Photos of flood tell a grim story

Fri, 06/29/2012
Hogdeer waits to be rescued

These photos from the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center in Assam show how devastating the flood is.  It is taking a huge toll on helpless wildlife that has nowhere to go as the waters rise.  IFAW is scrambling to rescue baby rhinos, elephants, deer, and numerous other animals as the waters rise.  Please donate now and help us save these and other animals in need.

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Working to steer whales meeting into calmer waters

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Working to steer whales meeting into calmer waters

On the eve of the annual meeting of the conservation body set up to protect whales – the International Whaling Commission (IWC) – there are fears this year’s meeting could be over before it begins.

As delegates from around the world gather in Panama City, Panama for the opening of the 64th IWC meeting on Monday, there is concern that this year’s meeting could be sabotaged from the outset by Japan and the rest of the pro-whaling bloc.

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London, UK
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Clare Sterling (IFAW, UK)
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International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Names New Board Chairman

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International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Names New Board Chairman

Ms. Kathleen Savesky has been appointed the new Chair of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), bringing a wealth of animal welfare and education expertise to the role.

Ms. Savesky has more than 35 years of leadership in the not-for-profit and higher education sectors, predominantly focused on animal welfare.  She has significant experience in vision-centered strategy and program development as well as leadership coaching.

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Yarmouth Port, MA
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Cynthia Carson (IFAW, US)
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Slideshow: Cozumel comes together to show their love of dogs and cats

Mon, 07/02/2012
Watch this slideshow of participants in the Cozumel "Walk for Animals".

Fighting wildlife trafficking in Central Asia through training front-line enforcement agents

Fri, 06/29/2012
Fighting wildlife trafficking in Central Asia through training front-line enforc

A female trainee from Kazakhstan walked through openly wearing an illegal ivory bracelet.About 30 customs officials, border police and wildlife law enforcement agents from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgystan and Mongolia came together in Almaty, Kazakhstan, for a five-day International Fund for Animal Welfare training workshop on the Prevention of Wildlife Trafficking.

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Deconstructing the Australian marine reserves proposal

Thu, 06/28/2012
The world’s largest network of marine reserves would be created under the Austra

The world’s largest network of marine reserves would be created under the Australian federal government plan.You’ve undoubtedly heard about the federal government’s recent commitment to establish a number of additional Australian marine reserves as it’s received a lot of coverage, both at

Gabon, turning the heat on the ivory trade

Thu, 06/28/2012
Gabon, turning the heat on the ivory trade

IFAW applauded the decision by Gabon to burn their entire ivory stockpile.On Wednesday, Gabon’s President, Ali Bongo, sent a clear message to ivory traders – you won’t get your hands on our ivory!  He set fire to a pyre consisting of over 1000 confiscated raw elephant tusks, and 17,000 carvings, bracelets and rings. 

Tragic losses in the heart of darkness

Thu, 06/28/2012
Tragic losses in the heart of darkness

Okapis are mysterious and rare dwellers of the forest only found in the DRC.Because the world’s most imperiled species are sometimes found in the world’s most dangerous places, the combustible mix of focused altruism and local desperation can collide and result in horrific tragedy. 

On the eve of Panama, yet another sorry note in the Japanese whaling saga

Wed, 06/27/2012
Japanese factory workers moving around the remains of a ‘scientific’ specimen.

Japanese factory workers moving around the remains of a ‘scientific’ specimen. Seventy five percent of Japan’s 2011 North Pacific whaling season meat went unsold despite thirteen separate public auctions.

Spotlight Peru: Oorzaak raadselachtige vogelsterfte nog onbekend

Fri, 06/22/2012
Pelikanen in het Paracas National Park in Peru. IFAW/S.Heredia

Dode pelikaan op een Peruaans strand. IFAW/S.HerediaZoals de meeste enthousiaste vogelaars krijg ik nooit genoeg van de pinguïns, pelikanen, rotspelikanen en de vele aalscholversoorten die in Peru voorkomen. Ik maakte me dan ook grote zorgen toen ik vernam, dat sinds begin 2012 duizenden zeevogels, voornamelijk pelikanen, het slachtoffer waren geworden van massale sterfte.