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12th May 2011 Patrick Ramage
Well, it's not all bad news this week. In a rare public climb-down, Mr. Kristjan Loftsson, the plucky Icelandic Read more »
9th May 2011 Jake Levenson
We can’t really be sure in this individual case. But, we can be fairly confident that sea level rise will affect Read more »
I salute my country and its leadership for once again making me proud. If we can now persuade others to follow the Russian Read more »
6th May 2011 A.J. Cady
The dust had barely settled a year ago when I first encountered several cynics who felt the International Fund for Animal Read more »
2nd May 2011 Michael Booth
This report and dramatic images were submitted from the International Fund for Animal Welfare - Wildlife Trust of India Read more »
15th April 2011 Jason Bell
Yesterday’s news of 30 elephants that were killed for their tusks in Chad over the past week is a grim reminder of the Read more »
6th April 2011 Nathan Herschler
Everyone knows by now that climate change is going to be the leading driver of species decline and extinction in the next Read more »
5th April 2011 Fred O'Regan
That night, we convene at a lodge within Tsavo. Taking a break from answering e-mails, I go for tea. I return to the room, Read more »
23rd March 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
The baby Asian elephant born at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s project site in Pu’er, Yunnan Read more »
9th December 2014
A 3 month-old baby rhino that was found critically injured near someone’s home in Northeast India was rescued by IFAW Watch Video »
12th November 2014
A week ago the IFAW team had arrived for Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito, Ecuador. Now the 11th Conference of Watch Video »
7th November 2014
The countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Watch Video »
7th November 2014
Today some groundbreaking decisions have been taken for the survival of sharks and manta rays throughout the globe at the Watch Video »
21st November 2014
There are many reasons why the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescues and protects animals around the globe. Watch Video »
6th October 2014
Something as simple as a piece of rope has helped save thousands of lives, both humans and animals, in the Albay Province Watch Video »
3rd October 2014
The Maasai of the Olgulului/Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) have rallied behind the Kitenden Corridor project of the Watch Video »
2nd October 2014
After our arrival on Sunday, the IFAW team, together with local partners from the Albay Provincial Veterinary Services, Watch Video »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunti
12th December 2014
According to media reports the Norwegian government has announced it will stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt industry with government handouts. “This is brilliant news that will save thousands of seals from a cruel death. It s Read more »
10th December 2014
Azzedine Downes, CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on news reports that 34 baby elephants have been seized in Zimbabwe for export into captivity in other countries. “We know that elephants have st Read more »
Wanted Environmental Crime Fugitive Arrested in Zambia
9th December 2014
A prominent environmental criminal named on the INTERPOL Wanted List of International Fugitives, INFRA Terra, has been arrested by a team from the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) and Zambia Police. Ben Simasiku, a 32-year-old Zambian national, escap Read more »
27th November 2014
The EU seal ban campaign was the first campaign to successfully cite moral concerns about animal welfare at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The roundtable will discuss both the revisions required for the EU Seal Regime to meet the WTO judgement a Read more »
25th November 2014
A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale. A shocking report released today by the Read more »
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed
24th November 2014
A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale. A shocking report released today by the Read more »
21st November 2014
Rhino poaching has hit record levels in South Africa with 1020 rhinoceros poached for their horn to date in 2014. The latest statistics were announced by the Department of Environmental Affairs earlier today in their monthly report on poaching of rhi Read more »
18th November 2014
Japan today announced plans for a new ‘scientific’ whaling programme in the Antarctic, just months after the International Court of Justice (ICJ)  ruled its whaling in the Southern Ocean was illegal and must stop. The Japanese govern Read more »
Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’
7th November 2014
A significant step was achieved today at the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) with world leaders reaching consensus to list the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) to Appendix II, a decision that will be finalized on Read more »
Amboseli Project - IFAW picture book 2014
T he Amboseli National Park’s small size of 392 kilometres squared cannot support the ecological needs of its 1,400 ele Read more »
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation f Read more »
Protecting Whales
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
IWC-65 Main Outcomes
The 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting has come to a close. While there were some very big decisions taken f Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi 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 »
Spotlight South Africa: Turning the tables toward good news for animals
13th February 2012 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
It’s a reality of life that we are often times confronted by more bad news than good, be it via television, radio or Read more »
Spotlight Canada: Northern Dogs get a leg up in 2012
13th February 2012 by Janice Hannah
We’ve just said goodbye to January, the month of new beginnings, headstarts and shiny optimism for the year ahead. And Read more »
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13th February 2012 by Katie Moore
Well, Saturday marked one month since we began responding on 12 January, 2012.    We've found two more dead Read more »
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10th February 2012 by Jason Bell
We were saddened to learn of the death of a rhino named ‘Spencer’ yesterday during the attempted demonstration Read more »
Stranding Update: No patters, depleting resources, yet teamwork still prevails
10th February 2012 by Katie Moore
My team is responding to another live dolphin about to strand in Wellfleet as I write this from the Command Center.  If Read more »
Iraq Spotlight: A step towards CITES
10th February 2012 by Maha Oda
The Council of Representatives of Iraq has finished the second reading of a draft law to join the Convention on Read more »
The Copper Bullets take on the Elephants in a Grande Finale!
9th February 2012 by Jason Bell
As the news broke of the Chipolopolo Boys’ (aka the Copper Bullets from Zambia) victory over Ghana in the 2012 Africa Read more »
Two common dolphins rescued and released in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.
9th February 2012 by Katie Moore
Since my last blog post, dolphins have continued to strand daily on Cape Cod. In the midst of the rescue efforts, we held a Read more »
Going online to teach children about wild animals
9th February 2012 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
The practice of keeping wild and exotic animals such as lions, monkeys, tortoises and raptors is increasing through out the Read more »

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IFAW Director for France, Celine Sissler-Bienvenu, in The Guardian: “In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000” read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Washington Post: "African lions are set to become the last big cat listed under the Endangered Species Act" - read more.

The New York Times spoke with IFAW Russia Director Masha Vorontsova about Kuzya the tiger's movements from Russia into China: - read more

Vice News: "New York Passes Bill That Could Limit Selfies With Tigers" - See the original article

 

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