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11th July 2008
The case of the missing whale meat seems to have taken an odd turn lately. Greenpeace uncovered a significant operation Read more »
6th July 2008
Test your marine geography knowledge with this URI/NOAA map of the World’s Largest Watersheds and Currents. To get you Read more »
4th July 2008
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Kim Elmslie filed this report from Northern Canada. For the past year IFAW has Read more »
3rd July 2008
In January of 1935, a female right whale and her calf were swimming along the Florida shoreline in the heart of this Read more »
3rd July 2008
TOKYO (AFP) — Japan is ready to spare humpback whales from its Antarctic hunt for another year if international whaling Read more »
3rd July 2008
BOSTON - The rubber bands that bind lobster claws in Massachusetts are now about more than protecting people from their Read more »
2nd July 2008
By JENNIFER MacMILLAN The Canadian Press Most university students are only worried about a single cell signal, namely the Read more »
1st July 2008
The following post is an essay written by  Alp Mehmet, UK Ambassador to Iceland from 2004 to 2008.  A terrific Read more »
1st July 2008
IFAW-Australia recently allocated a grant to the Oceania project to create conservation focused whale and dolphin films. Read more »
21st July 2014
Elephants don’t have much to laugh about these days. And it’s our fault as humans. During the last couple of Watch Video »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
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 »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo
23rd July 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said: Read more »
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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 »
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 »
15th February 2011 by
IFAW’s senior hunting and prosecutions officer Tania McCrea-Steele said: “The Hunting Act was introduced to stop Read more »
14th February 2011 by Jake Levenson
The breezes are picking up as the sun sets over the Atlantic just off the dock where I type. On Day three here in Dominica, Read more »
11th February 2011 by Nathan Herschler
In January, as hordes of new Members of Congress were being sworn into the House of Representatives, one Congressional Read more »
11th February 2011 by
Wildlife carers in the region requested the help of IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) The IFAW team joined Read more »
11th February 2011 by
“The government of Canada is wasting the hard earned money of Canadians to fight a battle that the citizens of the Read more »
10th February 2011 by Elizabeth Wamba
It’s been a hectic three days already of counting elephants and other large mammals in the Tsavo-Mkomazi ecosystem. So Read more »
9th February 2011 by
Now that more carers are making their way back to their homes, we are starting to hear of more wildlife issues. I suspect Read more »
7th February 2011 by
February 6th Jenny Smith has been a wildlife carer for 20 years and her specialty is wallabies. She has spent most of her Read more »
7th February 2011 by Elizabeth Wamba
UPDATED VIDEO: 7.21.11 - In this overview video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, several members 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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