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Sealers take turns clubbing harp seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada durin
19th March 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
Recently, I had a chat with Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW ) Read more »
19th March 2013 James Isiche
Take a moment to watch this video on the recent elephant collaring in Amboseli and learn more of IFAW’s partnership Read more »
Tiger T8 taking a stroll around his forest. c. 2013 Jose Louies IFAW/WTI
18th March 2013 James Kinney
The International Fund for Animal Welfare provides training, equipment and insurance to rangers and forest staff who work on Read more »
18th March 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
I was completely shocked to hear that 86 elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory Read more »
A whitecoat pup.
15th March 2013 Anna Fillipova
Today, we had our second flight to search for seals. For three days all of us have been wondering where the seals are and Read more »
15th March 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
In order to support the Congolese authorities in their efforts to reinforce the protection of the forest elephants that Read more »
Ice, but no seals.
14th March 2013 Anna Fillipova
Many years ago, Masha Vorontsova, from the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Russia office, suggested to Oleg Read more »
Stealing dogs for the dog meat trade has become an organized crime.
14th March 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
On March 2nd, a truck loaded with 900 dogs destined for slaughter was stopped by animal welfare supporters in Chong Qing Read more »
14th March 2013 Peter Pueschel
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes offers some thoughts from the floor of the CITES CoP 16 meeting in Bangkok, Read more »
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 »
21st February 2014
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she Watch Video »
5th May 2014
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city best known as the birthplace of legendary Elvis Presley is no stranger to tornados. As a year- Watch Video »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
28th May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
23rd June 2008
Staging at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Quincy, Illinois, the three groups – the first to enter Illinois to assist in animal relief – have set up a temporary shelter, which is growing each day. Twenty fawns, rescued by local groups Read more »
23rd June 2008
Conservationists worldwide, including experts with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), urged member countries meeting in Santiago, Chile, to reject any compromise which might threaten the global moratorium on commercial whaling. Read more »
21st June 2008
The Coalition’s chairman, Mali Minister for Environment, Aghatam AG Alhassane, said, “We need to discuss modalities for the formation of an action plan that will enable us to maintain a viable and healthy elephant population free from Read more »
13th June 2008
Mr. Michael Elliott, 57 of Gravesend, Kent was found guilty today at Southwark Crown Court of trade in ivory carvings. He was given a two year suspended sentence and ordered to pay £1480 costs. In one of the largest seizures of ivory made t Read more »
11th June 2008
The CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) project near Johannesburg, which is supported by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), is appealing for emergency funding to cope with a huge increase in the amount of homeless pets, mainly dogs Read more »
9th June 2008
Wild tigers face increasing threats from habitat loss, prey loss and poaching for the trade in their body parts. Wild tiger population, which at the turn of the 20th century stood at 100,000 individuals, has diminished to below 4,000, spread out i Read more »
4th June 2008
While the exact circumstances and status of the shipments remains unclear, the export of fin and minke whale meat to Japan appears to have taken place without the knowledge or authorisation of relevant Icelandic, Norwegian and Japanese authorities Read more »
4th June 2008
“At the height of the unrest earlier in the year, we suffered a 90 per cent drop in tourism visitation, forcing us to undertake massive budget cuts to contain the situation and ensure that the Parks are well protected from poachers. This sup Read more »
3rd June 2008
“This agreement is a major breakthrough,” said Jackson Zee, IFAW rescue leader. “Chinese media have been filled with reports of people evacuating with their pets, being comforted by their pets, and even saved by their pets after 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 »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
23rd July 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) team deployed to the Republic of Congo as part Read more »
Young harp seals off the eastern coast of Canada are at much higher risk than ad
23rd July 2013 by Sheryl Fink
The continuing decline in sea ice in Atlantic Canada - and its impact on the survival of seal pups - has been of concern to Read more »
IFAW Responds To Etsy’s New Wildlife Policy
23rd July 2013 by
STATEMENT From: Jeff Flocken, IFAW North America Director Congratulations to Etsy for stepping up to the plate in Read more »
Mrs. Clinton showed a genuine passion for taking on the issues of illegal wildli
22nd July 2013 by Kelvin Alie
I was honored to represent the International Fund for Animal Welfare at a meeting at New York’s Central Park Zoo on 15 Read more »
Spotlight Iceland: what is the point of your whaling Mr. Loftsson?
22nd July 2013 by Robbie Marsland
Mr Loftsson, the lone, obstinate fin whaler in Iceland, seems to be in trouble.  For years the International Fund for Read more »
Operation WENDI: IFAW and INTERPOL team up to dismantle  ivory trafficking in We
22nd July 2013 by
Operation WENDI saw INTERPOL and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) team up to target Read more »
Shamed whale meat rejected by ports and cargo companies is returned to Iceland
22nd July 2013 by
Unwanted whale meat arrived back in Iceland overnight after ports and cargo companies refused to play a part in its shameful Read more »
19th July 2013 by Azzedine Downes
On Wednesday, July 17th, we held a ceremony in one of the most spectacular places on earth, watched over by Mount Read more »
A polar bear skin like the one seen above just sold for a record $22,000 CAD.
19th July 2013 by Sheryl Fink
Like the endangered bluefin tuna that sold for $1.76 million at auction earlier this year, the record-shattering price paid 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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