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Japanese factory workers moving around the remains of a ‘scientific’ specimen.
27th June 2012 Matt Collis
Seventy five percent of Japan’s 2011 North Pacific whaling season meat went unsold despite thirteen separate public Read more »
26th June 2012 Sigursteinn Masson
This video captures some of the tourists who were approached during the “Meet Us Don’t Eat Us” campaign Read more »
Sexual segregation in Amboseli: male and females elephants do things differently
25th June 2012 Vicki Fishlock
One of the most frequent comments I hear when talking to people about elephants is some variation of “that’s Read more »
Dead pelican on Peruvian Beach. IFAW/S.Heredia
22nd June 2012 Valeria Ruoppolo
Like most enthusiastic birdwatchers, I can’t resist penguins, pelicans, boobies and so many different species of Read more »
Thinking it was ivory contraband, a buyer gets plastic instead
22nd June 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
On the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Chinese micro blog site, a post about an online ivory shopper who was Read more »
Counting animals during the European Union's Sustainable Energy Week
20th June 2012 Adrian Hiel
EU Sustainable Energy Week is currently running here in Brussels and across the EU. It’s a good week – shining a Read more »
Making an impassioned plea, Canada's Senator Harb calls commercial seal hunt 'un
19th June 2012 Sheryl Fink
On June 14, Canadian Senator Mac Harb moved second reading of Bill S-210, a Bill to end commercial seal hunting. Senator Read more »
Catharine preps one of the uber dogs for surgery (this one couldn't be lifted on
18th June 2012 Janice Hannah
The vet component is the highest profile part of the Northern Dogs Project.  Over the ten years that we have been Read more »
15th June 2012 Fred O'Regan
In some ways, elephants are no different than you and me. They recognize themselves as individuals and as close-knit family 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 May 2007
"Our rangers paid the ultimate prize - human life. But their deaths will not be in vain. We remain vigilant and dedicated to our call - to stamp out poaching and preserve Kenya's wildlife heritage," said Dickson Lesimirdana, Head of Anti- Poaching Read more »
18th May 2007
Kenya and Mali have proposed a 20-year moratorium on ivory trade arguing that one-off ivory sales in select countries opens up markets, both legal and illegal, and lures poachers. “It would be suicidal to allow a new one-off sale or annual q Read more »
18th May 2007
Kenya and Mali have proposed a 20-year moratorium on ivory trade arguing that one-off ivory sales in select countries opens up markets, both legal and illegal, and lures poachers. “It would be suicidal to allow a new one-off sale or annual q Read more »
17th May 2007
The legislation, S. 1406, to close the loophole in the law was introduced by U.S. Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine). Earlier this week, U.S. Reps. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) introduced H.R. 2327, an id Read more »
16th May 2007
Shark fishing is mainly carried out with drift gill nets measuring close to two kilometers long, as well as long lines of up to 70 kilometers in length with thousands of hooks. The drift gill nets have been called walls of death because they catch Read more »
15th May 2007
The snapshot survey conducted in the UK, Australia, China, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Canada and the USA* tracked over 2,200 elephant ivory items listed on eBay Web sites and found that more than 90% of the listings breached even eBay Read more »
15th May 2007
Legislation to close the loophole in the law was introduced by U.S. Representatives Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.). Similar legislation is expected to be introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.). “Polar Read more »
14th May 2007
“The main focus of the course is to provide participants with the skills necessary to safely and effectively conduct successful whale and dolphin watching excursions,” said Dr. Joth Singh, Trinidad-born Director of Wildlife and Habitat Read more »
14th May 2007
“The main focus of the course is to provide participants with the skills necessary to safely and effectively conduct successful whale and dolphin watching excursions,” said Dr. Joth Singh, Trinidad-born Director of Wildlife and Habitat 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 »
IFAW's Sheryl Fink taking notes from the World Trade Organisation meeting in Gen
19th February 2013 by 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 by 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 »
AAE India project lead Dhiresh Joshi at the Art for Elephants workshop_Rupa Gand
19th February 2013 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Ever imagined a flying elephant with sleek wings, not our dear friend Dumbo or a rock star with headphones? When working Read more »
Collaring Amboseli Elephants in bid to Secure Critical Habitat, Mitigate Conflic
19th February 2013 by
Six pre-selected elephants will be fitted with GPS satellite collars starting today in the 8,797 km2 Amboseli landscape by a Read more »
Europeans have a history of valuing animal welfare
18th February 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
Protecting and caring for animals is nothing new to the European populace. Laws were put into place as early as 1635 with Read more »
The planet’s remaining  polar bears are headed towards the precipic
18th February 2013 by Jeffrey Flocken
The planet’s remaining 20,000-25,000 polar bears are headed towards the precipice of extinction—one part at a Read more »
Two months after the operation Bella and her owner are both very happy!
18th February 2013 by Dörte von der Reith
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has supported Tiertafel Deutschland e.V. since 2008. It is a charity that Read more »
The governments of Canada and Norway are challenging the European Union seal ban
16th February 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
The campaign to end the Canadian commercial seal hunt  began in 1969 with the founding of the International Fund for Read more »
At CoP16, one of our goals is to develop plans on how to phase out tiger farming
15th February 2013 by Peter Pueschel
The 16th meeting of the Convention of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species 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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