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The IFAW-WTI team managed to control a crowd and enable the mother elephant to t
24th February 2016 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
It was a happy ending for an elephant calf who was unable to cross a tea garden ditch in Assam, where the IFAW-WTI team Read more »
IFAW is proud to partner with the Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) to insp
24th February 2016 Kate Nattrass Atema
Bali is a place of contradiction. So much beauty, so much kindness. And yet, for so many dogs here targeted to cull, it Read more »
Jajce shelter dog Picco found home with a couple from Germany who particularly w
23rd February 2016 Kati Loeffler
This blog is the second in a batch of updates on dogs removed from the municipal shelter in Jajce, Bosnia-Herzegovina as a Read more »
The dogs are quite well-fed as they scavenge at will, and they’re surrounded by
22nd February 2016 Mandi Smallhorne
Randfontein Municipal Waste Disposal site – aka The Dump. A long barrow-mound, the place where all our stuff comes to Read more »
22nd February 2016 Elena Zharkova
Animals_3_3_3b from wildperspective on Vimeo. Update: During one week more than 100,000 people saw the Russian version of a Read more »
Pangolins are prized for their meat and scales. Just one small animal can cost t
20th February 2016 Mark Hofberg
Today, IFAW is joining animal lovers all over the world to celebrate one of the most unusual animals in the world: the Read more »
19th February 2016 Joaquin de la Torre
We were doing a survey in Guadalupana, a low-income neighborhood in Playa de Carmen, when we found a homeless mommy dog Read more »
Latest roaming dogs community workshop concern
19th February 2016 Ellie Milano
In the small town of Ključ, in the northwestern part of Bosnia-Herzegovina, I’m sitting in the back corner of a caf Read more »
The release of Purabi and Dwimalu brings the total count of rhinos released by I
18th February 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two rhinos, Purabi and Dwimalu, having undergone acclimatisation at an enclosure set up by Wildlife Trust of India, Read more »
14th April 2015
Watch the author’s video above, as the OA family greet their newest addition, a healthy baby boy. Elephant greetings Watch Video »
7th April 2015
Two hand raised rhinos, Sohola and Baghmari, were released back to the wild in Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Watch Video »
3rd April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. For now, there is peace on the ice.  Harp seals are currently “off Watch Video »
26th March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
16th April 2015
In the video above, watch members of the team discuss their efforts to protect dogs from the cold of the Canadian winter. Watch Video »
18th March 2015
Watch this clip of Kiki’s puppies exploring Dr. Flore’s home. Kiki’s puppies are just about four weeks Watch Video »
17th March 2015
More than 200 guests came together the other night at the historic Telegraph building on Tverskaya Street in downtown Watch Video »
11th March 2015
My name is Peter Howson and I am an aquaculture consultant from the UK. Since November 2014, I have been in Malawi working Watch Video »
10th March 2015
There were many moving moments at the gala to launch IFAW’s campaign “Give Peace to Elephants, Say No to Ivory Watch Video »
Preloved website bans the sale of ivory
3rd June 2015
Leading animal welfare charity, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has commended second-hand online marketplace Preloved for banning the sale of ivory on its website. Preloved has taken advice from IFAW about the commercial trade in ill Read more »
China Crushes More Ivory in Beijing
29th May 2015
This morning, China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs (GAC) jointly crushed 662 kg confiscated ivory of all concluded cases since 2014 at Beijing Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. International Fund fo Read more »
New app promotes whale friendly tourism in Iceland
28th May 2015
A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland. The free ‘Whappy’ app, launched today in Reykjavik by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), contains information about whale friendly restaurants, which Read more »
Archive photo © IFAW
28th May 2015
This month marks the one year anniversary of the biggest Siberian tiger release in history. Four of the five Amur (aka Siberian) tigers released last year in the Russian Far East have adapted successfully to life in the wild. Newly released video cap Read more »
Tencent says No to online illegal wildlife trade
22nd May 2015
Tencent, a leading provider of Internet services in China, The Nature Conservancy (“TNC”), and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (“IFAW”) today launched a joint campaign - Tencent for the Planet - to combat the illegal Read more »
Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
22nd May 2015
Seventy one officers from Interpol, wildlife law enforcement and CITES management authorities in nine African countries, including East and Central Africa, and the Horn of Africa have today completed a five-day training workshop building their capaci Read more »
IFAW Destroys 257 Ivory Items for World Biodiversity Day
22nd May 2015
In celebration of the upcoming World Biodiversity Day on May 22nd, IFAW crushed 257 ivory items it had been given by individuals as part of an experimental initiative launched on February 6th called “Je Donne Mon Ivoire” (I am giving up m Read more »
IFAW statement on Texas hunter killing Black Rhino in Namibia
20th May 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) Jeff Flocken responds to the killing of a black rhino in Namibia by the winner of the 2014 Dallas Safari Club auction. “I am deeply saddened, disappointed and incredulous t Read more »
Scientists urged to make clear statement on Japan’s Antarctic whaling plans
19th May 2015
As the scientific committee of the conservation body for whales, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) begins its meeting in San Diego this week (May 19-June 3), it is being urged to follow the lead of an expert review panel and strongly reject Read more »
ELEPHANTS & IVORY
by adintino
Modern elephants are the last surviving members of a once diverse and widely distributed group of mammals known as probosci Read more »
IFAW CITES E-commerce and E-permitting
by rbartlett
The Internet has become the world’s biggest marketplace, one that is open for business 24 hours a day, seven days a wee Read more »
IFAW Proposal Asian Big Cats
by rbartlett
• The document provides draft Decisions contained in Annex 1 and proposed amendments to Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. Co Read more »
IFAW Proposal for shark conservation
by rbartlett
Inclusion of oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, in Appendix II with the following annotation: The entry into Read more »
IFAW Proposal for polar bear protection
by rbartlett
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading sci Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
by rbartlett
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the fina Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
by rbartlett
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
by rbartlett
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
by rbartlett
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
14th March 2016 by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
14th March 2016 by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural Read more »
Exotic pet ownership, trade must stop in Middle East
11th March 2016 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Recently, social media erupted when someone captured on video a tiger roaming the streets of Doha, the capital of Qatar. @ Read more »
IFAW brings together unlikely suspects to fight wildlife crime
11th March 2016 by adintino
As part of its tenBoma initiative, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) sponsored a Congressional Forum to Read more »
A female juvenile harp seal strayed into the road in Harwich, but was collected,
10th March 2016 by Kristen Patchett
Harp seals sometimes need a break from swimming and will haul-out onto ice or dry land for some sun and rest. We don’ Read more »
9th March 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Read more »
Today’s Congressional forum will feature thought leaders from the US government,
8th March 2016 by Faye Cuevas, Esq.
It has now been a year since the International Fund for Animal Welfare and partners launched tenBoma, the groundbreaking Read more »
Today’s Congressional forum will feature thought leaders from the US government,
8th March 2016 by Faye Cuevas, Esq.
It has now been a year since the International Fund for Animal Welfare and partners launched tenBoma, the groundbreaking Read more »
Kiki and her adoptive family, who had recently moved to Playa del Carmen and wan
7th March 2016 by Erika Flores
Remember the mother dog who gave birth to 10 puppies last February? Kiki, as we named her, gave birth to her puppies on a Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

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

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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