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A Western Gray Whale mother and calf.
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
23rd July 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) team deployed to the Republic of Congo as part Read more »
Young harp seals off the eastern coast of Canada are at much higher risk than ad
23rd July 2013 Sheryl Fink
The continuing decline in sea ice in Atlantic Canada - and its impact on the survival of seal pups - has been of concern to Read more »
Mrs. Clinton showed a genuine passion for taking on the issues of illegal wildli
22nd July 2013 Kelvin Alie
I was honored to represent the International Fund for Animal Welfare at a meeting at New York’s Central Park Zoo on 15 Read more »
Spotlight Iceland: what is the point of your whaling Mr. Loftsson?
22nd July 2013 Robbie Marsland
Mr Loftsson, the lone, obstinate fin whaler in Iceland, seems to be in trouble.  For years the International Fund for Read more »
19th July 2013 Azzedine Downes
On Wednesday, July 17th, we held a ceremony in one of the most spectacular places on earth, watched over by Mount Read more »
A polar bear skin like the one seen above just sold for a record $22,000 CAD.
19th July 2013 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 »
Members of the team searching for porpoises on the primary observation platfo
16th July 2013 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 Christina Pretorius
I’ve always liked a good protest march. Back in the day, they were usually anti-apartheid gatherings, or protests Read more »
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 »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
11th February 2015
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Watch Video »
13th February 2015
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Watch Video »
26th January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
12th January 2015
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Watch Video »
6th January 2015
This post was filed by Belinda Rubinstein, one of our IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research responders that helped care for Watch Video »
IFAW Relief Work for Animals Begins in Malawi
23rd February 2015
Week one, and relief efforts to save thousands of animals in flood ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, have kicked off successfully with nearly 3,500 animals vaccinated to protect them from disease. In the coming weeks the IFAW (International Fund for A Read more »
Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade
20th February 2015
Law enforcers from Malawi and Zambia gathered in Lusaka this week to participate in a high level training exercise aimed to ensure their success in targeting ivory retailers and thus disrupting the grisly ivory supply chain. The training was funded b Read more »
Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants
11th February 2015
– Groups say uplisting species under Endangered Species Act is important tool to fight ivory trade – Today, a coalition of wildlife groups — the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org), The Humane Society of the U Read more »
Malawi Floods – IFAW Relief Effort to Save Thousands of  Stranded Animals
10th February 2015
A relief effort to save thousands of farm and companion animals stranded by extreme flooding in cyclone ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, begins in the worst hit region today. An IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) led Disaster Response Team Read more »
Parliamentary committee report slams Government’s performance on controversial b
10th February 2015
A parliamentary committee report published today (Tuesday) is damning in its criticism of the Government’s handling of the controversial badger culls. The report by EFRA*, known as the 8th Report, asks the Department for Environment, Food and R Read more »
EU Commission releases amended EU seal products regulations
6th February 2015
The EU Commission today released an amended version of the EU regulations on seal products. The EU trade regulation on seals had to be revised in response to the findings of a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body decision. IFAW (Inter Read more »
30th January 2015
Jeff Flocken, North America Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the passage of S.1. the “Keystone XL Pipeline Act”:  “Building Keystone XL means sacri Read more »
28th January 2015
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today released its draft five-year program for oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf.  The plan includes leasing parts of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans where marine habitats, which have lar Read more »
South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar
22nd January 2015
The South African Government released shocking figures today showing the country lost a record 1,215 rhinos last year, approximately a 21% increase on 2013. “These numbers are a wake-up call for the world. We cannot lose the fight to protect rh 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 »
Share your thoughts about saving animals in 2014
6th January 2014 by Azzedine Downes
As a new year begins, I want to thank you for all the ways you’ve been a friend to animals.  You helped us care Read more »
Crushing 6 tons of confiscated ivory, China answers a global call to protect ele
6th January 2014 by Azzedine Downes
In the pictures above, taken by IFAW staff, Chinese customs officials prepare and begin crushing illegal stockpiles of Read more »
International Community Hails China’s Destruction of Ivory
6th January 2014 by
Today in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, the Chinese Government destroyed over 6 tons of confiscated elephant ivory and ivory Read more »
31st December 2013 by Peter Pueschel
Iraq published the CITES convention in its official governmental magazine and soon they will become Party to CITES, the Read more »
31st December 2013 by Azzedine Downes
We’ll admit it: We tug on your heartstrings every once in a while. From a gigantic mother rhinoceros to a small kitten Read more »
Kuwait holds successful prevention of wildlife trafficking training
30th December 2013 by Maha Oda
Since Kuwait's joining of CITES in 2001, authorities have been making every effort to combat wildlife trafficking. In Read more »
Helping communities manage roaming dog populations with UNDP in Bosnia
27th December 2013 by Amela Cosovic Medic
Recently, Amela Cosovic Medic, Sector Coordinator for Justice and Security for the United Nations Development Programme in Read more »
Rescued Siberian tigers settle in for the winter season in Far East Russia
26th December 2013 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
The Primorye region in Far East Russia got its first snow of the winter. Snow on the ground makes our tigers more cautious. Read more »
Eight in ten people believe fox hunting belongs to the past
26th December 2013 by
A new survey released on Boxing Day, a major day in the hunting calendar, from the League Against Cruel Sports, RSPCA and 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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