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Critics are wrong, the U.S. is complicit in the elephant poaching crisis
24th June 2014 Azzedine Downes
The criticisms on Capitol Hill today, regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan to ban the commercial trade of Read more »
Vets from around Mexico gather in Cozumel, helping spay and neuter island dogs a
23rd June 2014 Erika Flores
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. ~~~ Recently our partner’s the Humane Society of Cozumel did a mega Read more »
Making sure animal welfare is part of the world’s environmental agenda
21st June 2014 Peter Pueschel
My goal while I am in Nairobi, Kenya—at the stakeholder’s weekend meeting to prepare for the United Nations Read more »
On June 10, 2014 the CWRT rescued Hangglide, a nine-year-old humpback whale
20th June 2014 Mackie Green
The call came in on Monday night, June 10, 2014. A whale watching ship out of Maine had stumbled on a humpback tangled up in Read more »
Yulin summer solstice celebrations may serve dog meat, killing about 10,000 dogs
19th June 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
It has become a tradition—not an ancient tradition, but an economic boost of sorts—for locals in southwest China Read more »
Sad National Day in Iceland as first harpooned fin whale of the season comes ash
18th June 2014 Sigursteinn Masson
Just before 3.30pm on Tuesday one of two operational whaling boats belonging to Iceland’s lone fin whaler, Mr. Read more »
At Dubai International Airport, ivory smuggling leads to prosecution
18th June 2014 Ahmed Abou-Zahra
For the second year in a row in Dubai International Airport -The 1st busiest international Airport in the world – IFAW Read more »
Community support is key to cat and dog survival
17th June 2014 Joaquin de la Torre
Yesterday, my friend and neighbor Lola called me asking for help because someone dumped several kittens in a park near her Read more »
Spotlight India: The visiting dove
16th June 2014 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
She is not an earlier enlisted inmate and not a regular visitor like the wild gibbon which comes every day to meet his Read more »
4th February 2016
My colleague Dr. Erika Flores saw her in the street in Playa del Carmen. It was a hot day, and she was very agitated. Watch Video »
3rd February 2016
At famed Masai Mara National Park, I met a foot soldier helping Kenya fight wildlife trafficking. Garvey doesn’t Watch Video »
29th January 2016
© PROO “Center Tiger” The people from the village Barabash in the Leopard Land National Park found an Amur Watch Video »
13th January 2016
An orphaned female tiger cub found in the Russian Far East is currently being kept at the Center for Rehabilitation and Watch Video »
1st January 2016
We weren’t the only ones impressed with Zolushka’s big news this month. It seems the world has taken notice of Watch Video »
24th December 2015
This blog is the sixth and last in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs Watch Video »
23rd December 2015
By the time we arrived in the First Nations community that morning, half the dog houses were already out of the transport Watch Video »
26th December 2015
I am inspired every day by the dramatic rescue of individual elephants, whales, tigers, bears, dogs and cats, such as those Watch Video »
22nd December 2015
It was the very first time an animal welfare film premiered at the Houses of Parliament, and I was very honoured to be a Watch Video »
Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks
25th January 2016
Corrected 26 January 2016: Number  of tusks destroyed was 359. Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks. Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was 1,5 tonnes of ivory confiscated in Colomb Read more »
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19th January 2016
This week will mark the 10th anniversary of the famous Thames whale - but sadly whales still desperately need our help as they face more threats now than at any other time in history. On Saturday 21 January, 2006, a team of marine mammal medics attem Read more »
More than 32 Tonnes Illegal Ivory Seized in 2015
4th January 2016
More than 32 tonnes (35 US tons) of poached ivory has been reported seized during 2015, with at least 18 seizures of amounts classified as large, ie. in excess of 500 kilograms. In Thailand in April two seizures alone added up to seven tonnes, while Read more »
INTERPOL's Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more
30th December 2015
In response to INTERPOL's announcement of impact from their enforcement action Operation Worthy II, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), CEO Azzedine Downes issued this statement: We congratulate INTERPOL and the 11 countries in Africa Read more »
US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions.
21st December 2015
Responding to a petition filed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of wildlife groups, the US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions under the US Endangered Species Act.  “T Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo - Vietnam Seizes 2,2 Tonnes of Mozambique Ivory
18th December 2015
More than two tonnes of elephant ivory were seized by Vietnam officials yesterday. The ivory had been shipped from Mozambique, concealed in sacks of beans in a shipping container. And today, Thailand said it had seized 789 kilograms of ivory at Samui Read more »
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17th December 2015
Animal welfare campaigners have criticised the hundreds of pointless badger deaths confirmed in the recent cull in three areas of the country and the Government’s decision to further roll out the badger cull. Despite failing to meet minimum tar Read more »
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14th December 2015
A decade after the ban on hunting with hounds, 99% of monitoring operations for legal trail hunting have found no evidence of anyone laying a potentially genuine trail, a major study has revealed. The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IF Read more »
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9th December 2015
Zolushka, an Amur (aka Siberian) tigress found orphaned in 2012 and released after rehabilitation in 2013, was photographed by motion-sensing cameras at Bastak Nature Reserve in Far East Russia with two young cubs. The photographs provide historic pr Read more »
World of Animals Issue 23
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 23 Read more »
IFAW Uncovering the Trail of Lies Overview Report
by rbartlett
As one of the leading anti-hunting organisation in the UK, IFAW decided to investigate this issue in depth. Our data and evid Read more »
2015 IFAW Trail of Lies Report
by rbartlett
Full report:  As one of the leading anti-hunting organisation in the UK, IFAW decided to investigate this issue in depth Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
by jhart@ifaw.org
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
After the hunt: the future for foxes in Britain
by rbartlett
After the hunt: the future for foxes in Britain Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
by adintino
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. r Read more »
Underdog Stompie Wins Cape Town family’s hearts.
10th November 2014 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Many movies and television programs portray stories about people and animals who, against all odds, rise above their Read more »
IFAW’s work with Chinese companies to ban wildlife online trade pays off.
10th November 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
For years, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been at the forefront of fighting the blight of wildlife Read more »
7th November 2014 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Today some groundbreaking decisions have been taken for the survival of sharks and manta rays throughout the globe at the Read more »
Safari companies rally to fight Ebola fear mongering
7th November 2014 by Steve Njumbi
In the wake of the Ebola epidemic causing wildlife tourism bookings to drop precipitously in countries as far away from the Read more »
7th November 2014 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
The countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Read more »
Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’
7th November 2014 by adintino
A significant step was achieved today at the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) with Read more »
World leaders deliver big wins for sharks, mantas and devil rays at CMS CoP 11
7th November 2014 by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is thrilled to announce that sharks, mantas and devil rays Read more »
Familiar arguments in debate on unscientific badger cull
6th November 2014 by Philip Mansbridge
This week heralded an all too familiar event in the UK Parliament – a House of Commons debate on the badger cull. With Read more »
IFAW, WTI, and the local community dig out stranded elephant.
4th November 2014 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Dr. Rathin Burman, Deputy Director of the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) and in-charge IFAW- 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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