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California is known as one of the largest ivory markets in the US.
1st June 2015 Peter LaFontaine
UPDATE: By an overwhelming 62-14 bipartisan vote, the California State Assembly passed this important legislation. It now Read more »
We developed this unique app to make it easier for tourists to have a positive i
29th May 2015 Barbara Slee
Iceland has experienced a rapid emergence as a top quality whale watching destination, according to Erich Hoyt, a senior Read more »
China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs
29th May 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
In Beijing, it hadn’t rained for days. But a drizzle came down early in the morning— the day 662 kg of ivory Read more »
Only one cow had survived but has unable to stand for 20 days.
28th May 2015 Shannon Walajtys
We had a productive partnership with the team from Sikkim Anti-Rabies and Animal Health Programme (SARAH), a team of Read more »
Saola, Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Silviculture
28th May 2015 Azzedine Downes
Here at IFAW we save animals, lots of animals. But unicorns? I recently read William deBuys’ The Last Unicorn, a book Read more »
Thanks to your support CLAW provides vet care to thousands of animals
27th May 2015 Jennifer Gerner
Early in the morning CLAW received a frantic phone call from a concerned citizen to say there was a skinny stray running Read more »
IFAW’s Kristin Bauer Van Straten and Kelvin Alie appear on the latest installmen
27th May 2015 Azzedine Downes
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) ambassador Kristin Bauer Van Straten (“Once Upon A Time,” “ Read more »
A rhino takes his first steps in his new paddock at CWRC
26th May 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The following is an account by veterinarian Dr Panjit Basumatary, who attended a call on a critically injured male rhino Read more »
Thanks to four camera traps IFAW had donated to the Khingan Nature Reserve, we now have footage of Ilona the tigress that Read more »
26th February 2015
Many thanks to GreaterGood for their support of our ongoing efforts in Ukraine! The war in Eastern Ukraine Watch Video »
3rd March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
13th February 2015
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13th February 2015
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Watch Video »
13th February 2015
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Watch Video »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) PROTECT PSA campaign was conceived, directed and edited by actress, Watch Video »
30th January 2015
In introducing a new puppy ad to the Super Bowl viewing audience, privately held Internet domain registrar and web hosting Watch Video »
26th January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn
2nd April 2015
Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to be set. “While IFAW encourages governments to Read more »
archarchive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burnive photo © IFAW
31st March 2015
Malawi’s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the r Read more »
IFAW STATEMENT ON:   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia b
26th March 2015
Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American Read more »
Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting
25th March 2015
While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed Read more »
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24th March 2015
With the spotlight now on tomorrow’s conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana conservationists said while that Monday’s African Elephant Summit had shown significant progress by some countries, notably African countries to Read more »
World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises
19th March 2015
Governments will gather at back to back conferences in Kasane, Botswana, next week to review the successes, or otherwise, of recent attempts to better protect elephants and end illegal wildlife trade. On Monday, 23rd March, the African Elephant Summi Read more »
tenBoma—from fighting terrorism to saving elephants
16th March 2015
A unique partnership designed to lead to a breakthrough in the elephant poaching crisis was announced today by Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. A statement of intent was signed betwee Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. (Also available in Spanish and Bosn Read more »
World of Animals Issue 17
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
Horn of Contention: A review of literature on the economics of trade in rhino ho
Poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has increased dramatically in recent years.  There is considerable debate within p Read more »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permi
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permit (“Scientific”) Whaling Under In Read more »
Commercial Whaling by Another Name. The Illegality of Japan's Scientific Whaling
A collection relating to the publication of Commercial Whaling by Another Name. The Illegality of Japan's Scientific Whal Read more »
Many States have proposed banning ivory trade by closing loopholes.
8th June 2015 by Azzedine Downes
When it comes to making change in the United States, it helps when state legislatures spark or add to the momentum of Read more »
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizu
8th June 2015 by
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizures of nearly seven tonnes of elephant Read more »
IFAW: Whale Saving App Now Accessible via Android
8th June 2015 by
On this World Oceans Day, protecting some of its largest inhabitants has become easier with the launch of the Read more »
Coalition of Leading Conservation and Animal Protection Groups Supports Massachu
8th June 2015 by
A coalition of leading animal welfare organizations including the MSPCA-Angell, Zoo New England, Born Free USA, Read more »
Training on the CITES certificates at the recent wildlife trafficking prevention
5th June 2015 by Dr. Akram Darwich
Less than one month after crushing of more than 10 tons of ivory in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Read more »
The Crime Museum is the perfect venue to educate visitors on the impact of purch
5th June 2015 by Beth Allgood
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has teamed up with the National Museum of Crime and Punishment to bring attention Read more »
Leboncoin will prohibit the sale of ivory.
5th June 2015 by Mia Crnojevic
Since the publication last year of the comprehensive online wildlife trade report Wanted: Dead or Alive from the Read more »
China’s State Forestry Administration promised that China would “strictly contro
4th June 2015 by Peter LaFontaine
In a move to show their commitment to ending the ivory trade, Chinese officials ceremoniously destroyed nearly 1,500 pounds Read more »
Pookie’s owner had cared for her since she was a cub
4th June 2015 by Kelly Donithan
    Pookie, a 15-year-old tigress, who had been living outside Dallas, has had to weather more than the record- 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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