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In their omnibus spending bill, Congress hid a gift to trophy hunters
28th January 2014 Tracy Coppola
On January 15, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, a massive package that will Read more »
An urgent appeal to EU States: destroy your confiscated ivory stockpiles
27th January 2014 Satyen Sinha
IFAW has joined with 10 other NGOs to urge EU member states to destroy their ivory stockpiles. It’s highly unusual Read more »
Two more elephants safely arrive at their new home in Cote d'Ivoire
25th January 2014 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The sun rose this morning to a joyful day full of promises. Despite our fatigue, we all have enormous grins on our faces. Read more »
Where one team finds heartbreak, another finds energy to persevere
24th January 2014 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
With the sun setting below the Ivorian horizon we all gather in front of an elephant. This morning, a group of three had Read more »
Greater Manas Conservation Project: new livelihoods through weaving
24th January 2014 James Kinney
This story was compiled by our colleagues Nizira Borgoyary and Shaleen Attre.—JK Mirina Basumatary used to make Read more »
Hong Kong answers the call to destroy ivory
23rd January 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
I have been waiting for the Endangered Species Advisory Committee’s decision today to destroy Hong Kong’s Read more »
When a risk becomes reality
21st January 2014 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
A very difficult day for our team; this morning we located a group of five elephants very close to our central base. Our Read more »
Commentary: why we’re fighting to protect one African black rhino
21st January 2014 Azzedine Downes
“There is a biological reason for this hunt, and it’s based on a fundamental premise of modern wildlife Read more »
Shifting the burden of proof means no trade in rhino horn – Pretoria, are you li
20th January 2014 Jason Bell
The highly questionable motive to reinstate a legalised trade in rhino horn, as is currently being purported by numerous Read more »
21st July 2014
Elephants don’t have much to laugh about these days. And it’s our fault as humans. During the last couple 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 »
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 »
Mixed week for whales as meeting draws to a close
6th July 2012
This year’s meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) drew to a close today (Friday) after a mixed week for whales. While much of the agenda at the week-long meeting in Panama City, Panama focussed on conservation issues and threats Read more »
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5th July 2012
At the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Panama today, the Republic of Korea unexpectedly signalled its intention to begin so-called scientific whaling. The announcement, at the 64th meeting of the IWC in Panama City, ca Read more »
Whales forum overcomes deadlock but whalers harpoon sanctuary proposal
2nd July 2012
As the first day of the 64th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) drew to a close in Panama today, fears that dirty tactics by pro-whalers might sabotage it from the outset were overcome, but an opportunity to provide lasting Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Names New Board Chairman
29th June 2012
Ms. Kathleen Savesky has been appointed the new Chair of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), bringing a wealth of animal welfare and education expertise to the role. Ms. Savesky has more than 35 years of leadership in the Read more »
Working to steer whales meeting into calmer waters
29th June 2012
On the eve of the annual meeting of the conservation body set up to protect whales – the International Whaling Commission (IWC) – there are fears this year’s meeting could be over before it begins. As delegates from around the world Read more »
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27th June 2012
Nearly five tonnes of elephant ivory and thousands of ivory ornaments went up in smoke in Gabon, Central West Africa this morning. The bonfire, lit by President Ali Bongo Ondimba, once and for all put Government stockpiles of legal and confiscated tu Read more »
Three Tonnes of Ivory Vanish as Thieves Loot Southern Africa Stockpiles
22nd June 2012
The audacious looting by thieves of ivory stockpiles from two southern African countries in as many months – including the bumper theft of three tonnes of tusks in Zambia – has flagged concerns for the security of stockpiles throughout th Read more »
INTERPOL completes largest ever international anti-ivory operation while Chinese
19th June 2012
INTERPOL have arrested more than 200 people, seized almost 2 tonnes of contraband ivory, 20kg of rhino horn and military grade automatic weapons in an operation that spanned three months and 14 African countries. Operation WORTHY saw INTERPOL and IFA Read more »
IFAW spearheads crime fighting on the worldwide web
18th June 2012
Wildlife law enforcement experts from Asia, Africa and the United States discussed regional and international enforcement cooperation to combat wildlife crime, at a meeting today in Nanning, Guangxi Province. The meeting between China and Association Read more »
An Investigation of the Effects of Uncertainty on Canadian Harp Seal Management
This study investigates the behaviour of the Canadian government's current management procedures for harp seals. These pr Read more »
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Global climate drives southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) population dyna
Sea surface temperature (SST) time-series from the southwest Atlantic and the El Nin˜o 4 region in the western Pacific Read more »
The purpose of the present study was to assess the variability in sea ice cover on the east coast of Canada during the breedi Read more »
1 Analysis of the Chinese Ivory Registration and Certification System
Conclusions: Loopholes compounded by lack of enforcement resources and capacities mean that China's system and its im Read more »
This report updates and expands the Third Millennium Foundation’s (3MF) 2002 “Briefing on Japan’s ‘Vo Read more »
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Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt is Not “Acceptably Humane”
People who are concerned about the humaneness of Canada’s commercial seal hunt are either left confused by the seemingl Read more »
The purpose of this publication is to provide an overview of the International Fund for Animal Welfare's(IFAW) views with Read more »
Have we forgotten to look at things from our dogs’ perspective?
4th March 2014 by Janice Hannah
Sometimes I wonder how much we understand about dogs.  Our own dogs, dogs in the park, dogs on the street in Read more »
CLAW South Africa find themselves refugees, for the moment
4th March 2014 by Cora Bailey
Cora Bailey is Special Advisor Companion Animals for IFAW; she also founded and runs Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) in Read more »
Everyday should be World Wildlife Day
3rd March 2014 by Azzedine Downes
We must appreciate wildlife. We must celebrate wildlife. And we must champion wildlife. Everyday. Let this occasion— Read more »
Spotlight South Africa: teaching the inaugural World Wildlife Day class
3rd March 2014 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Having trouble viewing the slideshow above? Click here. World Wildlife Day takes place today, 3rd March 2014, as declared Read more »
What does the US ivory ban mean for buyers, sellers, and elephants?
3rd March 2014 by Peter LaFontaine
Recently, we shared the best news for elephants in a long time: the release of the President’s new National Strategy Read more »
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This morning, on the inaugural UN World Wildlife Day, the Belgian government announced that it would destroy its entire Read more »
Exciting new research project aims to protect the endangered blue whale from dea
28th February 2014 by Russell Leaper
IFAW is embarking on an exciting new collaborative project that could make a real impact on one of the world’s most Read more »
Rehabilitated Russian tigers heading into the homestretch
28th February 2014 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
They grow up so fast. Three tiger cubs at the Rehabilitation Center for Rare Species in Alexeevka, Russia are heading into Read more »
John Kerry sets a dire, but hopeful stage at Economist Ocean Summit
28th February 2014 by Patrick Ramage
Click on the image above to see Secretary Kerry's remarks. John Forbes Kerry is the most ocean-centered U.S. Secretary 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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