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A newborn elephant calf takes its first steps with the help of its herd.
10th July 2014 Daryl Balfour
Daryl Balfour is a former newspaper journalist turned wildlife author and photographer. In the early 1990 he and his wife Read more »
FY 2015 legislation could block U.S. plans to strengthen ivory trade ban
10th July 2014 Peter LaFontaine
Buried in its annual spending bill, Congress dropped a partisan bombshell with grave implications for African elephants. Read more »
More than 900 dogs are being cared for at the Pif shelter in Donetsk, Ukraine.
9th July 2014 Shannon Walajtys
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. ~~~ You have seen it in the news: the city of Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine is Read more »
A young tornado survivor arrives in D.C. in May.
8th July 2014 Michael Booth
Our great partners at the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL) sent in this heartwarming update of some very lucky dogs Read more »
A Kenya Wildlife Service ranger and the remains of a poached elephant.
7th July 2014 Azzedine Downes
We shall not be troubled by the inherent unknowns in quantifying poaching and exact numbers of elephants killed. Rather Read more »
Grace has devoted her career to animal welfare ever since she saw Chu Chu.
7th July 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
Chu Chu, the Asiatic black bear who inspired me to join the cause for animal welfare nearly two decades ago, recently died Read more »
Extending a helping hand after wildlife rehab center in Tennessee is ravaged by
4th July 2014 Shannon Walajtys
In the early morning hours on June 23, a fire ravaged the Walden’s Puddle Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center Read more »
Spotlight India: Not easy finding an elephant family in the wild
3rd July 2014 Sheren Shrestha
It’s been nearly three months that our elephant calves have been at Manas National Park. They were five of them Read more »
The first step: UN Environmental Assembly commits to eradicating wildlife crime
3rd July 2014 Peter Pueschel
I was skeptical going into the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) meeting, held June 23-27, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya Read more »
18th November 2013
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Watch Video »
18th November 2013
We're back in Tacloban to continue our animal rescue operations. I'm now joined by two veterinarians and an Watch Video »
13th November 2013
After speaking with ministerial level representatives from around the world at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Watch Video »
14th November 2013
In the brief video above, Dr. Jane Goodall and Sir Iain Douglas-Hamilton ask the nations of the world to call for a global Watch Video »
4th November 2013
It was only less than a week ago that I was sitting among dozens of like-minded individuals who are spending their lives to Watch Video »
25th October 2013
The fires in the Blue Mountains have been devastating to people, properties, animals and wildlife. IFAW spoke to Robert Watch Video »
21st October 2013
In this brief and heart warming video, an International Fund for Animal Welfare Marine Mammal Rescue & Research team Watch Video »
8th October 2013
More than 500 South African school children attended Jungle Theatre Company performances. In the video above, the author Watch Video »
4th October 2013
Watch author Jena Ball reading Poco a Poco to a group of youngsters in the video above. ~~~ Since its release just 10 days Watch Video »
 EU hears concerns about marine mammals over the disturbance of seismic surveys
12th March 2014
Conservationists including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), OceanCare (www.oceancare.org) and NRDC (www.nrdc.org) welcome today's vote in the European Parliament to make underwater noise pollution related to  Read more »
Prominent Chinese Citizen Calls for End to Fat Cats’ Fancy for Exotic Gifts – El
10th March 2014
The fondness of China’s bureaucrats for giving and receiving exotic gifts made from animal products will soon be cut short if some of the country’s most eminent figures have their way. Numerous proposals urging for the government to take Read more »
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3rd March 2014
This morning, on the inaugural UN World Wildlife Day, the Belgian government announced that it would destroy its entire stockpile of illegal ivory seized by customs. The ivory will be destroyed in a ceremony on April 9th in the presence of dignitarie Read more »
Petition Threatens Right Whale Conservation
25th February 2014
Five years after it was first imposed by the Bush-Cheney administration, one of the most effective rules protecting endangered North Atlantic right whales migrating along the East Coast of the United States from fatal ship strikes may now be in jeopa Read more »
High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally
25th February 2014
A new study published in the journal Biological Conservation describes the trafficking of wildlife and their products as one of the most profitable and attractive of all the illicit trades, possibly surpassed only by the trafficking of arms and Read more »
IFAW-COP animal rescue teams respond to double volcano threat in Indonesia
20th February 2014
IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is working near Mt. Kelud in the Island of Java, and Mt. Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia to help companion animals, farm animals and wildlife displaced after volcanic eruptions forced the evacuation of n Read more »
May Sharks Roam Widely, Safely and Freely in the Arabian Waters
18th February 2014
Nine Arabian countries today declared their commitment towards shark conservation by signing the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (Sharks MOU) in Dubai, UAE. This global treaty was concluded under the UNEP Conventio Read more »
International summit on illegal wildlife trade makes positive pledges to protect
13th February 2014
Positive measures to protect wildlife from illegal trade were pledged at today’s London Summit on the issue. Decision-makers from around 50 countries met in the Capital to discuss the plight of elephants, rhinos, tigers and other species threat Read more »
Strong protection measures for wildlife sought as international summit on illega
12th February 2014
As decision-makers from around 50 countries meet in London tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss illegal wildlife trade, strong measures are being sought to protect elephants, rhinos, tigers and other threatened species from the bloody poaching crisis. The Read more »
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 »
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 »
Senate Subcommittee hears testimony in support of Big Cats Public Safety and Pro
21st July 2014 by Carson Barylak
Last Wednesday, a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing to discuss the Big Read more »
21st July 2014 by Dörte von der Reith
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Read more »
North Atlantic Right Whale Threatened By Seismic Airgun Use for Oil & Gas Explor
21st July 2014 by
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday issued a decision that opens the East Coast to seismic exploration Read more »
5 posts you may have missed this past month
18th July 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
Teams from all over the International Fund for Animal Welfare program and project landscape have been particularly busy over Read more »
Ponchik survives last year's entanglement
17th July 2014 by Anna Fillipova
Here is the story of one of the gray whales we see off of northeastern Sakhalin Island, Russia. Ponchik is a very well-known Read more »
IFAW celebrates World Snake Day with this Indian trinket snake rescue story
16th July 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
Today, World Snake Day, we look at a rescue unlike any other case that we had attended to. Our International Fund for Animal Read more »
Standing-room only for marine mammals on Capitol Hill
16th July 2014 by Margaret Cooney
In response to the recent extraordinary strandings of bottlenose dolphins along the East Coast and of California sea lion Read more »
Illegal elephant ivory trade was a major topic at the CITES meeting last week.
15th July 2014 by Paul Todd
At the last Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) conference in 2013 Read more »
Cats: This’ll make your kitty happy
15th July 2014 by Andreas Dinkelmeyer
August 8th is the global “Day of the Cat”. In order to ensure a happy co-existence of humans and cats, we are 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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