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Community members rejoice as mother and pups are rescued
9th May 2013 Kate Nattrass Atema
This story was recently shared with us by a staff member at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Read more »
The slideshow above features calls to protect elephants from students around the
7th May 2013 Nancy Barr
Together, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Animal Action Education team and Time for Kids (the youth Read more »
IFAW UK Director Robbie Marsland speaking at our Parliamentary event this spring
6th May 2013 Robbie Marsland
This week, I learned a new word – prorogue. It’s what the UK Parliament does when it shuts down. Once in a blue Read more »
The author speaking with festival attendees.
30th April 2013 Mia Crnojevic
Recently, the International Fund for Animal Welfare was invited to participate at the Bex Festival in Switzerland, a weekend Read more »
Travelers through South Africa's Lanseria Airport asked to "Think Twice" about w
29th April 2013 Christina Pretorius
When the headlines scream daily about the massacre of elephants for their ivory, or the appalling cruelty of rhino poaching Read more »
Mourning the passing of a passionate Pakistani animal advocate
29th April 2013 Gail A’Brunzo
With great sorrow, the Ravi Foundation in Pakistan has announced to The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Read more »
Working around open heavens, vets help cats and dogs in Syferbult, South Africa
26th April 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Thunderstorms feature regularly in the skyline over the highveld in Johannesburg and if you ask any Capetonians who once Read more »
IFAW-Vet Alexandra knows how to treat all her different patients. Copyright: I
25th April 2013 Dörte von der Reith
A sick pet but no money for the vet? A lot of people struggling to make ends meet in Germany find themselves in this Read more »
European Union stands strong in defending their seal trade ban
25th April 2013 Barbara Slee
We got great news today that the European Union’s General Court in Luxembourg upheld the EU seal trade ban. There was Read more »
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 »
28th May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
19th May 2014
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Watch Video »
28th April 2009
The decision by the Sakhalin Energy Investment Company follows the recommendation of World Conservation Union (IUCN) scientists to discontinue seismic activity associated with controversial oil and gas extraction projects off the North-Eastern coa Read more »
17th April 2009
“One of the immediate challenges faced at this time is with displaced pets that need food in the tent cities,” said IFAW veterinarian Anand Ramanathan. “Another urgent problem is locating livestock in the mountains, especially ca Read more »
8th April 2009
“Of course we are pleased,” said Sheryl Fink, Senior Researcher with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). “If market conditions ultimately lead to the demise of this inhumane slaughter, that’s fine by us. If ou Read more »
30th March 2009
The first cat was found in Borpothar, Golaghat district, in February this year. “The Assam Forest Department officials collected it from the villagers and brought it to CWRC for hand-raising and care. It was about one-month-old then,” Read more »
25th March 2009
Observers with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), who peacefully monitor the hunt each year, obtained further footage today showing seals suffering during the largest marine mammal slaughter in the world. Sealers on Canada’s e Read more »
23rd March 2009
Canada’s commercial seal hunt is the largest hunt for marine mammals in the world. Sealers are allowed to kill 280,000 harp seal pups this year, provided they have begun to moult their white coats, which occurs when the animals are about two Read more »
21st March 2009
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) opposes Canada’s commercial seal hunt because of its unacceptable cruelty. The largest marine mammal hunt in the world sees seals being clubbed or shot, primarily so their fur can be used to prov Read more »
20th March 2009
At the moment all 6 birds are alive and receiving veterinary care. The birds were discovered packed tightly in a cardboard box and in very poor condition. Only 1 of 6 birds has begun to eat on its own while the rest depend on force-feeds to survi Read more »
18th March 2009
This historic end to Russia’s harp seal hunt, announced by Yuriy Trutnev, Russia’s Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology, was applauded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). IFAW has been working in Canada and throug 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 »
 We spent only few hours at sea and mostly near the entry from the lagoon, but i
26th August 2013 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
World Dog Day: A dog’s health is our health.
25th August 2013 by
World Dog Day (August 26th) celebrates the bond between humans and dogs that has evolved over thousands of years in cultures Read more »
Azul as he is today. Credit: ABCP
23rd August 2013 by Gail A’Brunzo
It is one thing to talk about Andean bears living in the “cloud forests” of Ecuador, but it’s another Read more »
No More Mr Nice Guy, as Kenya Courts  Send Ivory Trafficker to Jail
23rd August 2013 by
Times were when, in response to a perfunctory admission of guilt, ivory traffickers would receive an equally perfunctory Read more »
The inauguration of this course is very timely. When governments respond to call
20th August 2013 by Cynthia Milburn
Looking at the number and range of animals kept as pets around the world it seems that most children, and many adults too, Read more »
Training Wounded Badger Patrols to be ready, if and when they find their first v
20th August 2013 by Jordi Casamitjana
Everyone is talking about it. It could be any day now. The harvest is now finished, the days are getting shorter and the Read more »
Happily, Snoopy is making a remarkable recovery, eating well and learning to cop
19th August 2013 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
The harsh reality of life for many tens of thousands of people living within informal settlements is nothing new…. Read more »
Puget Sound is the summering ground for the Southern Resident orca population of
16th August 2013 by April Wobst
Puget Sound is the summering ground for the Southern Resident orca population of about 80 killer whales, listed as Read more »
This marine animal is considered as one of the rarest and most endangered marine
16th August 2013 by Ahmed Abou-Zahra
Monk seals are shy animals that are highly affected by disturbance caused by humans. By the end of the twentieth century, 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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