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Prominent Chinese citizens call on lawmakers to "Save China's Image, End the Ivo
7th March 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
We know that the government plays a crucial role in changing Chinese attitudes about ivory consumption. Not only must Read more »
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 »
6th December 2011
I wanted to share this video with you from the International Fund for Animal Welfare's prevention of wildlife trade Watch Video »
22nd November 2011
Douglas Zoo in Douglas AZ was closing. “People just aren't coming out," the zoo owner said. "People Watch Video »
IFAW's elephant rescue work continues as 83 elephants have been safely moved in Malawi. Watch Video »
On January 30th, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) and its partner, the Wildlife Trust of Watch Video »
Emergency cash sent to Cyprus to save animals threatened by starvation during fi
8th April 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has sent desperately needed emergency funds to Cyprus to help feed animals facing starvation because of the current financial crisis. Donations to Cypriot shelters have completely Read more »
First wild rhino calf born in India to a mother hand-raised by IFAW-WTI
8th April 2013
A healthy, female calf has been born in Manas National Park, to a rhinoceros hand-raised by IFAW-WTI as an orphan and moved to the park as part of a species reintroduction. “This is the first calf born in the wild in India from a rhino that had Read more »
IFAW calls on Japan to end its cruel whaling for good as fleet returns with lowe
5th April 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) is urging Japan to abandon its dying whaling industry as the fleet returns to port with its lowest Antarctic catch since ‘scientific whaling’ began in 1987. In December last ye Read more »
Credit: Carlos Osorio, AP
1st April 2013
This past Friday, the Detroit Tigers organization posted photos on its Facebook page of its star players handling a tiger cub at a spring training camp. Tracy Coppola, Campaigns Officer, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org), iss Read more »
archive photo © IFAW/a.dintino
20th March 2013
Protection for elephants, or just an elaborate sham? That’s the question being asked after trucks transporting four young elephants were intercepted while transferring the calves to a “rehabilitation” centre last week. According to Read more »
Killing Spree Slaughters 86 Elephants in Chad
18th March 2013
Poachers in Chad have slaughtered 86 elephants, including 33 pregnant females, in less than a week. The elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory hacked out. It is the worst killing spree of elephants since early 20 Read more »
Jaws of Victory at CITES
14th March 2013
IFAW celebrated the historic decision today by the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give greater protection to sharks. “This is a trem Read more »
Incremental Steps Lead to Leap in Wildlife Conservation at 16th CITES Conference
14th March 2013
As the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok comes to a close, IFAW is celebrating an historic CoP that left polar bears in the cold but brought additional protection to Read more »
CITES Takes a Bite Out of Shark Fin Trade
11th March 2013
IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give greater protection to three species of hammerhead sharks, the o Read more »
Wildlife Interaction Plan
The Wildlife Interaction Plan enables municipalities to develop and implement practical community-based approaches for foster Read more »
Animals in the Community Education
This action encourages municipalities to work in partnership with schools, state agencies, and other community organizations Read more »
Companion Animal Management Plan
A Companion Animal Management Plan is a tool for Municipalities to establish humane, efficient, and effective solutions to co Read more »
A status update on 15 species of disappearing wild cats & canids Read more »
The deafening impact of oil & gas development in the Mid-Atlantic
8th April 2014 by Margaret Cooney
Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales migrate every year along the East Coast, but newly proposed seismic airgun Read more »
Animal rescue team aims to help starving livestock in Pakistan
8th April 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
UPDATED 5.27.14: Attached please find an update from the Ravi Foundation. Also, below is a conversation between a Mayiou Read more »
In French auction houses, mysterious phone buyers again pay top dollar for ivory
8th April 2014 by Mia Crnojevic
Yet another example of the ease with which ivory sells at auction houses in France: just round the corner from the French Read more »
Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty
8th April 2014 by
The South African Government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
8th April 2014 by
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized Read more »
7th April 2014 by Vicki Fishlock
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Read more »
België vernietigt morgen 1500 kilo ivoor, hulde voor de douane
7th April 2014 by Adrian Hiel
Little Belgium is making big waves with their decision to destroy their entire ivory stockpile. The final weight of the Read more »
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3rd April 2014 by
As Singapore said today it had intercepted a tonne of smuggled ivory – the second large scale seizure by the island Read more »
Press Statement
3rd April 2014 by
Today’s announcement that the pilot badger cull will go ahead in Gloucestershire and Somerset once again this year was 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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