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In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
10th April 2015 Azzedine Downes
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. Forty five years later, we are still working Read more »
Does art just reflect, or can it help to save our wildlife?
10th April 2015 Philip Mansbridge
    A new London exhibition in partnership with IFAW has officially opened at the exclusive Erarta Galleries Read more »
Two student volunteers, look at the inverted top half of a fin whale skull. Phot
8th April 2015 Misty Niemeyer
We don’t often get a chance to talk about what happens after the necropsy; however, it is a hugely important part of Read more »
This year is the first in more than a century during which no whales were killed
8th April 2015 Patrick Ramage
In ancient Roman mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions, of gates, doorways, passages and endings. Read more »
7th April 2015 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
Two hand raised rhinos, Sohola and Baghmari, were released back to the wild in Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Read more »
Hundreds of small animals and thousands of large animals lost their lives in the
7th April 2015 Shannon Walajtys
Total devestation in a desert region where it is common to receive less than an inch of rain all year…torrential Read more »
Poorly maintained fences provide fodder for snares.
6th April 2015 Neil Greenwood
Kilometers of unmaintained fences in Africa meant to protect wildlife are providing the raw materials for deadly devices Read more »
A rehabilitated Gyrfalcon goes back to the wild. Photo © IFAW
6th April 2015 Gail A’Brunzo
Last Christmas Eve, an injured Gyrfalcon was discovered near Moscow. International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) colleague Read more »
Sonam Wnagdi is checking the seized phones for further contacts and checking
3rd April 2015 James Kinney
Editor’s note: Jose Louies, Wildlife Trust of India’s Assistant Manager, Enforcement Assistance and Law filed Read more »
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 »
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 »
10th January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
31st December 2013
We’ll admit it: We tug on your heartstrings every once in a while. From a gigantic mother rhinoceros to a small kitten Watch Video »
19th December 2013
I am sure it must have been fate that IFAW’s regional partner organization, the Tiertafel, was using the same slogan Watch Video »
Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua
18th September 2014
At the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Read more »
Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s
18th September 2014
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony
18th September 2014
On Sunday, September 21st, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise public awareness on the plight of rhinos. At 11am at Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic and Bratislava Zoo i Read more »
Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at int
16th September 2014
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Read more »
Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16th September 2014
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisio Read more »
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15th September 2014
Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and Read more »
Important Day for Sharks as New Protection  Measures go into Action
14th September 2014
Conservationists have called for 14th September to be declared World Shark Day, as a landmark decision to better protect sharks goes into action today. It is estimated that up to 100-million sharks are killed each year for the voracious shark fin tra Read more »
Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International
12th September 2014
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
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9th September 2014
A new poll commissioned by leading anti-whaling organisations, Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Humane Society International (HSI), International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), OceanCare, Pro Wildlife, and Wh Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively that Read more »
World Trade Organization (WTO) EU Seal Ban
Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is Read more »
Helping dogs and cats in Playa del Carmen
IFAW approaches helping communities care for their dogs and cats by working with community leaders and local partners to ensu Read more »
World of Animals Issue 14
World of Animals Issue 14 Read more »
hilst compassion is a very motivating driving force, it can also be a contradict
24th April 2015 by Cynthia Milburn
For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern Read more »
Bella is carried by a Coco’s staff member to get ready for surgery.
24th April 2015 by Ellie Milano
    In the time since you helped us to name Kiki’s eight beautiful puppies – things have certainly Read more »
Help us find our 2015 Animal Action Award winners!
24th April 2015 by Philip Mansbridge
There’s honestly nothing more humbling, and nothing that makes an animal lover more proud, than being able to hear Read more »
Vaccinating badgers will be of more help to badgers than to cattle, because badg
23rd April 2015 by Jordi Casamitjana
I want to know how everything began.  At some point in time, someone had the idea that badgers could be blamed for Read more »
23rd April 2015 by Kelly Donithan
So often, it is the simple things that make us the happiest. For me, it’s quite easily watching an animal - wild or Read more »
The luggage contained a menagerie of animals.
23rd April 2015 by Anna Filippova
    On April 1st, customs officers at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport detained a Russian citizen who arrived Read more »
Today Lily is a healthy, happy dog and a much loved member of the family of one
23rd April 2015 by Christina Pretorius
    In 2011 animal lovers around the world were horrified by the news that a dog had been buried alive at a Read more »
22nd April 2015 by Michael Booth
Watch the full "An Impossible Mission" video above. §   I spoke with Rachel Link, an Associate Producer Read more »
On this Earth Day 2015, we look forward with great anticipation to what this yea
22nd April 2015 by Nancy Barr
Today millions of people around the world are celebrating our unique (as far as we know) planet. What do you think about on 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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