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The first step: UN Environmental Assembly commits to eradicating wildlife crime
3rd July 2014 Peter Pueschel
I was skeptical going into the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) meeting, held June 23-27, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya Read more »
2nd July 2014 Sheren Shrestha
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Read more »
Whale friendly tourism draws tourists and krónas, protecting whale population
1st July 2014 Marc Riley
My first trip to Iceland came in 1982. If memory serves it was a very, very different place then. Tourism was in its infancy Read more »
Seizure at Indian airport results in the rescue of 440 endangered star tortoises
27th June 2014 Sheren Shrestha
Having trouble viewing the slideshow? Click here. ~~~ Earlier this year, India customs officers seized 440 star tortoises Read more »
Thailand keeps global ivory crush momentum alive
27th June 2014 Peter LaFontaine
Thailand announced plans to destroy its stockpile of confiscated illegal ivory yesterday, becoming the eleventh country to Read more »
Satao, an iconic male elephant from Kenya's Tsavo Park, was killed by poachers.
26th June 2014 James Isiche
The killing of Tsavo’s iconic male elephant Satao about a fortnight ago is tragic.   It symbolizes what has been Read more »
26th June 2014 Dörte von der Reith
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Read more »
Critics are wrong, the U.S. is complicit in the elephant poaching crisis
24th June 2014 Azzedine Downes
The criticisms on Capitol Hill today, regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan to ban the commercial trade of Read more »
Vets from around Mexico gather in Cozumel, helping spay and neuter island dogs a
23rd June 2014 Erika Flores
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. ~~~ Recently our partner’s the Humane Society of Cozumel did a mega Read more »
27th February 2015
Watch Pelusa’s amazing transformation back to health after tragedgy left her thin and sickly. Pelusa’s story Watch Video »
26th February 2015
The war in Eastern Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Cease-fires are Watch Video »
26th February 2015
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Watch Video »
3rd March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
11th February 2015
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Watch Video »
13th February 2015
ob·li·ga·tion noun \ä-blə-ˈgā-shən\ 1. something that you must do because of a law, rule, promise Watch Video »
13th February 2015
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Watch Video »
26th January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
Attention! Proud Graduation for Olgulului-Ololarashi  Community Scouts
13th May 2013
On a mission to save elephants and protect human livelihoods, 10 young men proudly graduated as community scouts in Amboseli on Friday. “They have passed with flying colours,” said James Isiche, Director of IFAW East Africa, which funded Read more »
IFAW organizes training workshop on wildlife trafficking in Lebanon
7th May 2013
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) is organizing specialized training on prevention of wildlife trafficking and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The workshop i Read more »
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7th May 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) has condemned an apparent decision to resume the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales in Iceland. Kristjan Loftsson, the lone Icelandic whaler responsible for slaughtering 28 Read more »
How to save the elephants of Central Africa recommendations from conservation or
29th April 2013
The elephants of Central Africa are dying. A recent study1 shows forest elephant populations in the Congo Basin fell by almost two-thirds - or 62% - over the past decade as a result of extensive ivory poaching. Without action, it is likely that the e Read more »
Killed by their Keepers – 300 Rhino Extinct in Mozambique side of Great Limpopo
26th April 2013
Poachers, aided by game rangers, have killed every single rhino in the Mozambique section of one of Southern Africa’s most vaunted transfrontier parks. Media today report 15 rhino in Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park were killed last mon Read more »
EU Court Upholds Seal Ban
25th April 2013
The European General Court today upheld the EU trade regulation on seal products. In a strongly-worded and crystal clear decision the court dismissed any concerns that either the EU seal trade regulation, or its implementation, lacked a legal basis. Read more »
IFAW, the EWT and Lanseria International Airport Join Forces to Stop Illegal Wil
24th April 2013
A hard-hitting campaign to combat illegal trafficking of wildlife has been launched at one of South Africa’s busiest airports. Starting this week passengers arriving and departing from Lanseria International Airport, will be asked to Think Twic Read more »
Elephant Tourism under Fire as  Handler Dies
18th April 2013
The trampling to death of an elephant handler in South Africa this week has again thrown into sharp focus the dangers of the elephant-back safari industry. On Monday an experienced handler at the Elephant Sanctuary, near Hartebeespoort Dam, North Wes Read more »
Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt Opens Despite No Quota, No Demand
9th April 2013
Canada’s commercial seal hunt opens off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador today, despite a lack of demand for seal products and restrictions on seal products in 34 countries. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) qu Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
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Amboseli Project - IFAW picture book 2014
T he Amboseli National Park’s small size of 392 kilometres squared cannot support the ecological needs of its 1,400 ele Read more »
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation f Read more »
Protecting Whales
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
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Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi 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 »
Boubanjida village guards yield measurable results against elephant poaching.
12th September 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Remember Boubanjida. Hundreds of elephants lying motionless on the ground, heads wide open, their tusks and trunks ripped Read more »
12th September 2014 by Patrick Ramage
Having spent most of my career as a road warrior, you’d think I’d be better at the packing part. Inevitably Read more »
Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International
12th September 2014 by
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 65th meeting of the International Read more »
Updated “Whale Alert” iPad, iPhone app invites public to contribute to protectio
11th September 2014 by
Mariners and the public on the U.S. West Coast can now use an iPad™ and iPhone™ to help decrease the risk of Read more »
10th September 2014 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
With the bright sun high above our heads we notice that the flood waters on every corner of Kaziranga National Park are Read more »
Playa del Carmen campaign sterilizes more animals than ever before
9th September 2014 by Erika Flores
ViDAS is a US non-profit that devotes their resources and efforts toward organizing spay and neuter events twice a year in Read more »
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A new poll commissioned by leading anti-whaling organisations, Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Environmental Investigation Read more »
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Today’s news that the pilot badger cull has started in Gloucestershire and Somerset once again this year was condemned Read more »
Work with Bodoland leaders continues on Manas National Park restoration.
8th September 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
Bringing Manas National Park back to its former glory requires the cooperation of a host of stakeholders, including those in Read more »

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Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

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.

 

 

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