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5th May 2014 Kate Nattrass Atema
The “Adopta un caine” campaign demonstrates 21st century animal welfare thinking in Romania. ~~~ Observator, a Read more »
5th May 2014 Michael Booth
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city best known as the birthplace of legendary Elvis Presley is no stranger to tornados. As a year- Read more »
Wildlife does indeed ‘rock’!
1st May 2014 Jordi Casamitjana
Words are your friends, especially if you are a campaigner. Sometimes they just do the work for you. I don’t know Read more »
Every time a child interacts with an animal, it’s an opportunity for a little hu
1st May 2014 Corrie Rabbe
“Do you want to?” “You ask.” “No you.” “No you!” I can hear some of the Read more »
Animal welfare education goes online at Edinburgh University
30th April 2014 Azzedine Downes
While you probably know about Animal Action Education, our 21-year-old, rapidly expanding program geared to youth in more Read more »
© IFAW/J.Gardner. Caption: A crowded temporary shelter set up to receive injured
29th April 2014 Jennifer Gardner
In Valparaiso, Chile, picturesque communities built on steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean live up to the city Read more »
Despite their misfortunes, two orphaned rhinos form a bond in India
25th April 2014 Nizira Borgoyari
Two years ago, on the eve of Bihu (festival of harvest and New Year for people of Assam) in April, the International Fund Read more »
Chinese legislature moves to criminalize buying and consumption of endangered an
24th April 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
According to a new bill presented to the standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) this week, eating Read more »
23rd April 2014 Kate Nattrass Atema
BAWA videographer Adithio Noviello produced an outstanding video “From the Trash Dump to Place of Honour,”, Read more »
30th May 2012
I have travelled to nearly all of the International Fund for Animal Welfare projects around the world, and have always been Watch Video »
10th May 2012
Every year, thousands of elephants are slaughtered for their ivory. Join our elephant march today to convince governments Watch Video »
30th April 2012
In this video interview, International Fund for Animal Welfare, James Isiche Director, Eastern Africa, gives a terrific Watch Video »
13th April 2012
There is nothing more frustrating than being prepared to document the commercial seal hunt and being kept down by one thing Watch Video »
28th March 2012
This post was modified from a yet unpublished letter to the editors of Canada’s Corner Brook Western Star newspaper Watch Video »
20th March 2012
This footage of the dolphin stranding in Brazil is amazing.  This is a rare event for this area, unlike here on Cape Watch Video »
IFAW offices around the world gathered video messages from young people for protecting the last wild tigers. These youth Watch Video »
Ports urged to reject attempts to use UK as route for the bloody trade in whale
2nd July 2013
UK ports are being urged to take a stand against whaling amid speculation they could be targeted as a transport route for meat from whales slaughtered in Iceland or Norway. Meat from the bloody whaling industry could potentially pass through several Read more »
Croatia joining EU is good for animals
1st July 2013
Croatia today became the 28th member of the European Union in a move that bodes well for animals in Croatia and in the remaining 27 countries of the EU. “Croatia has some excellent animal welfare legislation. IFAW looks forward to Croatia being Read more »
Response to President Obama’s Executive Order:  Combating Wildlife Trafficking
1st July 2013
IFAW STATEMENT: Jeffrey Flocken, IFAW North American Regional Director Illegal trade in wildlife around the planet is both rampant and shockingly destructive to humans and animals.  We applaud President Obama’s executive order to elevate t Read more »
Walking the Talk to Save Kenya’s Elephants
28th June 2013
Jim Nyamu has had plenty of time to think on his feet this year. By the time he arrives in Nairobi tomorrow he will have walked 1,050 kms raising awareness of poaching and the ivory trade, and becoming a national hero in the process. Starting at Masa Read more »
Rescued rhino calf moved from CWRC to give company to orphaned calf in Manas
28th June 2013
A rescued rhino calf, Purabi, under care at Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) was moved to Manas National Park today, to join an orphaned rhino calf being hand-reared there. This is being done to increase the rehabilitation p Read more »
China Customs and IFAW Joined Hands to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
27th June 2013
A workshop jointly organized by the Anti-Smuggling Bureau of China’s General Administration of Customs and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW, www.ifaw.org), to combat trafficking of endangered species successfully concluded today. Read more »
Whales to get their day in court as World Court hearing of Japanese whaling case
26th June 2013
The International Court of Justice hearing of Australia’s case against Japanese whaling in the Antarctic, which opens tomorrow (Wed) is welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) which believes the sham of so-called scientific Read more »
Unique whale research vessel sets off from Monaco for Mediterranean summer resea
24th June 2013
A state-of-the-art whale research boat dropped anchor in Monaco at the weekend for the launch of its summer research in the Mediterranean. Before setting off to continue its vital mission to protect the planet’s whales, the International Fund f Read more »
New report links the illegal wildlife trade to global security
24th June 2013
The illegal wildlife trade is not only detrimental to many of the world’s endangered species, but also poses a genuine threat to national and global security, a new report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) Read more »
Ending Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt
Our first campaign, in 1969, was in protest of the Canadian seal hunt. By the 1980s, our work, and the outrage of millions of Read more »
Saving Lions from Trophy Hunting
Lions are in peril as never before due to growing human populations and corresponding habitat loss, loss of prey species, hum Read more »
Helping Dogs and Cats in North American Native Communities
In the Navajo Nation, a vast Native American homeland in the south-western United States, poverty and hardship mean that owne Read more »
Working for a Better World for Pets and Owners
For people on the breadline in Germany, it can be hard looking after a beloved pet. Owners struggle to afford food for themse Read more »
Protecting the Last Wild Tigers
If current trends persist – in poaching, loss of tiger habitat and prey species and demand for tiger parts – tige Read more »
Protecting the Western Gray Whales’ Fragile Habitat
The future of the Western Gray whale hangs in the balance, with fewer than 30 breeding-age females left in the world’s Read more »
Protecting the Sea’s Most Majestic Animal
At IFAW, we want to see a world where whales live free from human threats, with their future safeguarded for generations to c Read more »
Looking Out for Whalesharks after environmental disaster
Whale sharks do most of their feeding on the surface of the ocean, which means oil spills like the BP Gulf of Mexico disaster Read more »
Stopping Illegal Wildlife Trade
IFAW is working with governments, customs officers, and rangers on ground to protect wildlife from illegal trade. We have tra 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 »
That Special Bond: In New York City, holding on to an animal for dear life
3rd June 2014 by Azzedine Downes
We know it immediately when we look into the eyes of another species: There can be a special bond. Many people feel it when Read more »
3rd June 2014 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
A Canadian harp seal pup on the ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. c. IFAW
3rd June 2014 by Sheryl Fink
Now that the excitement has settled, I thought it would be good to reflect on the recent ruling by the WTO Appellate Body, Read more »
Bahrain holds first wildlife trafficking training since joining CITES
30th May 2014 by Ahmed Abou-Zahra
Bahrain, an archipelago of thirty-seven islands about twenty-four kilometers from the east coast of Saudi Arabia and twenty- Read more »
Next stage in orphan elephant release programme complete
29th May 2014 by Sarah Davies
The Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) of Game Rangers International (GRI) has grown rapidly in the past six years, from Read more »

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"IFAW column: International whaling" read IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes' article in Wildlife Extra here.

"Japanese Whaling Program Under Scrutiny Again After Country Announces Plans To Resume Hunt" IFAW's Patrick Ramage is quoted in this Huffington Post/Associated Press story

The Christian Science Monitor: "Despite severe poaching, hopeful signs on World Elephant Day" - read more

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

 

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