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Three years with Amboseli elephants, and reflecting on their future
27th February 2014 Vicki Fishlock
Nothing happens fast with elephants. Pregnancy lasts 22 months, the time between consecutive births is five years, while Read more »
Little Mambo eyes are sealed shut from infection. © IFAW-COP
26th February 2014 Jennifer Gardner
Villages like Sukamenah in the foothills of Mt. Sinabung are now like ghost towns. The only signs of life are the few Read more »
25th February 2014 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Read more »
Wildlife: The natural resource of choice for some insurgent groups
25th February 2014 Kelvin Alie
A recent article I co-authored explains how many criminal networks now derive regular and substantial profits from the Read more »
Slowing down for whales saves lives
25th February 2014 April Wobst
I remember as a child walking through my father’s work complex as he guided me to the nests of several Canadian geese Read more »
21st February 2014 Kelly Donithan
UPDATED: 3.6.14 Sheba has been gaining more and more confidence in her new environment, as her keepers report that she Read more »
21st February 2014 Maha Oda
Spotting illegal shark and manta products in international trade can be challenging for frontline officials. Dr. Akram Read more »
How to care for our furry family members during extreme weather
19th February 2014 Josey Sharrad
The month of February is the SES’s Caring for companion animals and livestock in emergencies month. We took the chance Read more »
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 »
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 »
23rd December 2015
By the time we arrived in the First Nations community that morning, half the dog houses were already out of the transport Watch Video »
27th December 2015
I am inspired every day by the dramatic rescue of individual elephants, whales, tigers, bears, dogs and cats, such as those 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 »
Despite fog,the WGW Research Team’s whale photography continues
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale (WGW) Research Team Read more »
A North Atlantic right whale with an oil platform in the distance.
22nd July 2014 by Margaret Cooney
The last time that I addressed this issue, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) had put forth a final proposal to Read more »
Senate Subcommittee hears testimony in support of Big Cats Public Safety and Pro
21st July 2014 by Carson Barylak
Last Wednesday, a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing to discuss the Big Read more »
21st July 2014 by Dörte von der Reith
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Read more »
North Atlantic Right Whale Threatened By Seismic Airgun Use for Oil & Gas Explor
21st July 2014 by adintino
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday issued a decision that opens the East Coast to seismic exploration Read more »
5 posts you may have missed this past month
18th July 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
Teams from all over the International Fund for Animal Welfare program and project landscape have been particularly busy over Read more »
Ponchik survives last year's entanglement
17th July 2014 by Anna Filippova
Here is the story of one of the gray whales we see off of northeastern Sakhalin Island, Russia. Ponchik is a very well-known Read more »
IFAW celebrates World Snake Day with this Indian trinket snake rescue story
16th July 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
Today, World Snake Day, we look at a rescue unlike any other case that we had attended to. Our International Fund for Animal Read more »
Standing-room only for marine mammals on Capitol Hill
16th July 2014 by Margaret Cooney
In response to the recent extraordinary strandings of bottlenose dolphins along the East Coast and of California sea lion 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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