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The illegal U.S. reptile trade still thrives.
2nd October 2014 Peter LaFontaine
Recently, Kai Xu – also known as “Turtle Man” – was apprehended at the Canadian border. His crime? Read more »
National Tigers for Tigers Coalition met with legislators about big cat issues.
1st October 2014 Carson Barylak
Last week, leaders from the National Tigers for Tigers Coalition came to Washington, D.C. from across the nation to meet Read more »
Holarctic Conference examines still-mysterious Russian gray whale population
1st October 2014 Anna Filippova
Active studies of the gray whale started exactly 20 years ago. At that time no one thought that we will be able to “ Read more »
Community work and staff training yield better animal welfare practices.
30th September 2014 Joaquin de la Torre
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. Working to improve the welfare of dogs and cats is a tireless effort Read more »
Pennsylvania’s pigeons are under fire
30th September 2014 Jeffrey Flocken
10.17.14 UPDATE: We won the battle, and now we have the chance to win the war! Thanks to Pennsylvania residents who raised Read more »
Tiger Day on its way to becoming a traditional event in Far East Russia
29th September 2014 Anna Filippova
This year, Tiger Day in the Russian Far East took place for the 15th time on September 28, 2014. I personally participated Read more »
On World Rabies Day, the choice to end rabies is yours and mine
28th September 2014 Hanna Lentz
Rabies is seriously scary. Occurring in more than 150 countries and territories, this fatal disease causes the death of tens Read more »
Animal Rescue team deploys as volcano Mayon threatens Philippines
26th September 2014 Jennifer Gardner
Volcanic eruptions are one of the most difficult types of disasters to prepare for, especially when they have a history Read more »
The largest no-take marine monument on Earth? We’ll take that.
26th September 2014 Margaret Cooney
~~~ In June, I told you about President Obama’s plan to possibly protect more of the ocean. Then, in July, 25,000 Read more »
4th April 2013
This brief video above from Euronews describes the scene at the Paris Natural History Museum. If there’s any doubt Watch Video »
1st April 2013
Toma, seen taking her first steps in the video above, is one of six orphaned bear cubs recently rescued in Russia and Watch Video »
28th March 2013
Last November, villagers from Anini, a small and remote town in Northeast India, spotted four tiger cubs moving around their Watch Video »
  A video update from Geneva, Switzerland on Canada's WTO challenge to the EU seal import ban by IFAW's EU Watch Video »
18th March 2013
I was completely shocked to hear that 86 elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory Watch Video »
15th March 2013
In order to support the Congolese authorities in their efforts to reinforce the protection of the forest elephants that Watch Video »
19th March 2013
Take a moment to watch this video on the recent elephant collaring in Amboseli and learn more of IFAW’s partnership Watch Video »
14th March 2013
We’ve received many emails and Facebook posts about a dolphin stranding that took place on March 13th.  Several Watch Video »
14th March 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes offers some thoughts from the floor of the CITES CoP 16 meeting in Bangkok, Watch Video »
IFAW APPLAUDS GLOBAL WILDLIFE PROTECTION OPERATION Operation “Cobra II” Nets Tra
11th February 2014
Law enforcement officers from 28 countries just announced the completion a ground-breaking, global operation to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking, codenamed “Operation Cobra II”. The month-long operation and capacity building activ Read more »
IFAW responds to the U.S. Government’s National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife
11th February 2014
In July, President Obama issued an Executive Order addressing the U.S’s efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade. The Administration has now followed-up with the release today of its National Strategy for Combatting Wildlife Trafficking. Read more »
Prevention of Wildlife Trade Workshop begins in Paro
11th February 2014
To help tackle illegal wildlife trade, the Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org), Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) and INTERPOL is holding the second training worksho Read more »
Determining Elephant Populations in Tsavo
10th February 2014
Conservationists were ambivalent today following a five-day aerial census that indicates that elephants are on the decline in Kenya’s flagship Tsavo National Park. Preliminary results indicate the number of elephants as 11,076 – down from Read more »
IFAW/David Parry/PA
10th February 2014
Dozens of ivory items ranging from whole elephant tusks to carvings and jewellery will be destroyed in spectacular fashion in London today (Mon) to raise awareness of the lethal ivory trade and show support for elephant protection. Alarmingly, an ele Read more »
IFAW/E. Bouvet
6th February 2014
This morning, the French government destroyed 3 tonnes of illegal ivory seized by customs over 20 years, following through with the promise made by President Holland during the Elysee Summit last December. The ivory was destroyed near the Eiffel Towe Read more »
ARCHIVE Photo  © IFAW
6th February 2014
The US Government today announced it is invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifies Iceland for undermining the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in whale meat. As one of Read more »
Sochi Olympic dog cull shame
4th February 2014
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) is horrified that culling of dogs in Sochi is back on the agenda in preparation for the 2014 winter Olympics. IFAW has repeatedly offered to help the Environment Department of the Sochi Read more »
Historic relocation of forest elephants in Côte d’Ivoire
3rd February 2014
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) on Tuesday completed a mission which can only be described as mammoth and unprecedented. From 19 to 25 January, 4 forest elephants were relocated from Daloa, third city of Côte d Read more »
Research on Attitudes toward Commercial Whaling
Americans Love Whales From sea to shining sea and across the political spectrum, the American people want their political lea Read more »
The Song of the Whale, IFAW’s research vessel, is designed to carry out noninvasive research to inform conservation, us Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2011 update
 Rather than providing any economic benefit, Canada’s commercial seal slaughter arguably represents a drain on the Read more »
Making a Killing - A 2011 Survey of Ivory Markets in China
An unprecedented surge in ivory seizures occurred in 2011. Media reported that 5,259 elephant tusks were seized worldwide i Read more »
Antarctic Ocean Legacy: A Vision for Circumpolar Protection
Antarctic Ocean Legacy: A Vision for Circumpolar Protection Read more »
Helping Dogs and Cats
IFAW advocates for laws that protect animals from cruelty and neglect, we provide veterinary training and basic veterinary Read more »
Protecting Elephants
Elephants need protection - whether it’s individual animals or entire populations and their habitats. Read more »
Protecting and Saving Animals
Elephants at risk from poachers, whales and seals threatened by cruel hunts, wildlife and pets stranded after disasters Read more »
Stopping Illegal Wildlife Trade
Elephants, tigers and other endangered wildlife are being killed at an alarming rate for trinkets, potions and fashion. Read more »
Chinese E-Commerce Giants Say “NO” to Wildlife Crime
16th October 2014 by
Leading online companies in China reaffirmed their zero tolerance for illegal wildlife trade at a workshop organized by Read more »
IFAW welcomes Jane Goodall to its honorary board.
15th October 2014 by Azzedine Downes
With all her wisdom and passion on a wide range of fronts, it is no surprise that Dr. Jane Goodall is the most preeminent Read more »
IFAW welcomes HRH Princess Alia Al Hussein to its honorary board.
15th October 2014 by Azzedine Downes
When I first met HRH Princess Alia Al Hussein, our conversations revolved around a sanctuary she had recently set up to Read more »
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE and HRH Princess Alia join IFAW honorary board
15th October 2014 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr.  Jane Read more »
Why I lashed out on Nat Geo against another call for more ivory trade
14th October 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
The ivory trade is killing elephants. Period. Those of us who work hard to combat the poaching as well as interdict Read more »
IFAW helped local wildlife rescue efforts at Quintero Bay, Chile oil spill.
14th October 2014 by Valeria Ruoppolo
An oil spill of approximately 22,000 litres (approximately 5,600 US gallons) in Quintero Bay in northern Chile on 25 Read more »
Orangutans, including babies, rescued in a blazing Borneo
14th October 2014 by Jennifer Gardner
The hazy skies of Indonesia were a drastic change from those left back home. Sunsets and sunrises are nearly non-existent Read more »
Released Amur tiger Kuzya crosses border into China
10th October 2014 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
Kuzya, one of five Amur tigers released back in May in Far East Russia, crossed the Amur River and entered Chinese territory Read more »
Phillie, an abandoned dog, exemplifies the Northern Dogs Project’s
9th October 2014 by Ellie Milano
Phillie was dumped on the doorstep of a woman who picks up roaming dogs in a couple of the Cree communities in Northern Read more »

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IFAW Director for France, Celine Sissler-Bienvenu, in The Guardian: “In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000” read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Washington Post: "African lions are set to become the last big cat listed under the Endangered Species Act" - read more.

The New York Times spoke with IFAW Russia Director Masha Vorontsova about Kuzya the tiger's movements from Russia into China: - read more

Vice News: "New York Passes Bill That Could Limit Selfies With Tigers" - See the original article

 

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