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Cote d'Ivoire elephant rescue: stakes high as team prepares for historic move
16th January 2014 Neil Greenwood
After meeting our capture team colleagues at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg, I jumped into a flight bound for Cote d' Read more »
EU Member States, Commission step toward affording wildlife the protections they
15th January 2014 Satyen Sinha
Today the European Parliament voted in favour of a Resolution on wildlife crime which calls for increased EU action to end Read more »
China's Twitter, called Weibo, helps generate momentum for animal welfare
14th January 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
Word spread like wildfire when a group of police officers from a coastal city in southern China posted an appeal on their Read more »
Another bad taste idea for what to do with a dead whale…
13th January 2014 Robbie Marsland
Just because you’re on the right side of a debate doesn’t mean that the other side doesn’t come up with a Read more »
Dallas Safari Club endangered black rhino auction news roundup
13th January 2014 J.C. Bouvier
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy In the video above, IFAW’s N. American Read more »
10th January 2014 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Read more »
10th January 2014 Dr. Ian Robinson
Watch the IFAW, "I Found A Way" TV spot above. ~~~ If, like me, you have ever witnessed a horrific natural Read more »
Dallas Safari Club black rhino trophy hunt spin couldn't be further from the tru
10th January 2014 Jeffrey Flocken
In a deeply twisted effort to put a responsible spin on trophy hunting, this weekend the Dallas Safari Club (DSC) will Read more »
Share your thoughts about saving animals in 2014
6th January 2014 Azzedine Downes
As a new year begins, I want to thank you for all the ways you’ve been a friend to animals.  You helped us care Read more »
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 »
30th May 2014
On Wednesday morning, May 28th, as our crews were already busily loading the remaining tigers and other animals from the Watch Video »
28th May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
IFAW and the Republic of Congo fight ivory trafficking
8th June 2012
More than 30 senior staff from different governmental agencies in Congo (Brazzaville) honed their skills and increased their capacity to halt ivory trafficking. A three-day training course began on World Environment Day (June 5th) and involved partic Read more »
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5th June 2012
Readers of influential inside the beltway newspapers were met with eye-popping, full-page advertisements this morning that called on the Obama Administration to take a leadership role in protecting imperiled polar bear populations. The U.S. Fish and Read more »
Elephant Ivory Stockpile Sales Help Create a Deadly New Currency in China
4th June 2012
 In a world of economic uncertainty, elephant ivory has become a new investment vehicle in China, which coincides with  an extraordinary surge in the numbers of elephants being killed for their ivory. A new ivory market investigation report Read more »
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1st June 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- www.ifaw.org) announced today an emergency grant to help cover medicine and transportation costs to move 32 exotic animals from a failing facility in Ohio to accredited sanctuaries in North Carolina, M Read more »
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24th May 2012
The seizure of 1.5 tons of elephant tusks in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Tuesday, was the single biggest ever ivory haul in the island state, fuelling concerns for the increasing boldness of the illegal ivory trade in developing new routes to ship its con Read more »
Global Impact of Ivory Poaching in Africa  Addressed at Congressional Hearing
24th May 2012
Sri Lankan authorities said they seized around 350 illegal elephant tusks weighing nearly 1.5 tons in Colombo port on Tuesday – marking the single biggest ivory haul in the island nation. As authorities around the globe work to bring these culp Read more »
IFAW Honors Unsung Animal Heroes with Animal Action Award
16th May 2012
Recognizing those who have done something outstanding for animals, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) today announced the recipients of its U.S. Animal Action Awards. Winners ranging from high-school teenagers to governmen Read more »
Preparing the Future Environmental Stewards in the Caribbean
15th May 2012
From May 1 through May 4, the first training session of the pilot Caribbean Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders (C-EWCL) class was held in Antigua. The seventeen carefully selected participants from the Caribbean islands and Central American Carib Read more »
IFAW training bolsters animal rescue skills in disaster-prone Gulf region
14th May 2012
This week, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, more than 25 veterinarians, animal responders, animal control officers, and volunteers are acquiring new skills to rescue animals from disasters. The ‘Advanced Animal Responder Boot Camp’ is a five-da Read more »
Elephants on the High Street: An investigation into ivory trade in the UK
For this report, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) monitored the trade in ivory within, out of and into the Un Read more »
Western Gray Whales off Sakhalin Island, Russia: A Joint Russia-U.S. Scientific
Research on the western gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) population summering off northeastern Sakhalin Island, Russia, has Read more »
In Defence of the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary
The status, accomplishments and future of the Southern Ocean Sanctuary for Whales (SOSW), established by the International Wh Read more »
Bait and Watch
Popularization of Alternatives to Dolphin Oil Among Fishermen for the Conservation of the Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista Read more »
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The Growth Of Whale Watching Tourism In Australia
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Black and Grey: Illegal Ivory in Japanese Markets 2nd edition
The second edition of ‘Black and Grey’ -Illegal Ivory in Japanese Markets, brings to the readers the fundamental Read more »
Minke Whales And Whale Watching In The British Isles
The minke whale is a baleen whale. A whale with no teeth, but instead a filtering mechanism made up of baleen plates which st Read more »
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Slowing down for whales saves lives
25th February 2014 by April Wobst
I remember as a child walking through my father’s work complex as he guided me to the nests of several Canadian geese Read more »
Petition Threatens Right Whale Conservation
25th February 2014 by
Five years after it was first imposed by the Bush-Cheney administration, one of the most effective rules protecting Read more »
High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally
25th February 2014 by
A new study published in the journal Biological Conservation describes the trafficking of wildlife and their products Read more »
21st February 2014 by Kelly Donithan
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she Read more »
21st February 2014 by Maha Oda
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Read more »
IFAW-COP animal rescue teams respond to double volcano threat in Indonesia
20th February 2014 by
IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is working near Mt. Kelud in the Island of Java, and Mt. Sinabung in Sumatra Read more »
How to care for our furry family members during extreme weather
19th February 2014 by Josey Sharrad
The month of February is the SES’s Caring for companion animals and livestock in emergencies month. We took the chance Read more »
No animal should be “surplus”
18th February 2014 by Jordi Casamitjana
A young giraffe named Marius was shot, dismembered, and fed to the lions in Copenhagen Zoo because he was deemed “ Read more »
A couple of the hospital’s patients
18th February 2014 by Josey Sharrad
I’ve just returned from attending the launch of South Australia's first-ever koala hospital. The hospital is the 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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