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Why South Africa should not legalize rhino horn
10th April 2014 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 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 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 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
The countdown has started. The IFAW-WTI team is busy making last minute arrangements for the most memorable “Jumbo Read more »
A humpback whale breaching.
8th April 2014 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 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 »
The deafening impact of oil & gas development in the Mid-Atlantic
8th April 2014 Margaret Cooney
Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales migrate every year along the East Coast, but newly proposed seismic airgun Read more »
Animal rescue team aims to help starving livestock in Pakistan
8th April 2014 Shannon Walajtys
UPDATED 5.27.14: Attached please find an update from the Ravi Foundation. Also, below is a conversation between a Mayiou Read more »
In French auction houses, mysterious phone buyers again pay top dollar for ivory
8th April 2014 Mia Crnojevic
Yet another example of the ease with which ivory sells at auction houses in France: just round the corner from the French Read more »
11th February 2016
Since its establishment in 2001, IFAW’s Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC), located on the campus of Beijing Normal Watch Video »
9th February 2016
Sonic Sea Film Teaser from Imaginary Forces on Vimeo. Sonic Sea, the much-anticipated documentary film casting light on man Watch Video »
4th February 2016
My colleague Dr. Erika Flores saw her in the street in Playa del Carmen. It was a hot day, and she was very agitated. Watch Video »
3rd February 2016
At famed Masai Mara National Park, I met a foot soldier helping Kenya fight wildlife trafficking. Garvey doesn’t Watch Video »
29th January 2016
© PROO “Center Tiger” The people from the village Barabash in the Leopard Land National Park found an Amur Watch Video »
13th January 2016
 © PROO “Tiger”   Are we looking at the next Zolushka, who recently proved that rehabilitated Watch Video »
12th January 2016
Shortly after law enforcement expert Tim Harrison joined the International Fund for Animal Welfare on Capitol Hill for a Watch Video »
1st January 2016
We weren’t the only ones impressed with Zolushka’s big news this month. It seems the world has taken notice of Watch Video »
24th December 2015
This blog is the sixth and last in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs Watch Video »
IFAW President Azzedine Downes honored as ‘Animal Guardian’ in Rodale 100 list
27th January 2016
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) President and CEO Azzedine Downes is named as an “Animal Guardian” in Rodale, Inc.’s first ever Rodale 100 List under the Social Outreach category. The list is compri Read more »
Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks
25th January 2016
Corrected 26 January 2016: Number  of tusks destroyed was 359. Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks. Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was 1,5 tonnes of ivory confiscated in Colomb Read more »
More than 32 Tonnes Illegal Ivory Seized in 2015
4th January 2016
More than 32 tonnes (35 US tons) of poached ivory has been reported seized during 2015, with at least 18 seizures of amounts classified as large, ie. in excess of 500 kilograms. In Thailand in April two seizures alone added up to seven tonnes, while Read more »
INTERPOL's Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more
30th December 2015
In response to INTERPOL's announcement of impact from their enforcement action Operation Worthy II, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), CEO Azzedine Downes issued this statement: We congratulate INTERPOL and the 11 countries in Africa Read more »
US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions.
21st December 2015
Responding to a petition filed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of wildlife groups, the US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions under the US Endangered Species Act.  “T Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo - Vietnam Seizes 2,2 Tonnes of Mozambique Ivory
18th December 2015
More than two tonnes of elephant ivory were seized by Vietnam officials yesterday. The ivory had been shipped from Mozambique, concealed in sacks of beans in a shipping container. And today, Thailand said it had seized 789 kilograms of ivory at Samui Read more »
© Bastak
9th December 2015
Zolushka, an Amur (aka Siberian) tigress found orphaned in 2012 and released after rehabilitation in 2013, was photographed by motion-sensing cameras at Bastak Nature Reserve in Far East Russia with two young cubs. The photographs provide historic pr Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo
30th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo
30th November 2015
The European Commission has today released a new report, hailed as the EU’s first integrated strategy across the breadth of sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to bridge the poverty-biodiversity nexus, marking a significant advancement on the EU Read more »
World of Animals Issue 23
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 23 Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
by jhart@ifaw.org
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
by adintino
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. r Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
World of Animals Issue 21
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
South African government strategy continues to put rhinos at risk.
2nd September 2014 by Jason Bell
We have grown weary of South Africa’s Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa’s weak argument that South Read more »
Combating Elephant Poaching and the Ivory Trade
1st September 2014 by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is working with governments, customs officers and security personnel to Read more »
1st September 2014 by jjones
World of Animals Issue 19 Read more »
New report indicates 100,000 African elephants poached for ivory in three years
29th August 2014 by James Kinney
Sadness but not surprise: That was my first reaction to the findings published in the new report -- Illegal killing for Read more »
Treasured to death
28th August 2014 by Peter LaFontaine
The latest issue of the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources & Environment magazine includes an article Read more »
New policy will ultimately interfere with the Endangered Species Act’s efficacy
28th August 2014 by Carson Barylak
This blog one in an ongoing series of intermittent analyses of the United States’ Endangered Species Act. --ED It Read more »
IFAW applauds Nestlé’s decision to implement humane animal supplier practices
28th August 2014 by Carson Barylak
Times are changing. As a representative of Nestlé—one of the world’s largest food companies with Read more »
Ntubya, the orphaned elephant airlifted to Elephant Orphanage Project, has died.
28th August 2014 by Sarah Davies
Found scared and alone, the elephant calf came into our care severely dehydrated and protein-deficient from weeks of being Read more »
New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa
28th August 2014 by adintino
The earth’s largest land mammal is in crisis – on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory 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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