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Rehabilitated Russian tiger cubs should learn to fear humans
10th March 2014 Ekaterina Blidchenko
A tiger that is to be released into the wild should learn to hunt, he or she should learn to communicate correctly with its Read more »
IFAW on Instagram, photos from the past week
7th March 2014 J.C. Bouvier
Are you an animal photo hound? Do you love to browse family, friends and network photos of people's pets and wildlife? Read more »
Attempts to manage wildlife trade are often sabotaged by corruption and greed
7th March 2014 Azzedine Downes
The International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, proclaimed its Read more »
Prominent Chinese citizens call on lawmakers to "Save China's Image, End the Ivo
7th March 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
We know that the government plays a crucial role in changing Chinese attitudes about ivory consumption. Not only must Read more »
Mass dog and cat sterilisation project kicks off in Cape Town, South Africa
6th March 2014 Marcelle du Plessis
In a country where animal welfare services are entirely dependent on public donations and good will, Cape Town is the first Read more »
L’équipe de sauvetage des mammifères marins sauve 4 dauphins communs échoués
6th March 2014 Brian Sharp
Five common dolphins stranded in Provincetown Harbor’s flats this morning, and four were transported to nearby Read more »
How do you know when to rescue an orphaned Russian bear cub?
What makes an orphan? When dealing with wild animals, it is hard to tell. If you stumble upon a young animal in the wild, Read more »
100 years after sealing disaster, Canadian government still gambling with safety
5th March 2014 Sheryl Fink
This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914, when 251 Canadian sealers died Read more »
When it comes to poaching, hate the crime, not the criminal
4th March 2014 Azzedine Downes
All poachers are not inherently evil. We know that in impoverished countries killing animals for their parts is often done Read more »
24th August 2016
Almost a year ago, September 7, 2015 to be exact, I was doing my monthly visit to one of the impoverished communities we Watch Video »
16th August 2016
In the middle of the Bay of Fundy, in the deep water of the Grand Manan Basin about 50 km southeast of Campobello Island, a Watch Video »
12th August 2016
This piece was co-authored by John Scanlon, Secretary General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Watch Video »
10th August 2016
Three of the eight rhino calves rescued from the floods in Kaziranga National Park last month were introduced yesterday Watch Video »
8th August 2016
One of the things that I enjoy after a long day of work is to get home and cuddle with my two cats. Yes, I am a cat lover! Watch Video »
4th August 2016
Rescuing any animal from an entanglement is a challenge, regardless of the species. Wary of our presence and unaware of our Watch Video »
3rd August 2016
This blog is the first in a series on the Participatory Learning and Action Program in Bali. Edo was just a few weeks old Watch Video »
8th July 2016
The cause of death of a North Atlantic right whale calf that had been floating in the water off Chatham’s shore near Watch Video »
6th July 2016
Peter Erwin/YouTube IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Response summer interns Kirsten Spray and Lianna Montgomery co- Watch Video »
Badger slaughter set to resume with more kill zones added to irrational Governme
23rd August 2016
Animal welfare campaigners have condemned plans for this year’s badger cull, with five additional kill zones added across the country, according to media reports today. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) strongly opposes reported Read more »
Discovery Channel premieres Huntwatch – the story behind Canada’s controversial
17th August 2016
Discovery Channel acquired worldwide television rights to the feature documentary Huntwatch narrated by actor Ryan Reynolds and produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The film, which follows the 50 year history of Canada’ Read more »
Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary
17th August 2016
Although her speech in Nairobi heralded a total  ivory trade ban in France, a more toned down version has just been published in the decree issued jointly by Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy, and Marine Affairs, Read more »
IFAW Statement on the Killing of a Giraffe & Zebra  by 12-Year Old Trophy Hunter
17th August 2016
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of a giraffe and zebra in South Africa by a 12-year old American trophy hunter: “It Read more »
Right Whale Disentangled in Bay of Fundy
15th August 2016
The Campobello Whale Rescue Team (CWRT) successfully disentangled a right whale Saturday afternoon in the Bay of Fundy. The whale is a six year old male, #4057, who has been dubbed FDR. He was caught up in a huge ball of nets and fishing gear on his Read more »
Tech Industry Leaders Join Forces against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Online
12th August 2016
On World Elephant Day, online companies unite against wildlife cybercriminals by adopting measures to fight illegal wildlife trade On World Elephant Day, leading e-commerce and social media companies are implementing critical steps to stop the sale Read more »
Environmentalists Successfully Defend Gray Whales from Tugboats of Exxon Neftega
10th August 2016
Representatives of environmental organizations confirm that at the end of last week Exxon Neftegaz Limited stopped navigation of tugboats in Piltun Bay. This happened two weeks after a collective appeal was sent by environmental organizations to the Read more »
IFAW congratulates African partner LATF on arrests of ivory kingpins
5th August 2016
IFAW congratulates the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) on conducting a successful operation from July 28th to August 2nd that led to the seizure of 1.5 tonnes of elephant ivory and the arrest of two ivory trafficking kingpins in the Republic of Co Read more »
Entangled seal rescued using remote sedation
2nd August 2016
Last week marked the first successful seal rescue using remote sedation on the East Coast of the U.S.  Biologists and veterinarians from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Marine Mammal Center (the Center) employed techniqu Read more »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Committee II Summary Table: Comments and Recommendations
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pangolin Fact Sheet
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Southern White Rhino - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
World of Animals Issue 25
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
Campaign visual for #voteappendixi
by rbartlett
People throughout the world are demanding that CITES CoP17 protects all African elephants. This visual can be shared througho Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Elephants - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Annual Report 2015
by rbartlett
Annual Report 2015 Read more »
The Australian government will continue non-lethal whale research funding.
30th October 2014 by Matt Collis
It’s always nice to report back on a bit of good news, especially when you can see how IFAW’s efforts have Read more »
Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively
28th October 2014 by adintino
The Norwegian government has announced it will consider a move to stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt Read more »
Le Jardin Extraordinaire to broadcast segment about Russian bear cub release.
27th October 2014 by Sonja Van Tichelen
“Le Jardin Extraordinaire” is the oldest TV program in Europe. It’s been bringing nature documentaries Read more »
Changing shipping lanes may help save Sri Lankan blue whales
27th October 2014 by Patrick Ramage
I knew I was in trouble as we began the descent into Chicago.  No matter how much gum I chewed, my ears just wouldn Read more »
U.S. Government Lists African Lions as Threatened  Under Endangered Species Act
27th October 2014 by adintino
In response to the petition submitted by Born Free USA, Humane Society International (HSI), The Humane Society of the United Read more »
Door-to-door rescuers play vital role in CLAW’s local animal welfare efforts.
22nd October 2014 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
I wanted to share with you a Field Report from one of our rescuers at CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) in Johannesburg. Read more »
Still hope for wildlife after the 12th Convention on Biodiversity
22nd October 2014 by Peter Pueschel
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a beast on its own, founded as one of the three UN “Rio Conventions Read more »
Saudi’s half-ton illegal ivory seizure chokes another smuggling route.
21st October 2014 by Ahmed Abou-Zahra
Ivory smugglers used to always think of Dubai as a transit point to their illegal ivory trade, but the Dubai police are Read more »
Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards
21st October 2014 by adintino
Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for 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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