s challenge of the European Union’s ban on seal products. The WTO panel has found the main element of the ban to be WTO compliant. The International Read more »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively that Read more »
World Trade Organization (WTO) EU Seal Ban
Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is Read more »
Helping dogs and cats in Playa del Carmen
IFAW approaches helping communities care for their dogs and cats by working with community leaders and local partners to ensu Read more »
World of Animals Issue 14
World of Animals Issue 14 Read more »
Victories For Animals
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
Grey seals in the Atlantic: To cull or not to cull?
A report on grey seals in the Atlantic and the issue of whether to cull. Read more »
2012 Iceland cetacean cruise report Iceland March 13
This report summarises research activities carried out by the Song of the Whale (SOTW) team in Iceland in August and Septembe Read more »
Defending Seals
Each year in Canada, tens of thousands of baby harp seals are killed for their pelts. Read more »
Blue whales abound in the shipping lanes just off Sri Lankan coast
19th March 2014 by Susannah Calderan
After the first few weeks of our research just off the southern coast of Sri Lanka, we have had more than 40 blue whale Read more »
Freddie the Fox and friends to watch as pack of hounds ‘chase’ a stag around Par
19th March 2014 by
IFAW’s costumed fox will look on as two eye-catching ad vans chase each other around Westminster tomorrow (Thursday 20 Read more »
A worrying trend in France as ivory is sold regularly at its auction houses
18th March 2014 by Mia Crnojevic
Recently, an auction in Cannes in the South of France saw the price of ivory reach an all-time high for the sale of 47 Read more »
The major victory for animal welfare — that animal welfare is recognized as a le
18th March 2014 by Sheryl Fink
Discussions began today before the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In Canada, much has been made of the Read more »
Spotlight Africa: breaking ground on new KWS building in Amboseli
17th March 2014 by Jacqueline Nyagah
Walking through the office buildings at the Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters in Amboseli National Park, one cannot help Read more »
Spotlight India: one more gibbon family saved
14th March 2014 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
An Eastern Hoolock gibbon family was successfully captured yesterday by the IFAW-WTI rescue team stationed in Roing. Read more »
Kenya celebrates the inaugural World Wildlife Day
13th March 2014 by Jacqueline Nyagah
The last several months since the beginning of the year have been bitter-sweet for wildlife conservation and animal welfare Read more »
Little Mambo enjoying a walk on the grass. © IFAW-COP.
12th March 2014 by Jennifer Gardner
I am thrilled to report that Mambo is well on his way to a full recovery!  Two weeks after he was found under a house, Read more »
 EU hears concerns about marine mammals over the disturbance of seismic surveys
12th March 2014 by
Conservationists including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), OceanCare (www.oceancare.org) 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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