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Spotlight India: one more gibbon family saved
14th March 2014 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
An Eastern Hoolock gibbon family was successfully captured yesterday by the IFAW-WTI rescue team stationed in Roing. Read more »
Recently initiated bill would end public contact with big cats in New York
13th March 2014 Tracy Coppola
Momentum for the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act continues, with a record 89 co-sponsors in the House, and an Read more »
Kenya celebrates the inaugural World Wildlife Day
13th March 2014 Jacqueline Nyagah
The last several months since the beginning of the year have been bitter-sweet for wildlife conservation and animal welfare Read more »
West Virginia on its way toward becoming less wild, more wonderful
12th March 2014 Tracy Coppola
UPDATED 3.26.14: Great news! The bill was signed into law on March 21!   West Virginia may be on its way toward ending Read more »
Little Mambo enjoying a walk on the grass. © IFAW-COP.
12th March 2014 Jennifer Gardner
I am thrilled to report that Mambo is well on his way to a full recovery!  Two weeks after he was found under a house, Read more »
Why the declawing of big cats needs to stop now
11th March 2014 Kelly Donithan
Research shows that newly declawed cats shift their body weight backward onto the large central pad of the front feet and Read more »
WATCH: what makes Germany's wonderful Tiertafel pet clinic tick
11th March 2014 Erica Martin
Germany’s unique Tiertafel program, an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) partner that heroically Read more »
Rehabilitated Russian tiger cubs should learn to fear humans
10th March 2014 Ekaterina Blidchenko
A tiger that is to be released into the wild should learn to hunt, he or she should learn to communicate correctly with its Read more »
IFAW on Instagram, photos from the past week
7th March 2014 J.C. Bouvier
Are you an animal photo hound? Do you love to browse family, friends and network photos of people's pets and wildlife? Read more »
2nd July 2013
Watch this video about Nala's story from Pilots and Paws Canada.  I won’t easily forget when I received the Watch Video »
26th June 2013
The video above shows clips of Philippine authorities destroying their illegal ivory stockpiles. Footage c. IFAW/Alex Watch Video »
24th June 2013
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Watch Video »
19th June 2013
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Watch Video »
13th June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
6th June 2013
This week during a visit to Cozumel, Mexico, our team discovered a dog in desperate need of help. Covered in used motor oil Watch Video »
3rd June 2013
Watch the amazing video of Cinderella's release back into the wild, shot on location by IFAW staff working in Russia. I Watch Video »
4th June 2013
Music and art are my life, and animals have always been important to me. When I met Donna Gadomski of the International Watch Video »
23rd May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
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21st January 2014
Hot on the heels of the enactment of Kenya’s Wildlife Conservation and Management Bill 2013, two Chinese nationals have, in a span of two days in two separate incidents, been arrested in possession of ivory. Under the new law the two men, if fo Read more »
Horn of Contention – Reviewing the  Deadly Cost of Rhino Horn
17th January 2014
The only certainty of the impact of legalizing trade in rhino horn in an attempt to save rhinos from poachers, is uncertainty, a review of economic reports on the legal and illegal markets in horn has found. Commissioned by the International Fund for Read more »
EU parliament votes to stop wildlife crime
15th January 2014
The European Parliament today voted for an EU Resolution on Wildlife Crime. The resolution, if heeded, could place the EU at the forefront in combatting one of the world’s most insidious biological tragedies. The illegal trade in wildlife produ Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Career Development Institut
10th January 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Career Development Institute (CDI) are partnering to bring Animals in the Community to New Jersey.  The community education project targets municipalities and classrooms and provides online re Read more »
IFAW takes on jumbo rescue mission to save last remaining forest elephants in We
10th January 2014
About a dozen extremely rare forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) threatened with certain death will be evacuated to a protected area this month in the West African country of Côte d'Ivoire. The Ivorian government called on IFAW (Internati Read more »
IFAW Statement:  Jeffrey Flocken, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
9th January 2014
IFAW Statement:  Jeffrey Flocken, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) RE:  The Dallas Safari Club’s auction to kill an endangered Black Rhino “This auction tells the world that some Americans will pay anything for t Read more »
International Community Hails China’s Destruction of Ivory
6th January 2014
Today in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, the Chinese Government destroyed over 6 tons of confiscated elephant ivory and ivory products in a symbolic act to help stop the illegal wildlife trade. China’s crushing of confiscated ivory is hailed by t Read more »
Eight in ten people believe fox hunting belongs to the past
26th December 2013
A new survey released on Boxing Day, a major day in the hunting calendar, from the League Against Cruel Sports, RSPCA and IFAW, shows 80 percent of the Great British public think that fox hunting should not be made legal again; 85 percent think deer Read more »
Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales off Virginia Coast Threatened by Seismic
19th December 2013
New acoustic data from Cornell University’s Bioacoustics Research Program finds that critically endangered North Atlantic right whales off the Virginia coast are in the path of proposed seismic airgun use. These whales, of which only about 500 Read more »
ELEPHANTS & IVORY
Modern elephants are the last surviving members of a once diverse and widely distributed group of mammals known as probosci Read more »
IFAW CITES E-commerce and E-permitting
The Internet has become the world’s biggest marketplace, one that is open for business 24 hours a day, seven days a wee Read more »
IFAW Proposal Asian Big Cats
• The document provides draft Decisions contained in Annex 1 and proposed amendments to Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. Co Read more »
IFAW Proposal for shark conservation
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
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading sci Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the fina Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
ICJ ruling on Japan's scientific whaling Storify news roundup
31st March 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
Below is a round up on today's historic decision from The World Court in the case of Australia vs. the Government Read more »
Panel including Tippi Hedren, Joely Fisher addresses big cat issues at packed LA
31st March 2014 by Tracy Coppola
At IFAW, our vision is a world where animals like tigers, lions and other big cats are respected and protected. This is why Read more »
World Court: Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is illegal and must end
31st March 2014 by
(The Hague, Netherlands – 31 March 2014) – Delivering its judgment on Australia’s case against Japan, Read more »
Two things to remember as the World Court rules on Japan’s whaling
30th March 2014 by Patrick Ramage
I check my iPhone during my layover at Heathrow Airport en route to the Netherlands. The media coverage has already started Read more »
Hollywood can help us protect tigers
29th March 2014 by Azzedine Downes
I saw a wild tiger once. It was a quiet early morning in India. An ethereal mist was rising off the bank of a flood plain. Read more »
The Dallas Safari Club backpedal
28th March 2014 by Jeffrey Flocken
The Dallas Safari Club (DSC) apparently is not as concerned about conservation as it is about giving a hunter the thrill of Read more »
27th March 2014 by Patrick Ramage
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Read more »
How tigers in rehabilitation behave during their ‘night’ and ‘day’
25th March 2014 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
In the evening, after 6 pm, all the tigers come out as if at a command. Kuzia lies down on a hill top or in a clearing. Read more »
IFAW responds to new West Virginia law prohibiting private ownership of wild ani
25th March 2014 by
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has signed the Dangerous Wild Animal Act into law.  The bill (HB 4393), 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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