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Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japan's Agricultural and Fisheries Minister, eating whale.
10th June 2014 Patrick Ramage
News out of Japan yesterday had Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe announcing to a parliamentary hearing that he will work towards Read more »
Circle of life in Manas, India: rehabilitated rhinos continue to thrive
9th June 2014 Sheren Shrestha
IFAW-WTI Northeast India Regional Head and Head Veterinarian, Bhaskar Choudhury, filed this report about rehabilitated Read more »
Antiques Roadshow sends consumers mixed signals with ivory appraisals
9th June 2014 Peter LaFontaine
Last week, Antiques Roadshow, the popular public television show, announced that it will no longer appraise carved ivory Read more »
That Special Bond: Why I needed a dog
8th June 2014 Azzedine Downes
We know it immediately when we look into the eyes of another species: There can be a special bond. Many people feel it when Read more »
Acoustic recorder successfully deployed to monitor for threatened humpback whale
6th June 2014 Anna Moscrop
R/V Song of the Whale team member Conor Ryan joined the German RV Meteor in Mindelo, Cape Verde, at the end of April to Read more »
6th June 2014 Michael Booth
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Read more »
IFAW and the Wildlife Trust of India are caring for four orphaned civets.
5th June 2014 Nizira Borgoyari
On April 30, our International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) rehabilitation station in Read more »
Public launch of the Japan Whale Dolphin Watching Council.
4th June 2014 Patrick Ramage
When you think about Japan and whales, the images that come to mind may be unsettling. Whales chased across the open ocean Read more »
White House rises to the challenge with bold new climate proposal
4th June 2014 Peter LaFontaine
Animal lovers (and anyone else who lives on planet Earth) have something to get excited about this week: Five years after Read more »
1st March 2013
Last week I represented the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
22nd February 2013
Last Thursday and Friday, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge successfully Watch Video »
15th February 2013
  I just returned from our office in Dubai, whose mission is to reinforce the importance of protecting animals and to Watch Video »
28th January 2013
The recent video posting of divers attempting to disentangle a wild dolphin in Hawaii (footage above) reminds me of the Watch Video »
24th January 2013
As I sit at my desk thinking about all the preparations that need to be performed, I can’t help but wonder if it Watch Video »
17th January 2013
Recently, I traveled to India to support a team of local rescuers who save the lives of endangered Eastern Hoolock gibbons. Watch Video »
14th January 2013
It’s not often that one gets to witness a day-in-the-life of a wild Amur tiger, one of only 350 left in the world. Watch Video »
11th January 2013
The above SkyTV video shows the killer whales surfacing through a hole in the ice to get access to air. Whales, dolphins Watch Video »
13th January 2013
In every family there comes a time when the children have grown up and are ready to live on their own. Children look Watch Video »
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26th August 2014
A unique conservation education partnership launched to great excitement at Liwonde National Park, Malawi today with hopes high the initiative will have a significant impact on improving school success rates in local communities who live daily with w Read more »
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26th August 2014
August 26th is World Dog Day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and dogs. Dogs have lived with humans for thousands of years as our companions, guardians of our homes, and assistants in our work and daily lives. Science is increasingly de Read more »
Rescued yearling grizzly cub returns to the wild near Cranbrook via BC pilot pro
25th August 2014
Littlefoot, a grizzly yearling, has been released back into the wild near Cranbrook, BC. He was found this spring severely underweight after being orphaned prior to hibernation last fall. After being cared for by the Northern Lights Wildlife Society Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Crowning achievement to ban ivory in the Empire State
20th June 2014 by Peter LaFontaine
Today, IFAW really loves New York. Governor Cuomo, the New York State Senate and Assembly approved legislation to ban the Read more »
Not “faux” - eBay’s continued efforts to help protect elephants
20th June 2014 by Jeffrey Flocken
Given the rampant poaching of African elephants for their tusks, and the large illegal ivory market, elephants haven’t Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
20th June 2014 by
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
A Success Story for Big Cats in New York
19th June 2014 by Anya Rushing
Today, I am proud to announce that the New York State Assembly voted in favor of Assembly Bill 9004.  The bill, Read more »
Yulin summer solstice celebrations may serve dog meat, killing about 10,000 dogs
19th June 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
It has become a tradition—not an ancient tradition, but an economic boost of sorts—for locals in southwest China Read more »
New York State Assembly passes bill putting distance between public and big cats
19th June 2014 by
The New York State Assembly late yesterday signed bill A.9004-C/S.6903-C (Rosenthal/Avella) into law.  Introduced by Read more »
Sad National Day in Iceland as first harpooned fin whale of the season comes ash
18th June 2014 by Sigursteinn Masson
Just before 3.30pm on Tuesday one of two operational whaling boats belonging to Iceland’s lone fin whaler, Mr. Read more »
Points to POTUS for protecting the wild blue yonder
18th June 2014 by Margaret Cooney
Today, President Obama announced plans to create the world’s largest marine protected area. The proposal would expand Read more »
Community support is key to cat and dog survival
17th June 2014 by Joaquin de la Torre
Yesterday, my friend and neighbor Lola called me asking for help because someone dumped several kittens in a park near her 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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