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Poached rhino horns are being sold for profit!
7th October 2014 Mia Crnojevic
10/01/2014-Update: Following the outrage and collective efforts, the auction house Cannes-Enchères has decided to Read more »
6th October 2014 Jennifer Gardner
Something as simple as a piece of rope has helped save thousands of lives, both humans and animals, in the Albay Province Read more »
IWC65 sees victories and progress for whale conservation.
6th October 2014 Patrick Ramage
I can hardly believe I’m writing this, but the tide really is finally turning in the battle to encourage Japan to end Read more »
Celebrating the expansion of educational offerings on World Animal Day
4th October 2014 Azzedine Downes
When I was younger, I pored over volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica to peer into animal worlds that I could not experience Read more »
3rd October 2014 Azzedine Downes
The Maasai of the Olgulului/Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) have rallied behind the Kitenden Corridor project of the Read more »
2nd October 2014 Jennifer Gardner
After our arrival on Sunday, the IFAW team, together with local partners from the Albay Provincial Veterinary Services, Read more »
Holarctic Conference examines still-mysterious Russian gray whale population
1st October 2014 Anna Filippova
Active studies of the gray whale started exactly 20 years ago. At that time no one thought that we will be able to “ Read more »
Community work and staff training yield better animal welfare practices.
30th September 2014 Joaquin de la Torre
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. Working to improve the welfare of dogs and cats is a tireless effort Read more »
Tiger Day on its way to becoming a traditional event in Far East Russia
29th September 2014 Anna Filippova
This year, Tiger Day in the Russian Far East took place for the 15th time on September 28, 2014. I personally participated Read more »
16th July 2012
In 2012, INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare teamed up to execute Operation WORTHY, an law enforcement Watch Video »
10th July 2012
Elephants are a keystone species that play a vital role in maintaining the biodiversity in the areas where they range. Watch Video »
12th July 2012
I’ve mentioned before how important it is to understand that elephants are individuals, as different from one another Watch Video »
4th July 2012
It was good to see day three start off with continuing good discussions on the welfare of whales.  This included a Watch Video »
In this brief video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, an overview of the week's work along with Watch Video »
3rd July 2012
If you are quiet here, you can hear only the wind and birdsongs; no cars, no people, no trains, no planes. But such feeling Watch Video »
3rd July 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Whale Program Director, Patrick Ramage, gives a brief summary of the South Watch Video »
2nd July 2012
As I and other members of Team IFAW and government delegates from dozens of member countries migrate to Panama City, Panama Watch Video »
29th June 2012
About 30 customs officials, border police and wildlife law enforcement agents from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Watch Video »
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10th October 2013
It has been a bloody few weeks for elephants, following the seizure of nearly seven tons of ivory since the end of September in Kenya, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Today, Kenya officials said they had yesterday made a second bust of two tons of ivory in un Read more »
EU Parliament votes to protect marine life from excessive underwater noise
9th October 2013
Conservationists welcome today's vote in the European Parliament to make underwater sonar oil exploration subject to Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), as a significant step to reduce marine noise pollution. Reviewing legislation for EIAs (2 Read more »
American voters support nationwide ban of big cat private ownership
7th October 2013
In the wake of yet another mauling at a private roadside zoo, dangerous incidents involving big cats continue to rise across the United States.  The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (H.R. 1998/S.1381), a Congressional bill initiated by Read more »
New global education program, Cats, Dogs and Us,  brings compassion into the cla
4th October 2013
Cats and dogs are two of the world’s most universal species, living side by side with people in hundreds of millions of homes and communities in every human society on this planet. Yet, on every continent and in every culture, dogs and cats con Read more »
Ivory Seizure in Hong Kong
3rd October 2013
Hong Kong has seized 189 ivory tusks, weighing 769 kgs, officials there have announced. The ivory was shipped from Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, in containers declared as holding “soya” said local officials and was part of an Read more »
IFAW joins top NGO's in Announcing $80M Clinton Global Initiative  Commitment to
26th September 2013
Conservation groups announced today a three-year $80 million Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action that will bring together NGOs, governments, and concerned citizens to stop the slaughter of Africa’s elephants, which are being de Read more »
Whale Mass Stranding  Attributed to Sonar Mapping For First Time
25th September 2013
An independent scientific review panel has concluded that the mass stranding of approximately 100 melon-headed whales in the Loza Lagoon system in northwest Madagascar in 2008 was primarily triggered by acoustic stimuli, more specifically, a multi-be Read more »
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24th September 2013
The US Government today called on the international community to destroy all stocks of illegal and confiscated elephant ivory. The US will be destroying its own ivory stockpile on October 8, 2013, as a powerful symbol that ivory trinkets have no valu Read more »
Clinton Global Initiative Commitment recognizes there’s no such thing as a ‘dog
23rd September 2013
Today IFAW (www.ifaw.org) announced the establishment of its approach to helping communities living in fear or risk of attacks or health threats from roaming dogs as a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action at the CGI Annual Meeting in New Yo Read more »
Protecting the Sea’s Most Majestic Animal
At IFAW, we want to see a world where whales live free from human threats, with their future safeguarded for generations to c Read more »
Looking Out for Whalesharks after environmental disaster
Whale sharks do most of their feeding on the surface of the ocean, which means oil spills like the BP Gulf of Mexico disaster Read more »
Stopping Illegal Wildlife Trade
IFAW is working with governments, customs officers, and rangers on ground to protect wildlife from illegal trade. We have tra Read more »
Protecting Bears Around the World
Around the world, safe wild places for bears are disappearing. Mankind is destroying bear habitat at an alarming rate, and to Read more »
Wildlife Interaction Plan
The Wildlife Interaction Plan enables municipalities to develop and implement practical community-based approaches for foster Read more »
Animals in the Community Education
This action encourages municipalities to work in partnership with schools, state agencies, and other community organizations Read more »
Companion Animal Management Plan
A Companion Animal Management Plan is a tool for Municipalities to establish humane, efficient, and effective solutions to co Read more »
At CMS, working to reconcilie “green“ values to include animal welfare
3rd November 2014 by Azzedine Downes
Does the notion of a “green economy” go hand in hand with the pursuit of the “rights of nature”? If Read more »
Fate of sharks, polar bears and lions on the table at conservation summit in Qui
3rd November 2014 by
At the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito
2nd November 2014 by Peter Pueschel
At the 11th Conference of Parties of the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) of Wild Animals in Quito Read more »
A Parrot drone. Image: Wikipedia
28th October 2014 by Azzedine Downes
What if technology could help us stop poaching before it happened? All of us concerned about the devastating number of Read more »
Sierra Leone chimps need help in the wake of Ebola outbreak.
28th October 2014 by Gail A’Brunzo
“From the sanctuary office, I can hear the siren of the Ebola ambulance as it is responding to yet another suspected Read more »
Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively
28th October 2014 by
The Norwegian government has announced it will consider a move to stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt Read more »
Le Jardin Extraordinaire to broadcast segment about Russian bear cub release.
27th October 2014 by Sonja Van Tichelen
“Le Jardin Extraordinaire” is the oldest TV program in Europe. It’s been bringing nature documentaries Read more »
Changing shipping lanes may help save Sri Lankan blue whales
27th October 2014 by Patrick Ramage
I knew I was in trouble as we began the descent into Chicago.  No matter how much gum I chewed, my ears just wouldn Read more »
U.S. Government Lists African Lions as Threatened  Under Endangered Species Act
27th October 2014 by
In response to the petition submitted by Born Free USA, Humane Society International (HSI), The Humane Society of the United Read more »

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Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Washington Post: "African lions are set to become the last big cat listed under the Endangered Species Act" - read more.

 

 

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