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If you are in Ohio on July 2, please attend IFAW’s Big Cat Forum at 10 a.m. at t
24th June 2013 Tracy Coppola
The end of last week marked a particularly tragic and frightening time for big cats and public safety in Indiana, a state Read more »
Tinku and Rupa were sighted in the wild.
21st June 2013 Sheren Shrestha
This post was written by, Anjan Sangma, biologist, and sent to us by Shrestha, Sheren, communications coordinator, both Read more »
Mr. Loftsson's boat returns with a dead fin whale lashed to its hull.
21st June 2013 Robbie Marsland
As the longest day passes in Iceland and despite the very sad fact that it has taken the deaths of two more endangered fin Read more »
One of the orphaned grizzly cubs on his way back to the wilderness.
20th June 2013 Patricia Zaat
It’s almost summertime in Canada, and that means one thing for the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Read more »
Bow-riding pilot whales tag along with IFAW's research vessel Song of the Whale.
19th June 2013 Luke O'Connor
Watch this amazing video of the pilot whales who swam along side the Song of the Whale. ~~~ We’ve had many fantastic Read more »
19th June 2013 Kelly Donithan
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Read more »
An immediate way we can help protect African lions against trophy hunters is to
18th June 2013 Jeffrey Flocken
As few as 32,000 African lions are believed to remain in the wild today. Over the last 30 years, African countries with the Read more »
U.S. appeals court upholds ban on polar bear imports
18th June 2013 Jeffrey Flocken
Today, the D.C. Court of Appeals supported the ban on the importation of polar bear trophies, rejecting separate appeals by Read more »
Wolves, elephants, and the best (or worst) of intentions
17th June 2013 Paul Todd
Two U.S.-based environmental groups have declared their intent to sue the federal government over just that – intent. Read more »
12th November 2014
A week ago the IFAW team had arrived for Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito, Ecuador. Now the 11th Conference of Watch Video »
As this video shows, it was a hands-on effort when a young elephant got trapped upside down in a narrow ditch. After you Watch Video »
7th November 2014
The countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Watch Video »
7th November 2014
Today some groundbreaking decisions have been taken for the survival of sharks and manta rays throughout the globe at the Watch Video »
21st November 2014
There are many reasons why the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescues and protects animals around the globe. Watch Video »
6th October 2014
Something as simple as a piece of rope has helped save thousands of lives, both humans and animals, in the Albay Province Watch Video »
3rd October 2014
The Maasai of the Olgulului/Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) have rallied behind the Kitenden Corridor project of the Watch Video »
2nd October 2014
After our arrival on Sunday, the IFAW team, together with local partners from the Albay Provincial Veterinary Services, Watch Video »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed
24th November 2014
A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale. A shocking report released today by the Read more »
South Africa, Rhino Poaching Hits Record Level
21st November 2014
Rhino poaching has hit record levels in South Africa with 1020 rhinoceros poached for their horn to date in 2014. The latest statistics were announced by the Department of Environmental Affairs earlier today in their monthly report on poaching of rhi Read more »
International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Tr
21st November 2014
Extensive collaboration and cooperation at an international level are key ingredients in fighting wildlife trafficking wildlife law enforcers agreed at the conclusion of a training workshop to increase capacity and expertise in the Horn of Africa. Th Read more »
Prominent Chinese Thought Leaders Join the Fight to Save Elephants
19th November 2014
A group of leading Chinese celebrities are lending their voices to a campaign to save elephants by rejecting ivory trade. The campaign “Give Peace to Elephants; Say No to Ivory” officially launched today at a gala event by the Internation Read more »
Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court find
18th November 2014
Japan today announced plans for a new ‘scientific’ whaling programme in the Antarctic, just months after the International Court of Justice (ICJ)  ruled its whaling in the Southern Ocean was illegal and must stop. The Japanese govern Read more »
Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity
17th November 2014
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The training workshop hosted by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) in partnership with In Read more »
Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’
7th November 2014
A significant step was achieved today at the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) with world leaders reaching consensus to list the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) to Appendix II, a decision that will be finalized on Read more »
World leaders deliver big wins for sharks, mantas and devil rays at CMS CoP 11
7th November 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is thrilled to announce that sharks, mantas and devil rays will receive increased protections during the 11th Conference of the Parties (CoP 11) of the Convention on the Conservation of Mi Read more »
Fate of sharks, polar bears and lions on the table at conservation summit in Qui
3rd November 2014
At the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is pushing for stricter wildlife protection measures. During the high-level Ministerial Meeting held today Read more »
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation f 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 »
Photography festival in China opens eyes and hearts
30th October 2013 by Sabrina Zhang
“Aunt, would you please take one photo for us?  I also want to protect the animals!” A 7- 8 year old boy Read more »
Thousands gather in Vladivostok for annual Russian Tiger Day
29th October 2013 by Anna Filippova
Watch the slideshow above which includes images from the 2013 Russian Tiger Day held in Vladivostok. ~~~ Tiger Day arrived Read more »
European Parliament takes a significant step to protect marine life from underwa
29th October 2013 by Barbara Slee
Earlier this month, the European Parliament voted to make oil and gas exploration utilizing underwater sonar subject to Read more »
Anthony Bourdain sounded off about seal hunts on twitter. Image: Wikipedia.
29th October 2013 by Sheryl Fink
Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain had Twitter all a-flutter when he came out smacking his lips in support of the seal hunt. As Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Amur tigers in rehab begin their ‘transformation’
28th October 2013 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
Entering their 11th month in rehabilitation, Borya, Kuzya and Ustin, no longer small cubs, start their transformation. Come Read more »
Participants at the 2013 Big Cat Workshop held at Carolina Tiger Rescue.
28th October 2013 by Kelly Donithan
“When people talk, great things happen.” I heard this tagline on a TV commercial a few nights ago just before I Read more »
Red rose is indeed “good tea” for animals
25th October 2013 by Erica Martin
Red Rose Tea supports the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s mission to rescue and protect animals around the Read more »
25th October 2013 by Josey Sharrad
The fires in the Blue Mountains have been devastating to people, properties, animals and wildlife. IFAW spoke to Robert Read more »
IFAW – Zimbabwe Elephant Massacre a Cruel Tragedy
25th October 2013 by
As many as 350 elephants are now believed to have been poisoned to death for their ivory in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, 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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