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13th July 2007
Photo of Week is a feature that highlights the work IFAW does around the world everyday to rescue orphaned, injured, or Read more »
12th July 2007
Today the IFAW team and an LTWC staff member walked into the “black,” the scorched area left by the Angora fire. Before the Read more »
10th July 2007
Wildlife flee Tahoe fire, loose habitat. Myself and fellow responder Wit Davis are currently in the southern area of Lake Read more »
10th July 2007
Take the International Fund for Animal Welfare's SMS Whale Trivia Quiz!  Simply text the word BLUE to 50555, when the Read more »
5th July 2007
Even in some of the most remote areas, animals have found protection under the wing of caring individuals. It's always Read more »
2nd July 2007
A four foot long alligator caused quite a commotion last week when it strolled ashore in an area of northern California, Read more »
28th June 2007
IFAW staffer Kim Elmslie passed word over about the rescue and rehabilitation of a young Grizzly bear going on right now in Read more »
26th June 2007
Mexico already has a ban on the importation of seal products in place, but this latest initiative should be another thorn in Read more »
25th June 2007
Song of the Whale. a global ambassador for IFAW's whale conservation campaigns, is a state of-the-art education and research Read more »
26th June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
21st February 2014
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she Watch Video »
5th May 2014
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city best known as the birthplace of legendary Elvis Presley is no stranger to tornados. As a year- Watch Video »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
28th May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
19th May 2014
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Watch Video »
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9th July 2014
With the holiday season upon us the Met's Wildlife Crime Unit, in partnership with animal welfare and wildlife charities, are appealing to Londoners to donate unwanted items made from elephant ivory and other endangered species to help stop the t Read more »
27th June 2014
Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi. As one of two NGO’s Read more »
Elephant calves take a step towards the wild
11th June 2014
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. All th Read more »
300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa
6th June 2014
Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials broke into a warehouse where the tusks were being packaged in nylon and sisal sacks for export. One sus Read more »
Public Outcry Forces End to Plans for Meerendal Wine Farm Elephants
27th May 2014
Public outrage against the cruelty of elephant tourism, has forced Meerdendal Wine Estate in Cape Town to back down on its plans to install safari elephants on its estate. Last week a coalition of local, national and international animal welfare grou Read more »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22nd May 2014
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Ani Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15th May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. Read more »
Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservati
29th April 2014
An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration’s proposed new rules to halt domestic ivory sales.  Signatories on the letter include high-profile individuals, including Leo 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 »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
11th June 2009 by
This post was filed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Michael Booth, who is on the ground in Malawi Read more »
11th June 2009 by
Had a great teacher training session today. Mrs Prevost from Dominica’s Education Ministry, Terry from the local Youth Read more »
11th June 2009 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) backed the plea issued by whale experts today in a new report of the Read more »
9th June 2009 by
Post by Grisha Tsidulko, IFAW, Russia Office The weather yesterday was not as favorable as the day before. During two scans Read more »
7th June 2009 by
The main focus of today’s operation was to cut roads from the main Mangochi highway to allow the access of specialized Read more »
7th June 2009 by
Post by Grisha Tsidulko, IFAW, Russia Office The weather allowed us to conduct our first observations today. Four scans of Read more »
6th June 2009 by
Watch as IFAW’s Neil Greenwood talks about the upcoming Phirilongwe elephant move from the banks of Lake Malawi. This very Read more »
6th June 2009 by
It’s amazing how many people live within stones throw of some amazing whale watching yet have never ventured out on a whale Read more »
6th June 2009 by
Post by Grisha Tsidulko, IFAW, Russia Office Today, IFAW observers (Zheniya Dolgova, Maksim Sidorenko and Iliya Teryaev) 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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