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CLAW brings Christmas cheer to communities in need
13 January 2017 Sheena Dale
This Christmas, Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) partnered with generous donors and celebrated the holiday season with 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 »
The rescued two-week-old female elephant calf is kept warm with blankets at the
11 January 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two elephant calves, rescued in separate incidents, have been admitted to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Read more »
Vladik (pictured) has shown an interest in fellow PRNCO Tiger Center resident Fi
10 January 2017 Ekaterina Blidchenko
While we celebrate the possible mating of Borya and Svetlaya in Russia—two graduates of the  IFAW-supported PRNCO Read more »
CLAW sees many cases of tail docking, an illegal practice in South Africa meant
9 January 2017 Sheena Dale
Sundays, for many, are a day of rest. This is not the case for the staff of Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW), a companion Read more »
During an event back in May 2015 when China crushed 662 kg of confiscated ivory,
6 January 2017 Donna Gadomski
China announced it will impose a ban on all ivory trade and plans to completely shut down its involvement in the ivory trade Read more »
5 January 2017 Gail A’Brunzo
In July, after an orphan gorilla was rescued from an armed group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and brought to Read more »
Victory: UAE bans personal ownership of wild animals
Last week, the UAE government adopted a law to regulate the ownership of dangerous wild animals. #UAE penalizes possession Read more »
Progress for orphan elephant calf rescued from trench in India rehabilitating we
4 January 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
A three-month-old male elephant calf rescued by the International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW- Read more »
5 March 2013
Warning: video contains graphic images of sealing activity. The first set of hearings on the WTO challenge concerning the Watch Video »
5 March 2013
In this brief video, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's North America Regional Director, Jeff Flocken, takes Watch Video »
4 March 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Peter Pueschel gives us an update from the floor of CITES CoP 16. Watch Video »
Jason Bell, IFAW Director Southern Africa and Director – Elephant Program, introduces IFAW’s new interactive Watch Video »
1 March 2013
Last week I represented the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
22 February 2013
Last Thursday and Friday, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge successfully Watch Video »
15 February 2013
  I just returned from our office in Dubai, whose mission is to reinforce the importance of protecting animals and to Watch Video »
28 January 2013
The recent video posting of divers attempting to disentangle a wild dolphin in Hawaii (footage above) reminds me of the Watch Video »
24 January 2013
As I sit at my desk thinking about all the preparations that need to be performed, I can’t help but wonder if it Watch Video »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13 April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today 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 »
Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn
2 April 2015
Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to be set. “While IFAW encourages governments to Read more »
archarchive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burnive photo © IFAW
31 March 2015
Malawi’s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the r Read more »
DFO covers up value of products from the 2014 commercial seal hunt
27 March 2015
In an unprecedented move, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is refusing to release the quantity and landed value of products from the 2014 commercial seal hunt in what IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) believes to be Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia black rhino trophies
26 March 2015
Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American Read more »
Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting
25 March 2015
While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed Read more »
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24 March 2015
With the spotlight now on tomorrow’s conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana conservationists said while that Monday’s African Elephant Summit had shown significant progress by some countries, notably African countries to Read more »
World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises
19 March 2015
Governments will gather at back to back conferences in Kasane, Botswana, next week to review the successes, or otherwise, of recent attempts to better protect elephants and end illegal wildlife trade. On Monday, 23rd March, the African Elephant Summi Read more »
Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act
by rbartlett
Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act would bring long-overdue amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada, ban the s Read more »
Annual Report 2017 IFAW US
by adintino
Annual Report 2017 IFAW US Read more »
A Living Success Story: The Marine Mammal Protection Act
by sdemo
The United States is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) this year. In this report, w Read more »
Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015
by aclark
We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically Read more »
Animal Rescue August 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
World of Animals May 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW's flagship publication explores where we work, the species we protect, the inspiring work of our staff, and other IF Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
IFAW-WTI keeper feeds one of the rescued bears.
17 April 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two male Asiatic black bear cubs, estimated to be between one and two months old, were recently rescued and brought to Read more »
Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay
15 April 2017 by jjohnson
On Thursday, April 13, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Barnstable by researchers Read more »
Watch: Five ways we use science to save dolphins
14 April 2017 by Kristen Patchett
The Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team of the International Fund for Animal Wedlfare (IFAW) responds to stranded Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017 by adintino
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can Read more »
Today, only a small fraction of the bay is designated as a whale watching area b
13 April 2017 by Sigursteinn Masson
From Ghana, Spain, the US, UK, Germany, Hong Kong SAR of China, Russia, Sweden, Holland and many other countries, Read more »
Saiga sanctuary promotes nature reserve to students
This blog comes from Vladimir Kalmykov, Director the Stepnoy Sanctuary in the Astrakhan District.--MV One hundred years ago Read more »
12 April 2017 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Read more »
12 April 2017 by Jeffrey Flocken
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Read more »
Northern Dogs enjoying their new doghouses
11 April 2017 by Janice Hannah
Sky was so excited when I visited her that she could not stop wiggling. She was one of the dogs I met on a recent visit up Read more »

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Hunted down! Dramatic moment a notorious gang of ivory poachers are caught in an undercover sting in Zambia: Photo documentation of the dramatic moment notorious ivory poachers are caught –  read more.

How Lizard Genitalia Became a Black Market Craze: Monitor lizards were poached for their meat and skins… now they’re dying for their penises –  read more.

Whale Strikes and Kills Canadian Rescuer After He Helps Free It: Marine community mourns the loss of Joe Howlett, dedicated whale rescuer who died after successfully disentangling a whale –  read more.

‘Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly’ Team Travels to Kenya to Report on Efforts to Protect Elephants   read more.

 

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