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The inauguration of this course is very timely. When governments respond to call
20th August 2013 Cynthia Milburn
Looking at the number and range of animals kept as pets around the world it seems that most children, and many adults too, Read more »
Training Wounded Badger Patrols to be ready, if and when they find their first v
20th August 2013 Jordi Casamitjana
Everyone is talking about it. It could be any day now. The harvest is now finished, the days are getting shorter and the Read more »
Happily, Snoopy is making a remarkable recovery, eating well and learning to cop
19th August 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
The harsh reality of life for many tens of thousands of people living within informal settlements is nothing new…. Read more »
Puget Sound is the summering ground for the Southern Resident orca population of
16th August 2013 April Wobst
Puget Sound is the summering ground for the Southern Resident orca population of about 80 killer whales, listed as Read more »
This marine animal is considered as one of the rarest and most endangered marine
16th August 2013 Ahmed Abou-Zahra
Monk seals are shy animals that are highly affected by disturbance caused by humans. By the end of the twentieth century, Read more »
Striped dolphin breaching at sunset
16th August 2013 Conor Ryan
After completing an intensive search of the northern Aegean Sea for harbour porpoises, the International Fund for Animal Read more »
The western gray whale (WGW) expedition is a team of scientists from Russia and
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
There is a new breed of scientist on the block.
14th August 2013 Jordi Casamitjana
There is a new breed of scientist on the block. We already have zoologists, vets, geneticists, biologists…but how do Read more »
Little known story of a beloved IFAW-WTI animal keeper, Ontai
14th August 2013 Sheren Shrestha
Here is a post I thought you may enjoy; a story of one of our animal keepers - Ontai (Maheshwar Basumatary) in Read more »
17th September 2014
Back in the field, back on the ground. Now that the badger cull pilots have resumed for their second year, I was itching to Watch Video »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
10th September 2014
With the bright sun high above our heads we notice that the flood waters on every corner of Kaziranga National Park are Watch Video »
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 »
27th July 2010
IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project team was in a remote Canadian community providing vital veterinary care and humane education when concerned community members alerted IFAW’s team that due to concerns about the number of roaming dogs, unwanted Read more »
23rd June 2010
Patrick Ramage, Director of IFAW’s Global Whale Campaign, said: “Under a cloud of corruption allegations the IWC is taking a safe course, opting for a cooling off period that protects the moratorium and other IWC conservation measures. Ha Read more »
23rd June 2010
Representatives from many of the 88 member governments which comprise the IWC are due to consider a controversial compromise proposal which includes legalising commercial whaling for the first time since the ban came into place in 1986. The proposal Read more »
21st June 2010
ここ数十年間で最も重要な国際捕鯨委員会 (IWC) の会議が今日、モロッコ Read more »
5th May 2010
The radio-collars will help rehabilitators track the movement of the cubs as they become completely independent of human care and begin exploring on their own.   An extremely shy, nocturnal and tree-dwelling species found in India’s north Read more »
30th April 2010
The 1.5metre-high, fibreglass elephant, sponsored by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), is one of more than 250 elephant sculptures designed by artists and celebrities which will appear at locations around London on Monday (3) and rema Read more »
26th April 2010
Freddie the Fox, along with his friends Harriet Hare and Stan Stag, will be outside the venue for the leaders’ debate in the city to remind members of the public and politicians to safeguard the Hunting Act and ensure no return to cruelty. Fre Read more »
8th April 2010
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 »
29th March 2010
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 »
World of Animals Issue 19 Read more »
Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi 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 »
Badger cull pilot fiasco, not the end of the story
10th December 2013 by Jordi Casamitjana
It is tempting to believe that after the extension of the badger cull in Gloucestershire was cut short at the end of Read more »
Collecting samples from a harpooned minke whale on the Japanese factory ship Nis
10th December 2013 by Patrick Ramage
The meeting is so large it’s only held every two years. The participants list is chock-full of heavyweights. The 20th Read more »
Promoting Animal Action Education to 2,000 international school teachers
10th December 2013 by James Pirnay
Our stand at the European Council of International School’s (ECIS) annual conference in Amsterdam attracted Read more »
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10th December 2013 by James Pirnay
When the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals held its 299th session in the European Parliament in Read more »
Ship Strike Rule Renewed:  A Win for Whales
10th December 2013 by
Hours prior to the rule’s scheduled expiration, the Obama Administration’s announcement today of its decision to Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) in cooperation w
10th December 2013 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture and Land Read more »
IFAW Applauds China for Banning Wild Animals from Official Dinner Tables
9th December 2013 by
The Chinese Government yesterday issued a ban ruling out serving dishes containing shark fins, bird nests and other wild Read more »
Japanese fleet heads to Antarctica to harpoon whales – despite pending World Cou
7th December 2013 by
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales – despite a Read more »
5 posts you may have missed, a weekly animal welfare briefing
6th December 2013 by J.C. Bouvier
Another active week here at headquarters gathering, distilling and publishing news about IFAW team efforts for animals from Read more »

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"IFAW column: International whaling" read IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes' article in Wildlife Extra here.

"Japanese Whaling Program Under Scrutiny Again After Country Announces Plans To Resume Hunt" IFAW's Patrick Ramage is quoted in this Huffington Post/Associated Press story

The Christian Science Monitor: "Despite severe poaching, hopeful signs on World Elephant Day" - read more

Vice News: "New York Passes Bill That Could Limit Selfies With Tigers" - See the original article

 

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