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Treasured UK celebrity Bill Oddie.
22nd August 2012 Robbie Marsland
I lost Bill Oddie three times in between getting out of the plane and reaching the baggage hall.  I was beginning to Read more »
In China, protecting animals beyond borders
21st August 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
As hundreds of flights landing and taking off at the new international airport in Kunming, Yunnan province in China, Read more »
Spotlight Jordan: two lion cubs and 886 tortoises seized
21st August 2012 Maha Oda
The growing regional demand for having wild and exotic animals as pets fuels illegal wildlife trade in the Middle East. 886 Read more »
The Indian army rescues a beautiful bear cub princess
21st August 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
“This is a difficult battle, this conservation. We need to address the root cause and raise awareness for people to Read more »
15th August 2012 Vicki Fishlock
If you wanted to ask an elephant a question, how would you go about it? One way would be to record an elephant’s call Read more »
It's official in the UAE: no more wild animal imports
14th August 2012 Maha Oda
The United Arab of Emirates’s Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW) has announced a new regulation on importing Read more »
Partner spotlight: In Bali, two men show great courage protecting an abused dog
14th August 2012 Hanna Lentz
Janice Girardi of the International Fund for Animal Welfare-supported Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) has shared this Read more »
Spotlight Russia: A wonderful and unforgettable western grey whale survey
One of July’s days, the local fishers have offered us to give us a ride to “Nogliki” – the nearest Read more »
Good news from China on busting illegal ivory dealers
8th August 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
Based on information IFAW provided about the rampant illegal trade of ivory on the markets, China’s Forestry Read more »
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 »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
5th May 2014
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city best known as the birthplace of legendary Elvis Presley is no stranger to tornados. As a year- Watch Video »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
28th May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
19th May 2014
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Watch Video »
13th May 2014
The video above features some of the adorable bear cubs under care at the IFAW Orphaned Bear Rescue Center in Russia. The Watch Video »
14th November 2007
Today’s report, dubbed the London Report on Illegal Whaling, comes as the Government of Japan prepares to launch its whaling fleet into international waters later this week.  Its dramatic findings add to a growing body of legal opinion Read more »
14th November 2007
Today’s report, dubbed the London Report on Illegal Whaling, comes as the Government of Japan prepares to launch its whaling fleet into international waters later this week.  Its dramatic findings add to a growing body of legal opinion Read more »
14th November 2007
In the wake of the floods, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org)  has implemented an emergency plan to assist animals, which in many cases, are all that people of Tabasco have left. Help is being sent to three Read more »
14th November 2007
Today’s report, dubbed the London Report on Illegal Whaling, comes as the Government of Japan prepares to launch its whaling fleet into international waters later this week.  Its dramatic findings add to a growing body of legal opinion Read more »
8th November 2007
To date there have been reports of 3 human deaths, more than twenty thousand people trapped in their homes, and thousands more displaced as refugees. An enormous number of farm animals have died or are still trapped by the flood waters. Another co Read more »
30th October 2007
The gorillas underwent a barrage of health tests this morning and, pending the outcome of required blood tests, all four were found to be in robust health. “The gorillas are in fine shape, and we do not anticipate anything will stand in Read more »
29th October 2007
According to the report, the world is now being confronted with a persistent and combined environmental, development and energy crisis that acknowledges the importance of extinction rates and biodiversity on humanity’s very prospects for sur Read more »
22nd October 2007
On October 11th, 93.9 kg (207 lbs) of elephant ivory was confiscated in Zambia. Again, on October 18th, 22 tusks were seized in Zimbabwe. On October 12th, a man in British Columbia was prosecuted for illegally importing 30,000 pieces of African el Read more »
22nd October 2007
The animal rescue groups are taking the big cats under the jurisdiction of a court order. The cats were formerly owned by Diana McCourt until the USDA revoked her license and fined her. The facility lost its license, in part, from allowing dangero 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 »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
Killing Spree Slaughters 86 Elephants in Chad
18th March 2013 by
Poachers in Chad have slaughtered 86 elephants, including 33 pregnant females, in less than a week. The elephants were Read more »
A whitecoat pup.
15th March 2013 by Anna Fillipova
Today, we had our second flight to search for seals. For three days all of us have been wondering where the seals are and Read more »
15th March 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
In order to support the Congolese authorities in their efforts to reinforce the protection of the forest elephants that Read more »
Ice, but no seals.
14th March 2013 by Anna Fillipova
Many years ago, Masha Vorontsova, from the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Russia office, suggested to Oleg Read more »
Stealing dogs for the dog meat trade has become an organized crime.
14th March 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
On March 2nd, a truck loaded with 900 dogs destined for slaughter was stopped by animal welfare supporters in Chong Qing Read more »
14th March 2013 by Peter Pueschel
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes offers some thoughts from the floor of the CITES CoP 16 meeting in Bangkok, Read more »
Jaws of Victory at CITES
14th March 2013 by
IFAW celebrated the historic decision today by the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) of the Convention on Read more »
Incremental Steps Lead to Leap in Wildlife Conservation at 16th CITES Conference
14th March 2013 by
As the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Read more »
Project Web was launched following prior investigations by IFAW that found ivory
13th March 2013 by Azzedine Downes
On March 7, at the 16th meeting of the Parties of CITES in Bangkok, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and INTERPOL 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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