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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 »
Crushing 6 tons of confiscated ivory, China answers a global call to protect ele
6th January 2014 Azzedine Downes
In the pictures above, taken by IFAW staff, Chinese customs officials prepare and begin crushing illegal stockpiles of Read more »
31st December 2013 Peter Pueschel
Iraq published the CITES convention in its official governmental magazine and soon they will become Party to CITES, the Read more »
31st December 2013 Azzedine Downes
We’ll admit it: We tug on your heartstrings every once in a while. From a gigantic mother rhinoceros to a small kitten Read more »
Kuwait holds successful prevention of wildlife trafficking training
30th December 2013 Maha Oda
Since Kuwait's joining of CITES in 2001, authorities have been making every effort to combat wildlife trafficking. In Read more »
Helping communities manage roaming dog populations with UNDP in Bosnia
27th December 2013 Amela Cosovic Medic
Recently, Amela Cosovic Medic, Sector Coordinator for Justice and Security for the United Nations Development Programme in Read more »
Rescued Siberian tigers settle in for the winter season in Far East Russia
26th December 2013 Ekaterina Blidchenko
The Primorye region in Far East Russia got its first snow of the winter. Snow on the ground makes our tigers more cautious. Read more »
Top ten heroic animal rescues of 2013
24th December 2013 Azzedine Downes
IFAW has led or helped with dozens of animal rescues around the world, from the care of the tiniest orphan babies to the Read more »
21st July 2014
Elephants don’t have much to laugh about these days. And it’s our fault as humans. During the last couple of Watch Video »
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 »
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 »
8th May 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW -  www.ifaw.org) has welcomed the news that Iceland has called an end to the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales. Kristjan Loftsson, the lone Icelandic whaler responsible for killing Read more »
Poll: Americans Support Whale Conservation; New Blueprint Lays Out Government Ac
24th April 2012
A new nationwide survey shows that 77 percent of Americans across the political spectrum agree that Congress and the Administration should adopt a broad whale conservation program, and 89 percent believe that the U.S. should help enforce the global b Read more »
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11th April 2012
All around Australia oil and gas companies are closing in on vital whale habitats. Any day now leases covering endangered blue whale habitat and right next to calving grounds for endangered southern right whales will be handed over to oil and gas com Read more »
Fred O’Regan joined in the celebration and gave welcome speech at the IFAW BRRC
6th April 2012
Government officials, conservationists, animal rescuers and celebrities joined in a celebration today to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC)—China’s only specialized raptor rescue and rehabilitation fac Read more »
IFAW: $3.6 million sealing industry bailout is a waste
5th April 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the Canadian government's decision to provide $3.6 million in bailout money to a Norwegian company to stockpile seal pelts. The animal welfare group says that using Newfoundland tax dollar Read more »
New iPad, iPhone app helps protect endangered whales
4th April 2012
          A new app for iPad and iPhone combines science and technology to help save critically endangered North Atlantic right whales by reducing threats of collisions with large ships along the East Coast of North America. Read more »
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23rd March 2012
On Monday, Nikita, a 7-year-old white tiger and Tasha, a 10-year-old cougar are being loaded onto a rescue trailer in Ohio and moving 800 miles away to their new home at The Wildcat Sanctuary. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- www.ifaw Read more »
23rd March 2012
At least 50 per cent of the elephant population of Cameroon’s Bouba Ndjida National Park is dead. They have been killed in a bloody poaching spree by horseback bandits whose deadly mission has continued virtually unhindered for eight weeks than Read more »
Statement of Common Demands by Environmental NGOs regarding the Sakhalin-1 and S
Statement of Common Demands by Environmental NGOs regarding the Sakhalin-1 and Sakhalin-2 Oil and Gas Projects Read more »
Beyond the Ban
If the killing of the endangered Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsoniil) is to stop, the trade in shahtoosh, the wool culled Read more »
Variation in Ice Cover on the East Coast of Canada: 1969 to 2002
Recent qualitative observation of reduced ice presence on th eeast coast of Canada suggests that yearly ice coverage in this Read more »
Victims of Cruelty
A report on animal cruelty in Canada Read more »
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IFAW Summary Briefing: Indian Ocean Whale Sanctuary
In 1979, The International Whaling Commission declared the Indian Ocean (north of 55°S) a sanctuary. The sanctuary, which Read more »
Vocalisation rates of the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis)
Ship strikes have been identified as a major cause of mortality in modern times for the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena Read more »
Whales & Fisheries
The desire by some countries to lift the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) moratorium on commercial whaling and Read more »
Jumbo Express
A Scientific Approach to Understanding and Mitigating Elephant Mortality Due to Train Accidents in Rajaji National Park 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 »
Counting 11,000 elephants in five days
18th February 2014 by Jacqueline Nyagah
Counting elephants in an area that spans over 48,000 square kilometres, nearly twice the size of the state of Massachusetts Read more »
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18th February 2014 by Peter Pueschel
When IFAW brought 13 Arab country officials together for a “Prevention of Sharks and other Marine Species Trafficking Read more »
Injured possum Dante being cared for after fire ripped through Nords Wharf, NSW.
18th February 2014 by Naomi Schofield
After the news hit at the end of last year of the worst bushfires seen in NSW in over a decade, my community, like many Read more »
May Sharks Roam Widely, Safely and Freely in the Arabian Waters
18th February 2014 by
Nine Arabian countries today declared their commitment towards shark conservation by signing the Memorandum of Understanding Read more »
Big cat owner recalls initial excitement, now only love, heartbreak and regret
14th February 2014 by Kelly Donithan
He remembers that joyous day as if it were yesterday. The engine was already sputtering as he and his son-in-law loaded a Read more »
Westminster wire fox terrier's win raises important questions on acquiring puppi
14th February 2014 by Kelly Johnston
For the Super Bowl game at MetLife Stadium earlier this month, I was neither on team Seattle nor team Denver. Honestly, I 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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