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The illegal U.S. reptile trade still thrives.
2nd October 2014 Peter LaFontaine
Recently, Kai Xu – also known as “Turtle Man” – was apprehended at the Canadian border. His crime? Read more »
National Tigers for Tigers Coalition met with legislators about big cat issues.
1st October 2014 Carson Barylak
Last week, leaders from the National Tigers for Tigers Coalition came to Washington, D.C. from across the nation to meet Read more »
Holarctic Conference examines still-mysterious Russian gray whale population
1st October 2014 Anna Filippova
Active studies of the gray whale started exactly 20 years ago. At that time no one thought that we will be able to “ Read more »
Community work and staff training yield better animal welfare practices.
30th September 2014 Joaquin de la Torre
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. Working to improve the welfare of dogs and cats is a tireless effort Read more »
Pennsylvania’s pigeons are under fire
30th September 2014 Jeffrey Flocken
10.17.14 UPDATE: We won the battle, and now we have the chance to win the war! Thanks to Pennsylvania residents who raised Read more »
Tiger Day on its way to becoming a traditional event in Far East Russia
29th September 2014 Anna Filippova
This year, Tiger Day in the Russian Far East took place for the 15th time on September 28, 2014. I personally participated Read more »
On World Rabies Day, the choice to end rabies is yours and mine
28th September 2014 Hanna Lentz
Rabies is seriously scary. Occurring in more than 150 countries and territories, this fatal disease causes the death of tens Read more »
Animal Rescue team deploys as volcano Mayon threatens Philippines
26th September 2014 Jennifer Gardner
Volcanic eruptions are one of the most difficult types of disasters to prepare for, especially when they have a history Read more »
The largest no-take marine monument on Earth? We’ll take that.
26th September 2014 Margaret Cooney
~~~ In June, I told you about President Obama’s plan to possibly protect more of the ocean. Then, in July, 25,000 Read more »
Unique whale research vessel sets off from Monaco for Mediterranean summer resea
24th June 2013
A state-of-the-art whale research boat dropped anchor in Monaco at the weekend for the launch of its summer research in the Mediterranean. Before setting off to continue its vital mission to protect the planet’s whales, the International Fund f Read more »
New report links the illegal wildlife trade to global security
24th June 2013
The illegal wildlife trade is not only detrimental to many of the world’s endangered species, but also poses a genuine threat to national and global security, a new report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) Read more »
Chinese Public Moved by Elephant Voices
24th June 2013
World renowned biologist Dr. Joyce Poole led a Chinese audience into the emotional and behavioral world of African elephants at a public lecture organized by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) and the China Academy of Sci Read more »
New Report: Economics of Trophy Hunting in Africa Are Overrated and Overstated
18th June 2013
A new report released today analyzes literature on the economics of trophy hunting and reveals that African countries and rural communities derive very little benefit from trophy hunting revenue. The study, authored by Economists at Large—commi Read more »
Archive photo ©IFAW
18th June 2013
Two male grizzly bear cubs named Blair and Terry, who were orphaned in British Columbia’s Kootenay region in the fall of 2012, are on the road back to freedom. The cubs were orphaned in October when they were eight months old after their mother Read more »
First fin whale harpooned in Iceland in three years is brought ashore to protes
18th June 2013
A lone whaler has resumed the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales in Iceland after a three-year hiatus. Two of Kristjan Loftsson’s boats left port in Reykjavik on Sunday evening and one has now arrived at his whaling station in H Read more »
German government unanimously affirms EU regulation on seal products
14th June 2013
Last night the German Bundestag voted unanimously to stick to the existing pan-European trade regulation on commercial seal products. The vote is in response to the WTO (World Trade Organization) challenge brought by Canada and Norway. The lawsuit is Read more »
IFAW helps care for wildlife victims in Oklahoma following Moore tornado
3rd June 2013
Rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) have mobilized another team to Oklahoma. Their mission: to help care for wildlife affected by the devastating Moore tornado. Resident raptors, mammals and songbirds were in Read more »
We will rock You – Brian May to address London march against the badger cull
31st May 2013
Queen legend Brian May will address a mass gathering of badgers – or at least humans in badger masks – on London’s streets on Saturday June 1st to protest against the imminent badger cull. May and Bill Oddie will join thousands of p Read more »
IFAW FY2015 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 board members and honorary board. Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Polar Bear
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Polar Bear 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 »
IFAW’s work with Chinese companies to ban wildlife online trade pays off.
10th November 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
For years, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been at the forefront of fighting the blight of wildlife Read more »
7th November 2014 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Today some groundbreaking decisions have been taken for the survival of sharks and manta rays throughout the globe at the Read more »
Safari companies rally to fight Ebola fear mongering
7th November 2014 by Steve Njumbi
In the wake of the Ebola epidemic causing wildlife tourism bookings to drop precipitously in countries as far away from the Read more »
7th November 2014 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
The countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Read more »
Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’
7th November 2014 by
A significant step was achieved today at the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) with Read more »
World leaders deliver big wins for sharks, mantas and devil rays at CMS CoP 11
7th November 2014 by
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is thrilled to announce that sharks, mantas and devil rays Read more »
Protecting Whales
7th November 2014 by
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
Stop black rhino trophies at the border: hunting isn’t conservation
6th November 2014 by Jeffrey Flocken
Following their auctioning off the opportunity to hunt one endangered male black rhino – touted as a “ Read more »
Michael Moore takes a tissue sample during a whale necropsy at Chatham Light Bea
6th November 2014 by Katie Moore
While doing marine mammal rescue work for the past two decades, I’ve met some pretty dedicated people “in the Read more »

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Isabel McCrea, IFAW’s regional director in The Guardian: "Welcomed Hunt’s “bold” ban on canned hunting trophies." –  read more.

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.

 

 

 

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