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27th June 2011 Michael Booth
UPDATE: 9.26.11 After two months of good and steady information, the satellite tracking info started showing that Jason Read more »
23rd June 2011 Vivek Menon
“Welcome to this game of chess, Vivek” he said “a game that you can lose at any time, a game that you may Read more »
I was recently quoted in a United Arab Emirates online called The National on the topic of illegal wildlife trade activities Read more »
15th June 2011 Elena Zharkova
I wish you could hear what’s going on during their feeding – they know nothing about good manners. Their muzzles Read more »
14th June 2011 Kate Nattrass Atema
As summer approaches, we again enjoy our outdoor community and plan driving and camping trips. For pet owners, these Read more »
13th June 2011 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Every Saturday morning at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Dog & Cat Project in Jhb, a group of Read more »
13th June 2011 Fred O'Regan
We have sacrificed enormously to satisfy a huge agro-lobby that works directly against our small local producers and the Read more »
11th June 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
The comments below were the International Fund for Animal Welfare Asia regional director Grace Gabriel's opening Read more »
Our guide – Pracenjet had been dreaming to see the dhole for 7 years. And on the last day of our trip we saw a whole Read more »
21st July 2014
Elephants don’t have much to laugh about these days. And it’s our fault as humans. During the last couple of Watch Video »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
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 »
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 »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whaling: implica
As the global intergovernmental body charged with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling, the IWC adopted a Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
The unfortunate Balinese kitten who didn't make it.
31st January 2012 by Hanna Lentz
Janice Girardi, the founder and Director of the Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) never arrives at the office before Read more »
A year in Amboseli: the highs and highs of an elephant researcher
31st January 2012 by Vicki Fishlock
Time flies when you’re having fun, so they say. The past 12 months have certainly been amongst the fastest of my life Read more »
27th January 2012 by A.J. Cady
It's been quite a week.  Fortunately, we haven't had any more stranded dolphins since Monday, but yesterday we Read more »
Man arrested at Cairo International Airport trying to smuggle three lions
27th January 2012 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Cairo Airport’s officers have foiled an attempt by a Kuwaiti national to smuggle out three lion cubs from Egypt. The Read more »
24th January 2012 by A.J. Cady
It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the scale of the tragedy currently unfolding in the cold, muddy marshes of Cape Cod. In Read more »
20th January 2012 by Jason Bell
  On Monday this week, on a farm near Mossel Bay in the Western Cape, another rhino was poached, bringing the tally to Read more »
Tackling Bosnia's roaming dog problem
19th January 2012 by Janice Hannah
IFAW has partnered with the UNDP in Bosnia to help communities humanely manage their roaming dog populations.  The Read more »
19th January 2012 by Fred O'Regan
My two favorite things about my job are meeting our donors in person, and visiting our field offices around the world. I Read more »
Cape Cod dolphin stranding round up
18th January 2012 by Dr. Ian Robinson
Here is a round up photo from the International Fund for Animal Welfare efforts to save more than a dozen dolphins during a 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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