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Why we're joining an international network to address climate change
19th September 2014 Azzedine Downes
In the last twelve months alone, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s animal rescue team has responded to Read more »
Kenya Wildlife Service graduates fresh class from its Law Enforcement Academy
19th September 2014 Jacqueline Nyagah
A second group of ten community game rangers sponsored by IFAW to train at the Kenya Wildlife Service Law Enforcement Read more »
With IWC Officials looking on, US IWC Commissioner Russell Smith, Japan's Joji M
17th September 2014 Patrick Ramage
As I sit down to type up this blog, it’s 1:30 in the morning in Portoroz, Solvenia. And it’s been an up and down Read more »
AAE teacher workshops help instructors introduce animal welfare to students.
16th September 2014 Sheren Shrestha
A conscientious individual is an outcome of numerous factors. Responsible parents and good teachers are the most evident, Read more »
15th September 2014 Patrick Ramage
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Read more »
IWC65: EU protest pointless whaling in Iceland, will Reykjavík listen?
15th September 2014 Sigursteinn Masson
A demarche agreed by all 28 European Union member states was introduced today, September 15, as government delegations from Read more »
IWC65: International Whaling Commission news roundup
15th September 2014 J.C. Bouvier
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has been an active and vocal NGO observer of the proceedings at the International Read more »
Survey of Dubai airport passengers shows overwhelming support for ivory ban.
15th September 2014 Ahmed Abou-Zahra
In a way to measure the impact of our "Ivory smuggling leads to prosecution" campaign against the illegal ivory Read more »
Today is a turning point for sharks
14th September 2014 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
There is the International Day of the Dog, the World Oceans Day and the Day of the Porpoise. As far as we are concerned, Read more »
23rd November 2010
As you know, the tiger is in trouble. That is why we are here at the International Tiger Forum in St. Petersburg. There are Watch Video »
IFAW rushes animal rescue and sheltering teams to Gulf Coast following Hurricane
31st August 2012
Rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) have mobilized teams to Alexandria, Louisiana and Waveland, Mississippi to assist in animal rescue and sheltering efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac that made land Read more »
600 kilos of Ivory Seized – Is Kenya Culpable in Illegal Ivory Trade?
20th July 2012
– In a span of days, more than half a tonne of ivory has been seized by customs officials in two Asian countries. Last Friday, Thai customs officials discovered 456 kg of ivory which had been hidden in crates aboard a flight from Kenya. In addi Read more »
Ivory Busts – Cape Town a New Transit  Point for Trafficking?
11th July 2012
Yesterday’s seizure of 46 elephant tusks in Cape Town, the latest ivory related crime linked to the metropole, is fuelling concerns the South African city may be a fast developing cog for ivory transit in the wheel of wildlife crime. Customs of Read more »
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5th July 2012
At the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Panama today, the Republic of Korea unexpectedly signalled its intention to begin so-called scientific whaling. The announcement, at the 64th meeting of the IWC in Panama City, ca Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Names New Board Chairman
29th June 2012
Ms. Kathleen Savesky has been appointed the new Chair of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), bringing a wealth of animal welfare and education expertise to the role. Ms. Savesky has more than 35 years of leadership in the Read more »
Working to steer whales meeting into calmer waters
29th June 2012
On the eve of the annual meeting of the conservation body set up to protect whales – the International Whaling Commission (IWC) – there are fears this year’s meeting could be over before it begins. As delegates from around the world Read more »
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27th June 2012
Nearly five tonnes of elephant ivory and thousands of ivory ornaments went up in smoke in Gabon, Central West Africa this morning. The bonfire, lit by President Ali Bongo Ondimba, once and for all put Government stockpiles of legal and confiscated tu Read more »
Three Tonnes of Ivory Vanish as Thieves Loot Southern Africa Stockpiles
22nd June 2012
The audacious looting by thieves of ivory stockpiles from two southern African countries in as many months – including the bumper theft of three tonnes of tusks in Zambia – has flagged concerns for the security of stockpiles throughout th Read more »
INTERPOL completes largest ever international anti-ivory operation while Chinese
19th June 2012
INTERPOL have arrested more than 200 people, seized almost 2 tonnes of contraband ivory, 20kg of rhino horn and military grade automatic weapons in an operation that spanned three months and 14 African countries. Operation WORTHY saw INTERPOL and IFA Read more »
Looking Out for Whalesharks after environmental disaster
Whale sharks do most of their feeding on the surface of the ocean, which means oil spills like the BP Gulf of Mexico disaster Read more »
Stopping Illegal Wildlife Trade
IFAW is working with governments, customs officers, and rangers on ground to protect wildlife from illegal trade. We have tra 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 »
Commercial Seal Hunting: The EU and the Fight to Protect Seals
29th December 2014 by
EU citizens have vocally opposed commercial sealing for decades. This 12 page leaflet looks at the history of the EU Read more »
2014 IFAW Underwater noise and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive
29th December 2014 by
The goal of reaching Good Environmental Status in EU waters by 2020 is vital to Europeans for numerous reasons. One of the Read more »
2014 IFAW The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whalin
29th December 2014 by
The implications of The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whaling continue to be felt around Read more »
2014 IFAW Reducing risk of collisions with whales
29th December 2014 by
This leaflet, created in cooperation with the Belgian federal government, contains 5 steps to help maritime vessels avoid Read more »
IFAW Submission: European Commission Communication on the EU Approach against Wi
24th December 2014 by
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices Read more »
Warming temperatures have already devastated thousands of species, including wal
16th December 2014 by Peter LaFontaine
Normally, you hate to hear people describe their disaster prevention plans as “modest,” “shaky,” or Read more »
Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunti
12th December 2014 by
According to media reports the Norwegian government has announced it will stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal Read more »
34 baby elephants were captured by the Zimbabwe government for export.
10th December 2014 by Azzedine Downes
The Zimbabwe government’s capture and export of allegedly 34 baby elephants not only poses grave threats to the very Read more »
10th December 2014 by
Azzedine Downes, CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on news reports that 34 Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

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

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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