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WTO hält am EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenerzeugnisse fest
22nd May 2014 Sheryl Fink
The finding of the WTO Appellate Body is another damaging blow to the sealing industry: The EU ban on seal products can Read more »
Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 1)
22nd May 2014 Azzedine Downes
After decades of campaigning, we at the International Fund for Animal Welfare have celebrated concurrent major victories Read more »
19th May 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Read more »
A Bosnian soldier with puppies he rescued from the flood waters.
19th May 2014 Katie Moore
Last week Bosnia was hit by the worst rainfall since 1894, when record-keeping began and devastating floods have now Read more »
The sometimes horrific treatment of wildlife to be sold as pets
16th May 2014 Ahmed Abou-Zahra
For those who wish to keep tortoises as pets, you should be aware of how some of these creatures have crossed international Read more »
In Hong Kong, we know burning ivory will help to save elephants
15th May 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
As Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of China, starts the process to incinerate its entire 30-tonne ivory stockpile Read more »
The video above features some of the adorable bear cubs under care at the IFAW Orphaned Bear Rescue Center in Russia. The Read more »
The trafficking of live animals in France is a worrying topic
13th May 2014 Mia Crnojevic
At the beginning of Aril customs authorities at Montpellier discovered 100 Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix Lutea) in the Read more »
Six hand-reared bears are growing up and growing wild in Northeast India
12th May 2014 Sheren Shrestha
IFAW Bear Rescue Centre field officer Soumya Dasgupta filed this report about six hand-reared bears growing up and growing Read more »
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 »
26th June 2012
This video captures some of the tourists who were approached during the “Meet Us Don’t Eat Us” campaign Watch Video »
Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at int
16th September 2014
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Read more »
Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16th September 2014
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisio Read more »
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15th September 2014
Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and Read more »
Important Day for Sharks as New Protection  Measures go into Action
14th September 2014
Conservationists have called for 14th September to be declared World Shark Day, as a landmark decision to better protect sharks goes into action today. It is estimated that up to 100-million sharks are killed each year for the voracious shark fin tra Read more »
Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International
12th September 2014
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
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9th September 2014
A new poll commissioned by leading anti-whaling organisations, Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Humane Society International (HSI), International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), OceanCare, Pro Wildlife, and Wh Read more »
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9th September 2014
Today’s news that the pilot badger cull has started in Gloucestershire and Somerset once again this year was condemned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and many other NGOs. Eminent scientists and wildlife experts have stated Read more »
Protecting elephants to benefit people
3rd September 2014
A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya’s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatib Read more »
New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa
28th August 2014
The earth’s largest land mammal is in crisis – on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. A new article published in the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources & Environment journal explores the int Read more »
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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 »
Elephant calves take a step towards the wild
11th June 2014 by
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the Read more »
Spotlight Kenya: We need your help to minimize human-wildlife conflict in Ambose
10th June 2014 by Evan Mkala
Amboseli elephants are increasingly under threat due to environmental pollution and shrinking elephant range with humans Read more »
10th June 2014 by Sonja Van Tichelen
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Read more »
Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japan's Agricultural and Fisheries Minister, eating whale.
10th June 2014 by Patrick Ramage
News out of Japan yesterday had Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe announcing to a parliamentary hearing that he will work towards Read more »
Circle of life in Manas, India: rehabilitated rhinos continue to thrive
9th June 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
IFAW-WTI Northeast India Regional Head and Head Veterinarian, Bhaskar Choudhury, filed this report about rehabilitated Read more »
That Special Bond: Why I needed a dog
8th June 2014 by Azzedine Downes
We know it immediately when we look into the eyes of another species: There can be a special bond. Many people feel it when Read more »
Acoustic recorder successfully deployed to monitor for threatened humpback whale
6th June 2014 by Anna Moscrop
R/V Song of the Whale team member Conor Ryan joined the German RV Meteor in Mindelo, Cape Verde, at the end of April to Read more »
6th June 2014 by Michael Booth
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Read more »
300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa
6th June 2014 by
Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife 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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