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The dogs are quite well-fed as they scavenge at will, and they’re surrounded by
22nd February 2016 Mandi Smallhorne
Randfontein Municipal Waste Disposal site – aka The Dump. A long barrow-mound, the place where all our stuff comes to Read more »
22nd February 2016 Elena Zharkova
Animals_3_3_3b from wildperspective on Vimeo. Update: During one week more than 100,000 people saw the Russian version of a Read more »
Pangolins are prized for their meat and scales. Just one small animal can cost t
20th February 2016 Mark Hofberg
Today, IFAW is joining animal lovers all over the world to celebrate one of the most unusual animals in the world: the Read more »
19th February 2016 Joaquin de la Torre
We were doing a survey in Guadalupana, a low-income neighborhood in Playa de Carmen, when we found a homeless mommy dog Read more »
Latest roaming dogs community workshop concern
19th February 2016 Ellie Milano
In the small town of Ključ, in the northwestern part of Bosnia-Herzegovina, I’m sitting in the back corner of a caf Read more »
The release of Purabi and Dwimalu brings the total count of rhinos released by I
18th February 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two rhinos, Purabi and Dwimalu, having undergone acclimatisation at an enclosure set up by Wildlife Trust of India, Read more »
Cupid draws back his bow: Budding romance for Siberian tigers
18th February 2016 Ekaterina Blidchenko
© PRPO "TIGER Center" We continue to monitor the rehabilitated Amur tigers released in Far East Russia in Read more »
The author of the bill describes it as “a common-sense solution to the inhumane,
17th February 2016 Carson Barylak
This week Senators Richard Blumenthal and Bernie Sanders introduced the Big Cat Public Safety Act (S. 2541) in the U.S. Read more »
CLAW’s vets rely on their hands to help dogs
17th February 2016 Mandi Smallhorne
Morning at the medical/surgery operation of Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW), currently located in Krugersdorp, leaves Read more »
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 »
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 January 2015
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today released its draft five-year program for oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf.  The plan includes leasing parts of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans where marine habitats, which have lar Read more »
South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar
22nd January 2015
The South African Government released shocking figures today showing the country lost a record 1,215 rhinos last year, approximately a 21% increase on 2013. “These numbers are a wake-up call for the world. We cannot lose the fight to protect rh Read more »
Stars Align to Defend Wildlife in New IFAW Campaign
15th January 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) today released its new PROTECT PSA campaign. The series, which was conceived, directed and edited by actress, director and IFAW ambassador Joely Fisher, features notable Hollywood persona Read more »
Overwhelming response from UK public to appeal for mittens to help koalas injure
9th January 2015
UK animal lovers have given a fantastic response to an appeal by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to make mittens for koalas injured in the Australian bushfires – so much so that rescuers now have all they need for the rest of t Read more »
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7th January 2015
A smaller than usual Japanese whaling fleet is due to leave port in Shimonoseki tomorrow (Thursday) to carry out research in the Antarctic - but no whales will be harpooned after the World Court ruled last year that its ‘scientific’ whali Read more »
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7th January 2015
IFAW, (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is appealing for help for koalas injured in the South Australian and Victorian bushfires. Slow-moving koalas have been the sad victims of bushfires in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales dur Read more »
Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunti
12th December 2014
According to media reports the Norwegian government has announced it will stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt industry with government handouts. “This is brilliant news that will save thousands of seals from a cruel death. It s Read more »
10th December 2014
Azzedine Downes, CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on news reports that 34 baby elephants have been seized in Zimbabwe for export into captivity in other countries. “We know that elephants have st Read more »
Wanted Environmental Crime Fugitive Arrested in Zambia
9th December 2014
A prominent environmental criminal named on the INTERPOL Wanted List of International Fugitives, INFRA Terra, has been arrested by a team from the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) and Zambia Police. Ben Simasiku, a 32-year-old Zambian national, escap Read more »
Stopping Private Ownership of Captive Big Cats
by adintino
Some 10,000 to 20,000 big cats are kept captive by private owners in the U.S. The exact number is a mystery because there are Read more »
by kradziszewska
In 2011 and into the following year, Canada's Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans undertook a review of pro Read more »
Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Fact Sheet
by adintino
Cape Cod is one of only a few places in the world where multiple whales and dolphins frequently beach themselves. These mass Read more »
Survey for harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) of the Dogger Bank and southern
by rbartlett
Final report for a survey for harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) of the Dogger Bank and southern North Sea conducted from Read more »
Join the herd - Take action for elephants!
by swallace
IFAW’s Animal Action program reaches some seven million young people, educators and families worldwide with special eve Read more »
Unnatural disasters
by jjones
IFAW's report on managing unnatural disasters and how they affect wildlife, livestock, and companion animals. Read more »
Help Save the Sea Turtle
by adintino
Sea Turtles have been important part of ocean ecosystems for over 100 million years. Read more »
A North Atlantic right whale with an oil platform in the distance.
15th March 2016 by Beth Allgood
In a small victory for whales who rely on the peaceful and unpolluted Atlantic Ocean waters as habitat and migratory routes Read more »
A petition to list African elephants and pangolins warrants a review.
15th March 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
Tomorrow, the US government will issue “90-day Findings” on two technical petitions that IFAW partnered in Read more »
Malawi – Funding Enables Massive Strike Back against Illegal Wildlife Trade
15th March 2016 by adintino
The fight to win the war on wildlife crime in Southern Africa has been given a massive boost in Malawi thanks to an Read more »
USFWS today said Endangered Species Act protections may be warranted for seven
15th March 2016 by slajoie
Responding to a scientific petition by conservation groups, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) today said Endangered Read more »
14th March 2016 by Joaquin de la Torre
Blacky was found in the street searching for food by a local rescuer. The woman who found him had experience rescuing dogs Read more »
Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity
14th March 2016 by adintino
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers tasked with tackling wildlife trafficking begins Read more »
Malawi Burns 2.6 Tonnes of Ivory
14th March 2016 by adintino
Malawi burned 2.6 tonnes of illicit ivory this morning. The ivory, comprising 781 elephant tusks, had been seized from ivory Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
14th March 2016 by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
14th March 2016 by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural 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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