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We love whales, not their meat, so keep your bloody business with you!
18th June 2013 Rikkert Reijnen
Yesterday the lone fin whaler of Iceland, millionaire Kristjan Loftsson, killed his first out of 180 endangered giants he is Read more »
IFAW-Staff celebrated in 2009 the resolution of the EU-Parliament to ban all tra
14th June 2013 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Tonight the German Bundestag showed unusual consensus in their decision to have Germany insist on a pan-European embargo on Read more »
Susanne in our Germany office holding a goat, rescued during the recent flooding
14th June 2013 Shannon Walajtys
I just had a very informative conversation with our team in Germany. I am proud of the whole IFAW Germany office for their Read more »
The vast savannah landscape of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, is home to about
13th June 2013 Steve Njumbi
The backdrop couldn’t have been more apt. The vast savannah landscape of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, is home to Read more »
Sadly, it may be some time before there is any judgment from the Court
13th June 2013 Matt Collis
In two weeks’ time, something rather unusual will take place in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Read more »
13th June 2013 Azzedine Downes
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Read more »
CLAW Director Cora Bailey responded to a call about a male vervet monkey that wa
12th June 2013
What’s a normal week for you? I often get asked this question, and am always at a loss to answer. For Community Led Read more »
Dr. Elsayed Mohamed presenting during the recent training in Lebanon.
The Middle East is a crossroad of international trade, connecting markets in Europe, Africa, and Asia. It is also a transit Read more »
By simply making Chinese  people  aware that every piece of ivory comes from a d
11th June 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
I was overwhelmed by the reaction to my blog posted from the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES Read more »
13th April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Watch Video »
26th March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
18th February 2015
The pickup truck is making its way over a bumpy meadow towards the sheep enclosure. Three large livestock guardian dogs - Watch Video »
6th March 2015
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Watch Video »
3rd March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
13th February 2015
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26th January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
12th January 2015
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Watch Video »
Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory
21st April 2015
More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to media reports out of Bangkok today. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The Read more »
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
tenBoma—from fighting terrorism to saving elephants
16th March 2015
A unique partnership designed to lead to a breakthrough in the elephant poaching crisis was announced today by Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. A statement of intent was signed betwee Read more »
Canned! No more lion trophy imports
13th March 2015
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s ban on the import of African lion parts obtained through the particularly cruel method of ‘canned’hunting. “This decision reflects the Read more »
Belgium Calls for EU Ban on Exporting Ivory
9th March 2015
Marie Christine Marghem, Belgian Minister for Energy, the Environment and Sustainable Development has called for EU action to ban the export of ivory from all EU member states. The bold call comes as an auction house in France has suggested that buye Read more »
IFAW Relief Work for Animals Begins in Malawi
23rd February 2015
Week one, and relief efforts to save thousands of animals in flood ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, have kicked off successfully with nearly 3,500 animals vaccinated to protect them from disease. In the coming weeks the IFAW (International Fund for A Read more »
20th February 2015
Law enforcers from Malawi and Zambia gathered in Lusaka this week to participate in a high level training exercise aimed to ensure their success in targeting ivory retailers and thus disrupting the grisly ivory supply chain. The training was funded b Read more »
Position paper on the draft IMCO report on the Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007 /2009 on trade in seal Read more »
IFAW INTA opinion on seal regulation
IFAW briefing document on the draft INTA proposal regarding the EU Commission proposal on the EU seal trade regulation. Read more »
IFAW common letter regarding raw ivory
IFAW and 40 other NGOs recently called on Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment and the Environment Ministers of Read more »
6 EU Ministers lead in banning raw ivory exports; ask others to follow
The ministers responsible for regulating ivory in 6 EU countries have sent a letter asking their colleagues in the other 22 c Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
IFAW’s briefing doc on the EU Commission proposal for amending the EU seal trade
IFAW’s briefing doc on the EU Commission proposal for amending the EU seal trade regulation. Read more »
IFAW FY2015 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 board members. Read more »
IFAW World Wildlife Day Action Plan Letter
For this year’s World Wildlife Day IFAW’s EU office in Brussels reached out to MEPs of all political stripes and Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
EU Member States are key players in helping to protect wildlife
5th November 2013 by Satyen Sinha
Earlier this year, I reported that the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Organised Crime, Corruption and Read more »
Giving Bhutanese rangers more training means better wildlife protection
5th November 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
In the slideshow above, we see members of the the Wildlife Conservation Division of the Royal Government of Bhutan in Read more »
Barcelona companion animal conference more than just slides and coffee
4th November 2013 by James Pirnay
Recently, I attended the 15th International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC) in Barcelona. This year, the three Read more »
Who cares for orphaned African elephant calves left motherless by poachers?
1st November 2013 by Gail A’Brunzo
The images above were taken at the Zambia Elephant Orphanage. ~~~ For anyone who looks at the news, he or she is surely Read more »
Spotlight China: two wonderful rescue stories about owlets
30th October 2013 by Isobel Annan
An Asian Barred Owlet’s story A victim of the illegal wildlife trade, this Asian Barred Owlet was caught and Read more »
Photography festival in China opens eyes and hearts
30th October 2013 by Sabrina Zhang
“Aunt, would you please take one photo for us?  I also want to protect the animals!” A 7- 8 year old boy Read more »
Thousands gather in Vladivostok for annual Russian Tiger Day
29th October 2013 by Anna Filippova
Watch the slideshow above which includes images from the 2013 Russian Tiger Day held in Vladivostok. ~~~ Tiger Day arrived Read more »
European Parliament takes a significant step to protect marine life from underwa
29th October 2013 by Barbara Slee
Earlier this month, the European Parliament voted to make oil and gas exploration utilizing underwater sonar subject to Read more »
Anthony Bourdain sounded off about seal hunts on twitter. Image: Wikipedia.
29th October 2013 by Sheryl Fink
Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain had Twitter all a-flutter when he came out smacking his lips in support of the seal hunt. As 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.

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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