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25th November 2007
A young humpback whale was stranded off the coast of Rhode Island last weekend, tangled in nets and fishing gear.  Read more »
24th November 2007
A week ago, the US government officially asked Japan to stop their hunt of humpback and fin whales.  A few days later, Read more »
23rd November 2007
As soon as I think everything is going so well and I've settled into a routine of daily sweat, stinky-pig-food-hauling Read more »
23rd November 2007
On November 19th, US State Department spokesperson Sean McCormack formally requested that Japan refrain from participating Read more »
22nd November 2007
Happy Thanksgiving to IFAW's American friends, family, and supporters, and a sincere "Thank you for your support" Read more »
21st November 2007
Hayden Panetierre, who plays the "indestructable cheerleader" on the hit TV show "Heroes", traveled to Read more »
20th November 2007
Nothing could have made me happier today than to meet a young boy and a rabbit he rescued from the flood waters. I have to Read more »
20th November 2007
I've created this slide show of images which is a compilation of the work we have been doing since arriving in the field Read more »
20th November 2007
J.C. Bouvier, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Online Community Coordinator filed this post in which he expresses Read more »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
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 »
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 »
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 »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo
23rd July 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said: Read more »
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9th July 2014
With the holiday season upon us the Met's Wildlife Crime Unit, in partnership with animal welfare and wildlife charities, are appealing to Londoners to donate unwanted items made from elephant ivory and other endangered species to help stop the t Read more »
27th June 2014
Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi. As one of two NGO’s Read more »
Elephant calves take a step towards the wild
11th June 2014
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. All th Read more »
300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa
6th June 2014
Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials broke into a warehouse where the tusks were being packaged in nylon and sisal sacks for export. One sus Read more »
Public Outcry Forces End to Plans for Meerendal Wine Farm Elephants
27th May 2014
Public outrage against the cruelty of elephant tourism, has forced Meerdendal Wine Estate in Cape Town to back down on its plans to install safari elephants on its estate. Last week a coalition of local, national and international animal welfare grou Read more »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22nd May 2014
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Ani Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15th May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. 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 »
2nd October 2009 by
Representatives from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Campaign Whale, Environmental Investigation Agency ( Read more »
2nd October 2009 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), called on the Icelandic government to heed the international criticism and Read more »
30th September 2009 by
This post was written by Lisa Cant-Haylett, Campaign Officer of the Companion Animals projects for IFAW Southern Africa. It Read more »
29th September 2009 by
As we filed off the plane and stood in the customs line, the crowd seemed to be roughly 1/3 Tongan and 2/3 "Palangi Read more »
25th September 2009 by
The following is a post from Patrick Ramage, IFAW's Global Whale Program Director It was still dark at 5:30 a.m. last Read more »
25th September 2009 by
It was still dark at 5:30 a.m. last Tuesday as my wife Georgann dropped me off at the commuter bus stop just down the road Read more »
24th September 2009 by
Protected Whales Found In Japan’s Supermarkets / Science News Read more »
24th September 2009 by
NEW YORK – Today two of the world’s largest marine protected areas announced a historic alliance to enhance the management 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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