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Thailand keeps global ivory crush momentum alive
27th June 2014 Peter LaFontaine
Thailand announced plans to destroy its stockpile of confiscated illegal ivory yesterday, becoming the eleventh country to Read more »
Satao, an iconic male elephant from Kenya's Tsavo Park, was killed by poachers.
26th June 2014 James Isiche
The killing of Tsavo’s iconic male elephant Satao about a fortnight ago is tragic.   It symbolizes what has been Read more »
26th June 2014 Dörte von der Reith
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Read more »
Critics are wrong, the U.S. is complicit in the elephant poaching crisis
24th June 2014 Azzedine Downes
The criticisms on Capitol Hill today, regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan to ban the commercial trade of Read more »
Vets from around Mexico gather in Cozumel, helping spay and neuter island dogs a
23rd June 2014 Erika Flores
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. ~~~ Recently our partner’s the Humane Society of Cozumel did a mega Read more »
21st June 2014 J.C. Bouvier
The ownership of exotic animals in the United States is a huge and looming issue. Reality check: did you know there are more Read more »
Making sure animal welfare is part of the world’s environmental agenda
21st June 2014 Peter Pueschel
My goal while I am in Nairobi, Kenya—at the stakeholder’s weekend meeting to prepare for the United Nations Read more »
One man in Iceland takes his country off the invite list
20th June 2014 Margaret Cooney
Iceland is feeling the chilling effects of President Obama’s diplomatic sanctions.  Earlier this year, Secretary Read more »
On June 10, 2014 the CWRT rescued Hangglide, a nine-year-old humpback whale
20th June 2014 Mackie Green
The call came in on Monday night, June 10, 2014. A whale watching ship out of Maine had stumbled on a humpback tangled up in Read more »
Science Saving Elephants –  International Partnership Helps Preserve Amboseli El
28th May 2013
Science is taking the lead to secure habitat for elephants and other wildlife in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. In the next five years, a partnership between the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org), The School for Read more »
ASPCA, IFAW, Code 3 Associates, RedRover & SAWA  Assist Central OK Humane Societ
24th May 2013
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), at the request of Central Oklahoma Humane Society (OK Humane) in Oklahoma City, Okla., has dispatched its disaster response team to assist with shelter operations as Read more »
 IFAW and INTERPOL at the Front Lines of the War on Ivory and Wildlife Trafficki
22nd May 2013
Interpol and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Interpol’s international headquarters in Lyon, France. This is the first ever MoU signed by Interpol’s Envi Read more »
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21st May 2013
Dubai customs authorities have announced the seizure of 259 elephant tusks – believed to be the biggest bust yet of contraband ivory in the UAE. The tusks were seized on 1 May, 2013 during a routine x-ray inspection of a container shipped from Read more »
Endangered Amur Tiger  Released to the Wild in Far East Russia
13th May 2013
A tigress named Zolushka (Russian for Cinderella) was successfully released to the wild by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) jointly with the Phoenix Fund, Special Inspection Tiger, A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecol Read more »
IFAW organizes training workshop on wildlife trafficking in Lebanon
7th May 2013
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) is organizing specialized training on prevention of wildlife trafficking and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The workshop i Read more »
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7th May 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) has condemned an apparent decision to resume the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales in Iceland. Kristjan Loftsson, the lone Icelandic whaler responsible for slaughtering 28 Read more »
Killed by their Keepers – 300 Rhino Extinct in Mozambique side of Great Limpopo
26th April 2013
Poachers, aided by game rangers, have killed every single rhino in the Mozambique section of one of Southern Africa’s most vaunted transfrontier parks. Media today report 15 rhino in Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park were killed last mon Read more »
EU Court Upholds Seal Ban
25th April 2013
The European General Court today upheld the EU trade regulation on seal products. In a strongly-worded and crystal clear decision the court dismissed any concerns that either the EU seal trade regulation, or its implementation, lacked a legal basis. 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 »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
12th August 2014 by
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest Read more »
12th August 2014 by
An infographic on the role of auctions in the U.S. ivory market. Read more »
Kganya Lephalletse and friends
8th August 2014 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) in Johannesburg, South Africa has long been a safe haven for animals and people alike. Read more »
World Cat Day: no need to expel Kitty
8th August 2014 by
August 8th is world cat day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and cats. Despite the fact that cats make Read more »
A critically endangered Western North Pacific gray whale
7th August 2014 by Carson Barylak
Just before leaving for August recess, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the deceivingly named “Endangered Read more »
No law exists in New York that prevents direct handling of big cats in exhibits.
6th August 2014 by Carson Barylak
New York State is on the verge of enacting a law that will prohibit direct contact between people and big cats—a Read more »
Pruning Ivory from the Garden State
6th August 2014 by Peter LaFontaine
As African leaders meet with U.S. officials in Washington at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to discuss how to counter Read more »
This "Save Vanishing Species" stamp brought in millions of dollars for USFWS.
5th August 2014 by Jeffrey Flocken
Late last week we received good news from Congress: Before breaking for their August recess, the Senate passed the Read more »
Clean water for India’s tiger guardians
4th August 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
If you want to save tigers, help their saviours. Indian frontline staff protecting tigers do so under difficult conditions. Read more »

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"IFAW column: New Conservancy in Africa" read IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes' article in Wildlife Extra here.

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

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