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7th August 2013 Patrick Ramage
The slideshow above contains five images of beluga whales in their natural habitat. These photos were taken by Bettina van Read more »
Protesters ask ‘What’s the Point?’ of fin whaling.
6th August 2013 Sigursteinn Masson
It was a bright sunny day in Whalefjord, south west Iceland. Around 20 curious Icelanders were already there, some with Read more »
It is estimated that up to 100 million sharks are killed each year for their fin
5th August 2013 Vanessa Mignon
Everything about them fascinates me – their elegance, their streamlined design perfected over millennia, their raw Read more »
Jamuna and her newborn calf © IFAW-WTI/O.Basumatary
2nd August 2013 Sheren Shrestha
This post was written by, Dr. Bhaskar Choudhury, Veterinarian, and sent to us by Sheren Shrestha, Head of Communications, Read more »
The detail with which Australia has revealed the commercial nature of Japan’s wh
1st August 2013 Matt Collis
Since the oral hearings in Australia’s case against Japan’s “scientific” whaling ended at the Read more »
Photo: left to right  James Isiche, IFAW East Africa Director, Julius Kipng'etic
31st July 2013 Kelvin Alie
Today, July 31st 2013, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) joins wildlife park rangers around the world to Read more »
The western gray whale (WGW) expedition is a team of scientists from Russia and
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
Image c. Douane française
30th July 2013 Mia Crnojevic
The week started off with a bang as Polynesian customs seized four long tailed macaque skulls. This species of small monkey Read more »
The cubs were in miserable conditions, dehydrated from the high temperature, suf
Customs officials in Jordan working in a deep desert entry land point were shocked last week after finding two tiger cubs Read more »
26th January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
12th January 2015
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Watch Video »
6th January 2015
This post was filed by Belinda Rubinstein, one of our IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research responders that helped care for Watch Video »
29th December 2014
It was the fall of 2003, and I had a once-in-a-lifetime epiphany. I had just completed my undergrad in film and Watch Video »
26th December 2014
Please donate now to help animals in 2015. The year 2014 is shaping up to be a memorable one thanks to you. I point to the Watch Video »
22nd December 2014
The holiday season is a busy time for a lot of households, and the mix of festivities, kids and dogs can be stressful Watch Video »
17th December 2014
Watch this video (above) of the staff at IFAW’s Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Cape Town, South Africa. As we swiftly Watch Video »
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 »
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 »
21st March 2010
Iain Douglas-Hamilton of Save the Elephants, Conservation biologist, Dr Sam Wasser and elephant research specialist Dr Joyce Poole of ElephantVoices and the Amboseli Elephant Research Project, presented data on the precarious state of elephant popula Read more »
21st March 2010
“Trade over the Internet poses one of the greatest threats to wildlife and undermines the CITES treaty itself,” said IFAW’s Paul Todd. “It is a vast global network that provides the cover of relative anonymity for wildlife tra Read more »
21st March 2010
Conservationists however, breathed a sigh of relief that Parties reaffirmed a decision from the previous CITES meeting that countries should not breed tigers for the trade of their parts and derivatives. “We narrowly avoided making the Year of Read more »
16th March 2010
“Parties need to apply their own rigorous evaluations of the Panel of Experts reports as neither proposal meets the biological criteria for downlisting,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Director IFAW Southern Africa.  “Both populations Read more »
15th March 2010
“The Canadian government looks absurd calling for 330,000 seals to be slaughtered when there may not even be that many pups left alive,” said Sheryl Fink, a senior researcher with IFAW. Harp seals require stable ice platforms to give bir Read more »
15th March 2010
“Whales are in a sea of trouble, and we must do all we can to mitigate threats to the species and its habitat,” said Jeff Flocken, IFAW DC Office Director. “We applaud Senator Kerry’s leadership in championing this legislation Read more »
11th March 2010
The fines were for a number of different offences including hooking seals without first ensuring that the seals were dead. The fines themselves totaled 70 000 NOK (€8 700) for the ship’s owner and 30 000 NOK (€3 700) for the ship 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 »
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 »
Dallas Safari Club black rhino trophy hunt spin couldn't be further from the tru
10th January 2014 by Jeffrey Flocken
In a deeply twisted effort to put a responsible spin on trophy hunting, this weekend the Dallas Safari Club (DSC) will Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Career Development Institut
10th January 2014 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Career Development Institute (CDI) are partnering to bring Animals in Read more »
IFAW takes on jumbo rescue mission to save last remaining forest elephants in We
10th January 2014 by
About a dozen extremely rare forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) threatened with certain death will be evacuated to a Read more »
IFAW Statement:  Jeffrey Flocken, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
9th January 2014 by
IFAW Statement:  Jeffrey Flocken, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) RE:  The Dallas Safari Club Read more »
Share your thoughts about saving animals in 2014
6th January 2014 by Azzedine Downes
As a new year begins, I want to thank you for all the ways you’ve been a friend to animals.  You helped us care Read more »
Crushing 6 tons of confiscated ivory, China answers a global call to protect ele
6th January 2014 by Azzedine Downes
In the pictures above, taken by IFAW staff, Chinese customs officials prepare and begin crushing illegal stockpiles of Read more »
International Community Hails China’s Destruction of Ivory
6th January 2014 by
Today in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, the Chinese Government destroyed over 6 tons of confiscated elephant ivory and ivory Read more »
31st December 2013 by Peter Pueschel
Iraq published the CITES convention in its official governmental magazine and soon they will become Party to CITES, the Read more »
31st December 2013 by Azzedine Downes
We’ll admit it: We tug on your heartstrings every once in a while. From a gigantic mother rhinoceros to a small kitten Read more »

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IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

Watch this NBC news report: After being flooded with mittens for koala bears with burnt paws, animal welfare experts are now asking the public to sew pouches for orphaned joeys. watch here.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "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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