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24th October 2013 Sheren Shrestha
Hundreds of open bill storks affected by Cyclone Phailin in Andhra Pradesh, India are being attended to by the IFAW-WTI team Read more »
United in Southern Africa against poachers and wildlife traffickers
24th October 2013 Rikkert Reijnen
Elephants, rhino’s and other wild animal species were, until recently, relatively safe in the southern region of Read more »
Heatherbrae wildfire search and rescue, animal recovery will be long-term
24th October 2013 Josey Sharrad
Day three of the search and rescue of the Heatherbrae fire - we woke to smoke-filled air and headed out to survey the fire- Read more »
Animals stricken by deadly earthquake in the Philippines find relief
22nd October 2013 Shannon Walajtys
This post was submitted by May Angela Felix, IFAW Emergency Relief Network Responder in Southeast Asia. --SW The Read more »
21st October 2013 CT Harry
In this brief and heart warming video, an International Fund for Animal Welfare Marine Mammal Rescue & Research team Read more »
Super Cyclone Phailin: 3 days of animal rescue diaries from India
18th October 2013 Sheren Shrestha
Over the weekend the east coast of India was hit by super cyclone Phailin. It triggered the largest evacuation drive in the Read more »
16th October 2013 Hanna Lentz
In this brief narrated slideshow, International Fund for Animal Welfare Companion Animal Program officer, Hanna Lentz, Read more »
As September drew to an end, so did whaling in Iceland, but for how long?
14th October 2013 Robbie Marsland
There are two types of whaling in Iceland. These days, minke whaling is carried out primarily by one vessel, Hrafnreyður Read more »
INTERPOL Environmental Crime Unit: the stage is set to stem the wildlife crime t
11th October 2013 David Higgins
The July 23rd, 2013 seizure of rhino horn in the Czech Republic en route to China is just one unfortunate example in the Read more »
23rd April 2014
BAWA videographer Adithio Noviello produced an outstanding video “From the Trash Dump to Place of Honour,”, Watch Video »
7th April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
3rd March 2014
This morning the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made a wonderful announcement, that Belgium would be Watch Video »
28th February 2014
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track Watch Video »
25th February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
21st February 2014
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Watch Video »
21st February 2014
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she Watch Video »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
Azzedine Downes appointed new President and CEO of IFAW
14th December 2012
The Board of Directors of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today announced the appointment of Mr. Azzedine Downes as the new President and CEO, effective 1 January 2013. “We are delighted that Mr. Downes has accepte Read more »
New study investigates the Internet puppy trade across the U.S.
11th December 2012
A new investigation into online puppy sales highlights the problem of the Internet being used as a tool for exploiting dogs and consumers.  To bring awareness to the magnitude of the issue, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- www.if Read more »
Republic of Korea praised for rejecting cruel whaling plans
5th December 2012
The Republic of Korea has abandoned its plans to resume whaling, following international outcry. Tens of thousands of people around the world, many of them IFAW supporters, emailed the Korean government in protest after it announced its intention to Read more »
IFAW Joins U.S. State Department on Wildlife Conservation Day
3rd December 2012
Promoting the conservation and protection of endangered species, the U.S. State Department has declared December 4, Wildlife Conservation Day and calls on individuals around the globe to join the fight by signing its Wildlife Pledge to help save impe Read more »
New EU Environment Action Programme neglects wildlife in crisis
29th November 2012
The new Environment Action Programme adopted today is a clear signal that the environment remains a priority for the European Union. However, the continued unsustainable use and abuse of wildlife calls for more urgent and drastic measures than those Read more »
German Government Commits to Enhancing Elephant Protection
29th November 2012
Today the German Bundestag voted by a large majority in favor of a cross-party resolution for improving the protection of elephants. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has long demanded such a resolution due to the Read more »
Japan’s appetite for whale meat wanes along with support for whaling
27th November 2012
– Despite thousands of whales still being cruelly harpooned for commercial reasons each year, whale meat consumption in Japan along with support for whaling are both surprisingly low, polling released today by the International Fund for Animal Read more »
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26th November 2012
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the African lion may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), following an initial review of a petition seeking to protect the species which was filed by the International Fund Read more »
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19th November 2012
The brutal killing this past weekend of eight rhinoceros in South Africa follows hard on the heels of four record sized confiscations of illegal elephant ivory, once again shining the spotlight on the relentless and bloody onslaught against African w Read more »
Chronic oil pollution in Europe
Hundreds of thousands of seabirds in Europe are falling victim to a silent killer known as chronic oiling. Chronic oiling is Read more »
Seals and Sealing in Canada 2007
The Canadian harp seal hunt is a competitive activity, carried out over an extensive area, and under very unpredictable condi Read more »
Fatal Flaw: The inadequacies of Japan’s ivory trade controls
IFAW believes that the Standing Committee's (SC) decision on designating Japan as a "trading partner" for the o Read more »
Q & A Internet Trade
The Internet is a rapidly expanding global marketplace. Its anonymity and unregulated nature provide almost limitless opportu Read more »
Q & A Traditional medicine
Chinese culture and traditional lore are deeply intertwined with beliefs over the curative powers of animals, and the use of Read more »
Variation in Ice Cover on the East Coast of Canada, February-March, 1969-2006: I
While sea ice cover has varied cyclically since 1969, nine of the past eleven years(1996-2006) have been characterized by bel Read more »
2007 Atlantic Sealing Regulatory Review Comments from IFAW
In response to DFO's request for input on the 2007 Atlantic Sealing Regulatory Review, and following our meeting of 5 Februar Read more »
Tiger Trade Facts & Fallacies
This document was prepared in collaboration with the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Conservation Internati Read more »
Chronic Oil Pollution in Europe: A Status Report
IFAW is proud to release this comprehensive report investigating the true scale of chronic oiling in EU waters and its impact Read more »
Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales off Virginia Coast Threatened by Seismic
19th December 2013 by
New acoustic data from Cornell University’s Bioacoustics Research Program finds that critically endangered North Read more »
EU Provides Glimmer of Hope for Elephants in 2014 After Dismal 2013
19th December 2013 by
More than 41 tonnes of elephant ivory have been seized in 2013, the largest quantity in 25-years. However, the fact that up Read more »
IFAW East Africa Regional Director, James Isiche, Iain Douglas Hamilton and Dr.
18th December 2013 by James Isiche
The Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and the Read more »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
18th December 2013 by
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
Chinese government action will save endangered species
17th December 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
While it might be seen by the majority of the western world as a mere footnote, the joint decree by the general offices of Read more »
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16th December 2013 by Jennifer Gardner
It’s been now more than five weeks since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines.  While the Read more »
Iceland issues five-year whaling quotas – ignoring meagre consumption of whale m
16th December 2013 by
Polling released today (Monday) reveals a mere 3% of Icelanders claim to eat whale meat regularly*, despite the Icelandic Read more »
Ontai, a former poacher turned animal keeper, receives award
13th December 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
Maheshwar “Ontai” Basumataryone of the IFAW-WTI animal keepers who was also featured in the documentary " Read more »
Inspired scout helps Kenya Wildlife Service nab an elephant poacher
13th December 2013 by Jacqueline Nyagah
Jackson Sitonik, a married father of two and a proud game scout on the Kenyan park system’s grasslands, is a hero. 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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