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9th May 2012 Maha Oda
Imagine finding a hungry cheetah in your backyard… Or baboons roaming the street where you live… A tiger in Read more »
Three poached elephants in Cameroon's Boubandjida National Park earlier this yea
8th May 2012 Julie Landry
"Life [is] like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Forrest Gump famously said in the Read more »
Zanesville animals can’t catch a break
8th May 2012 Paul Todd
Five exotic animals, including two spotted leopards, two Macaque monkeys and a brown bear, once kept in backyard cages by Read more »
African cow horns. Image source: Alibaba.com
7th May 2012 Adrian Hiel
It’s not often you can say “mea culpa” and be relieved at the same time, but that’s what happened Read more »
The iconic koala needs our protection
7th May 2012
Koalas are in trouble. They are a treasured national icon, yet there is no consistent or comprehensive approach to their Read more »
Field essay: Spring has sprung for three Russian bear cubs
4th May 2012 Kati Loeffler
A roar rose from under the small log house. We froze, and our hearts quickened. The dazzle of sunlight on snow made the Read more »
Amboseli: Calm before a storm? c. IFAW/E. Wamba.
3rd May 2012 Elizabeth Wamba
Teeming with life In my previous visits to Amboseli Park, I had not experienced as much wildlife as I did recently. The long Read more »
Two important events at Parliament serve to help end the trade in elephant ivory
3rd May 2012 Robbie Marsland
Last January the International Fund for Animal Welfare China office Asia Regional Director Grace Ge Read more »
Canadian Senator Mac Harb addresses the crowd at the International Day of Action
2nd May 2012 Sheryl Fink
Today Canadian Senator Mac Harb will formally re-introduce legislation to end the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Despite Read more »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
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 »
12th April 2005
Saba Douglas-Hamilton watched as IFAW cut the Memorial Tusk into pieces with an angle grinder in Trafalgar Square. The resulting showers of sparks and plumes of ivory dust proved a graphic reminder of the deadly and destructive nature of the ivory Read more »
11th April 2005
Arjinshan is one of the primary ranges of Tibetan antelopes in the world and it has been threatened by livestock farming activities since the end of last century. In recent years, farmers gradually relocated themselves to lower altitudes out of th Read more »
30th March 2005
Shell announced today that they will move the pipeline 20 kilometers to the south, away from the main feeding area of the critically endangered Western Gray Whale. A coalition of environmental organizations from around the world has been demanding Read more »
29th March 2005
“Many people mistakenly think Canada stopped hunting baby seals decades ago,” said Fred O’Regan, IFAW’s president and CEO. “But the size of Canada’s modern, commercial hunt is bigger now than it has been in 50 ye Read more »
24th March 2005
Recently, after an accidental spill from an offshore rig near St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, it was discovered that passing ships had taken advantage of the pollution to dump oil into the sea. When hundreds of dead seabirds began washing up on s Read more »
23rd March 2005
Alarmingly, the NAO report reveals a possible link between bushmeat and organised crime. According to Government figures, in 2001 and 2002 bushmeat made up almost 14% of all illegal meat seizures (1), and the NAO report states that bushmeat consti Read more »
22nd March 2005
“The Mexican senate has demanded the Ministry of the Economy to ban the importation of seal products from Canada. This is an accurate and strategic decision because Mexico is a commercial partner with Canada in the North American Free Trade Agr Read more »
18th March 2005
On 12 March, three young pilot whales became trapped in a lagoon on the coast of Vava'u in the Kingdom of Tonga. It is believed that they had followed three adult whales into a lagoon, seeking shelter following an attack by sharks. The three adult Read more »
15th March 2005
“IFAW is very concerned that SANParks appears to be presenting a fait accompli in asking the public to prepare itself for the imminent resumption of an elephant cull,” said Jason Bell, Southern Africa Director of IFAW (International Fu 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 »
Unleashing the truth about online puppy sales
11th December 2012 by Ben Stein
Puppies. They’re cute. They’re cuddly. Few moments are more exciting than the one when you bring a tiny, Read more »
Tiger rehabilitation in Russia
11th December 2012 by Anna Fillipova
The Amur (aka Siberian) tiger is one of the most endangered animals in the world. Less than 350 individuals of the largest Read more »
Ivory carvings on a market in Tachilek, Myanmar
11th December 2012 by Robert Kless
It was a long journey by car from the airport in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to the northern border of the country. I have arrived Read more »
New study investigates the Internet puppy trade across the U.S.
11th December 2012 by
A new investigation into online puppy sales highlights the problem of the Internet being used as a tool for exploiting dogs Read more »
The Bundestag in Germany.
10th December 2012 by Robert Kless
The train arrives at Berlin’s central station on time. Through the massive glass roof I can see the Reichstag and the Read more »
Project Amboseli: In search of that elusive drop of life
10th December 2012 by Evan Mkala
At 5:30am in Amboseli, visibility is poor and the sun has not risen. Hyena howls can be heard from a distant as they return Read more »
How much is that doggie on my browser?
10th December 2012 by
Over the past decade, the public has increasingly moved from buying their dogs in person to buying their pet dogs online. Read more »
Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel happens in Busan, and that's about all we can
7th December 2012 by Anna Fillipova
At the beginning of November, International Fund for Animal Welfare Russia took part in the 12th Meeting of Western Gray Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Amazing rescue of gibbon family in India
7th December 2012 by Michael Booth
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) – Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) biologists and veterinarians Read more »

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"Environmental crime wave costs world billions. Read Associated Press story with Azzedine Downes here.

Dallas Safari Club auctions permit to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia. Jeff Flocken provides voice of reason in National Geographic news article.”

More than 80 elephants in Zimbabwe have been poisoned with cyanide -- the latest victims of poachers keen to feed soaring global demand for illegally trafficked ivory. read more

Malawi hails IFAW for initiative to protect wildlife at Liwonde National Park aimed at decreasing poaching pressure; launched with government optimism the project will also reduce human, wildlife conflicts in the area. See the original article

 

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