Animal Action Education programme
Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

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Seals news

A harp seal pup rests on the ice in Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. IFAW works to
3 February 2017 Sheryl Fink
Canadian officials have laid charges to three fishermen after being alerted to a disturbing video posted on social media Read more »
Canadian media reported that sealers have been openly and illegally poaching gre
26 January 2017 Sheryl Fink
We’re celebrating a small victory for common sense and wildlife protection, as the province of Quebec, Canada, Read more »
Remembering a Green Giant
12 January 2017 Patrick Ramage
I knew from the title of her email --  “Alexey Yablokov” --  that my dear colleague Masha, Dr. Maria Read more »
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30 December 2016
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Watch Video »
It’s time to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. No one wants products from dead seals — 35 countries have banned them. The Watch Video »
15 March 2016
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Watch Video »
13 April 2015
Warning this video from 2012 contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada Watch Video »
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Discovery Channel premieres Huntwatch – the story behind Canada’s controversial
17 August 2016
Discovery Channel acquired worldwide television rights to the feature documentary Huntwatch narrated by actor Ryan Reynolds and produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The film, which follows the 50 year history of Canada’ Read more »
Entangled seal rescued using remote sedation
2 August 2016
Last week marked the first successful seal rescue using remote sedation on the East Coast of the U.S.  Biologists and veterinarians from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Marine Mammal Center (the Center) employed techniqu Read more »
Ryan Reynolds narrates wildlife documentary Huntwatch premiering at DOC NYC
26 October 2015
Vancouver born actor Ryan Reynolds lent his voice to the wildlife documentary Huntwatch that follows the 50 year battle for baby seals on the ice floes of Canada. The 90 minute feature film will make its world premiere at DOC NYC on Saturday, Novembe Read more »
8 September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12 June 2015
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8 April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
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Open letter on climate change to President-elect and Congress
6 December 2016 by rbartlett
The International Fund for Animal Welfare joins 120 organizations from across civil society, including conservationists, fait Read more »
World of Animals Issue 25
28 July 2016 by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
16 February 2016 by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
10 February 2015 by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 20 Read more »
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5 Instagram photos from our efforts for animals around the world
28 May 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
#Animals? We've got those. Below are just a few highlights from recent IFAW program efforts from around the world. Be Read more »
Seal, whale campaign successes can serve future generations (Part 2)
23 May 2014 by Azzedine Downes
After decades of campaigning, we at the International Fund for Animal Welfare have celebrated concurrent major victories Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22 May 2014 by adintino
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Read more »
WTO hält am EU-Handelsverbot für Robbenerzeugnisse fest
22 May 2014 by Sheryl Fink
The finding of the WTO Appellate Body is another damaging blow to the sealing industry: The EU ban on seal products can Read more »
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