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The author with Jim Nyamu as he departs IFAW headquarters on Cape Cod.
4th September 2013 Azzedine Downes
Every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for their ivory - a luxury product that no one needs. The International Fund for Read more »
An elephant family group on the banks of Liwonde's Shire River drinking water.
3rd September 2013 Azzedine Downes
At the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), we recognize we have a special role in bringing together people caring Read more »
We now have the only hearing data for Atlantic white-sided dolphins and we’ve co
1st September 2013 Katie Moore
Have you ever listened under water?  When diving or snorkeling, I am always amazed at just how much noise there is Read more »
In fact, elephants are “keystone species,” a term that describes species whose n
30th August 2013 Peter Pueschel
It is almost a bromide today that elephants have a unique ecological role, and that without them whole landscapes would Read more »
Amid debates, agreement surfaces for better animal welfare
30th August 2013 Azzedine Downes
“We as a global society have crossed the Rubicon. We disagree about where to draw the line to protect animal rights, Read more »
Badger culls under way, take action, make your voice heard
29th August 2013 Robbie Marsland
Well, it’s happening.  The cull has started.  In the middle of the night men with rifles and shotguns are Read more »
We photographed nine individual gray whales, seven of which we have already sigh
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
Demand for parts of endangered species is immoral
28th August 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
Buried in a document from a recently concluded international workshop on tiger conservation and combatting wildlife crime Read more »
One encounter was particularly exciting as we were close enough to identify a mo
27th August 2013 Miriam Romagosa
I first sailed as a volunteer on board the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) unique whale research vessel Read more »
30th July 2014
It is something that must be done, so let’s do it right IFAW’s position on Cameron’s irrational badger Watch Video »
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 »
25th March 2011
IFAW calls the increase of 70,000 seals irresponsible and shortsighted, noting that seal pups are being threatened by some of the worst ice conditions on record and that global demand for seal products remains low. “Yet again, the Minister of Read more »
25th March 2011
The calf was born in December to a herd protected in the Pu’er region of Yunnan Province, China, by IFAW’s Asian Elephant Conservation Project (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org). Yunnan Province is in the south-w Read more »
25th March 2011
“The humanitarian needs remain overwhelming but given the important role that companion animals play in the Japanese family and the important role that livestock plays in the Japanese economy, it’s important that we address the issues imm Read more »
17th March 2011
The lucrative nature of the illegal trade in ivory means that stakes are very high for both poachers and the rangers who protect the elephants. It is difficult to know the total cost in human and elephant lives but there is no doubt that thousands of Read more »
17th March 2011
Twenty five participants, including the park conservation officer and his three assistants, are being trained by two French instructors from the APB (Association for the Protection of the Biosphere) experts in anti-poaching strategy as part of an agr Read more »
16th March 2011
Since 1995, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), has campaigned to end the winter den hunt and to rescue, rehabilitate and release orphan bear cubs back into the wild. To date, IFAW has successfully released more than 150 cubs Read more »
14th March 2011
The elephants will be collared by research scientists from KWS and the International Fund for Animal welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org). IFAW has provided the collars, fuel for aircraft and an on-site technical team. The elephants will be collared by resear Read more »
9th March 2011
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), called on the Icelandic government to heed the international criticism and support responsible whale watching as a humane and profitable alternative to the cruelty of whaling. The US-l Read more »
28th February 2011
The population and range of the African lion are in alarming decline. Over the past two decades, the number of African lions has declined by at least 48.5 percent as a result of retaliatory killings, loss of habitat and prey species, over-exploitatio 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 »
Nelson Mandela – 1918-1913
6th December 2013 by Azzedine Downes
Nelson Mandela, first president of a free and democratic South Africa, and the true embodiment of nobility, compassion, Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Supporters send in swatches of love for warrior, Lily the dog in Sout
5th December 2013 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Two years to the day after Lily – we call her Lily, the Warrior Dog – was rescued after being buried alive Read more »
EU takes important steps for elephants but the road ahead remains longs
5th December 2013 by Satyen Sinha
This week, the EU has promised €12.3 million to be spent on MIKES - “Minimising the Illegal Killing of Elephants Read more »
UK MPs call for action in advance of London Summit on Illegal Wildlife Crime
5th December 2013 by Robbie Marsland
One of the ways backbench Members of Parliament are asked to show their support for important causes is to sign an Early Day Read more »
International Polar Bear Forum: Range countries must commit to a conservation st
4th December 2013 by Azzedine Downes
At the international Polar Bear Forum in Moscow this week, foreign dignitaries and non-governmental organizations are Read more »
Spotlight Africa: Urgent measures for elephants called for at Botswana Summit
4th December 2013 by Jason Bell
IFAW was fortunate to be invited to attend the final day's proceedings of the World Conservation Union's (IUCN) Read more »
Getting Real – Urgent Plan Hopes to  Reverse Onslaught on Elephants
4th December 2013 by
Hope for the future of elephants grew a little rosier today, when ministerial delegates to the IUCN African Elephant Summit Read more »
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4th December 2013 by
An exercise to fit tracking collars on four elephants within the Amboseli eco system was completed in Kenya today. The GPS Read more »
In Playa del Carmen, neighbors gather during dramatic rescue of Rapunzel the kit
3rd December 2013 by Erika Flores
A kitten fell 39 feet down a pipe into an underground sewage system, but rescuer Cryss didn’t know that 24 hours 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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