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Balinese kindergartners after an animal welfare education session. c. 2012 IFAW
6th March 2012 Hanna Lentz
On February 16th, The Jakarta Post published the article “Bali lowers rabies alert level: Good news or bad?”- Read more »
Spotlight Australia: Let's have a sane and calm debate on whaling
6th March 2012 Isabel McCrea
This is an yet unpublished letter to the editor of Australia’s The Age in response to the March 2nd opinion written by Read more »
This particular ivory burning was done during the first African Elephant Law Enf
5th March 2012 James Isiche
Recently, I had the privilege of representing the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the launch of the “ Read more »
Spotlight Middle East: A Tiger in your Tank
5th March 2012 Azzedine Downes
VIDEO: An Esso spot from the 1960s... Exxon, or Esso as it was known in those days (and still is in some parts of the world Read more »
Cameroon tragedy: elephant battles without end
5th March 2012 Andreas Dinkelmeyer
My colleague, Celine Sissler, has just returned from Cameroon, where since January over 300 elephants have fallen to Read more »
Cameroon elephant tragedy: The war is declared in Bouba Njida
5th March 2012 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Bouba Njida, March 5, 2012 - It is 9:10 a.m. and we're all packed. As we have been banned from flying over the park by Read more »
Elephants of Bouba Njida, I will never forget you
4th March 2012 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Bouba Njida (March 3rd and 4th, 2012) - I don't know exactly what I feel, I can't find the words. They might not Read more »
An asiatic black bear. c. IFAW
1st March 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
In December 1996, I witnessed eight Asiatic black bears walk to freedom at the first bear sanctuary China had ever seen, set Read more »
Spotlight Germany: Which crocodile is hidden in a ladies shoe?
1st March 2012 Robert Kless
To find an answer to this interesting question I had an appointment today at the zoological museum of Hamburg university. It 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 »
7th March 2007
In making the announcement, South Africa’s Minister of Environment and Tourism, Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, said that his department would commit an initial five million rand ($675,000 or 514,000 Euros) to explore science-based options for the Read more »
28th February 2007
"IFAW will continue to oppose the Government of Japan's whaling activities in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary and its international efforts to expand commercial whaling, but our thoughts and prayers at this time are also with Kazutaka Makita, the cre Read more »
28th February 2007
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) said the announcement today by the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, that his department would commit an initial R5-million to an elephant research projec Read more »
28th February 2007
"IFAW will continue to oppose the Government of Japan's whaling activities in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary and its international efforts to expand commercial whaling, but our thoughts and prayers at this time are also with Kazutaka Makita, the cre Read more »
26th February 2007
The ivory targeted for sampling, representative of approximately 3,000- 6,500 elephants, was confiscated in Singapore. By current estimations of customs authorities, a mere 10% of contraband products (guns, drugs, etc.) are intercepted. Presently, Read more »
26th February 2007
This decision follows the German Parliament’s October 19 motion calling for a national ban on seal products until an EU-wide ban is passed. As there is no immediate response on the EU-level, Mr. Seehofer will move forward with the German nat Read more »
26th February 2007
The elephants—which were hand-raised at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC)—were transported 450 kilometers from India’s Kaziranga National Park to Manas National Park. In Manas the elephants will Read more »
23rd February 2007
Japan’s government-sponsored whaling fleet is currently in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary, where it is hunting a self allocated quota of more than 900 whales. The Southern Ocean Sanctuary is a marine preserve established in 1994 to protect wha Read more »
21st February 2007
Entitled “Ivory Wars: The Last Stand in Zakouma,” the piece highlights the story of one mother elephant tagged “Annie” and her travels through and outside of Zakouma NP, in search of food and water sources. Annie was radio-c 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 »
One of the younger volunteers at the spay and neuter clinic in Cozumel.
25th October 2012 by Erika Flores
The International Fund for Animal Welfare works closely with communities to understand their needs and develop tailored Read more »
EU Parliament calls on Japan to stop whaling or risk harpooning trade talks
25th October 2012 by
The European Parliament today called for an end to Japanese so-called ‘scientific whaling’ as part of a Read more »
The “Prevention of illegal cross-border transport of hazardous waste and other c
24th October 2012 by Adrian Hiel
Some of these new friends are long-standing institutions like INTERPOL’s Environmental Crime Programme or the Kenyan Read more »
Kids look on as the Jungle Theatre Co. performs “A Dogs Life”.
24th October 2012 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
In Northern Sotho, the word Bosasa means “the future” and in this instance, it also happens to be the name of a Read more »
The author talking with Dubai's TV ONE about the crisis facing the world's shark
23rd October 2012 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Recently, I participated in the Shark Conservation in Arabia Workshop in Dubai, held in collaboration with the UAE Ministry Read more »
Recently, representatives from INTERPOL and other major NGOs joined together in
23rd October 2012 by Kelvin Alie
Representatives from Washington D.C.-based non-governmental organizations gathered at the International Fund for Animal Read more »
The Canadian Senate may recommend a massive cull of grey seals.
23rd October 2012 by Sheryl Fink
In October 2011, the Senate Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans was asked to undertake a study on the Management of Read more »
Animal Action Week winners with Queen guitarist Brian May, IFAW UK Director Robb
23rd October 2012 by Robbie Marsland
There is always a certain amount of stress and pressure as the International Fund for Animal Welfare UK office finalises Read more »
IFAW: Grey seal cull not supported by science
23rd October 2012 by
The Canadian Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans today released a report recommending a mass cull of 70,000 grey seals 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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