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7th March 2014 J.C. Bouvier
Are you an animal photo hound? Do you love to browse family, friends and network photos of people's pets and wildlife? Read more »
Attempts to manage wildlife trade are often sabotaged by corruption and greed
7th March 2014 Azzedine Downes
The International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, proclaimed its Read more »
Prominent Chinese citizens call on lawmakers to "Save China's Image, End the Ivo
7th March 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
We know that the government plays a crucial role in changing Chinese attitudes about ivory consumption. Not only must Read more »
Mass dog and cat sterilisation project kicks off in Cape Town, South Africa
6th March 2014 Marcelle van Zyl
In a country where animal welfare services are entirely dependent on public donations and good will, Cape Town is the first Read more »
L’équipe de sauvetage des mammifères marins sauve 4 dauphins communs échoués
6th March 2014 Brian Sharp
Five common dolphins stranded in Provincetown Harbor’s flats this morning, and four were transported to nearby Read more »
How do you know when to rescue an orphaned Russian bear cub?
What makes an orphan? When dealing with wild animals, it is hard to tell. If you stumble upon a young animal in the wild, Read more »
100 years after sealing disaster, Canadian government still gambling with safety
5th March 2014 Sheryl Fink
This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914, when 251 Canadian sealers died Read more »
When it comes to poaching, hate the crime, not the criminal
4th March 2014 Azzedine Downes
All poachers are not inherently evil. We know that in impoverished countries killing animals for their parts is often done Read more »
Have we forgotten to look at things from our dogs’ perspective?
4th March 2014 Janice Hannah
Sometimes I wonder how much we understand about dogs.  Our own dogs, dogs in the park, dogs on the street in Read more »
1st June 2012
CEO Fred O’Regan, Siobhan Magnus and other IFAW staff discuss the 2012 Animal Action Awards. There are three things I Watch Video »
28th May 2012
Through through the spring  I was able twice to travel by train to the International Fund for Animal Welfare bear Watch Video »
24th May 2012
Yes, it’s happening again. A few weeks ago, the delicate state of peace in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was Watch Video »
30th May 2012
I have travelled to nearly all of the International Fund for Animal Welfare projects around the world, and have always been Watch Video »
30th April 2012
In this video interview, International Fund for Animal Welfare, James Isiche Director, Eastern Africa, gives a terrific Watch Video »
No More Mr Nice Guy, as Kenya Courts  Send Ivory Trafficker to Jail
23rd August 2013
Times were when, in response to a perfunctory admission of guilt, ivory traffickers would receive an equally perfunctory slap on the wrist or fine from Kenya’s courts. So yesterday’s handing down of a two year and seven month jail sentenc Read more »
Time to Legally Scupper “Ship of Shame”
22nd August 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has called the planned shipment of live animals to Mauritius from South Africa a “modern day disgrace”. “IFAW supports the efforts of organisations such as the Na Read more »
Ivory Kingpin Arrested
9th August 2013
In a rare glimmer of good news in the ongoing battle to save elephants and rhinos from organised crime one of West Africa's major kingpins has been arrested said Togo's environment minister. According to media reports the trafficker, Emile N Read more »
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8th August 2013
During a two day workshop led by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in partnership with Veterinarians Without Borders-Canada (VWB) and the Municipality of Puerto Natales, over 20 individuals representing local sectors including the muni Read more »
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7th August 2013
Today’s seizure of a reported 1,120 ivory tusks in Hong Kong brings to over three tons the amount of illegal elephant ivory, known to have been seized by Chinese authorities since January. This morning’s seizure was the second in one mont Read more »
IFAW Gains Senate Support for the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act
30th July 2013
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) today introduced (S.1381) the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act. Initiated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and supported by a coalition of animal welfare groups, the bill aims at ba Read more »
Czech Republic makes EU’s Largest Ever Seizure of Rhino Horn
24th July 2013
Yesterday’s seizure by the Czech Republic of 24 White rhino horns and the arrest of 16 suspects in connection with wildlife trafficking, is the European Union’s largest yet and ample proof that proposals by South Africa to begin a legal t Read more »
Hope for elephants  as more Chinese feel remorse for ivory purchases
24th July 2013
A recent evaluation of an advertising campaign by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to reduce ivory demand in China shows that the campaign is paying dividends with 68% of the respondents said that they would definitely not buy ivory i Read more »
IFAW Responds To Etsy’s New Wildlife Policy
23rd July 2013
STATEMENT From: Jeff Flocken, IFAW North America Director Congratulations to Etsy for stepping up to the plate in prohibiting the sale of ivory and all other products made from endangered species.  By reconsidering its wildlife policies, Etsy jo Read more »
IFAW Tsavo Conservation Area Animal Spotting Guide Playing Card Set. Standard set of playing cards featuring animal photos fr Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2010 update
Canada’s commercial seal hunt remains an industry predominantly based on the skins of seals aged 3 weeks to 3 months of Read more »
Guardians Of The Wild
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) Guardians of the Wild Project helps protec Read more »
Rescuing and Treating the Street Dogs of Bali, Indonesia
At IFAW, we believe that no animal should suffer from an illness or injury that can be easily treated. Since 2002, IFAW has b Read more »
Reaching Out to Pets in Cape Town, South Africa
At IFAW, we believe that no animal should suffer from an illness or injury that can be easily treated. That’s why, when Read more »
Helping Pets in Johannesburg
In Johannesburg we have been delivering free veterinary treatment and pet care to 37 impoverished townships since 1992. Our m Read more »
Fighting to Protect Dogs and Cats in China
Owning a pet has only become popular in China in the past decade or so. But there is little understanding of how to look afte Read more »
Delivering Essential Veterinary Care to Dogs and Cats in Need
IFAW helps dogs and cats in very poor communities around the world. Working in towns and villages, by invitation of community Read more »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14th April 2014 by
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will Read more »
Shh…! Shipping set to become quieter. The outside of the International Maritime
11th April 2014 by Vassili Papastavrou
There is a chance that the oceans could soon become a quieter place for whales. The International Maritime Organization (IMO Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Saving endangered African wildlife by reducing illegal wildlife traff
11th April 2014 by Mike Cadman
One recent Friday afternoon volleys of shots reverberated through the hot Miombo woodlands of the vast Kafue National Park Read more »
Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen
11th April 2014 by
Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
10 Amboseli Group Ranch Community Scout recruits head out for training with Keny
10th April 2014 by Evan Mkala
Like a vehicle with a running engine and driver’s feet on the clutch and accelerator pedals, was the eagerness of the Read more »
Spotlight Mexico: Lola the dog and her pups find safe haven in foster care
10th April 2014 by Erika Flores
She was spotted in the parking lot of a big grocery store; big belly showed she was in a very advanced pregnancy state. We Read more »
Why South Africa should not legalize rhino horn
10th April 2014 by Jason Bell
All arguments in support of regulated trade in rhino horn are theoretical at best, with highly questionable predictions Read more »
Belgium’s elephant ivory crush will create ripples throughout Europe
9th April 2014 by Azzedine Downes
Worldwide momentum is building, with the Belgian government the latest to heed our call to destroy stockpiles of confiscated Read more »
The small herd of orphan elephants are scheduled to move To Manas National Park
9th April 2014 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
The countdown has started. The IFAW-WTI team is busy making last minute arrangements for the most memorable “Jumbo 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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