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Apprehending a wildlife trafficker is only halfway to stopping a wildlife crime. In order to effectively combat wildlife Read more »
Peter Erwin/YouTube IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Response summer interns Kirsten Spray and Lianna Montgomery co- Read more »
This report comes courtesy of Vladimir Kalmykov, Director of the Stepnoy Sanctuary. The beautiful landscapes and wildlife of Read more »
As Discovery Channel celebrates Shark Week and runs a variety of programs looking at the world of sharks and how to Read more »
Today marks the first anniversary of the death of Cecil, the famed black-maned African lion from Zimbabwe’s Hwange Read more »
Recently, I visited Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters to hand over more equipment to KWS under our tenBoma Read more »
The mobile response team of IFAW-WTI’s Wildlife Rescue Center responded to an adult female elephant in distress on the Read more »
A year ago today, a trophy hunter from the US shot an arrow from a high-caliber crossbow into Cecil the lion, a charismatic Read more »
Next week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will commence another summer of beluga whale research as part of Read more »
My name is Peter Howson and I am an aquaculture consultant from the UK. Since November 2014, I have been in Malawi working Watch Video »
There were many moving moments at the gala to launch IFAW’s campaign “Give Peace to Elephants, Say No to Ivory Watch Video »
The pickup truck is making its way over a bumpy meadow towards the sheep enclosure. Three large livestock guardian dogs - Watch Video »
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Watch Video »
In part two of our video conversations with those brave individuals saving animals in the frontlines of the war in Eastern Watch Video »
Elephants are famous for their special cognitive abilities. Their families, their memory, and their friendships. I’ve Watch Video »
Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attention of the world. The United States Watch Video »
Watch Pelusa’s amazing transformation back to health after tragedgy left her thin and sickly. Pelusa’s story Watch Video »
The war in Eastern Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Cease-fires are Watch Video »
Many animal shelters have an overabundance of high-energy, toy-obsessed dogs. While these qualities often make them unsuitable as house pets, these dogs are likely to thrive when they have a detection career. In order to maximize adoption rates for t Read more »
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizures of nearly seven tonnes of elephant ivory in Singapore and Thailand since the end of April, has been applauded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFA Read more »
On this World Oceans Day, protecting some of its largest inhabitants has become easier with the launch of the Whale Alert app for Android.  This free app now available on Android and Apple devices is the first of its kind created to pr Read more »
A coalition of leading animal welfare organizations including the MSPCA-Angell, Zoo New England, Born Free USA, International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International have joined together to en Read more »
IFAW STATEMENT ON:  California State Assembly passage of AB96 Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on the California State Assembly’s vote to ap Read more »
Leading animal welfare charity, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has commended second-hand online marketplace Preloved for banning the sale of ivory on its website. Preloved has taken advice from IFAW about the commercial trade in ill Read more »
This morning, China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs (GAC) jointly crushed 662 kg confiscated ivory of all concluded cases since 2014 at Beijing Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. International Fund fo Read more »
A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland. The free ‘Whappy’ app, launched today in Reykjavik by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), contains information about whale friendly restaurants, which Read more »
This month marks the one year anniversary of the biggest Siberian tiger release in history. Four of the five Amur (aka Siberian) tigers released last year in the Russian Far East have adapted successfully to life in the wild. Newly released video cap Read more »
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The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the fina Read more »
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The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
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IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
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Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
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The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi Read more »
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As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
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Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively that Read more »
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Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is Read more »
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IFAW approaches helping communities care for their dogs and cats by working with community leaders and local partners to ensu Read more »
A Rwandese national who was arrested at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in possession of 103 Read more »
Every year, International Mandela Day calls people across the world to take 67 minutes out of their day to make the world a Read more »
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World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
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The 9th iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA), AKA "the Oscar of mobile phone photography," recently awarded young Read more »
As the worst flooding in more than a decade ravages Assam in India, submerging entire areas of Kaziranga National Park, Read more »
“Oh, but I know this dog! Of course I know this dog!” exclaims Cora Bailey, director of Community Led Animal Read more »
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States/Humane Read more »
There’s not much that beats palling around with a pup during the summer. We want you to fully enjoy your fun in the Read more »
The Kitenden Corridor Conservation Association (KCCA) recently issued membership cards to the more than 1,400 landowners Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

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

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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