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2nd December 2013 Azzedine Downes
Watch the amazing transformation and joyful new beginning from what had been a tough start for Coconut the dog. ~~~ In June Read more »
2nd December 2013 Jennifer Gardner
The video above shows some of the animals helped in the aftermath of the disaster following Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Read more »
Visiting the wolves in Western Poland
28th November 2013 Robert Kless
Sundown is just over, twilight is settling in. There is no wind, no noises. Suddenly I hear a long, ascending howl. After Read more »
"Boubandjida: Elephants' graveyard" photo exhibit shocks French viewers
26th November 2013 Julie Landry
Warning: these photos may shock some people of a sensitive disposition. "These photos are shocking; this must be Read more »
World Trade Organisation seal ban ruling breaks positive ground for animal welfa
25th November 2013 Azzedine Downes
Today, we are celebrating the World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel finding that the EU seal trade regulation, which prevents Read more »
22nd November 2013 Barbara Slee
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Read more »
Ship strikes are the number one cause of deaths for the North Atlantic Right Wha
22nd November 2013 Margaret Cooney
As they migrate up and down the East Coast of the United States each year, endangered North Atlantic right whales Read more »
WTO panel ruling on EU Seal Ban expected imminently
22nd November 2013 Sheryl Fink
After over a year of deliberations, it is expected that the final ruling of the World Trade Organization panel on the EU Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Hundreds of Typhoon-stricken residents in the Philippines get care fo
22nd November 2013 Jennifer Gardner
We are back in Tacloban, just four days after conducting our rapid assessment, and this time around we bring with us two 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 »
21st June 2014
The ownership of exotic animals in the United States is a huge and looming issue. Reality check: did you know there are more 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 »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
30th May 2014
On Wednesday morning, May 28th, as our crews were already busily loading the remaining tigers and other animals from the 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 »
An adult female rhino and calf feeding in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
10th February 2012
The death of a rhinoceros in South Africa while being fitted with supposedly life-saving devices has highlighted the desperation of conservationists to save this threatened species. “Desperate circumstances have brought about a situation where Read more »
Tough Justice for Woman Guilty of Animal Cruelty
9th February 2012
One of the toughest judgments ever for animal cruelty in South Africa was handed down by a Krugersdorp court today. Antoinette van Wyk (34), a mother of three, was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for five years, plus a further 12 months h Read more »
7th February 2012
More than 30 officials from wildlife law enforcement, customs, immigration, ports, judicial and park management in Tanzania are attending a national training workshop to enhance their capacity and ability to fight and prevent wildlife crimes. The wee Read more »
IFAW says sealers should not pin hopes on Conservative Government support
2nd February 2012
A “Day of the Seal” was arranged by Canada’s Conservative government on Parliament Hill today, purportedly to show support for sealers, but according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the government is falling shor Read more »
Miss France 2012 Delphine Wespiser joins IFAW's fight for animal protection
27th January 2012
Delphine Wespiser has always been concerned about animal welfare, but ever since her election as Miss France 2012, she has been determined to use her newly-found fame as a way of advancing a cause she is committed to. Aged only 20, student in interna Read more »
26th January 2012
  Satellite tracking data from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) suggests the majority of dolphins rescued during recent mass strandings have survived their ordeal and are currently about 18 miles off the coast o Read more »
Nearly 60 dolphins strand on Cape Cod
17th January 2012
In a massive rescue effort, IFAW’s (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Team has been able to rescue and release 19 of the 27 Common dolphins that stranded alive on Cape Cod shores during the Read more »
Justice Time for Dog Buried Alive – Accused Men in Court
11th January 2012
The trial of two men accused of burying a dog alive on the sports field of a Cape Town school, begins on Friday 13th January. Poto Mfengu and Mkhumbuzi Ncedana, janitors at the Luhlaza Secondary High School in Khayelitsha, are charged under the anima Read more »
China Applies Trade Ban to Wildlife Auctions
11th January 2012
 IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare—www.ifaw.org) applauds an emergency notice from China’s State Forestry Administration urging all Chinese auction houses to adhere to wildlife laws and regulations. The notice highlights Ch 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 »
IFAW/E. Bouvet
6th February 2014 by
This morning, the French government destroyed 3 tonnes of illegal ivory seized by customs over 20 years, following through Read more »
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6th February 2014 by
The US Government today announced it is invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifies Iceland for undermining the Convention Read more »
Now is the time to preserve the Endangered Species Act, not dilute it
5th February 2014 by Tracy Coppola
Yesterday, a working group of 13 House Republicans released a report calling for extensive dismantling of the US Endangered Read more »
A journey into the forest to rescue a bullet-riddled elephant
4th February 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
IFAW-WTI Bear Rescue Centre veterinarian Dr. Jahan Ahmed filed this report about the rescue of a wounded elephant in  Read more »
What dynamics move the Amboseli elephant herds?
4th February 2014 by Vicki Fishlock
Amboseli is fresh, green and vibrant in the New Year, and the elephants are travelling together in big groups, creating a Read more »
While Tacloban rebuilds, team returns to regional Emergency Relief Network plann
4th February 2014 by Jennifer Gardner
The devastation in the days after Typhoon Haiyan was overwhelming as our IFAW disaster response team completed an assessment Read more »
No mistaking the realities of life for Canadian northern dogs
4th February 2014 by Janice Hannah
I check the weather up north every day to see what the temperatures are like.  How cold is it during day, what is it Read more »
Sochi Olympic dog cull shame
4th February 2014 by
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) is horrified that culling of dogs in Sochi is back on the Read more »
Matt Sorum. c. Eric Hobbs
3rd February 2014 by Matt Sorum
Animal welfare is one of my greatest passions. I’m proud to dedicate more of my time these days to learn about the 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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