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Can we afford to experiment with rhinos?
5th July 2013 Jason Bell
The recent announcement by the South African Minster of Environment, expressing the South African Government’s Read more »
 Advertisements warning passengers that ivory smuggling leads to prosecution are
3rd July 2013 Ahmed Abou-Zahra
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) – MENA office  launched a campaign to battle the illegal trade Read more »
We have established that Iceland’s fin whaling seems to be down to one maverick
3rd July 2013 Robbie Marsland
We have established that Iceland’s fin whaling seems to be down to one maverick and arguably eccentric man who Read more »
Japan has a good team making their arguments, but can they defend the indefensib
3rd July 2013 Vassili Papastavrou
The seats are pretty uncomfortable in the gallery at the back of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Read more »
Paul Winter and Josey Sharrad
2nd July 2013 Josey Sharrad
At dawn in New York City on the summer solstice, 600 people assembled to celebrate the longest day of the year. They had Read more »
2nd July 2013 Janice Hannah
Watch this video about Nala's story from Pilots and Paws Canada.  I won’t easily forget when I received the Read more »
Qi Zhang, or “Sabrina” and the author outside the China Academy of Sciences.
28th June 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
On June 22nd in Beijing, renowned biologist Dr. Joyce Poole led a Chinese audience into the emotional and behavioral world Read more »
Shepherd's Beaked Whale near Kangaroo Island, Australia
28th June 2013 Sharon Livermore
Together with colleagues from Marine Conservation Research (who operate IFAW’s unique whale research vessel Song of Read more »
Partner spotlight: working with UNDP to help end fear of roaming dogs in Bosnia
27th June 2013 Rebecca Brimley
I’ve just returned from Bosnia where there are thousands of dogs roaming city streets and thousands more languishing 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 »
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 »
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 »
22nd April 2010
Last month, Canadian Sealers Association representative Frank Pinhorn stated that many seal skin processors had inventory going back several years. Last week, media reported that a sole buyer in Newfoundland, NuTan Furs, would purchase fewer than 15, Read more »
22nd April 2010
この提案が採択された場合、ノルウェー、アイスランド及び日本の捕 Read more »
8th April 2010
Twenty-three sealing vessels from Newfoundland and Labrador have hailed out in search of concentrations of seal pups on whatever ice is still available. “In the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence we witnessed harp seal pups struggling to survive on Read more »
25th March 2010
“Short -term profits rather than long-term conservation has once again been the theme of this meeting,” said Azzedine Downes, Head of IFAW’s CITES delegation. “The biggest losers at this meeting include polar bears, bluefin t Read more »
24th March 2010
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) reports that the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which is the annual birthing ground of hundreds of thousands of harp seals, is essentially devoid of both ice and seals. “The conditions t Read more »
23rd March 2010
“CITES Parties voted by the slimmest of margins to protect porbeagle sharks, but rejected all other shark proposals at this meeting,” said Dr Ralf Sonntag, Director IFAW Germany. “An Appendix II listing would have given sharks a fig Read more »
23rd March 2010
“The rejection of this proposal does not make any sense at all,” said Dr Ralf Sonntag, IFAW marine biologist and Germany Director. “Some populations of the scalloped hammerhead shark have declined by 80 to 90 per cent and yet Parti Read more »
22nd March 2010
“Fighting to save these elephants paid off today with Parties taking note of the science demonstrating that Tanzanian elephants are still in peril,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Director IFAW Southern Africa. “Poaching of elephants and i Read more »
22nd March 2010
Zambia amended its proposal to remove the request for a one-off sale of ivory, seeking only the downlisting of elephants from Appendix I to Appendix II. “This is a real victory for elephants,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Director IFAW Souther 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 »
At Moscow polar bear forum, IFAW calls for an end to international commercial tr
3rd December 2013 by
At an international polar bear forum this week marking the 40th anniversary of the “Agreement on the Conservation of Read more »
At Moscow polar bear forum, EU must work to end international commercial trade
3rd December 2013 by
At an international polar bear forum this week marking the 40th anniversary of the “Agreement on the Conservation of Read more »
2nd December 2013 by Jennifer Gardner
The video above shows some of the animals helped in the aftermath of the disaster following Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Read more »
2nd December 2013 by Azzedine Downes
Watch the amazing transformation and joyful new beginning from what had been a tough start for Coconut the dog. ~~~ In June Read more »
Visiting the wolves in Western Poland
28th November 2013 by Robert Kless
Sundown is just over, twilight is settling in. There is no wind, no noises. Suddenly I hear a long, ascending howl. After Read more »
"Boubandjida: Elephants' graveyard" photo exhibit shocks French viewers
26th November 2013 by Julie Landry
Warning: these photos may shock some people of a sensitive disposition. "These photos are shocking; this must be Read more »
World Trade Organisation seal ban ruling breaks positive ground for animal welfa
25th November 2013 by Azzedine Downes
Today, we are celebrating the World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel finding that the EU seal trade regulation, which prevents Read more »
Scottish university criticised for supporting Iceland’s cruel whaling programme
25th November 2013 by
The University of Aberdeen is being urged to publicly sever links with Iceland’s whaling programme after its Read more »
Animal Welfare Not a Trade Barrier says WTO in EU Seal Case
25th November 2013 by
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) today released its first panel ruling on animal welfare in the trade dispute between Read more »

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

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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