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Making waves for whales on World Oceans Day
8th June 2016 Patrick Ramage
Whales, dolphins and our planet’s oceans face a wide variety of threats, more today than ever before in history. Read more »
A fire destroyed the small clinic in the Gorlovka animal shelter. Medical suppli
7th June 2016 Shannon Walajtys
The word ‘determined’ has new meaning for me since starting to work with IFAW partners around the world. Take Read more »
Leading up to the 8th Sino-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue this week, IFAW an
7th June 2016 Grace Ge Gabriel
The Obama Administration finalized new rules plugging a series of loopholes, which will make it much harder for criminals to Read more »
Fran has been an amazing mother to pups Jan, Ann, Nan, Van, Stan and Dan.
6th June 2016 Janice Hannah
The second set of the Northern Dogs annual spring vet clinics are just about to hit the road. For the sixteenth year, the Read more »
It is clear that the status quo wasn’t doing enough to protect elephants from Am
2nd June 2016 Peter LaFontaine
The Obama Administration has finalized new legal protections for African elephants, culminating a series of loophole Read more »
Borya and Svetlaya have successfully survived their second winter in the wild.
1st June 2016 Ekaterina Blidchenko
New photographs of the tigers famously released back to the wild show that Borya and Svetlaya have successfully survived Read more »
IFAW has participated in numbers of captive big cat rescues in the last few year
1st June 2016 Carson Barylak
Thailand’s Tiger Temple has long been controversial. The facility has profited from allowing direct contact between Read more »
The author (far right) with members of the US and Kenyan delegations.
31st May 2016 James Isiche
Illegal wildlife trade took centre stage in the UN Environment Assembly’s second-ever meeting at United Nations Read more »
The author with one of the clinic's dogs in his care. PHOTO: ©Nick Bothma/EPA
30th May 2016 Lisa Cant-Haylett
This story comes to us from Brian Bergman, Head Veterinarian at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic.—LCH I arrived at the Read more »
1st January 2016
We weren’t the only ones impressed with Zolushka’s big news this month. It seems the world has taken notice of Watch Video »
24th December 2015
This blog is the sixth and last in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs Watch Video »
23rd December 2015
By the time we arrived in the First Nations community that morning, half the dog houses were already out of the transport Watch Video »
27th December 2015
I am inspired every day by the dramatic rescue of individual elephants, whales, tigers, bears, dogs and cats, such as those Watch Video »
22nd December 2015
This update is sent courtesy of Francois Louw, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds ( Watch Video »
14th December 2015
This blog is the fifth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
10th December 2015
I am delighted to share with you this just captured, rare footage of Zolushka (Cinderella in Russian), playing with her two Watch Video »
4th December 2015
I am glad I was there to watch it with an audience. With Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine and then Fahrenheit 9/11, it Watch Video »
8th December 2015
This year celebrates 20 years since IFAW embarked on an exciting experiment to return orphaned bear cubs back to the wild. Watch Video »
IFAW applauds European Commission’s Action Plan to tackle illegal wildlife trade
26th February 2016
The European Commission launched the European action plan against wildlife trafficking (link) in Brussels today, an historic EU initiative to prevent the killing and illegal trade of wildlife. The 5 year plan was welcomed by IFAW who has been advocat Read more »
No fin whales to be killed in Iceland this summer
25th February 2016
No fin whales will be slaughtered in Iceland this summer, according to Icelandic media reports this morning. The country’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is quoted in Iceland’s daily newspaper Morgunbladid which claims he will Read more »
Decisive momentum in tackling wildlife trafficking for the European Union around
22nd February 2016
The European Commission launches the European action plan against wildlife trafficking in Brussels on Friday 26th February. In doing so it establishes another front in the global fight against the criminal trade in wildlife products such as elephant Read more »
IFAW President Azzedine Downes honored as ‘Animal Guardian’ in Rodale 100 list
27th January 2016
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) President and CEO Azzedine Downes is named as an “Animal Guardian” in Rodale, Inc.’s first ever Rodale 100 List under the Social Outreach category. The list is compri Read more »
Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks
25th January 2016
Corrected 26 January 2016: Number  of tusks destroyed was 359. Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks. Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was 1,5 tonnes of ivory confiscated in Colomb Read more »
More than 32 Tonnes Illegal Ivory Seized in 2015
4th January 2016
More than 32 tonnes (35 US tons) of poached ivory has been reported seized during 2015, with at least 18 seizures of amounts classified as large, ie. in excess of 500 kilograms. In Thailand in April two seizures alone added up to seven tonnes, while Read more »
INTERPOL's Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more
30th December 2015
In response to INTERPOL's announcement of impact from their enforcement action Operation Worthy II, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), CEO Azzedine Downes issued this statement: We congratulate INTERPOL and the 11 countries in Africa Read more »
US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions.
21st December 2015
Responding to a petition filed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of wildlife groups, the US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions under the US Endangered Species Act.  “T Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo - Vietnam Seizes 2,2 Tonnes of Mozambique Ivory
18th December 2015
More than two tonnes of elephant ivory were seized by Vietnam officials yesterday. The ivory had been shipped from Mozambique, concealed in sacks of beans in a shipping container. And today, Thailand said it had seized 789 kilograms of ivory at Samui Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 20 Read more »
Amboseli Project - IFAW picture book 2014
by rbartlett
T he Amboseli National Park’s small size of 392 kilometres squared cannot support the ecological needs of its 1,400 ele Read more »
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
by rbartlett
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation f Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
Combating Elephant Poaching and the Ivory Trade
by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is working with governments, customs officers and security personnel to prot Read more »
by jjones
World of Animals Issue 19 Read more »
Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
by rbartlett
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
by jjones
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi Read more »
by jjones
An infographic on the role of auctions in the U.S. ivory market. Read more »
UWA, Conservation Partners Strengthen Law Enforcement Response to Wildlife Crime
14th June 2016 by adintino
AWF and IFAW host workshop with wildlife authority to improve judicial processes around combating wildlife crime The Uganda Read more »
The new kits can really make a difference.
13th June 2016 by Tim Spalla
TenBoma’s Tusker team based in Voi, Kenya distributed an initial ‘first-of-its-kind’ customized tech kit Read more »
Facing battle for life, dog-fighting survivor won’t give up
13th June 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
International Fund for Animal Welfare partner Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) received a call: There’s an Read more »
New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis
13th June 2016 by jhart@ifaw.org
(Yarmouth Port, MA – June 13, 2016)  A new study published today confirms what conservationists like the Read more »
Killing for Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade
13th June 2016 by rbartlett
The result of a comprehensive analysis of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Read more »
Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood and the Drum Workshop snare drum “Rumours”
10th June 2016 by Donna Gadomski
Music legend and wildlife advocate Mick Fleetwood has chosen the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as the Read more »
Happiness is an armful of puppies, which is being prioritized and measured throu
10th June 2016 by Beth Allgood
Last week, I was at the Santa Fe farmers’ market at the launch of the Charter for Happiness, a document that spells Read more »
Spirit then and now.
9th June 2016 by Ellie Milano
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has worked in Bali for years, mostly with our partner, Bali Animal Welfare Read more »
Kenyan airport has highest seizures of illegal ivory
9th June 2016 by adintino
Seventeen percent of illegal ivory seized worldwide in the past seven years was confiscated at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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