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IFAW’s work around the globe on International Tiger Day

Jul 29 2017

Tiger populations around the world face a number of increasing challenges in the struggle for their place in the wild. Human encroachment into habitat. Poaching. Hunting. Private ownership.

These are a few of the mounting obstacles threatening tigers, both wild and captive.

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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 ...

South Africa: Rhino Poacher Jailed for 20 Years

[SAPS] On 7 September 2017, 30-year-old Mapoyisa Mahlauli was sentenced to an effective 20 years imprisonment after he was found guilty in the Skukuza Regional court for various rhino-poaching related crimes.
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Africa: How Ivory Fell Into the Hands of Organized Criminal Syndicates

[IPS] Cambridge -"Ivory is like a drug and you have to be careful with it. If you are serious and desire it, you can get all you want, but you have to be patient and act very carefully," a Cameroonian man selling ivory items from a network of shops acr...
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Zimbabwe: Poachers Poison Jumbos

[The Herald] Two elephants were killed by suspected poachers using cyanide in the Liasha area of Hwange, the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority of Zimbabwe has said. About 260 kilogrammes of cyanide has since been recovered in a bushy area, while ...
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Namibia: N$866 000 Raised for Anti-Poaching Drive

[Namibian] THE Hunters United Against Poaching Trust last Thursday hosted a gala dinner and fund raising auction during which N$866 000 was raised for use in anti-poaching activities.
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Namibia: NGOs Cry Foul Over Licensing to Kill Desert Elephants

[Namibian] TWO non-governmental organisations have accused government of indiscriminately issuing licences for desert elephants to be shot.
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IFAW collaborates on new scientific report about sharks, rays and chimaeras

Dr. Akram Darwich Sep 7 2017 read more
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Kasungu National Park’s wildlife is recovering after 25 years of poaching

Deanne Gibbs Sep 6 2017 The increase in scale and nature of the illegal wildlife trade combined with Malawi’s previously undeveloped...
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Kasungu National Park’s wildlife is recovering after 25 years of poaching

Deanne Gibbs Sep 6 2017 The increase in scale and nature of the illegal wildlife trade combined with Malawi’s previously undeveloped...
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Africa: Wildlife Crime – Why Diverse Data Will Drive Better Responses

[ISS] Since 2006, Southern Africa has been facing an increasing poaching crisis. The securitisation of national parks and private reserves has become a multi-million-rand industry. The cost to secure South Africa's Kruger National Park alone, for insta...
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Angola: IDF Preserves Rare Species of Fauna and Flora

[ANGOP] Matala -Animals such as black buffalo, elephant, leopard and wild boar are some of the rare species of fauna considered privileged and cataloged by the Forest Development Institute (IDF), in the Bicuar National Park, southern Huíla province, preventing them from being extinguished.
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Zimbabwe: Poacher Zimparks Employee Shot

[The Herald] A Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) employee was shot and injured while allegedly poaching for elephant tusks at Mana Pools National Park.
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Elephants needing a room: hawkmoths on the march for a pupal pad

A herd of elephant hawkmoth caterpillars is trooping across my garden to pupate

Caterpillars are on the march. In the past week I’ve found several elephant hawkmoth caterpillars trooping across my garden. These are arguably the most subtly beautiful of the charismatic hawkmoth grubs. They are deep brown and charcoal grey with four arresting “eyes” of black, brown and silver – part of an armoury of deterrents against voracious birds, which includes the sudden switching into “snake” mode when disturbed, to discombobulate predators.

The adult moth takes its name from the caterpillar’s trunk-like snout, although its bewitching pink hued wings are also the colour of a cartoon elephant.

Related: Exotic migrant moths invade Britain under cover of darkness

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