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Fighting for animal welfare requires perseverance and patience.
19th November 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
Recently, legislators, academics and representatives from animal welfare organizations signed the “Declaratory for Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators.
19th November 2015 Mandi Smallhorne
His name was Brute*: a champion in the dog-fighting world, a feared fighter, the proud property of a ring-leader in that Read more »
How much do animals contribute to happiness?
18th November 2015 Beth Allgood
Can you think of a time that an animal made you happy?  Maybe it was snuggling with your own dog or cat, hearing a Read more »
The author signs an agreement with Noboru Nakatani, Executive Director of the IN
17th November 2015 Azzedine Downes
Wildlife crime will be stopped only if organizations—with a wide range of specialties and oversight capacity—all Read more »
Russian Children with their AAE materials
17th November 2015 Elena Zharkova
“Mospriroda,” a state institution that oversees all 20 natural parks and 10 eco-centers within the Russian Read more »
During the dry season Musolole and his surrogate siblings have had to learn how
16th November 2015 Ulrica Hansson
The El Nino effect has hit southern Africa hard this year. It’s been super-hot and dry, and it’s not just crops Read more »
Dozens of cats and dogs found refuge in the Georgetown County temporary animal s
13th November 2015 Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare is grateful to be a tiny part of Georgetown County’s survival story. Read more »
IFAW’s lobbying work with The National Organization of Icelandic Tourism and the
13th November 2015 Sigursteinn Masson
When UK Prime Minister David Cameron emphasised his country’s opposition to commercial whaling at a meeting with his Read more »
Dr Saskia as we affectionately call her, with one of her patients.
11th November 2015 Jennifer Gerner
On a blistering hot Johannesburg day I stand in awe watching CLAW veterinarian Dr Saskia Karius, or Dr Saskia as we Read more »
26th June 2013
The video above shows clips of Philippine authorities destroying their illegal ivory stockpiles. Footage c. IFAW/Alex Watch Video »
24th June 2013
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Watch Video »
19th June 2013
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Watch Video »
13th June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
18th June 2013
It should be quite simple. If hunts in England are hunting within the law, it should be very easy to prove. Go where they Watch Video »
6th June 2013
This week during a visit to Cozumel, Mexico, our team discovered a dog in desperate need of help. Covered in used motor oil Watch Video »
23rd May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
20th May 2013
It is 8 am. The temperature is already near 40°C on this part of the planet, which has now been identified as a high- Watch Video »
10th May 2013
WARNING: the video above may be disturbing to some viewers. This week’s video of the horrific attack of a small Watch Video »
Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty
8th April 2014
The South African Government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented international efforts to crack down on illicit trade and poaching of wildlife such as rhinoceroses, IFAW said today. Jason Bel Read more »
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3rd April 2014
As Singapore said today it had intercepted a tonne of smuggled ivory – the second large scale seizure by the island state in three months – the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) called for improved internat Read more »
Press Statement
3rd April 2014
Today’s announcement that the pilot badger cull will go ahead in Gloucestershire and Somerset once again this year was condemned by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Eminent scientists and wildlife experts as well as many charities Read more »
President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trad
2nd April 2014
United States President Barack Obama has announced a raft of measures against Iceland over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in their meat. The US Government had announced on February 6 that it was invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifi Read more »
World Court: Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is illegal and must end
31st March 2014
(The Hague, Netherlands – 31 March 2014) – Delivering its judgment on Australia’s case against Japan, which saw evidence presented during a three-week hearing last June, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) today found that Japa Read more »
Expectant elephant speared in Amboseli
21st March 2014
In what may be one of the saddest incidences of poaching in recent times, an expectant elephant has been speared to death within the Amboseli ecosystem. The incident happened on Thursday around 3 p.m. within Oltiani area. Reports indicate that a herd Read more »
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20th March 2014
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 2,000 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade. The Internationa Read more »
Freddie the Fox and friends to watch as pack of hounds ‘chase’ a stag around Par
19th March 2014
IFAW’s costumed fox will look on as two eye-catching ad vans chase each other around Westminster tomorrow (Thursday 20 March) to warn the public that the Hunting Act is under threat and the Government is seeking to allow a return to hunting Read more »
 EU hears concerns about marine mammals over the disturbance of seismic surveys
12th March 2014
Conservationists including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), OceanCare (www.oceancare.org) and NRDC (www.nrdc.org) welcome today's vote in the European Parliament to make underwater noise pollution related to  Read more »
World of Animals Issue 24
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 24 Read more »
Golden Bond Marathon form
by rbartlett
Golden Bond Marathon form 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 Mamals
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 »
US Audited Financials
by smoos
Financial Statements for the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014. 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 »
IFAW Uncovering the Trail of Lies Overview Report
by rbartlett
As one of the leading anti-hunting organisation in the UK, IFAW decided to investigate this issue in depth. Our data and evid Read more »
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17th December 2015 by adintino
Animal welfare campaigners have criticised the hundreds of pointless badger deaths confirmed in the recent cull in three Read more »
Blackie was dumped in an open field, but returned to the house in which he had l
16th December 2015 by Mandi Smallhorne
His back legs are shaking with fear, this gentle-faced dog with the long nose. Who knows what sort of abuse he’s been Read more »
Joe Hashman, Jordi Casamitjana, Chris Williamson, Penny Little and Philip Mansbr
16th December 2015 by Jordi Casamitjana
This week, in the setting of St Matthews House in Westminster, central London, IFAW unveiled a report we had been working on Read more »
15th December 2015 by Ellie Milano
This blog is the fifth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Read more »
Climate change is destroying the coral reefs and forests that harbor so much of
15th December 2015 by Satyen Sinha
IFAW’s delegation has just returned from Paris where ecosystem integrity and climate resilience was successfully Read more »
While preparing for the crisis, we built and consolidated a nationwide network o
14th December 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
It was the evening of October 23, and Hurricane Patricia—the biggest and strongest storm recorded in decades—was Read more »
14th December 2015 by Jo Hastie
When it comes to educating youngsters about animals, we have to instil an understanding and respect for animals at an early Read more »
Experience taught us that to reduce wildlife trade, we have to address both dema
14th December 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
  Great News for #elephants! #Ivory prices down in #China. https://t.co/gNFLo3mJeX pic.twitter.com/kMdKDTweUB — Read more »
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14th December 2015 by adintino
A decade after the ban on hunting with hounds, 99% of monitoring operations for legal trail hunting have found no evidence 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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