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24th October 2011 Sheryl Fink
The International Fund for Animal Welfare was recently invited to a stakeholder meeting in Namibia, organized by the Read more »
24th October 2011 Elizabeth Wamba
As human population grows, pressure has been mounting on areas that are ‘unoccupied’; some of which are wildlife Read more »
24th October 2011 Matt Collis
Each year thousands of swimmers take to our beaches, with this number increasing every year as population and tourism Read more »
23rd October 2011 Dr. Ian Robinson
UPDATE: 10.24.11 Our colleagues in northeast India are still working tirelessly to reunite an orphaned tiger cub with its Read more »
Babysitting elephants: Let the baby boom commence
21st October 2011 Vicki Fishlock
I usually start writing my blog posts quite early on, as I’m not one to leave things to the last minute. However, I Read more »
Dubai's Veterinary Services Department meet for training workshop
20th October 2011 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
The International Fund for Animal Welfare and the Emirate of Dubai’s Veterinary Services Section Department of Public Read more »
19th October 2011 Christina Pretorius
Africa is a thirsty continent and scarce water resources make it one of our most important commodities – and Read more »
Zanesville,Ohio tigers and other animals slaughtered
19th October 2011 Azzedine Downes
By now, most of us have heard the news coming out of Zanesville, Ohio, where the owner of an animal preserve set free Read more »
18th October 2011 Per Berggren
It is an exciting time for the project as this year’s funding has finally allowed us to secure a local student’ 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 »
7th March 2006
“We hope these inspiring works of art will help encourage an appreciation of whales, which are some of nature's greatest masterpieces,” said Patrick Ramage, IFAW’s Director of Communications. The whales will be unveiled on May 22 Read more »
7th March 2006
“We hope these inspiring works of art will help encourage an appreciation of whales, which are some of nature's greatest masterpieces,” said Patrick Ramage, IFAW’s Director of Communications. The whales will be unveiled on May 22 Read more »
6th March 2006
Mr. Dzoro lauded the initiative, saying it would help to curb illegal trafficking of ivory, rhino horn and other live animals such as reptiles within the region. He said, “Wildlife crime had been worsened by the current drought which has exa Read more »
28th February 2006
· Keep all pets indoors during the cold weather as much as possible. Animals can get frostbite if they are left outside for long periods of time especially after sunset. · Continue to walk dogs outdoors, but provide a sweater Read more »
23rd February 2006
IFAW rescuers who responded to an oil spill in Estonia found the female swan with its feet and body frozen in ice. The swan had been oiled and was near death. Rescuers – who nicknamed the swan “Shiver” – cut her free from th Read more »
16th February 2006
Scientists with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Russell Leaper and Justin Matthews, conducted the study, entitled An Investigation of the effects of uncertainty on Canadian harp seal management. The authors assessed the federal g Read more »
13th February 2006
Today’s announcement from Rome assured that no import licences would be granted for seal products in the coming months. In addition to the temporary ban, a legislative proposal to permanently prohibit all commerce in seal skins and seal derived Read more »
10th February 2006
A portion of the 20-ton oil spill, which is currently trapped under a sheet of ice, may be released when the ice melts in coming months. The thaw may put birds and other wildlife at serious risk of becoming oiled and killed. “Because it Read more »
6th February 2006
The oil spill reached shore on January 28 and has spread to affect more than 50 kilometers of coastline around Ristna, Estonia. To date, more than 2,000 dead birds have washed up on the beach. IFAW estimates an additional 10,000 seabirds are at ri 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 »
Spotlight Mexico: OSO a small sized dog with a great heart
20th July 2012 by Erika Flores
Some of my days are so exciting that I wish I could have my thoughts written at the same time things happen to me! This is Read more »
600 kilos of Ivory Seized – Is Kenya Culpable in Illegal Ivory Trade?
20th July 2012 by
– In a span of days, more than half a tonne of ivory has been seized by customs officials in two Asian countries. Last Read more »
Healthy fledgling kestrels at BRRC.
19th July 2012 by Kati Loeffler
June is baby month at the International Fund for Animal Welfare Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) in China. We look Read more »
Spotlight Canada: Northern dogs "Emmy" is a big producer
19th July 2012 by Janice Hannah
Emmy is what we call a big producer.  In her short life, she had added more than her share of pups to the local dog Read more »
A cat at the Northern Dogs clinic chilling on the way south.
18th July 2012 by Janice Hannah
The last Northern Dogs Project vet clinic was over quickly.  It always seems like the vet team has just arrived when, Read more »
17th July 2012 by Elena Zharkova
It’s time for our cubs to abandon the little lair-homes that served as their shelters during the initial months of Read more »
Comment: the proponents of the ivory trade are eerily quiet today
17th July 2012 by Azzedine Downes
The New York Times today featured an opinion piece titled “Ivory Poachers and Their Enablers”.  Whilst the Read more »
16th July 2012 by Kelvin Alie
In 2012, INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare teamed up to execute Operation WORTHY, an law enforcement Read more »
Elephant lovers worldwide say “no!” to killing elephants for ivory
16th July 2012 by Paul Todd
During the last two weeks, International Fund for Animal Welfare staff in France, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom 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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