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"The Lizard King", Anson Wong
20th November 2013 Satyen Sinha
Cooperation is imperative to tackle big global problems. I was reminded of this while at the International Network for Read more »
19th November 2013 Kate Nattrass Atema
Together with the United Nations Development Program a small IFAW team embarked on an exciting new journey in Bosnia helping Read more »
Yemen hosts the first ever Middle East shark conservation training workshop
19th November 2013 Dr. Akram Darwich
Ever since the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) started combating the heavy exploitation of sharks around the Read more »
18th November 2013 Kristin Bauer van Straten
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Read more »
Bhutanese wildlife rangers are proud and committed warriors of the wild
15th November 2013 Sheren Shrestha
The Wildlife Conservation Division of the Royal Government of Bhutan, in collaboration with International Fund for Animal Read more »
Partnering with US ivory crush in Denver, urging more countries to destroy their
15th November 2013 Azzedine Downes
Yesterday, I was proud to represent the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in the events surrounding the US Read more »
14th November 2013 Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE
In the brief video above, Dr. Jane Goodall and Sir Iain Douglas-Hamilton ask the nations of the world to call for a global Read more »
Typhoon Haiyan: no way to prepare for scale of human and animal disaster
14th November 2013 Jennifer Gardner
Above are photos of the IFAW Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Response team on the ground in the Philippines. ~~~ There is no way to Read more »
13th November 2013 Azzedine Downes
After speaking with ministerial level representatives from around the world at the INTERPOL - UNEP International 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 »
Chronic Oil Pollution in Europe: A Status Report
IFAW is proud to release this comprehensive report investigating the true scale of chronic oiling in EU waters and its impact Read more »
Trading Tusks: An Investigation into Elephant Management and Ivory Trade in Sout
The findings and conclusions outlined in this report are the results of extensive research, including 63 interviews, conducte Read more »
Scientific paper on Kruger National Park elephant culling debate
The prevailing increase in elephant numbers across areas of southern Africa raises concern for their impact on biological div Read more »
Business as Usual: A review of the regulatory systems in Japan to control domest
The objective of this review is to re-examine the regulatory framework of Japan's domestic trade control over elephant iv Read more »
Ivory Market in China - China Ivory Trade Survey Report
China has historically been a significant destination for illicit trade in ivory and was identified as the single most import Read more »
In the Name of Science: A Review of Scientific Whaling
Scientific whaling has been used to keep the whaling industry in business through a period when commercial whaling is banne Read more »
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An Investigation of the Effects of Uncertainty on Canadian Harp Seal Management
This study investigates the behaviour of the Canadian government's current management procedures for harp seals. These pr Read more »
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Another bad taste idea for what to do with a dead whale…
13th January 2014 by Robbie Marsland
Just because you’re on the right side of a debate doesn’t mean that the other side doesn’t come up with a Read more »
Dallas Safari Club endangered black rhino auction news roundup
13th January 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy In the video above, IFAW’s N. American Read more »
10th January 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Read more »
Dallas Safari Club black rhino trophy hunt spin couldn't be further from the tru
10th January 2014 by Jeffrey Flocken
In a deeply twisted effort to put a responsible spin on trophy hunting, this weekend the Dallas Safari Club (DSC) will Read more »
Crushing 6 tons of confiscated ivory, China answers a global call to protect ele
6th January 2014 by Azzedine Downes
In the pictures above, taken by IFAW staff, Chinese customs officials prepare and begin crushing illegal stockpiles of Read more »
6th January 2014 by
Today in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, the Chinese Government destroyed over 6 tonnes of confiscated elephant ivory and Read more »
31st December 2013 by Peter Pueschel
Iraq published the CITES convention in its official governmental magazine and soon they will become Party to CITES, the Read more »
Kuwait holds successful prevention of wildlife trafficking training
30th December 2013 by Maha Oda
Since Kuwait's joining of CITES in 2001, authorities have been making every effort to combat wildlife trafficking. In Read more »
Helping communities manage roaming dog populations with UNDP in Bosnia
27th December 2013 by Amela Cosovic Medic
Recently, Amela Cosovic Medic, Sector Coordinator for Justice and Security for the United Nations Development Programme in 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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