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Juvenile harbor seal born this year (probably 1-3 months old) Local Cape residen
10th April 2013 Misty Niemeyer
The phone started ringing at 7 am with reports of young seals on several beaches, and calls continued to come in all day. Read more »
During December 2011 the Beijing auction house, Googut listed over 400 bottles o
9th April 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
It is not often that we can talk about the impact of our campaign to reduce the trade of endangered species in quantifiable Read more »
 The headquarters of IMO are in London, south of the river Thames overlooking th
8th April 2013 Vassili Papastavrou
Underwater noise pollution from ships poses a serious threat to whales and dolphins. So it's great that the Read more »
At UN, a welcome treaty on small arms trade could benefit threatened wildlife
8th April 2013 Paul Todd
The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a new treaty aimed at regulating the global trade in Read more »
8th April 2013 Dr. Ian Robinson
In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury Read more »
Determined to avoid animals starving in Cyprus, funds finally reach shelters
8th April 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
Disasters affecting people and animals can happen anywhere at any time. The International Fund for Animal Welfare has a Read more »
All 8 puppies survived, thanks to caring community members and IFAW’s support
5th April 2013 Erika Flores
Playa del Carmen is a paradise; but it also has a history of municipal neglect towards dogs kept in civic facilities. Read more »
4th April 2013 Jason Bell
This brief video above from Euronews describes the scene at the Paris Natural History Museum. If there’s any doubt Read more »
Twiggy, feeling better.
3rd April 2013 Janice Hannah
Twiggy finally made it south after I spent almost two months working out logistics.  Twiggy is a young, female yellow Read more »
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 »
19th May 2014
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Watch Video »
26th January 2009
The Washington paper of “Watergate” fame obtained secret documents and broke the story of the whaling plan yesterday (January 25). Patrick Ramage, Global Whale Programme Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) s Read more »
23rd January 2009
Rangers had trailed the poacher and his accomplice for 17 hours on foot, according to area warden Josphat Erupe. “We noticed one poacher on top of a tree but he jumped down and vanished. We only became aware that there was a second man when Read more »
21st January 2009
“The report creates a new diplomatic and legal front for the Australian government to challenge Japan’s Southern Ocean whaling programme as being inconsistent with the Antarctic legal regime,” Canberra Panel Chair and Australian Read more »
20th January 2009
The rhino had its hind legs trapped in thick mud in a pit on a stretch of farmland near Rajabari Tea Estate, about two kilometres west of Kaziranga National Park. Dr Prasanta Boro, WTI-IFAW veterinarian, was called in, when it became clear that it Read more »
12th January 2009
The 3-D chalk pavement drawing appeared at the entrance to the world’s biggest antiques market, which is also a major European market for ivory. IFAW is concerned that whilst some items are genuine antiques, not everything may be as old as i Read more »
29th December 2008
“IFAW is grateful to eBay for taking this important step forward for elephant conservation. By setting the bar with a global ban on ivory, eBay is proving to be an example for both governments and online dealers to also take a stand on one o Read more »
23rd December 2008
Twiggy Lawson said: "Hunting with dogs is utterly cruel and barbaric and, like many people in the UK, I rejoiced when it was finally banned. Sadly, however, four years on some hunts seem determined to flout the law a Read more »
22nd December 2008
Huntingact.org is a factual resource created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), the League Against Cruel Sports and the RSPCA. The specialist site was set up to assist relevant enforcement officials by providing clear informatio Read more »
22nd December 2008
The coalition, led by the Seal Protection Action Group, this week delivered a letter to Downing Street signed by 28 animal welfare and conservation organisations calling on the British and Scottish Governments to fully protect all seals from deli 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 »
A beluga whale photographed in its natural habitat during IFAW funded annual res
9th August 2013 by Adrian Hiel
My colleague Patrick Ramage has already shared the good news that 18 beluga whales will not be forced to spend the rest of Read more »
Ivory Kingpin Arrested
9th August 2013 by
In a rare glimmer of good news in the ongoing battle to save elephants and rhinos from organised crime one of West Africa Read more »
Borya is playing in the water.
8th August 2013 by Gail A’Brunzo
This post was filed by International Fund for Animal Welfare campaigner in Russia Mila Danilova. - GA In early July, the Read more »
Good News for Beluga Whales SLIDESHOW + VIDEO
7th August 2013 by Patrick Ramage
The slideshow above contains five images of beluga whales in their natural habitat. These photos were taken by Bettina van Read more »
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7th August 2013 by
Today’s seizure of a reported 1,120 ivory tusks in Hong Kong brings to over three tons the amount of illegal elephant Read more »
Protesters ask ‘What’s the Point?’ of fin whaling.
6th August 2013 by Sigursteinn Masson
It was a bright sunny day in Whalefjord, south west Iceland. Around 20 curious Icelanders were already there, some with Read more »
It is estimated that up to 100 million sharks are killed each year for their fin
5th August 2013 by Vanessa Mignon
Everything about them fascinates me – their elegance, their streamlined design perfected over millennia, their raw Read more »
Jamuna and her newborn calf © IFAW-WTI/O.Basumatary
2nd August 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
This post was written by, Dr. Bhaskar Choudhury, Veterinarian, and sent to us by Sheren Shrestha, Head of Communications, Read more »
2nd August 2013 by Jordi Casamitjana
Proximity does matter. When you work in an international animal welfare organisation, you spend a lot of time in long 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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