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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 »
IFAW and local people rescue dog from sewer in Playa Del Carmen.
25th September 2014 Joaquin de la Torre
What a morning!! I was very lucky to witness and be part of an amazing rescue that involved the effort and team work of Read more »
The IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center is caring for six rescued elephant calves.
25th September 2014 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Torrential rains heralding the week also brought in yet another elephant calf to the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center in Read more »
2nd December 2013
Watch the amazing transformation and joyful new beginning from what had been a tough start for Coconut the dog. ~~~ In June Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Watch Video »
22nd November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Watch Video »
20th November 2013
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Watch Video »
19th November 2013
Together with the United Nations Development Program a small IFAW team embarked on an exciting new journey in Bosnia helping Watch Video »
18th November 2013
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Watch Video »
18th November 2013
We're back in Tacloban to continue our animal rescue operations. I'm now joined by two veterinarians and an Watch Video »
13th November 2013
After speaking with ministerial level representatives from around the world at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Watch Video »
IFAW leads wildlife rescue in NY and finds new homes for lions, tigers, bears, w
28th May 2014
As an animal facility near Buffalo, NY closes its doors, 11 tigers, three lions, three black bears and two wolves need to find new homes. Working with six qualified U.S. sanctuaries and local authorities, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - Read more »
Public Outcry Forces End to Plans for Meerendal Wine Farm Elephants
27th May 2014
Public outrage against the cruelty of elephant tourism, has forced Meerdendal Wine Estate in Cape Town to back down on its plans to install safari elephants on its estate. Last week a coalition of local, national and international animal welfare grou Read more »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22nd May 2014
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Ani Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15th May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. Read more »
Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservati
29th April 2014
An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration’s proposed new rules to halt domestic ivory sales.  Signatories on the letter include high-profile individuals, including Leo Read more »
IFAW Condemns Demand to Reopen Whitecoat Hunt
25th April 2014
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted. According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Sole Read more »
Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict
23rd April 2014
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife mana Read more »
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 »
2012 SOTW Azores Research USA cruise report March 13
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left the Azores at the beginning of May bound for the north-east coast of t Read more »
Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act
An estimated 10,000 big cats are kept as pets and for profit in places like basements, backyards and roadside zoos throughout Read more »
World of Animals Issue 15
World of Animals Issue 15 Read more »
Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of the Illegal Wildlife Trade
The illicit trade in wildlife is not only a serious global environmental crime with profoundly negative impacts for endangere Read more »
IFAW WTO Seal briefing
The EU legislation being challenged by Canada and Norway is Regulation (EC) No. 1007/2009, also known as the “EU s Read more »
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs. Read more »
Amicus Brief: European Communities — Measures Prohibiting the Importation and Ma
The preliminary submissions in this brief are aimed at correcting the misleading and incomplete manner in which Canada has ch Read more »
PROJECT WEB AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE IVORY TRADE OVER THE INTERNET WITHIN THE E
INTERPOL’s Project Web was launched following studies by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which conclu Read more »
Saving animals
It’s been more than 40 years since a small group of concerned citizens banded together to stop Canada’s cruel com Read more »
Celebrating the expansion of educational offerings on World Animal Day
4th October 2014 by Azzedine Downes
When I was younger, I pored over volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica to peer into animal worlds that I could not experience Read more »
3rd October 2014 by Azzedine Downes
The Maasai of the Olgulului/Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) have rallied behind the Kitenden Corridor project of the Read more »
The U.S. House of Representatives continues to derail the Endangered Species Act
2nd October 2014 by Carson Barylak
This blog is one in an ongoing series of intermittent analyses of the United States’ Endangered Species Act. --ED Read more »
2nd October 2014 by Jennifer Gardner
After our arrival on Sunday, the IFAW team, together with local partners from the Albay Provincial Veterinary Services, Read more »
The illegal U.S. reptile trade still thrives.
2nd October 2014 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 »

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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

Vice News: "New York Passes Bill That Could Limit Selfies With Tigers" - See the original article

 

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