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11th July 2011 Patrick Ramage
I hugged the rubber bucket tight and sat heaving into it as violent gusts of wind and whipped-up waves engulfed the foredeck Read more »
11th July 2011 Elena Zharkova
A few days after arriving to Piltun, the weather conditions were favorable to start our work and four of us went out on the Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare Russia director Masha Vorontsova speaks about IFAW campaign efforts to protect the Read more »
6th July 2011 Kara Mahoney
One of the rules of the boat for the day was no screaming, well that rule went right out when the dolphins were swimming all Read more »
6th July 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
“Buying this piece is a good investment”, a sales woman unlocked a cabinet to take out a ball with multiple Read more »
27th June 2011 Michael Booth
UPDATE: 9.26.11 After two months of good and steady information, the satellite tracking info started showing that Jason Read more »
23rd June 2011 Vivek Menon
“Welcome to this game of chess, Vivek” he said “a game that you can lose at any time, a game that you may Read more »
I was recently quoted in a United Arab Emirates online called The National on the topic of illegal wildlife trade activities Read more »
15th June 2011 Elena Zharkova
I wish you could hear what’s going on during their feeding – they know nothing about good manners. Their muzzles Read more »
23rd April 2014
BAWA videographer Adithio Noviello produced an outstanding video “From the Trash Dump to Place of Honour,”, Watch Video »
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 »
21st April 2005
“We applaud the Arkansas legislators who voted to pass this bill and particularly House Representative Phillip Jackson who originally introduced it, for their wisdom and foresight in protecting the public by prohibiting people from owning da Read more »
21st April 2005
The government sanctioned commercial hunt for seal pups opened in the Gulf of St Lawrence on 29 March 2005 and closed on 2 April 2005 resulting in the deaths of approximately 100,000 seal pups. On 15 April the hunt then moved on to the “Fron Read more »
14th April 2005
An IFAW team yesterday freely gained access to the still-under-construction gorilla enclosure at the Pretoria Zoo and was able to view and photograph the young animals. “In our opinion the gorillas are in fact already on public display witnes Read more »
12th April 2005
Saba Douglas-Hamilton watched as IFAW cut the Memorial Tusk into pieces with an angle grinder in Trafalgar Square. The resulting showers of sparks and plumes of ivory dust proved a graphic reminder of the deadly and destructive nature of the ivory Read more »
11th April 2005
Arjinshan is one of the primary ranges of Tibetan antelopes in the world and it has been threatened by livestock farming activities since the end of last century. In recent years, farmers gradually relocated themselves to lower altitudes out of th Read more »
30th March 2005
Shell announced today that they will move the pipeline 20 kilometers to the south, away from the main feeding area of the critically endangered Western Gray Whale. A coalition of environmental organizations from around the world has been demanding th Read more »
30th March 2005
Shell announced today that they will move the pipeline 20 kilometers to the south, away from the main feeding area of the critically endangered Western Gray Whale. A coalition of environmental organizations from around the world has been demanding Read more »
30th March 2005
Shell announced today that they will move the pipeline 20 kilometers to the south, away from the main feeding area of the critically endangered Western Gray Whale. A coalition of environmental organizations from around the world has been demanding Read more »
29th March 2005
“Many people mistakenly think Canada stopped hunting baby seals decades ago,” said Fred O’Regan, IFAW’s president and CEO. “But the size of Canada’s modern, commercial hunt is bigger now than it has been in 50 ye 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 »
World of Animals Issue 18
World of Animals Issue 18 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 »
Elephant Ivory Stockpile Sales Help Create a Deadly New Currency in China
4th June 2012 by
 In a world of economic uncertainty, elephant ivory has become a new investment vehicle in China, which coincides with Read more »
Making a Killing - A 2011 Survey of Ivory Markets in China
2nd June 2012 by
An unprecedented surge in ivory seizures occurred in 2011. Media reported that 5,259 elephant tusks were seized worldwide Read more »
1st June 2012 by Fred O'Regan
CEO Fred O’Regan, Siobhan Magnus and other IFAW staff discuss the 2012 Animal Action Awards. There are three things I Read more »
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1st June 2012 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- www.ifaw.org) announced today an emergency grant to help cover medicine and Read more »
Two of the feral pups with one of the owned dogs where they live.
31st May 2012 by Janice Hannah
The Northern Dogs team retraced our steps back to the first community again today so that Jessica and Karen could go into Read more »
To be effective, global animal welfare standards need national enforcement
31st May 2012 by Cynthia Milburn
The expansion of global communications and travel makes us much more aware of the plight of animals around the world. Global Read more »
30th May 2012 by Fred O'Regan
I have travelled to nearly all of the International Fund for Animal Welfare projects around the world, and have always been Read more »
Stef getting to know one of the locals on her street walk.
29th May 2012 by Janice Hannah
As part of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Northern Dogs Project, a team of veterinarians, vet technicians Read more »
Through through the spring  I was able twice to travel by train to the International Fund for Animal Welfare bear 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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