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Mass dog and cat sterilisation project kicks off in Cape Town, South Africa
6th March 2014 Marcelle van Zyl
In a country where animal welfare services are entirely dependent on public donations and good will, Cape Town is the first Read more »
L’équipe de sauvetage des mammifères marins sauve 4 dauphins communs échoués
6th March 2014 Brian Sharp
Five common dolphins stranded in Provincetown Harbor’s flats this morning, and four were transported to nearby Read more »
How do you know when to rescue an orphaned Russian bear cub?
What makes an orphan? When dealing with wild animals, it is hard to tell. If you stumble upon a young animal in the wild, Read more »
100 years after sealing disaster, Canadian government still gambling with safety
5th March 2014 Sheryl Fink
This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914, when 251 Canadian sealers died Read more »
When it comes to poaching, hate the crime, not the criminal
4th March 2014 Azzedine Downes
All poachers are not inherently evil. We know that in impoverished countries killing animals for their parts is often done Read more »
Have we forgotten to look at things from our dogs’ perspective?
4th March 2014 Janice Hannah
Sometimes I wonder how much we understand about dogs.  Our own dogs, dogs in the park, dogs on the street in Read more »
CLAW South Africa find themselves refugees, for the moment
4th March 2014 Cora Bailey
Cora Bailey is Special Advisor Companion Animals for IFAW; she also founded and runs Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) in Read more »
Everyday should be World Wildlife Day
3rd March 2014 Azzedine Downes
We must appreciate wildlife. We must celebrate wildlife. And we must champion wildlife. Everyday. Let this occasion— Read more »
Spotlight South Africa: teaching the inaugural World Wildlife Day class
3rd March 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Having trouble viewing the slideshow above? Click here. World Wildlife Day takes place today, 3rd March 2014, as declared Read more »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
10th September 2014
With the bright sun high above our heads we notice that the flood waters on every corner of Kaziranga National Park are Watch Video »
4th September 2014
It’s as if fate has been against Littlefoot for most of his young life. But every obstacle he’s faced has been Watch Video »
19th August 2014
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Watch Video »
21st July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons 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 »
EU Parliament takes strong stand against Japanese whaling in trade talks
12th October 2012
European Parliamentarians have taken a strong stand against whaling in the context of EU – Japan trade negotiations. The adopted amendments  tabled by MEP David Martin (S&D) note the serious divergences between the EU and Japan on issu Read more »
Success for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) can only come one anima
12th October 2012
In a bid to reintroduce the protection of biodiversity to the ongoing CBD conference the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) hosted a showcase on ‘wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and welfar Read more »
Poachers claim five rhinos in three days in Northeast India
2nd October 2012
Five rare rhinos have been brutally poached last week near Kaziranga National Park in the northeast Indian state of Assam. When discovered, four were dead and one was still alive, bleeding and in critical state with its horn hacked off. Efforts to tr Read more »
Leonardo DiCaprio Kicks Off IFAW’s Animal Action Week
1st October 2012
Actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio joined IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) today in calling for the world community to step up efforts to save elephants from poaching and the illegal ivory trade, which have escalate Read more »
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29th September 2012
Concerned about the conservation of sharks in the Arab Region, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) will organize and lead Shark Conservation in Arabia Workshop in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Environment and Wate Read more »
IFAW condemns Canadian and Norwegian WTO Challenge on EU ban of seal products
25th September 2012
Canada and Norway have formally requested panelists to be appointed for their joint challenge to the EU trade ban of commercial seal products at the World Trade Organization (WTO). This latest attempt to overthrow the EU legislation was met with frus Read more »
Amber Valletta partners with IFAW to help California whales
20th September 2012
Actress and activist Amber Valletta joins the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival in Monterey, California, September 26 – 28 to raise awareness of  entangled whales in California. Read more »
Wildlife Traffickers put on Notice as Ethiopian Crime Busters undergo Training
17th September 2012
More than 35 Ethiopian law enforcement professionals are attending a training workshop to improve their capacity and ability to more effectively fight illegal wildlife trade. The national training workshop is specially designed for officers working a Read more »
17th September 2012
 U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) today introduced S.3547, the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act, aimed at prohibiting private possession and breeding of captive big cats in the United States. The House version of the bill was introduced b Read more »
World of Animals Issue 19 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 »
IFAW Condemns Demand to Reopen Whitecoat Hunt
25th April 2014 by
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of Read more »
Chinese legislature moves to criminalize buying and consumption of endangered an
24th April 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
According to a new bill presented to the standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) this week, eating Read more »
23rd April 2014 by Kate Nattrass Atema
BAWA videographer Adithio Noviello produced an outstanding video “From the Trash Dump to Place of Honour,”, Read more »
Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict
23rd April 2014 by
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Information Read more »
World of Animals Issue 18
23rd April 2014 by
World of Animals Issue 18 Read more »
Traditional Assamese New Year brings new opportunity for orphaned bears in India
22nd April 2014 by Nizira Borgoyari
Festive occasions for people are not always good times for wildlife in some parts of Assam, with miscreants breaking into Read more »
Spotlight India: Four elephants settle into their new home in Manas
18th April 2014 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
UPDATE: 4.23.14:  Phillip Dev, the adorable baby jumbo of the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center elephant family arrived to Read more »
The bad ship Alma
16th April 2014 by Robbie Marsland
Kristján Loftsson is a whaler in Iceland. Or rather, he’s the whaler in Iceland. It’s been interesting Read more »
Are tigers eating all our food?
16th April 2014 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
One of the principal causes that lead to the extinction of large predators is their competition with humans for food. Humans Read more »

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"IFAW column: International whaling" read IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes' article in Wildlife Extra here.

"Japanese Whaling Program Under Scrutiny Again After Country Announces Plans To Resume Hunt" IFAW's Patrick Ramage is quoted in this Huffington Post/Associated Press story

The Christian Science Monitor: "Despite severe poaching, hopeful signs on World Elephant Day" - read more

Vice News: "New York Passes Bill That Could Limit Selfies With Tigers" - See the original article

 

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