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IFAW's Sheryl Fink taking notes from the World Trade Organisation meeting in Gen
19th February 2013 Sheryl Fink
Monday February 18th was the first of three days of hearings at the World Trade Organization (WTO), where Canada and Norway Read more »
AAE India project lead Dhiresh Joshi at the Art for Elephants workshop_Rupa Gand
19th February 2013 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Ever imagined a flying elephant with sleek wings, not our dear friend Dumbo or a rock star with headphones? When working Read more »
Europeans have a history of valuing animal welfare
18th February 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
Protecting and caring for animals is nothing new to the European populace. Laws were put into place as early as 1635 with Read more »
The planet’s remaining  polar bears are headed towards the precipic
18th February 2013 Jeffrey Flocken
The planet’s remaining 20,000-25,000 polar bears are headed towards the precipice of extinction—one part at a Read more »
Two months after the operation Bella and her owner are both very happy!
18th February 2013 Dörte von der Reith
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has supported Tiertafel Deutschland e.V. since 2008. It is a charity that Read more »
The governments of Canada and Norway are challenging the European Union seal ban
16th February 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
The campaign to end the Canadian commercial seal hunt  began in 1969 with the founding of the International Fund for Read more »
At CoP16, one of our goals is to develop plans on how to phase out tiger farming
15th February 2013 Peter Pueschel
The 16th meeting of the Convention of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species Read more »
15th February 2013 Azzedine Downes
  I just returned from our office in Dubai, whose mission is to reinforce the importance of protecting animals and to Read more »
Shannon Walajtys with Jeanne and "Blackford" safe & warm
14th February 2013 Shannon Walajtys
When Jeanne walked into the Falmouth High School shelter I could tell she was cold and very nervous. She struggled to stand 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 »
19th February 2007
The passenger, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, was standing in the nothing-to-declare customs line at the Beijing Capital International Airport, when the surprise inspection was conducted.  Elephants are protected under an Appendix I li Read more »
8th February 2007
While claims have previously been made by the CITES (Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species) Secretariat that Japan no longer has significant involvement in the ivory trade industry, this 2.8 ton seizure clearly disproves such Read more »
7th February 2007
Ramage this week commences a series of trips to advance IFAW’s campaign against commercial whaling. He will be visiting Iceland from February 10 to 15, Washington, DC from February 26 to March 1, and Tokyo, Japan from March 14 to 20, meeting Read more »
25th January 2007
Over the past few years, IFAW’s EU Office - together with the Belgian NGO GAIA - has been calling for a national ban in Belgium.“We would like to thank the Belgian Government, especially the three ministers involved in the initiative, Read more »
7th December 2006
Whale watch operators from Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as hotel and tourism associations from Dominica and St. Lucia participated. “CARIBwhale’s mission is Read more »
24th November 2006
Caring for a pet is a lifelong commitment.  Don’t assume your loved one wants or will accept that responsibility.Choosing a pet is a personal experience that requires research and discovering which pet is a good match for the adopter Read more »
8th November 2006
The permits were issued by Zimbabwe National Parks, and the animals are being caught in the country’s largest game reserve, Hwange National Park in south-west Zimbabwe. They are to be moved to an elephant training camp owned by Shearwater Ad Read more »
1st November 2006
The demarche expresses the countries’ opposition to the resumption of commercial whale hunting and asks the Icelandic government to reconsider its policy. “We are heartened by the strong global reaction and hopeful that the Icelandic g Read more »
25th October 2006
“This is a great day for IFAW, for our staff and partners on Cape Cod, and for the many animals we protect worldwide,” said IFAW President and CEO Fred O’Regan. “The headquarters we break ground for today will bring our 150 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 »
Partner spotlight: working with UNDP to help end fear of roaming dogs in Bosnia
27th June 2013 by Rebecca Brimley
I’ve just returned from Bosnia where there are thousands of dogs roaming city streets and thousands more languishing Read more »
A bird’s eye view of Australia’s elegant ICJ argument against Japanese scientifi
27th June 2013 by Vassili Papastavrou
Watch part one of the ICJ proceeding above. Part two can be found here. Once the 16 judges and the president of the Read more »
China Customs and IFAW Joined Hands to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
27th June 2013 by
A workshop jointly organized by the Anti-Smuggling Bureau of China’s General Administration of Customs and the Read more »
Finally, whales have their day in court in The Hague
26th June 2013 by Patrick Ramage
It's been a long time coming but today finally marks the opening of oral arguments before the International Court of Read more »
26th June 2013 by Jason Bell
The video above shows clips of Philippine authorities destroying their illegal ivory stockpiles. Footage c. IFAW/Alex Read more »
Whales to get their day in court as World Court hearing of Japanese whaling case
26th June 2013 by
The International Court of Justice hearing of Australia’s case against Japanese whaling in the Antarctic, which opens Read more »
Mother and calf: Ganga and Dharati
25th June 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
For someone who has spent half his life away from family and isolated from civilisation, 57-year-old Lankheshwar Lahkar sure Read more »
Check out our infographic below with several alarming facts pulled from the IFAW
24th June 2013 by Beth Allgood
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare released our report Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of Read more »
24th June 2013 by Patrick Ramage
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of 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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