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Elephant grazing in Liwonde National Park, Malawi.
21st July 2016 Jason Bell
As elephants are moved from one of Malawi's most important national treasures, Liwonde National Park, to restock other Read more »
African Elephant Coalition (AEC) members launched an emergency appeal at their m
19th July 2016 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
An urgent appeal was recently made in Montreux by governmental representatives of the 29 member states of the African Read more »
Three busy days of dolphin rescues
18th July 2016 Kristen Patchett
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team experienced a busy three days of Read more »
Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots program will present its 4-Step Formula to make
15th July 2016 Azzedine Downes
Looking to get more involved in animal and environmental protection as part of your career? Hoping to make your initiative Read more »
CITES ANALYSIS: Backing proposals to save elephants
15th July 2016 Jason Bell
As the next Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Read more »
RISD art exhibit showcases wildlife conservation interpretations
14th July 2016 Azzedine Downes
As someone who has the privilege to travel the world and interact with wildlife, I have first-hand knowledge of the threats Read more »
Lulingu immediately began feeding on vegetation on her first day in the forest a
13th July 2016 Gail A’Brunzo
We don’t know how little Lulingu ended up with an armed and dangerous group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ( Read more »
Don’t let wildlife disappear—prepping for CITES this September
13th July 2016 Azzedine Downes
For more than 40 years, the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has Read more »
Cows, like the ones pictured here, will benefit from the building of this platfo
12th July 2016 Jennifer Gardner
Monsoon season has just begun in Myanmar. The following blog has just come in from IFAW partner Maiken Olsen, who recounts Read more »
6th October 2015
“Blood Lions,” a documentary that exposes the South African canned lion hunting industry, will premiere on US Watch Video »
7th October 2015
This blog comes from Jennifer Hart, a volunteer on the IFAW Northern Dogs Project. A good friend had done multiple trips Watch Video »
6th October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
1st October 2015
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Keep Wild Watch Video »
21st September 2015
The following blog is part of an occasional series about IFAW staff who have opened their homes to adopt pets from our Watch Video »
11th September 2015
When I first saw Gus, he was lying in the back of a Dodge Caravan, lifeless. Then, I saw him stir — and wag his tail Watch Video »
10th September 2015
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Watch Video »
9th September 2015
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Watch Video »
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9th December 2015
Zolushka, an Amur (aka Siberian) tigress found orphaned in 2012 and released after rehabilitation in 2013, was photographed by motion-sensing cameras at Bastak Nature Reserve in Far East Russia with two young cubs. The photographs provide historic pr Read more »
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30th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
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30th November 2015
The European Commission has today released a new report, hailed as the EU’s first integrated strategy across the breadth of sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to bridge the poverty-biodiversity nexus, marking a significant advancement on the EU Read more »
Vietnam Bust Nets 860 kgs Ivory tusks, two tonnes of Pangolin Scales
24th November 2015
Vietnam authorities confiscated almost a tonne of elephant tusks on Sunday, bringing to almost five tonnes the amount of ivory seized in the south-east Asian country since August 2015. Two tonnes of pangolin scales were also found in Sunday’s h Read more »
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24th November 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has congratulated UK Border Force for seizing elephant tusks and other ivory items at Heathrow Airport. Border Force has described the haul as one of the biggest that has been found in the UK, totallin Read more »
France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies
23rd November 2015
Last week, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, decided to ban the import of lion trophies into French territory. Instructions were given to government agencies to no longer issue permits a Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators
19th November 2015
Five men have been arrested, and their dogs confiscated after undercover investigations by the Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) project enabled police and animal welfare inspectors to bust a dog fighting ring on Gauteng’s West Rand. CLAW had Read more »
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17th November 2015
IFAW and INTERPOL yesterday signed an agreement extending their worldwide cooperation to combat wildlife and environmental crime. The event took place at the 2nd INTERPOL-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Compliance and Enforc Read more »
IFAW Launches China-Africa Wildlife Ambassador Initiative
16th November 2015
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.IFAW.org) launched the China-Africa Wildlife Ambassadors (CAWA) initiative by taking the first group of Chinese wildlife ambassadors to Kenya.   “African elephants are facing an unprec Read more »
Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
by rbartlett
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
by jjones
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi Read more »
by jjones
An infographic on the role of auctions in the U.S. ivory market. Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
by rbartlett
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
by adintino
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
by rbartlett
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
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
by rbartlett
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
by rbartlett
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Whenever a wildlife encounter comes to the attention of the CLAW staff, it’s see
2nd August 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
In the townships and suburbs of the West Rand, among the communities Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) serves, there are Read more »
Entangled seal rescued using remote sedation
2nd August 2016 by adintino
Last week marked the first successful seal rescue using remote sedation on the East Coast of the U.S.  Biologists and Read more »
Non Profit Times honors IFAW President Azzedine Downes on Top 50 Power and Influ
1st August 2016 by adintino
Today the The Non Profit Times (NPT) announced their Top 50 Power and Influence list including Azzedine Downes, President Read more »
IFAW aids with deplorable animal cruelty case in Westport, MA
1st August 2016 by adintino
The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources requested assistance from International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW Read more »
#Standwithrangers on World Ranger Day
31st July 2016 by Azzedine Downes
World Ranger Day celebrates the passion rangers have for their calling and commemorates those tragically killed or injured Read more »
Filippa in her new enclosure.
29th July 2016 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
Critics claimed that orphaned wild tigers could never be rehabilitated and reintroduced to the wild. With PRNCO Tiger Center Read more »
The plight of the Indian tiger
29th July 2016 by Vivek Menon
The following blog is from Jose Louies, Manager, Enforcement Assistance and Law, of IFAW partner Wildlife Trust of India, Read more »
Early tests for new Australian Environment Minister on the international stage
29th July 2016 by Matt Collis
Josh Frydenberg MP has taken on the newly expanded role of Energy and Environment Minister following the return of the Read more »
With the adoption of the biodiversity restoration bill, online wildlife crime wi
29th July 2016 by Mia Crnojevic
After two long years of discussion, the deputies of the French National Assembly finally adopted the bill for the Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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