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In Playa del Carmen, neighbors gather during dramatic rescue of Rapunzel the kit
3rd December 2013 Erika Flores
A kitten fell 39 feet down a pipe into an underground sewage system, but rescuer Cryss didn’t know that 24 hours Read more »
Visiting the wolves in Western Poland
28th November 2013 Robert Kless
Sundown is just over, twilight is settling in. There is no wind, no noises. Suddenly I hear a long, ascending howl. After Read more »
"Boubandjida: Elephants' graveyard" photo exhibit shocks French viewers
26th November 2013 Julie Landry
Warning: these photos may shock some people of a sensitive disposition. "These photos are shocking; this must be Read more »
World Trade Organisation seal ban ruling breaks positive ground for animal welfa
25th November 2013 Azzedine Downes
Today, we are celebrating the World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel finding that the EU seal trade regulation, which prevents Read more »
22nd November 2013 Barbara Slee
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Read more »
WTO panel ruling on EU Seal Ban expected imminently
22nd November 2013 Sheryl Fink
After over a year of deliberations, it is expected that the final ruling of the World Trade Organization panel on the EU Read more »
Bosnia deliberates euthanasia policy for dogs
21st November 2013 Rebecca Brimley
UPDATED 12.10.13: The proposed amendment passed a second reading in the House of Representatives on December 6th. 20 Read more »
21st November 2013 Barbara Slee
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Read more »
21st November 2013 Azzedine Downes
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Read more »
26th June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
13th May 2014
The video above features some of the adorable bear cubs under care at the IFAW Orphaned Bear Rescue Center in Russia. 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 »
3rd March 2014
This morning the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made a wonderful announcement, that Belgium would be Watch Video »
11th June 2014
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. All th Read more »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22nd May 2014
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Ani Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15th May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. Read more »
25th April 2014
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted. According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Sole Read more »
23rd April 2014
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife mana Read more »
14th April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over C$50 million (€33 million) in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support f Read more »
11th April 2014
Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually rei Read more »
World Court: Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is illegal and must end
31st March 2014
(The Hague, Netherlands – 31 March 2014) – Delivering its judgment on Australia’s case against Japan, which saw evidence presented during a three-week hearing last June, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) today found that Japa Read more »
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Chronic oil pollution in Europe
Hundreds of thousands of seabirds in Europe are falling victim to a silent killer known as chronic oiling. Chronic oiling is Read more »
Seals and Sealing in Canada 2007
The Canadian harp seal hunt is a competitive activity, carried out over an extensive area, and under very unpredictable condi Read more »
Fatal Flaw: The inadequacies of Japan’s ivory trade controls
IFAW believes that the Standing Committee's (SC) decision on designating Japan as a "trading partner" for the o Read more »
Q & A Internet Trade
The Internet is a rapidly expanding global marketplace. Its anonymity and unregulated nature provide almost limitless opportu Read more »
Q & A Traditional medicine
Chinese culture and traditional lore are deeply intertwined with beliefs over the curative powers of animals, and the use of Read more »
Variation in Ice Cover on the East Coast of Canada, February-March, 1969-2006: I
While sea ice cover has varied cyclically since 1969, nine of the past eleven years(1996-2006) have been characterized by bel Read more »
2007 Atlantic Sealing Regulatory Review Comments from IFAW
In response to DFO's request for input on the 2007 Atlantic Sealing Regulatory Review, and following our meeting of 5 Februar Read more »
Tiger Trade Facts & Fallacies
This document was prepared in collaboration with the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Conservation Internati Read more »
Commentary: why we’re fighting to protect one African black rhino
21st January 2014 by Azzedine Downes
“There is a biological reason for this hunt, and it’s based on a fundamental premise of modern wildlife Read more »
Shifting the burden of proof means no trade in rhino horn – Pretoria, are you li
20th January 2014 by Jason Bell
The highly questionable motive to reinstate a legalised trade in rhino horn, as is currently being purported by numerous Read more »
SLIDESHOW: In Cote d’Ivoire, first endangered bull elephant arrives at Azagny Na
20th January 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The slideshow above is viewable on Flash capable systems only. Click this link for a YouTube video overview Read more »
20th January 2014 by
The only certainty of the impact of legalizing trade in rhino horn in an attempt to save rhinos from poachers, is Read more »
Animal Rescue in action, partnerships that save animals
18th January 2014 by Katie Moore
One of our goals at IFAW is to maximize the impact we have through synergies- whether within our own programs or with other Read more »
An expected adversary, Craigslist of South Africa becomes an animal welfare ally
16th January 2014 by Kati Loeffler
As we shot through the streets of Pretoria, South Africa, Smaragda Louw of “Beauty Without Cruelty” explained to Read more »
Cote d'Ivoire elephant rescue: stakes high as team prepares for historic move
16th January 2014 by Neil Greenwood
After meeting our capture team colleagues at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg, I jumped into a flight bound for Cote d' Read more »
EU Member States, Commission step toward affording wildlife the protections they
15th January 2014 by Satyen Sinha
Today the European Parliament voted in favour of a Resolution on wildlife crime which calls for increased EU action to end Read more »
15th January 2014 by
The European Parliament today voted for an EU Resolution on Wildlife Crime. The resolution, if heeded, could place the EU at 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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