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African elephants have been decimated by poaching. Today’s White House announcem
11th February 2014 Jeffrey Flocken
For nearly a decade, poachers and criminal syndicates have been beating the system and driving hundreds of species closer to Read more »
Droves of supporters readily give their elephant ivory over for crushing
10th February 2014 Tania McCrea-Steele
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is crushing ivory to raise awareness of the poaching crisis affecting Read more »
France crushes 3 tons of seized elephant ivory to dust
6th February 2014 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
#IvoryCrush - Éléphants en danger ! (WARNING: Graphic images: in French with French titles) by the Read more »
On shore flensing of a fin whale. c. IFAW
6th February 2014 Margaret Cooney
After years of behind-the-scenes negotiating, the United States has finally said ‘enough is enough!’ to Iceland Read more »
Culling at the Sochi Olympics: exterminating street dogs is not the answer
6th February 2014 Kate Nattrass Atema
IFAW is horrified that the culling of dogs in Sochi was back on the agenda in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics. For Read more »
Petition asks USDA, how many more animals need suffer?
6th February 2014 Tracy Coppola
Today, IFAW joined the HSUS, Big Cat Rescue, and Born Free USA in filing a legal petition to the U.S. Department of Read more »
Now is the time to preserve the Endangered Species Act, not dilute it
5th February 2014 Tracy Coppola
Yesterday, a working group of 13 House Republicans released a report calling for extensive dismantling of the US Endangered Read more »
A journey into the forest to rescue a bullet-riddled elephant
4th February 2014 Sheren Shrestha
IFAW-WTI Bear Rescue Centre veterinarian Dr. Jahan Ahmed filed this report about the rescue of a wounded elephant in  Read more »
What dynamics move the Amboseli elephant herds?
4th February 2014 Vicki Fishlock
Amboseli is fresh, green and vibrant in the New Year, and the elephants are travelling together in big groups, creating a Read more »
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 »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
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 »
Cougars are among the big cats included in the ban
12th August 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) is pleased that Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed A.9004/S.6903 into law, prohibiting close contact between people and big cats. The legislature, introduced by Assembly Member, Linda B. Rosent Read more »
Ivory figurines
12th August 2014
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on the signing of legislation by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo which bans the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhi Read more »
World Cat Day: no need to expel Kitty
8th August 2014
August 8th is world cat day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and cats. Despite the fact that cats make excellent companions, our feline friends are often expelled from their homes if a woman in the household becomes pregnant. This unfor Read more »
Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28th July 2014
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo
23rd July 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said: Read more »
North Atlantic Right Whale Threatened By Seismic Airgun Use for Oil & Gas Explor
21st July 2014
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday issued a decision that opens the East Coast to seismic exploration for offshore oil and gas. This seismic testing threatens to harm hundreds of thousands of marine mammal populations along the Ea Read more »
27th June 2014
Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi. As one of two NGO’s 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 »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
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20th March 2014 by
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 2,000 tonnes of fin whale meat Read more »
Blue whales abound in the shipping lanes just off Sri Lankan coast
19th March 2014 by Susannah Calderan
After the first few weeks of our research just off the southern coast of Sri Lanka, we have had more than 40 blue whale Read more »
Freddie the Fox and friends to watch as pack of hounds ‘chase’ a stag around Par
19th March 2014 by
IFAW’s costumed fox will look on as two eye-catching ad vans chase each other around Westminster tomorrow (Thursday 20 Read more »
A worrying trend in France as ivory is sold regularly at its auction houses
18th March 2014 by Mia Crnojevic
Recently, an auction in Cannes in the South of France saw the price of ivory reach an all-time high for the sale of 47 Read more »
The major victory for animal welfare — that animal welfare is recognized as a le
18th March 2014 by Sheryl Fink
Discussions began today before the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In Canada, much has been made of the Read more »
Spotlight Africa: breaking ground on new KWS building in Amboseli
17th March 2014 by Jacqueline Nyagah
Walking through the office buildings at the Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters in Amboseli National Park, one cannot help Read more »
Spotlight India: one more gibbon family saved
14th March 2014 by 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 by 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 by Jacqueline Nyagah
The last several months since the beginning of the year have been bitter-sweet for wildlife conservation and animal welfare 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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