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Holarctic Conference examines still-mysterious Russian gray whale population
1st October 2014 Anna Filippova
Active studies of the gray whale started exactly 20 years ago. At that time no one thought that we will be able to “ Read more »
Community work and staff training yield better animal welfare practices.
30th September 2014 Joaquin de la Torre
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. Working to improve the welfare of dogs and cats is a tireless effort Read more »
Tiger Day on its way to becoming a traditional event in Far East Russia
29th September 2014 Anna Filippova
This year, Tiger Day in the Russian Far East took place for the 15th time on September 28, 2014. I personally participated Read more »
On World Rabies Day, the choice to end rabies is yours and mine
28th September 2014 Hanna Lentz
Rabies is seriously scary. Occurring in more than 150 countries and territories, this fatal disease causes the death of tens Read more »
Animal Rescue team deploys as volcano Mayon threatens Philippines
26th September 2014 Jennifer Gardner
Volcanic eruptions are one of the most difficult types of disasters to prepare for, especially when they have a history Read more »
IFAW and local people rescue dog from sewer in Playa Del Carmen.
25th September 2014 Joaquin de la Torre
What a morning!! I was very lucky to witness and be part of an amazing rescue that involved the effort and team work of Read more »
The IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center is caring for six rescued elephant calves.
25th September 2014 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Torrential rains heralding the week also brought in yet another elephant calf to the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center in Read more »
Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre cares for West Australia’s wildlife.
25th September 2014 Josey Sharrad
Yesterday I was lucky enough to visit Kanyana, an amazing wildlife sanctuary and rehabilitation centre in the Perth Hills, Read more »
Supporting whale disentanglement and strandings team efforts in Tonga
25th September 2014 Brian Sharp
IFAW has had a long-standing involvement in supporting research on the humpback whale population of Oceania, and the Read more »
23rd July 2013
Earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) team deployed to the Republic of Congo as part Watch Video »
19th July 2013
On Wednesday, July 17th, we held a ceremony in one of the most spectacular places on earth, watched over by Mount Watch Video »
8th July 2013
Watch the video above where IFAW staff were able to return pets affected by the flooding in Germany to their Watch Video »
2nd July 2013
Watch this video about Nala's story from Pilots and Paws Canada.  I won’t easily forget when I received the Watch Video »
26th June 2013
The video above shows clips of Philippine authorities destroying their illegal ivory stockpiles. Footage c. IFAW/Alex Watch Video »
24th June 2013
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Watch Video »
19th June 2013
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Watch Video »
13th June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
6th June 2013
This week during a visit to Cozumel, Mexico, our team discovered a dog in desperate need of help. Covered in used motor oil Watch Video »
Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservati
29th April 2014
An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration’s proposed new rules to halt domestic ivory sales.  Signatories on the letter include high-profile individuals, including Leo Read more »
IFAW Condemns Demand to Reopen Whitecoat Hunt
25th April 2014
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted. According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Sole Read more »
Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict
23rd April 2014
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife mana Read more »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14th April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never com Read more »
Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen
11th April 2014
Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually rei Read more »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9th April 2014
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes. “The Belgian government is putting wildlife traffickers on Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph
9th April 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (I Read more »
Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty
8th April 2014
The South African Government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented international efforts to crack down on illicit trade and poaching of wildlife such as rhinoceroses, IFAW said today. Jason Bel Read more »
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3rd April 2014
As Singapore said today it had intercepted a tonne of smuggled ivory – the second large scale seizure by the island state in three months – the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) called for improved internat Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively that Read more »
World Trade Organization (WTO) EU Seal Ban
Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is Read more »
Helping dogs and cats in Playa del Carmen
IFAW approaches helping communities care for their dogs and cats by working with community leaders and local partners to ensu Read more »
World of Animals Issue 14
World of Animals Issue 14 Read more »
Victories For Animals
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
Grey seals in the Atlantic: To cull or not to cull?
A report on grey seals in the Atlantic and the issue of whether to cull. Read more »
Why I lashed out on Nat Geo against another call for more ivory trade
14th October 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
The ivory trade is killing elephants. Period. Those of us who work hard to combat the poaching as well as interdict Read more »
IFAW helped local wildlife rescue efforts at Quintero Bay, Chile oil spill.
14th October 2014 by Valeria Ruoppolo
An oil spill of approximately 22,000 litres (approximately 5,600 US gallons) in Quintero Bay in northern Chile on 25 Read more »
Orangutans, including babies, rescued in a blazing Borneo
14th October 2014 by Jennifer Gardner
The hazy skies of Indonesia were a drastic change from those left back home. Sunsets and sunrises are nearly non-existent Read more »
Released Amur tiger Kuzya crosses border into China
10th October 2014 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
Kuzya, one of five Amur tigers released back in May in Far East Russia, crossed the Amur River and entered Chinese territory Read more »
Phillie, an abandoned dog, exemplifies the Northern Dogs Project’s
9th October 2014 by Ellie Milano
Phillie was dumped on the doorstep of a woman who picks up roaming dogs in a couple of the Cree communities in Northern Read more »
Sanctuaries give rescued chimpanzees a new life.
9th October 2014 by Gail A’Brunzo
Most of us have experienced some unexpected expenses which have left us a bit short of money, temporarily. When that happens Read more »
Spotlight India: workshops help Assamese women further develop weaving skills
8th October 2014 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The weavers’ training centre in Rowmari, Assam bustled with activity. Eight women weavers, carefully selected from Read more »
Coming to the aid of disadvantaged persons and their dogs in France
8th October 2014 by Charlotte Nivelet
As part of its mission to rescue and protect animals in distress throughout the world, IFAW regularly comes to the aid of Read more »
Why we raise bees at our headquarters
7th October 2014 by Phyllis Bayer
Global plant pollination is in decline. Scientists blame namely two factors: climate change and the scourge of colony Read more »

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In the news

"IFAW column: New Conservancy in Africa" read IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes' article in Wildlife Extra here.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Washington Post: "African lions are set to become the last big cat listed under the Endangered Species Act" - read more.

The New York Times spoke with IFAW Russia Director Masha Vorontsova about Kuzya the tiger's movements from Russia into China: - read more

Vice News: "New York Passes Bill That Could Limit Selfies With Tigers" - See the original article

 

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