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Partnering with US ivory crush in Denver, urging more countries to destroy their
15th November 2013 Azzedine Downes
Yesterday, I was proud to represent the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in the events surrounding the US Read more »
14th November 2013 Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE
In the brief video above, Dr. Jane Goodall and Sir Iain Douglas-Hamilton ask the nations of the world to call for a global Read more »
Typhoon Haiyan: no way to prepare for scale of human and animal disaster
14th November 2013 Jennifer Gardner
There is no way to mentally prepare yourself for responding to an area devastated by a disaster. I knew I was going to see Read more »
13th November 2013 Azzedine Downes
After speaking with ministerial level representatives from around the world at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Read more »
Typhoon Haiyan: preparations leading to action for animals in the Philippines
12th November 2013 Shannon Walajtys
AUTHOR'S NOTE: As I was typing this report, a 4.8 earthquake hit Tubigon, Bohol and we felt it here in Cebu! The Read more »
Tiger cubs in Russian rehab have new games
6th November 2013 Anna Fillipova
The tiger cub called Ustin is very inventive: he came up with a new game. He unties the trail camera and plays with the Read more »
Seven steps conservation and national leaders can take to stop wildlife crime
6th November 2013 Azzedine Downes
Along with human trafficking, drug running and illegal arms sales, wildlife crime ranks among the most serious, dangerous, Read more »
EU Member States are key players in helping to protect wildlife
5th November 2013 Satyen Sinha
Earlier this year, I reported that the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Organised Crime, Corruption and Read more »
Giving Bhutanese rangers more training means better wildlife protection
5th November 2013 Sheren Shrestha
In the slideshow above, we see members of the the Wildlife Conservation Division of the Royal Government of Bhutan in Read more »
23rd April 2014
BAWA videographer Adithio Noviello produced an outstanding video “From the Trash Dump to Place of Honour,”, Watch Video »
7th April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
3rd March 2014
This morning the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made a wonderful announcement, that Belgium would be Watch Video »
28th February 2014
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track Watch Video »
25th February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
21st February 2014
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Watch Video »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
10th January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
EU Parliament takes strong stand against Japanese whaling in trade talks
12th October 2012
European Parliamentarians have taken a strong stand against whaling in the context of EU – Japan trade negotiations. The adopted amendments  tabled by MEP David Martin (S&D) note the serious divergences between the EU and Japan on issu Read more »
Success for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) can only come one anima
12th October 2012
In a bid to reintroduce the protection of biodiversity to the ongoing CBD conference the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) hosted a showcase on ‘wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and welfar Read more »
Poachers claim five rhinos in three days in Northeast India
2nd October 2012
Five rare rhinos have been brutally poached last week near Kaziranga National Park in the northeast Indian state of Assam. When discovered, four were dead and one was still alive, bleeding and in critical state with its horn hacked off. Efforts to tr Read more »
Leonardo DiCaprio Kicks Off IFAW’s Animal Action Week
1st October 2012
Actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio joined IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) today in calling for the world community to step up efforts to save elephants from poaching and the illegal ivory trade, which have escalate Read more »
IFAW condemns Canadian and Norwegian WTO Challenge on EU ban of seal products
25th September 2012
Canada and Norway have formally requested panelists to be appointed for their joint challenge to the EU trade ban of commercial seal products at the World Trade Organization (WTO). This latest attempt to overthrow the EU legislation was met with frus Read more »
Amber Valletta partners with IFAW to help California whales
20th September 2012
Actress and activist Amber Valletta joins the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival in Monterey, California, September 26 – 28 to raise awareness of  entangled whales in California. Read more »
A European badger in its native environment. Badger image via Shutterstock
18th September 2012
Queen guitarist and animal welfare champion, Brian May, will launch the national Team Badger campaign in London with a giant billboard Ad site 5, West Cromwell Road, Intersection with Warwick Road, (West Kensington overpass) London, SW5 “Th Read more »
Wildlife Traffickers put on Notice as Ethiopian Crime Busters undergo Training
17th September 2012
More than 35 Ethiopian law enforcement professionals are attending a training workshop to improve their capacity and ability to more effectively fight illegal wildlife trade. The national training workshop is specially designed for officers working a Read more »
17th September 2012
 U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) today introduced S.3547, the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act, aimed at prohibiting private possession and breeding of captive big cats in the United States. The House version of the bill was introduced b Read more »
Q & A Traditional medicine
Chinese culture and traditional lore are deeply intertwined with beliefs over the curative powers of animals, and the use of Read more »
Variation in Ice Cover on the East Coast of Canada, February-March, 1969-2006: I
While sea ice cover has varied cyclically since 1969, nine of the past eleven years(1996-2006) have been characterized by bel Read more »
2007 Atlantic Sealing Regulatory Review Comments from IFAW
In response to DFO's request for input on the 2007 Atlantic Sealing Regulatory Review, and following our meeting of 5 Februar Read more »
Tiger Trade Facts & Fallacies
This document was prepared in collaboration with the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Conservation Internati Read more »
Chronic Oil Pollution in Europe: A Status Report
IFAW is proud to release this comprehensive report investigating the true scale of chronic oiling in EU waters and its impact Read more »
Trading Tusks: An Investigation into Elephant Management and Ivory Trade in Sout
The findings and conclusions outlined in this report are the results of extensive research, including 63 interviews, conducte Read more »
Scientific paper on Kruger National Park elephant culling debate
The prevailing increase in elephant numbers across areas of southern Africa raises concern for their impact on biological div Read more »
Business as Usual: A review of the regulatory systems in Japan to control domest
The objective of this review is to re-examine the regulatory framework of Japan's domestic trade control over elephant iv Read more »
Ivory Market in China - China Ivory Trade Survey Report
China has historically been a significant destination for illicit trade in ivory and was identified as the single most import Read more »
Share your thoughts about saving animals in 2014
6th January 2014 by Azzedine Downes
As a new year begins, I want to thank you for all the ways you’ve been a friend to animals.  You helped us care Read more »
Crushing 6 tons of confiscated ivory, China answers a global call to protect ele
6th January 2014 by Azzedine Downes
In the pictures above, taken by IFAW staff, Chinese customs officials prepare and begin crushing illegal stockpiles of Read more »
International Community Hails China’s Destruction of Ivory
6th January 2014 by
Today in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, the Chinese Government destroyed over 6 tons of confiscated elephant ivory and ivory Read more »
31st December 2013 by Peter Pueschel
Iraq published the CITES convention in its official governmental magazine and soon they will become Party to CITES, the Read more »
31st December 2013 by Azzedine Downes
We’ll admit it: We tug on your heartstrings every once in a while. From a gigantic mother rhinoceros to a small kitten Read more »
Kuwait holds successful prevention of wildlife trafficking training
30th December 2013 by Maha Oda
Since Kuwait's joining of CITES in 2001, authorities have been making every effort to combat wildlife trafficking. In Read more »
Helping communities manage roaming dog populations with UNDP in Bosnia
27th December 2013 by Amela Cosovic Medic
Recently, Amela Cosovic Medic, Sector Coordinator for Justice and Security for the United Nations Development Programme in Read more »
26th December 2013 by Robbie Marsland
Nine years after hunting with dogs was banned in England and Wales, mounted hunts are out today parading themselves in a Read more »
Rescued Siberian tigers settle in for the winter season in Far East Russia
26th December 2013 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
The Primorye region in Far East Russia got its first snow of the winter. Snow on the ground makes our tigers more cautious. 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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