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Demand for parts of endangered species is immoral
28th August 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
Buried in a document from a recently concluded international workshop on tiger conservation and combatting wildlife crime Read more »
One encounter was particularly exciting as we were close enough to identify a mo
27th August 2013 Miriam Romagosa
I first sailed as a volunteer on board the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) unique whale research vessel Read more »
 We spent only few hours at sea and mostly near the entry from the lagoon, but i
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
Azul as he is today. Credit: ABCP
23rd August 2013 Gail A’Brunzo
It is one thing to talk about Andean bears living in the “cloud forests” of Ecuador, but it’s another Read more »
The inauguration of this course is very timely. When governments respond to call
20th August 2013 Cynthia Milburn
Looking at the number and range of animals kept as pets around the world it seems that most children, and many adults too, Read more »
Training Wounded Badger Patrols to be ready, if and when they find their first v
20th August 2013 Jordi Casamitjana
Everyone is talking about it. It could be any day now. The harvest is now finished, the days are getting shorter and the Read more »
Happily, Snoopy is making a remarkable recovery, eating well and learning to cop
19th August 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
The harsh reality of life for many tens of thousands of people living within informal settlements is nothing new…. Read more »
Puget Sound is the summering ground for the Southern Resident orca population of
16th August 2013 April Wobst
Puget Sound is the summering ground for the Southern Resident orca population of about 80 killer whales, listed as Read more »
This marine animal is considered as one of the rarest and most endangered marine
16th August 2013 Ahmed Abou-Zahra
Monk seals are shy animals that are highly affected by disturbance caused by humans. By the end of the twentieth century, Read more »
6th October 2014
Something as simple as a piece of rope has helped save thousands of lives, both humans and animals, in the Albay Province Watch Video »
3rd October 2014
The Maasai of the Olgulului/Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) have rallied behind the Kitenden Corridor project of the Watch Video »
2nd October 2014
After our arrival on Sunday, the IFAW team, together with local partners from the Albay Provincial Veterinary Services, Watch Video »
17th September 2014
Back in the field, back on the ground. Now that the badger cull pilots have resumed for their second year, I was itching to Watch Video »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
10th September 2014
With the bright sun high above our heads we notice that the flood waters on every corner of Kaziranga National Park are Watch Video »
4th September 2014
It’s as if fate has been against Littlefoot for most of his young life. But every obstacle he’s faced has been Watch Video »
22nd August 2014
On Thursday 21st August another chapter of the infamous badger cull saga in England began to unfold. I, and many others, Watch Video »
19th August 2014
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Watch Video »
17th February 2010
Five years today since the Hunting Act came into force in England and Wales, Sir Paul speaks out in the new report ‘No Return to Cruelty’ by IFAW in Action, a part of the global International Fund for Animal Welfare movement. He said: Read more »
12th February 2010
While communities around the world celebrate this auspicious year in the lunar calendar, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) warns that unless stopped, the trade could well push the tiger to extinction. Grace Gabriel, IFAW’s Asia Read more »
5th February 2010
The Ministry of Justice statistics reveal 33 successful prosecutions under the Act in 2008*.  To date this means over 100 people have been successfully prosecuted since the Hunting Act’s introduction on the 18th of February 2005. Robbie M Read more »
27th January 2010
The ARCH team is meeting with officials from the Haitian government as well as international agencies such as the United Nations, to define the country’s most pressing animal-related problems, as well as identifying options for a wide-ranging, Read more »
22nd January 2010
Next week, Kenyan Minister for Forestry and Wildlife and co-chairman of the Coalition, Mr. Noah Wekesa, will also travel to Brussels to urge the EU to support an all-out ban on ivory trade to ensure conservation of elephants at a critical moment for Read more »
15th January 2010
On January 12, a 7.0 earthquake – the largest in 200 years – rocked the small island nation, reducing buildings to rubble, and demolishing the capital, Port-au-Prince. Tens of thousands of people are feared dead and countries such as the Read more »
29th December 2009
For the last two weeks, the 8,070-foot Mayon volcano has been spewing smoke, rock, and burning mud. The volcano recently pushed a cloud of ash nearly a mile into the air and geologists point to the volcano’s continuous lava flows, sulphuric dio Read more »
26th December 2009
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) issued the warning ahead of the annual festive hunt meets. Robbie Marsland, UK Director of IFAW, said: “We have no problem at all with hunts meeting to enjoy a gallop through the countryside, ov Read more »
18th December 2009
The challenge to the Hunting Act and the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act by the Countryside Alliance and Brian Friend failed with the European Court of Human Rights finding that the bans on hunting are there to stop this morally unjustifiab 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 »
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 »
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16th December 2013 by Jennifer Gardner
It’s been now more than five weeks since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines.  While the Read more »
Iceland issues five-year whaling quotas – ignoring meagre consumption of whale m
16th December 2013 by
Polling released today (Monday) reveals a mere 3% of Icelanders claim to eat whale meat regularly*, despite the Icelandic Read more »
Ontai, a former poacher turned animal keeper, receives award
13th December 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
Maheshwar “Ontai” Basumataryone of the IFAW-WTI animal keepers who was also featured in the documentary " Read more »
Inspired scout helps Kenya Wildlife Service nab an elephant poacher
13th December 2013 by Jacqueline Nyagah
Jackson Sitonik, a married father of two and a proud game scout on the Kenyan park system’s grasslands, is a hero. Read more »
François Hollande commits France to the "urgent" fight against wildlife crime
12th December 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
In our fight to protect endangered species, there are certain days that allow us to measure how far we have come and show Read more »
Chris Williamson MP (centre) pictured with costumed campaigners opposing the bad
12th December 2013 by Robbie Marsland
The contentious badger cull issue won’t go away for the Government. Despite pilot culls that appear to have failed and Read more »
Dramatic impacts of climate change on animals must be addressed
11th December 2013 by Paul Todd
With the recent United Nations Framework on Climate Change negotiations in Warsaw now concluded, it is important to Read more »
IFAW UK’s Campaigns and Enforcement Manager Tania McCrea-Steele addresses delega
11th December 2013 by Tania McCrea-Steele
The end of November marked the beginning of the UK’s 25th National Wildlife Crime Conference which brought together Read more »
Badger cull pilot fiasco, not the end of the story
10th December 2013 by Jordi Casamitjana
It is tempting to believe that after the extension of the badger cull in Gloucestershire was cut short at the end of Read more »

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"IFAW column: New Conservancy in Africa" read IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes' article in Wildlife Extra here.

Gulfnews: "Transit passengers caught with pieces of elephant tusk in luggage" - read more.

The New York Times spoke with IFAW Russia Director Masha Vorontsova about Kuzya the tiger's movements from Russia into China: - read more

Vice News: "New York Passes Bill That Could Limit Selfies With Tigers" - See the original article

 

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