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A good play session can infect an entire elephant family.
24th November 2014 Vicki Fishlock
Play amongst young animals trains growing bodies and develops skills and reflexes crucial for survival. This is especially Read more »
21st November 2014 Azzedine Downes
There are many reasons why the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescues and protects animals around the globe. Read more »
Named “Asia’s Hero” by Time magazine in October 2005, Li Yuchun has made it her
20th November 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
I saw you in 2012 on the Africa savannah, full of intelligence, strength and life… Since witnessing the majestic Read more »
The Kuyza the tiger in Taipingou natural reserve. © Taipinggou Nature Reserve
18th November 2014 Anna Filippova
We have some amazing news – we recently received a photo of Kuzya, the traveler. Kuzya is one of the rehabilitated Read more »
IFAW staff Samuel Matua, Jacqueline Nyagah, Steve Njumbi, Beatrice Owayo and Isa
18th November 2014 Kelvin Alie
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is a leading force in the training of authorities to combat illegal Read more »
Despite initially committing to respect the World Court’s judgment the Governmen
18th November 2014 Patrick Ramage
It felt ironic to wake up in Iceland, one of the last three countries still killing whales for commercial purposes, to news Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been at the forefront of th
17th November 2014 Azzedine Downes
Animals are captured and killed every day for illegal wildlife trade, which is valued at $19 billion worldwide and is proven Read more »
5 questions for INTERPOL as they launch Operation INFRA-TERRA
17th November 2014 Kelvin Alie
In 2013 IFAW became the first ever non-governmental organization in the environmental field to sign an MOU with INTERPOL Read more »
Elephants need space for their survival but their habitats are becoming increasi
17th November 2014 Jason Bell
As the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) deliberations begin to unwind, there are a few messages coming out of this congress Read more »
23rd May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
20th May 2013
It is 8 am. The temperature is already near 40°C on this part of the planet, which has now been identified as a high- Watch Video »
10th May 2013
WARNING: the video above may be disturbing to some viewers. This week’s video of the horrific attack of a small Watch Video »
8th April 2013
In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury Watch Video »
4th April 2013
This brief video above from Euronews describes the scene at the Paris Natural History Museum. If there’s any doubt Watch Video »
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 »
Sochi Olympic dog cull shame
4th February 2014
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) is horrified that culling of dogs in Sochi is back on the agenda in preparation for the 2014 winter Olympics. IFAW has repeatedly offered to help the Environment Department of the Sochi Read more »
20th January 2014
The only certainty of the impact of legalizing trade in rhino horn in an attempt to save rhinos from poachers, is uncertainty, a review of economic reports on the legal and illegal markets in horn has found. Commissioned by the International Fund for Read more »
15th January 2014
The European Parliament today voted for an EU Resolution on Wildlife Crime. The resolution, if heeded, could place the EU at the forefront in combatting one of the world’s most insidious biological tragedies. The illegal trade in wildlife produ Read more »
6th January 2014
Today in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, the Chinese Government destroyed over 6 tonnes of confiscated elephant ivory and ivory products in a symbolic act to help stop the illegal wildlife trade. China’s crushing of confiscated ivory is hailed by Read more »
19th December 2013
More than 41 tonnes of elephant ivory have been seized in 2013, the largest quantity in 25-years. However, the fact that up to 50,000 elephants a year are now being slaughtered for their ivory seems to have shocked world leaders out of their ennui an Read more »
Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales off Virginia Coast Threatened by Seismic
19th December 2013
New acoustic data from Cornell University’s Bioacoustics Research Program finds that critically endangered North Atlantic right whales off the Virginia coast are in the path of proposed seismic airgun use. These whales, of which only about 500 Read more »
16th December 2013
Polling released today (Monday) reveals a mere 3% of Icelanders claim to eat whale meat regularly*, despite the Icelandic government issuing new quotas which would allow 229 minke whales and 154 endangered fin whales to be harpooned each year for the Read more »
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 »
9th 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 »
Saving animals
It’s been more than 40 years since a small group of concerned citizens banded together to stop Canada’s cruel com Read more »
The welfare basis for euthanasia of dogs and cats and policy development
IFAW works from the concept of ‘adequate guardianship’, which requires that an animal’s basic needs are met Read more »
HUMANE DOG POPULATION MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE
All the organisations within the ICAM Coalition seek to improve animal welfare as a common purpose, and as a priority. Dog po Read more »
Humane cat population management guidance
Lethal methods of population control aim to eradicate or significantly decrease cat populations through culling a target nu Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
Adequate guardianship pet care poster
Download our poster illustrating the requirements for adequate guardianship. Read more »
ELEPHANTS & IVORY
Modern elephants are the last surviving members of a once diverse and widely distributed group of mammals known as probosci Read more »
IFAW CITES E-commerce and E-permitting
The Internet has become the world’s biggest marketplace, one that is open for business 24 hours a day, seven days a wee Read more »
IFAW Proposal Asian Big Cats
• The document provides draft Decisions contained in Annex 1 and proposed amendments to Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. Co Read more »
EU Commission releases amended EU seal products regulations
6th February 2015 by
The EU Commission today released an amended version of the EU regulations on seal products. The EU trade regulation on seals Read more »
Max Baucus, the US ambassador to China, and IFAW’s Grace Ge Gabriel
5th February 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
    “I am going to push for fighting wildlife crime to the highest level of government dialogues between Read more »
Efforts behind India’s tiger numbers hold real promise
5th February 2015 by Vivek Menon
The recent news that India’s wild tiger populations have rebounded is indeed a testament to the diligent conservation Read more »
Segolene Royal—Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Energy— during
2nd February 2015 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Sometimes, decisions can be taken rapidly, as was the case with Segolene Royal—Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Read more »
Students at College Heights Secondary school pitch-in to make dog houses for IFA
29th January 2015 by Janice Hannah
One phone call can change so much, and it’s usually my phone ringing that causes a domino effect on the Northern Dogs Read more »
26th January 2015 by Janice Hannah
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Read more »
Bella is recovering from injuries sustained when someone doused her in boiling l
26th January 2015 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
One day last December I noticed my cat Bella seemed a bit under the weather. She wasn’t displaying her usual behavior Read more »
Using Chinese technology innovations to protect wildlife
23rd January 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Vast throngs of Chinese are very technologically savvy. Chinese tech companies are capitalizing on the fact that 632 million Read more »
23rd January 2015 by
Après trois années d'accalmie relative, les braconniers sont de retour depuis une dizaine de jours dans le Read more »

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In the news

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.

Patrick Ramage, Global Whale Program Director on takepart.com: “The independent panel is publically saying there’s no scientific justification for continuing to kill whales,”- read more.

 

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