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Pilot whale encountered while deplying the EAR from IFAW's Song of the Whale res
28th August 2012 Milaja Bennett
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s unique, non-harmful whale research vessel, Song of the Whale, left Read more »
Cora notifies her team she and her new friend, the vervet are ready to move on.
27th August 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Some people would think that walking through a charcoaled field (or veld in local slang) at night with temperatures dipping Read more »
Spotlight Mexico: do you believe in destiny? "Kaab" the dog does!
27th August 2012 Joaquin de la Torre
On August 7th I was driving back home from a massive spay and neuter campaign in Playa del Carmen, worried because Hurricane Read more »
Marti on a Bali beach.
24th August 2012 Kati Loeffler
This is a heart-wrenching and beautiful letter written by a woman whose lovely dog died yesterday in Bali. The dog’s Read more »
National Geographic Magazine Russia features bear rescue project
22nd August 2012 Elena Zharkova
When I was a child, the borders of my country were closed. I grew up in the Soviet Union and only the most privileged Read more »
In China, protecting animals beyond borders
21st August 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
As hundreds of flights landing and taking off at the new international airport in Kunming, Yunnan province in China, Read more »
The Indian army rescues a beautiful bear cub princess
21st August 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
“This is a difficult battle, this conservation. We need to address the root cause and raise awareness for people to Read more »
Ticking time-bombs: the big cats epidemic isn’t going away on its own
20th August 2012 Tracy Coppola
Now more than ever, Congress needs to pass the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (HR 4122) to protect big cats and Read more »
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16th August 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
Chimp takes to the street for round two CJ the chimpanzee is back for round two.  Last Saturday, CJ was found wandering 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 »
19th September 2006
Sakhalin-2 is a jointly owned project of Royal Dutch Shell (55%), Japan’s Mitsui & Co. Ltd. (25%) and the Mitsubishi Corporation (20%). Sakahlin-2 currently produces over 70,000 barrels a day of oil, and with planned expansions is expected Read more »
15th September 2006
“If the Canadian government wants to end the cruelty of the seal hunt, then Prime Minister Harper should end it once and for all,” said Olivier Bonnet, Director of IFAW’s Canada office. “If they think there is no problem wit Read more »
8th September 2006
Ting Cheng-lung, was arrested on 8 August 2006 at Ndola Airport in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia, while in possession of 13 pieces of raw ivory plus 106 pieces of carved ivory. The contraband ivory is estimated to be worth US$50,000. IFAW Read more »
6th September 2006
IFAW and other groups successfully lobbied more than half of all MEPs to sign a Written Declaration calling for an end to the trade in seal products. A total of 368 MEPs signed the Written Declaration 38, which will now be forwarded to the Europea Read more »
5th September 2006
After originally being exported illegally in 2001 from Africa to a zoo in Taiping, Malaysia, the four gorillas – now about seven years old - have spent the last two years at the National Zoological Gardens in Pretoria, South Africa. The Read more »
28th August 2006
Elephant populations in West and Central Africa are some of the continent’s most vulnerable and most depleted. Only about three percent of Africa’s elephants can be found in the region, less than 20,000 individuals – where once h Read more »
24th August 2006
More than 5,000 big cats are kept in facilities licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and it is estimated that thousands more are kept as pets.  “We’ve seen too many tragedies that could have been prevented,” Read more »
17th August 2006
The Animal Rescue Blog (www.animalrescueblog.org) will bring readers into the trenches of on- the-ground animal rescue efforts in disaster affected areas such as Lebanon and Israel, Indonesia and India. The Animal Rescue Blog will provide a single Read more »
14th August 2006
The team of scientists and volunteers from Iceland, UK and as far afield as Trinidad, has been using modern, non-invasive research techniques to gather important data on the many species of whales found in Icelandic waters. Sightings have included 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 »
Orca sighting at Grundarfjörður, on the north side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula
7th March 2013 by Vassili Papastavrou
“I don’t think anyone has ever been too hot on the boat”, was my answer to the question of how much to Read more »
More lives lost as lion fatally mauls young woman at “sanctuary”
7th March 2013 by Tracy Coppola
A video report on the mauling from Digtriad.com - CBS Affilliate WFMY News Yesterday, a 26-year old female intern at Read more »
INTERPOL report shows Europe’s booming online ivory trade
7th March 2013 by
A report released today by INTERPOL with support from The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) revealed hundreds of Read more »
Polar Bears Stuffed at CITES
7th March 2013 by
Supported by the United States and Russia, the proposal sought to uplist the species to Appendix I, which would have Read more »
PROJECT WEB AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE IVORY TRADE OVER THE INTERNET WITHIN THE E
7th March 2013 by
INTERPOL’s Project Web was launched following studies by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which Read more »
6th March 2013 by Adrian Hiel
In this video International Fund for Animal Welfare Director for International Agreements, Peter Pueschel Read more »
Saving animals
6th March 2013 by
It’s been more than 40 years since a small group of concerned citizens banded together to stop Canada’s cruel Read more »
IFAW volunteer, Mike Giblin, watches while Katie Moore, IFAW Marine Mammal Rescu
5th March 2013 by Katie Moore
At this time last year, we were in the midst of more than 80 consecutive days during which 215 common dolphins stranded on Read more »
IFAW's German Director Perry Sonntag saving #polarbears at #CITES
5th March 2013 by Adrian Hiel
A 12-strong team of International Fund for Animal Welfare wildlife and policy experts from around the world will be flying 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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