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16th April 2007
Hi, J.C. Bouvier here again...hey did I tell you about the IFAW Save the Whales Cape Air Whale Art plane that is flying Read more »
12th April 2007
Photo of Week is a feature that highlights the work IFAW does around the world everyday to rescue orphaned, injured, or Read more »
12th April 2007
Green.TV has recently posted the IFAW 'Melting Ice' video to their website.  IFAW has a number of 2007 Canadian Seal Read more »
11th April 2007
In an effort to look beyond all the news of dog cullings in China these days, and to focus on some really good work that is Read more »
11th April 2007
Baliang, 8 months old, weighed 2/5 of a kilo when she was abandoned at BHAEEC. Volunteers were just returning from an Read more »
11th April 2007
Shortly after Banjin was born, he owner began to feel the difficulties of pet ownership. Soon thereafter, Banjin was taken Read more »
11th April 2007
Dollar was the companion animal of a famous Chinese comic. For two years, Dollar and his owner were happy together. As time Read more »
11th April 2007
Taotao is a pure breed 7 month old cocker spaniel. She was bought by an American at a local dog market. When Taotao arrived Read more »
11th April 2007
For four years, Xiaxia lived with an illegal dog breeder. Common among breeders, puppies are carefully cared for but older Read more »
7th April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
28th February 2014
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track Watch Video »
25th February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
21st February 2014
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Watch Video »
21st February 2014
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she Watch Video »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
10th January 2014
Watch the IFAW, "I Found A Way" TV spot above. ~~~ If, like me, you have ever witnessed a horrific natural Watch Video »
10th January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14th April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never com Read more »
Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen
11th April 2014
Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually rei Read more »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9th April 2014
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes. “The Belgian government is putting wildlife traffickers on Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph
9th April 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (I Read more »
Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty
8th April 2014
The South African Government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented international efforts to crack down on illicit trade and poaching of wildlife such as rhinoceroses, IFAW said today. Jason Bel Read more »
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3rd April 2014
As Singapore said today it had intercepted a tonne of smuggled ivory – the second large scale seizure by the island state in three months – the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) called for improved internat Read more »
Press Statement
3rd April 2014
Today’s announcement that the pilot badger cull will go ahead in Gloucestershire and Somerset once again this year was condemned by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Eminent scientists and wildlife experts as well as many charities Read more »
President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trad
2nd April 2014
United States President Barack Obama has announced a raft of measures against Iceland over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in their meat. The US Government had announced on February 6 that it was invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifi Read more »
World Court: Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is illegal and must end
31st March 2014
(The Hague, Netherlands – 31 March 2014) – Delivering its judgment on Australia’s case against Japan, which saw evidence presented during a three-week hearing last June, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) today found that Japa Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
US Audited Financials
Financial Statements for the years ended June 30, 2013 and 2012. Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
US IRS 990 Tax Form
Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax for Fiscal Year beginning 7/1/2012 and ending 6/30/2013 Read more »
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Welfare of animals under veterinary care
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 17
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
20th March 2009 by
Posted by Sheryl Fink, IFAW Senior Researcher In the same week that Russia annouced an end to the hunting of seals under a Read more »
20th March 2009 by
Posted by Sheryl Fink, IFAW Senior Researcher In the same week that Russia annouced an end to the hunting of seals under a Read more »
20th March 2009 by
“This quota is outrageous,” said Sheryl Fink, a senior researcher with IFAW. “With the current state of Read more »
19th March 2009 by
We’ve got speed limits on highways and city streets and winding country roads. Now, thanks to rules approved by NOAA’s Read more »
19th March 2009 by
Crowds of demonstrators attended rallies across Canada over the weekend  as part of the International Day of Action Read more »
19th March 2009 by
De Russische minister van Natuurlijke Hulpbronnen en Ecologie Yuriy Trutnev kondigde vandaag een volledig verbod aan op de Read more »
19th March 2009 by
At the moment all 6 birds are alive and receiving veterinary care. The birds were discovered packed tightly in a cardboard Read more »
18th March 2009 by
Last week, 6 critically endangered Gyrfalcons were confiscated at the Chkalovskiy Military Airport near Moscow by local Read more »
18th March 2009 by
An IFAW supporter sent over this video of Canadian Senator Mac Harb speaking out on behalf of seals at an IFAW rally in Read more »

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In the news

"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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