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Wildlife trade bans work, if they are not sabotaged
29th May 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
May 29th 1993 was a day that gave tigers and rhinos some much-needed reprieve. On that day, China’s State Council Read more »
UK Director Robbie Marsland gives lecture about IFAW's work in Iceland
28th May 2014 Robbie Marsland
The Geographical Society of Russia is more than one hundred years old and has recently been given a new lease on life by Read more »
Successful first day moving animals at failed NY animal facility
28th May 2014 Kelly Donithan
I have been anxiously looking forward to this moment – the moment when the first day of a delicate seizure of dozens Read more »
28th May 2014 Hanna Lentz
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Read more »
5 Instagram photos from our efforts for animals around the world
28th May 2014 J.C. Bouvier
#Animals? We've got those. Below are just a few highlights from recent IFAW program efforts from around the world. Be Read more »
Northern Dogs Project provides vital animal care to Northern Canada
27th May 2014 Janice Hannah
It’s that time of year again when the Northern Dogs team, including the vet team, head north to provide services to Read more »
IFAW sees how animals contribute to people’s happiness and well-being
27th May 2014 Beth Allgood
What makes you happy? A variety of actions, events, and material items make people happy. But it is increasingly thought Read more »
Largest-ever Amur tiger release in Russia hopes to signal species return
23rd May 2014 Michael Booth
IFAW staff on the ground in Russia were able to provide Reuters with these shots. ~~~ Precisely a year after Zolushka Read more »
Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 2)
23rd May 2014 Azzedine Downes
After decades of campaigning, we at the International Fund for Animal Welfare have celebrated concurrent major victories Read more »
16th July 2012
In 2012, INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare teamed up to execute Operation WORTHY, an law enforcement Watch Video »
10th July 2012
Elephants are a keystone species that play a vital role in maintaining the biodiversity in the areas where they range. Watch Video »
12th July 2012
I’ve mentioned before how important it is to understand that elephants are individuals, as different from one another Watch Video »
4th July 2012
It was good to see day three start off with continuing good discussions on the welfare of whales.  This included a Watch Video »
In this brief video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, an overview of the week's work along with Watch Video »
3rd July 2012
If you are quiet here, you can hear only the wind and birdsongs; no cars, no people, no trains, no planes. But such feeling Watch Video »
3rd July 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Whale Program Director, Patrick Ramage, gives a brief summary of the South Watch Video »
2nd July 2012
As I and other members of Team IFAW and government delegates from dozens of member countries migrate to Panama City, Panama Watch Video »
29th June 2012
About 30 customs officials, border police and wildlife law enforcement agents from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Watch Video »
Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International
12th September 2014
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Updated “Whale Alert” iPad, iPhone app invites public to contribute to protectio
11th September 2014
Mariners and the public on the U.S. West Coast can now use an iPad™ and iPhone™ to help decrease the risk of injury or death to whales from ship strikes. Whale Alert a free mobile application originally developed in 2012 to help protect e Read more »
Protecting elephants to benefit people
3rd September 2014
A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya’s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatib Read more »
New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa
28th August 2014
The earth’s largest land mammal is in crisis – on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. A new article published in the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources & Environment journal explores the int Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
26th August 2014
A unique conservation education partnership launched to great excitement at Liwonde National Park, Malawi today with hopes high the initiative will have a significant impact on improving school success rates in local communities who live daily with w Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
26th August 2014
August 26th is World Dog Day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and dogs. Dogs have lived with humans for thousands of years as our companions, guardians of our homes, and assistants in our work and daily lives. Science is increasingly de Read more »
Rescued yearling grizzly cub returns to the wild near Cranbrook via BC pilot pro
25th August 2014
Littlefoot, a grizzly yearling, has been released back into the wild near Cranbrook, BC. He was found this spring severely underweight after being orphaned prior to hibernation last fall. After being cared for by the Northern Lights Wildlife Society Read more »
World elephant day graphic
12th August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
Bidding Against Survival report
12th August 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today – World Elephant Day – published a new investigative report finding that the auction industry does not have the safeguards in place to protect elephants. Although many in Read more »
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Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi Read more »
An infographic on the role of auctions in the U.S. ivory market. 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 »
We need more international support for the protection of sharks and rays
13th June 2014 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
I've just come back from the Sharks International Conference, the world's biggest scientific conference on sharks Read more »
Participants of IFAW's ERN workshop in the Phillipines.
12th June 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
When the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) holds an Emergency Relief Network (ERN) workshop we like to make it Read more »
Humpback Whale Disentangled in Bay of Fundy
12th June 2014 by
The Campobello Whale Rescue Team (CWRT) successfully disentangled a humpback whale Tuesday evening 50 miles offshore in the Read more »
Children skip in Durban Deep on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa.
11th June 2014 by Julia Cumes
During my recent visit to South Africa, I spent a lot of time on the outskirts of Johannesburg in a neighborhood centered Read more »
Jay Holcomb, renowned bird rescuer and IFAW partner, releasing birds.
11th June 2014 by Dr. Ian Robinson
UPDATE 8.1.14   A Tribute to International Bird Rescue's Jay Holcomb from International Bird Rescue Read more »
Elephant calves take a step towards the wild
11th June 2014 by
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the Read more »
Spotlight Kenya: We need your help to minimize human-wildlife conflict in Ambose
10th June 2014 by Evan Mkala
Amboseli elephants are increasingly under threat due to environmental pollution and shrinking elephant range with humans Read more »
10th June 2014 by Sonja Van Tichelen
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Read more »
Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japan's Agricultural and Fisheries Minister, eating whale.
10th June 2014 by Patrick Ramage
News out of Japan yesterday had Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe announcing to a parliamentary hearing that he will work towards 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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