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The deafening impact of oil & gas development in the Mid-Atlantic
8th April 2014 Margaret Cooney
Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales migrate every year along the East Coast, but newly proposed seismic airgun Read more »
Animal rescue team aims to help starving livestock in Pakistan
8th April 2014 Shannon Walajtys
UPDATED 5.27.14: Attached please find an update from the Ravi Foundation. Also, below is a conversation between a Mayiou Read more »
In French auction houses, mysterious phone buyers again pay top dollar for ivory
8th April 2014 Mia Crnojevic
Yet another example of the ease with which ivory sells at auction houses in France: just round the corner from the French Read more »
7th April 2014 Vicki Fishlock
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Read more »
België vernietigt morgen 1500 kilo ivoor, hulde voor de douane
7th April 2014 Adrian Hiel
Little Belgium is making big waves with their decision to destroy their entire ivory stockpile. The final weight of the Read more »
Southern Californians “Found a Way”
2nd April 2014 Alexandra Denman
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here to visit the Flickr set. ~~~ As the waves lap the shores of Santa Monica Read more »
Obama Administration lets Iceland know the tides are turning for whales
2nd April 2014 Beth Allgood
On the heels of an unbelievable victory at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) this past Monday, which saw a panel of Read more »
Victory for whales at the International Court of Justice
1st April 2014 Vassili Papastavrou
It was a hugely ambitious decision by the government of Australia to take Japan to the International Court of Justice over Read more »
ICJ ruling on Japan's scientific whaling Storify news roundup
31st March 2014 J.C. Bouvier
Below is a round up on today's historic decision from The World Court in the case of Australia vs. the Government Read more »
1st June 2012
CEO Fred O’Regan, Siobhan Magnus and other IFAW staff discuss the 2012 Animal Action Awards. There are three things I Watch Video »
25th May 2012
Two months ago we shared the story of our efforts to move Tasha the cougar and Nikita the white tigress to a sanctuary in Watch Video »
28th May 2012
Through through the spring  I was able twice to travel by train to the International Fund for Animal Welfare bear Watch Video »
24th May 2012
Yes, it’s happening again. A few weeks ago, the delicate state of peace in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was Watch Video »
30th May 2012
I have travelled to nearly all of the International Fund for Animal Welfare projects around the world, and have always been Watch Video »
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 »
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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 »
Delivering Essential Veterinary Care to Dogs and Cats in Need
IFAW helps dogs and cats in very poor communities around the world. Working in towns and villages, by invitation of community Read more »
Creating an Urgently Needed Humane Animal Shelter in Moscow
Since 2000 IFAW has been working with the Tess mobile veterinary clinic to provide surgery and medical help for thousands of Read more »
Protecting Elephants and Their Habitats
IFAW believes elephants should live in safe and secure habitats. We are working to eliminate the ivory trade, to secure prote Read more »
Rescuing Animals in Crisis
At IFAW we believe that when tragedy strikes, we have a duty to step in and alleviate animal suffering. We rescue individual Read more »
Ending Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt
Our first campaign, in 1969, was in protest of the Canadian seal hunt. By the 1980s, our work, and the outrage of millions of Read more »
Saving Lions from Trophy Hunting
Lions are in peril as never before due to growing human populations and corresponding habitat loss, loss of prey species, hum Read more »
Helping Dogs and Cats in North American Native Communities
In the Navajo Nation, a vast Native American homeland in the south-western United States, poverty and hardship mean that owne Read more »
Working for a Better World for Pets and Owners
For people on the breadline in Germany, it can be hard looking after a beloved pet. Owners struggle to afford food for themse Read more »
Protecting the Last Wild Tigers
If current trends persist – in poaching, loss of tiger habitat and prey species and demand for tiger parts – tige Read more »
Every time a child interacts with an animal, it’s an opportunity for a little hu
1st May 2014 by Corrie Rabbe
“Do you want to?” “You ask.” “No you.” “No you!” I can hear some of the Read more »
Animal welfare education goes online at Edinburgh University
30th April 2014 by Azzedine Downes
While you probably know about Animal Action Education, our 21-year-old, rapidly expanding program geared to youth in more Read more »
Speaking out as one for elephants
29th April 2014 by Azzedine Downes
If you’re reading the Washington Post or its commuter Express edition today, you will likely notice a full-page open Read more »
Redco Foods, Inc., parent company of the Red Rose Tea brand supports the Interna
29th April 2014 by Tom Schuler
Redco Foods, Inc., parent company of the Red Rose Tea brand supports the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Read more »
© IFAW/J.Gardner. Caption: A crowded temporary shelter set up to receive injured
29th April 2014 by Jennifer Gardner
In Valparaiso, Chile, picturesque communities built on steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean live up to the city Read more »
Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservati
29th April 2014 by
An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration’s Read more »
Despite their misfortunes, two orphaned rhinos form a bond in India
25th April 2014 by Nizira Borgoyari
Two years ago, on the eve of Bihu (festival of harvest and New Year for people of Assam) in April, the International Fund Read more »
IFAW Condemns Demand to Reopen Whitecoat Hunt
25th April 2014 by
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of Read more »
Chinese legislature moves to criminalize buying and consumption of endangered an
24th April 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
According to a new bill presented to the standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) this week, eating 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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