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Zak & Mika in their former enclosure.
3rd December 2012 Sheryl Fink
In September 2012, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s seal team sprang into action to help two captive seals Read more »
3rd December 2012 Dr. Ian Robinson
Following the success of the 21st International Conference on Bear Research and Management held last week in Delhi, today Read more »
One of the Bellavista dogs in its cage in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
30th November 2012 Joaquin de la Torre
Erika Flores and I met with the municipality of Playa del Carmen two months ago to address operational problems at the Read more »
Penguins rehabilitated at IPRAM in Brazil.
19th November 2012 Valeria Ruoppolo
One hundred fifteen of the one hundred eighty penguins cared for by Brazil’s Instituto de Pesquisa e Reabilita Read more »
What will these calves be named?
16th November 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Well, the baby boom is finally coming to an end. Although some females are still pregnant and will give birth in the coming Read more »
Slideshow: three asiatic bear cubs are closer to life in the wilds of Northeaste
9th November 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
Three Asiatic black bear cubs rescued by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and local partner organization Read more »
In South Africa, Community Led Animal Welfare program builds community like no o
8th November 2012 Kate Nattrass Atema
“Ubuntu” is an African word meaning “humanity to others”. Directly translated, it says: “I am Read more »
Finding inspiration for animals through the sharing of experiences
7th November 2012 Rebecca Brimley
While I was at the annual International Society for Anthrozoology conference in Cambridge, England, we screened a short film Read more »
6th November 2012 Michael Booth
In this short video, the International Fund for Animal Welfare Animal Rescue team including members from the Animal Rescue Read more »
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 »
26th March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
18th February 2015
The pickup truck is making its way over a bumpy meadow towards the sheep enclosure. Three large livestock guardian dogs - Watch Video »
6th March 2015
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Watch Video »
3rd March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1st May 2015
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are harpooned in Icelandic waters this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Icelandic government to Read more »
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29th April 2015
In the wake of the over 3 tonnes of ivory seized in Thailand, The International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW continues to reiterate the importance of inter-agency collaboration amongst wildlife law enforcement, the judiciary and, customs officials. Read more »
Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory
21st April 2015
More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to media reports out of Bangkok today. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The Read more »
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
tenBoma—from fighting terrorism to saving elephants
16th March 2015
A unique partnership designed to lead to a breakthrough in the elephant poaching crisis was announced today by Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. A statement of intent was signed betwee Read more »
Canned! No more lion trophy imports
13th March 2015
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s ban on the import of African lion parts obtained through the particularly cruel method of ‘canned’hunting. “This decision reflects the Read more »
Belgium Calls for EU Ban on Exporting Ivory
9th March 2015
Marie Christine Marghem, Belgian Minister for Energy, the Environment and Sustainable Development has called for EU action to ban the export of ivory from all EU member states. The bold call comes as an auction house in France has suggested that buye 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 »
IFAW common letter regarding raw ivory
IFAW and 40 other NGOs recently called on Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment and the Environment Ministers of Read more »
6 EU Ministers lead in banning raw ivory exports; ask others to follow
The ministers responsible for regulating ivory in 6 EU countries have sent a letter asking their colleagues in the other 22 c Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
IFAW’s briefing doc on the EU Commission proposal for amending the EU seal trade
IFAW’s briefing doc on the EU Commission proposal for amending the EU seal trade regulation. Read more »
IFAW FY2015 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 board members. Read more »
IFAW donated 5000 euros to the Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire.
22nd May 2013 by Arien van der Heijden
This spring couldn’t have had a better start for Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire. They received a donation of 5000 euros from Read more »
A majority of Canadians want to see an end to the commercial seal hunt.
22nd May 2013 by Sheryl Fink
According to media reports, today is the day that the sole sealskin processor – Carino Ltd - will stop purchasing seal Read more »
The Northern Dogs project team receives an enthusiastic greeting from
21st May 2013 by Janice Hannah
The Northern Dogs Project has returned north for the spring 2013 season!  We are back from working in the communities Read more »
20th May 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
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- Read more »
Jalila and her daughter
17th May 2013 by Vicki Fishlock
Usually I try to restrict my blog to writing stories about my study families; these are the elephants that I know well as I Read more »
On the frozen ice of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, a sealer moves in to kill a beate
15th May 2013 by Sheryl Fink
The discussion on the European Union’s import ban on seal products continued last week as the second panel Read more »
The market for species such as elephants has grown to become a massive global in
15th May 2013 by Satyen Sinha
Every time I read a report on the state of wildlife, I seem to be faced with the news of yet more dead animals poached for Read more »
Icelandic fin whaling - an expensive and dangerous hobby, in more ways than oner
14th May 2013 by Robbie Marsland
It’s been a busy week or so for those following the dying whaling industry in Iceland.  The lone Icelandic Read more »
"You can kind of see Bill and Chelsea in my cell phone shots."
14th May 2013 by Paul Todd
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Mid-year Meeting last week was a family affair. CGI is an organization that brings 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.

Patrick Ramage, Global Whale Program Director on takepart.com: “The independent panel is publically saying there’s no scientific justification for continuing to kill whales,”- read more.

 

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