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9th December 2013
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales – despite a pending World Court ruling on whether or not its actions are lawful. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Read more »
Japanese fleet heads to Antarctica to harpoon whales – despite pending World Cou
7th December 2013
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales – despite a pending World Court ruling on whether or not its actions are lawful. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Read more »
4th December 2013
Hope for the future of elephants grew a little rosier today, when ministerial delegates to the IUCN African Elephant Summit in Botswana agreed to take urgent action to halt poaching and ivory trafficking. Importantly, delegates committed to classifyi Read more »
3rd December 2013
At an international polar bear forum this week marking the 40th anniversary of the “Agreement on the Conservation of the Polar Bear”, the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) called on the EU to go further in addressing the threat Read more »
25th November 2013
Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released its panel ruling on Canada and Norway’s challenge of the European Union’s ban on seal products. The WTO panel has found the EU seal trade regulation, which prevents commercially hunted se Read more »
15th November 2013
The European Union’s 7th Environmental Action Plan, also known as a General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020, was approved today by the EU Council. The theme of the plan is ‘living well, within the limits of our planet’. A Read more »
14th November 2013
Several tons of elephant ivory have been found concealed in a freight container on the island of Zanzibar. The seizure was made on Tuesday. According to reports, the ivory was stuffed into plastic sacks containing sea shells – each weighing 50 Read more »
6th November 2013
Hundreds of ministerial level representatives from around the world gather today at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Conference (ECEC) to explore common strategies for combatting the growing menace of environ Read more »
9th October 2013
Strasbourg, 9th October 2013 - Conservationists welcome today's vote in the European Parliament to make underwater sonar oil exploration subject to Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), as a significant step to reduce marine noise pollution. Re Read more »
Despite initially committing to respect the World Court’s judgment the Governmen
18th November 2014 Patrick Ramage
It felt ironic to wake up in Iceland, one of the last three countries still killing whales for commercial purposes, to news Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been at the forefront of th
17th November 2014 Azzedine Downes
Animals are captured and killed every day for illegal wildlife trade, which is valued at $19 billion worldwide and is proven Read more »
5 questions for INTERPOL as they launch Operation INFRA-TERRA
17th November 2014 Kelvin Alie
In 2013 IFAW became the first ever non-governmental organization in the environmental field to sign an MOU with INTERPOL Read more »
Elephants need space for their survival but their habitats are becoming increasi
17th November 2014 Jason Bell
As the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) deliberations begin to unwind, there are a few messages coming out of this congress Read more »
IFAW ERNs’ care give feral cats like Lazarus a new lease on life.
14th November 2014 Shannon Walajtys
IFAW’s Emergency Relief Network (ERN) consists of organizations that share our mission to prepare communities to Read more »
The United States and China to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissio
14th November 2014 Peter LaFontaine
It’s a little early for the holidays, but President Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, gave the planet a Read more »
In Sydney, Australia the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (I
14th November 2014 Jason Bell
Conferences, conferences, conferences; what difference do they make for animals, one might ask, and rightly so.  Read more »
IFAW reports on dire impact of CITES specimens online trade to Russian minister.
13th November 2014 Anna Filippova
Recently IFAW was invited to make a report at a meeting with Sergey Efimovich Donskoy, the Minister for Natural Resources Read more »
12th November 2014 Peter Pueschel
A week ago the IFAW team had arrived for Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito, Ecuador. Now the 11th Conference of Read more »
Survey for harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) of the Dogger Bank and southern
by rbartlett
Final report for a survey for harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) of the Dogger Bank and southern North Sea conducted from Read more »
Unnatural disasters
by jjones
IFAW's report on managing unnatural disasters and how they affect wildlife, livestock, and companion animals. Read more »
Is the Fox a pest?
by adintino
The Burns Inquiry acknowledged that there is a general perception, amongst farmers, landowners and gamekeepers that it is nec Read more »
Help Save the Sea Turtle
by adintino
Sea Turtles have been important part of ocean ecosystems for over 100 million years. Read more »
Investigating the use of passive acoustics threats to right whales in the Great
by adintino
The highly endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) has suffered high rates of mortality from ship strikes Read more »
Joining Hands, Safeguarding Tsavo July 2005 - June 2007
by smoos
By safeguarding Tsavo, IFAW is helping secure Kenya's largest single elephant population. We are proud of the achievement Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2009 update
by adintino
Canada’s commercial seal hunt remains an industry predominantly based on the skins of seals aged 3 weeks to 3 months of Read more »
by adintino
The Taking of SEI and Humpback Whales by Japan Read more »
Sakhalin Energy should postpone seismic survey that threatens endangered western
18th May 2015 by adintino
Two months before Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC) is due to conduct a major seismic survey off Sakhalin Island, a Read more »
New African Training Program Improves Regional Capacity and Cooperation to Comba
18th May 2015 by adintino
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Read more »
15th May 2015 by Rebecca Brimley
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Read more »
Twenty years on, the seal hunt’s dependence on government support continues
14th May 2015 by Sheryl Fink
In my files, I have an internal Canadian government memo. I pull it out and look at it often. It recommends phasing out the Read more »
Revised shelter to protect Chameli. IFAW also gave her owners were also given ta
14th May 2015 by Kelly Donithan
  Animals can sense an earthquake before human beings. In Nepal that day, most people noticed the birds, as every Read more »
Record 1,160 Kilograms of Ivory and 65 Rhino Horns Seized in Mozambique
14th May 2015 by adintino
Mozambique has made its biggest ever seizure of ivory and rhino horn – more than one tonne of ivory, and 65 rhino Read more »
Raw ivory, stored at Tsavo East National Park, collected by rangers during patro
13th May 2015 by Satyen Sinha
The European Commission today announced that it has taken a decision to develop a Wildlife Trafficking Action Plan. IFAW Read more »
Archive photo © IFAW
13th May 2015 by adintino
The European Commission has confirmed that it will develop a wildlife trafficking action plan to join the global fight Read more »
Emirates – World’s Biggest International Airline – Bans  Transport of Hunting Tr
13th May 2015 by adintino
Emirates, the world’s biggest international airline, have banned the transportation of hunting trophies on all its 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.

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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