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From where I sit in Cape Town as the Director of IFAW’s Southern Africa operations and as the Elephant Programme Read more »
UPDATE: 9.6.11 Hi all - There is an update on the situation by way of press release here. From the release: "The Read more »
The BBC has just reported that a volunteer IFAW hunt monitor filmed a fox being pursued by hounds on a railway track. Sadly Read more »
I applaud the decision by Hong Kong Ocean Park not to acquire Beluga whales from the wild. The Park’s decision is Read more »
Despite the incredible challenges surrounding relief efforts in Libya at the moment, International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
Elkana is a bit of an outsider in the family because she doesn’t have any living female relatives, and she lost her Read more »
The U.S. is a country with nearly 78.2 million dogs. Last year, we spent almost $50 billion on our beloved companions, yet Read more »
More often than not, we are left with only anecdotal evidence; stories and accounts which once combined, can still give us Read more »
As we drove out of the airport, the high walls and electrified fences of Johannesburg quickly changed into the parched Read more »
As we wind down our supporting efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, I had a chance to talk about our work in detail Watch Video »
Last night we stopped in Greenville, Alabama to rest for the night.   We took the dogs out of our wonderful 36-foot Watch Video »
I write this on my last day in Amboseli National Park, in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro. It has been a spectacular journey Watch Video »
In this brief video update, International Fund for Animal Welfare Animal Rescue Program Officer Jennifer Gardner and others Watch Video »
If you wanted to ask an elephant a question, how would you go about it? One way would be to record an elephant’s call Watch Video »
  IFAW’s Brian Sharp, Stranding Coordinator, sits down with Fox 25 News to talk about the historic  finding Watch Video »
I had the privilege of spending a week working with the Sarasota Dolphin Research Project in Sarasota, Florida last week. Watch Video »
When the rains came after the 2009 drought in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, the vegetation grew and the elephant Watch Video »
My fascination with elephants goes back as far as I can remember. To become a research associate studying Amboseli’s Watch Video »
Today’s announcement from Rome assured that no import licences would be granted for seal products in the coming months. In addition to the temporary ban, a legislative proposal to permanently prohibit all commerce in seal skins and seal derived Read more »
Scientists with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Russell Leaper and Justin Matthews, conducted the study, entitled An Investigation of the effects of uncertainty on Canadian harp seal management. The authors assessed the federal g Read more »
IFAW rescuers who responded to an oil spill in Estonia found the female swan with its feet and body frozen in ice. The swan had been oiled and was near death. Rescuers – who nicknamed the swan “Shiver” – cut her free from th Read more »
· Keep all pets indoors during the cold weather as much as possible. Animals can get frostbite if they are left outside for long periods of time especially after sunset. · Continue to walk dogs outdoors, but provide a sweater Read more »
Mr. Dzoro lauded the initiative, saying it would help to curb illegal trafficking of ivory, rhino horn and other live animals such as reptiles within the region. He said, “Wildlife crime had been worsened by the current drought which has exa Read more »
“We hope these inspiring works of art will help encourage an appreciation of whales, which are some of nature's greatest masterpieces,” said Patrick Ramage, IFAW’s Director of Communications. The whales will be unveiled on May 22 Read more »
Dear Premier Williams, Important issues surrounding Canada’s annual commercial seal hunt merit your urgent attention. They also deserve a commitment to honesty and respect for the facts that were not in evidence during your appearance o Read more »
The man’s death – the second of an elephant handler/trainer in South Africa in less than eight months – reportedly occurred when the elephant attacked him while he was trying to herd it back to a main group of animals. IFAW (Inter Read more »
The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Minister Loyola Hearn released a one-year Total Allowable Catch (TAC) that allows 325,000 seals to be killed this year. “Unbelievable; with all of the risks already facing the harp seal p Read more »
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively that Read more »
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
IFAW approaches helping communities care for their dogs and cats by working with community leaders and local partners to ensu Read more »
Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is Read more »
All the organisations within the ICAM Coalition seek to improve animal welfare as a common purpose, and as a priority. Dog po Read more »
Lethal methods of population control aim to eradicate or significantly decrease cat populations through culling a target nu Read more »
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left the Azores at the beginning of May bound for the north-east coast of t Read more »
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left Boston bound for Iceland at the beginning of July. The route skirted t Read more »
From where I sit in Cape Town as the Director of IFAW’s Southern Africa operations and as the Elephant Programme Read more »
UPDATE: 9.6.11 Hi all - There is an update on the situation by way of press release here. From the release: "The Read more »
The BBC has just reported that a volunteer IFAW hunt monitor filmed a fox being pursued by hounds on a railway track. Sadly Read more »
I applaud the decision by Hong Kong Ocean Park not to acquire Beluga whales from the wild. The Park’s decision is Read more »
Despite the incredible challenges surrounding relief efforts in Libya at the moment, International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
Elkana is a bit of an outsider in the family because she doesn’t have any living female relatives, and she lost her Read more »
The U.S. is a country with nearly 78.2 million dogs. Last year, we spent almost $50 billion on our beloved companions, yet Read more »
More often than not, we are left with only anecdotal evidence; stories and accounts which once combined, can still give us Read more »
As we drove out of the airport, the high walls and electrified fences of Johannesburg quickly changed into the parched 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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