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Blue Jays should rethink locker room use of tiger cub as prop
16th September 2014 Sheryl Fink
The Toronto Blue Jays are heroes to countless kids (and quite a few adults) across Canada. But there is nothing heroic about Read more »
15th September 2014 Patrick Ramage
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Read more »
IWC65: EU protest pointless whaling in Iceland, will Reykjavík listen?
15th September 2014 Sigursteinn Masson
A demarche agreed by all 28 European Union member states was introduced today, September 15, as government delegations from Read more »
IWC65: International Whaling Commission news roundup
15th September 2014 J.C. Bouvier
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has been an active and vocal NGO observer of the proceedings at the International Read more »
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15th September 2014
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, 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 »
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Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at int
16th September 2014
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Read more »
Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16th September 2014
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisio Read more »
World elephant day graphic
12th August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14th April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never com Read more »
Press Statement
3rd April 2014
Today’s announcement that the pilot badger cull will go ahead in Gloucestershire and Somerset once again this year was condemned by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Eminent scientists and wildlife experts as well as many charities Read more »
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IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
8th April 2014 by
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
Ecolarge 2013
17th June 2013 by
Hunting does not benefit Africa's lions nor hunting communities. Read more »
Saving animals
6th March 2013 by
It’s been more than 40 years since a small group of concerned citizens banded together to stop Canada’s cruel com Read more »
Victories For Animals
6th November 2012 by
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
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Elephant Crisis: 25 African Countries Sound The Alarm
7th September 2012 by
A Coalition of 25 African States known as the African Elephant Coalition (AEC) met this week in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to Read more »
5th September 2012 by
On the eve of the opening of the world’s largest and most important conservation meeting, host country Korea has been Read more »
A youngster feeding in Amboseli Park, Kenya. c. IFAW/K. Brannon
5th September 2012 by Rikkert Reijnen
This week International Fund for Animal Welfare staff participated in a unique event bringing together government officials Read more »
Ticking time-bombs: the big cats epidemic isn’t going away on its own
20th August 2012 by Tracy Coppola
Now more than ever, Congress needs to pass the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (HR 4122) to protect big cats and Read more »
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