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20th August 2015 Sigursteinn Masson
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Read more »
The Commission heard comments from both proponents and opponents (such as the fu
19th August 2015 Carson Barylak
California has become the first state to broadly prohibit commercial and recreational bobcat trapping. In a 3-2 vote, the Read more »
Our aim over two days last month: to build kennels to provide shelter for cold p
18th August 2015 Marcelle du Plessis
    Last month was one of the coldest months in Cape Town, South Africa. This year has been particularly cold Read more »
Only true seals are found on the East Coast.
17th August 2015 Kristen Pachett
Allison Hardman is currently an intern with the IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team based at IFAW headquarters. Read more »
Over the past few weeks, North Valley Animal Disaster Group’s rescuers have been
14th August 2015 Shannon Walajtys
Firefighters are still trying to contain the ‘Rocky Fires’ and now a second one,  the ‘Jerusalem Fire Read more »
Since 2010 the number of reported ship strikes off Sri Lanka is higher than for
13th August 2015 Russell Leaper
Researchers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups are working hard to stop more blue whales Read more »
The rally around the message was overwhelming. It even reached “trending” status
13th August 2015 Azzedine Downes
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) posted tweets every 15 minutes during World Elephant Day yesterday across Read more »
World Elephant Day
12th August 2015 Daryl Balfour
    We have been professional wildlife photographers since the late 1980s, photographing animals throughout Read more »
A partnership between IFAW and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), aims to protect
12th August 2015 Jason Bell
With our #Every15Minutes campaign on Twitter today spreading awareness about the plight of elephants poached for ivory Read more »
26th June 2015
In total, 16 bears are calling IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Center in Russia home until their release in the fall. Meet Watch Video »
25th June 2015
Nothing beats seeing an African penguin take to the waves after weeks of care following an oiling incident. All the work to Watch Video »
23rd June 2015
The following report was filed by Dr Bhaskar Choudhury, Head Veterinarian at IFAW-WTI's Centre for Wildlife Watch Video »
29th April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
16th June 2015
Kind people often appear where and when you least expect them. Our animal welfare technician was driving his regular Watch Video »
9th June 2015
Animal shelters have a problem: an overabundance of high-energy, reward-driven dogs that can be difficult to place in Watch Video »
10th June 2015
Watch as Vesnushka and Elka, two rehabilitated orphaned bears, find freedom once again. This short video shot exclusively Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
Earlier this month IFAW Southern Africa’s “Twinnings” educational theatre project took to the boards in Watch Video »
The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park.
6th July 2015
Months after they were captured from the wild for sale to zoos in China, a group of elephant calves were exported from Zimbabwe on Saturday. The elephants were airlifted from Harare and have been sent to the Chimelong Wildlife Safari Park in Guangzho Read more »
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az
1st July 2015
A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world’s remaining Asian elephants – thought to number only 35,000 – 45,000. Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the pop Read more »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29th June 2015
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale. Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whalin Read more »
International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill
19th June 2015
Japan does not need to kill any whales for ‘scientific research’ this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee Read more »
U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square
19th June 2015
USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S Read more »
IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy
17th June 2015
Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Philanthropy. In this role, he will direct global giving across the organization, maintaining IFAW’s base of 1.9 million suppor Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
15th June 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, June 19 alongside conservation leaders including International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The event, which is intended to r Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12th June 2015
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Read more »
SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade
12th June 2015
Private rhino breeders go head to head with the South African Government on Monday, in a court case that seeks to lift the moratorium on domestic rhino trade. The civil case is set down in the Pretoria High Court and has been brought by two of South Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Polar Bear
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Polar Bear Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
World of Animals Issue 20 Read more »
Amboseli Project - IFAW picture book 2014
T he Amboseli National Park’s small size of 392 kilometres squared cannot support the ecological needs of its 1,400 ele Read more »
The animals are prodded and clubbed to force them to engage in certain behaviors
21st August 2015 by Carson Barylak
As efforts to protect wild elephants through regulation, awareness, rescue, and law enforcement move forward, cities around Read more »
20th August 2015 by Sigursteinn Masson
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Read more »
The Commission heard comments from both proponents and opponents (such as the fu
19th August 2015 by Carson Barylak
California has become the first state to broadly prohibit commercial and recreational bobcat trapping. In a 3-2 vote, the Read more »
Our aim over two days last month: to build kennels to provide shelter for cold p
18th August 2015 by Marcelle du Plessis
    Last month was one of the coldest months in Cape Town, South Africa. This year has been particularly cold Read more »
Only true seals are found on the East Coast.
17th August 2015 by Kristen Pachett
Allison Hardman is currently an intern with the IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team based at IFAW headquarters. Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
17th August 2015 by
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Over the past few weeks, North Valley Animal Disaster Group’s rescuers have been
14th August 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
Firefighters are still trying to contain the ‘Rocky Fires’ and now a second one,  the ‘Jerusalem Fire Read more »
Since 2010 the number of reported ship strikes off Sri Lanka is higher than for
13th August 2015 by Russell Leaper
Researchers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups are working hard to stop more blue whales Read more »
The rally around the message was overwhelming. It even reached “trending” status
13th August 2015 by Azzedine Downes
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) posted tweets every 15 minutes during World Elephant Day yesterday across 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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