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22nd August 2014 Azzedine Downes
Last week I had the welcomed opportunity to see first-hand the valuable work being done in the UK to tackle wildlife crime. Read more »
22nd August 2014 Jordi Casamitjana
On Thursday 21st August another chapter of the infamous badger cull saga in England began to unfold. I, and many others, Read more »
Lola and her puppies: a success for International Homeless Animals Day
21st August 2014 Ellie Milano
In honor of International Homeless Animals Day this past Saturday, a day to draw attention to the problems that homeless Read more »
Gray Whale Research Team marks eight new calves so far
This update on the western gray whale (WGW) expedition was filed on behalf of the team by IFAW Russia staff member Anna Read more »
19th August 2014 Vicki Fishlock
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Read more »
On World Elephant Day in India, a “thumbs-up” for the elephants
18th August 2014 Sheren Shrestha
In the sweltering humid heat of Delhi, Dr Mayukh Chatterjee, Achintya Tripathi and I were back in school. Figuratively Read more »
Chartered flight brings rescued baby elephant “Ntubya” to Zambia orphanage
18th August 2014 Sarah Davies
Last Wednesday, an 18-month-old elephant calf, named “Ntubya” after the village in which she was rescued, safely Read more »
More cameras observe more aggregation in White Sea beluga whales
This update on IFAW funded beluga whale research, part of a larger multiyear survey of the Solovetsky beluga whale Read more »
Spotlight Zambia: The secret life of Chodoba
14th August 2014 Sarah Davies
A milestone event was witnessed at Kafue National Park in Zambia last month. The 9-year-old rehabilitated orphaned elephant Read more »
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 »
30th July 2014
It is something that must be done, so let’s do it right IFAW’s position on Cameron’s irrational badger Watch Video »
21st July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Watch Video »
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 »
World elephant day graphic
12th August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
Bidding Against Survival report
12th August 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today – World Elephant Day – published a new investigative report finding that the auction industry does not have the safeguards in place to protect elephants. Although many in Read more »
Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28th July 2014
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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Surprise!  The first few nations to support Denmark were the same nations that vote in favor of Japan at past IWC Read more »
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Looks like that ice the IWC is skating on just cracked. The conservation committee just submitted their report and included Read more »
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Only two days remain in the week-long IWC meeting and the two toughest issues,Greenland’s quota increase and the South Read more »
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Let me break down just what is happening here at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting over the past 18 hours. Read more »
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The IWC’s Head of Science presented the report of the one day scoping meeting for a workshop on entanglement.  The Read more »
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Yesterdays goodwill and harmony is starting to unravel this morning as the Commission addresses special permit scientific Read more »
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Yesterday afternoon the Scientific Committee reported the conclusions of its discussions on whale watching, including that Read more »
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A female Peregrine Falcon, approximately 1st year old, was released into the wild this week in the Altai region of Russia. Read more »
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It’s official; our governments are negotiating on a possible return to commercial whaling.  I suppose negotiating isn’t 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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