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An orphaned tiger cub currently under IFAW care.
29th November 2011 Azzedine Downes
It seems hard to believe that a year has passed since the International Fund for Animal Welfare team was in Russia meeting Read more »
Our Man in Bergen – A report from the Convention on Migratory Species
28th November 2011 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
I just arrived in Bergen, a very nice, historic Hanseatic city in Norway. Unfortunately at this time of the year daylight Read more »
A single stranded dolphin in the IFAW MMRR rescue trailer.
28th November 2011 Jane Hoppe
Satellite follows movements of rescued dolphin on Cape Cod Overview: Based on historical and anecdotal data, it has been a Read more »
UNFCCC web page.
28th November 2011 Paul Todd
It is becoming increasingly evident that as climate change progresses, natural disasters will likely occur with increasing Read more »
Animal welfare can sometimes be an illusion
28th November 2011 Cynthia Milburn
An animal welfare act that does not protect animals from harm is worse than useless because it gives the illusion that Read more »
Too often consumers of exotic products are failing to realize their impact on wi
23rd November 2011 Kelvin Alie
A consumer education and awareness campaign to stop ecologically destructive wildlife trafficking was launched in Trinidad Read more »
The Swiss Animal Protection Society celebrates more than 100 years of existance.
23rd November 2011 Cynthia Milburn
The Swiss Animal Protection Society, celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, held a wildlife conference in Zurich last Read more »
22nd November 2011 Gail A’Brunzo
Douglas Zoo in Douglas AZ was closing. “People just aren't coming out," the zoo owner said. "People Read more »
Angelina (left) and Ava reassure the new calf
22nd November 2011 Vicki Fishlock
Working in Amboseli is a pleasure and a privilege that I’m happily becoming accustomed to. I’ve explained the Read more »
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 »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
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 »
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed
24th 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 »
21st November 2014
Rhino poaching has hit record levels in South Africa with 1020 rhinoceros poached for their horn to date in 2014. The latest statistics were announced by the Department of Environmental Affairs earlier today in their monthly report on poaching of rhi Read more »
18th November 2014
Japan today announced plans for a new ‘scientific’ whaling programme in the Antarctic, just months after the International Court of Justice (ICJ)  ruled its whaling in the Southern Ocean was illegal and must stop. The Japanese govern Read more »
Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’
7th November 2014
A significant step was achieved today at the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) with world leaders reaching consensus to list the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) to Appendix II, a decision that will be finalized on 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 »
IFAW Submission: European Commission Communication on the EU Approach against Wi
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices fr Read more »
Amboseli Project - IFAW picture book 2014
T he Amboseli National Park’s small size of 392 kilometres squared cannot support the ecological needs of its 1,400 ele Read more »
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation f Read more »
Protecting Whales
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
IWC-65 Main Outcomes
The 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting has come to a close. While there were some very big decisions taken f Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Western Grey Whale expedition sees a right whale
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Western grey whale research presents new difficulties
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
Killing with Keystrokes 2.0: IFAW's investigation into the European online ivory
26th July 2012 by
Killing with Keystrokes 2.0: IFAW's investigation into the European online ivory trade surveyed websites in the UK, Read more »
This year’s Zanzibar Humpback Whale Research Team (missing: Jessica and Khamis K
23rd July 2012 by Per Berggren
These posts are occassionally filed by members of the Zanzibar Humpack Whale Research team led by Dr. Per Berggen. This Read more »
Song of the Whale research report, USA to Iceland, July, 2013
23rd July 2012 by
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left Boston bound for Iceland at the beginning of July. The route skirted Read more »
600 kilos of Ivory Seized – Is Kenya Culpable in Illegal Ivory Trade?
20th July 2012 by
– In a span of days, more than half a tonne of ivory has been seized by customs officials in two Asian countries. Last Read more »
Spotlight Canada: Northern dogs "Emmy" is a big producer
19th July 2012 by Janice Hannah
Emmy is what we call a big producer.  In her short life, she had added more than her share of pups to the local dog Read more »
Ivory Busts – Cape Town a New Transit  Point for Trafficking?
11th July 2012 by
Yesterday’s seizure of 46 elephant tusks in Cape Town, the latest ivory related crime linked to the metropole, is Read more »
Disaster Preparation Tips for Pets
11th July 2012 by
A brief checklist of things to do prior to a disaster to keep your pets safe. Read more »

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IFAW Director for France, Celine Sissler-Bienvenu, in The Guardian: “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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