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On July 1st, 2013 Croatia officially became the 28th member of the European Unio
9th July 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
On July 1st, 2013 Croatia officially became the 28th member of the European Union. To celebrate this milestone we Read more »
Banded Magellanic penguin undergoing rehabilitation
9th July 2013 Valeria Ruoppolo
In October 2012 IFAW supported Instituto de Pesquisa e Reabilitação de Animais Marinhos (IPRAM) Read more »
Partner spotlight: download CERU's beautiful and moving "Elephants- A Way Forwar
8th July 2013 Jason Bell
One of the things that the scientific discipline teaches us is just how little we know. With the plethora of information on Read more »
8th July 2013 Shannon Walajtys
Watch the video above where IFAW staff were able to return pets affected by the flooding in Germany to their Read more »
Can we afford to experiment with rhinos?
5th July 2013 Jason Bell
The recent announcement by the South African Minster of Environment, expressing the South African Government’s Read more »
 Advertisements warning passengers that ivory smuggling leads to prosecution are
3rd July 2013 Ahmed Abou-Zahra
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) – MENA office  launched a campaign to battle the illegal trade Read more »
We have established that Iceland’s fin whaling seems to be down to one maverick
3rd July 2013 Robbie Marsland
We have established that Iceland’s fin whaling seems to be down to one maverick and arguably eccentric man who Read more »
Japan has a good team making their arguments, but can they defend the indefensib
3rd July 2013 Vassili Papastavrou
The seats are pretty uncomfortable in the gallery at the back of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Read more »
Paul Winter and Josey Sharrad
2nd July 2013 Josey Sharrad
At dawn in New York City on the summer solstice, 600 people assembled to celebrate the longest day of the year. They had Read more »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
10th September 2014
With the bright sun high above our heads we notice that the flood waters on every corner of Kaziranga National Park are Watch Video »
4th September 2014
It’s as if fate has been against Littlefoot for most of his young life. But every obstacle he’s faced has been Watch Video »
19th August 2014
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Watch Video »
21st July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons 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 »
18th September 2014
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua
18th September 2014
At the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Read more »
Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s
18th September 2014
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony
18th September 2014
On Sunday, September 21st, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise public awareness on the plight of rhinos. At 11am at Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic and Bratislava Zoo i Read more »
Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16th September 2014
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisio Read more »
EU joins conservation tide to increase protection for whales at IWC
16th September 2014
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Read more »
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15th September 2014
Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and Read more »
Protecting elephants to benefit people
3rd September 2014
A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya’s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatib Read more »
26th August 2014
A unique conservation education partnership launched to great excitement at Liwonde National Park, Malawi today with hopes high the initiative will have a significant impact on improving school success rates in local communities who live daily with w 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 »
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 »
Bad weather in Iceland is good for whales
20th September 2013 by Sigursteinn Masson
Nature has its way. Many things helped make this whaling season in Iceland miserable for the whalers and better than Read more »
Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Culure, Rachel Mazombwe-Zulu, inaugurating the
19th September 2013 by Azzedine Downes
Earlier this week, I gave you an update on the opening of the IFAW Model Fish Farm and Elephant Fence project in Malawi. Read more »
IFAW Whale Program Director Patrick Ramage with HRH Prince Albert of Monaco.
18th September 2013 by April Wobst
[View the story "IFAW Song of the Whale 2013 Med Sail" on Storify] Read more »
17th September 2013 by Azzedine Downes
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes discusses why the opening of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm is Read more »
SLIDESHOW: newborn otter pups rescued in India
16th September 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
UPDATE: Sadly, one of the otter pups died at just 15 days of age. The other two are currently stable, eating well and are Read more »
Our friend, the slow loris.
12th September 2013 by Hanna Lentz
Janice Girardi of the IFAW- supported Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) has shared the following stories of their daily Read more »
12th September 2013 by
The illegal wildlife trade is not only detrimental to many of the world’s endangered species, but also poses a genuine Read more »
Street dogs are a major problem in communities throughout the world.
11th September 2013 by Kate Nattrass Atema
Last week, 4-year-old Ionuţ Anghel and his 6-year-old brother were attacked by dogs in a park in Bucharest. His brother Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Playa del Carmen mobile unit, both veterinary and community hub
10th September 2013 by Erika Flores
Images from the work performed for animals by the IFAW mobile unit team and volunteers. The mobile unit gives our project Read more »

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"IFAW column: International whaling" read IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes' article in Wildlife Extra here.

"Japanese Whaling Program Under Scrutiny Again After Country Announces Plans To Resume Hunt" IFAW's Patrick Ramage is quoted in this Huffington Post/Associated Press story

The Christian Science Monitor: "Despite severe poaching, hopeful signs on World Elephant Day" - read more

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

 

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