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2014 Russian Western Gray Whale Research Team reports good news from Sakhalin Is
We are back with some news from Piltun, where we study gray whales in the Sea of Okhotsk off northeastern Sakhalin Island. Read more »
12th August 2014 Jason Bell
At the current rate of elephant poaching in many parts of Africa, this crisis should be a matter of daily concern. World Read more »
Bidding against survival
12th August 2014 Peter LaFontaine
Today IFAW released its newest report, Bidding Against Survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in Read more »
We love New York’s ivory ban
12th August 2014 Peter LaFontaine
Earlier this summer, the New York State legislature reached an agreement to ban the sale and purchase of most elephant and Read more »
Kganya Lephalletse and friends
8th August 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) in Johannesburg, South Africa has long been a safe haven for animals and people alike. Read more »
A critically endangered Western North Pacific gray whale
7th August 2014 Carson Barylak
Just before leaving for August recess, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the deceivingly named “Endangered Read more »
No law exists in New York that prevents direct handling of big cats in exhibits.
6th August 2014 Carson Barylak
New York State is on the verge of enacting a law that will prohibit direct contact between people and big cats—a Read more »
Pruning Ivory from the Garden State
6th August 2014 Peter LaFontaine
As African leaders meet with U.S. officials in Washington at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to discuss how to counter Read more »
This "Save Vanishing Species" stamp brought in millions of dollars for USFWS.
5th August 2014 Jeffrey Flocken
Late last week we received good news from Congress: Before breaking for their August recess, the Senate passed the Read more »
28th January 2013
The recent video posting of divers attempting to disentangle a wild dolphin in Hawaii (footage above) reminds me of the Watch Video »
24th January 2013
As I sit at my desk thinking about all the preparations that need to be performed, I can’t help but wonder if it Watch Video »
17th January 2013
Recently, I traveled to India to support a team of local rescuers who save the lives of endangered Eastern Hoolock gibbons. Watch Video »
14th January 2013
It’s not often that one gets to witness a day-in-the-life of a wild Amur tiger, one of only 350 left in the world. Watch Video »
11th January 2013
The above SkyTV video shows the killer whales surfacing through a hole in the ice to get access to air. Whales, dolphins Watch Video »
13th January 2013
In every family there comes a time when the children have grown up and are ready to live on their own. Children look Watch Video »
30th December 2012
As 2012 comes to an end, and the scale of the work we have ahead sinks in, this highlight video produced by our Watch Video »
17th December 2012
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the author and supporting staff interviewed Watch Video »
14th December 2012
On November 27, three young tigers appeared near a military unit located 8 km away from Yakovlevka village, Primorsky krai Watch Video »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) in cooperation w
10th December 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation and CMS Secretariat are organizing training on prevention of wildlife trafficking on sharks and other marine species. The Read more »
IFAW Applauds China for Banning Wild Animals from Official Dinner Tables
9th December 2013
The Chinese Government yesterday issued a ban ruling out serving dishes containing shark fins, bird nests and other wild animal products at official reception dinners. The ban is part of a sweeping government crackdown on corruption, excessive spendi Read more »
Japanese fleet heads to Antarctica to harpoon whales – despite pending World Cou
7th December 2013
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales – despite a pending World Court ruling on whether or not its actions are lawful. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Read more »
Getting Real – Urgent Plan Hopes to  Reverse Onslaught on Elephants
4th December 2013
Hope for the future of elephants grew a little rosier today, when ministerial delegates to the IUCN African Elephant Summit in Botswana agreed to take urgent action to halt poaching and ivory trafficking. Importantly, delegates committed to classifyi Read more »
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4th December 2013
An exercise to fit tracking collars on four elephants within the Amboseli eco system was completed in Kenya today. The GPS collars, which transmit a satellite and radio signal, map out the elephants’ migratory routes and identify how expansivel Read more »
At Moscow polar bear forum, IFAW calls for an end to international commercial tr
3rd December 2013
At an international polar bear forum this week marking the 40th anniversary of the “Agreement on the Conservation of the Polar Bear”, the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) called on countries to go further in addressing the thr Read more »
Scottish university criticised for supporting Iceland’s cruel whaling programme
25th November 2013
The University of Aberdeen is being urged to publicly sever links with Iceland’s whaling programme after its researchers analysed data from whales harpooned in Iceland under the guise of ‘scientific whaling’. The International Fund Read more »
Animal Welfare Not a Trade Barrier says WTO in EU Seal Case
25th November 2013
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) today released its first panel ruling on animal welfare in the trade dispute between  Canada and Norway challenging the European Union regulation forbidding the placing on the market of seal products derived fr Read more »
The EU Seal Products Ban and the Challenge at the WTO – Ruling of the WTO Panel
21st November 2013
On February 18, 2012, Canada and Norway challenged the European Union’s seal products trade restrictions at the World Trade Organization (WTO). On Monday, November 25, 2013 the WTO panel in Geneva is expected to make its ruling on the challenge Read more »
Bringing Back Manas
Conserving the forest and wildlife of the Bodoland Territorial Council Read more »
Turning the Tide
The campaign to save Vhali, the Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) in Gujarat Read more »
Walking the Bears
Rehabilitation of Asiatic black bears in Arunachal Pradesh Read more »
Blueprint for U.S. whale conservation
An action plan for the U.S. Government This document describes each of the issues and threats that whales face (commercial Read more »
Annual Report FY11
Annual Report 2011 Read more »
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study Read more »
Emergency Relief for Animals
Extending a Lifeline - Elephants orphaned by conflict, penguins affected by climate change, dogs and cats stranded after disa Read more »
Combating Threats to Elephants
IFAW is working with governments, customs officers and rangers to protect wildlife from poaching and illegal wildlife trade. Read more »
Bear Workshop 2007
Details of the Bear Workshop 2007 in Bubonitsy, Russia. Read more »
Treasured to death
28th August 2014 by Peter LaFontaine
The latest issue of the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources & Environment magazine includes an article Read more »
New policy will ultimately interfere with the Endangered Species Act’s efficacy
28th August 2014 by Carson Barylak
This blog one in an ongoing series of intermittent analyses of the United States’ Endangered Species Act. --ED It Read more »
IFAW applauds Nestlé’s decision to implement humane animal supplier practices
28th August 2014 by Carson Barylak
Times are changing. As a representative of Nestlé—one of the world’s largest food companies with Read more »
Ntubya, the orphaned elephant airlifted to Elephant Orphanage Project, has died.
28th August 2014 by Sarah Davies
Found scared and alone, the elephant calf came into our care severely dehydrated and protein-deficient from weeks of being Read more »
New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa
28th August 2014 by
The earth’s largest land mammal is in crisis – on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory Read more »
A life of freedom for our six tigers
27th August 2014 by Anna Filippova
When my work day starts, the first thing that I do is check where our released tiger cubs are. They are of course not tiger Read more »
It's World Dog Day, let's think about the whole dog
26th August 2014 by Kati Loeffler
On a hot, dusty afternoon in South Africa last spring, a man approached our mobile veterinary clinic with five dogs Read more »
How education and a HELP partnership complete our projects in Malawi
26th August 2014 by Azzedine Downes
Liwonde National Park in Malawi is a special place for me. Not only is it home to numerous charismatic animal species, but Read more »
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26th August 2014 by
A unique conservation education partnership launched to great excitement at Liwonde National Park, Malawi today with hopes Read more »

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"IFAW column: New Conservancy in Africa" read IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes' article in Wildlife Extra here.

Gulfnews: "Transit passengers caught with pieces of elephant tusk in luggage" - read more.

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Vice News: "New York Passes Bill That Could Limit Selfies With Tigers" - See the original article

 

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