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A harpoon on the bow of a Japanese whaling ship.
6th December 2012 Matt Collis
It’s been a busy few weeks in the world of whaling. In a victory for good science and people power, it appears the Read more »
US Fish and Wildlife Service is launching a new week-long campaign, “Follow the
5th December 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
Fish and Wildlife Service is launching a new week-long campaign, “Follow the Polar Bear” to highlight USFWS Read more »
IFAW helps to educate participants at the 41st UAE national day
5th December 2012 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
As a strategic partner with the Architectural Heritage Department Dubai Municipality, the International Fund for Animal Read more »
My good friend and colleague Sergey Bereznuk recently received some well-deserved attention when he won a Rolex Award for Read more »
Zak & Mika in their former enclosure.
3rd December 2012 Sheryl Fink
In September 2012, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s seal team sprang into action to help two captive seals Read more »
3rd December 2012 Dr. Ian Robinson
Following the success of the 21st International Conference on Bear Research and Management held last week in Delhi, today Read more »
One of the Bellavista dogs in its cage in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
30th November 2012 Joaquin de la Torre
Erika Flores and I met with the municipality of Playa del Carmen two months ago to address operational problems at the Read more »
Secretary Clinton commits US government to saving global wildlife from trade
21st November 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
Recently the U.S. government has been making various public statements aimed at addressing wildlife crime – the most Read more »
Lunchtime at the Centre
20th November 2012 John Berry
I’ll never forget the first time I was with Asian elephants in the wild in Kaziranga, Assam, India. I was helping to Read more »
7th April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
3rd March 2014
This morning the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made a wonderful announcement, that Belgium would be Watch Video »
28th February 2014
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track Watch Video »
25th February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
21st February 2014
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Watch Video »
21st February 2014
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she Watch Video »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
10th January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
25th March 2009
Observers with IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) have just returned after witnessing the slaughter of harp seal pups during this year’s commercial seal hunt. “We witnessed today a classic example of th Read more »
23rd March 2009
Canada’s commercial seal hunt is the largest hunt for marine mammals in the world. Sealers are allowed to kill 280,000 harp seal pups this year, provided they have begun to molt their white coats, which occurs when the animals are about two Read more »
19th March 2009
At the moment all 6 birds are alive and receiving veterinary care. The birds were discovered packed tightly in a cardboard box and in very poor condition. Only 1 of 6 birds has begun to eat on its own while the rest depend on force-feeds to surviv Read more »
18th March 2009
“The bloody seal slaughter, the killing of the defenseless animals, which can’t be even called a ‘hunt,’ is now prohibited in Russia as it is in most developed countries. It is a serious step towards the conservation of biodiv Read more »
11th March 2009
For several years, the 84-nation intergovernmental Commission has elaborated a detailed scientific procedure (Revised Management Procedure) to ensure all catch limits for any future commercial whaling would be within sustainable limits calculated Read more »
9th March 2009
Since 2003, the Charity Seal has been given to non-profits that meet the BBB’s strict Standards for Charity Accountability. The seal not only provides the public with a trusted symbol that IFAW adheres to the Alliance’s comprehensive s Read more »
3rd March 2009
“This is truly a historic moment – a moment that marks the beginning of the inevitable end to Canada’s commercial seal hunt,” said Sheryl Fink, a senior researcher with IFAW. “Senator Harb has shown incredible leaders Read more »
2nd March 2009
MEPs from the IMCO (Internal Market and Consumer Protection) Committee, today voted overwhelmingly in favor of a ban on the trade in seal products without any derogations, and with the only exemption for products from traditional Inuit seal hunts. Read more »
27th February 2009
The announcement of this new accord between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MPR) and the State Fisheries Committee came just one day after Russia’s Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin said “[this] is such a bloody hunt, an Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Welfare of animals under veterinary care
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 17
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
Horn of Contention: A review of literature on the economics of trade in rhino ho
Poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has increased dramatically in recent years.  There is considerable debate within p Read more »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
Icelandic fin whaling - an expensive and dangerous hobby, in more ways than oner
14th May 2013 by Robbie Marsland
It’s been a busy week or so for those following the dying whaling industry in Iceland.  The lone Icelandic Read more »
"You can kind of see Bill and Chelsea in my cell phone shots."
14th May 2013 by Paul Todd
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Mid-year Meeting last week was a family affair. CGI is an organization that brings Read more »
This is the story of the Dutch photographer Chris Slappendel and his Tiger Trail
14th May 2013 by Arien van der Heijden
Imagine this: you love wildlife, you have been on many safaris and your biggest wish is to see the tiger in its natural Read more »
Spotlight China: Guangzhou’s new Public Safety Bureau animal shelter, an educate
13th May 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Dog ownership in China has boomed in recent years. But more dogs don’t necessarily mean that owners are aware of how Read more »
Endangered Amur Tiger  Released to the Wild in Far East Russia
13th May 2013 by
A tigress named Zolushka (Russian for Cinderella) was successfully released to the wild by the International Fund for Animal Read more »
Attention! Proud Graduation for Olgulului-Ololarashi  Community Scouts
13th May 2013 by
On a mission to save elephants and protect human livelihoods, 10 young men proudly graduated as community scouts in Amboseli Read more »
10th May 2013 by Erica Martin
WARNING: the video above may be disturbing to some viewers. This week’s video of the horrific attack of a small Read more »
Community members rejoice as mother and pups are rescued
9th May 2013 by Kate Nattrass Atema
This story was recently shared with us by a staff member at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Read more »
The slideshow above features calls to protect elephants from students around the
7th May 2013 by Nancy Barr
Together, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Animal Action Education team and Time for Kids (the youth Read more »

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"Environmental crime wave costs world billions. Read Associated Press story with Azzedine Downes here.

Dallas Safari Club auctions permit to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia. Jeff Flocken provides voice of reason in National Geographic news article.”

More than 80 elephants in Zimbabwe have been poisoned with cyanide -- the latest victims of poachers keen to feed soaring global demand for illegally trafficked ivory. read more

Malawi hails IFAW for initiative to protect wildlife at Liwonde National Park aimed at decreasing poaching pressure; launched with government optimism the project will also reduce human, wildlife conflicts in the area. See the original article

 

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