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From left: Iregi Mwenja, Jim Nyamu of  the Elephant Neighbor’s Center, and Steve
26th February 2013 Steve Njumbi
Jim Nyamu cut a lonely figure these last two weeks, as he trekked nearly 500 kms from coastal Mombasa inland to Nairobi, in Read more »
Having eleven different nationalities and cultures represented during our road t
22nd February 2013 Rebecca Brimley
Here at the International Fund for Animal Welfare, we have long wanted to extend our impact for dogs and cats beyond our Read more »
22nd February 2013 Kelly Donithan
Last Thursday and Friday, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge successfully Read more »
The harpoon on a Japanese whaling vessel.
20th February 2013 Patrick Ramage
As David McNeill of The Economist magazine introduced our panel in Tokyo to a packed room at the Foreign Correspondents Read more »
Canadian East Coast seal hunt - and now the Inuit seal hunt - are being depicted
20th February 2013 Sheryl Fink
I’m in Geneva for the first round of WTO hearings on Canada and Norway’s challenge of EU regulations Read more »
It turns out that burgers, pies, bolognaise sauce and other meat products suppos
20th February 2013 Cynthia Milburn
The latest food scandal to erupt in the UK is beginning to unleash across Europe. In fact, what has happened in the UK might Read more »
Shark finning at a market in Dibba, Oman
19th February 2013 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
The rate at which sharks are vanishing from the world’s oceans is reaching a tipping point. Many shark populations Read more »
IFAW's Sheryl Fink taking notes from the World Trade Organisation meeting in Gen
19th February 2013 Sheryl Fink
Monday February 18th was the first of three days of hearings at the World Trade Organization (WTO), where Canada and Norway Read more »
At World Trade Organisation Public Briefing, evidence against commercial seal hu
19th February 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
On day one of the Public Hearing at the World Trade Organization, the European Commission fiercely defended the EU seal ban 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 »
8th April 2009
“Of course we are pleased,” said Sheryl Fink, Senior Researcher with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). “If market conditions ultimately lead to the demise of this inhumane slaughter, that’s fine by us. If ou Read more »
25th March 2009
Observers with IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) have just returned after witnessing the slaughter of harp seal pups during this year’s commercial seal hunt. “We witnessed today a classic example of th Read more »
23rd March 2009
Canada’s commercial seal hunt is the largest hunt for marine mammals in the world. Sealers are allowed to kill 280,000 harp seal pups this year, provided they have begun to molt their white coats, which occurs when the animals are about two Read more »
19th March 2009
At the moment all 6 birds are alive and receiving veterinary care. The birds were discovered packed tightly in a cardboard box and in very poor condition. Only 1 of 6 birds has begun to eat on its own while the rest depend on force-feeds to surviv Read more »
18th March 2009
“The bloody seal slaughter, the killing of the defenseless animals, which can’t be even called a ‘hunt,’ is now prohibited in Russia as it is in most developed countries. It is a serious step towards the conservation of biodiv Read more »
11th March 2009
For several years, the 84-nation intergovernmental Commission has elaborated a detailed scientific procedure (Revised Management Procedure) to ensure all catch limits for any future commercial whaling would be within sustainable limits calculated Read more »
9th March 2009
Since 2003, the Charity Seal has been given to non-profits that meet the BBB’s strict Standards for Charity Accountability. The seal not only provides the public with a trusted symbol that IFAW adheres to the Alliance’s comprehensive s Read more »
3rd March 2009
“This is truly a historic moment – a moment that marks the beginning of the inevitable end to Canada’s commercial seal hunt,” said Sheryl Fink, a senior researcher with IFAW. “Senator Harb has shown incredible leaders Read more »
2nd March 2009
MEPs from the IMCO (Internal Market and Consumer Protection) Committee, today voted overwhelmingly in favor of a ban on the trade in seal products without any derogations, and with the only exemption for products from traditional Inuit seal hunts. 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 »
A polar bear skin like the one seen above just sold for a record $22,000 CAD.
19th July 2013 by Sheryl Fink
Like the endangered bluefin tuna that sold for $1.76 million at auction earlier this year, the record-shattering price paid Read more »
World Court hearing of Japanese whaling case ends with hope of justice for whale
17th July 2013 by
As the International Court of Justice hearing of Australia’s case against Japanese whaling in the Antarctic drew to a Read more »
Paradise Grows for Amboseli Elephants
17th July 2013 by
Space for elephants to roam free and safe at Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, grew by nearly 16,000 acres today, with Read more »
Members of the team searching for porpoises on the primary observation platfo
16th July 2013 by Anna Cucknell
The team aboard Song of the Whale, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s unique whale research boat, has Read more »
Final day of the Ivory is for Elephants Only march, June 29, 2013
15th July 2013 by Christina Pretorius
I’ve always liked a good protest march. Back in the day, they were usually anti-apartheid gatherings, or protests Read more »
A happy, healthy Burky at the Northern Dogs Clinic.
12th July 2013 by Janice Hannah
It always seems to be a phone call that gets the ball rolling and that’s due to the distance of the communities that Read more »
“ Japan cannot justify its sample sizes for ‘scientific whaling’ and even whethe
12th July 2013 by Vassili Papastavrou
Australia concluded its second round of oral arguments in the Antarctic whaling case before the International Court of Read more »
11th July 2013 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
IFAW’s Middle East office has just released the second edition of its pocket booklet, “Common Species in Trade ( Read more »
The horror of what is happening with up to 40,000 African elephants losing their
11th July 2013 by Erica Martin
I read with great interest Paula Kahumbu’s latest blog in the Guardian. I work with the IFAW communications team Read more »

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