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Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 2)
23rd May 2014 Azzedine Downes
After decades of campaigning, we at the International Fund for Animal Welfare have celebrated concurrent major victories Read more »
It was not that long ago that Sheba, a beautiful tigress, was being kept in a sm
23rd May 2014 Kelly Donithan
It was not that long ago that Sheba, a beautiful tigress, was being kept in a small concrete enclosure in the middle of an Read more »
WTO hält am EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenerzeugnisse fest
22nd May 2014 Sheryl Fink
The finding of the WTO Appellate Body is another damaging blow to the sealing industry: The EU ban on seal products can Read more »
Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 1)
22nd May 2014 Azzedine Downes
After decades of campaigning, we at the International Fund for Animal Welfare have celebrated concurrent major victories Read more »
19th May 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Read more »
A Bosnian soldier with puppies he rescued from the flood waters.
19th May 2014 Katie Moore
Last week Bosnia was hit by the worst rainfall since 1894, when record-keeping began and devastating floods have now Read more »
Celebrate Endangered Species Day with US Fish & Wildlife
15th May 2014 Jeffrey Flocken
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has declared today – Thursday, May 15th – as Endangered Species Day.  Read more »
In Hong Kong, we know burning ivory will help to save elephants
15th May 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
As Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of China, starts the process to incinerate its entire 30-tonne ivory stockpile Read more »
The video above features some of the adorable bear cubs under care at the IFAW Orphaned Bear Rescue Center in Russia. The Read more »
29th June 2012
About 30 customs officials, border police and wildlife law enforcement agents from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Watch Video »
26th June 2012
This video captures some of the tourists who were approached during the “Meet Us Don’t Eat Us” campaign Watch Video »
15th June 2012
In some ways, elephants are no different than you and me. They recognize themselves as individuals and as close-knit family Watch Video »
14th June 2012
Today a debate will begin in the Canadian Senate on Senator Mac Harb’s bill to end commercial sealing. A rational Watch Video »
1st June 2012
CEO Fred O’Regan, Siobhan Magnus and other IFAW staff discuss the 2012 Animal Action Awards. There are three things I Watch Video »
25th May 2012
Two months ago we shared the story of our efforts to move Tasha the cougar and Nikita the white tigress to a sanctuary in Watch Video »
28th May 2012
Through through the spring  I was able twice to travel by train to the International Fund for Animal Welfare bear Watch Video »
24th May 2012
Yes, it’s happening again. A few weeks ago, the delicate state of peace in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was Watch Video »
Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International
12th September 2014
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Updated “Whale Alert” iPad, iPhone app invites public to contribute to protectio
11th September 2014
Mariners and the public on the U.S. West Coast can now use an iPad™ and iPhone™ to help decrease the risk of injury or death to whales from ship strikes. Whale Alert a free mobile application originally developed in 2012 to help protect e Read more »
Protecting elephants to benefit people
3rd September 2014
A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya’s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatib Read more »
New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa
28th August 2014
The earth’s largest land mammal is in crisis – on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. A new article published in the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources & Environment journal explores the int Read more »
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26th August 2014
A unique conservation education partnership launched to great excitement at Liwonde National Park, Malawi today with hopes high the initiative will have a significant impact on improving school success rates in local communities who live daily with w Read more »
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26th August 2014
August 26th is World Dog Day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and dogs. Dogs have lived with humans for thousands of years as our companions, guardians of our homes, and assistants in our work and daily lives. Science is increasingly de Read more »
Rescued yearling grizzly cub returns to the wild near Cranbrook via BC pilot pro
25th August 2014
Littlefoot, a grizzly yearling, has been released back into the wild near Cranbrook, BC. He was found this spring severely underweight after being orphaned prior to hibernation last fall. After being cared for by the Northern Lights Wildlife Society Read more »
World elephant day graphic
12th August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
Bidding Against Survival report
12th August 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today – World Elephant Day – published a new investigative report finding that the auction industry does not have the safeguards in place to protect elephants. Although many in Read more »
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Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi Read more »
An infographic on the role of auctions in the U.S. ivory market. 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 »
Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japan's Agricultural and Fisheries Minister, eating whale.
10th June 2014 by Patrick Ramage
News out of Japan yesterday had Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe announcing to a parliamentary hearing that he will work towards Read more »
Circle of life in Manas, India: rehabilitated rhinos continue to thrive
9th June 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
IFAW-WTI Northeast India Regional Head and Head Veterinarian, Bhaskar Choudhury, filed this report about rehabilitated Read more »
Antiques Roadshow sends consumers mixed signals with ivory appraisals
9th June 2014 by Peter LaFontaine
Last week, Antiques Roadshow, the popular public television show, announced that it will no longer appraise carved ivory Read more »
That Special Bond: Why I needed a dog
8th June 2014 by Azzedine Downes
We know it immediately when we look into the eyes of another species: There can be a special bond. Many people feel it when Read more »
Acoustic recorder successfully deployed to monitor for threatened humpback whale
6th June 2014 by Anna Moscrop
R/V Song of the Whale team member Conor Ryan joined the German RV Meteor in Mindelo, Cape Verde, at the end of April to Read more »
6th June 2014 by Michael Booth
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Read more »
300 elephant tusks seized in Mombasa
6th June 2014 by
Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
6th June 2014 by
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
6th June 2014 by
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, 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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