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4th October 2011 Erika Flores
Almost every time anyone thinks about legislation, they think about reading complicated documents only lawyers can Read more »
3rd October 2011 Sheryl Fink
Mass exterminations of grey seals have been called for many times over the years in Canada, so it comes as no surprise to us Read more »
Quit monkeying around: Close captive chimpanzee loopholes
28th September 2011 Jeffrey Flocken
There is some serious monkey business about the way captive chimps are treated in this country. When faced with concrete Read more »
28th September 2011 Janice Hannah
Her name is Tiffy. But I’m calling her Pippi -- as in Longstocking -- because that is a ridiculous name for a short Read more »
28th September 2011 Janice Hannah
UPDATE: 10.4.11 Sura means "New Life" and that’s quite literally what this girl has found herself. This is Read more »
27th September 2011 Michael Booth
After two months of good and steady information, the satellite tracking info started showing that Jason suddenly separated Read more »
22nd September 2011 Dr. Ian Robinson
We just received the assessment from our team in Pakistan and as we feared, the conditions are horrible. The images show an Read more »
19th September 2011 Per Berggren
Seeing the amount of nets actually out on the water every day brings home just how much of a threat these pose to both Read more »
16th September 2011 Dr. Ian Robinson
In this short video produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Dr. Ian Robinson gives us an update on the Read more »
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 »
13th May 2014
The video above features some of the adorable bear cubs under care at the IFAW Orphaned Bear Rescue Center in Russia. The Watch Video »
29th March 2005
“Many people mistakenly think Canada stopped hunting baby seals decades ago,” said Fred O’Regan, IFAW’s president and CEO. “But the size of Canada’s modern, commercial hunt is bigger now than it has been in 50 ye Read more »
24th March 2005
Recently, after an accidental spill from an offshore rig near St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, it was discovered that passing ships had taken advantage of the pollution to dump oil into the sea. When hundreds of dead seabirds began washing up on s Read more »
23rd March 2005
Alarmingly, the NAO report reveals a possible link between bushmeat and organised crime. According to Government figures, in 2001 and 2002 bushmeat made up almost 14% of all illegal meat seizures (1), and the NAO report states that bushmeat consti Read more »
22nd March 2005
“The Mexican senate has demanded the Ministry of the Economy to ban the importation of seal products from Canada. This is an accurate and strategic decision because Mexico is a commercial partner with Canada in the North American Free Trade Agr Read more »
18th March 2005
On 12 March, three young pilot whales became trapped in a lagoon on the coast of Vava'u in the Kingdom of Tonga. It is believed that they had followed three adult whales into a lagoon, seeking shelter following an attack by sharks. The three adult Read more »
18th March 2005
On 12 March, three young pilot whales became trapped in a lagoon on the coast of Vava'u in the Kingdom of Tonga. It is believed that they had followed three adult whales into a lagoon, seeking shelter following an attack by sharks. The three adult Read more »
15th March 2005
“IFAW is very concerned that SANParks appears to be presenting a fait accompli in asking the public to prepare itself for the imminent resumption of an elephant cull,” said Jason Bell, Southern Africa Director of IFAW (International Fu Read more »
10th March 2005
“This decision marks the first crucial first step in ensuring long-term protection for Ontario's threatened wolf population,” said IFAW Canada spokesperson Rob Sinclair.IFAW also welcomes an extended ban on the use of wire neck snares. Read more »
10th March 2005
After undergoing rehabilitation for more than two years at the Center for Bear Rehabilitation and Conservation (CBRC) at Pakke in the north eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, it was possible for the first time in India to return orphan bears back 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 »
The lucky stray who was brought to the IFAW clinic in South Africa.
24th July 2012 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Driving on the highway on my way to the International Fund for Animal Welfare Dog & Cat Project, Mdzananda Animal Clinic Read more »
Acclimatizing to humans in their pen.
23rd July 2012 by Janice Hannah
All the dogs and cats that we brought down quickly went on to find their new homes.  Calpyso, Scar, Buddy, Bridget, Read more »
This year’s Zanzibar Humpback Whale Research Team (missing: Jessica and Khamis K
23rd July 2012 by Per Berggren
These posts are occassionally filed by members of the Zanzibar Humpack Whale Research team led by Dr. Per Berggen. This Read more »
Song of the Whale research report, USA to Iceland, July, 2013
23rd July 2012 by
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left Boston bound for Iceland at the beginning of July. The route skirted Read more »
Spotlight Mexico: OSO a small sized dog with a great heart
20th July 2012 by Erika Flores
Some of my days are so exciting that I wish I could have my thoughts written at the same time things happen to me! This is Read more »
600 kilos of Ivory Seized – Is Kenya Culpable in Illegal Ivory Trade?
20th July 2012 by
– In a span of days, more than half a tonne of ivory has been seized by customs officials in two Asian countries. Last Read more »
Healthy fledgling kestrels at BRRC.
19th July 2012 by Kati Loeffler
June is baby month at the International Fund for Animal Welfare Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) in China. We look Read more »
Spotlight Canada: Northern dogs "Emmy" is a big producer
19th July 2012 by Janice Hannah
Emmy is what we call a big producer.  In her short life, she had added more than her share of pups to the local dog Read more »
A cat at the Northern Dogs clinic chilling on the way south.
18th July 2012 by Janice Hannah
The last Northern Dogs Project vet clinic was over quickly.  It always seems like the vet team has just arrived when, Read more »

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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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