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At Dubai International Airport, ivory smuggling leads to prosecution
18th June 2014 Ahmed Abou-Zahra
For the second year in a row in Dubai International Airport -The 1st busiest international Airport in the world – IFAW Read more »
Community support is key to cat and dog survival
17th June 2014 Joaquin de la Torre
Yesterday, my friend and neighbor Lola called me asking for help because someone dumped several kittens in a park near her Read more »
Spotlight India: The visiting dove
16th June 2014 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
She is not an earlier enlisted inmate and not a regular visitor like the wild gibbon which comes every day to meet his Read more »
Hvalur 9, one of Iceland's whaling boats, commences the whale hunting season.
16th June 2014 Sigursteinn Masson
The Icelandic Minister of Fisheries was on the National Radio of Iceland this morning rebuking the United States’ Read more »
Two elephant calves, delivered in good order, join a new family in Zambia
13th June 2014 Christina Pretorius
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Visit the album on our Flickr page. ~~~ The invoice book read: “Two elephants Read more »
We need more international support for the protection of sharks and rays
13th June 2014 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
I've just come back from the Sharks International Conference, the world's biggest scientific conference on sharks Read more »
Participants of IFAW's ERN workshop in the Phillipines.
12th June 2014 Shannon Walajtys
When the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) holds an Emergency Relief Network (ERN) workshop we like to make it Read more »
Children skip in Durban Deep on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa.
11th June 2014 Julia Cumes
During my recent visit to South Africa, I spent a lot of time on the outskirts of Johannesburg in a neighborhood centered Read more »
Jay Holcomb, renowned bird rescuer and IFAW partner, releasing birds.
11th June 2014 Dr. Ian Robinson
With great sadness, the International fund for Animal Welfare ( IFAW) mourns the passing of our good friend and colleague, Read more »
21st October 2013
In this brief and heart warming video, an International Fund for Animal Welfare Marine Mammal Rescue & Research team Watch Video »
8th October 2013
More than 500 South African school children attended Jungle Theatre Company performances. In the video above, the author Watch Video »
17th September 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes discusses why the opening of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm is Watch Video »
12th September 2013
In the video above, we see key footage obtained by Wildlife Crime Investigators for the International Fund for Animal Watch Video »
5th September 2013
In this three part series, we follow the International Fund for Animal Welfare's purpose built research vessel, the Watch Video »
2nd August 2013
Proximity does matter. When you work in an international animal welfare organisation, you spend a lot of time in long Watch Video »
1st August 2013
In this video above, IFAW UK Director Robbie Marsland takes us through a ‘day in the life’ of carers working to Watch Video »
29th July 2013
Watch "Night of the Whale - part II" above, documenting research conducted in 2012 near Stellwagen Bank off Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Cats, Dogs, and Watch Video »
IFAW responds to the U.S. Government’s National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife
11th February 2014
In July, President Obama issued an Executive Order addressing the U.S’s efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade. The Administration has now followed-up with the release today of its National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife Trafficking. Read more »
Prevention of Wildlife Trade Workshop begins in Paro
11th February 2014
To help tackle illegal wildlife trade, the Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org), Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and INTERPOL is holding the second training worksho Read more »
Determining Elephant Populations in Tsavo
10th February 2014
Conservationists were ambivalent today following a five-day aerial census that indicates that elephants are on the decline in Kenya’s flagship Tsavo National Park. Preliminary results indicate the number of elephants as 11,076 – down from Read more »
IFAW/David Parry/PA
10th February 2014
Dozens of ivory items ranging from whole elephant tusks to carvings and jewellery will be destroyed in spectacular fashion in London today (Mon) to raise awareness of the lethal ivory trade and show support for elephant protection. Alarmingly, an ele Read more »
IFAW/E. Bouvet
6th February 2014
This morning, the French government destroyed 3 tonnes of illegal ivory seized by customs over 20 years, following through with the promise made by President Holland during the Elysee Summit last December. The ivory was destroyed near the Eiffel Towe Read more »
ARCHIVE Photo  © IFAW
6th February 2014
The US Government today announced it is invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifies Iceland for undermining the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in whale meat. As one of Read more »
Campaigner Brian May launches the Badger and Cattle Vaccination Initiative (BACV
4th February 2014
Forefront in the fight against the Government’s badger cull policy, Queen guitarist Brian May joins with cosmetics company Lush and leading animal welfare organisations including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and Save Me, to Read more »
Sochi Olympic dog cull shame
4th February 2014
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) is horrified that culling of dogs in Sochi is back on the agenda in preparation for the 2014 winter Olympics. IFAW has repeatedly offered to help the Environment Department of the Sochi Read more »
Historic relocation of forest elephants in Côte d’Ivoire
3rd February 2014
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) on Tuesday completed a mission which can only be described as mammoth and unprecedented. From 19 to 25 January, 4 forest elephants were relocated from Daloa, third city of Côte d Read more »
IFAW Leave a legacy for future generations
Our mission is to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout the world by reducing commercial exploitation o Read more »
World of Animals Issue 15
World of Animals Issue 15 Read more »
Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of the Illegal Wildlife Trade
The illicit trade in wildlife is not only a serious global environmental crime with profoundly negative impacts for endangere Read more »
IFAW WTO Seal briefing
The EU legislation being challenged by Canada and Norway is Regulation (EC) No. 1007/2009, also known as the “EU s Read more »
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs. Read more »
Amicus Brief: European Communities — Measures Prohibiting the Importation and Ma
The preliminary submissions in this brief are aimed at correcting the misleading and incomplete manner in which Canada has ch Read more »
PROJECT WEB AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE IVORY TRADE OVER THE INTERNET WITHIN THE E
INTERPOL’s Project Web was launched following studies by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which conclu Read more »
Saving animals
It’s been more than 40 years since a small group of concerned citizens banded together to stop Canada’s cruel com Read more »
The welfare basis for euthanasia of dogs and cats and policy development
IFAW works from the concept of ‘adequate guardianship’, which requires that an animal’s basic needs are met Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
26th June 2014 by
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
Critics are wrong, the U.S. is complicit in the elephant poaching crisis
24th June 2014 by Azzedine Downes
The criticisms on Capitol Hill today, regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan to ban the commercial trade of Read more »
Vets from around Mexico gather in Cozumel, helping spay and neuter island dogs a
23rd June 2014 by Erika Flores
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. ~~~ Recently our partner’s the Humane Society of Cozumel did a mega Read more »
Making sure animal welfare is part of the world’s environmental agenda
21st June 2014 by Peter Pueschel
My goal while I am in Nairobi, Kenya—at the stakeholder’s weekend meeting to prepare for the United Nations Read more »
On June 10, 2014 the CWRT rescued Hangglide, a nine-year-old humpback whale
20th June 2014 by Mackie Green
The call came in on Monday night, June 10, 2014. A whale watching ship out of Maine had stumbled on a humpback tangled up in Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
20th June 2014 by
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Yulin summer solstice celebrations may serve dog meat, killing about 10,000 dogs
19th June 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
It has become a tradition—not an ancient tradition, but an economic boost of sorts—for locals in southwest China Read more »
Sad National Day in Iceland as first harpooned fin whale of the season comes ash
18th June 2014 by Sigursteinn Masson
Just before 3.30pm on Tuesday one of two operational whaling boats belonging to Iceland’s lone fin whaler, Mr. Read more »
At Dubai International Airport, ivory smuggling leads to prosecution
18th June 2014 by Ahmed Abou-Zahra
For the second year in a row in Dubai International Airport -The 1st busiest international Airport in the world – IFAW 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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