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It is clear that the status quo wasn’t doing enough to protect elephants from Am
2nd June 2016 Peter LaFontaine
The Obama Administration has finalized new legal protections for African elephants, culminating a series of loophole Read more »
Borya and Svetlaya have successfully survived their second winter in the wild.
1st June 2016 Ekaterina Blidchenko
New photographs of the tigers famously released back to the wild show that Borya and Svetlaya have successfully survived Read more »
IFAW has participated in numbers of captive big cat rescues in the last few year
1st June 2016 Carson Barylak
Thailand’s Tiger Temple has long been controversial. The facility has profited from allowing direct contact between Read more »
The author (far right) with members of the US and Kenyan delegations.
31st May 2016 James Isiche
Illegal wildlife trade took centre stage in the UN Environment Assembly’s second-ever meeting at United Nations Read more »
The author with one of the clinic's dogs in his care. PHOTO: ©Nick Bothma/EPA
30th May 2016 Lisa Cant-Haylett
This story comes to us from Brian Bergman, Head Veterinarian at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic.—LCH I arrived at the Read more »
Shy albatross released to the Southern Ocean. PHOTO: © IFAW /Eric J Woehler
27th May 2016 Rebekka Thompson-Jones
The following blog comes to us from Eric Woehler, IFAW Tasmania A juvenile shy albatross was recently returned to the Read more »
As soon as the tile is laid, new hospital cages are built, and the last repairs
26th May 2016 Cora Bailey
After more than two years struggling to serve Soweto’s communities from divided locations, International Fund for Read more »
Scientists are observing interesting interspecies relations in Filippa’s enclosu
25th May 2016 Ekaterina Blidchenko
Interspecies relationships can be one of the most interesting aspects of animal behaviour, especially those between predator Read more »
One of the badger protectors checking a map as part of an exercise during Wounde
25th May 2016 Jordi Casamitjana
The shooters are coming. We still do not know exactly where, but they may be heading to an area near you. They began coming Read more »
27th February 2015
Watch Pelusa’s amazing transformation back to health after tragedgy left her thin and sickly. Pelusa’s story Watch Video »
26th February 2015
The war in Eastern Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Cease-fires are Watch Video »
26th February 2015
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Watch Video »
4th March 2015
Two hog deer that strayed into fringe villages were rescued by locals in back-to-back days and released back to the wild in Watch Video »
3rd March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
24th February 2015
This Saturday saw something amazing happen - thousands of people coming together in Birmingham, in the heart of England to Watch Video »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
11th February 2015
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Watch Video »
13th February 2015
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First Ever Africa-wide Plan to Tackle Illegal Trade in Fauna and Flora
30th April 2015
African Heads of State, government representatives and conservation experts have gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo this week for the International Conference on Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa. With 22 countries represented a Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
29th April 2015
In the wake of the over 3 tonnes of ivory seized in Thailand, The International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW continues to reiterate the importance of inter-agency collaboration amongst wildlife law enforcement, the judiciary and, customs officials. Read more »
IFAW and WCS Investigation Reveals Thriving Ivory and Wildlife Trade on Craigsli
28th April 2015
As Report Finds Hundreds of Wildlife Specimens, Valued at Millions of Dollars, Are Posted Each Month, Craigslist Takes First Step in Altering Policy Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Conservation S Read more »
Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory
21st April 2015
More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to media reports out of Bangkok today. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn
2nd April 2015
Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to be set. “While IFAW encourages governments to Read more »
archarchive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burnive photo © IFAW
31st March 2015
Malawi’s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the r Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia black rhino trophies
26th March 2015
Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
by rbartlett
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
by rbartlett
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
by rbartlett
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
by rbartlett
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
by rbartlett
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively that Read more »
World Trade Organization (WTO) EU Seal Ban
by rbartlett
Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is Read more »
Helping dogs and cats in Playa del Carmen
by adintino
IFAW approaches helping communities care for their dogs and cats by working with community leaders and local partners to ensu Read more »
World of Animals Issue 14
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 14 Read more »
Victories For Animals
by adintino
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
The intelligence now being shared with KWS officers in the field would be precis
30th June 2016 by James Isiche
Recently, I visited Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters to hand over more equipment to KWS under our tenBoma Read more »
The female elephant was found in the Bokakhat forest beat of Kaziranga NP with i
30th June 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The mobile response team of IFAW-WTI’s Wildlife Rescue Center responded to an adult female elephant in distress on the Read more »
Today marks the one year anniversary of Cecil’s shooting. PHOTO: © Paula French/
29th June 2016 by Azzedine Downes
A year ago today, a trophy hunter from the US shot an arrow from a high-caliber crossbow into Cecil the lion, a charismatic Read more »
IFAW-supported researchers will study their patterns and behavior from the 12-me
29th June 2016 by Mila Danilova
Next week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will commence another summer of beluga whale research as part of Read more »
BornToBeFree Trailer 3'05 from Dasha Domukhovskaya on Vimeo. Last week, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta announced that Read more »
Bear is highly focused and brilliant at focusing on one thing – which makes him
29th June 2016 by Josey Sharrad
Bear, a one-year-old Border Collie/Koolie cross with strikingly intent light blue eyes, was bred in a puppy farm and rescued Read more »
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29th June 2016 by adintino
Trophy Hunting Remains Prevalent Problem Worldwide One year ago, an arrow was fired into Cecil, a beloved lion, commencing a Read more »
Wanted – Dead or Alive: Exposing Online Wildlife Trade found more than 30,000 en
28th June 2016 by Tania McCrea-Steele
I have been lucky enough to see wild white rhinos in the bush of Kruger National Park, where I was awestruck by their Read more »
27th June 2016 by Steve Njumbi
Technologies developed for outer space uses have helped scientists discover underground water sources in drought-stricken 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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