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humpback whales breaching
21st November 2012 Margaret Cooney
While the above title sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, it is what actually happened last week at the California Read more »
Penguins rehabilitated at IPRAM in Brazil.
19th November 2012 Valeria Ruoppolo
One hundred fifteen of the one hundred eighty penguins cared for by Brazil’s Instituto de Pesquisa e Reabilita Read more »
What will these calves be named?
16th November 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Well, the baby boom is finally coming to an end. Although some females are still pregnant and will give birth in the coming Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Miracle kittens rescued from under the snow after Hurricane Sandy
15th November 2012 Jennifer Gardner
As we deployed rescue staff to Ocean County New Jersey, a representative to the National Response Coordination Center in Read more »
The two cubs, "Blair" and "Terry" feast on bear foods, like apples.
14th November 2012 Gail A’Brunzo
Two male grizzly cubs were rescued in late October from the Kootenay Rockies region of British Columbia after their mother Read more »
Pennsylvania Sandy evacuees and their pets get a helping hand
14th November 2012 Shannon Walajtys
Our wonderful International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Disaster Response team member Denise Bash reports from Read more »
IFAW volunteer with #216 in the Arkansas emergency animal shelter. c. IFAW
13th November 2012 Gail A’Brunzo
On 7 November, 2011 Pam Thomas from Arkansas was arrested on cruelty charges and a search and seizure warrant allowed Read more »
Slideshow: three asiatic bear cubs are closer to life in the wilds of Northeaste
9th November 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
Three Asiatic black bear cubs rescued by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and local partner organization Read more »
Continuing to be a voice of action for big cat welfare
9th November 2012 Tracy Coppola
Now that the election is behind us, I’m reminded that, no matter what party you support, we all need to take a Read more »
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 May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
19th May 2014
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Watch Video »
5th June 2007
In its survey carried out in February 2007, IFAW found that 94% of elephant ivory for sale on eBay sites was potentially illegal. The report also found that eBay policies varied from country to country and were often vague and not enforced.   Read more »
3rd June 2007
Mjumbe was made in Kenya from confiscated wire snares, and designed by famed Kenyan metal sculptor, Kioko. IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) commissioned the sculpture as part of its global elephant protection campai Read more »
3rd June 2007
WEMS works by collecting, compiling, analyzing and disseminating on a global scale the information it collects on wildlife crime.  In contrast to the Interpol system, which acts as a central database for official information submitted by nati Read more »
2nd June 2007
The sale of the 60 tonne stockpiles approved in 2002 at the 12th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP) was contingent upon certain conditions being met, including the availability of baseline and comparative data from the Monitoring Read more »
31st May 2007
“The people have spoken, and they are clearly saying they do not want the gruesome slaughter of elephants to continue unnecessarily,” says Cindy Milburn, IFAW’s US Regional Acting Director. “An estimated 20,000 elephants are Read more »
31st May 2007
Key anti-whaling actions included the adoption of a resolution condemning Japanese whaling, and a report by the IWC Scientific Committee that hotly criticized Japan’s so-called “scientific” whaling program. IFAW Global Whale Read more »
31st May 2007
Grace Gabriel, IFAW’s Asia Regional Director and key player in the tiger farming debate, said of the report’s findings, “Tigers play a vital role in our ecosystem and are key to Asia’s wildlife heritage. Their endangerment i Read more »
30th May 2007
At the 54th meeting of the SC in October 2006, delegates and conservation organizations were caught off-guard by a last-minute decision recommending Japan as a trading partner for the stockpiles. This decision was made without the knowledge o Read more »
29th May 2007
Dr. Joth Singh, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) Director of Wildlife and Habitat said from the floor of the meeting, “We welcome the call for IWC member nations to work together respectfully.  A good first ste 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 »
Icelandic fin whaling - an expensive and dangerous hobby, in more ways than oner
14th May 2013 by Robbie Marsland
It’s been a busy week or so for those following the dying whaling industry in Iceland.  The lone Icelandic Read more »
"You can kind of see Bill and Chelsea in my cell phone shots."
14th May 2013 by Paul Todd
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Mid-year Meeting last week was a family affair. CGI is an organization that brings Read more »
Spotlight China: Guangzhou’s new Public Safety Bureau animal shelter, an educate
13th May 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Dog ownership in China has boomed in recent years. But more dogs don’t necessarily mean that owners are aware of how Read more »
Endangered Amur Tiger  Released to the Wild in Far East Russia
13th May 2013 by
A tigress named Zolushka (Russian for Cinderella) was successfully released to the wild by the International Fund for Animal Read more »
A breaching North Atlantic right whale. c. IFAW
10th May 2013 by Beth Allgood
Recently, more than 100 North Atlantic right whales were seen off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. While the North Read more »
10th May 2013 by Erica Martin
WARNING: the video above may be disturbing to some viewers. This week’s video of the horrific attack of a small Read more »
Community members rejoice as mother and pups are rescued
9th May 2013 by Kate Nattrass Atema
This story was recently shared with us by a staff member at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Read more »
The slideshow above features calls to protect elephants from students around the
7th May 2013 by Nancy Barr
Together, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Animal Action Education team and Time for Kids (the youth Read more »
IFAW organizes training workshop on wildlife trafficking in Lebanon
7th May 2013 by
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) is organizing specialized training on prevention of 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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