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The author with Jim Nyamu as he departs IFAW headquarters on Cape Cod.
4th September 2013 Azzedine Downes
Every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for their ivory - a luxury product that no one needs. The International Fund for Read more »
An elephant family group on the banks of Liwonde's Shire River drinking water.
3rd September 2013 Azzedine Downes
At the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), we recognize we have a special role in bringing together people caring Read more »
We now have the only hearing data for Atlantic white-sided dolphins and we’ve co
1st September 2013 Katie Moore
Have you ever listened under water?  When diving or snorkeling, I am always amazed at just how much noise there is Read more »
In fact, elephants are “keystone species,” a term that describes species whose n
30th August 2013 Peter Pueschel
It is almost a bromide today that elephants have a unique ecological role, and that without them whole landscapes would Read more »
Amid debates, agreement surfaces for better animal welfare
30th August 2013 Azzedine Downes
“We as a global society have crossed the Rubicon. We disagree about where to draw the line to protect animal rights, Read more »
We photographed nine individual gray whales, seven of which we have already sigh
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
Demand for parts of endangered species is immoral
28th August 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
Buried in a document from a recently concluded international workshop on tiger conservation and combatting wildlife crime Read more »
One encounter was particularly exciting as we were close enough to identify a mo
27th August 2013 Miriam Romagosa
I first sailed as a volunteer on board the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) unique whale research vessel Read more »
 We spent only few hours at sea and mostly near the entry from the lagoon, but i
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
18th February 2015
The pickup truck is making its way over a bumpy meadow towards the sheep enclosure. Three large livestock guardian dogs - Watch Video »
6th March 2015
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Watch Video »
4th March 2015
In part two of our video conversations with those brave individuals saving animals in the frontlines of the war in Eastern Watch Video »
4th March 2015
Elephants are famous for their special cognitive abilities. Their families, their memory, and their friendships. I’ve Watch Video »
27th February 2015
Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attention of the world. The United States Watch Video »
27th February 2015
Watch Pelusa’s amazing transformation back to health after tragedgy left her thin and sickly. Pelusa’s story Watch Video »
26th February 2015
The war in Eastern Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Cease-fires are Watch Video »
26th February 2015
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Watch Video »
4th March 2015
Two hog deer that strayed into fringe villages were rescued by locals in back-to-back days and released back to the wild in Watch Video »
23rd March 2010
“CITES Parties voted by the slimmest of margins to protect porbeagle sharks, but rejected all other shark proposals at this meeting,” said Dr Ralf Sonntag, Director IFAW Germany. “An Appendix II listing would have given sharks a fig Read more »
23rd March 2010
“The rejection of this proposal does not make any sense at all,” said Dr Ralf Sonntag, IFAW marine biologist and Germany Director. “Some populations of the scalloped hammerhead shark have declined by 80 to 90 per cent and yet Parti Read more »
22nd March 2010
“Fighting to save these elephants paid off today with Parties taking note of the science demonstrating that Tanzanian elephants are still in peril,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Director IFAW Southern Africa. “Poaching of elephants and i Read more »
22nd March 2010
Zambia amended its proposal to remove the request for a one-off sale of ivory, seeking only the downlisting of elephants from Appendix I to Appendix II. “This is a real victory for elephants,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Director IFAW Souther Read more »
21st March 2010
Iain Douglas-Hamilton of Save the Elephants, Conservation biologist, Dr Sam Wasser and elephant research specialist Dr Joyce Poole of ElephantVoices and the Amboseli Elephant Research Project, presented data on the precarious state of elephant popula Read more »
21st March 2010
“Trade over the Internet poses one of the greatest threats to wildlife and undermines the CITES treaty itself,” said IFAW’s Paul Todd. “It is a vast global network that provides the cover of relative anonymity for wildlife tra Read more »
21st March 2010
Conservationists however, breathed a sigh of relief that Parties reaffirmed a decision from the previous CITES meeting that countries should not breed tigers for the trade of their parts and derivatives. “We narrowly avoided making the Year of Read more »
16th March 2010
“Parties need to apply their own rigorous evaluations of the Panel of Experts reports as neither proposal meets the biological criteria for downlisting,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Director IFAW Southern Africa.  “Both populations Read more »
15th March 2010
“The Canadian government looks absurd calling for 330,000 seals to be slaughtered when there may not even be that many pups left alive,” said Sheryl Fink, a senior researcher with IFAW. Harp seals require stable ice platforms to give bir Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
World of Animals Issue 20 Read more »
Amboseli Project - IFAW picture book 2014
T he Amboseli National Park’s small size of 392 kilometres squared cannot support the ecological needs of its 1,400 ele Read more »
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation f Read more »
Protecting Whales
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 19 Read more »
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 »
IFAW/E. Bouvet
6th February 2014 by
This morning, the French government destroyed 3 tonnes of illegal ivory seized by customs over 20 years, following through Read more »
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6th February 2014 by
The US Government today announced it is invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifies Iceland for undermining the Convention Read more »
A journey into the forest to rescue a bullet-riddled elephant
4th February 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
IFAW-WTI Bear Rescue Centre veterinarian Dr. Jahan Ahmed filed this report about the rescue of a wounded elephant in  Read more »
What dynamics move the Amboseli elephant herds?
4th February 2014 by Vicki Fishlock
Amboseli is fresh, green and vibrant in the New Year, and the elephants are travelling together in big groups, creating a Read more »
While Tacloban rebuilds, team returns to regional Emergency Relief Network plann
4th February 2014 by Jennifer Gardner
The devastation in the days after Typhoon Haiyan was overwhelming as our IFAW disaster response team completed an assessment Read more »
No mistaking the realities of life for Canadian northern dogs
4th February 2014 by Janice Hannah
I check the weather up north every day to see what the temperatures are like.  How cold is it during day, what is it Read more »
Campaigner Brian May launches the Badger and Cattle Vaccination Initiative (BACV
4th February 2014 by
Forefront in the fight against the Government’s badger cull policy, Queen guitarist Brian May joins with cosmetics Read more »
Sochi Olympic dog cull shame
4th February 2014 by
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) is horrified that culling of dogs in Sochi is back on the Read more »
Spotlight Russia: orphan bear center welcomes 4 young cubs
3rd February 2014 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
Trouble with the slideshow? Click here.  UPDATED: 2.5.14 There have been several comments and questions about the Read more »

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Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Washington Post: "African lions are set to become the last big cat listed under the Endangered Species Act" - read more.

 

 

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