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Pack of beagles ‘on line’ following some scent during a hare hunt.
7th January 2016 Jordi Casamitjana
This blog is part of a series of blogs that feature excerpts of IFAW’s report Trail of Lies, which is the most Read more »
Opportunity abounds to help, protect, and support the welfare of animals around
6th January 2016 Azzedine Downes
Opportunity abounds to help, protect, and support the welfare of animals around the world. While 2015 was an extremely Read more »
The Australian government reports that the fast-moving fires and subsequent smok
5th January 2016 Josey Sharrad
As a result of the devastating bushfires in Victoria, the effects on some local animals including kangaroos and koalas has Read more »
1st January 2016 Erica Martin
We weren’t the only ones impressed with Zolushka’s big news this month. It seems the world has taken notice of Read more »
Gemma Campling visited CLAW and spent a day with staff and director Cora Bailey.
30th December 2015 Mandi Smallhorne
Gemma Campling realised she wanted to help animals in less privileged parts of the world even before she got to university Read more »
Hunting remains the biggest threat, but human-bear conflict has also increased i
29th December 2015 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
In a first of its kind sensitization programme on Asiatic black bears, 14 youth from Shergaon – a small but important Read more »
Author Kimberley Touker looked up Mdzananda Animal Clinic on the internet, wrote
28th December 2015 Lisa Cant-Haylett
This blog is written by Kimberley Touker, a 24-year-old vet student from the Netherlands who studied veterinary medicine in Read more »
26th December 2015 Azzedine Downes
I am inspired every day by the dramatic rescue of individual elephants, whales, tigers, bears, dogs and cats, such as those Read more »
In the UK, the most traditional day for hunting is Boxing Day.
26th December 2015 Jordi Casamitjana
Traditional hunting as organised ‘sport’ is a seasonal activity which takes place in the coldest months of the Read more »
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 »
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 »
10th December 2014
Azzedine Downes, CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on news reports that 34 baby elephants have been seized in Zimbabwe for export into captivity in other countries. “We know that elephants have st Read more »
Wanted Environmental Crime Fugitive Arrested in Zambia
9th December 2014
A prominent environmental criminal named on the INTERPOL Wanted List of International Fugitives, INFRA Terra, has been arrested by a team from the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) and Zambia Police. Ben Simasiku, a 32-year-old Zambian national, escap Read more »
Snow Leopard Cub taken from the Wild in Pakistan gets new Home
4th December 2014
An orphaned snow leopard taken from the wild and placed in a small cage on the side of Pakistan’s Karakoram highway will get a new home thanks to Snow Leopard Foundation, Parks and Wildlife Department, Gilgit-Baltistan, US State Department Read more »
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed
24th November 2014
A murky multi-million pound trade in wild animals and their parts is booming across online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale. A shocking report released today by th Read more »
South Africa, Rhino Poaching Hits Record Level
21st November 2014
Rhino poaching has hit record levels in South Africa with 1020 rhinoceros poached for their horn to date in 2014. The latest statistics were announced by the Department of Environmental Affairs earlier today in their monthly report on poaching of rhi Read more »
International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Tr
21st November 2014
Extensive collaboration and cooperation at an international level are key ingredients in fighting wildlife trafficking wildlife law enforcers agreed at the conclusion of a training workshop to increase capacity and expertise in the Horn of Africa. Th Read more »
Prominent Chinese Thought Leaders Join the Fight to Save Elephants
19th November 2014
A group of leading Chinese celebrities are lending their voices to a campaign to save elephants by rejecting ivory trade. The campaign “Give Peace to Elephants; Say No to Ivory” officially launched today at a gala event by the Internation Read more »
Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court find
18th November 2014
Japan today announced plans for a new ‘scientific’ whaling programme in the Antarctic, just months after the International Court of Justice (ICJ)  ruled its whaling in the Southern Ocean was illegal and must stop. The Japanese govern Read more »
Ten successful years of the Hunting Act
18th November 2014
Today marks 10 years since the Hunting Act 2004 was first passed into law and received Royal Assent. It was a significant milestone in the campaign to halt the cruel and unnecessary practice of hunting with dogs before the Act finally came into force Read more »
Bringing Back Manas
by adintino
Conserving the forest and wildlife of the Bodoland Territorial Council Read more »
Turning the Tide
by adintino
The campaign to save Vhali, the Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) in Gujarat Read more »
Walking the Bears
by adintino
Rehabilitation of Asiatic black bears in Arunachal Pradesh Read more »
Annual Report 2011
by adintino
Annual Report 1 July 2010 - 30 June 2011 Read more »
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study
by rbartlett
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study Read more »
Emergency Relief for Animals
by adintino
Extending a Lifeline - Elephants orphaned by conflict, penguins affected by climate change, dogs and cats stranded after disa Read more »
Stopping Private Ownership of Captive Big Cats
by adintino
Some 10,000 to 20,000 big cats are kept captive by private owners in the U.S. The exact number is a mystery because there are Read more »
by kradziszewska
In 2011 and into the following year, Canada's Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans undertook a review of pro Read more »
Ellie Milano with one of the dogs we helped.
28th January 2016 by Azzedine Downes
In the final months of 2015, our companion animals team morphed into an animal rescue team. As the result of a Humane Read more »
Studying Forest Elephants is more than seven years in the making and a product o
28th January 2016 by Vicki Fishlock
Forest elephants live secretive lives in the rainforests of Central Africa. We don’t know much about their lives, and Read more »
Expanding and allowing trade of parts and derivatives from tigers is in violatio
28th January 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
China’s Wildlife Protection Law (WPL) has long been criticized as a law that promotes wildlife utilization rather Read more »
Even from the road our team tracking Ilona were able to spot the characteristic
27th January 2016 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
This report was filed by Vyacheslav Kastrikin, Deputy Director of Khingan Nature Reserve. –MV On the northern border Read more »
The previous building had patients on any available floorspace.
27th January 2016 by Erika Flores
The other day I invited someone to take a look at what will be the new Coco´s Animal Welfare clinic, who is our Read more »
Sri Lankan ivory crush
26th January 2016 by Vivek Menon
The following blog is from Jose Louies, Assistant Manager, Enforcement Assistance and Law of IFAW partner Wildlife Trust Read more »
Badgers face threats across all of Europe. Eurobadger, the federation of badger
26th January 2016 by Jordi Casamitjana
Are we in the UK alone in this? Is the unnecessary killing of badgers and their unjustifiable persecution something only Read more »
The destruction will ensure that these tusks will never re-enter the market for
25th January 2016 by Azzedine Downes
The call for nations to destroy their confiscated ivory stockpiles is still echoing around the world. The latest heed of Read more »
Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks
25th January 2016 by adintino
Corrected 26 January 2016: Number  of tusks destroyed was 359. Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

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

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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