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No return to cruelty
26th March 2014 Robbie Marsland
Don’t you just love it when a plan works? About four weeks ago IFAW received reliable intelligence that there were Read more »
How tigers in rehabilitation behave during their ‘night’ and ‘day’
25th March 2014 Ekaterina Blidchenko
In the evening, after 6 pm, all the tigers come out as if at a command. Kuzya lies down on a hill top or in a clearing. Read more »
Spotlight India: A lifestyle of hunting and trapping and its conflict with tiger
24th March 2014 Kelvin Alie
The following was written by Wildlife Trust of India’s Jose Louies, recounting my recent visit to Central India where Read more »
Thousands show their support for whales at annual Whalefest
21st March 2014 Clare Sterling
Staff and volunteers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) took part in the third annual Whalefest event in Read more »
21st March 2014 Jordi Casamitjana
Have you already seen it? To raise public awareness about the current threat the Hunting Act 2004 is under because the Read more »
Chasing through London to save wildlife
20th March 2014 Jordi Casamitjana
Today, people on the streets of London witnessed something quite unusual. A pack of hounds led by a huntsman ‘chased Read more »
Blue whales abound in the shipping lanes just off Sri Lankan coast
19th March 2014 Susannah Calderan
After the first few weeks of our research just off the southern coast of Sri Lanka, we have had more than 40 blue whale Read more »
A worrying trend in France as ivory is sold regularly at its auction houses
18th March 2014 Mia Crnojevic
Recently, an auction in Cannes in the South of France saw the price of ivory reach an all-time high for the sale of 47 Read more »
The major victory for animal welfare — that animal welfare is recognized as a le
18th March 2014 Sheryl Fink
Discussions began today before the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In Canada, much has been made of the Read more »
18th February 2015
The pickup truck is making its way over a bumpy meadow towards the sheep enclosure. Three large livestock guardian dogs - Watch Video »
6th March 2015
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Watch Video »
4th March 2015
In part two of our video conversations with those brave individuals saving animals in the frontlines of the war in Eastern Watch Video »
4th March 2015
Elephants are famous for their special cognitive abilities. Their families, their memory, and their friendships. I’ve Watch Video »
27th February 2015
Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attention of the world. The United States Watch Video »
27th February 2015
Watch Pelusa’s amazing transformation back to health after tragedgy left her thin and sickly. Pelusa’s story Watch Video »
26th February 2015
The war in Eastern Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Cease-fires are Watch Video »
26th February 2015
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Watch Video »
4th March 2015
Two hog deer that strayed into fringe villages were rescued by locals in back-to-back days and released back to the wild in Watch Video »
2nd September 2011
First, the team tried to herd the animals back out to open water by dropping acoustic deterrents called pingers from a boat, but unfortunately this technique was unsuccessful and the pod of dolphins beached themselves despite their efforts. “O Read more »
2nd September 2011
First, the team tried to herd the animals back out to open water by dropping acoustic deterrents called pingers from a boat, but unfortunately this technique was unsuccessful and the pod of dolphins beached themselves despite their efforts. “O Read more »
31st August 2011
Responding to a request from the State of New York, IFAW is deploying two trained water rescue teams and a 36-foot rescue trailer - funded by a grant from Petfinder.com Foundation - carrying boats, dog crates, capture equipment and other supplies. Read more »
29th August 2011
The dramatic need for the training was underlined earlier in the week when Tanzania, who sent two officers to the training, seized 1,041 elephant ivory tusks. Canada is one of the leading countries which supports INTERPOL’s Environmental Crime Read more »
25th August 2011
The record-setting seizure comes as 27 wildlife law enforcement officials from 11 Southern African countries gather in Gaborone, Botswana this week to undergo a joint IFAW and INTERPOL training session on the prevention of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
17th August 2011
Acting of behalf of unnamed Asian countries, Kuwait requested that all members of civil society be removed from the room to allow for a closed-door discussion. The agenda had called for a discussion on an ivory decision-making mechanism, on elephant Read more »
5th August 2011
Officials issued a notice that they would ban dogs in three districts of Jiangmen and confiscate and kill all dogs in those areas beginning on August 26. The reason for the notice was to prevent rabies for human safety and to establish a civilized ci Read more »
25th July 2011
The gorilla move is being funded principally by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) and organized by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (Fossey Fund).   “IFAW was happy to help with the move and provi Read more »
19th July 2011
A recent International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) survey of websites in the UK, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Germany, found a thriving in trade in ivory items – the legality of most of which is questionable. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
World of Animals Issue 20 Read more »
Amboseli Project - IFAW picture book 2014
T he Amboseli National Park’s small size of 392 kilometres squared cannot support the ecological needs of its 1,400 ele Read more »
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation f Read more »
World of Animals Issue 19 Read more »
Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi 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 »
Acoustic recorder successfully deployed to monitor for threatened humpback whale
6th June 2014 by Anna Moscrop
R/V Song of the Whale team member Conor Ryan joined the German RV Meteor in Mindelo, Cape Verde, at the end of April to Read more »
6th June 2014 by Michael Booth
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Read more »
300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa
6th June 2014 by
Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
6th June 2014 by
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
6th June 2014 by
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
6th June 2014 by
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
6th June 2014 by
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Read more »
IFAW and the Wildlife Trust of India are caring for four orphaned civets.
5th June 2014 by Nizira Borgoyari
On April 30, our International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) rehabilitation station in Read more »
Public launch of the Japan Whale Dolphin Watching Council.
4th June 2014 by Patrick Ramage
When you think about Japan and whales, the images that come to mind may be unsettling. Whales chased across the open ocean Read more »

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Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Washington Post: "African lions are set to become the last big cat listed under the Endangered Species Act" - read more.

 

 

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