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Sri Lankan ivory crush
26th January 2016 Vivek Menon
The following blog is from Jose Louies, Assistant Manager, Enforcement Assistance and Law of IFAW partner Wildlife Trust of Read more »
The destruction will ensure that these tusks will never re-enter the market for
25th January 2016 Azzedine Downes
The call for nations to destroy their confiscated ivory stockpiles is still echoing around the world. The latest heed of Read more »
Based on photographs, Svetlaya is in an excellent physical form. PHOTO:© IFAW/WC
22nd January 2016 Ekaterina Blidchenko
With the help of GPS collars and camera traps, we are tracking tiger movements and location clusters (possible sites of Read more »
Remembering the Thames whale 10 years on
21st January 2016 Josey Sharrad
“It’s not as if a whale is ever going to swim up the Thames is it?!” These were the words of my director Read more »
The author and Staci McLennan, IFAW’s EU Political Officer, Wildlife Programmes,
21st January 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
Last week, IFAW participated in the 66th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Read more »
Spreading tiger awareness in remote Russia
18th January 2016 Ekaterina Blidchenko
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is raising awareness of the success of the Amur tiger rehabilitation Read more »
779 seized ivory tusks are laid out on the floor at Hong Kong Government Customs
15th January 2016 Grace Ge Gabriel
Determined to crack down on ivory trade, Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying said in his annual policy address the Read more »
In this file photo, German tourists ride on top of an elephant that will carry t
15th January 2016 Rikkert Reijnen
You want to ride on the back of an elephant in Thailand or India? Cuddle a tiger cub in South Africa? Or eat a whale steak Read more »
Valeria Ruoppolo (IFAW), Fiona Ryan (Melbourne Zoo) and Nicola Rae (Lort Smith A
15th January 2016 Dr. Valeria Ruoppolo
The bushfires over Christmas in southwest Victoria, Australia destroyed numerous homes and huge areas of Eucalyptus (gum) Read more »
27th September 2012
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, an entangled juvenile seal who came to be known Watch Video »
7th September 2012
As we wind down our supporting efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, I had a chance to talk about our work in detail Watch Video »
5th September 2012
Last night we stopped in Greenville, Alabama to rest for the night.   We took the dogs out of our wonderful 36-foot Watch Video »
6th September 2012
I write this on my last day in Amboseli National Park, in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro. It has been a spectacular journey Watch Video »
4th September 2012
In this brief video update, International Fund for Animal Welfare Animal Rescue Program Officer Jennifer Gardner and others Watch Video »
15th August 2012
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 Watch Video »
26th July 2012
I had the privilege of spending a week working with the Sarasota Dolphin Research Project in Sarasota, Florida last week. Watch Video »
31st July 2012
When the rains came after the 2009 drought in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, the vegetation grew and the elephant Watch Video »
27th July 2012
My fascination with elephants goes back as far as I can remember. To become a research associate studying Amboseli’s Watch Video »
Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen
11th April 2014
Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually rei Read more »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9th April 2014
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes. “The Belgian government is putting wildlife traffickers on Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph
9th April 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (I Read more »
Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty
8th April 2014
The South African Government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented international efforts to crack down on illicit trade and poaching of wildlife such as rhinoceroses, IFAW said today. Jason Bel Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
3rd April 2014
As Singapore said today it had intercepted a tonne of smuggled ivory – the second large scale seizure by the island state in three months – the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) called for improved internat Read more »
Press Statement
3rd April 2014
Today’s announcement that the pilot badger cull will go ahead in Gloucestershire and Somerset once again this year was condemned by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Eminent scientists and wildlife experts as well as many charities Read more »
President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trad
2nd April 2014
United States President Barack Obama has announced a raft of measures against Iceland over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in their meat. The US Government had announced on February 6 that it was invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifi Read more »
World Court: Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is illegal and must end
31st March 2014
(The Hague, Netherlands – 31 March 2014) – Delivering its judgment on Australia’s case against Japan, which saw evidence presented during a three-week hearing last June, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) today found that Japa Read more »
IFAW responds to new West Virginia law prohibiting private ownership of wild ani
25th March 2014
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has signed the Dangerous Wild Animal Act into law.  The bill (HB 4393), prohibiting private ownership of dangerous wild animals, was sponsored by Delegate Randy Swartzmiller (D-1). The new law includes a r Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
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 Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part 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 »
Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian
24th March 2016 by adintino
Japan’s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume Read more »
Musolole (centre) is greeted at the Release Facility by Tafika.
23rd March 2016 by Rachael Murton
Orphaned elephants Zambezi (Bezi) and Musolole have taken their first steps towards a life back in the wild. Last week, they Read more »
China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings.
23rd March 2016 by slajoie
Yesterday, China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after the Convention on Read more »
tenBoma
23rd March 2016 by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
The new rhino calf was examined and has been kept under observation in the large
22nd March 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
A week-old male rhino calf rescued by the Bagori forest range staff of Kaziranga National Park was admitted to the Read more »
21st March 2016 by Christina Pretorius
This update is sent courtesy of Francois Louw, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds ( Read more »
Resorting to legalization of rhino horn trade as a way to reduce poaching of rhi
21st March 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
UPDATE: On April 21, a South African cabinet minister announced that the nation would not pursue a bid to have the global Read more »
18th March 2016 by Josey Sharrad
Dr. Stephen Phillips Discusses Research on Ballina's Koalas from IFAW - Int. Fund for Animal Welf on Vimeo. So the Read more »
Magnum narrowly escaped a death sentence at IFAW’s Mdzananda Clinic, but faced a
17th March 2016 by Marcelle du Plessis
It was a normal day, much as any other when my owner tied a rope around my neck and walked me down the road. I was excited 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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