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IFAW sees how animals contribute to people’s happiness and well-being
27th May 2014 Beth Allgood
What makes you happy? A variety of actions, events, and material items make people happy. But it is increasingly thought Read more »
Largest-ever Amur tiger release in Russia hopes to signal species return
23rd May 2014 Michael Booth
IFAW staff on the ground in Russia were able to provide Reuters with these shots. ~~~ Precisely a year after Zolushka Read more »
Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 2)
23rd May 2014 Azzedine Downes
After decades of campaigning, we at the International Fund for Animal Welfare have celebrated concurrent major victories Read more »
WTO hält am EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenerzeugnisse fest
22nd May 2014 Sheryl Fink
The finding of the WTO Appellate Body is another damaging blow to the sealing industry: The EU ban on seal products can Read more »
Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 1)
22nd May 2014 Azzedine Downes
After decades of campaigning, we at the International Fund for Animal Welfare have celebrated concurrent major victories Read more »
19th May 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Read more »
A Bosnian soldier with puppies he rescued from the flood waters.
19th May 2014 Katie Moore
Last week Bosnia was hit by the worst rainfall since 1894, when record-keeping began and devastating floods have now Read more »
The sometimes horrific treatment of wildlife to be sold as pets
16th May 2014 Ahmed Abou-Zahra
For those who wish to keep tortoises as pets, you should be aware of how some of these creatures have crossed international Read more »
In Hong Kong, we know burning ivory will help to save elephants
15th May 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
As Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of China, starts the process to incinerate its entire 30-tonne ivory stockpile Read more »
14th December 2012
On November 27, three young tigers appeared near a military unit located 8 km away from Yakovlevka village, Primorsky krai Watch Video »
4th December 2012
My good friend and colleague Sergey Bereznuk recently received some well-deserved attention when he won a Rolex Award for Watch Video »
3rd December 2012
Following the success of the 21st International Conference on Bear Research and Management held last week in Delhi, today Watch Video »
6th November 2012
In this short video, the International Fund for Animal Welfare Animal Rescue team including members from the Animal Rescue Watch Video »
16th October 2012
In the video above, Peter Pueschel, International Fund for Animal Welfare Programme Director, describes the massive impact Watch Video »
15th October 2012
Editor’s note – This email of thanks came in from Dr. Vicki Fishlock, a member of the Amboseli Trust for Watch Video »
1st October 2012
Today marks the start of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Animal Action Week and the 20th birthday of IFAW Watch Video »
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 »
New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa
28th August 2014
The earth’s largest land mammal is in crisis – on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. A new article published in the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources & Environment journal explores the int Read more »
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26th August 2014
A unique conservation education partnership launched to great excitement at Liwonde National Park, Malawi today with hopes high the initiative will have a significant impact on improving school success rates in local communities who live daily with w Read more »
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26th August 2014
August 26th is World Dog Day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and dogs. Dogs have lived with humans for thousands of years as our companions, guardians of our homes, and assistants in our work and daily lives. Science is increasingly de Read more »
Rescued yearling grizzly cub returns to the wild near Cranbrook via BC pilot pro
25th August 2014
Littlefoot, a grizzly yearling, has been released back into the wild near Cranbrook, BC. He was found this spring severely underweight after being orphaned prior to hibernation last fall. After being cared for by the Northern Lights Wildlife Society Read more »
World elephant day graphic
12th August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
Bidding Against Survival report
12th August 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today – World Elephant Day – published a new investigative report finding that the auction industry does not have the safeguards in place to protect elephants. Although many in Read more »
World Cat Day: no need to expel Kitty
8th August 2014
August 8th is world cat day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and cats. Despite the fact that cats make excellent companions, our feline friends are often expelled from their homes if a woman in the household becomes pregnant. This unfor Read more »
© IFAW-children in thatched classrooms at Nanthomba Full Primary School.
1st August 2014
The launch of a unique conservation education partnership at Liwonde National Park, Malawi, later this month, is expected to significantly improve school success rates in local communities who live daily with wildlife. The International Fund for Anim Read more »
Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28th July 2014
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok Read more »
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Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi 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 »
Humpback Whale Disentangled in Bay of Fundy
12th June 2014 by
The Campobello Whale Rescue Team (CWRT) successfully disentangled a humpback whale Tuesday evening 50 miles offshore in the Read more »
Children skip in Durban Deep on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa.
11th June 2014 by Julia Cumes
During my recent visit to South Africa, I spent a lot of time on the outskirts of Johannesburg in a neighborhood centered Read more »
Jay Holcomb, renowned bird rescuer and IFAW partner, releasing birds.
11th June 2014 by Dr. Ian Robinson
UPDATE 8.1.14   A Tribute to International Bird Rescue's Jay Holcomb from International Bird Rescue Read more »
Elephant calves take a step towards the wild
11th June 2014 by
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the Read more »
Spotlight Kenya: We need your help to minimize human-wildlife conflict in Ambose
10th June 2014 by Evan Mkala
Amboseli elephants are increasingly under threat due to environmental pollution and shrinking elephant range with humans Read more »
10th June 2014 by Sonja Van Tichelen
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Read more »
Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japan's Agricultural and Fisheries Minister, eating whale.
10th June 2014 by Patrick Ramage
News out of Japan yesterday had Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe announcing to a parliamentary hearing that he will work towards Read more »
Circle of life in Manas, India: rehabilitated rhinos continue to thrive
9th June 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
IFAW-WTI Northeast India Regional Head and Head Veterinarian, Bhaskar Choudhury, filed this report about rehabilitated Read more »
That Special Bond: Why I needed a dog
8th June 2014 by Azzedine Downes
We know it immediately when we look into the eyes of another species: There can be a special bond. Many people feel it when 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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