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28th October 2011 Sheryl Fink
Back in January of this year, Canada’s then-Fisheries Minister Gail Shea announced to great fanfare and media Read more »
28th October 2011 Jeffrey Flocken
In today’s USA Today, science reporter Dan Vergano offers a look at the current decline of big cat populations— Read more »
Australia's Ocean Protector - Source: smh.com.au
27th October 2011 Matt Collis
I love this time of year in Sydney – its beaches, festivals and parties are beginning to warm up and for us whale Read more »
Newborn Asian elephant calf discovered in China
26th October 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
I was happy to see this picture of a newborn Asian elephant in the Pu’er prefecture, where the International Fund for Read more »
25th October 2011 Matt Collis
The water is so clear it’s like looking through air, colourful coral reefs are so vivid you need sunglasses and Read more »
25th October 2011 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Boris Culik’s exhaustive research and careful editing have delivered a worthy addition to our baseline knowledge of Read more »
25th October 2011 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
With the support of the Abu Dhabi Police, IFAW’s Middle East North Africa office and the Emirates Dog Breeders Read more »
24th October 2011 Sheryl Fink
The International Fund for Animal Welfare was recently invited to a stakeholder meeting in Namibia, organized by the Read more »
24th October 2011 Elizabeth Wamba
As human population grows, pressure has been mounting on areas that are ‘unoccupied’; some of which are wildlife 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 »
12th April 2006
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has already demonstrated their inability to manage this hunt this year, with the Gulf of St. Lawrence component going almost 20 percent over the quota set by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). Ther Read more »
28th March 2006
Tibetan antelope, also called chiru, inhabit the high plateaus of western China. A century ago, more than one million Tibetan antelope roamed China and India. Today, the population has dropped below 75,000 due to the demand for its fur, which is u Read more »
27th March 2006
Meeting in London this week the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), a regulatory body of the International Marine Organisation (IMO), approved a 1,500 kilometre long, 35 to 135 nautical miles wide length of coastline, a “Special Are Read more »
24th March 2006
“There is almost no ice out here,” IFAW’s Canada director Olivier Bonnet said today, after flying over the region to assess the situation. “There are also very few seals to be seen this year. Everyone is asking, where are th Read more »
24th March 2006
Canada has allowed nearly a million seals to be killed over the past three years, the largest hunt of marine mammals in the world. This year’s government quota is 325,000 seals, one of the highest since the hunt began. Canada’s seal hu Read more »
16th March 2006
Dear Premier Williams,Thank you for your reply to my letter of March 7th, which sought to correct various inaccurate comments you made regarding the International Fund for Animal Welfare during your appearance on Larry King Live on CNN March 3rd. Read more »
15th March 2006
The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Minister Loyola Hearn released a one-year Total Allowable Catch (TAC) that allows 325,000 seals to be killed this year. “Unbelievable; with all of the risks already facing the harp seal p Read more »
10th March 2006
The man’s death – the second of an elephant handler/trainer in South Africa in less than eight months – reportedly occurred when the elephant attacked him while he was trying to herd it back to a main group of animals. IFAW (Inter Read more »
8th March 2006
Dear Premier Williams, Important issues surrounding Canada’s annual commercial seal hunt merit your urgent attention. They also deserve a commitment to honesty and respect for the facts that were not in evidence during your appearance o 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 »
26th July 2012 by Katie Moore
I had the privilege of spending a week working with the Sarasota Dolphin Research Project in Sarasota, Florida last week. Read more »
Killing with Keystrokes 2.0: IFAW's investigation into the European online ivory
26th July 2012 by
Killing with Keystrokes 2.0: IFAW's investigation into the European online ivory trade surveyed websites in the UK, Read more »
Riekkert Reijnen, Dutch Campaign Officer for IFAW Netherlands hands the Dutch Se
25th July 2012 by Rikkert Reijnen
Elephant poaching and illegal trade are at their highest levels in decades. In the recent parliamentary meeting, the Dutch Read more »
The lucky stray who was brought to the IFAW clinic in South Africa.
24th July 2012 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Driving on the highway on my way to the International Fund for Animal Welfare Dog & Cat Project, Mdzananda Animal Clinic Read more »
Acclimatizing to humans in their pen.
23rd July 2012 by Janice Hannah
All the dogs and cats that we brought down quickly went on to find their new homes.  Calpyso, Scar, Buddy, Bridget, Read more »
This year’s Zanzibar Humpback Whale Research Team (missing: Jessica and Khamis K
23rd July 2012 by Per Berggren
These posts are occassionally filed by members of the Zanzibar Humpack Whale Research team led by Dr. Per Berggen. This Read more »
Song of the Whale research report, USA to Iceland, July, 2013
23rd July 2012 by
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left Boston bound for Iceland at the beginning of July. The route skirted Read more »
Spotlight Mexico: OSO a small sized dog with a great heart
20th July 2012 by Erika Flores
Some of my days are so exciting that I wish I could have my thoughts written at the same time things happen to me! This is Read more »
600 kilos of Ivory Seized – Is Kenya Culpable in Illegal Ivory Trade?
20th July 2012 by
– In a span of days, more than half a tonne of ivory has been seized by customs officials in two Asian countries. Last 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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