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IFAW sees how animals contribute to people’s happiness and well-being
27th May 2014 Beth Allgood
What makes you happy? A variety of actions, events, and material items make people happy. But it is increasingly thought Read more »
Largest-ever Amur tiger release in Russia hopes to signal species return
23rd May 2014 Michael Booth
IFAW staff on the ground in Russia were able to provide Reuters with these shots. ~~~ Precisely a year after Zolushka Read more »
Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 2)
23rd May 2014 Azzedine Downes
After decades of campaigning, we at the International Fund for Animal Welfare have celebrated concurrent major victories Read more »
Can you be an Animal Ambassador?
23rd May 2014 Ros Leeming
Do you ever wish you could really stand up for animals? Do you want to do something in addition to signing petitions and Read more »
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 »
Killed by their Keepers – 300 Rhino Extinct in Mozambique side of Great Limpopo
26th April 2013
Poachers, aided by game rangers, have killed every single rhino in the Mozambique section of one of Southern Africa’s most vaunted transfrontier parks. Media today report 15 rhino in Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park were killed last mon Read more »
EU Court Upholds Seal Ban
25th April 2013
The European General Court today upheld the EU trade regulation on seal products. In a strongly-worded and crystal clear decision the court dismissed any concerns that either the EU seal trade regulation, or its implementation, lacked a legal basis. Read more »
Elephant Tourism under Fire as  Handler Dies
18th April 2013
The trampling to death of an elephant handler in South Africa this week has again thrown into sharp focus the dangers of the elephant-back safari industry. On Monday an experienced handler at the Elephant Sanctuary, near Hartebeespoort Dam, North Wes Read more »
Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt Opens Despite No Quota, No Demand
9th April 2013
Canada’s commercial seal hunt opens off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador today, despite a lack of demand for seal products and restrictions on seal products in 34 countries. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) qu Read more »
Emergency cash sent to Cyprus to save animals threatened by starvation during fi
8th April 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has sent desperately needed emergency funds to Cyprus to help feed animals facing starvation because of the current financial crisis. Donations to Cypriot shelters have completely Read more »
First wild rhino calf born in India to a mother hand-raised by IFAW-WTI
8th April 2013
A healthy, female calf has been born in Manas National Park, to a rhinoceros hand-raised by IFAW-WTI as an orphan and moved to the park as part of a species reintroduction. “This is the first calf born in the wild in India from a rhino that had Read more »
IFAW calls on Japan to end its cruel whaling for good as fleet returns with lowe
5th April 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) is urging Japan to abandon its dying whaling industry as the fleet returns to port with its lowest Antarctic catch since ‘scientific whaling’ began in 1987. In December last ye Read more »
archive photo © IFAW/a.dintino
20th March 2013
Protection for elephants, or just an elaborate sham? That’s the question being asked after trucks transporting four young elephants were intercepted while transferring the calves to a “rehabilitation” centre last week. According to Read more »
Killing Spree Slaughters 86 Elephants in Chad
18th March 2013
Poachers in Chad have slaughtered 86 elephants, including 33 pregnant females, in less than a week. The elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory hacked out. It is the worst killing spree of elephants since early 20 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 »
On June 10, 2014 the CWRT rescued Hangglide, a nine-year-old humpback whale
20th June 2014 by Mackie Green
The call came in on Monday night, June 10, 2014. A whale watching ship out of Maine had stumbled on a humpback tangled up in Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
20th June 2014 by
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Yulin summer solstice celebrations may serve dog meat, killing about 10,000 dogs
19th June 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
It has become a tradition—not an ancient tradition, but an economic boost of sorts—for locals in southwest China Read more »
Sad National Day in Iceland as first harpooned fin whale of the season comes ash
18th June 2014 by Sigursteinn Masson
Just before 3.30pm on Tuesday one of two operational whaling boats belonging to Iceland’s lone fin whaler, Mr. Read more »
At Dubai International Airport, ivory smuggling leads to prosecution
18th June 2014 by Ahmed Abou-Zahra
For the second year in a row in Dubai International Airport -The 1st busiest international Airport in the world – IFAW Read more »
Community support is key to cat and dog survival
17th June 2014 by Joaquin de la Torre
Yesterday, my friend and neighbor Lola called me asking for help because someone dumped several kittens in a park near her Read more »
Spotlight India: The visiting dove
16th June 2014 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
She is not an earlier enlisted inmate and not a regular visitor like the wild gibbon which comes every day to meet his Read more »
Hvalur 9, one of Iceland's whaling boats, commences the whale hunting season.
16th June 2014 by Sigursteinn Masson
The Icelandic Minister of Fisheries was on the National Radio of Iceland this morning rebuking the United States’ Read more »
Two elephant calves, delivered in good order, join a new family in Zambia
13th June 2014 by Christina Pretorius
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Visit the album on our Flickr page. ~~~ The invoice book read: “Two elephants Read more »

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"IFAW column: New Conservancy in Africa" read IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes' article in Wildlife Extra here.

Gulfnews: "Transit passengers caught with pieces of elephant tusk in luggage" - read more.

The New York Times spoke with IFAW Russia Director Masha Vorontsova about Kuzya the tiger's movements from Russia into China: - read more

Vice News: "New York Passes Bill That Could Limit Selfies With Tigers" - See the original article

 

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