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The market for species such as elephants has grown to become a massive global in
15th May 2013 Satyen Sinha
Every time I read a report on the state of wildlife, I seem to be faced with the news of yet more dead animals poached for Read more »
Icelandic fin whaling - an expensive and dangerous hobby, in more ways than oner
14th May 2013 Robbie Marsland
It’s been a busy week or so for those following the dying whaling industry in Iceland.  The lone Icelandic Read more »
"You can kind of see Bill and Chelsea in my cell phone shots."
14th May 2013 Paul Todd
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Mid-year Meeting last week was a family affair. CGI is an organization that brings Read more »
This is the story of the Dutch photographer Chris Slappendel and his Tiger Trail
14th May 2013 Arien van der Heijden
Imagine this: you love wildlife, you have been on many safaris and your biggest wish is to see the tiger in its natural Read more »
Spotlight China: Guangzhou’s new Public Safety Bureau animal shelter, an educate
13th May 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
Dog ownership in China has boomed in recent years. But more dogs don’t necessarily mean that owners are aware of how Read more »
10th May 2013 Erica Martin
WARNING: the video above may be disturbing to some viewers. This week’s video of the horrific attack of a small Read more »
Community members rejoice as mother and pups are rescued
9th May 2013 Kate Nattrass Atema
This story was recently shared with us by a staff member at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Read more »
The slideshow above features calls to protect elephants from students around the
7th May 2013 Nancy Barr
Together, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Animal Action Education team and Time for Kids (the youth Read more »
The author speaking with festival attendees.
30th April 2013 Mia Crnojevic
Recently, the International Fund for Animal Welfare was invited to participate at the Bex Festival in Switzerland, a weekend Read more »
18th September 2014
Elephants, rhinos and other key species in Africa are in danger of extinction due to poaching and human encroachment on Watch Video »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
10th September 2014
With the bright sun high above our heads we notice that the flood waters on every corner of Kaziranga National Park are Watch Video »
4th September 2014
It’s as if fate has been against Littlefoot for most of his young life. But every obstacle he’s faced has been Watch Video »
19th August 2014
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Watch Video »
21st July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons 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 »
22nd April 2010
The proposal, if adopted, would overturn the 1986 ban on commercial whaling by authorizing whaling by Norway, Iceland, and Japan. It would also legalize Japan’s whaling in an internationally recognized whale sanctuary around Antarctica, grant n Read more »
22nd April 2010
Last month, Canadian Sealers Association representative Frank Pinhorn stated that many seal skin processors had inventory going back several years. Last week, media reported that a sole buyer in Newfoundland, NuTan Furs, would purchase fewer than 15, Read more »
22nd April 2010
この提案が採択された場合、ノルウェー、アイスランド及び日本の捕 Read more »
8th April 2010
Twenty-three sealing vessels from Newfoundland and Labrador have hailed out in search of concentrations of seal pups on whatever ice is still available. “In the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence we witnessed harp seal pups struggling to survive on Read more »
25th March 2010
“Short -term profits rather than long-term conservation has once again been the theme of this meeting,” said Azzedine Downes, Head of IFAW’s CITES delegation. “The biggest losers at this meeting include polar bears, bluefin t Read more »
24th March 2010
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) reports that the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which is the annual birthing ground of hundreds of thousands of harp seals, is essentially devoid of both ice and seals. “The conditions t Read more »
23rd March 2010
“CITES Parties voted by the slimmest of margins to protect porbeagle sharks, but rejected all other shark proposals at this meeting,” said Dr Ralf Sonntag, Director IFAW Germany. “An Appendix II listing would have given sharks a fig Read more »
23rd March 2010
“The rejection of this proposal does not make any sense at all,” said Dr Ralf Sonntag, IFAW marine biologist and Germany Director. “Some populations of the scalloped hammerhead shark have declined by 80 to 90 per cent and yet Parti Read more »
22nd March 2010
“Fighting to save these elephants paid off today with Parties taking note of the science demonstrating that Tanzanian elephants are still in peril,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Director IFAW Southern Africa. “Poaching of elephants and i 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 »
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 »
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10th October 2013 by
It has been a bloody few weeks for elephants, following the seizure of nearly seven tons of ivory since the end of September Read more »
EU Parliament votes to protect marine life from excessive underwater noise
9th October 2013 by
Conservationists welcome today's vote in the European Parliament to make underwater sonar oil exploration subject to Read more »
8th October 2013 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
More than 500 South African school children attended Jungle Theatre Company performances. In the video above, the author Read more »
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permi
8th October 2013 by
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permit (“Scientific”) Whaling Under Read more »
6 Russian western gray whale field updates you may have missed
7th October 2013 by Anna Fillipova
[View the story "6 Russian western gray whale posts you may have missed" on Storify] Read more »
American voters support nationwide ban of big cat private ownership
7th October 2013 by
In the wake of yet another mauling at a private roadside zoo, dangerous incidents involving big cats continue to rise across Read more »
At the Humane Society of Cozumel, IFAW is working to promote sterilization and a
4th October 2013 by Azzedine Downes
On World Animal Day, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate dogs and cats, the two most universal species who live Read more »
World Animal Day milestone as European Commission endorses Animal Action Educati
4th October 2013 by James Pirnay
For all of us in IFAW, October 4th, World Animal Day, is always a special day. On this day, animals are celebrated through Read more »
ARCHIVE Photo © IFAW
4th October 2013 by
On World Animal Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released the Chinese version of the new application Read more »

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"IFAW column: International whaling" read IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes' article in Wildlife Extra here.

"Japanese Whaling Program Under Scrutiny Again After Country Announces Plans To Resume Hunt" IFAW's Patrick Ramage is quoted in this Huffington Post/Associated Press story

The Christian Science Monitor: "Despite severe poaching, hopeful signs on World Elephant Day" - read more

Vice News: "New York Passes Bill That Could Limit Selfies With Tigers" - See the original article

 

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