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A young tornado survivor arrives in D.C. in May.
8th July 2014 Michael Booth
Our great partners at the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL) sent in this heartwarming update of some very lucky dogs Read more »
A Kenya Wildlife Service ranger and the remains of a poached elephant.
7th July 2014 Azzedine Downes
We shall not be troubled by the inherent unknowns in quantifying poaching and exact numbers of elephants killed. Rather Read more »
Grace has devoted her career to animal welfare ever since she saw Chu Chu.
7th July 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
Chu Chu, the Asiatic black bear who inspired me to join the cause for animal welfare nearly two decades ago, recently died Read more »
Extending a helping hand after wildlife rehab center in Tennessee is ravaged by
4th July 2014 Shannon Walajtys
In the early morning hours on June 23, a fire ravaged the Walden’s Puddle Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center Read more »
Spotlight India: Not easy finding an elephant family in the wild
3rd July 2014 Sheren Shrestha
It’s been nearly three months that our elephant calves have been at Manas National Park. They were five of them Read more »
The first step: UN Environmental Assembly commits to eradicating wildlife crime
3rd July 2014 Peter Pueschel
I was skeptical going into the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) meeting, held June 23-27, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya Read more »
2nd July 2014 Sheren Shrestha
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Read more »
No Cheers for Trophy Hunting
2nd July 2014 Jeffrey Flocken
In the video above, the author speaks with ABC's "Good Morning America". ~~~ This week, a 19 year-old Texas Read more »
Whale friendly tourism draws tourists and krónas, protecting whale population
1st July 2014 Marc Riley
My first trip to Iceland came in 1982. If memory serves it was a very, very different place then. Tourism was in its infancy Read more »
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 »
31st December 2013
We’ll admit it: We tug on your heartstrings every once in a while. From a gigantic mother rhinoceros to a small kitten Watch Video »
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 responds to new West Virginia law prohibiting private ownership of wild ani
25th March 2014
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has signed the Dangerous Wild Animal Act into law.  The bill (HB 4393), prohibiting private ownership of dangerous wild animals, was sponsored by Delegate Randy Swartzmiller (D-1). The new law includes a r Read more »
Expectant elephant speared in Amboseli
21st March 2014
In what may be one of the saddest incidences of poaching in recent times, an expectant elephant has been speared to death within the Amboseli ecosystem. The incident happened on Thursday around 3 p.m. within Oltiani area. Reports indicate that a herd 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 »
Horn of Contention: A review of literature on the economics of trade in rhino ho
Poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has increased dramatically in recent years.  There is considerable debate within p Read more »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permi
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permit (“Scientific”) Whaling Under In Read more »
Commercial Whaling by Another Name. The Illegality of Japan's Scientific Whaling
A collection relating to the publication of Commercial Whaling by Another Name. The Illegality of Japan's Scientific Whal Read more »
World of Animals Issue 16
World of Animals Issue 16 Read more »
IFAW Glossary and Statements of Principle
IFAW Glossary and Statements of Principle, 2013 Read more »
FY 2015 legislation could block U.S. plans to strengthen ivory trade ban
10th July 2014 by Peter LaFontaine
Buried in its annual spending bill, Congress dropped a partisan bombshell with grave implications for African elephants. Read more »
More than 900 dogs are being cared for at the Pif shelter in Donetsk, Ukraine.
9th July 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. ~~~ You have seen it in the news: the city of Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine is Read more »
A young tornado survivor arrives in D.C. in May.
8th July 2014 by Michael Booth
Our great partners at the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL) sent in this heartwarming update of some very lucky dogs Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
8th July 2014 by
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
A Kenya Wildlife Service ranger and the remains of a poached elephant.
7th July 2014 by Azzedine Downes
We shall not be troubled by the inherent unknowns in quantifying poaching and exact numbers of elephants killed. Rather Read more »
Grace has devoted her career to animal welfare ever since she saw Chu Chu.
7th July 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Chu Chu, the Asiatic black bear who inspired me to join the cause for animal welfare nearly two decades ago, recently died Read more »
Extending a helping hand after wildlife rehab center in Tennessee is ravaged by
4th July 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
In the early morning hours on June 23, a fire ravaged the Walden’s Puddle Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center Read more »
Spotlight India: Not easy finding an elephant family in the wild
3rd July 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
It’s been nearly three months that our elephant calves have been at Manas National Park. They were five of them Read more »
The first step: UN Environmental Assembly commits to eradicating wildlife crime
3rd July 2014 by Peter Pueschel
I was skeptical going into the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) meeting, held June 23-27, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya 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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