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Fires devastate the North, threatening canine safety.
5th August 2011 Janice Hannah
Northern fires. Lots of them and big ones. If you have been reading the paper or listening to the news, you will have heard Read more »
5th August 2011 Jeffrey Flocken
What would it be like if the lion population really did vanish completely? If you wanted to travel to the African plains and Read more »
4th August 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
A supporter nearly shouts over the phone receiver, ”All Jiangmen city dogs will be culled. Please help”! Appeals Read more »
2nd August 2011 Sheryl Fink
The data in DFO’s own report raises the question: If cod mortality does not track to grey seal numbers, how could a Read more »
1st August 2011 Satyen Sinha
However, never in my wildest dreams did I picture myself pushing a stuffed leopard through the corridors of the European Read more »
The isolated nature of Summer Beaver proves tricky.
1st August 2011 Janice Hannah
We left Cat Lake to head over to Summer Beaver, another fly in only community about an hour’s hop away. Logistics are Read more »
Largest ever US seizure of ivory takes place in Philadelphia.
28th July 2011 James Kinney
On 26 July 2011, several news outlets reported that Victor Gordon, a Philadelphia African art-store owner, was arrested by Read more »
25th July 2011 Michael Booth
UDPATE: 8.9.11 - On July 23-24, 2011, Six confiscated orphan Grauer's gorillas, aged 5-8 years old, were moved from a Read more »
22nd July 2011 Elena Zharkova
After the first working day, the weather turned bad, and continued with the fog and wind for a week. However, we had lots Read more »
7th April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
3rd March 2014
This morning the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made a wonderful announcement, that Belgium would be Watch Video »
28th February 2014
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track Watch Video »
25th February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
21st February 2014
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Watch Video »
21st February 2014
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she Watch Video »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
10th January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
22nd June 2005
On Tuesday, a bull elephant killed an elephant handler at the Knysna Elephant Park, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, reportedly while out on a morning excursion. IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.or Read more »
22nd June 2005
Japan has killed more than 8,000 whales under the guise of science since the commercial whaling ban. Earlier this year it announced plans to double its “scientific” whaling in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary around Antarctica and add enda Read more »
21st June 2005
“The whales won this one,” said Dr. Joth Singh, Director of Wildlife and Habitat for IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) from the 57th IWC annual meeting.  “We’re heartened that the pro-conservation majority at Read more »
20th June 2005
“Scientific whaling is more about whaling than science,” said Dr. Joth Singh, IFAW Director of Wildlife and Habitat. “Japan’s latest plan is commercial whaling in a pitiful disguise and an insult to modern science. There is Read more »
17th June 2005
This comprehensive guide, produced by WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation society and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare), explores the fascinating whale watch opportunities available in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Province of China a Read more »
15th June 2005
Kentucky’s regulation prohibits pet ownership of dangerous animals such as elephants, lions, bears, tigers, rhinos, leopards and certain primates. People who currently own these animals will be allowed to keep them as pets but are prohibited Read more »
14th June 2005
Japan threatens to break the 20-year moratorium on commercial whaling set up by the IWC. Senior Japanese official Yoshimasa Hayashi told AFP in Washington recently "We are running out of patience after waiting for 20 years," Media reports reveal t Read more »
14th June 2005
Japan threatens to break the 20-year moratorium on commercial whaling set up by the IWC. Senior Japanese official Yoshimasa Hayashi told AFP in Washington recently "We are running out of patience after waiting for 20 years," Media reports reveal t Read more »
9th June 2005
According to widespread media reports and government sources, Japan will shortly announce plans to double its “scientific” whaling in protected waters around Antarctica and to add two new protected species, fin and humpback whales, to Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Welfare of animals under veterinary care
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 17
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
Horn of Contention: A review of literature on the economics of trade in rhino ho
Poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has increased dramatically in recent years.  There is considerable debate within p Read more »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
IFAW research vessel to study endangered whales in U.S. waters
12th June 2012 by
IFAW’s, (the International Fund for Animal Welfare, www.ifaw.org) research vessel, The Song of the Whale is Read more »
12th June 2012 by
The Song of the Whale, IFAW’s research vessel, is designed to carry out noninvasive research to inform conservation, Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2011 update
12th June 2012 by
 Rather than providing any economic benefit, Canada’s commercial seal slaughter arguably represents a drain on Read more »
Spotlight South Africa: Despite a giraffe’s bad hair day, kids have fun while le
11th June 2012 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
My initial thoughts when I was planning a second outing to Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Center (GHWAC) for learners from Read more »
Thirty officers from Dubai Customs attended the three days workshop.
11th June 2012 by Maha Oda
On May 21st, 2012, Dubai Customs and the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s office in Dubai signed a memorandum Read more »
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At a time when whales face more threats than ever before, the conservation body set up to protect them is also in troubled Read more »
The class of Bhutanese rangers participating in wildlife trainings this month.
8th June 2012 by James Kinney
The following post was submitted by Jose Louies, who was one of the lead trainers for this session. The rains just Read more »
IFAW and the Republic of Congo fight ivory trafficking
8th June 2012 by
More than 30 senior staff from different governmental agencies in Congo (Brazzaville) honed their skills and increased their Read more »
The rainbow we saw over the clinic-space, almost on the day of the walk!
7th June 2012 by Janice Hannah
As long as I have been leading the Northern Dogs Project, I have always wanted to take a walk out the back of where we host 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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