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Shifting the burden of proof means no trade in rhino horn – Pretoria, are you li
20th January 2014 Jason Bell
The highly questionable motive to reinstate a legalised trade in rhino horn, as is currently being purported by numerous Read more »
SLIDESHOW: In Cote d’Ivoire, first endangered bull elephant arrives at Azagny Na
20th January 2014 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The slideshow above is viewable on Flash capable systems only. Click this link for a YouTube video overview Read more »
Animal Rescue in action, partnerships that save animals
18th January 2014 Katie Moore
One of our goals at IFAW is to maximize the impact we have through synergies- whether within our own programs or with other Read more »
An expected adversary, Craigslist of South Africa becomes an animal welfare ally
16th January 2014 Kati Loeffler
As we shot through the streets of Pretoria, South Africa, Smaragda Louw of “Beauty Without Cruelty” explained to Read more »
Cote d'Ivoire elephant rescue: stakes high as team prepares for historic move
16th January 2014 Neil Greenwood
After meeting our capture team colleagues at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg, I jumped into a flight bound for Cote d' Read more »
EU Member States, Commission step toward affording wildlife the protections they
15th January 2014 Satyen Sinha
Today the European Parliament voted in favour of a Resolution on wildlife crime which calls for increased EU action to end Read more »
China's Twitter, called Weibo, helps generate momentum for animal welfare
14th January 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
Word spread like wildfire when a group of police officers from a coastal city in southern China posted an appeal on their Read more »
Another bad taste idea for what to do with a dead whale…
13th January 2014 Robbie Marsland
Just because you’re on the right side of a debate doesn’t mean that the other side doesn’t come up with a Read more »
Dallas Safari Club endangered black rhino auction news roundup
13th January 2014 J.C. Bouvier
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy In the video above, IFAW’s N. American Read more »
21st July 2014
Elephants don’t have much to laugh about these days. And it’s our fault as humans. During the last couple of Watch Video »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
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 »
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31st January 2013
Fate of proposal to end the international commercial trade in polar bears parts hinges on key EU member states ahead of Feb 6th decision Key EU member states remain on the fence as the Feb. 6th deadline looms to decide the common position regarding a Read more »
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30th January 2013
A new Environics poll commissioned by Humane Society International and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org)shows that the vast majority of Canadians support the proposal to prohibit the international commercial trade of polar Read more »
Eyewitness accounts suggest suspicious behaviour of hunts in the South West
23rd January 2013
A recent video filmed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) reveals its suspicions about the activities of hunts operating in the South West. Robbie Marsland, UK Director of IFAW, recently observed the behaviour of people Read more »
IFAW Highlights Threats to Sharks in Yemen
22nd January 2013
Concerned about the conservation of sharks in the Republic of Yemen, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) is organizing a national workshop in collaboration with the Yemen Environment Protection Authority. It is estimated 7 Read more »
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16th January 2013
The seizure of two tons of ivory in Mombasa, Kenya today has helped cement East Africa's growing reputation as a clearing house for the bloody illegal ivory trade. Media today reported Kenya police had intercepted the largest ever haul of ivory a Read more »
Zambia Calls Time-Out on Hunting Industry in Disarray
10th January 2013
The Zambian game hunting industry appears to be in disarray following the suspension of licences and the apparent firing of top officials within the country’s Wildlife Authority (ZAWA). In December, Zambia’s Minister of Tourism and Arts, Read more »
Korea rejects sham science, confirms plans to pursue non-lethal whale research i
8th January 2013
The Republic of Korea has confirmed its plans to pursue non-lethal whale research as an alternative to the cruelty of so-called scientific whaling. Tens of thousands of people around the world, many of them IFAW supporters, emailed the Korean governm Read more »
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28th December 2012
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) is disappointed that the Japanese government continues to prop up this needless slaugh Read more »
Controversial proposal to sell 100 000kg ivory stockpile shelved
21st December 2012
Reports today suggest that Tanzania has decided to withdraw its controversial proposal to sell over 100 000kg of ivory to China and Japan. The proposal was due to be debated in March at the next CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endange Read more »
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Chronic oil pollution in Europe
Hundreds of thousands of seabirds in Europe are falling victim to a silent killer known as chronic oiling. Chronic oiling is Read more »
Seals and Sealing in Canada 2007
The Canadian harp seal hunt is a competitive activity, carried out over an extensive area, and under very unpredictable condi Read more »
Fatal Flaw: The inadequacies of Japan’s ivory trade controls
IFAW believes that the Standing Committee's (SC) decision on designating Japan as a "trading partner" for the o Read more »
Q & A Internet Trade
The Internet is a rapidly expanding global marketplace. Its anonymity and unregulated nature provide almost limitless opportu Read more »
Q & A Traditional medicine
Chinese culture and traditional lore are deeply intertwined with beliefs over the curative powers of animals, and the use of Read more »
Variation in Ice Cover on the East Coast of Canada, February-March, 1969-2006: I
While sea ice cover has varied cyclically since 1969, nine of the past eleven years(1996-2006) have been characterized by bel Read more »
2007 Atlantic Sealing Regulatory Review Comments from IFAW
In response to DFO's request for input on the 2007 Atlantic Sealing Regulatory Review, and following our meeting of 5 Februar Read more »
Tiger Trade Facts & Fallacies
This document was prepared in collaboration with the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Conservation Internati Read more »
100 years after sealing disaster, Canadian government still gambling with safety
5th March 2014 by 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 by Azzedine Downes
All poachers are not inherently evil. We know that in impoverished countries killing animals for their parts is often done Read more »
Have we forgotten to look at things from our dogs’ perspective?
4th March 2014 by Janice Hannah
Sometimes I wonder how much we understand about dogs.  Our own dogs, dogs in the park, dogs on the street in Read more »
CLAW South Africa find themselves refugees, for the moment
4th March 2014 by Cora Bailey
Cora Bailey is Special Advisor Companion Animals for IFAW; she also founded and runs Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) in Read more »
Everyday should be World Wildlife Day
3rd March 2014 by Azzedine Downes
We must appreciate wildlife. We must celebrate wildlife. And we must champion wildlife. Everyday. Let this occasion— Read more »
Spotlight South Africa: teaching the inaugural World Wildlife Day class
3rd March 2014 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Having trouble viewing the slideshow above? Click here. World Wildlife Day takes place today, 3rd March 2014, as declared Read more »
3rd March 2014 by Sonja Van Tichelen
This morning the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made a wonderful announcement, that Belgium would be Read more »
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This morning, on the inaugural UN World Wildlife Day, the Belgian government announced that it would destroy its entire Read more »
Exciting new research project aims to protect the endangered blue whale from dea
28th February 2014 by Russell Leaper
IFAW is embarking on an exciting new collaborative project that could make a real impact on one of the world’s most 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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