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Stealing dogs for the dog meat trade has become an organized crime.
14th March 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
On March 2nd, a truck loaded with 900 dogs destined for slaughter was stopped by animal welfare supporters in Chong Qing Read more »
14th March 2013 Peter Pueschel
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes offers some thoughts from the floor of the CITES CoP 16 meeting in Bangkok, Read more »
Project Web was launched following prior investigations by IFAW that found ivory
13th March 2013 Azzedine Downes
On March 7, at the 16th meeting of the Parties of CITES in Bangkok, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and INTERPOL Read more »
One of the project’s resident dogs, wakes up from a slumber and ambles over to M
12th March 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Maria Limani moved to Cape Town from the Eastern Cape in 1991.  She has two children, one grandchild and two dogs. I Read more »
4 reasons to read ‘Unveiling the Ivory Trade’, our digital magazine and iPad app
11th March 2013 Christina Pretorius
What makes ‘Unveiling the Ivory Trade’ different to the others? Why should you read it? Here are my four short Read more »
A historic day at CITES for sharks
11th March 2013 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Today, March 11, was a big day for sharks and may be one of the biggest days in CITES history for the conservation of these Read more »
8th March 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
Last week I shared a video overview from the first seal ban hearing at World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Read more »
A cold day at CITES with little comfort for polar bears
8th March 2013 Jeffrey Flocken
CNN International spoke with the author just after the vote at CITES in Bangkok, Thailand. After years of planning, months Read more »
CITES Partner Spotlight: INTERPOL’s Project WEB combats online wildlife crime
7th March 2013 Tania McCrea-Steele
Today saw the launch of the first ever internationally coordinated enforcement investigation into the online ivory trade. Read more »
27th February 2015
Watch Pelusa’s amazing transformation back to health after tragedgy left her thin and sickly. Pelusa’s story Watch Video »
26th February 2015
The war in Eastern Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Cease-fires are Watch Video »
26th February 2015
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Watch Video »
24th February 2015
About three years ago I received a phone call from award-winning German documentary filmmaker Jakob Kneser. It was shortly Watch Video »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
11th February 2015
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Watch Video »
13th February 2015
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Watch Video »
26th January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
12th January 2015
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Watch Video »
IFAW Relief Work for Animals Begins in Malawi
23rd February 2015
Week one, and relief efforts to save thousands of animals in flood ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, have kicked off successfully with nearly 3,500 animals vaccinated to protect them from disease. In the coming weeks the IFAW (International Fund for A Read more »
Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade
20th February 2015
Law enforcers from Malawi and Zambia gathered in Lusaka this week to participate in a high level training exercise aimed to ensure their success in targeting ivory retailers and thus disrupting the grisly ivory supply chain. The training was funded b Read more »
Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants
11th February 2015
– Groups say uplisting species under Endangered Species Act is important tool to fight ivory trade – Today, a coalition of wildlife groups — the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org), The Humane Society of the U Read more »
Malawi Floods – IFAW Relief Effort to Save Thousands of  Stranded Animals
10th February 2015
A relief effort to save thousands of farm and companion animals stranded by extreme flooding in cyclone ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, begins in the worst hit region today. An IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) led Disaster Response Team Read more »
EU Commission releases amended EU seal products regulations
6th February 2015
The EU Commission today released an amended version of the EU regulations on seal products. The EU trade regulation on seals had to be revised in response to the findings of a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body decision. IFAW (Inter Read more »
South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar
22nd January 2015
The South African Government released shocking figures today showing the country lost a record 1,215 rhinos last year, approximately a 21% increase on 2013. “These numbers are a wake-up call for the world. We cannot lose the fight to protect rh Read more »
Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign
15th January 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) today released its new PROTECT PSA campaign. The series, which was conceived, directed and edited by actress, director and IFAW ambassador Joely Fisher, features notable Hollywood persona Read more »
Overwhelming response from UK public to appeal for mittens to help koalas injure
9th January 2015
UK animal lovers have given a fantastic response to an appeal by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to make mittens for koalas injured in the Australian bushfires – so much so that rescuers now have all they need for the rest of t Read more »
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7th January 2015
A smaller than usual Japanese whaling fleet is due to leave port in Shimonoseki tomorrow (Thursday) to carry out research in the Antarctic - but no whales will be harpooned after the World Court ruled last year that its ‘scientific’ whali Read more »
Amboseli Project - IFAW picture book 2014
T he Amboseli National Park’s small size of 392 kilometres squared cannot support the ecological needs of its 1,400 ele Read more »
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation f Read more »
Protecting Whales
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
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World of Animals Issue 20
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Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi 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 »
A sad ending for two grizzly bears
12th September 2013 by Gail A’Brunzo
We work hard every day at The International Fund for Animal Welfare to ensure that animals in our care are given the best Read more »
Our friend, the slow loris.
12th September 2013 by Hanna Lentz
Janice Girardi of the IFAW- supported Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) has shared the following stories of their daily Read more »
12th September 2013 by
The Huntsman of the Seavington Hunt today admitted an offence of hunting a fox with dogs at Yeovil Magistrates’ Court Read more »
Street dogs are a major problem in communities throughout the world.
11th September 2013 by Kate Nattrass Atema
Last week, 4-year-old Ionuţ Anghel and his 6-year-old brother were attacked by dogs in a park in Bucharest. His brother Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Playa del Carmen mobile unit, both veterinary and community hub
10th September 2013 by Erika Flores
Images from the work performed for animals by the IFAW mobile unit team and volunteers. The mobile unit gives our project Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement to destroy US ivory stockpile
9th September 2013 by
Statement from:  International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Read more »
Slideshow: what it takes to rehab three Amur tigers in Far East Russia
6th September 2013 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
UPDATE: In Primorye, the autumn is slowly coming. The tiger cubs activities have slightly changed: now, they stay Read more »
5th September 2013 by April Wobst
In this three part series, we follow the International Fund for Animal Welfare's purpose built research vessel, the Read more »
The author with Jim Nyamu as he departs IFAW headquarters on Cape Cod.
4th September 2013 by Azzedine Downes
Every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for their ivory - a luxury product that no one needs. The International Fund for Read more »

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

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Washington Post: "African lions are set to become the last big cat listed under the Endangered Species Act" - read more.

 

 

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