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Spotlight New England: Successful encounters with graceful long-winged whales
11th July 2012 Anna Cucknell
After a week based in Boston, Song of the Whale and team headed out to Stellwagen Bank, off Cape Cod, to help conduct a Read more »
Havana, we have a problem – wild animals belong in the wild!
11th July 2012 Jason Bell
I don’t know about you, but when I think of Cuba, I think music, revolution, passion, and of time stood still.  I Read more »
Spotlight Europe: wild animals are afoot in the outermost regions of Europe
10th July 2012 Peter Pueschel
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has to get involved where wildlife would otherwise be forgotten. That is why I Read more »
10th July 2012 Dr. Cynthia Moss
Elephants are a keystone species that play a vital role in maintaining the biodiversity in the areas where they range. Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale research team.
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
So called “subsistence hunters” working a dug-out canoe.
9th July 2012 James Kinney
This report was sent to International Fund for Animal Welfare headquarters by Mike Labuscagne, the manager of our Protecting Read more »
#IWC2012: International Whaling Commission news round up
5th July 2012 Clare Sterling
This is a round up of International Fund for Animal Welfare and other organizations' news stories on the topic of the Read more »
The American bison: both a sad lesson and a living icon
5th July 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
Since the Colonial Era, America’s largest land mammal—the American bison— has been a symbol of our nation Read more »
Spotlight Panama: Day two at the International Whaling Commission meeting
4th July 2012 Matt Collis
As I sit through discussions about whale conservation and whaling at this year’s International Whaling Commission [IWC 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 »
23rd February 2006
IFAW rescuers who responded to an oil spill in Estonia found the female swan with its feet and body frozen in ice. The swan had been oiled and was near death. Rescuers – who nicknamed the swan “Shiver” – cut her free from th Read more »
16th February 2006
Scientists with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Russell Leaper and Justin Matthews, conducted the study, entitled An Investigation of the effects of uncertainty on Canadian harp seal management. The authors assessed the federal g Read more »
13th February 2006
Today’s announcement from Rome assured that no import licences would be granted for seal products in the coming months. In addition to the temporary ban, a legislative proposal to permanently prohibit all commerce in seal skins and seal derived Read more »
10th February 2006
A portion of the 20-ton oil spill, which is currently trapped under a sheet of ice, may be released when the ice melts in coming months. The thaw may put birds and other wildlife at serious risk of becoming oiled and killed. “Because it Read more »
6th February 2006
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare), RSPCA Australia and Humane Society International (HSI) appealed the decision by the Environment Minister, Senator Ian Campbell, to approve the import permits for the elephants. “While we would Read more »
6th February 2006
The oil spill reached shore on January 28 and has spread to affect more than 50 kilometers of coastline around Ristna, Estonia. To date, more than 2,000 dead birds have washed up on the beach. IFAW estimates an additional 10,000 seabirds are at ri Read more »
6th February 2006
“It is a historic victory for endangered primates and marine mammals, for environmental groups and for the general public,” said Beatriz Bugeda, Director of IFAW Latin America. “This decision is critical to conservation policy in Read more »
31st January 2006
“These draft regulations are a good first step, but only address public contact with dangerous animals at licensed wildlife sanctuaries. IFAW will be working to ensure animals and people are protected at every big cat facility across the cou Read more »
18th January 2006
Xishuangbanna, the last remaining rainforest in China, is home to 200 Asian elephants. Unfortunately, human development including farming and deforestation is creating human-elephant conflict in the region.“I know elephants have lived around 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 »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
Shannon Walajtys with Jeanne and "Blackford" safe & warm
14th February 2013 by Shannon Walajtys
When Jeanne walked into the Falmouth High School shelter I could tell she was cold and very nervous. She struggled to stand Read more »
, Julius and Jolene; hope for a brighter few years for the JA family
14th February 2013 by Vicki Fishlock
Today (the moment of writing) is Valentine’s Day so it seems appropriate that I use this post to talk about my love of Read more »
Kenya Elephant Walk Joins the Race to Save Elephants
14th February 2013 by
In the race to save elephants Jim Nyamu is a champion, but over the next couple of weeks he’s taking it slowly in a Read more »
Archive photo ©IIFAW
14th February 2013 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- www.ifaw.org) announced today an emergency grant to rescue the last Read more »
Don't let Banana Joe's Westminster win be a victory for puppy mills
13th February 2013 by Tracy Coppola
On Tuesday night, a five-year-old affenpinscher named Banana Joe won best in show during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Read more »
Jason Bell is running the Boston Marathon to raise awareness and money for eleph
12th February 2013 by Jason Bell
As a keen runner, the opportunity to run the Boston Marathon for IFAW to raise awareness of the plight of elephants is a Read more »
IFAW Proposal Asian Big Cats
12th February 2013 by
• The document provides draft Decisions contained in Annex 1 and proposed amendments to Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. Read more »
IFAW Proposal for shark conservation
12th February 2013 by
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
12th February 2013 by
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading 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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