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Spotlight Jordan: two lion cubs and 886 tortoises seized
21st August 2012 Maha Oda
The growing regional demand for having wild and exotic animals as pets fuels illegal wildlife trade in the Middle East. 886 Read more »
The Indian army rescues a beautiful bear cub princess
21st August 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
“This is a difficult battle, this conservation. We need to address the root cause and raise awareness for people to Read more »
15th August 2012 Vicki Fishlock
If you wanted to ask an elephant a question, how would you go about it? One way would be to record an elephant’s call Read more »
It's official in the UAE: no more wild animal imports
14th August 2012 Maha Oda
The United Arab of Emirates’s Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW) has announced a new regulation on importing Read more »
Partner spotlight: In Bali, two men show great courage protecting an abused dog
14th August 2012 Hanna Lentz
Janice Girardi of the International Fund for Animal Welfare-supported Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) has shared this Read more »
Spotlight Russia: A wonderful and unforgettable western grey whale survey
One of July’s days, the local fishers have offered us to give us a ride to “Nogliki” – the nearest Read more »
Good news from China on busting illegal ivory dealers
8th August 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
Based on information IFAW provided about the rampant illegal trade of ivory on the markets, China’s Forestry Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Despite wind and weather, western grey whales abound
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
Spotlight Dubai: A Dutchman turns a hobby into a crime
5th August 2012 Maha Oda
The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Environment and Water has filed complaint against the man after it sent their Read more »
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 »
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 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 »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
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 »
19th June 2015
Japan does not need to kill any whales for ‘scientific research’ this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee Read more »
International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill
19th June 2015
Japan does not need to kill any whales for ‘scientific research’ this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee Read more »
U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square
19th June 2015
USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S Read more »
IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy
17th June 2015
Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Philanthropy. In this role, he will direct global giving across the organization, maintaining IFAW’s base of 1.9 million suppor Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
16th June 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one US ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, June 19 alongside conservation leaders including International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The event, which is intended t 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 »
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 »
Our new iPad app helps answer the question: what drives trade in elephant ivory?
26th March 2013 by Christina Pretorius
In the 1970s the African elephant population was estimated to be around 1.3 million individuals. In the last census Read more »
Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of the Illegal Wildlife Trade
26th March 2013 by
The illicit trade in wildlife is not only a serious global environmental crime with profoundly negative impacts for Read more »
There was not much left of the main house after the tusker rampage.
25th March 2013 by Dr. Ian Robinson
The International Fund for Animal Welfare is fortunate to have talented staff working all around the world. Some of us are Read more »
US and Russian governments failed to end the needless killing of polar bears for
23rd March 2013 by Jeffrey Flocken
On Thursday, March 7th, in Bangkok Thailand, a conservation travesty occurred  when 42 of the countries of the world Read more »
Leelabai has spent the last nineteen years of her life living in the forest, arm
22nd March 2013 by James Kinney
The forest department rangers and frontline staff that patrol the tiger reserves of Central India face constant threats to Read more »
Eloise kicks up dust, feeding on juicy roots while her daughter Enugu stands gua
21st March 2013 by Vicki Fishlock
Eloise has a brand new female calf. The birth itself isn’t a surprise as she’s been weaning her youngest son Read more »
Two photos, one tiger. Left picture taken Feb. 2011, picture on right – with no
21st March 2013 by Vivek Menon
I believe in looking beyond the tiger. Still, I cannot deny, seeing one in the wild can be an overwhelming experience. Read more »
In South Africa these days, conversations about monkeys and pigs aren’t strange
20th March 2013 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Working as a Campaigns Officer for a large animal welfare organisation means, for me at least, that no day at work is ever Read more »
Ivory for sale by a vendor in China. c. IFAW
20th March 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
The recent meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seriously 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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