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WATCH: what makes Germany's wonderful Tiertafel pet clinic tick
11th March 2014 Erica Martin
Germany’s unique Tiertafel program, an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) partner that heroically Read more »
Rehabilitated Russian tiger cubs should learn to fear humans
10th March 2014 Ekaterina Blidchenko
A tiger that is to be released into the wild should learn to hunt, he or she should learn to communicate correctly with its Read more »
IFAW on Instagram, photos from the past week
7th March 2014 J.C. Bouvier
Are you an animal photo hound? Do you love to browse family, friends and network photos of people's pets and wildlife? Read more »
Attempts to manage wildlife trade are often sabotaged by corruption and greed
7th March 2014 Azzedine Downes
The International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, proclaimed its Read more »
Prominent Chinese citizens call on lawmakers to "Save China's Image, End the Ivo
7th March 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
We know that the government plays a crucial role in changing Chinese attitudes about ivory consumption. Not only must Read more »
Mass dog and cat sterilisation project kicks off in Cape Town, South Africa
6th March 2014 Marcelle van Zyl
In a country where animal welfare services are entirely dependent on public donations and good will, Cape Town is the first Read more »
L’équipe de sauvetage des mammifères marins sauve 4 dauphins communs échoués
6th March 2014 Brian Sharp
Five common dolphins stranded in Provincetown Harbor’s flats this morning, and four were transported to nearby Read more »
How do you know when to rescue an orphaned Russian bear cub?
What makes an orphan? When dealing with wild animals, it is hard to tell. If you stumble upon a young animal in the wild, Read more »
100 years after sealing disaster, Canadian government still gambling with safety
5th March 2014 Sheryl Fink
This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914, when 251 Canadian sealers died Read more »
24th June 2013
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Watch Video »
13th June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
6th June 2013
This week during a visit to Cozumel, Mexico, our team discovered a dog in desperate need of help. Covered in used motor oil Watch Video »
3rd June 2013
Watch the amazing video of Cinderella's release back into the wild, shot on location by IFAW staff working in Russia. I Watch Video »
23rd May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
20th May 2013
It is 8 am. The temperature is already near 40°C on this part of the planet, which has now been identified as a high- Watch Video »
10th May 2013
WARNING: the video above may be disturbing to some viewers. This week’s video of the horrific attack of a small Watch Video »
8th April 2013
In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury Watch Video »
4th April 2013
This brief video above from Euronews describes the scene at the Paris Natural History Museum. If there’s any doubt Watch Video »
9th October 2013
It has been a bloody few weeks for elephants, following the seizure of nearly seven tonnes of ivory since the end of September in Kenya, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Today, Kenya officials said they had yesterday made a second bust of two tonnes of ivory i Read more »
12th September 2013
The illegal wildlife trade is not only detrimental to many of the world’s endangered species, but also poses a genuine threat to national and global security, a new report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) Read more »
9th August 2013
In a rare glimmer of good news in the ongoing battle to save elephants and rhinos from organised crime one of West Africa's major kingpins has been arrested said Togo's environment minister. According to media reports the trafficker Read more »
7th August 2013
Today’s seizure of a reported 1,120 ivory tusks in Hong Kong brings to over three tons the amount of illegal elephant ivory, known to have been seized by Chinese authorities since January. This morning’s seizure was the second in one mont Read more »
24th July 2013
Yesterday’s seizure by the Czech Republic of 24 White rhino horns and the arrest of 16 suspects in connection with wildlife trafficking, is ample proof that proposals by South Africa to begin a legal trade in rhino horn is dangerous in the extr Read more »
22nd July 2013
Operation WENDI saw INTERPOL and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) team up to target criminal organizations behind the illegal trafficking of ivory in West and Central African countries including the Central African Re Read more »
22nd July 2013
Unwanted whale meat arrived back in Iceland overnight after ports and cargo companies refused to play a part in its shameful passage to Japan. As the cargo vessel Pioneer Bay approached Reykjavik harbour it was joined by two whale watching vessels wi Read more »
2nd July 2013
UK ports are being urged to take a stand against whaling amid speculation they could be targeted as a transport route for meat from whales slaughtered in Iceland or Norway. Meat from the bloody whaling industry could potentially pass through several Read more »
1st July 2013
Croatia today became the 28th member of the European Union in a move that bodes well for animals in Croatia and in the remaining 27 countries of the EU. “Croatia has some excellent animal welfare legislation. IFAW looks forward to Croatia being Read more »
ELEPHANTS & IVORY
Modern elephants are the last surviving members of a once diverse and widely distributed group of mammals known as probosci Read more »
IFAW CITES E-commerce and E-permitting
The Internet has become the world’s biggest marketplace, one that is open for business 24 hours a day, seven days a wee Read more »
IFAW Proposal Asian Big Cats
• The document provides draft Decisions contained in Annex 1 and proposed amendments to Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. Co Read more »
IFAW Proposal for shark conservation
Inclusion of oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, in Appendix II with the following annotation: The entry into Read more »
IFAW Proposal for polar bear protection
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading sci Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the fina Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
20th March 2014 by
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 2,000 tonnes of fin whale meat Read more »
Blue whales abound in the shipping lanes just off Sri Lankan coast
19th March 2014 by Susannah Calderan
After the first few weeks of our research just off the southern coast of Sri Lanka, we have had more than 40 blue whale Read more »
A worrying trend in France as ivory is sold regularly at its auction houses
18th March 2014 by Mia Crnojevic
Recently, an auction in Cannes in the South of France saw the price of ivory reach an all-time high for the sale of 47 Read more »
The major victory for animal welfare — that animal welfare is recognized as a le
18th March 2014 by Sheryl Fink
Discussions began today before the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In Canada, much has been made of the Read more »
Spotlight Africa: breaking ground on new KWS building in Amboseli
17th March 2014 by Jacqueline Nyagah
Walking through the office buildings at the Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters in Amboseli National Park, one cannot help Read more »
Spotlight India: one more gibbon family saved
14th March 2014 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
An Eastern Hoolock gibbon family was successfully captured yesterday by the IFAW-WTI rescue team stationed in Roing. Read more »
Kenya celebrates the inaugural World Wildlife Day
13th March 2014 by Jacqueline Nyagah
The last several months since the beginning of the year have been bitter-sweet for wildlife conservation and animal welfare Read more »
MEPs show their support for seals
13th March 2014 by Adrian Hiel
It’s been almost five years since the historic day when an overwhelming majority of MEPs voted to ban the sale of seal Read more »
 EU hears concerns about marine mammals over the disturbance of seismic surveys
12th March 2014 by
Conservationists including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), OceanCare (www.oceancare.org) 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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