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Rebuttal: How many whales should be sold to the highest bidder? None.
11th January 2012 Patrick Ramage
In a ‘comment’ posted on Nature.com, authors Christopher Costello, Leah R. Gerber and Steven Gaines argue the Read more »
VIDEO: It’s not a question of animals or people
9th January 2012 Vivek Menon
As A Shawl to Die For, a documentary on Vimeo, amply shows, it’s possible to conserve wildlife while also helping Read more »
Warning: Wild animals do not make good pets
9th January 2012 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Public health officers in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, are taking action against people who keep wild animals in their homes Read more »
This was becoming like chasing the Holy Grail.
6th January 2012 Lesley O'Donnell
When the International Fund for Animal Welfare first requested access to some European Commission documents little did we Read more »
The arrival of tiny calves catalyse huge changes in the social dynamics of famil
6th January 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Recently, I met up with Steve Njumbi, Head of Programmes at the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Steve was trained Read more »
New Duke University/IFAW study shows HARP SEALS ON THIN ICE
5th January 2012 Sheryl Fink
In recent years, the IFAW Seal Team has witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of climate change on harp seal pups in Read more »
The IFAW Think Twice booth at Dubai International Airport
5th January 2012 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
On December 25, 2011, the International Fund for Animal Welfare office, Ministry of Environment and Water, Dubai Airports Read more »
Reflections from demand reduction workshops
4th January 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
Reflections from demand reduction workshops In late 2011, a series of workshops tackling specifically the rising demand in Read more »
A raptor is released from the BRRC in Beijing.
29th December 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
One thing I really like about the International Fund for Animal Welfare is that the organization never sleeps. At all times Read more »
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 »
25th February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
21st February 2014
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Watch Video »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
27th January 2014
Did the Department of Obsolete Industry stir a nostalgia for the fragrant smell of burning blubber? Were you hoping to be Watch Video »
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 »
16th June 2006
Japan’s proposal for secret ballots was defeated 33 votes to 30 votes with one abstention. The news of the Japan’s failed takeover of the IWC left the global conservation community relieved, but cautious. Dr. Joth Singh, IFAW Dire Read more »
16th June 2006
“We can not allow Japan to use its wealth to pressure our region into supporting its campaign to hunt whales,” said Dr. Joth Singh of Trinidad, Director of Wildlife and Habitat Protection with the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
World of Animals Issue 18
World of Animals Issue 18 Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
CA Audited Financials
Financial Statements For the Year Ended June 30, 2013 Read more »
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Welfare of animals under veterinary care
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 17
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
Time to act on our World Conservation Congress commitments
24th September 2012 by Peter Pueschel
Back from the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Korea, I am worried if we do not start to “walk our talk” as Read more »
Tony Hamilton from the BC Ministries of Environment holds the retrieved tracking
21st September 2012 by Gail A’Brunzo
Lori, Dean, Drew and Jason, the four grizzly bear cubs that were successfully rehabilitated and released back into the wilds Read more »
Free roaming elephants at Majete Wildlife Reserve in Malawi. © IFAW
21st September 2012 by Neil Greenwood
In June of 2009, the International Fund for Animal Welfare embarked on a massive project to relocate 83 elephants from the Read more »
The author at the IFAW closing event in Reykjavik with Svandís Svavarsdóttir, Ic
20th September 2012 by Robbie Marsland
As I travelled to Iceland on Sunday evening I was thinking about how all the pieces of our anti-whaling campaign in the Read more »
Joining forces across an ocean to protect animals
20th September 2012 by Sonja Van Tichelen
Animal welfare organisations from the US and Europe are meeting in Washington, D.C. for the 3rd meeting of the Transatlantic Read more »
Amber Valletta partners with IFAW to help California whales
20th September 2012 by
Actress and activist Amber Valletta joins the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) at the BLUE Ocean Read more »
Good news for Zak and Mika, seals saved from execution in a Canadian aquarium
19th September 2012 by Sheryl Fink
The story of Zak and Mika, two young harp seal pups at the Aquarium des Îles de la Madeleine in Quebec captured the Read more »
Elephants drinking in Serengeti Park, Tanzania. c. IFAW/E. Wamba
19th September 2012 by Adrian Hiel
Some good news from colleagues who are in Arusha, Tanzania this past week for the African Ministerial Conference on the Read more »
Zac and Mika (photo courtesy of Aquarium des Iles)
19th September 2012 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and nearly 140,000 people from across Canada and around the world are 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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