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Odessa, Olivia and Oliver.
3rd December 2014 Erika Flores
A few weeks ago, a friend and I were driving on the highway when a white, medium-sized dog wandered into the middle of the Read more »
The shocking scale of online wildlife trade shows that the internet poses a real
25th November 2014 Tania McCrea-Steele
Today, IFAW releases the report Wanted – Dead or Alive; Exposing Online Wildlife Trade and the scale of the trade is Read more »
A good play session can infect an entire elephant family.
24th November 2014 Vicki Fishlock
Play amongst young animals trains growing bodies and develops skills and reflexes crucial for survival. This is especially Read more »
21st November 2014 Azzedine Downes
There are many reasons why the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescues and protects animals around the globe. Read more »
Named “Asia’s Hero” by Time magazine in October 2005, Li Yuchun has made it her
20th November 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
I saw you in 2012 on the Africa savannah, full of intelligence, strength and life… Since witnessing the majestic Read more »
The Kuyza the tiger in Taipingou natural reserve. © Taipinggou Nature Reserve
18th November 2014 Anna Filippova
We have some amazing news – we recently received a photo of Kuzya, the traveler. Kuzya is one of the rehabilitated Read more »
IFAW staff Samuel Matua, Jacqueline Nyagah, Steve Njumbi, Beatrice Owayo and Isa
18th November 2014 Kelvin Alie
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is a leading force in the training of authorities to combat illegal 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 »
15th August 2012
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 Watch Video »
In this brief video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, an overview of the week's work along with Watch Video »
1st June 2012
CEO Fred O’Regan, Siobhan Magnus and other IFAW staff discuss the 2012 Animal Action Awards. There are three things I Watch Video »
28th May 2012
Through through the spring  I was able twice to travel by train to the International Fund for Animal Welfare bear Watch Video »
24th May 2012
Yes, it’s happening again. A few weeks ago, the delicate state of peace in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was Watch Video »
30th May 2012
I have travelled to nearly all of the International Fund for Animal Welfare projects around the world, and have always been Watch Video »
Sochi Olympic dog cull shame
4th February 2014
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) is horrified that culling of dogs in Sochi is back on the agenda in preparation for the 2014 winter Olympics. IFAW has repeatedly offered to help the Environment Department of the Sochi Read more »
20th January 2014
The only certainty of the impact of legalizing trade in rhino horn in an attempt to save rhinos from poachers, is uncertainty, a review of economic reports on the legal and illegal markets in horn has found. Commissioned by the International Fund for Read more »
15th January 2014
The European Parliament today voted for an EU Resolution on Wildlife Crime. The resolution, if heeded, could place the EU at the forefront in combatting one of the world’s most insidious biological tragedies. The illegal trade in wildlife produ Read more »
6th January 2014
Today in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, the Chinese Government destroyed over 6 tonnes of confiscated elephant ivory and ivory products in a symbolic act to help stop the illegal wildlife trade. China’s crushing of confiscated ivory is hailed by Read more »
19th December 2013
More than 41 tonnes of elephant ivory have been seized in 2013, the largest quantity in 25-years. However, the fact that up to 50,000 elephants a year are now being slaughtered for their ivory seems to have shocked world leaders out of their ennui an Read more »
Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales off Virginia Coast Threatened by Seismic
19th December 2013
New acoustic data from Cornell University’s Bioacoustics Research Program finds that critically endangered North Atlantic right whales off the Virginia coast are in the path of proposed seismic airgun use. These whales, of which only about 500 Read more »
16th December 2013
Polling released today (Monday) reveals a mere 3% of Icelanders claim to eat whale meat regularly*, despite the Icelandic government issuing new quotas which would allow 229 minke whales and 154 endangered fin whales to be harpooned each year for the Read more »
9th December 2013
The Chinese Government yesterday issued a ban ruling out serving dishes containing shark fins, bird nests and other wild animal products at official reception dinners. The ban is part of a sweeping government crackdown on corruption, excessive spendi Read more »
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 »
Stopping Illegal Wildlife Trade
by adintino
Elephants, tigers and other endangered wildlife are being killed at an alarming rate for trinkets, potions and fashion. Read more »
2012 Azores cruise report
by rbartlett
Cruise report for a survey of cetaceans in the Azores, Portugal, conducted from R/V Song of the Whale 5th April – 8th M Read more »
Elephant poaching and ivory trafficking in Africa
by adintino
At the April meeting of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals we discussed the recent spate of elephant p Read more »
Elephant poaching and ivory trafficking in Africa
by adintino
At the April meeting of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals we discussed the recent spate of elephant p Read more »
Bringing Back Manas
by adintino
Conserving the forest and wildlife of the Bodoland Territorial Council Read more »
Turning the Tide
by adintino
The campaign to save Vhali, the Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) in Gujarat Read more »
Walking the Bears
by adintino
Rehabilitation of Asiatic black bears in Arunachal Pradesh Read more »
Annual Report FY11
by adintino
Annual Report 2011 Read more »
Welcome, Politico Europe,to the European media landscape.
21st April 2015 by Adrian Hiel
This week is the launch of Politico Europe. It’s an ambitious expansion for Politico, the online (and now print Read more »
Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory
21st April 2015 by adintino
More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to media reports out of Bangkok today. The 739 ivory Read more »
IFAW INTA opinion on seal regulation
16th April 2015 by svandereyd
IFAW briefing document on the draft INTA proposal regarding the EU Commission proposal on the EU seal trade regulation. Read more »
13th April 2015 by Sheryl Fink
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Read more »
13th April 2015 by svandereyd
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015 by slajoie
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back Read more »
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
10th April 2015 by Azzedine Downes
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. Forty five years later, we are still working Read more »
IFAW common letter regarding raw ivory
9th April 2015 by rbartlett
IFAW and 40 other NGOs recently called on Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment and the Environment Ministers Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015 by adintino
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. 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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