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5th April 2007
The IFAW team has been scouting the waters off the coast of Newfoundland for the last day and a half. Yesterday, we had very Read more »
4th April 2007
Late in the evening, about 9:30 p.m. three tiny new bear cubs were delivered to IFAW's orphan bear cub rehabilitation Read more »
4th April 2007
All the bears cubs are within a week or two of the same age because bears give birth within a very brief period in the Read more »
4th April 2007
Today, the seal hunt in the northern part of the Gulf of St. Lawrence opens. Our team is poised to document any hunting Read more »
3rd April 2007
Baby squirrel receiving daily feeding of suppliments so that it can be rehabilitated and released back into the wild: Read more »
3rd April 2007
Every Saturday at Wildcare (IFAW sponsored wildlife rehab center on Cape Cod) is a new adventure. (See previous post about Read more »
2nd April 2007
IFAW Senior Research and Projects Specialist Sheryl Fink is currently in Canada monitoring the seal hunt.  The update Read more »
2nd April 2007
While we still await the official sign-off from the Malaysian Government that would allow us to send the gorillas back, the Read more »
2nd April 2007
In the video above, Senior Researcher Sheryl Fink talks about the opening day of the Canadian seal hunt. Katie McConnell Read more »
26th June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
21st June 2014
The ownership of exotic animals in the United States is a huge and looming issue. Reality check: did you know there are more Watch Video »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
30th May 2014
On Wednesday morning, May 28th, as our crews were already busily loading the remaining tigers and other animals from the Watch Video »
28th May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
19th May 2014
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Watch Video »
North Atlantic Right Whale Threatened By Seismic Airgun Use for Oil & Gas Explor
21st July 2014
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday issued a decision that opens the East Coast to seismic exploration for offshore oil and gas. This seismic testing threatens to harm hundreds of thousands of marine mammal populations along the Ea Read more »
27th June 2014
Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi. As one of two NGO’s Read more »
New York State Assembly passes bill putting distance between public and big cats
19th June 2014
The New York State Assembly late yesterday signed bill A.9004-C/S.6903-C (Rosenthal/Avella) into law.  Introduced by Assembly Member, Linda B. Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) and initiated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), the ruling Read more »
Humpback Whale Disentangled in Bay of Fundy
12th June 2014
The Campobello Whale Rescue Team (CWRT) successfully disentangled a humpback whale Tuesday evening 50 miles offshore in the Bay of Fundy. The whale was identified by the Center for Coastal Studies as 9 year-old "Hangglide," a frequent visit Read more »
Elephant calves take a step towards the wild
11th June 2014
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. All th Read more »
300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa
6th June 2014
Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials broke into a warehouse where the tusks were being packaged in nylon and sisal sacks for export. One sus Read more »
Matt Sorum Drums Up Musicians’ Support for U.S. Ivory Ban
3rd June 2014
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, legendary Grammy Award-winning drummer of Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult and Kings of Chaos, and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporter Matt Sorum, penned an open letter urging fell Read more »
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 »
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 »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
26th March 2009 by
Het Canadese ministerie van Visserij en Oceanen (DFO) zal vandaag het eerste deel van de zeehondenjacht afsluiten. De eerste Read more »
26th March 2009 by
In this Seal Hunt 2009 podcast, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Patricia Zaat discusses the steps required to Read more »
25th March 2009 by
Observers with IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) have just returned after witnessing the Read more »
24th March 2009 by
Andrew Darby in Hobart: AN INFRA-RED camera has come to the rescue in one of the most divisive arguments of whale research Read more »
24th March 2009 by
  The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Sheryl Fink talks about day one of the 2009 Canadian commercial seal Read more »
24th March 2009 by
The IFAW observation team has arrived safely in Charlottetown, PEI to once again observe Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt in Read more »
23rd March 2009 by
Vandaag start de commerciële Canadese zeehondenjacht in St Lawrence-baai. Een team van waarnemers van het IFAW ( Read more »
23rd March 2009 by
Canada’s commercial seal hunt is the largest hunt for marine mammals in the world. Sealers are allowed to kill 280, Read more »
20th March 2009 by
Posted by Sheryl Fink, IFAW Senior Researcher In the same week that Russia annouced an end to the hunting of seals under a 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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