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IFAW supports the effort to list the African lion as an endangered species under
17th May 2013 Jeffrey Flocken
Last week in Tampa, Florida - Taco Fusion, a taqueria known for its “exotic” food offerings made national Read more »
One of our new ads, on display in transit shelters.
16th May 2013 Tracy Coppola
One of the milestones in our efforts to protect big cats in the US has arrived! Today, in the House of Representatives, U.S Read more »
On the frozen ice of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, a sealer moves in to kill a beate
15th May 2013 Sheryl Fink
The discussion on the European Union’s import ban on seal products continued last week as the second panel Read more »
IFAW and our coalition partners are prepared to stand our ground in the fight fo
15th May 2013 Tracy Coppola
UPDATE 10.15.13: Great news-- On October 8, the United States Supreme Court denied SCI’s petition to overturn the U.S Read more »
Icelandic fin whaling - an expensive and dangerous hobby, in more ways than oner
14th May 2013 Robbie Marsland
It’s been a busy week or so for those following the dying whaling industry in Iceland.  The lone Icelandic Read more »
"You can kind of see Bill and Chelsea in my cell phone shots."
14th May 2013 Paul Todd
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Mid-year Meeting last week was a family affair. CGI is an organization that brings Read more »
Spotlight China: Guangzhou’s new Public Safety Bureau animal shelter, an educate
13th May 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
Dog ownership in China has boomed in recent years. But more dogs don’t necessarily mean that owners are aware of how Read more »
A breaching North Atlantic right whale. c. IFAW
10th May 2013 Beth Allgood
Recently, more than 100 North Atlantic right whales were seen off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. While the North Read more »
10th May 2013 Erica Martin
WARNING: the video above may be disturbing to some viewers. This week’s video of the horrific attack of a small Read more »
27th February 2015
Watch Pelusa’s amazing transformation back to health after tragedgy left her thin and sickly. Pelusa’s story Watch Video »
26th February 2015
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Watch Video »
26th February 2015
The war in Eastern Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Cease-fires are Watch Video »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
13th February 2015
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Watch Video »
13th February 2015
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Watch Video »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) PROTECT PSA campaign was conceived, directed and edited by actress, Watch Video »
30th January 2015
In introducing a new puppy ad to the Super Bowl viewing audience, privately held Internet domain registrar and web hosting Watch Video »
26th January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
IFAW Relief Work for Animals Begins in Malawi
23rd February 2015
Week one, and relief efforts to save thousands of animals in flood ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, have kicked off successfully with nearly 3,500 animals vaccinated to protect them from disease. In the coming weeks the IFAW (International Fund for A Read more »
Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade
20th February 2015
Law enforcers from Malawi and Zambia gathered in Lusaka this week to participate in a high level training exercise aimed to ensure their success in targeting ivory retailers and thus disrupting the grisly ivory supply chain. The training was funded b Read more »
Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants
11th February 2015
– Groups say uplisting species under Endangered Species Act is important tool to fight ivory trade – Today, a coalition of wildlife groups — the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org), The Humane Society of the U Read more »
Malawi Floods – IFAW Relief Effort to Save Thousands of  Stranded Animals
10th February 2015
A relief effort to save thousands of farm and companion animals stranded by extreme flooding in cyclone ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, begins in the worst hit region today. An IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) led Disaster Response Team Read more »
EU Commission releases amended EU seal products regulations
6th February 2015
The EU Commission today released an amended version of the EU regulations on seal products. The EU trade regulation on seals had to be revised in response to the findings of a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body decision. IFAW (Inter Read more »
30th January 2015
Jeff Flocken, North America Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the passage of S.1. the “Keystone XL Pipeline Act”:  “Building Keystone XL means sacri Read more »
28th January 2015
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today released its draft five-year program for oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf.  The plan includes leasing parts of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans where marine habitats, which have lar Read more »
South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar
22nd January 2015
The South African Government released shocking figures today showing the country lost a record 1,215 rhinos last year, approximately a 21% increase on 2013. “These numbers are a wake-up call for the world. We cannot lose the fight to protect rh Read more »
Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign
15th January 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) today released its new PROTECT PSA campaign. The series, which was conceived, directed and edited by actress, director and IFAW ambassador Joely Fisher, features notable Hollywood persona Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
World of Animals Issue 20 Read more »
Amboseli Project - IFAW picture book 2014
T he Amboseli National Park’s small size of 392 kilometres squared cannot support the ecological needs of its 1,400 ele Read more »
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation f Read more »
Protecting Whales
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 19 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 »
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permi
8th October 2013 by
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permit (“Scientific”) Whaling Under Read more »
6 Russian western gray whale field updates you may have missed
7th October 2013 by Anna Filippova
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American voters support nationwide ban of big cat private ownership
7th October 2013 by
In the wake of yet another mauling at a private roadside zoo, dangerous incidents involving big cats continue to rise across Read more »
At the Humane Society of Cozumel, IFAW is working to promote sterilization and a
4th October 2013 by Azzedine Downes
On World Animal Day, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate dogs and cats, the two most universal species who live Read more »
4th October 2013 by Nancy Barr
Watch author Jena Ball reading Poco a Poco to a group of youngsters in the video above. ~~~ Since its release just 10 days Read more »
New global education program, Cats, Dogs and Us,  brings compassion into the cla
4th October 2013 by
Cats and dogs are two of the world’s most universal species, living side by side with people in hundreds of millions Read more »
South Africa’s Heritage Day, a poignant reminder of shared compassion for animal
3rd October 2013 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
On the 24th September South Africa celebrated Heritage Day.  In true South African style, families, friends and Read more »
Canadian sealers on the ice use hakapiks to club harp seals to death.
3rd October 2013 by Sheryl Fink
We awoke to good news this morning as we learned that the EU’s highest court has rejected an appeal  by the Read more »
Ivory Seizure in Hong Kong
3rd October 2013 by
Hong Kong has seized 189 ivory tusks, weighing 769 kgs, officials there have announced. The ivory was shipped from Cô Read more »

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Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "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.

 

 

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