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Largest ever US seizure of ivory takes place in Philadelphia.
28th July 2011 James Kinney
On 26 July 2011, several news outlets reported that Victor Gordon, a Philadelphia African art-store owner, was arrested by Read more »
25th July 2011 Michael Booth
UDPATE: 8.9.11 - On July 23-24, 2011, Six confiscated orphan Grauer's gorillas, aged 5-8 years old, were moved from a Read more »
22nd July 2011 Elena Zharkova
After the first working day, the weather turned bad, and continued with the fog and wind for a week. However, we had lots Read more »
A grauer gorilla in the Congo.
21st July 2011 Michael Booth
On the heels of the grizzly bear airlift in British Columbia, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's (IFAW) Read more »
20th July 2011 Jason Bell
Jewels such as Liwonde have the potential to contribute enormously to Malawi’s economy and reputation as one of Read more »
14th July 2011 Patrick Ramage
For much of today, there hasn't been anything to see. But behind closed doors at the end of a hallway in the Hotel de Read more »
13th July 2011 Robbie Marsland
There had already been highly vocal complaints asserting some IWC member countries who wished to attend the meeting had not Read more »
Dr. Kati Loeffler instructing Chinese vet students on procedures.
13th July 2011 Nathan Herschler
With our global scope and expertise, IFAW has been able to make humane advancements and shift attitudes on a tremendous Read more »
13th July 2011 Robbie Marsland
There was much talk about quorates, banker’s drafts, voting rights, EU consensus and a variety of IWC technicalities, Read more »
4th May 2016
Now that the bear cubs have made the transition from bottle feeding to eating from a bowl and the temperatures are milder Watch Video »
3rd May 2016
Bearing witness to the destruction of 105 tonnes of elephant ivory in Kenya this past weekend was a moving experience. The Watch Video »
15th April 2016
An orphaned female tiger cub found in the Russian Far East, and now rehabilitating at PRNCO “Tiger Center”, has Watch Video »
8th April 2016
Update: Royal visit a delight all around! Yesterday, we were lucky to have nice weather as the Duke and Duchess of Watch Video »
7th April 2016
They may not be as obvious – where dogs come to investigate, cats scarper – but cats are as much part of the Watch Video »
25th March 2016
Two and a half months after being admitted to the Russian Far East tiger rehabilitation center called PRNCO "Tiger Watch Video »
It’s time to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. No one wants products from dead seals — 35 countries have Watch Video »
14th March 2016
Blacky was found in the street searching for food by a local rescuer. The woman who found him had experience rescuing dogs Watch Video »
15th March 2016
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Watch Video »
Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France
2nd May 2016
The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales Read more »
SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
2nd May 2016
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another.   This is even more apparent deep d Read more »
Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya
30th April 2016
Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn – the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world. “It is a massive quanti Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
26th April 2016
Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. So far, Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year’s quota allowed whalers to harpoo Read more »
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12th April 2016
Tomorrow (Wednesday) the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Trust of India (www.wildlifetrustofindia.org) will welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Con Read more »
Ivory Seized in Nairobi
31st March 2016
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Canine Unit on Tuesday seized 64.12 kilograms of ivory at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The seizure was in transit from Mozambique to Bangkok. KWS said investigations are underway to determine the so Read more »
Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian
24th March 2016
Japan’s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume its illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean. According to media reports, the Japanese government announced that the Read more »
China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings.
23rd March 2016
Yesterday, China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) took effect in 1975 and African elephant ivory acquired as Read more »
Malawi – Funding Enables Massive Strike Back against Illegal Wildlife Trade
15th March 2016
The fight to win the war on wildlife crime in Southern Africa has been given a massive boost in Malawi thanks to an initiative supported by the UK Government through the IWT Challenge Fund. Malawi has been identified as a major ivory trafficking hots Read more »
World of Animals Issue 24
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 24 Read more »
Annual Report 2015
by rbartlett
Annual Report 2015 Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
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
by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
World of Animals Issue 23
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 23 Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
by jhart@ifaw.org
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
One of the Bellavista dogs in its cage in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
30th November 2012 by Joaquin de la Torre
Erika Flores and I met with the municipality of Playa del Carmen two months ago to address operational problems at the Read more »
New EU Environment Action Programme neglects wildlife in crisis
29th November 2012 by adintino
The new Environment Action Programme adopted today is a clear signal that the environment remains a priority for the Read more »
German Government Commits to Enhancing Elephant Protection
29th November 2012 by adintino
Today the German Bundestag voted by a large majority in favor of a cross-party resolution for improving the protection of Read more »
Japan’s appetite for whale meat wanes along with support for whaling
27th November 2012 by adintino
– Despite thousands of whales still being cruelly harpooned for commercial reasons each year, whale meat consumption Read more »
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26th November 2012 by adintino
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the African lion may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Read more »
Secretary Clinton commits US government to saving global wildlife from trade
21st November 2012 by Jeffrey Flocken
Recently the U.S. government has been making various public statements aimed at addressing wildlife crime – the most Read more »
Lunchtime at the Centre
20th November 2012 by John Berry
I’ll never forget the first time I was with Asian elephants in the wild in Kaziranga, Assam, India. I was helping to Read more »
Penguins rehabilitated at IPRAM in Brazil.
19th November 2012 by Valeria Ruoppolo
One hundred fifteen of the one hundred eighty penguins cared for by Brazil’s Instituto de Pesquisa e Reabilita Read more »
archive photo - Bobby Yip / Reuters
19th November 2012 by adintino
The brutal killing this past weekend of eight rhinoceros in South Africa follows hard on the heels of four record sized 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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