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In fact, elephants are “keystone species,” a term that describes species whose n
30th August 2013 Peter Pueschel
It is almost a bromide today that elephants have a unique ecological role, and that without them whole landscapes would Read more »
Amid debates, agreement surfaces for better animal welfare
30th August 2013 Azzedine Downes
“We as a global society have crossed the Rubicon. We disagree about where to draw the line to protect animal rights, Read more »
We photographed nine individual gray whales, seven of which we have already sigh
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
Demand for parts of endangered species is immoral
28th August 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
Buried in a document from a recently concluded international workshop on tiger conservation and combatting wildlife crime Read more »
One encounter was particularly exciting as we were close enough to identify a mo
27th August 2013 Miriam Romagosa
I first sailed as a volunteer on board the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) unique whale research vessel Read more »
 We spent only few hours at sea and mostly near the entry from the lagoon, but i
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
Azul as he is today. Credit: ABCP
23rd August 2013 Gail A’Brunzo
It is one thing to talk about Andean bears living in the “cloud forests” of Ecuador, but it’s another Read more »
The inauguration of this course is very timely. When governments respond to call
20th August 2013 Cynthia Milburn
Looking at the number and range of animals kept as pets around the world it seems that most children, and many adults too, Read more »
Happily, Snoopy is making a remarkable recovery, eating well and learning to cop
19th August 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
The harsh reality of life for many tens of thousands of people living within informal settlements is nothing new…. Read more »
12th January 2015
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Watch Video »
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 »
23rd January 2015
Après trois années d'accalmie relative, les braconniers sont de retour depuis une dizaine de jours dans le parc national de Boubandjida, au nord-est du pays, où ils avaient abattu plusieurs centaines d'éléph Read more »
9th January 2015
IFAW, (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) has been overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of international supporters in response to an appeal for  members of the public to sew mittens for koalas injured in the Australian bushfires. Read more »
Overwhelming response from UK public to appeal for mittens to help koalas injure
9th January 2015
UK animal lovers have given a fantastic response to an appeal by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to make mittens for koalas injured in the Australian bushfires – so much so that rescuers now have all they need for the rest of t Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
7th January 2015
A smaller than usual Japanese whaling fleet is due to leave port in Shimonoseki tomorrow (Thursday) to carry out research in the Antarctic - but no whales will be harpooned after the World Court ruled last year that its ‘scientific’ whali Read more »
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 »
The EU Seal Regime & the World Trade Organization Dispute Summary & Next Steps
The EU Regulation on the trade in seal products is a groundbreaking piece of legislation designed to tackle one of the cruele Read more »
Japan’s “New” Proposal for Continued Research Whaling in the Antarctic Ocean
IFAW, Greenpeace and WWF react to Japan’s “New” Proposal for Continued Research Whaling in the Antarctic Oc Read more »
IFAW EU Legal Framework for Environmental Inspections
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices fr Read more »
IFAW’s submission to the EU consultation on Invasive Alien Species
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices fr Read more »
IFAW’s submission to the EU consultation on Biodiversity
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices fr Read more »
Commercial Seal Hunting: The EU and the Fight to Protect Seals
EU citizens have vocally opposed commercial sealing for decades. This 12 page leaflet looks at the history of the EU campaign Read more »
2014 IFAW Underwater noise and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive
The goal of reaching Good Environmental Status in EU waters by 2020 is vital to Europeans for numerous reasons. One of the mo Read more »
2014 IFAW The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whalin
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
This leaflet, created in cooperation with the Belgian federal government, contains 5 steps to help maritime vessels avoid col Read more »
19th December 2013 by
More than 41 tonnes of elephant ivory have been seized in 2013, the largest quantity in 25-years. However, the fact that up Read more »
Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales off Virginia Coast Threatened by Seismic
19th December 2013 by
New acoustic data from Cornell University’s Bioacoustics Research Program finds that critically endangered North Read more »
IFAW East Africa Regional Director, James Isiche, Iain Douglas Hamilton and Dr.
18th December 2013 by James Isiche
The Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and the Read more »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
18th December 2013 by
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
Chinese government action will save endangered species
17th December 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
While it might be seen by the majority of the western world as a mere footnote, the joint decree by the general offices of Read more »
16th December 2013 by
Polling released today (Monday) reveals a mere 3% of Icelanders claim to eat whale meat regularly*, despite the Icelandic Read more »
Ontai, a former poacher turned animal keeper, receives award
13th December 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
Maheshwar “Ontai” Basumataryone of the IFAW-WTI animal keepers who was also featured in the documentary " Read more »
Inspired scout helps Kenya Wildlife Service nab an elephant poacher
13th December 2013 by Jacqueline Nyagah
Jackson Sitonik, a married father of two and a proud game scout on the Kenyan park system’s grasslands, is a hero. Read more »
François Hollande commits France to the "urgent" fight against wildlife crime
12th December 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
In our fight to protect endangered species, there are certain days that allow us to measure how far we have come and show Read more »

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IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

Watch this NBC news report: After being flooded with mittens for koala bears with burnt paws, animal welfare experts are now asking the public to sew pouches for orphaned joeys. watch here.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "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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