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Elephant and rhino rescues in India: hope for compassionate conservation
29th March 2012 Fred O'Regan
While I was in Assam, India in March, I was thrilled to learn that Soni, a five-year old female elephant, that we rescued, Read more »
Ruby in hospital in early February. c. IFAW/L. Cant-Haylett
29th March 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Any dog or cat living in Khayelitsha, Cape Town can count itself extremely lucky if it finds itself at the Mdzananda Animal Read more »
28th March 2012 Sheryl Fink
This post was modified from a yet unpublished letter to the editors of Canada’s Corner Brook Western Star newspaper Read more »
Spotlight UK: Finding safe haven for animal victims of domestic violence
27th March 2012 Hanna Lentz
So many of us know and have experienced the close bond that exists between people and their animal companions.  Such a Read more »
POETRY! World-class whale research vessel sails for U.S., Iceland
27th March 2012 Patrick Ramage
There lies the port; the vessel puffs her sail: There gloom the dark, broad seas. My mariners, Souls that have toil’ Read more »
UK Parliament helping to ramp up wildlife crime enforcement
26th March 2012 Tania McCrea-Steele
The recent slaughter of hundreds of elephants in Cameroon for their ivory and the tragic death of some of those out there Read more »
The decision to continue the Canadian commercial seal hunt is difficult to under
26th March 2012 Sheryl Fink
What a week it has been! The plans of the International Fund for Animal Welfare seal team have been shifting as quickly as Read more »
Tasha the cougar.c. The Wildcat Sanctuary
23rd March 2012 Paul Todd
On Monday, Nikita, a 7-year-old white tiger and Tasha, a 10-year-old cougar will be loaded onto a rescue trailer and Read more »
Remembering a friend, photographer Jon Hrusa
23rd March 2012 Patrick Ramage
I didn’t know him well.  I hadn’t seen him for a long while.  But I liked him, a lot, and he taught me Read more »
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 »
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 »
18th September 2014
Elephants, rhinos and other key species in Africa are in danger of extinction due to poaching and human encroachment on Watch Video »
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 »
Prominent Chinese Thought Leaders Join the Fight to Save Elephants
19th November 2014
A group of leading Chinese celebrities are lending their voices to a campaign to save elephants by rejecting ivory trade. The campaign “Give Peace to Elephants; Say No to Ivory” officially launched today at a gala event by the Internation Read more »
Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court find
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 »
Ten successful years of the Hunting Act
18th November 2014
Today marks 10 years since the Hunting Act 2004 was first passed into law and received Royal Assent. It was a significant milestone in the campaign to halt the cruel and unnecessary practice of hunting with dogs before the Act finally came into force Read more »
Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity
17th November 2014
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The training workshop hosted by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) in partnership with In 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 »
World leaders deliver big wins for sharks, mantas and devil rays at CMS CoP 11
7th November 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is thrilled to announce that sharks, mantas and devil rays will receive increased protections during the 11th Conference of the Parties (CoP 11) of the Convention on the Conservation of Mi Read more »
Fate of sharks, polar bears and lions on the table at conservation summit in Qui
3rd November 2014
At the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is pushing for stricter wildlife protection measures. During the high-level Ministerial Meeting held today Read more »
Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively
28th October 2014
The Norwegian government has announced it will consider a move to stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt citing the need to manage “economic priorities.” “This is brilliant news thatcould save tens of thousands of seal Read more »
U.S. Government Lists African Lions as Threatened  Under Endangered Species Act
27th October 2014
In response to the petition submitted by Born Free USA, Humane Society International (HSI), The Humane Society of the United States, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and other animal protection groups, today the U.S. Fish and Wildlif Read more »
Protecting Whales
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 19 Read more »
Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human 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 »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement 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 »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
4th February 2013 by
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively Read more »
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31st January 2013 by
Fate of proposal to end the international commercial trade in polar bears parts hinges on key EU member states ahead of Feb Read more »
Fighting the underground trade in ivory, one collector at a time
30th January 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
“Li Dongbao (a pseudonym), 33, has been collecting ivory decorations and accessories for six years. But last August Read more »
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30th January 2013 by
A new Environics poll commissioned by Humane Society International and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www. Read more »
28th January 2013 by Brian Sharp
The recent video posting of divers attempting to disentangle a wild dolphin in Hawaii (footage above) reminds me of the Read more »
The UK’s National Wildlife Crime Unit helps protect wild elephants with their in
25th January 2013 by Tania McCrea-Steele
The UK’s National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) has been at the forefront of the fight to protect animals from criminals Read more »
24th January 2013 by CT Harry
As I sit at my desk thinking about all the preparations that need to be performed, I can’t help but wonder if it Read more »
GOOD NEWS: gibbons in India welcome a new baby to their family
23rd January 2013 by Sashanka Barbaruah
This post was sent to the team from International Fund for Animal Welfare/Wildlife Trust of India staffer Sheren Shrestha, Read more »
Eyewitness accounts suggest suspicious behaviour of hunts in the South West
23rd January 2013 by
A recent video filmed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) reveals its suspicions about the Read more »

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"IFAW column: New Conservancy in Africa" read IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes' article in Wildlife Extra here.

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