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This particular ivory burning was done during the first African Elephant Law Enf
5th March 2012 James Isiche
Recently, I had the privilege of representing the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the launch of the “ Read more »
Spotlight Middle East: A Tiger in your Tank
5th March 2012 Azzedine Downes
VIDEO: An Esso spot from the 1960s... Exxon, or Esso as it was known in those days (and still is in some parts of the world Read more »
Cameroon tragedy: elephant battles without end
5th March 2012 Andreas Dinkelmeyer
My colleague, Celine Sissler, has just returned from Cameroon, where since January over 300 elephants have fallen to Read more »
Cameroon elephant tragedy: The war is declared in Bouba Njida
5th March 2012 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Bouba Njida, March 5, 2012 - It is 9:10 a.m. and we're all packed. As we have been banned from flying over the park by Read more »
Elephants of Bouba Njida, I will never forget you
4th March 2012 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Bouba Njida (March 3rd and 4th, 2012) - I don't know exactly what I feel, I can't find the words. They might not Read more »
An asiatic black bear. c. IFAW
1st March 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
In December 1996, I witnessed eight Asiatic black bears walk to freedom at the first bear sanctuary China had ever seen, set Read more »
Spotlight Germany: Which crocodile is hidden in a ladies shoe?
1st March 2012 Robert Kless
To find an answer to this interesting question I had an appointment today at the zoological museum of Hamburg university. It Read more »
Now is the time to protect Antarctic waters
28th February 2012 Isabel McCrea
This Antarctic Ocean Alliance video featues actor Ed Norton & oceanographer Sylvia Earle who speak specifically to the Read more »
One of the rescued cats now under care in Florida. c. ASPCA/Mike Bizelli
28th February 2012 Shannon Walajtys
We're out here, despite the torrential downpour because hundreds of cats need us desperately. This is our second day in 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 »
Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28th July 2014
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok Read more »
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 »
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 »
Elephants drinking in Serengeti Park, Tanzania. c. IFAW/E. Wamba
19th September 2012 by Adrian Hiel
Some good news from colleagues who are in Arusha, Tanzania this past week for the African Ministerial Conference on the Read more »
Rhino poachers pay a stiff price for their crime
18th September 2012 by Adrian Hiel
There’s very good news out of South Africa as two poachers were sentenced to 29 years each for their roles in killing Read more »
Elephants drinking.
18th September 2012 by Jason Bell
What a privilege it is to work for an organization like the International Fund for Animal Welfare.  I have just Read more »
The author during the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) conf
18th September 2012 by Peter Pueschel
I am just coming from the Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). They say it, Read more »
A western grey whale breaches.
17th September 2012 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
Stop the killing of elephants by decreasing the demand for their ivory
17th September 2012 by Azzedine Downes
As we have reported many times, elephants are being annihilated for their tusks at an astonishing rate with no end to a Read more »
The African Elephant Coalition members are determined to achieve a better future
17th September 2012 by Satyen Sinha
Ouagadougou, is a place not many people would have heard of before. At first sight one may even struggle to know how to Read more »
The giant bear in question.
14th September 2012 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
Caboodle Ranch cat adoption, an amazing display of warmth and understanding
11th September 2012 by Jennifer Gardner
Entering the shelter that has been caring for nearly 700 cats since the end of February was a moving experience.  The 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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