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The author at the IFAW closing event in Reykjavik with Svandís Svavarsdóttir, Ic
20th September 2012 Robbie Marsland
As I travelled to Iceland on Sunday evening I was thinking about how all the pieces of our anti-whaling campaign in the Read more »
Joining forces across an ocean to protect animals
20th September 2012 Sonja Van Tichelen
Animal welfare organisations from the US and Europe are meeting in Washington, D.C. for the 3rd meeting of the Transatlantic Read more »
Rare rhinos spotted in the wild for the first time in 26 years
20th September 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
If you are following the news these days, you likely know that rhinos are in crisis.  Experts agree that the rampant Read more »
Elephants drinking in Serengeti Park, Tanzania. c. IFAW/E. Wamba
19th September 2012 Adrian Hiel
Some good news from colleagues who are in Arusha, Tanzania this past week for the African Ministerial Conference on the Read more »
Rhino poachers pay a stiff price for their crime
18th September 2012 Adrian Hiel
There’s very good news out of South Africa as two poachers were sentenced to 29 years each for their roles in killing Read more »
Elephants drinking.
18th September 2012 Jason Bell
What a privilege it is to work for an organization like the International Fund for Animal Welfare.  I have just Read more »
The author during the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) conf
18th September 2012 Peter Pueschel
I am just coming from the Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). They say it, Read more »
A western grey whale breaches.
17th September 2012 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Grey Whale Research team Read more »
Stop the killing of elephants by decreasing the demand for their ivory
17th September 2012 Azzedine Downes
As we have reported many times, elephants are being annihilated for their tusks at an astonishing rate with no end to a 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 »
8th February 2007
While claims have previously been made by the CITES (Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species) Secretariat that Japan no longer has significant involvement in the ivory trade industry, this 2.8 ton seizure clearly disproves such Read more »
8th February 2007
The statement has been welcomed by IFAW as a sign of the growing opposition to Canada’s cruel commercial seal hunt, which is now the biggest marine mammal hunt in the world. During last year’s hunt more than 350,000 seals were killed a Read more »
7th February 2007
Ramage this week commences a series of trips to advance IFAW’s campaign against commercial whaling. He will be visiting Iceland from February 10 to 15, Washington, DC from February 26 to March 1, and Tokyo, Japan from March 14 to 20, meeting Read more »
1st February 2007
The Defra document, Protecting Whales - A global responsibility, was showcased at an event held yesterday on IFAW’s non-invasive marine research vessel, Song of the Whale. It is endorsed in a foreword by Prime Minister Tony Blair and the nat Read more »
29th January 2007
The rhinos, female calves nicknamed Manasi and Roje, were rescued from the floodwaters that annually spill over the banks of the Brahmaputra River. The pair, both three years old, were rescued in the summer of 2004 and rehabilitated at the Center Read more »
29th January 2007
“The Commission’s reply provides a description of the current EU legislative framework applied to this issue and an analysis of how to possibly address the Parliament’s request”, said IFAW’s political campaigner in the Read more »
25th January 2007
Over the past few years, IFAW’s EU Office - together with the Belgian NGO GAIA - has been calling for a national ban in Belgium.“We would like to thank the Belgian Government, especially the three ministers involved in the initiative, Read more »
21st December 2006
The crackdown started in Beijing at the end of October. In response IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) and other groups organized letter writing campaigns to various Beijing authorities (police department, mayor’s of Read more »
21st December 2006
Today Gazprom, Shell, Mitsui and Mitsubishi signed an agreement which will see Gazprom, the Russian oil and gas giant, take over half plus one share of Shell’s 55% stake of Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC). Earlier this month it was 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 »
Sealers take turns clubbing harp seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada durin
19th March 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
Recently, I had a chat with Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW ) Read more »
19th March 2013 by James Isiche
Take a moment to watch this video on the recent elephant collaring in Amboseli and learn more of IFAW’s partnership Read more »
Tiger T8 taking a stroll around his forest. c. 2013 Jose Louies IFAW/WTI
18th March 2013 by James Kinney
The International Fund for Animal Welfare provides training, equipment and insurance to rangers and forest staff who work on Read more »
18th March 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
I was completely shocked to hear that 86 elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory Read more »
Killing Spree Slaughters 86 Elephants in Chad
18th March 2013 by
Poachers in Chad have slaughtered 86 elephants, including 33 pregnant females, in less than a week. The elephants were Read more »
A whitecoat pup.
15th March 2013 by Anna Fillipova
Today, we had our second flight to search for seals. For three days all of us have been wondering where the seals are and Read more »
15th March 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
In order to support the Congolese authorities in their efforts to reinforce the protection of the forest elephants that Read more »
Ice, but no seals.
14th March 2013 by Anna Fillipova
Many years ago, Masha Vorontsova, from the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Russia office, suggested to Oleg Read more »
Stealing dogs for the dog meat trade has become an organized crime.
14th March 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
On March 2nd, a truck loaded with 900 dogs destined for slaughter was stopped by animal welfare supporters in Chong Qing 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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