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AAE teacher workshops help instructors introduce animal welfare to students.
16th September 2014 Sheren Shrestha
A conscientious individual is an outcome of numerous factors. Responsible parents and good teachers are the most evident, Read more »
15th September 2014 Patrick Ramage
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Read more »
IWC65: EU protest pointless whaling in Iceland, will Reykjavík listen?
15th September 2014 Sigursteinn Masson
A demarche agreed by all 28 European Union member states was introduced today, September 15, as government delegations from Read more »
IWC65: International Whaling Commission news roundup
15th September 2014 J.C. Bouvier
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has been an active and vocal NGO observer of the proceedings at the International Read more »
Survey of Dubai airport passengers shows overwhelming support for ivory ban.
15th September 2014 Ahmed Abou-Zahra
In a way to measure the impact of our "Ivory smuggling leads to prosecution" campaign against the illegal ivory Read more »
Today is a turning point for sharks
14th September 2014 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
There is the International Day of the Dog, the World Oceans Day and the Day of the Porpoise. As far as we are concerned, Read more »
Boubanjida village guards yield measurable results against elephant poaching.
12th September 2014 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Remember Boubanjida. Hundreds of elephants lying motionless on the ground, heads wide open, their tusks and trunks ripped Read more »
12th September 2014 Patrick Ramage
Having spent most of my career as a road warrior, you’d think I’d be better at the packing part. Inevitably Read more »
Juncker Commission fails Europeans and their environment
12th September 2014 Sonja Van Tichelen
What a week. Monday started well as a new EuroBarometer survey showed that 95% of Europeans believe “protecting the 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 »
achive photo  © IFAW/S. Njumbi
27th June 2012
Nearly five tonnes of elephant ivory and thousands of ivory ornaments went up in smoke in Gabon, Central West Africa this morning. The bonfire, lit by President Ali Bongo Ondimba, once and for all put Government stockpiles of legal and confiscated tu Read more »
Three Tonnes of Ivory Vanish as Thieves Loot Southern Africa Stockpiles
22nd June 2012
The audacious looting by thieves of ivory stockpiles from two southern African countries in as many months – including the bumper theft of three tonnes of tusks in Zambia – has flagged concerns for the security of stockpiles throughout th Read more »
INTERPOL completes largest ever international anti-ivory operation while Chinese
19th June 2012
INTERPOL have arrested more than 200 people, seized almost 2 tonnes of contraband ivory, 20kg of rhino horn and military grade automatic weapons in an operation that spanned three months and 14 African countries. Operation WORTHY saw INTERPOL and IFA Read more »
IFAW spearheads crime fighting on the worldwide web
18th June 2012
Wildlife law enforcement experts from Asia, Africa and the United States discussed regional and international enforcement cooperation to combat wildlife crime, at a meeting today in Nanning, Guangxi Province. The meeting between China and Association Read more »
IFAW research vessel to study endangered whales in U.S. waters
12th June 2012
IFAW’s, (the International Fund for Animal Welfare, www.ifaw.org) research vessel, The Song of the Whale is contributing to one of the most comprehensive whale studies in the world - conducting critical research to help save whales from collisi Read more »
IFAW and the Republic of Congo fight ivory trafficking
8th June 2012
More than 30 senior staff from different governmental agencies in Congo (Brazzaville) honed their skills and increased their capacity to halt ivory trafficking. A three-day training course began on World Environment Day (June 5th) and involved partic Read more »
Elephant Ivory Stockpile Sales Help Create a Deadly New Currency in China
4th June 2012
 In a world of economic uncertainty, elephant ivory has become a new investment vehicle in China, which coincides with  an extraordinary surge in the numbers of elephants being killed for their ivory. A new ivory market investigation report Read more »
IFAW: $3.6 million sealing industry bailout is a waste
5th April 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the Canadian government's decision to provide $3.6 million in bailout money to a Norwegian company to stockpile seal pelts. The animal welfare group says that using Newfoundland tax dollar Read more »
© IFAW/S. Cook
20th March 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) says that by setting a Total Allowable Catch of 400,000 harp seals, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) not only ignores the lack of market for seal products but demonstrates a cont 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 »
Commercial Seal Hunting: The EU and the Fight to Protect Seals
29th December 2014 by
EU citizens have vocally opposed commercial sealing for decades. This 12 page leaflet looks at the history of the EU Read more »
2014 IFAW Underwater noise and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive
29th December 2014 by
The goal of reaching Good Environmental Status in EU waters by 2020 is vital to Europeans for numerous reasons. One of the Read more »
2014 IFAW The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whalin
29th December 2014 by
The implications of The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whaling continue to be felt around Read more »
2014 IFAW Reducing risk of collisions with whales
29th December 2014 by
This leaflet, created in cooperation with the Belgian federal government, contains 5 steps to help maritime vessels avoid Read more »
IFAW Submission: European Commission Communication on the EU Approach against Wi
24th December 2014 by
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices Read more »
Warming temperatures have already devastated thousands of species, including wal
16th December 2014 by Peter LaFontaine
Normally, you hate to hear people describe their disaster prevention plans as “modest,” “shaky,” or Read more »
Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunti
12th December 2014 by
According to media reports the Norwegian government has announced it will stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal Read more »
34 baby elephants were captured by the Zimbabwe government for export.
10th December 2014 by Azzedine Downes
The Zimbabwe government’s capture and export of allegedly 34 baby elephants not only poses grave threats to the very Read more »
10th December 2014 by
Azzedine Downes, CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on news reports that 34 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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