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#IWC2012: International Whaling Commission news round up
5th July 2012 Clare Sterling
This is a round up of International Fund for Animal Welfare and other organizations' news stories on the topic of the Read more »
The American bison: both a sad lesson and a living icon
5th July 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
Since the Colonial Era, America’s largest land mammal—the American bison— has been a symbol of our nation Read more »
Spotlight Panama: Day two at the International Whaling Commission meeting
4th July 2012 Matt Collis
As I sit through discussions about whale conservation and whaling at this year’s International Whaling Commission [IWC Read more »
4th July 2012 Robbie Marsland
It was good to see day three start off with continuing good discussions on the welfare of whales.  This included a Read more »
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4th July 2012 Patrick Ramage
Sitting through the third day of an International Whaling Commission meeting is not this American’s idea of fun on the Read more »
3rd July 2012 Robbie Marsland
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Whale Program Director, Patrick Ramage, gives a brief summary of the South Read more »
3rd July 2012 Elena Zharkova
If you are quiet here, you can hear only the wind and birdsongs; no cars, no people, no trains, no planes. But such feeling Read more »
No room in overhead storage bins for illegal wildlife trade
3rd July 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
Yesterday, federal authorities reported that seven ivory tusks, a hippopotamus tusk and purses made from the skins of Read more »
Watch this slideshow of participants in the Cozumel "Walk for Animals".
2nd July 2012 Erika Flores
Watch this slideshow of participants in the Cozumel "Walk for Animals". When you’re an adorable 4 month old Read more »
26th June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
21st June 2014
The ownership of exotic animals in the United States is a huge and looming issue. Reality check: did you know there are more Watch Video »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
30th May 2014
On Wednesday morning, May 28th, as our crews were already busily loading the remaining tigers and other animals from the Watch Video »
28th May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
19th May 2014
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Watch Video »
24th March 2006
“There is almost no ice out here,” IFAW’s Canada director Olivier Bonnet said today, after flying over the region to assess the situation. “There are also very few seals to be seen this year. Everyone is asking, where are th Read more »
16th March 2006
Dear Premier Williams,Thank you for your reply to my letter of March 7th, which sought to correct various inaccurate comments you made regarding the International Fund for Animal Welfare during your appearance on Larry King Live on CNN March 3rd. Read more »
15th March 2006
The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Minister Loyola Hearn released a one-year Total Allowable Catch (TAC) that allows 325,000 seals to be killed this year. “Unbelievable; with all of the risks already facing the harp seal p Read more »
10th March 2006
The man’s death – the second of an elephant handler/trainer in South Africa in less than eight months – reportedly occurred when the elephant attacked him while he was trying to herd it back to a main group of animals. IFAW (Inter Read more »
8th March 2006
Dear Premier Williams, Important issues surrounding Canada’s annual commercial seal hunt merit your urgent attention. They also deserve a commitment to honesty and respect for the facts that were not in evidence during your appearance o Read more »
7th March 2006
“We hope these inspiring works of art will help encourage an appreciation of whales, which are some of nature's greatest masterpieces,” said Patrick Ramage, IFAW’s Director of Communications. The whales will be unveiled on May 22 Read more »
6th March 2006
Mr. Dzoro lauded the initiative, saying it would help to curb illegal trafficking of ivory, rhino horn and other live animals such as reptiles within the region. He said, “Wildlife crime had been worsened by the current drought which has exa Read more »
28th February 2006
· Keep all pets indoors during the cold weather as much as possible. Animals can get frostbite if they are left outside for long periods of time especially after sunset. · Continue to walk dogs outdoors, but provide a sweater Read more »
23rd February 2006
IFAW rescuers who responded to an oil spill in Estonia found the female swan with its feet and body frozen in ice. The swan had been oiled and was near death. Rescuers – who nicknamed the swan “Shiver” – cut her free from th 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 »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
IFAW Proposal for shark conservation
12th February 2013 by
Inclusion of oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, in Appendix II with the following annotation: The entry into Read more »
IFAW Proposal for polar bear protection
12th February 2013 by
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
12th February 2013 by
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
12th February 2013 by
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
12th February 2013 by
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
12th February 2013 by
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
12th February 2013 by
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral Read more »
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11th February 2013 by Azzedine Downes
I have just returned from a week-long trip to Beijing where International Fund for Animal Welfare staff met with government Read more »
Global warming is wreaking havoc on polar bears.
8th February 2013 by Jeffrey Flocken
A new report published in the journal Conservation Letters reveals that anthropogenic global warming is wreaking havoc on Read more »

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