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Slowing down for whales saves lives
25th February 2014 April Wobst
I remember as a child walking through my father’s work complex as he guided me to the nests of several Canadian geese Read more »
21st February 2014 Kelly Donithan
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she Read more »
21st February 2014 Maha Oda
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Read more »
How to care for our furry family members during extreme weather
19th February 2014 Josey Sharrad
The month of February is the SES’s Caring for companion animals and livestock in emergencies month. We took the chance Read more »
No animal should be “surplus”
18th February 2014 Jordi Casamitjana
A young giraffe named Marius was shot, dismembered, and fed to the lions in Copenhagen Zoo because he was deemed “ Read more »
A couple of the hospital’s patients
18th February 2014 Josey Sharrad
I’ve just returned from attending the launch of South Australia's first-ever koala hospital. The hospital is the Read more »
Counting 11,000 elephants in five days
18th February 2014 Jacqueline Nyagah
Counting elephants in an area that spans over 48,000 square kilometres, nearly twice the size of the state of Massachusetts Read more »
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18th February 2014 Peter Pueschel
When IFAW brought 13 Arab country officials together for a “Prevention of Sharks and other Marine Species Trafficking Read more »
Injured possum Dante being cared for after fire ripped through Nords Wharf, NSW.
18th February 2014 Naomi Schofield
After the news hit at the end of last year of the worst bushfires seen in NSW in over a decade, my community, like many Read more »
19th August 2014
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Watch Video »
21st July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Watch Video »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
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 »
World elephant day graphic
12th August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
Bidding Against Survival report
12th August 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today – World Elephant Day – published a new investigative report finding that the auction industry does not have the safeguards in place to protect elephants. Although many in Read more »
Cougars are among the big cats included in the ban
12th August 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) is pleased that Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed A.9004/S.6903 into law, prohibiting close contact between people and big cats. The legislature, introduced by Assembly Member, Linda B. Rosent Read more »
Ivory figurines
12th August 2014
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on the signing of legislation by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo which bans the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhi Read more »
World Cat Day: no need to expel Kitty
8th August 2014
August 8th is world cat day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and cats. Despite the fact that cats make excellent companions, our feline friends are often expelled from their homes if a woman in the household becomes pregnant. This unfor Read more »
Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28th July 2014
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo
23rd July 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said: Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Press Statement
3rd April 2014 by
Today’s announcement that the pilot badger cull will go ahead in Gloucestershire and Somerset once again this year was Read more »
Southern Californians “Found a Way”
2nd April 2014 by 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 by 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 »
President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trad
2nd April 2014 by
United States President Barack Obama has announced a raft of measures against Iceland over its continued slaughter of whales Read more »
US Audited Financials
2nd April 2014 by
Financial Statements for the years ended June 30, 2013 and 2012. Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
2nd April 2014 by
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss Read more »
US IRS 990 Tax Form
2nd April 2014 by
Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax for Fiscal Year beginning 7/1/2012 and ending 6/30/2013 Read more »
Victory for whales at the International Court of Justice
1st April 2014 by 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 by 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 »

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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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