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Mdzananda’s veterinary nurse, Ros Stone, works against time to save the life of
24th November 2015 Marcelle du Plessis
Two young boys and an older man brought a dog to our Mdzananda clinic’s reception room recently. This dog was Read more »
Baby elephants at the IFAW/WTI Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
23rd November 2015 Philip Mansbridge
In the northeastern tip of India lies Kaziranga National Park, home to one-horned rhinoceroses, buffaloes, elephants, swamp Read more »
Research is conducted to save gray whales, which have almost disappeared off the
23rd November 2015 Elena Zharkova
My knees were shaking. My heart was beating like crazy, and tears were welling up in my eyes. We were approaching the Read more »
Only 20,000 lions remain in the wild PHOTO:© Jim Zuckerman
20th November 2015 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
In light of the horrifying events that occurred in France this week, overwhelming all of us, a strong and essential measure Read more »
The author with IFAW founder Brian Davies (center) and long-time IFAW campaigner
20th November 2015 Sheryl Fink
I was privileged to attend the world premiere of Huntwatch at DOC NYC in New York this past weekend. This compelling Read more »
Fighting for animal welfare requires perseverance and patience.
19th November 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
Recently, legislators, academics and representatives from animal welfare organizations signed the “Declaratory for Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators.
19th November 2015 Mandi Smallhorne
His name was Brute*: a champion in the dog-fighting world, a feared fighter, the proud property of a ring-leader in that Read more »
19th November 2015 Kati Loeffler
This blog is the fourth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Read more »
How much do animals contribute to happiness?
18th November 2015 Beth Allgood
Can you think of a time that an animal made you happy?  Maybe it was snuggling with your own dog or cat, hearing a Read more »
4th March 2015
Elephants are famous for their special cognitive abilities. Their families, their memory, and their friendships. I’ve Watch Video »
27th February 2015
Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attention of the world. The United States Watch Video »
27th February 2015
Watch Pelusa’s amazing transformation back to health after tragedgy left her thin and sickly. Pelusa’s story Watch Video »
26th February 2015
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Watch Video »
4th March 2015
Two hog deer that strayed into fringe villages were rescued by locals in back-to-back days and released back to the wild in Watch Video »
26th February 2015
Many thanks to GreaterGood for their support of our ongoing efforts in Ukraine! The war in Eastern Ukraine Watch Video »
3rd March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
13th February 2015
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IFAW and WCS Investigation Reveals Thriving Ivory and Wildlife Trade on Craigsli
28th April 2015
As Report Finds Hundreds of Wildlife Specimens, Valued at Millions of Dollars, Are Posted Each Month, Craigslist Takes First Step in Altering Policy Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Conservation S Read more »
27th April 2015
H.R. 2016/S. 1081 would prohibit body-gripping traps on National Wildlife Refuges Leading animal welfare and wildlife conservation organizations this week announced support for the reintroduction of the Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act (H.R. 2016/S. 10 Read more »
Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory
21st April 2015
More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to media reports out of Bangkok today. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn
2nd April 2015
Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to be set. “While IFAW encourages governments to Read more »
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31st March 2015
Malawi’s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the r Read more »
IFAW STATEMENT ON:   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia b
26th March 2015
Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American Read more »
Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting
25th March 2015
While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed Read more »
IFAW CITES E-commerce and E-permitting
by rbartlett
The Internet has become the world’s biggest marketplace, one that is open for business 24 hours a day, seven days a wee Read more »
IFAW Proposal Asian Big Cats
by rbartlett
• The document provides draft Decisions contained in Annex 1 and proposed amendments to Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. Co Read more »
IFAW Proposal for shark conservation
by rbartlett
Inclusion of oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, in Appendix II with the following annotation: The entry into Read more »
IFAW Proposal for polar bear protection
by rbartlett
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading sci Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
by rbartlett
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the fina Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
by rbartlett
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
by rbartlett
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
by rbartlett
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
by rbartlett
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi Read more »
Dogs come into CLAW suffering so bad from mange that they have lost most of thei
3rd December 2015 by Mandi Smallhorne
The cost of maize meal, staple food of the poor in southern Africa, is up by more than 50 per cent since January this year. Read more »
People and rescuers bring animals for assistance and sterilization not only from
1st December 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
The new clinic is closer to becoming a reality. We visited the other day. The walls are up, we have stairs now that allow us Read more »
Caption: These 38 one-year-old spur-thighed tortoises subspecies were born in th
1st December 2015 by Mark Pestov
Since 2004 with unfailing support of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the project “Attention! Read more »
Racing Extinction premieres on the Discovery Channel tomorrow, Dec. 2, at 9pm ET
1st December 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
A highly-anticipated documentary further exposes the threat driving endangered animals to extinction that the International Read more »
In the wake of the court ruling, the South African government is waiting on the
30th November 2015 by Jason Bell
Rhino breeders: 1; rhinos: 0. Last week’s South African High Court ruling to allow for the domestic trade in rhino Read more »
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30th November 2015 by adintino
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo
30th November 2015 by adintino
The European Commission has today released a new report, hailed as the EU’s first integrated strategy across the Read more »
Tafika has spent his first day independent from keepers with elephants in the Re
27th November 2015 by Lisa Olivier
Tafika reached a milestone in his journey back to the wild. Seven years old now, Tafika just spent his first full day Read more »
But Julius has clearly followed Cora’s advice – this pup is glowing with health,
26th November 2015 by Mandi Smallhorne
The work of Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) can be stressful and difficult – but, oh, how thankful we are for the Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  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.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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