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Fred O'Regan

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Stopping Criminals From 'Making a Killing' on Illegal Ivory Trade

(2) Comments | Posted June 5, 2012 | 10:43 AM

While the ivory wars of the 1980s more than halved the African elephant population in a short decade, we're seeing a resurgence of poaching today that is proving bloodier than ever. Aided by the convenience of modern technology, transport and commerce, illicit trade in ivory to feed the escalating demand...

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Saving Whales: Now There's an App for That

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2012 | 3:40 PM

The endangered North Atlantic Right Whale swims through a sea of troubles. Each spring, the last 400 of these ancient creatures swim through my backyard just off of Cape Cod. Early settlers to these shores claimed these whales were so plentiful you could walk across the water on...

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Within the Animal Welfare Movement, Reasons for Hope

(8) Comments | Posted December 23, 2011 | 4:00 PM

As with many people, I find the end of the year a time of reflection. It's a good time to look back over the year, remember the goals and vision that give the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) a sense of purpose and see what progress we...

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The Future of Animal Welfare Depends on Keeping Our Kids' Eyes Wide Open

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2011 | 11:12 AM

A few things we know about kids: They say the darndest things. They're smarter than we give them credit for. They are the future. They can, and will, make a difference.

Okay, so these adages are well-worn or possibly even trite. However, they resonate with me today as we launch...

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On the Front Line in Africa to Save the Elephant

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2011 | 4:01 PM

With dust in my mouth earlier this morning, I could only marvel at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) team here in Tsavo working with the staff from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) as we take part in the first elephant collaring exercise since 1972.

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The United States Needs to Halt the Import of African Lion Trophies Now

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2011 | 12:34 PM

For many of us, thoughts of the African savanna are incomplete without the image of a lion. The fabled 'king of the jungle' is a part of the very fabric of Africa imagined by those of us living far from the home of these magnificent beasts.

It is inconceivable for...

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