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No animal should be “surplus”
18th February 2014 Jordi Casamitjana
A young giraffe named Marius was shot, dismembered, and fed to the lions in Copenhagen Zoo because he was deemed “ Read more »
A couple of the hospital’s patients
18th February 2014 Josey Sharrad
I’ve just returned from attending the launch of South Australia's first-ever koala hospital. The hospital is the Read more »
Counting 11,000 elephants in five days
18th February 2014 Jacqueline Nyagah
Counting elephants in an area that spans over 48,000 square kilometres, nearly twice the size of the state of Massachusetts Read more »
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18th February 2014 Peter Pueschel
When IFAW brought 13 Arab country officials together for a “Prevention of Sharks and other Marine Species Trafficking Read more »
Injured possum Dante being cared for after fire ripped through Nords Wharf, NSW.
18th February 2014 Naomi Schofield
After the news hit at the end of last year of the worst bushfires seen in NSW in over a decade, my community, like many Read more »
Big cat owner recalls initial excitement, now only love, heartbreak and regret
14th February 2014 Kelly Donithan
He remembers that joyous day as if it were yesterday. The engine was already sputtering as he and his son-in-law loaded a Read more »
Westminster wire fox terrier's win raises important questions on acquiring puppi
14th February 2014 Kelly Johnston
For the Super Bowl game at MetLife Stadium earlier this month, I was neither on team Seattle nor team Denver. Honestly, I Read more »
14th February 2014 Robbie Marsland
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Read more »
Mt. Kelud, an active volcano on the island of Java. c. COP
14th February 2014 Shannon Walajtys
When Mt. Kelud, a 5,679-foot-high volcano on the island of Java, erupted yesterday, it forced the immediate evacuation of Read more »
6th October 2014
Something as simple as a piece of rope has helped save thousands of lives, both humans and animals, in the Albay Province Watch Video »
3rd October 2014
The Maasai of the Olgulului/Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) have rallied behind the Kitenden Corridor project of the Watch Video »
2nd October 2014
After our arrival on Sunday, the IFAW team, together with local partners from the Albay Provincial Veterinary Services, Watch Video »
15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Watch Video »
10th September 2014
With the bright sun high above our heads we notice that the flood waters on every corner of Kaziranga National Park are Watch Video »
4th September 2014
It’s as if fate has been against Littlefoot for most of his young life. But every obstacle he’s faced has been Watch Video »
19th August 2014
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Watch Video »
21st July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons 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 »
China Applies Trade Ban to Wildlife Auctions
11th January 2012
 IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare—www.ifaw.org) applauds an emergency notice from China’s State Forestry Administration urging all Chinese auction houses to adhere to wildlife laws and regulations. The notice highlights Ch Read more »
South Africa, New Thread in the Ivory Web?
10th January 2012
Asian officials yesterday intercepted a large-scale consignment of illegal ivory shipped from Cape Town, South Africa – the second such haul in less than two months. And today, two Chinese nationals appeared in court in the city after they were Read more »
6th January 2012
Today, federal and California law enforcement officials filed charges against several people who were caught during “Operation Cyberwild.”  The online sting, run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Read more »
Time to face reality, end the commercial seal hunt
4th January 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) wants Canada’s 2012 commercial seal hunt to be called off due to conservation concerns raised by a new scientific report showing that climate change is negatively impacting harp seal Read more »
Kidnapped Raptors Returned to Natural Habitat in Shanghai
20th December 2011
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (IFAW BRRC) has rehabilitated and released two birds which were thought to be kidnapped from southern China and taken to Beijing. The grass owl and Asia barred owl, were found in Read more »
19th December 2011
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is applauding the news that Belarus, Kazakhstan, and the Russian Federation have banned the import and export of harp seal skins.  Canada claims that Russia is one of the last two major remaining Read more »
15 tons of elephant Ivory seized in Malaysia add to  staggering annual toll
13th December 2011
Malaysian authorities seized a staggering 15 tons of elephant ivory yesterday in Port Klang, just west of Kuala Lumpur, the sixth and by far the largest major seizure involving Malaysia in recent months. The seizure originated in Mombasa, Kenya and w Read more »
Wolf dogs rescued from chains in Alaska find new home in California
9th December 2011
 The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) announced today that 29 wolf dogs were rescued from a substandard breeding facility in Palmer, Alaska. Staff and volunteers from the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC Read more »
6th December 2011
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- www.ifaw.org) is urging Japan to recall its whaling fleet which today left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales. According to Japanese media reports, the country’s wha 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 »
Spotlight Mexico: Lola the dog and her pups find safe haven in foster care
10th April 2014 by Erika Flores
She was spotted in the parking lot of a big grocery store; big belly showed she was in a very advanced pregnancy state. We Read more »
Why South Africa should not legalize rhino horn
10th April 2014 by Jason Bell
All arguments in support of regulated trade in rhino horn are theoretical at best, with highly questionable predictions Read more »
What do you mean it’s still legal to kill elephants for fun?
10th April 2014 by Jeffrey Flocken
Whenever I talk about Americans’ role in killing beautiful imperiled species through sport hunting, I almost always Read more »
Belgium’s elephant ivory crush will create ripples throughout Europe
9th April 2014 by Azzedine Downes
Worldwide momentum is building, with the Belgian government the latest to heed our call to destroy stockpiles of confiscated Read more »
The small herd of orphan elephants are scheduled to move To Manas National Park
9th April 2014 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
The countdown has started. The IFAW-WTI team is busy making last minute arrangements for the most memorable “Jumbo Read more »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9th April 2014 by
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), destroyed Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph
9th April 2014 by
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies Read more »
A humpback whale breaching.
8th April 2014 by Margaret Cooney
Whales face more challenges than ever before; commercial whaling, ship strikes, and entanglement, are the common culprits, Read more »
Removing deadly snares, a threat to tigers and their prey
8th April 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Over three months, 100 separate patrols took to the forests in Hunchun, China’s North East, a region bordering Russia 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.

The New York Times spoke with IFAW Russia Director Masha Vorontsova about Kuzya the tiger's movements from Russia into China: - read more

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

 

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