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Shark finning at a market in Dibba, Oman
19th February 2013 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
The rate at which sharks are vanishing from the world’s oceans is reaching a tipping point. Many shark populations Read more »
IFAW's Sheryl Fink taking notes from the World Trade Organisation meeting in Gen
19th February 2013 Sheryl Fink
Monday February 18th was the first of three days of hearings at the World Trade Organization (WTO), where Canada and Norway Read more »
At World Trade Organisation Public Briefing, evidence against commercial seal hu
19th February 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
On day one of the Public Hearing at the World Trade Organization, the European Commission fiercely defended the EU seal ban Read more »
AAE India project lead Dhiresh Joshi at the Art for Elephants workshop_Rupa Gand
19th February 2013 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Ever imagined a flying elephant with sleek wings, not our dear friend Dumbo or a rock star with headphones? When working Read more »
Europeans have a history of valuing animal welfare
18th February 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
Protecting and caring for animals is nothing new to the European populace. Laws were put into place as early as 1635 with Read more »
The planet’s remaining  polar bears are headed towards the precipic
18th February 2013 Jeffrey Flocken
The planet’s remaining 20,000-25,000 polar bears are headed towards the precipice of extinction—one part at a Read more »
Two months after the operation Bella and her owner are both very happy!
18th February 2013 Dörte von der Reith
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has supported Tiertafel Deutschland e.V. since 2008. It is a charity that Read more »
The governments of Canada and Norway are challenging the European Union seal ban
16th February 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
The campaign to end the Canadian commercial seal hunt  began in 1969 with the founding of the International Fund for Read more »
At CoP16, one of our goals is to develop plans on how to phase out tiger farming
15th February 2013 Peter Pueschel
The 16th meeting of the Convention of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species Read more »
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 »
15th May 2015
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Watch Video »
4th May 2015
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could 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 »
28th April 2015
They were found hungry and alone without their mothers back in 2012 Gerakati and Agora, two wild Asiatic water Watch Video »
13th April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Watch Video »
4th September 2015
There are warnings tomorrow’s International Vulture Awareness Day [Saturday 5 September] could be one of the last the birds see in Europe. A number of conservation organisations (BirdLife International, Vulture Conservation Foundation, Wildlif Read more »
Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th
12th August 2015
Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat. Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close Read more »
Celebrating Elephants 12th August – World Elephant Day 2015
6th August 2015
On the occasion of World Elephant Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is celebrating the elephant; a fascinating, intelligent animal and keystone species critical for maintaining ecosystems and biodiversity. At the same time IFAW puts the Read more »
Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe
31st July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act: “IFAW applauds the swift actions taken today by U Read more »
28th July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the death of Cecil the Lion, who was illegally killed for sport in Zimbabwe: “We are extremely sa Read more »
22nd July 2015
South African Airways has back pedaled on its three month old ban on the transportation of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger hunting trophies, quietly announcing on a “need to know” basis that they were back in business to handle the gory c Read more »
6th July 2015
Months after they were captured from the wild for sale to zoos in China, a group of elephant calves were exported from Zimbabwe on Saturday.  The elephants were airlifted from Harare and have been sent to the Chimelong Wildlife Safari Park in Gu Read more »
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az
1st July 2015
A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world’s remaining Asian elephants – thought to number only 35,000 – 45,000. Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the pop Read more »
29th June 2015
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale. Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whalin Read more »
IFAW FY2016 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2016 board members. Read more »
Key issues under discussion regarding the proposed revisions to Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 on trade in seal products   Read more »
Position on proposed amendments to draft IMCO report on Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007 / 2009 on tra Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
Position paper on the draft AGRI opinion on the Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 on trade in seal 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 »
Whale friendly stickers are now visible at the entrance to 54 establishments in
10th August 2013 by Sigursteinn Masson
In co-operation with the Icelandic Whale Watching Association, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has Read more »
5 reasons to think before you leap into an exotic pet purchase
9th August 2013 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Keeping wild animals as pets is an ongoing issue in the Middle East and North Africa (like other regions around the world); Read more »
A beluga whale photographed in its natural habitat during IFAW funded annual res
9th August 2013 by Adrian Hiel
My colleague Patrick Ramage has already shared the good news that 18 beluga whales will not be forced to spend the rest of Read more »
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In a rare glimmer of good news in the ongoing battle to save elephants and rhinos from organised crime one of West Africa Read more »
Borya is playing in the water.
8th August 2013 by Gail A’Brunzo
This post was filed by International Fund for Animal Welfare campaigner in Russia Mila Danilova. - GA In early July, the Read more »
Good News for Beluga Whales SLIDESHOW + VIDEO
7th August 2013 by Patrick Ramage
The slideshow above contains five images of beluga whales in their natural habitat. These photos were taken by Bettina van Read more »
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Today’s seizure of a reported 1,120 ivory tusks in Hong Kong brings to over three tons the amount of illegal elephant Read more »
Protesters ask ‘What’s the Point?’ of fin whaling.
6th August 2013 by Sigursteinn Masson
It was a bright sunny day in Whalefjord, south west Iceland. Around 20 curious Icelanders were already there, some with Read more »
It is estimated that up to 100 million sharks are killed each year for their fin
5th August 2013 by Vanessa Mignon
Everything about them fascinates me – their elegance, their streamlined design perfected over millennia, their raw 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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