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Goats walk amid debris from the devastating tsunami of 2004.
12th April 2012 Shannon Walajtys
On Wednesday, a large 8.6 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia triggered widespread panic as residents Read more »
The killing spree is over but it’s no time to celebrate
12th April 2012 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The poachers rode into the park on horseback from Chad and Sudan, armed with automatic weapons and a single purpose: Kill as Read more »
IFAW Asia Regional Director Grace Ge Gabriel unveils the new BRRC Golden Eagle w
11th April 2012 Fred O'Regan
I was in Beijing last week to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Read more »
Northern Gulf seal hunt opens with a fizzle
11th April 2012 Sheryl Fink
And so it begins…day one of the Canadian commercial seal hunt in the Northern Gulf of St Lawrence The International Read more »
Spotlight Africa: A close shave with spear heads for a Kenyan jumbo
10th April 2012 Elizabeth Wamba
The Kenya Wildlife Service and the International Fund for Animal Welfare recently collared nine elephants to track their Read more »
There is a big difference between a tender cut of loin and a lion
9th April 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
Much to my surprise and of others concerned with the fate of imperiled African lions, this species has been popping up on Read more »
Spotlight Kenya: Satellite-tagging Tsavo elephants to reduce conflict and boost
5th April 2012 Elizabeth Wamba
The Kenya Wildlife Service and the International Fund for Animal Welfare recently collared nine elephants--six males and Read more »
New app saves right whales
4th April 2012 Patrick Ramage
Imagine a future in which endangered whales could use iPads and iPhones to call captains on the bridge of large ships and Read more »
One of the Russian children's elephant drawings.
3rd April 2012 Elena Zharkova
Every year in my hands gets the treasure. Precious, beautiful, sincere children's drawings, each written with love, care Read more »
21st July 2014
Elephants don’t have much to laugh about these days. And it’s our fault as humans. During the last couple 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 »
13th June 2004
‘Wildlife Conservation: In Pursuit of Ecological Sustainability’ is the first in a series of international forums being hosted by IFAW, (International Fund for Animal Welfare www.ifaw.org/forum). The IFAW Forum at Limerick will run fro Read more »
11th November 2003
“There are only 5,000 tigers left in the wild but as many as 10,000 being kept as pets in basements and backyards across the U.S. and there are few, if any, legal safeguards to protect the animals or public safety,” said Sarah Tyack, d Read more »
22nd July 2003
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Canadian government in this important project,” IFAW Canada campaigner Barbara Cartwright said. The Canadian Wildlife Service recently retired 228 Motorola PT 300 radios used t Read more »
22nd July 2003
Only two days ago, IFAW applauded initiatives taken by the Beijing Forestry Bureau to ban the eating of wildlife in Beijing restaurants and markets. But, at a seminar held recently in Beijing by the State Forestry Administration in Beijing talk of Read more »
21st July 2003
The municipal order bans the eating and serving of more than 1800 species of wildlife in restaurants and street stands. The prohibition list includes key protected species such as snakes, civet cats, pangolins and turtles as well as those that are Read more »
7th July 2003
The MPs, from all parties, signed an Early Day Motion (EDM) calling for urgent international action to address the bushmeat crisis. At current levels, bushmeat hunting could drive our closest animal relatives, Africa’s great apes (gorillas, Read more »
17th June 2003
The five-person expert IFAW team began to arrive in Baghdad a week ago, and now includes vets and logistical experts and has many years experience in handling difficult and dangerous situations to bring care to animals in need. The international I Read more »
5th December 2002
Three islands - Ons, Cies and Salvora – form the new National Maritime Atlantic Islands Park and are the most important nesting and migration locations for birds in the region.Tens of thousands of birds inhabit and visit the island and nearb Read more »
30th July 2002
The whales stranded once again with the falling tide and veterinary experts determined the animals were too weak to survive another rescue attempt. By late afternoon, the difficult decision was made to euthanize the remaining animals and end their 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 »
Secretary Clinton commits US government to saving global wildlife from trade
21st November 2012 by Jeffrey Flocken
Recently the U.S. government has been making various public statements aimed at addressing wildlife crime – the most Read more »
humpback whales breaching
21st November 2012 by 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 by Valeria Ruoppolo
One hundred fifteen of the one hundred eighty penguins cared for by Brazil’s Instituto de Pesquisa e Reabilita Read more »
archive photo - Bobby Yip / Reuters
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The brutal killing this past weekend of eight rhinoceros in South Africa follows hard on the heels of four record sized Read more »
What will these calves be named?
16th November 2012 by 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 »
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Today’s giant 1,3 tonne ivory seizure in Hong Kong raises the tally of contraband ivory confiscated in the Chinese Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Miracle kittens rescued from under the snow after Hurricane Sandy
15th November 2012 by Jennifer Gardner
As we deployed rescue staff to Ocean County New Jersey, a representative to the National Response Coordination Center in Read more »
archive photo © IFAW/D. Willetts
15th November 2012 by
Three record-sized ivory confiscations in just three weeks, has put a further dent in East Africa’s growing image as a Read more »
© IFAW/M. Booth
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) announced today a $250,000 grant from the Disney Worldwide 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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