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19th March 2013 James Isiche
Take a moment to watch this video on the recent elephant collaring in Amboseli and learn more of IFAW’s partnership Read more »
Tiger T8 taking a stroll around his forest. c. 2013 Jose Louies IFAW/WTI
18th March 2013 James Kinney
The International Fund for Animal Welfare provides training, equipment and insurance to rangers and forest staff who work on Read more »
18th March 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
I was completely shocked to hear that 86 elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory Read more »
A whitecoat pup.
15th March 2013 Anna Fillipova
Today, we had our second flight to search for seals. For three days all of us have been wondering where the seals are and Read more »
15th March 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
In order to support the Congolese authorities in their efforts to reinforce the protection of the forest elephants that Read more »
Ice, but no seals.
14th March 2013 Anna Fillipova
Many years ago, Masha Vorontsova, from the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Russia office, suggested to Oleg Read more »
Stealing dogs for the dog meat trade has become an organized crime.
14th March 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
On March 2nd, a truck loaded with 900 dogs destined for slaughter was stopped by animal welfare supporters in Chong Qing Read more »
14th March 2013 Peter Pueschel
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes offers some thoughts from the floor of the CITES CoP 16 meeting in Bangkok, Read more »
Project Web was launched following prior investigations by IFAW that found ivory
13th March 2013 Azzedine Downes
On March 7, at the 16th meeting of the Parties of CITES in Bangkok, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and INTERPOL 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 »
30th October 2009
The elephants were confiscated in April 2009 after an inspection by the Zimbabwe National Society for the Protection of Cruelty against Animals (ZNSPCA) found cruel and torturous methods were being used to “tame and train” them for the el Read more »
20th October 2009
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) is calling for urgent action to protect elephants. It urges the European Union and all CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) Parties to stop supporting on Read more »
16th October 2009
“On May 8, 2009, Sec. Salazar said that he and President Obama were fully committed to protecting polar bears, and that we must do everything we can to eliminate all threats to the species,” said Jeff Flocken, IFAW Washington, D.C. Office Read more »
2nd October 2009
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), called on the Icelandic government to heed the international criticism and support responsible whale watching as a humane and profitable alternative to the cruelty of whaling. The joint demarche, a f Read more »
30th September 2009
IFAW received a request for assistance this morning from the Philippines-based Animal Welfare Coalition which is working in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture. The rescue team is out the door and will be arriving in the city within the ne Read more »
9th September 2009
Residents with dogs over one foot in height or with those which are considered to be “dangerous breeds” are being asked to kill their own dogs by September 10th. If these animals are not killed, police will then form dog-beating squads, c Read more »
7th September 2009
In 2008, the United States listed the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. This ended the importation to the United States of trophies of polar bears killed by American sport hunters. Although hunters from other countr Read more »
17th August 2009
IFAW is responding to a cry for help by local groups currently working to save animals affected by the storm. Reports indicate that at least 10 animal shelters were damaged, leaving more than 1,000 dogs trapped by floods and more than 100 dogs drowne Read more »
27th July 2009
“There is a wonderful sense of accomplishment today after years of hard work,” said Lesley O’Donnell, Director of IFAW EU. “Already this year we’ve seen how the prospect of the ban dampened the seal hunt and saved the li 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 »
5 reasons to think before you leap into an exotic pet purchase
9th August 2013 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Keeping wild animals as pets is an ongoing issue in the Middle East and North Africa (like other regions around the world); Read more »
A beluga whale photographed in its natural habitat during IFAW funded annual res
9th August 2013 by Adrian Hiel
My colleague Patrick Ramage has already shared the good news that 18 beluga whales will not be forced to spend the rest of Read more »
Ivory Kingpin Arrested
9th August 2013 by
In a rare glimmer of good news in the ongoing battle to save elephants and rhinos from organised crime one of West Africa Read more »
Borya is playing in the water.
8th August 2013 by Gail A’Brunzo
This post was filed by International Fund for Animal Welfare campaigner in Russia Mila Danilova. - GA In early July, the Read more »
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8th August 2013 by
During a two day workshop led by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in partnership with Veterinarians Without Read more »
Good News for Beluga Whales SLIDESHOW + VIDEO
7th August 2013 by Patrick Ramage
The slideshow above contains five images of beluga whales in their natural habitat. These photos were taken by Bettina van Read more »
© Alex Hofford
7th August 2013 by
Today’s seizure of a reported 1,120 ivory tusks in Hong Kong brings to over three tons the amount of illegal elephant Read more »
Protesters ask ‘What’s the Point?’ of fin whaling.
6th August 2013 by Sigursteinn Masson
It was a bright sunny day in Whalefjord, south west Iceland. Around 20 curious Icelanders were already there, some with Read more »
It is estimated that up to 100 million sharks are killed each year for their fin
5th August 2013 by Vanessa Mignon
Everything about them fascinates me – their elegance, their streamlined design perfected over millennia, their raw 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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