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In this file photo, German tourists ride on top of an elephant that will carry t
15th January 2016 Rikkert Reijnen
You want to ride on the back of an elephant in Thailand or India? Cuddle a tiger cub in South Africa? Or eat a whale steak Read more »
Valeria Ruoppolo (IFAW), Fiona Ryan (Melbourne Zoo) and Nicola Rae (Lort Smith A
15th January 2016 Dr. Valeria Ruoppolo
The bushfires over Christmas in southwest Victoria, Australia destroyed numerous homes and huge areas of Eucalyptus (gum) Read more »
Muchichili in the LEN boma.
14th January 2016 Rachael Murton
A team from the Zambia Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) drove down to Lower Zambezi to rescue an abandoned and orphaned Read more »
On the same day that the Tennessee law went into effect, the FBI began collectin
13th January 2016 Carson Barylak
On January 1, a Tennessee law went into effect that will establish a public registry for people convicted of animal cruelty Read more »
An orphaned female tiger cub found in the Russian Far East is currently being kept at the Center for Rehabilitation and Read more »
The dolphins were seen in shallow water, swimming inside the yacht club piers, w
12th January 2016 CT Harry
After being called to help two common dolphins on the island of Nantucket last Thursday, IFAW’s Marine Mammal Rescue Read more »
Lions close out 2015 with a victory lap
11th January 2016 Erica Martin
    I was working with colleagues in the IFAW office in Sydney just before the holidays when I got the Read more »
Indian bears “walked” to ready for release
8th January 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Currently, there are six bears at the acclimatization site at the Pakke Tiger Reserve in the northeastern state of Read more »
Opportunity abounds to help, protect, and support the welfare of animals around
6th January 2016 Azzedine Downes
Opportunity abounds to help, protect, and support the welfare of animals around the world. While 2015 was an extremely Read more »
7th September 2012
As we wind down our supporting efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, I had a chance to talk about our work in detail Watch Video »
5th September 2012
Last night we stopped in Greenville, Alabama to rest for the night.   We took the dogs out of our wonderful 36-foot Watch Video »
6th September 2012
I write this on my last day in Amboseli National Park, in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro. It has been a spectacular journey Watch Video »
4th September 2012
In this brief video update, International Fund for Animal Welfare Animal Rescue Program Officer Jennifer Gardner and others Watch Video »
15th August 2012
If you wanted to ask an elephant a question, how would you go about it? One way would be to record an elephant’s call Watch Video »
26th July 2012
I had the privilege of spending a week working with the Sarasota Dolphin Research Project in Sarasota, Florida last week. Watch Video »
31st July 2012
When the rains came after the 2009 drought in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, the vegetation grew and the elephant Watch Video »
27th July 2012
My fascination with elephants goes back as far as I can remember. To become a research associate studying Amboseli’s Watch Video »
17th July 2012
It’s time for our cubs to abandon the little lair-homes that served as their shelters during the initial months of Watch Video »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9th April 2014
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes. “The Belgian government is putting wildlife traffickers on Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph
9th April 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (I Read more »
Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty
8th April 2014
The South African Government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented international efforts to crack down on illicit trade and poaching of wildlife such as rhinoceroses, IFAW said today. Jason Bel Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
3rd April 2014
As Singapore said today it had intercepted a tonne of smuggled ivory – the second large scale seizure by the island state in three months – the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) called for improved internat Read more »
Press Statement
3rd April 2014
Today’s announcement that the pilot badger cull will go ahead in Gloucestershire and Somerset once again this year was condemned by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Eminent scientists and wildlife experts as well as many charities Read more »
President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trad
2nd April 2014
United States President Barack Obama has announced a raft of measures against Iceland over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in their meat. The US Government had announced on February 6 that it was invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifi Read more »
World Court: Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is illegal and must end
31st March 2014
(The Hague, Netherlands – 31 March 2014) – Delivering its judgment on Australia’s case against Japan, which saw evidence presented during a three-week hearing last June, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) today found that Japa Read more »
IFAW responds to new West Virginia law prohibiting private ownership of wild ani
25th March 2014
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has signed the Dangerous Wild Animal Act into law.  The bill (HB 4393), prohibiting private ownership of dangerous wild animals, was sponsored by Delegate Randy Swartzmiller (D-1). The new law includes a r Read more »
Expectant elephant speared in Amboseli
21st March 2014
In what may be one of the saddest incidences of poaching in recent times, an expectant elephant has been speared to death within the Amboseli ecosystem. The incident happened on Thursday around 3 p.m. within Oltiani area. Reports indicate that a herd Read more »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Committee II Summary Table: Comments and Recommendations
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pangolin Fact Sheet
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Southern White Rhino - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
World of Animals Issue 25
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
Campaign visual for #voteappendixi
by rbartlett
People throughout the world are demanding that CITES CoP17 protects all African elephants. This visual can be shared througho Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Elephants - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Annual Report 2015
by rbartlett
Annual Report 2015 Read more »
Wildlife trade victims transported to Kasungu to prep for release to wild
15th March 2016 by Amanda Harewood
International Fund for Animal Welfare partner Lilongwe Wildlife Trust (LWT) has transported a troop of 18 vervet monkeys, Read more »
Malawi – Funding Enables Massive Strike Back against Illegal Wildlife Trade
15th March 2016 by adintino
The fight to win the war on wildlife crime in Southern Africa has been given a massive boost in Malawi thanks to an Read more »
14th March 2016 by Joaquin de la Torre
Blacky was found in the street searching for food by a local rescuer. The woman who found him had experience rescuing dogs Read more »
Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity
14th March 2016 by adintino
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers tasked with tackling wildlife trafficking begins Read more »
Malawi Burns 2.6 Tonnes of Ivory
14th March 2016 by adintino
Malawi burned 2.6 tonnes of illicit ivory this morning. The ivory, comprising 781 elephant tusks, had been seized from ivory Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
14th March 2016 by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
14th March 2016 by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural Read more »
Exotic pet ownership, trade must stop in Middle East
11th March 2016 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Recently, social media erupted when someone captured on video a tiger roaming the streets of Doha, the capital of Qatar. @ Read more »
IFAW brings together unlikely suspects to fight wildlife crime
11th March 2016 by adintino
As part of its tenBoma initiative, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) sponsored a Congressional Forum to Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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