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UK Parliament helping to ramp up wildlife crime enforcement
26th March 2012 Tania McCrea-Steele
The recent slaughter of hundreds of elephants in Cameroon for their ivory and the tragic death of some of those out there Read more »
The decision to continue the Canadian commercial seal hunt is difficult to under
26th March 2012 Sheryl Fink
What a week it has been! The plans of the International Fund for Animal Welfare seal team have been shifting as quickly as Read more »
Tasha the cougar.c. The Wildcat Sanctuary
23rd March 2012 Paul Todd
On Monday, Nikita, a 7-year-old white tiger and Tasha, a 10-year-old cougar will be loaded onto a rescue trailer and Read more »
Remembering a friend, photographer Jon Hrusa
23rd March 2012 Patrick Ramage
I didn’t know him well.  I hadn’t seen him for a long while.  But I liked him, a lot, and he taught me Read more »
What if Canada opened a commercial seal hunt and no one came?
22nd March 2012 Sheryl Fink
Today is the opening day of the commercial seal hunt in the Gulf of St Lawrence, although one would be hard pressed to know Read more »
The cover of a Chinese language book about animal welfare for young readers.
21st March 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
Two new Chinese language books for young readers are showing up in bookstores in China. The books on elephant and tiger Read more »
IFAW vets care for a golden eagle, as they would any other patient, at the Beiji
21st March 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
A green wooden box emerged from the parting of coats and legs, cameras, tripods, microphones. From within came silence. Too Read more »
Saving elephants by cutting the illegal ivory supply chain
21st March 2012 Fred O'Regan
A recent Sky TV HD video overview report on the ivory trade. The illegal ivory trade starts with the slaughter of elephants Read more »
20th March 2012 Katie Moore
This footage of the dolphin stranding in Brazil is amazing.  This is a rare event for this area, unlike here on Cape 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 November 2006
Despite global outcry against the hunting of whales and a ban on whaling since 1986, Minister  Liburd indicated at a recent meeting of Caribbean government officials that the region should follow Japan’s lead and kill whales for their m Read more »
17th November 2006
IFAW has been campaigning to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt for more than thirty years, and experts with the organization are very pleased with the council’s decision. “This decision sends a very strong message to European gov Read more »
16th November 2006
Dr. Ernst Breitling, president of the National Veterinary Association submitted the written request to top government officials including Prime Minister Angela Merkel. “Veterinarians, as the best protectors of animals, are outraged by the grues Read more »
14th November 2006
Japan’s whale hunt starts just weeks after Iceland resumed commercial whaling for the first time in 20 years. Seven fin whales and one minke whale were killed in Iceland since it resumed whaling on Oct. 17, 2006. Much of this whale meat has Read more »
14th November 2006
The European Parliament today called for a determined Europe-wide effort to combat the impacts of destructive and unsustainable fishing, shipping, oil drilling, marine pollution, coastal and offshore construction and littering, which present an es Read more »
14th November 2006
Japan’s whale hunt starts just weeks after Iceland resumed commercial whaling for the first time in 20 years. Seven fin whales and one minke whale were killed in Iceland since it resumed whaling on Oct. 17, 2006. Much of this whale meat has Read more »
9th November 2006
Four of the birds were sent by Russia’s environmental watchdog to IFAW’s wildlife rehabilitation center in Moscow. One of the falcons died.All four gyrfalcons were fully rehabilitated and were released to the wild on the Kamchatka penin Read more »
8th November 2006
Kenya’s Vice President Hon. Moody Awori, who led senior government officials and conservationists in the commemoration of IFAW’s contribution to conservation in Kenya, termed the Laikipia West Fence project “a practical solution Read more »
8th November 2006
The permits were issued by Zimbabwe National Parks, and the animals are being caught in the country’s largest game reserve, Hwange National Park in south-west Zimbabwe. They are to be moved to an elephant training camp owned by Shearwater Ad 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 »
17th December 2012 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the author and supporting staff interviewed Read more »
Landmark Victory as Hunt pleads guilty to offences under the Hunting Act
17th December 2012 by
The Heythrop Hunt and two of its members pleaded guilty today to offences under the Hunting Act 2004 at Oxford Magistrates Read more »
In the Philippines, Typhoon Pablo serves as a vivid reminder of why we reach out
16th December 2012 by Jennifer Gardner
Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental and Agusan del Sur are areas that many people would not be able to point out on a map. Read more »
14th December 2012 by Anna Fillipova
On November 27, three young tigers appeared near a military unit located 8 km away from Yakovlevka village, Primorsky krai Read more »
Azzedine Downes appointed new President and CEO of IFAW
14th December 2012 by
The Board of Directors of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today announced the appointment of Read more »
World of Animals Issue 14
14th December 2012 by
World of Animals Issue 14 Read more »
Trinkets and carvings made from ivory are among the items to avoid when purchasi
13th December 2012 by Adrian Hiel
Planning on taking a vacation? If you’re like most people, you’ll want to bring the folks back home souvenirs Read more »
World bank report on climate change
12th December 2012 by Paul Todd
The perennial round of negotiations surrounding climate change ended over the weekend – perennial because the yearly Read more »
Tiger rehabilitation in Russia
11th December 2012 by Anna Fillipova
The Amur (aka Siberian) tiger is one of the most endangered animals in the world. Less than 350 individuals of the largest 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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