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Two weeks ago a headline hit news stands and Internet sites that shocked nearly everyone: “China Begins Mass Dog Slaughter Read more »
While innocent civilians are moving out of the war zones in Israel and Lebanon into safe refuges, many have no choice but Read more »
Imagine the feeling of just going about your day, walking down the street, when all of a sudden the shock of carbon dioxide Read more »
I’m curious, how many hits would a news release on the latest Indonesian tsunami disaster receive  in comparison to a Read more »
This post was filed by International Fund for Animal Welfare Emergency Relief officer Gail A 'Brunzo, who is on site in Read more »
2200.  Left the hotel at 0600 for what was supposed to be a 3 hour drive to Ishinomaki.  We have been very careful to stop Read more »
For the past decade I have spent a great deal of time in the company of Humpback whales, observing natural behaviour, Read more »
Last year, a federal sting operation exposed the sale of endangered sei whale meat at The Hump, a Santa Monica seafood Read more »
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes offers some thoughts from the floor of the CITES CoP 16 meeting in Bangkok, Watch Video »
Last week I shared a video overview from the first seal ban hearing at World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
In this video International Fund for Animal Welfare Director for International Agreements, Peter Pueschel Watch Video »
Warning: video contains graphic images of sealing activity. The first set of hearings on the WTO challenge concerning the Watch Video »
In this brief video, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's North America Regional Director, Jeff Flocken, takes Watch Video »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Peter Pueschel gives us an update from the floor of CITES CoP 16. Watch Video »
Jason Bell, IFAW Director Southern Africa and Director – Elephant Program, introduces IFAW’s new interactive Watch Video »
Last week I represented the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
  I just returned from our office in Dubai, whose mission is to reinforce the importance of protecting animals and to Watch Video »
IFAW’s ‘Missing a Voice’ manifesto spells out areas of concern in the marine environment, trade in endangered species and hunting with dogs in the UK, as well as solutions which would offer greater protection. IFAW in Action encoura Read more »
Right now at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) conference taking place in Doha, Qatar, the member parties are considering a proposal to list the polar bear on Appendix I of CITES, thereby givi Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) says the increase is ridiculous and nonsensical, noting that such a high TAC is irrelevant given that few seal pups are expected to survive this year’s disastrous ice conditions. “The Cana Read more »
However, in a disappointing evaluation of the Panel of Experts reports, the Secretariat recommended supporting the Zambian ivory-trade proposal, and also supports the downlisting of elephants to Appendix II. The 15th Conference of the Parties (CoP) Read more »
«Сейчас осталось около 20 000 - 25 000 белых медведей Read more »
Data from Statistics Iceland, the source for official Icelandic government statistics, show a number of recent exports of whale products from Iceland to the three countries. Exports to Denmark and Latvia are contrary to EU law, even if the products a Read more »
With the opening of Canada’s cruel annual commercial seal hunt imminent, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) reports that the Gulf of St Lawrence, the annual birthing ground of hundreds of thousands of harp seals, is essentially de Read more »
The vessel is reportedly heading to the Northern Gulf – the only area where seals have been observed in the Gulf – to kill the few animals that have managed to survive what has been a disastrous year for harp seal pups. “After spen Read more »
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is set to observe hunting activity off the coast of Newfoundland in the latest stage of this year’s Canadian commercial seal hunt. Twenty-three sealing vessels from Newfoundland and Labra Read more »
A report on grey seals in the Atlantic and the issue of whether to cull. Read more »
Inclusion of oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, in Appendix II with the following annotation: The entry into Read more »
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading sci Read more »
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the fina Read more »
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi Read more »
Two weeks ago a headline hit news stands and Internet sites that shocked nearly everyone: “China Begins Mass Dog Slaughter Read more »
While innocent civilians are moving out of the war zones in Israel and Lebanon into safe refuges, many have no choice but Read more »
Imagine the feeling of just going about your day, walking down the street, when all of a sudden the shock of carbon dioxide Read more »
I’m curious, how many hits would a news release on the latest Indonesian tsunami disaster receive  in comparison to a Read more »
This post was filed by International Fund for Animal Welfare Emergency Relief officer Gail A 'Brunzo, who is on site in Read more »
2200.  Left the hotel at 0600 for what was supposed to be a 3 hour drive to Ishinomaki.  We have been very careful to stop Read more »
For the past decade I have spent a great deal of time in the company of Humpback whales, observing natural behaviour, Read more »
Last year, a federal sting operation exposed the sale of endangered sei whale meat at The Hump, a Santa Monica seafood 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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