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The American bison: both a sad lesson and a living icon
5th July 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
Since the Colonial Era, America’s largest land mammal—the American bison— has been a symbol of our nation Read more »
Spotlight Panama: Day two at the International Whaling Commission meeting
4th July 2012 Matt Collis
As I sit through discussions about whale conservation and whaling at this year’s International Whaling Commission [IWC Read more »
4th July 2012 Robbie Marsland
It was good to see day three start off with continuing good discussions on the welfare of whales.  This included a Read more »
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4th July 2012 Patrick Ramage
Sitting through the third day of an International Whaling Commission meeting is not this American’s idea of fun on the Read more »
3rd July 2012 Robbie Marsland
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Whale Program Director, Patrick Ramage, gives a brief summary of the South Read more »
3rd July 2012 Elena Zharkova
If you are quiet here, you can hear only the wind and birdsongs; no cars, no people, no trains, no planes. But such feeling Read more »
No room in overhead storage bins for illegal wildlife trade
3rd July 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
Yesterday, federal authorities reported that seven ivory tusks, a hippopotamus tusk and purses made from the skins of Read more »
Watch this slideshow of participants in the Cozumel "Walk for Animals".
2nd July 2012 Erika Flores
Watch this slideshow of participants in the Cozumel "Walk for Animals". When you’re an adorable 4 month old Read more »
2nd July 2012 Patrick Ramage
As I and other members of Team IFAW and government delegates from dozens of member countries migrate to Panama City, Panama 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 »
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 »
18th January 2006
Xishuangbanna, the last remaining rainforest in China, is home to 200 Asian elephants. Unfortunately, human development including farming and deforestation is creating human-elephant conflict in the region.“I know elephants have lived around Read more »
9th January 2006
IFAW currently has offices in 15 countries and an international headquarters in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts. The appointment of Mr. Wetstone initiates the process of establishing a major new U.S. presence, including new IFAW offices planned for W Read more »
6th January 2006
The footage shows Japanese whalers using a high-powered harpoon to gun the minke whale down.  The harpoon embeds in the minke’s back, hooking the large whale, but failing to kill it. The whale is then reeled in and tethered to the side Read more »
2nd December 2005
Party leader Jim Harris yesterday stated in a release that, “This government-subsidized seal hunt is a chapter in our history that needs to come to a close.” “This is the first time in memory that the leader of a national pa Read more »
2nd December 2005
You can make a donation in someone’s name to one of five IFAW campaigns. Gifts start at $25 and will directly help animals in need all over the world. Choose from five unique gifts to help animals: · Protect baby seals from the annua Read more »
29th November 2005
A three-member team from IFAW’s partner in India, the Wild Rescue Programme of Wildlife Trust of India, administered the health camps along with the Bihar Forest Department. The 77 elephants receiving health checks is a significant rise Read more »
23rd November 2005
On Monday when they make presentations to the Department of Environment & Tourism (DEAT) headed by Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, a number of local and international animal welfare groups and scientists will present their views on why culli Read more »
18th November 2005
Following a request for help from Chile’s Antofagasta University an international team of experts from IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) with experience in oiled wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, arrived on the sc Read more »
17th November 2005
Today’s decision follows the October vote in the Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, which had turned down the Directive proposed by the Commission considering it “very unsatisfactory” and describing it “difficu 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 Proposal Asian Big Cats
12th February 2013 by
• The document provides draft Decisions contained in Annex 1 and proposed amendments to Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. Read more »
IFAW Proposal for shark conservation
12th February 2013 by
Inclusion of oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, in Appendix II with the following annotation: The entry into Read more »
IFAW Proposal for polar bear protection
12th February 2013 by
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
12th February 2013 by
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
12th February 2013 by
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
12th February 2013 by
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
12th February 2013 by
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
12th February 2013 by
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral Read more »
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11th February 2013 by Azzedine Downes
I have just returned from a week-long trip to Beijing where International Fund for Animal Welfare staff met with government 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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