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ATE reinforces wells with concrete to prevent small elephants getting stuck, but
2nd October 2012 Vicki Fishlock
That famous African saying “it takes a village to raise a child” is very apt when we’re talking about Read more »
A rare sight on Cape Cod: a leatherback turtle strands
2nd October 2012 Brian Sharp
It’s not often an endangered leatherback turtle strands itself on a beach in Massachusetts. In fact, according to Read more »
1st October 2012 Azzedine Downes
Today marks the start of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Animal Action Week and the 20th birthday of IFAW Read more »
Elephants - too few or too many? Martin Meredith has a clear answer.
27th September 2012 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
I get involved in elephant discussions over and over again. During all those discussions one party insists that there are Read more »
In China, vaccinating dogs can save lives
27th September 2012 Kate Nattrass Atema
A few years ago, in the midst of a growing rabies epidemic in Bali, I received a phone call from our partner at the Bali Read more »
27th September 2012 Michael Booth
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, an entangled juvenile seal who came to be known Read more »
Policy spotlight: working in Germany and Arabia to save the shark
26th September 2012 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
A few decades ago sharks were considered the monsters of the sea, you would be better off if you didn’t come across Read more »
Amending Turkey's animal welfare law would be bad news for street dogs
26th September 2012 Hanna Lentz
Concern is quickly rising over a proposed amendment to Turkey’s 2004 Animal Protection Law  - No.5199 – Read more »
Innovation and collaboration mark the Dog Population Management Conference
25th September 2012 Kate Nattrass Atema
The first week of September marked an important moment in the effort to end the needless suffering of dogs all over the 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 »
22nd February 2008
The bears were hand raised at the Center for Bear Rehabilitation and Conservation (CBRC), a project jointly managed by IFAW, WTI, and the Arunachal Pradesh Forest Department. This unique rehabilitation center, located in northeast India's Arunacha Read more »
13th February 2008
IFAW worked with local group Fundación Patagonia Natural (FPN) and the Argentine government in the rescue of 200 threatened Magellanic penguins and other birds including Steamer ducks, Silvery grebes, cormorants and Great grebes reaching Read more »
8th February 2008
In March the Metropolitan Police confirmed that they were intending to cut core funding for two of the four posts within the wildlife crime unit due to police budget constraints. However, after receiving 6,000 letters and emails from members of th Read more »
7th February 2008
Delegates gathered in the West African country of Mali’s capital for a two-day meeting to discuss how they will pave the way forward for elephants following decisions at the 14th Conference of the Parties of CITES (Convention on Internationa Read more »
7th February 2008
The African elephant range states included Mali, Niger, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau, Cameroun, Ivory Coast, Togo, Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya. Mali and Kenya Read more »
6th February 2008
The campaign aims to protect endangered wildlife species from the growing illegal commercial wildlife trade around the world.  IFAW’s approach to combating illegal wildlife trade in the Middle East and North Africa region is to work in co- Read more »
6th February 2008
The delegates are from Mali, Niger, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau, Cameroun, Ivory Coast, Togo, Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya.  “IFAW is proud to stand Read more »
6th February 2008
The decision, issued by Judge Elizabeth Laporte of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, orders all parties to negotiate the specific terms of the injunction, which will offer some relief to marine mammals from potential Read more »
5th February 2008
The badly mutilated body of the female elephant was found at the site along with an aborted male foetus, suggesting that she was the first to be hit while leading the herd. According to B Ramakrishnan, Field Officer with the Wildlife Trust of Indi 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 »
EU Court Upholds Seal Ban
25th April 2013 by
The European General Court today upheld the EU trade regulation on seal products. In a strongly-worded and crystal clear Read more »
The EU population does care strongly about the welfare of seals and would regard
24th April 2013 by Barbara Slee
The second round of hearings at the World Trade Organization (WTO) get underway next week in Geneva. The European Commission Read more »
IFAW, the EWT and Lanseria International Airport Join Forces to Stop Illegal Wil
24th April 2013 by
A hard-hitting campaign to combat illegal trafficking of wildlife has been launched at one of South Africa’s busiest Read more »
Cats at the Malcolm Cat Sanctuary are eager to be fed.
23rd April 2013 by James Pirnay
Over the last weekend, food distribution continued in Cyprus shelters with suppliers delivering 65 bags of food (1,300 kg) Read more »
Fallow seeds become active growth for dogs and cats in Bosnia
22nd April 2013 by Hanna Lentz
In Bosnia, many communities have found roaming dogs to be a significant problem – both in terms of human safety as Read more »
Orcas off the coast of Vancouver Island, Canada
18th April 2013 by Bill Oddie
I have now been on three whale watching trips in – or should that be from? - Iceland. The first one was quite a few Read more »
The author in James Bay, Quebec with First Nation dogs.
18th April 2013 by Michelle Cliffe
I’m on my second visit to James Bay, Quebec for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Northern Dogs Project Read more »
Elephant Tourism under Fire as  Handler Dies
18th April 2013 by
The trampling to death of an elephant handler in South Africa this week has again thrown into sharp focus the dangers of the Read more »
Dogs at the Nicosia Dog Shelter were happy to receive much needed food.
17th April 2013 by James Pirnay
Last week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) wired an emergency disaster grant to our local partner Cyprus 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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