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Puppies in South Africa's Soweto district.
18th November 2011 Lisa Cant-Haylett
The International Fund for Animal Welfare CLAW project has been lauded on many occasions for their daily efforts to improve Read more »
IFAW CEO Fred O'Regan and his dog Zeke.
18th November 2011 Fred O'Regan
Zeke was a big goofy Rhodesian Ridgeback and my best friend.  He passed away earlier this year and not a day goes by Read more »
Hong Kong Customs seized on Tuesday a total of 33 rhino horns, 758 ivory chopsti
17th November 2011 Azzedine Downes
Some days simply begin badly.  Today is one of those days.  As I began reading updates on International Fund for Read more »
A white-beaked dolphin bow-riding.
17th November 2011 Anna Moscrop
As we begin the long track from the west side of the large Dogger Bank survey block, seals dominate the morning’s Read more »
IFAW's "Mom, I got teeth!" PSA running in China.
16th November 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
“Mom, I got teeth.” … “Mom, I’ve got teeth! … Mom, aren’t you happy I have Read more »
Source: The Government of Western Australia website
16th November 2011 Matt Collis
It’s great to start the day with some good news and in the animal welfare game sadly it’s not all that common. Read more »
IFAW Song of the Whale: Saving fuel and making the best of light winds.
16th November 2011 Anna Moscrop
Six days in and we have completed two of our smaller survey blocks, the first close to the Hornsea wind farm and the second Read more »
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15th November 2011 Matt Collis
The struggle to protect the marine region of North-west Australia is turning out like a kind of twisted David and Goliath Read more »
A Balinese street dog.
14th November 2011 Kate Nattrass Atema
While in Bali, Indonesia last week, jet-setting fashionista Paris Hilton was struck by the suffering of the island’s Read more »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
26th June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
5th May 2014
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city best known as the birthplace of legendary Elvis Presley is no stranger to tornados. As a year- Watch Video »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
28th May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
19th May 2014
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Watch Video »
4th October 2005
Benetting is one of more than 5,000 companion animals affected by Hurricane Katrina, many of which are only now able to reunite with their owners who were displaced by the disaster. Pedro Garnica and his wife and son evacuated out of the hurricane Read more »
4th October 2005
The theme of this year’s event – “Caring for Our Best Friends” – focuses on dogs and cats and the problems they face due to cruelty and overpopulation. All the materials, many interactive, are available for free at the Read more »
22nd September 2005
The IFAW-KWS partnership will support in the purchase of vehicles for security patrols as well as for human-wildlife conflict management. The project will also increase and maintain road networks, build rangers’ houses, establish and renovat Read more »
22nd September 2005
The Hurricane Katrina animals have hopscotched across the state of Louisiana; this is their third relocation in three weeks. After their initial rescue from the floods of New Orleans, they were brought to a temporary shelter in Gonzales, then move Read more »
20th September 2005
"When it comes to the commercial seal hunt, this poll shows that opposition literally starts on the doorsteps of Parliament Hill and extends across the country," said IFAW Canada’s Director, Olivier Bonnet. Opposition to specific aspects of t Read more »
16th September 2005
IFAW teams continue daily animal rescue missions searching for animals that have been reported missing or abandoned. Missing pet data continues to be compiled from concerned pet owners. (IFAW Missing Pet Database -- www.ifaw.org/us/missingpets.) On Read more »
12th September 2005
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) is sharing its wealth of experience over seven days in Sumatra and Borneo, as part of its post-Tsunami relief operation in Indonesia. Training takes place in Bukittinggi, Sumatra, from 15-18 September an Read more »
12th September 2005
Consistent with IFAW values, each of the individuals has pushed for solutions to benefit both animals and people. Those recognized are:     Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA)    Congressmen Sam Farr (D-CA) and Cur Read more »
12th September 2005
Consistent with IFAW values, each of the individuals has pushed for solutions to benefit both animals and people. Those recognized are:     Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA)    Congressmen Sam Farr (D-CA) and Cur Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
7th September 2012 by Shannon Walajtys
As we wind down our supporting efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, I had a chance to talk about our work in detail Read more »
IUCN World Conservation Congress: a challenge on valuing nature, for what it’s w
7th September 2012 by Sheryl Fink
From September 6-15, the IUCN World Conservation Congress is taking place in Jeju, South Korea. This congress takes place Read more »
Elephant Crisis: 25 African Countries Sound The Alarm
7th September 2012 by
A Coalition of 25 African States known as the African Elephant Coalition (AEC) met this week in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to Read more »
6th September 2012 by Kristin Bauer van Straten
I write this on my last day in Amboseli National Park, in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro. It has been a spectacular journey Read more »
A youngster feeding in Amboseli Park, Kenya. c. IFAW/K. Brannon
5th September 2012 by Rikkert Reijnen
This week International Fund for Animal Welfare staff participated in a unique event bringing together government officials Read more »
5th September 2012 by Jennifer Gardner
Last night we stopped in Greenville, Alabama to rest for the night.   We took the dogs out of our wonderful 36-foot Read more »
5th September 2012 by
On the eve of the opening of the world’s largest and most important conservation meeting, host country Korea has been Read more »
World of Animals Issue 13
5th September 2012 by
4th September 2012 by Michael Booth
In this brief video update, International Fund for Animal Welfare Animal Rescue Program Officer Jennifer Gardner and others 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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