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Having eleven different nationalities and cultures represented during our road t
22nd February 2013 Rebecca Brimley
Here at the International Fund for Animal Welfare, we have long wanted to extend our impact for dogs and cats beyond our Read more »
The harpoon on a Japanese whaling vessel.
20th February 2013 Patrick Ramage
As David McNeill of The Economist magazine introduced our panel in Tokyo to a packed room at the Foreign Correspondents Read more »
Canadian East Coast seal hunt - and now the Inuit seal hunt - are being depicted
20th February 2013 Sheryl Fink
I’m in Geneva for the first round of WTO hearings on Canada and Norway’s challenge of EU regulations Read more »
It turns out that burgers, pies, bolognaise sauce and other meat products suppos
20th February 2013 Cynthia Milburn
The latest food scandal to erupt in the UK is beginning to unleash across Europe. In fact, what has happened in the UK might Read more »
Shark finning at a market in Dibba, Oman
19th February 2013 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
The rate at which sharks are vanishing from the world’s oceans is reaching a tipping point. Many shark populations Read more »
IFAW's Sheryl Fink taking notes from the World Trade Organisation meeting in Gen
19th February 2013 Sheryl Fink
Monday February 18th was the first of three days of hearings at the World Trade Organization (WTO), where Canada and Norway Read more »
AAE India project lead Dhiresh Joshi at the Art for Elephants workshop_Rupa Gand
19th February 2013 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Ever imagined a flying elephant with sleek wings, not our dear friend Dumbo or a rock star with headphones? When working Read more »
Europeans have a history of valuing animal welfare
18th February 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
Protecting and caring for animals is nothing new to the European populace. Laws were put into place as early as 1635 with Read more »
The planet’s remaining  polar bears are headed towards the precipic
18th February 2013 Jeffrey Flocken
The planet’s remaining 20,000-25,000 polar bears are headed towards the precipice of extinction—one part at a Read more »
7th April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
3rd March 2014
This morning the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made a wonderful announcement, that Belgium would be Watch Video »
28th February 2014
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track Watch Video »
25th February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
21st February 2014
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Watch Video »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
10th January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
31st December 2013
We’ll admit it: We tug on your heartstrings every once in a while. From a gigantic mother rhinoceros to a small kitten Watch Video »
10th March 2009
During the meeting, a package deal will be presented which is essentially a one-way compromise that could lift the commercial whaling moratorium, allow the government of Japan to kill endangered species and permit illegal, high seas whaling to con Read more »
3rd March 2009
「これはまさに歴史的瞬間です。カナダの商業アザラシ猟にとって避 Read more »
27th February 2009
Yesterday’s (26th) announcement of this new accord between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the State Fisheries Committee came just one day after Russia’s Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, said: “[this] is suc Read more »
24th February 2009
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers arrested two suspected poachers and one middleman from their hideout in Galana, and recovered two AK-47 rifles and 38 rounds of ammunition. The middleman had already sold off the tusks to other dealers in the Read more »
19th February 2009
Outgoing Fisheries and Agriculture Minister, Einar K Gudfinnsson, recently granted commercial whaling quotas of up to 150 endangered fin whales and 100 minke whales a year for the next five years. Iceland’s new Fisheries Minister, Steingrim Read more »
3rd February 2009
Patrick Ramage, Whale Programme Director with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), said: “The plan released today is a bad deal for whales and international efforts to protect them. “It would lift the commercial whaling mo Read more »
27th January 2009
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) wants thousands of people across the UK to strike a whale tail pose and get involved in ‘Tails for Whales’. Model and presenter Twiggy and comedienne Jo Brand are among celebrities alrea Read more »
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 »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
US Audited Financials
Financial Statements for the years ended June 30, 2013 and 2012. Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
Audited Financials
Financial Statements - IFAW UK Charity registered number 1024806 For the Year Ended June 30, 2013 Read more »
Audited Financials
Financial Statements - IFAW in Action For the Year Ended June 30, 2013 Read more »
Financial Statements – IFAW Commerce Limited
Financial Statements – IFAW Commerce Limited For the Year Ended June 30, 2013 Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Welfare of animals under veterinary care
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Demonstrators at a recent march organized to protest the badger cull.
20th June 2013 by Jordi Casamitjana
Every signature counts. It’s easy to say, but sometimes this means much more than usual. One such time is now. Badgers Read more »
IFAW Criminal Nature: global security implications 2013
20th June 2013 by
In 2008, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) embarked on an effort to fully understand the true nature of Read more »
Bow-riding pilot whales tag along with IFAW's research vessel Song of the Whale.
19th June 2013 by Luke O'Connor
Watch this amazing video of the pilot whales who swam along side the Song of the Whale. ~~~ We’ve had many fantastic Read more »
19th June 2013 by Kelly Donithan
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Read more »
Volunteers will ask tourists on the streets of Reykjavík sign postcards promisin
18th June 2013 by Marvin Lee Dupree
At the beginning of June, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s campaign ‘Meet Us Don’t Eat Us Read more »
18th June 2013 by Jordi Casamitjana
It should be quite simple. If hunts in England are hunting within the law, it should be very easy to prove. Go where they Read more »
We love whales, not their meat, so keep your bloody business with you!
18th June 2013 by Rikkert Reijnen
Yesterday the lone fin whaler of Iceland, millionaire Kristjan Loftsson, killed his first out of 180 endangered giants he is Read more »
New Report: Economics of Trophy Hunting in Africa Are Overrated and Overstated
18th June 2013 by
A new report released today analyzes literature on the economics of trophy hunting and reveals that African countries and Read more »
Archive photo ©IFAW
18th June 2013 by
Two male grizzly bear cubs named Blair and Terry, who were orphaned in British Columbia’s Kootenay region in the fall 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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