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Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
26th April 2016
Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. So far, Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year’s quota allowed whalers to harpoo Read more »
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Indian Wildlife Rescue Centre
12th April 2016
Tomorrow (Wednesday) the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Trust of India (www.wildlifetrustofindia.org) will welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Con Read more »
Czech Republic and Poland exchange experiences in fighting wildlife trafficking
12th April 2016
The polish NGO Salamandra, will be organizing a workshop on the prevention of illegal wildlife trade. The training will last from April 12th to 15th and will take place in Zegrze near Warsaw, Poland. This training is supported by the International Fu Read more »
Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt to Open April 10th
5th April 2016
Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on April 10th. The Canadian government has not announced the 2016 quota, but it will likely remain at 400,000 harp seals, 60,000 grey seals and 8,200 hooded seals. However, th Read more »
Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian
24th March 2016
Japan’s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume its illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean. According to media reports, the Japanese government announced that the Read more »
IFAW applauds China for banning import of African elephant ivory
23rd March 2016
Yesterday, China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) took effect in 1975 and African elephant ivory acquired as Read more »
Young leaders from 25 countries launch the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife
3rd March 2016
Today, World Wildlife Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced that 34 extraordinary young leaders in conservation and animal welfare from around the world have been selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 candidates as delegates Read more »
IFAW applauds European Commission’s Action Plan to tackle illegal wildlife trade
26th February 2016
The European Commission launched the European action plan against wildlife trafficking https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/rep/1/2016/EN/1-2016-87-EN-F1-1.PDF in Brussels today, an historic EU initiative to prevent the killing and illegal trade Read more »
No fin whales to be killed in Iceland this summer
25th February 2016
No fin whales will be slaughtered in Iceland this summer, according to Icelandic media reports this morning. The country’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is quoted in Iceland’s daily newspaper Morgunbladid which claims he will Read more »
The author in James Bay, Quebec with First Nation dogs.
18th April 2013 Michelle Cliffe
I’m on my second visit to James Bay, Quebec for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Northern Dogs Project Read more »
Dogs at the Nicosia Dog Shelter were happy to receive much needed food.
17th April 2013 James Pirnay
Last week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) wired an emergency disaster grant to our local partner Cyprus Read more »
Handshake between Mauro Petriccione, Director for "Development and management of
16th April 2013 Barbara Slee
The EU and Japan launched the first round of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) this week right on the doorstep Read more »
On the frozen ice of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, a sealer moves in to kill a seal
12th April 2013 Sheryl Fink
The 2013 commercial seal hunt opened earlier this week off the shores of Newfoundland, Canada. This year will mark my first Read more »
IFAW billboards, posters and banners in Congo's capital Brazzaville and Northern
12th April 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
After an 8 hour flight from Paris, we arrived in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo. The city has close to Read more »
Which MEP did the most for animal welfare in 2013?
12th April 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
Nominations are now open for this year’s MEP Awards, and for the second time IFAW will be sponsoring an Animal Welfare Read more »
A bubble curtain helps to reduce the noise of pile driving.
11th April 2013 Vassili Papastavrou
In addition to shipping noise there are two other sources of underwater noise pollution which threaten whales and dolphins. Read more »
A much more restful Twiggy lounges during a recent spring afternoon.
10th April 2013 Janice Hannah
I am just about to pack the van and prep to head north next week, but a lot has happened with Twiggy over the past week, and Read more »
Juvenile harbor seal born this year (probably 1-3 months old) Local Cape residen
10th April 2013 Misty Niemeyer
The phone started ringing at 7 am with reports of young seals on several beaches, and calls continued to come in all day. Read more »
9th March 2016
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Watch Video »
3rd March 2016
On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world Watch Video »
29th October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
21st September 2015
Polar bears are a remarkable species; they have survived numerous ice ages and evolved to become the largest land Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25th August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
29th April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Watch Video »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
US Audited Financials
by smoos
Financial Statements for the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014. Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
IFAW Response: European Commission Roadmap Towards an Action Plan Against Wildli
IFAW welcomes the decision by the European Commission to develop a cross departmental EU Action Plan against Wildlife Traffic Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
by svandereyd
Key issues under discussion regarding the proposed revisions to Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 on trade in seal products   Read more »
by svandereyd
Position on proposed amendments to draft IMCO report on Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007 / 2009 on tra Read more »
21st November 2013 by Azzedine Downes
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Read more »
20th November 2013 by Barbara Slee
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Read more »
"The Lizard King", Anson Wong
20th November 2013 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Azzedine Downes
Yesterday, I was proud to represent the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in the events surrounding the US Read more »
15th November 2013 by svandereyd
The European Union’s 7th Environmental Action Plan, also known as a General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020 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.

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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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