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When it comes to poaching, hate the crime, not the criminal
4th March 2014 Azzedine Downes
All poachers are not inherently evil. We know that in impoverished countries killing animals for their parts is often done Read more »
Have we forgotten to look at things from our dogs’ perspective?
4th March 2014 Janice Hannah
Sometimes I wonder how much we understand about dogs.  Our own dogs, dogs in the park, dogs on the street in Read more »
CLAW South Africa find themselves refugees, for the moment
4th March 2014 Cora Bailey
Cora Bailey is Special Advisor Companion Animals for IFAW; she also founded and runs Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) in Read more »
Everyday should be World Wildlife Day
3rd March 2014 Azzedine Downes
We must appreciate wildlife. We must celebrate wildlife. And we must champion wildlife. Everyday. Let this occasion— Read more »
Spotlight South Africa: teaching the inaugural World Wildlife Day class
3rd March 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Having trouble viewing the slideshow above? Click here. World Wildlife Day takes place today, 3rd March 2014, as declared Read more »
3rd March 2014 Sonja Van Tichelen
This morning the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made a wonderful announcement, that Belgium would be Read more »
Exciting new research project aims to protect the endangered blue whale from dea
28th February 2014 Russell Leaper
IFAW is embarking on an exciting new collaborative project that could make a real impact on one of the world’s most Read more »
Rehabilitated Russian tigers heading into the homestretch
28th February 2014 Ekaterina Blidchenko
They grow up so fast. Three tiger cubs at the Rehabilitation Center for Rare Species in Alexeevka, Russia are heading into Read more »
John Kerry sets a dire, but hopeful stage at Economist Ocean Summit
28th February 2014 Patrick Ramage
Click on the image above to see Secretary Kerry's remarks. John Forbes Kerry is the most ocean-centered U.S. Secretary Read more »
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 »
4th September 2014
It’s as if fate has been against Littlefoot for most of his young life. But every obstacle he’s faced has been Watch Video »
19th August 2014
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Watch Video »
21st July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Watch Video »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
26th June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
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7th May 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) has condemned an apparent decision to resume the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales in Iceland. Kristjan Loftsson, the lone Icelandic whaler responsible for slaughtering 28 Read more »
How to save the elephants of Central Africa recommendations from conservation or
29th April 2013
The elephants of Central Africa are dying. A recent study1 shows forest elephant populations in the Congo Basin fell by almost two-thirds - or 62% - over the past decade as a result of extensive ivory poaching. Without action, it is likely that the e Read more »
Killed by their Keepers – 300 Rhino Extinct in Mozambique side of Great Limpopo
26th April 2013
Poachers, aided by game rangers, have killed every single rhino in the Mozambique section of one of Southern Africa’s most vaunted transfrontier parks. Media today report 15 rhino in Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park were killed last mon Read more »
EU Court Upholds Seal Ban
25th April 2013
The European General Court today upheld the EU trade regulation on seal products. In a strongly-worded and crystal clear decision the court dismissed any concerns that either the EU seal trade regulation, or its implementation, lacked a legal basis. Read more »
IFAW, the EWT and Lanseria International Airport Join Forces to Stop Illegal Wil
24th April 2013
A hard-hitting campaign to combat illegal trafficking of wildlife has been launched at one of South Africa’s busiest airports. Starting this week passengers arriving and departing from Lanseria International Airport, will be asked to Think Twic Read more »
Elephant Tourism under Fire as  Handler Dies
18th April 2013
The trampling to death of an elephant handler in South Africa this week has again thrown into sharp focus the dangers of the elephant-back safari industry. On Monday an experienced handler at the Elephant Sanctuary, near Hartebeespoort Dam, North Wes Read more »
Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt Opens Despite No Quota, No Demand
9th April 2013
Canada’s commercial seal hunt opens off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador today, despite a lack of demand for seal products and restrictions on seal products in 34 countries. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) qu Read more »
Emergency cash sent to Cyprus to save animals threatened by starvation during fi
8th April 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has sent desperately needed emergency funds to Cyprus to help feed animals facing starvation because of the current financial crisis. Donations to Cypriot shelters have completely Read more »
First wild rhino calf born in India to a mother hand-raised by IFAW-WTI
8th April 2013
A healthy, female calf has been born in Manas National Park, to a rhinoceros hand-raised by IFAW-WTI as an orphan and moved to the park as part of a species reintroduction. “This is the first calf born in the wild in India from a rhino that had Read more »
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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 »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
From February 2013 to April 2014, 12 elephants within the Amboseli ecosystem hav
7th May 2014 by Jacqueline Nyagah
From February 2013 to April 2014, 12 elephants within the Amboseli ecosystem have been fitted with collars. A collar Read more »
5th May 2014 by Kate Nattrass Atema
The “Adopta un caine” campaign demonstrates 21st century animal welfare thinking in Romania. ~~~ Observator, a Read more »
5th May 2014 by Michael Booth
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city best known as the birthplace of legendary Elvis Presley is no stranger to tornados. As a year- Read more »
Every time a child interacts with an animal, it’s an opportunity for a little hu
1st May 2014 by Corrie Rabbe
“Do you want to?” “You ask.” “No you.” “No you!” I can hear some of the Read more »
Animal welfare education goes online at Edinburgh University
30th April 2014 by Azzedine Downes
While you probably know about Animal Action Education, our 21-year-old, rapidly expanding program geared to youth in more Read more »
© IFAW/J.Gardner. Caption: A crowded temporary shelter set up to receive injured
29th April 2014 by Jennifer Gardner
In Valparaiso, Chile, picturesque communities built on steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean live up to the city Read more »
Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservati
29th April 2014 by
An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration’s Read more »
Canadian sealers propose return to horrific hunt of newborns amidst industry’s s
28th April 2014 by Sheryl Fink
In a shocking revelation this morning, the French language journal Le Soleil broke the news that after a “disastrous Read more »
Despite their misfortunes, two orphaned rhinos form a bond in India
25th April 2014 by Nizira Borgoyari
Two years ago, on the eve of Bihu (festival of harvest and New Year for people of Assam) in April, the International Fund Read more »

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"IFAW column: International whaling" read IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes' article in Wildlife Extra here.

"Japanese Whaling Program Under Scrutiny Again After Country Announces Plans To Resume Hunt" IFAW's Patrick Ramage is quoted in this Huffington Post/Associated Press story

The Christian Science Monitor: "Despite severe poaching, hopeful signs on World Elephant Day" - read more

Vice News: "New York Passes Bill That Could Limit Selfies With Tigers" - See the original article

 

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