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Putting caring into action: youth join IFAW to clean up a beach in East Africa
12th January 2012 Fred O'Regan
Twenty years ago, at the now famous “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro, 100 world leaders wrote a prescription for Read more »
Image source: The Australian.
12th January 2012 Matt Collis
In Sydney the first few weeks of the year are a great time to be at work – seriously. It’s time to regroup, get Read more »
Rebuttal: How many whales should be sold to the highest bidder? None.
11th January 2012 Patrick Ramage
In a ‘comment’ posted on Nature.com, authors Christopher Costello, Leah R. Gerber and Steven Gaines argue the Read more »
VIDEO: It’s not a question of animals or people
9th January 2012 Vivek Menon
As A Shawl to Die For, a documentary on Vimeo, amply shows, it’s possible to conserve wildlife while also helping Read more »
Warning: Wild animals do not make good pets
9th January 2012 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Public health officers in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, are taking action against people who keep wild animals in their homes Read more »
This was becoming like chasing the Holy Grail.
6th January 2012 Lesley O'Donnell
When the International Fund for Animal Welfare first requested access to some European Commission documents little did we Read more »
The arrival of tiny calves catalyse huge changes in the social dynamics of famil
6th January 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Recently, I met up with Steve Njumbi, Head of Programmes at the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Steve was trained Read more »
New Duke University/IFAW study shows HARP SEALS ON THIN ICE
5th January 2012 Sheryl Fink
In recent years, the IFAW Seal Team has witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of climate change on harp seal pups in Read more »
The IFAW Think Twice booth at Dubai International Airport
5th January 2012 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
On December 25, 2011, the International Fund for Animal Welfare office, Ministry of Environment and Water, Dubai Airports Read more »
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 »
19th May 2014
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Watch Video »
13th May 2014
The video above features some of the adorable bear cubs under care at the IFAW Orphaned Bear Rescue Center in Russia. The Watch Video »
12th June 2006
IFAW’s Emergency Relief Team is working with CARE, a local animal welfare group, to provide veterinary care to livestock and other animals in the villages, south of Yogyakarta, which were flattened in the earthquake. In the two weeks si Read more »
1st June 2006
These findings come just weeks before the June 16-20th, 2006 annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in St. Kitts, at which Japan is expected to campaign strongly for its whaling activities.  The panel’s report, dub Read more »
24th May 2006
In 1986, the IWC implemented a global moratorium on whale hunting. Japan continues to hunt whales arguing that the IWC permits lethal whale research. Hence, it classifies its whaling operations as “scientific” despite acknowledging tha Read more »
16th May 2006
Sample whale mixes available at www.stopwhaling.org/community. Johanna Fateman of Le Tigre; Tom Dumont of No Doubt; Lisa Kekuala of The Bellrays; electronic music composer and producer BT; composer and producer Wayne Kramer (founding member of MC Read more »
12th May 2006
The Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association (DHTA) officially released the statement on behalf of the group, which is made up of representatives from conservation organizations and the eco-tourism industry across the Caribbean. In their statement, Read more »
12th May 2006
The Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association (DHTA) officially released the statement on behalf of the group, which is made up of representatives from conservation organizations and the eco-tourism industry across the Caribbean. In their statement, Read more »
10th May 2006
“While we applaud the Hong Kong, Province of China customs officers who made this discovery,” said Dr. Joth Singh, Director of Wildlife and Habitat Protection with IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.or Read more »
24th April 2006
The elephants have been taken to the training facility of Elephants For Africa Forever (EFAF), a centre which notoriously supplies “tamed and trained” elephants to elephant-back safari tourism operations throughout South Africa. Permit Read more »
18th April 2006
On Friday, April 14, 2006 Japan's whaling fleet returned from the Southern Ocean with a record 863 whales, including 853 minke whales and 10 critically endangered fin whales. This is nearly double Japan's kill in these same waters last year. "The 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 »
Left to right, Sultan Al-Elwan, Dr. Ralf Sonntag and Dr. Elsa Nickel. IMAGE: Ahm
12th October 2012 by Maha Oda
Delegates were excited and enthusiastic to start the day three of the Shark Conservation in Arabia Workshop and to put ideas Read more »
EU Parliament takes strong stand against Japanese whaling in trade talks
12th October 2012 by
European Parliamentarians have taken a strong stand against whaling in the context of EU – Japan trade negotiations. Read more »
Success for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) can only come one anima
12th October 2012 by
In a bid to reintroduce the protection of biodiversity to the ongoing CBD conference the International Fund for Animal Read more »
A new veterinary report supports the EU decision to ban the importat
11th October 2012 by Sheryl Fink
A study recently published in the journal Marine Policy confirms what the International Fund for Animal Welfare and others Read more »
IFAW ranger presents typical wire snare used by poachers.
10th October 2012 by Robert Kless
The wheels of the all-terrain vehicle plough through the gravel of the riverbed. Fountains of water spray high, the banks Read more »
The workshop participants.
9th October 2012 by Kelvin Alie
I have just returned from Ethiopia where the International Fund for Animal Welfare teamed up with the Ethiopian Wildlife Read more »
Yesterday, the regional Shark Conservation in Arabia workshop was opened by the
9th October 2012 by Maha Oda
Yesterday, the regional Shark Conservation in Arabia workshop was opened by the Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW), Read more »
Von der Aussichtsplatform hat man einen guten Blick in die Auswilderungsstation
9th October 2012 by Robert Kless
I am standing on a viewing platform, inside a camouflaged hide. I am not moving. I hardly dare to breathe. Extreme stillness Read more »
Calling for the conservation of sharks in the Arabian region
8th October 2012 by Maha Oda
Some Shark species are in danger and face the threat of extinction because of they are being killed for their fins. Shark 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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