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Kenya celebrates the inaugural World Wildlife Day
13th March 2014 Jacqueline Nyagah
The last several months since the beginning of the year have been bitter-sweet for wildlife conservation and animal welfare Read more »
West Virginia on its way toward becoming less wild, more wonderful
12th March 2014 Tracy Coppola
UPDATED 3.26.14: Great news! The bill was signed into law on March 21!   West Virginia may be on its way toward ending Read more »
Little Mambo enjoying a walk on the grass. © IFAW-COP.
12th March 2014 Jennifer Gardner
I am thrilled to report that Mambo is well on his way to a full recovery!  Two weeks after he was found under a house, Read more »
Why the declawing of big cats needs to stop now
11th March 2014 Kelly Donithan
Research shows that newly declawed cats shift their body weight backward onto the large central pad of the front feet and Read more »
WATCH: what makes Germany's wonderful Tiertafel pet clinic tick
11th March 2014 Erica Martin
Germany’s unique Tiertafel program, an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) partner that heroically Read more »
Rehabilitated Russian tiger cubs should learn to fear humans
10th March 2014 Ekaterina Blidchenko
A tiger that is to be released into the wild should learn to hunt, he or she should learn to communicate correctly with its Read more »
IFAW on Instagram, photos from the past week
7th March 2014 J.C. Bouvier
Are you an animal photo hound? Do you love to browse family, friends and network photos of people's pets and wildlife? Read more »
Attempts to manage wildlife trade are often sabotaged by corruption and greed
7th March 2014 Azzedine Downes
The International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, proclaimed its Read more »
Prominent Chinese citizens call on lawmakers to "Save China's Image, End the Ivo
7th March 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
We know that the government plays a crucial role in changing Chinese attitudes about ivory consumption. Not only must Read more »
30th April 2012
In this video interview, International Fund for Animal Welfare, James Isiche Director, Eastern Africa, gives a terrific Watch Video »
19th April 2012
I get asked a lot why IFAW travels to the ice each year to document the commercial seal hunt. Many people believe the Watch Video »
13th April 2012
There is nothing more frustrating than being prepared to document the commercial seal hunt and being kept down by one thing Watch Video »
28th March 2012
This post was modified from a yet unpublished letter to the editors of Canada’s Corner Brook Western Star newspaper Watch Video »
20th March 2012
This footage of the dolphin stranding in Brazil is amazing.  This is a rare event for this area, unlike here on Cape Watch Video »
IFAW offices around the world gathered video messages from young people for protecting the last wild tigers. These youth Watch Video »
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team Watch Video »
18th December 2011
Report filed by Michael Booth currently in Tripoli, Libya deployed with the International Fund for Animal Weflare's ( Watch Video »
 IFAW and INTERPOL at the Front Lines of the War on Ivory and Wildlife Trafficki
22nd May 2013
Interpol and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Interpol’s international headquarters in Lyon, France. This is the first ever MoU signed by Interpol’s Envi Read more »
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21st May 2013
Dubai customs authorities have announced the seizure of 259 elephant tusks – believed to be the biggest bust yet of contraband ivory in the UAE. The tusks were seized on 1 May, 2013 during a routine x-ray inspection of a container shipped from Read more »
Endangered Amur Tiger  Released to the Wild in Far East Russia
13th May 2013
A tigress named Zolushka (Russian for Cinderella) was successfully released to the wild by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) jointly with the Phoenix Fund, Special Inspection Tiger, A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecol Read more »
IFAW organizes training workshop on wildlife trafficking in Lebanon
7th May 2013
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) is organizing specialized training on prevention of wildlife trafficking and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The workshop i Read more »
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7th May 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) has condemned an apparent decision to resume the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales in Iceland. Kristjan Loftsson, the lone Icelandic whaler responsible for slaughtering 28 Read more »
Killed by their Keepers – 300 Rhino Extinct in Mozambique side of Great Limpopo
26th April 2013
Poachers, aided by game rangers, have killed every single rhino in the Mozambique section of one of Southern Africa’s most vaunted transfrontier parks. Media today report 15 rhino in Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park were killed last mon Read more »
EU Court Upholds Seal Ban
25th April 2013
The European General Court today upheld the EU trade regulation on seal products. In a strongly-worded and crystal clear decision the court dismissed any concerns that either the EU seal trade regulation, or its implementation, lacked a legal basis. Read more »
Elephant Tourism under Fire as  Handler Dies
18th April 2013
The trampling to death of an elephant handler in South Africa this week has again thrown into sharp focus the dangers of the elephant-back safari industry. On Monday an experienced handler at the Elephant Sanctuary, near Hartebeespoort Dam, North Wes Read more »
Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt Opens Despite No Quota, No Demand
9th April 2013
Canada’s commercial seal hunt opens off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador today, despite a lack of demand for seal products and restrictions on seal products in 34 countries. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) qu Read more »
Protecting the Western Gray Whales’ Fragile Habitat
The future of the Western Gray whale hangs in the balance, with fewer than 30 breeding-age females left in the world’s Read more »
Protecting the Sea’s Most Majestic Animal
At IFAW, we want to see a world where whales live free from human threats, with their future safeguarded for generations to c Read more »
Looking Out for Whalesharks after environmental disaster
Whale sharks do most of their feeding on the surface of the ocean, which means oil spills like the BP Gulf of Mexico disaster Read more »
Stopping Illegal Wildlife Trade
IFAW is working with governments, customs officers, and rangers on ground to protect wildlife from illegal trade. We have tra Read more »
Protecting Bears Around the World
Around the world, safe wild places for bears are disappearing. Mankind is destroying bear habitat at an alarming rate, and to Read more »
FACT SHEET: Listing the African Lion as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Spe
On March 1, 2011, a coalition of wildlife protection and conservation organizations - Born Free USA and Born Free Foundation, Read more »
This Petition demonstrates that the African lion (Panthera leo leo) meets the statutory criteria for an Endangered listing un Read more »
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This Petition demonstrates that the African lion (Panthera leo leo) meets the statutory criteria for an Endangered listing un Read more »
Humane Cat Population Management Guidance
Humane Cat Population Management Guidance Read more »
Why South Africa should not legalize rhino horn
10th April 2014 by Jason Bell
All arguments in support of regulated trade in rhino horn are theoretical at best, with highly questionable predictions Read more »
What do you mean it’s still legal to kill elephants for fun?
10th April 2014 by Jeffrey Flocken
Whenever I talk about Americans’ role in killing beautiful imperiled species through sport hunting, I almost always Read more »
Belgium’s elephant ivory crush will create ripples throughout Europe
9th April 2014 by Azzedine Downes
Worldwide momentum is building, with the Belgian government the latest to heed our call to destroy stockpiles of confiscated Read more »
The small herd of orphan elephants are scheduled to move To Manas National Park
9th April 2014 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
The countdown has started. The IFAW-WTI team is busy making last minute arrangements for the most memorable “Jumbo Read more »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9th April 2014 by
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), destroyed Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph
9th April 2014 by
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies Read more »
A humpback whale breaching.
8th April 2014 by Margaret Cooney
Whales face more challenges than ever before; commercial whaling, ship strikes, and entanglement, are the common culprits, Read more »
Removing deadly snares, a threat to tigers and their prey
8th April 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Over three months, 100 separate patrols took to the forests in Hunchun, China’s North East, a region bordering Russia Read more »
The deafening impact of oil & gas development in the Mid-Atlantic
8th April 2014 by Margaret Cooney
Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales migrate every year along the East Coast, but newly proposed seismic airgun 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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