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Confronted with trophy hunting, poaching, abduction from the wild for the exotic
18th April 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
Spain's King Juan Carlos is facing criticism for taking a hunting trip in Botswana, reportedly costing $56,000, during Read more »
What went through the King’s mind when he first saw an elephant in the wild?
18th April 2012 Jason Bell
The recent news of the King of Spain, Juan Carlos, having hunted an elephant in Botswana’s Okavango Delta region, is Read more »
In August of 2010 Anson was arrested in Malaysia for smuggling snakes in his lug
17th April 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
We don’t meet or talk to criminals often. But that’s exactly what I did last November in Bangkok. At a meeting Read more »
Kenya Wildlife Service complete historic elephant collaring in Tsavo National Pa
17th April 2012 Steve Njumbi
Two weeks ago nine elephants were successfully fitted with satellite-radio tracking collars in Kenya’s vast Tsavo East Read more »
13th April 2012 Sheryl Fink
There is nothing more frustrating than being prepared to document the commercial seal hunt and being kept down by one thing Read more »
Goats walk amid debris from the devastating tsunami of 2004.
12th April 2012 Shannon Walajtys
On Wednesday, a large 8.6 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia triggered widespread panic as residents Read more »
The killing spree is over but it’s no time to celebrate
12th April 2012 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The poachers rode into the park on horseback from Chad and Sudan, armed with automatic weapons and a single purpose: Kill as Read more »
IFAW Asia Regional Director Grace Ge Gabriel unveils the new BRRC Golden Eagle w
11th April 2012 Fred O'Regan
I was in Beijing last week to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Read more »
Northern Gulf seal hunt opens with a fizzle
11th April 2012 Sheryl Fink
And so it begins…day one of the Canadian commercial seal hunt in the Northern Gulf of St Lawrence The International Read more »
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 »
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 »
9th February 2007
The multi-media installation will showcase IFAW’s award-winning photographic images of animals and people in a variety of habitats from around the globe. This educational exhibit is designed to appeal to viewers of all ages while underscorin Read more »
8th February 2007
While claims have previously been made by the CITES (Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species) Secretariat that Japan no longer has significant involvement in the ivory trade industry, this 2.8 ton seizure clearly disproves such Read more »
8th February 2007
The statement has been welcomed by IFAW as a sign of the growing opposition to Canada’s cruel commercial seal hunt, which is now the biggest marine mammal hunt in the world. During last year’s hunt more than 350,000 seals were killed a Read more »
7th February 2007
Ramage this week commences a series of trips to advance IFAW’s campaign against commercial whaling. He will be visiting Iceland from February 10 to 15, Washington, DC from February 26 to March 1, and Tokyo, Japan from March 14 to 20, meeting Read more »
1st February 2007
The Defra document, Protecting Whales - A global responsibility, was showcased at an event held yesterday on IFAW’s non-invasive marine research vessel, Song of the Whale. It is endorsed in a foreword by Prime Minister Tony Blair and the nat Read more »
1st February 2007
The Defra document, Protecting Whales - A global responsibility, was showcased at an event held yesterday on IFAW’s non-invasive marine research vessel, Song of the Whale. It is endorsed in a foreword by Prime Minister Tony Blair and the nat Read more »
29th January 2007
“The Commission’s reply provides a description of the current EU legislative framework applied to this issue and an analysis of how to possibly address the Parliament’s request”, said IFAW’s political campaigner in the Read more »
29th January 2007
The rhinos, female calves nicknamed Manasi and Roje, were rescued from the floodwaters that annually spill over the banks of the Brahmaputra River. The pair, both three years old, were rescued in the summer of 2004 and rehabilitated at the Center Read more »
25th January 2007
Over the past few years, IFAW’s EU Office - together with the Belgian NGO GAIA - has been calling for a national ban in Belgium.“We would like to thank the Belgian Government, especially the three ministers involved in the initiative, 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 »
11th January 2013 by Patrick Ramage
The above SkyTV video shows the killer whales surfacing through a hole in the ice to get access to air. Whales, dolphins Read more »
If you find an injured animal, it should be treated by a local carer or vet imme
10th January 2013 by Josey Sharrad
Devastating bushfires are burning across large parts of South-Eastern Australia, with homes destroyed in Tasmania, Victoria Read more »
A growing number of Asian consumers are opposed to the cruel commercial slaughte
10th January 2013 by Sheryl Fink
Some great news to start off 2013, as Taiwan passed legislation this week to close its markets to marine mammal products, Read more »
Zambia Calls Time-Out on Hunting Industry in Disarray
10th January 2013 by
The Zambian game hunting industry appears to be in disarray following the suspension of licences and the apparent firing of Read more »
A huge thank you to everyone who donated to help save Asian elephants.
9th January 2013 by John Berry
A huge thank you to everyone who donated to help save Asian elephants. The funds raised will make a massive difference to Read more »
 ACTION: Help protect Australia’s whales from oil and gas exploration
8th January 2013 by Matt Collis
Ever since Australia abandoned whaling and embraced whale conservation, it has been a global leader on the issue. Australia Read more »
Korea rejects sham science, confirms plans to pursue non-lethal whale research i
8th January 2013 by
The Republic of Korea has confirmed its plans to pursue non-lethal whale research as an alternative to the cruelty of so- Read more »
Wintering brown bear cubs Zahar and Pippi at the IFAW Bear Rescue Center in Bubo
4th January 2013 by Elena Zharkova
This post was originally filed by Mila Danilova in our Russian office. -- EZ Two wintering bear cubs named Zahar (male) and Read more »
IFAW honored Mohammad Ghanem Almazrou’e; an officer with IFAW training who abort
28th December 2012 by Ahmed Mohamed AbouZahra
After several workshops with Dubai customs, the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) office of International Fund for Read more »

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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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