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Donated ivory fingerprinting kit helps nab 15 trafficking suspects

Jacqueline Nyagah Jun 2 2017 read more

Standing tall against the silent extinction of giraffes

Mark Hofberg Apr 19 2017 read more

WATCH: KWS, NGOs and Community Ranches Unite for Kenya Aerial Elephant Census

Steve Njumbi Apr 18 2017 In the midst of the most severe drought in Kenya since 2009, earlier this year IFAW participated with Kenya Wild...

Zimbabwe elephants and injured wildlife receive second chance

Azzedine Downes Feb 9 2017 Visiting the Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN) recently with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) board ...

Zimbabwe elephants and injured wildlife receive second chance

Azzedine Downes Feb 9 2017 Visiting the Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN) recently with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) board ...

New DiCaprio film underscores critical need for tenBoma in Africa

Faye Cuevas, Esq. Thu, 11/03/2016 Only days after International Fund for Animal Welfare Honorary Board member Leonardo DiCaprio’s B...

PREMIERE TOMORROW: Honorary Board’s DiCaprio investigates climate change in Before the Flood

Sat, 10/29/2016

United States Secretary of State John Kerry does not mince words when he lauds International Fund for Animal Welfare Honorary Board Member Leonardo DiCaprio as a “galvanizing force to protect our planet" in Time magazine’s 2016 edition of the “100 Most Influential People.”

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Investigation stresses need to pass Oregon ballot initiative

Mark Hofberg Wed, 10/19/2016 A new investigation is shedding light onto the wildlife product market in Oregon and underscores the urgency...

Cape Cod manatee heads south

Kate Moore Mon, 10/17/2016 We are happy to say that Washburn, the wayward, pregnant manatee we rescued last month, is one step closer to ...

Clone of How an IFAW project has reinvented a struggling African community

Azzedine Downes Thu, 10/06/2016 In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: Ho...

Have-a-go heroes: the women saving elephants in their free time

With one elephant killed every 25 minutes, the poaching crisis continues. But with the commitment and activism of a growing global network – dominated by women – laws and attitudes around the world are changing

If dedication and hard work were all it took, Maria Mossman would have saved every last elephant by now. Despite having two children, aged five and seven, and a part-time job for a large corporation, she also spends 35 to 40 hours a week as an unpaid activist. It was even more time when the children were younger. “I used to come home from work at about 4pm and then sit on my computer, networking with other groups and activists until two o’clock in the morning,” she recalls.

Mossman, 41, got heavily involved in elephant activism in 2013. As well as founding Action for Elephants UK (AFEUK), she’s one of the key organisers of the global elephant and rhino marches. “It’s really hard work,” she says. “Really stressful. Just before the marches you say: ‘We’re not going to do this again.’ And as soon as one is over you start planning the next one.”

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The poaching lit a fire in me. The barbarism of the act was so horrifying

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Campaigners have also been targeting other materials from endangered species – rhino horn, tortoiseshell and leopard fur

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One ton of elephant ivory to be destroyed in Central Park

Publication Date:  Jul 12 2017 WHAT:      The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy more than one ton of illegal ivory confisca...
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Innovative ivory fingerprinting kit arrives in France

David Cowdrey Jul 10 2017 Two of IFAW’s new ivory fingerprinting printing kits, which were developed in the UK by the Metropolitan ...
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Namibia: U.S.$740 Reward for Reporting Poaching

[Namibian] Anti-poaching organisation 'Help our Rhinos NOW Namibia' (HoRN.NAM) has called on the public in the Kunene region and across the country to report wildlife crimes.
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Uganda: Residents Reject UWA Proposal to Turn Area Into Game Reserve

[Monitor] Agago -Following several years of destruction of crops in Kaket Parish in Lapono Sub-county, Agago District, by elephants straying from Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) officials now want the area be turned into a ...
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Boris Johnson backs ‘all-out ban’ on ivory sales

Foreign secretary confirms government’s pledge, despite absence from manifesto

A total ban on ivory sales in the UK could still be introduced by the British government, foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said, signalling a possible U-turn that has been welcomed by conservationists.

In their 2015 manifesto the Conservatives promised to “press for a total ban on ivory sales”. But the pledge was quietly taken out of this year’s Tory manifesto, sparking anger among conservation organisations, which say that by allowing the trade to continue, the UK is fuelling elephant poaching.

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Cameroon: ‘Maalle’ – Wanted for Elephant Poaching!

[Cameroon Tribune] The educative film by Ashu Egbe focuses on societal ills and their impact on the community.
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Elephant calf reunited with wild herd in India

Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary Jul 10 2017 A displaced female elephant calf was rescued near the A displac read more
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South Africa: Two Suspected Rhino Poachers Killed in Shootout

[News24Wire] Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife field rangers shot and killed two suspected rhino poachers after a gunfight at the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi game park in the early hours of Sunday morning.
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South Africa: KZN Police Arrest Three Suspected Rhino Poachers

[News24Wire] Three suspected rhino poachers will appear in the Hluhluwe Magistrate's Court on Monday, after being caught by police carrying a high calibre hunting rifle, a silencer, ammunition and an axe.
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South Africa: Serial Rhino Poaching Brothers Back in Court

[News24Wire] Two brothers accused of rhino poaching, Deon and Niklaas van Deventer, and Onward Muchangowa - a Zimbabwean national - are expected back in the Makhado Magistrate's Court on Monday.
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Largest online retailer in Japan bans ivory sales

Tania McCrea-Steele Jul 7 2017 Rakuten, the largest online retailer in Japan, has banned ivory sales on its platform. read more
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