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24th May 2012 Michael Booth
Yes, it’s happening again. A few weeks ago, the delicate state of peace in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was Read more »
Through foresight and communication, we can work together to rid the world of ra
24th May 2012 Cynthia Milburn
The International Fund for Animal Welfare welcomed the announcement by the World Organisation for Animal Health, the OIE, Read more »
The cover of the Bob Hayes book "Wolves of the Yukon".
23rd May 2012 Robert Kless
It was no everyday place for a meeting: under spotlights stood bear, bison, red deer and wolf. The chairs were set out Read more »
A day in your life – actually… a day for wildlife
22nd May 2012 Peter Pueschel
A thought came to me while I was powering up my PC this morning: This is just another day in your life. That may be so, but Read more »
Spotlight Amboseli: Elephant social relationships – both long and short terms ma
22nd May 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Some of the readers of this blog have commented on my evident enjoyment of my job. I’m glad it’s so obvious, and Read more »
Teaching a new, receptive generation the value of protecting wildlife
21st May 2012 Rikkert Reijnen
I love it when my six year old daughter sings this child’s song about a baby elephant in the forest holding on to its Read more »
Partnership with Dubai Customs: A local collaboration preventing wildlife crime
21st May 2012 Maha Oda
This week, Dubai Customs and International Fund for Animal Welfare in Dubai signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The Read more »
Continuing hope for worthy global animal welfare standards at Paris OIE meeting
21st May 2012 Cynthia Milburn
We frequently receive correspondence from International Fund for Animal Welfare supporters when they travel oversees and are Read more »
IFAW-WTI veterinarian Dr. Abhijit Bhawal places a radio collar on a sedated Asia
20th May 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
Usually radio-collaring Asiatic black bears involves travelling to the forest site in a vehicle and a few hours journey on 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 »
10th April 2007
New U.S. poll results on attitudes toward whaling show the vast majority of the American public opposes commercial whaling and supports greater protection for whales, while polling data from Japan shows that a sizeable majority of the Japanese pub Read more »
6th April 2007
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) today announced that the last opportunity to move the gorillas during optimal weather conditions – essential for the welfare of the animals – had passed. The next opportu Read more »
4th April 2007
Dubai is a major regional and global travel and commercial hub that offers IFAW the opportunity to reach a large and diverse audience with its awareness building and educational programs. Further, the U.A.E.’s regional and global leadership Read more »
2nd April 2007
The team traveled by plane and helicopter and observed a single sealing vessel as it began hunting seals on the opening day of the Gulf hunt. As expected, sealers were shooting at seals on small ice pans from their boat. “What we saw today w Read more »
2nd April 2007
Canada has allowed over one million seals to be killed in the past three years. With this year’s commercial total allowable catch limit set at 270,000 seals, this becomes the fourth consecutive year in which the government allocation has exc Read more »
30th March 2007
China's 1993 ban on domestic trade of tiger bones has been essential in contributing to preventing the extinction of wild tigers by curbing demand in what historically has been the world’s largest consumer market for tiger parts and products Read more »
29th March 2007
In recent years, the government has set the yearly TAC around 300,000 animals, a number well above the sustainable levels estimated by its own scientists. This year, despite poor ice conditions that could result in 100% natural seal pup mortality, Read more »
29th March 2007
Even the death of thousands of newborn pups in the Gulf of Saint-Laurent due to global warming has not prompted the Canadian authorities to cancel the hunt as recommended by the experts. In this particular respect, Canada's attitude can be qualifi Read more »
27th March 2007
“The conditions this year are disastrous. I’ve surveyed this region for six years and I haven’t seen anything like this.“ said Sheryl Fink, a senior researcher with IFAW.  “There is wide open water and almost no s 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 »
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11th February 2013 by Azzedine Downes
I have just returned from a week-long trip to Beijing where International Fund for Animal Welfare staff met with government Read more »
Global warming is wreaking havoc on polar bears.
8th February 2013 by Jeffrey Flocken
A new report published in the journal Conservation Letters reveals that anthropogenic global warming is wreaking havoc on Read more »
Multi-generational interactions are critical to elephant survial
6th February 2013 by Vicki Fishlock
Many of you will have noticed increasing global media attention on the crisis facing African elephants. The ivory trade is Read more »
A disagreement with the European Commission’s view on polar bears
6th February 2013 by Adrian Hiel
Last night a debate was held in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the upcoming CITES and the EU’s positions Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
6th February 2013 by
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 »
Download IFAW's new economic report on Japanese scientific whaling.
5th February 2013 by Patrick Ramage
Read the report above, using the Issuu.com reader, click EXPAND to enter full screen mode. Two decades ago this year I Read more »
CNN video report: illegal ivory trade linked to organized crime, military confli
5th February 2013 by Azzedine Downes
This informative report from Christiane Amanpour at CNN aired while I was in Beijing, China for a week of strategy meetings Read more »
Japanese Whaling Photos and Video for Press
5th February 2013 by
Preview images here:   Open publication - Free publishing - More economy   High resolution hand-out images Read more »
New research reveals true cost of Japanese whaling
5th February 2013 by
In a report published today, The Economics of Japanese Whaling, IFAW shows how the Japanese government even diverted tsunami 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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