Elephants

Amazing animal photos

We received thousands of entrants in the photo contest for the 2015 IFAW World of Animals Calendar. All of the photos touched our hearts, but we could only pick one to appear in the calendar.

Here’s the winning photo, followed by the rest of the top 10:

What the elephants know: the burden of sentience

Thu, 07/24/2014
What the elephants know: the burden of sentience

Mighty bulls like Craig draw awe, but what’s going on inside those impressive heads?Most people who have met wild elephants speak of them with a sense of awe.

Protect elephants – End the ivory trade

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African Elephant

IFAW urges decision makers, politicians and consumers to oppose all ivory trade while elephants are still being killed for their tusks. But ending the ivory trade requires more than just words. Rangers need training and equipment to protect elephants from poaching, customs officers need training and tools to identify and arrest wildlife smugglers and consumers need information how to avoid these wildlife products. We all must demand politicians do all they can to stop the ivory trade and support elephant protection efforts.

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Bescherm de olifanten: stop de stropers

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African Elephant

Het aantal gestroopte olifanten heeft een recordhoogte bereikt. Alleen al in Afrika werden afgelopen jaar 35.000 olifanten op wrede wijze gedood voor hun slagtanden. Criminele netwerken verdienen miljoenen dollars met de verkoop van ivoor. Zonder internationale steun, kunnen de Afrikaanse landen het gevecht tegen de stropers niet winnen.

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„Smile“: Neuer TV-Spot gegen Elfenbeinhandel

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Alle 15 Minuten wird ein Elefant wegen seiner Stoßzähne getötet. Um wachzurütteln, haben wir diesen Spot gedreht.

Joining Home Office Minister for UK Border Force wildlife crime unit visit

Mon, 07/21/2014
Joining Home Office Minister for UK Border Force wildlife crime unit visit

The good news is that wildlife crime is being taken seriously by the UK Home Office Minister and Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament, Norman Baker.Wildlife crime is a serious issue that sees thousands of animals being killed and their body parts sold as commodities.

„Smile“ – Neuer TV-Spot gegen den Elfenbeinhandel

Mon, 07/21/2014
„Smile“ – Neuer TV-Spot gegen den Elfenbeinhandel

Elefanten haben nichts zu lachen. Schuld ist der Mensch. Die Wilderei hat in den letzten Jahren dramatische Ausmaße angenommen. Alle 15 Minuten wird ein Elefant wegen seiner Stoßzähne getötet. In einigen Ländern Afrikas sind die Bestände ernsthaft gefährdet.

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5 animal welfare posts you may have missed

Fri, 07/18/2014
5 posts you may have missed this past month

Teams from all over the International Fund for Animal Welfare program and project landscape have been particularly busy over the last few weeks. Below are only five highlights from their rather amazing collective efforts.