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Satao, an iconic male elephant from Kenya's Tsavo Park, was killed by poachers.
26th June 2014 James Isiche
The killing of Tsavo’s iconic male elephant Satao about a fortnight ago is tragic.   It symbolizes what has been Read more »
26th June 2014 Dörte von der Reith
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Read more »
Critics are wrong, the U.S. is complicit in the elephant poaching crisis
24th June 2014 Azzedine Downes
The criticisms on Capitol Hill today, regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan to ban the commercial trade of Read more »
Vets from around Mexico gather in Cozumel, helping spay and neuter island dogs a
23rd June 2014 Erika Flores
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. ~~~ Recently our partner’s the Humane Society of Cozumel did a mega Read more »
21st June 2014 J.C. Bouvier
The ownership of exotic animals in the United States is a huge and looming issue. Reality check: did you know there are more Read more »
Making sure animal welfare is part of the world’s environmental agenda
21st June 2014 Peter Pueschel
My goal while I am in Nairobi, Kenya—at the stakeholder’s weekend meeting to prepare for the United Nations Read more »
On June 10, 2014 the CWRT rescued Hangglide, a nine-year-old humpback whale
20th June 2014 Mackie Green
The call came in on Monday night, June 10, 2014. A whale watching ship out of Maine had stumbled on a humpback tangled up in Read more »
Yulin summer solstice celebrations may serve dog meat, killing about 10,000 dogs
19th June 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
It has become a tradition—not an ancient tradition, but an economic boost of sorts—for locals in southwest China Read more »
Sad National Day in Iceland as first harpooned fin whale of the season comes ash
18th June 2014 Sigursteinn Masson
Just before 3.30pm on Tuesday one of two operational whaling boats belonging to Iceland’s lone fin whaler, Mr. Read more »
8th July 2013
Watch the video above where IFAW staff were able to return pets affected by the flooding in Germany to their Watch Video »
2nd July 2013
Watch this video about Nala's story from Pilots and Paws Canada.  I won’t easily forget when I received the Watch Video »
26th June 2013
The video above shows clips of Philippine authorities destroying their illegal ivory stockpiles. Footage c. IFAW/Alex Watch Video »
24th June 2013
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Watch Video »
19th June 2013
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Watch Video »
13th June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
6th June 2013
This week during a visit to Cozumel, Mexico, our team discovered a dog in desperate need of help. Covered in used motor oil Watch Video »
3rd June 2013
Watch the amazing video of Cinderella's release back into the wild, shot on location by IFAW staff working in Russia. I Watch Video »
23rd May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
Petition Threatens Right Whale Conservation
25th February 2014
Five years after it was first imposed by the Bush-Cheney administration, one of the most effective rules protecting endangered North Atlantic right whales migrating along the East Coast of the United States from fatal ship strikes may now be in jeopa Read more »
High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally
25th February 2014
A new study published in the journal Biological Conservation describes the trafficking of wildlife and their products as one of the most profitable and attractive of all the illicit trades, possibly surpassed only by the trafficking of arms and Read more »
IFAW-COP animal rescue teams respond to double volcano threat in Indonesia
20th February 2014
IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is working near Mt. Kelud in the Island of Java, and Mt. Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia to help companion animals, farm animals and wildlife displaced after volcanic eruptions forced the evacuation of n Read more »
May Sharks Roam Widely, Safely and Freely in the Arabian Waters
18th February 2014
Nine Arabian countries today declared their commitment towards shark conservation by signing the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (Sharks MOU) in Dubai, UAE. This global treaty was concluded under the UNEP Conventio Read more »
International summit on illegal wildlife trade makes positive pledges to protect
13th February 2014
Positive measures to protect wildlife from illegal trade were pledged at today’s London Summit on the issue. Decision-makers from around 50 countries met in the Capital to discuss the plight of elephants, rhinos, tigers and other species threat Read more »
Strong protection measures for wildlife sought as international summit on illega
12th February 2014
As decision-makers from around 50 countries meet in London tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss illegal wildlife trade, strong measures are being sought to protect elephants, rhinos, tigers and other threatened species from the bloody poaching crisis. The Read more »
10 Years of Pet Night tonight – Helping animals, people and communities
12th February 2014
Tonight’s European Pet Night marks a decade of raising awareness around pets and the remarkable contributions of animals to our daily life. The event has been a remarkable success over the years attracting steady support from MEPs, NGOs and oth Read more »
IFAW APPLAUDS GLOBAL WILDLIFE PROTECTION OPERATION Operation “Cobra II” Nets Tra
11th February 2014
Law enforcement officers from 28 countries just announced the completion a ground-breaking, global operation to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking, codenamed “Operation Cobra II”. The month-long operation and capacity building activ Read more »
IFAW responds to the U.S. Government’s National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife
11th February 2014
In July, President Obama issued an Executive Order addressing the U.S’s efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade. The Administration has now followed-up with the release today of its National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife Trafficking. Read more »
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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 »
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 »
Illegal elephant ivory trade was a major topic at the CITES meeting last week.
15th July 2014 by Paul Todd
At the last Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) conference in 2013 Read more »
Cats: This’ll make your kitty happy
15th July 2014 by Andreas Dinkelmeyer
August 8th is the global “Day of the Cat”. In order to ensure a happy co-existence of humans and cats, we are Read more »
The group in Gradacac included representatives from throughout the community.
11th July 2014 by James Pirnay
Very dramatic floods have recently devastated a large part of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), as well as several neighbouring Read more »
The Western Grey Whale Research Team begins its 2014 expedition in Russian seas
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale (WGW) Research team Read more »
A newborn elephant calf takes its first steps with the help of its herd.
10th July 2014 by Daryl Balfour
Daryl Balfour is a former newspaper journalist turned wildlife author and photographer. In the early 1990 he and his wife Read more »
More than 900 dogs are being cared for at the Pif shelter in Donetsk, Ukraine.
9th July 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. ~~~ You have seen it in the news: the city of Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine is Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
8th July 2014 by
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
A Kenya Wildlife Service ranger and the remains of a poached elephant.
7th July 2014 by Azzedine Downes
We shall not be troubled by the inherent unknowns in quantifying poaching and exact numbers of elephants killed. Rather we Read more »
Grace has devoted her career to animal welfare ever since she saw Chu Chu.
7th July 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Chu Chu, the Asiatic black bear who inspired me to join the cause for animal welfare nearly two decades ago, recently died 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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