How IFAW’s founder Brian Davies came to dedicate his life to seals

Fri, 04/10/2015
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.

In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. Forty five years later, we are still working on realizing that dream, but we’re getting closer. Brian’s vision and determination continue to inspire our staff, supporters and animal lovers around the world. I spoke with him about the early days and asked for his thoughts on the progress that we have made.

VIDEO: Amazing view of entire elephant family greeting newborn calf

Tue, 04/14/2015

Watch the author’s video above, as the OA family greet their newest addition, a healthy baby boy.

Elephant greetings are special.

Witnessing them always makes me smile, because of the clear joy elephants take in being with one another. These displays of excited behaviour serve an important function.

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Canada : ouverture de la chasse aux phoques commerciale sur fond de marché moribond

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Wed, 04/08/2015
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L’heure de la chasse aux phoques commerciale a encore sonné : elle ouvrira dimanche 12 avril sur la côte atlantique du Canada. Le secteur, qui a bénéficié de plusieurs millions d’euros de subventions en l’espace de quatre décennies, n’a pourtant jamais été aussi moribond.

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Toronto, Canada
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Michelle Cliffe (Communication IFAW Canada)
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+1 647 986 4329
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IFAW avec Young & Rubicam dans vos quotidiens gratuits !

Tue, 04/14/2015
IFAW avec Young & Rubicam dans vos quotidiens gratuits !

L’imprimante 3D ne fabrique pas tout ! Et surtout pas les espèces sauvages à l’image des plus emblématiques de notre planète comme les éléphants ou encore les baleines. Telle est l’idée qui a germé au sein de l’agence de communication Young & Rubicam.

ACTION: Renewed push for USDA direct big cat cub handling ban

Thu, 04/09/2015
Cub handling exhibits exploit lion and tiger cubs.

Cub handling exhibits exploit lion and tiger cubs.Last week, IFAW and our partner organizations increased the pressure on USDA to establish a ban on direct contact between the public and big cats.

IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste

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Wed, 04/08/2015
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IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste

It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lowest points in history. This morning, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced an additional $2 million bailout loan for the beleaguered sealing industry, making this the fourth year in a row that the industry has required a loan.

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Toronto, ON
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Michelle Cliffe (IFAW CA)
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+1 647 986 4329
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La chasse commerciale aux phoques du Canada : une pratique cruelle et inutile

Fri, 04/03/2015
La chasse commerciale aux phoques du Canada : une pratique cruelle et inutile

La banquise est encore paisible. Pour l’heure.

Ces jours-ci, les phoques du Groenland sont à l’abri des chasseurs. Le ministère Pêches et Océans du Canada a en effet suspendu la chasse pour permettre aux femelles de mettre bas et de nourrir leurs blanchons.

Kонфискованные дикие животные должны иметь возможность снова вернуться в природу.

Mon, 04/06/2015
A rehabilitated Gyrfalcon goes back to the wild. Photo © IFAW

A rehabilitated Gyrfalcon goes back to the wild. Photo © IFAW

Реабилитированный кречет возвращается в естественную среду обитания. Фото © IFAW

В прошлое Рождество в подмосковье был найден раненный кречет.

Lunchbox Theatre – teaching kindness to animals with IFAW’s help

Fri, 04/10/2015
Since 2008 Lunchbox Theatre has performed more than 370 shows

Since 2008 Lunchbox Theatre has performed over 370 shows to more than 67,000 audience members.IFAW Southern Africa has introduced thousands of children to the concept of animal welfare through educational theatre. Through our support for Lunchbox Theatre, we took the message to a new region of South Africa.