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The tuna auction at the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.
1st December 2011 Clare Sterling
I recently returned from my first visit to the chaotic and beautiful country of Japan. Along with Iceland and Norway, Japan Read more »
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
30th November 2011 Cynthia Milburn
Recently I attended a meeting of Buddhist leaders and practitioners from around the world in New Delhi to celebrate the 2, Read more »
Thai flood survivor, "Pigtail"
30th November 2011 Dr. Ian Robinson
International Fund for Animal Welfare veterinarian Kati Loeffler reports from flood-stricken Bangkok after her visit to IFAW Read more »
An orphaned tiger cub currently under IFAW care.
29th November 2011 Azzedine Downes
It seems hard to believe that a year has passed since the International Fund for Animal Welfare team was in Russia meeting Read more »
Our Man in Bergen – A report from the Convention on Migratory Species
28th November 2011 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
I just arrived in Bergen, a very nice, historic Hanseatic city in Norway. Unfortunately at this time of the year daylight Read more »
A single stranded dolphin in the IFAW MMRR rescue trailer.
28th November 2011 Jane Hoppe
Satellite follows movements of rescued dolphin on Cape Cod Overview: Based on historical and anecdotal data, it has been a Read more »
UNFCCC web page.
28th November 2011 Paul Todd
It is becoming increasingly evident that as climate change progresses, natural disasters will likely occur with increasing Read more »
Animal welfare can sometimes be an illusion
28th November 2011 Cynthia Milburn
An animal welfare act that does not protect animals from harm is worse than useless because it gives the illusion that Read more »
Too often consumers of exotic products are failing to realize their impact on wi
23rd November 2011 Kelvin Alie
A consumer education and awareness campaign to stop ecologically destructive wildlife trafficking was launched in Trinidad Read more »
29th June 2016
BornToBeFree Trailer 3'05 from Dasha Domukhovskaya on Vimeo. Last week, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta announced that Watch Video »
27th June 2016
Technologies developed for outer space uses have helped scientists discover underground water sources in drought-stricken Watch Video »
17th June 2016
Kulimba (“Strength”) was the name Remke Lasance, a Dutch national who has been living and volunteering in Watch Video »
15th June 2016
It is not an easy process to capture an entangled seal. The gray seals here on Cape Cod tend to haul out on sand bars, Watch Video »
8th June 2016
One of the most pressing animal welfare issues in the UK—the illicit puppy trade—has been gathering much Watch Video »
16th May 2016
Implementing systems and technologies to prevent elephant poaching in Africa can be complicated. Working with Kenya Watch Video »
10th May 2016
After more than a year of planning, designing, and collaborating with our local partner Coco’s Animal Welfare, our Watch Video »
3rd May 2016
Bearing witness to the destruction of 105 tonnes of elephant ivory in Kenya this past weekend was a moving experience. The Watch Video »
4th May 2016
Now that the bear cubs have made the transition from bottle feeding to eating from a bowl and the temperatures are milder Watch Video »
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29th June 2016
Trophy Hunting Remains Prevalent Problem Worldwide One year ago, an arrow was fired into Cecil, a beloved lion, commencing a heartbreak that would be felt around the world. Cecil, was lured, wounded by an arrow, then ruthlessly tracked for approximat Read more »
Pangolin Seizure in Hong Kong Demonstrates Need for Stronger Protection for Worl
27th June 2016
This week, Hong Kong Customs seized about 4,000 kilograms of pangolin scales from a container at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups working to list all eight species under Appendix I of Read more »
China’s Shopping Giant Builds Noah’s Ark for Endangered Animals
27th June 2016
A unique effort to draw the attention of Chinese consumer to the plight of endangered species reaches a climax in Nanjing tonight with hundreds of thousands of shoppers having watched the animal picture show at the facade of a large building. The the Read more »
Huge ivory bust in South Sudan – goods headed for Malaysia
24th June 2016
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released pictures of more than a ton of ivory was seized in South Sudan last week. The ivory tusks and pieces weighed 2,800 pounds and were confiscated at Juba International Airport in South Suda Read more »
The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
20th June 2016
 Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last February. The European Union now has the much-needed frame to coordinate a strategic a Read more »
New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at  Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Ind
14th June 2016
U.S. is Largest Importer of Hunting Trophies By Far Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released Killing For Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade. The new report provides an in-depth look at the scope and scale of t Read more »
UWA, Conservation Partners Strengthen Law Enforcement Response to Wildlife Crime
14th June 2016
AWF and IFAW host workshop with wildlife authority to improve judicial processes around combating wildlife crime The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today began a Read more »
New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis
13th June 2016
(Yarmouth Port, MA – June 13, 2016)  A new study published today confirms what conservationists like the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have long stated; the experimental one-off ivory stockpile sale in 2008 was the catalyst Read more »
Kenyan airport has highest seizures of illegal ivory
9th June 2016
Seventeen percent of illegal ivory seized worldwide in the past seven years was confiscated at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. According to a report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released during its 72nd Ann Read more »
Killing for Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade
by rbartlett
The result of a comprehensive analysis of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Read more »
World of Animals Issue 24
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 24 Read more »
Annual Report 2015
by rbartlett
Annual Report 2015 Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
World of Animals Issue 23
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 23 Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
5th March 2013 by Sheryl Fink
Warning: video contains graphic images of sealing activity. The first set of hearings on the WTO challenge concerning the Read more »
EU Sells Out Polar Bears at CITES
5th March 2013 by adintino
The EU delegation currently in Thailand at an international conference is actively derailing the polar bear’s best Read more »
To interact with “Unveiling the Ivory Trade”, click here.
4th March 2013 by Jason Bell
In 2011 an estimated 25,000 to 50,000 elephants were killed to supply the increasing demand for elephant ivory around the Read more »
4th March 2013 by Adrian Hiel
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Peter Pueschel gives us an update from the floor of CITES CoP 16. Read more »
Unveiling the Ivory Trade Online
4th March 2013 by adintino
Urgent, interactive and as close as your nearest internet link, that’s IFAW’s Unveiling the Ivory Trade, an Read more »
The welfare basis for euthanasia of dogs and cats and policy development
4th March 2013 by rbartlett
IFAW works from the concept of ‘adequate guardianship’, which requires that an animal’s basic needs are Read more »
HUMANE DOG POPULATION MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE
4th March 2013 by rbartlett
All the organisations within the ICAM Coalition seek to improve animal welfare as a common purpose, and as a priority. Dog Read more »
Humane cat population management guidance
4th March 2013 by rbartlett
Lethal methods of population control aim to eradicate or significantly decrease cat populations through culling a target Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
4th March 2013 by rbartlett
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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