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No Cheers for Trophy Hunting

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 09.01.2014 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

In this modern day and age, saying that we have to kill something in order to save it is just no longer acceptable. There are ways to help communities in Africa living among (and, sometimes in conflict with) wildlife, that does not necessitate killing the animals.

Killing for Conservation?

Kristin Bauer | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green
Kristin Bauer

I've been sitting here watching the debate on if it is logical, humane or in any way helpful for Corey Knowlton of the Dallas Safari Club to have paid $350,000.00 to get to kill one of the last rhinos on Earth... for conservation. Yes, FOR conservation. I find this very surreal.

Melissa Bachman's Sport Killing of a Lion Sends the Wrong Message

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

With as few as 32,000 lions remaining in the wild, the once ubiquitous animals are rapidly disappearing from the African landscape.

Taking a Stand to Crush Elephant Poaching

Carter Roberts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Carter Roberts

Why the renewed concern, when elephants have been killed for their ivory for centuries? It's both because elephants are very near to being at the end of their rope and because nowadays, poaching is a far cry from being a poor man's means of feeding his family.

Seal Caught In Buoy Line Gets A Helping Hand

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.23.2013 | Good News

We can't all be rescuing adorable sea creatures from fishing traps on the daily, but it warms our hearts to know that there are people out there who c...

Banding Together to Ban Trophy Hunting and Protect African Lion Livelihood

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

Needless killing of endangered species for trophies is inherently unsustainable, economically short-sighted, ecologically unsound, and morally wrong. The sooner it ends for lions and other imperiled animals, the better.

Kathleen Miles

Massive Online Puppy Mill Industry Exposed

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.27.2012 | Los Angeles

Hundreds of thousands of puppies that are raised in puppy mill conditions are advertised online each day, according to a report released by the nonpro...

Slowly But Surely, African Lions Roaming Closer to ESA Protection

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

Recently, African lions took one step closer to receiving much-needed protections from trophy hunters still eager to kill them despite their dwindling numbers. Of even greater importance is the fact that this announcement opens the door for everyone who loves big cats to take action.

WATCH: International Ivory Crackdown Nets Over 200 Arrests

Posted 07.26.2012 | Green

Thanks to Operation WORTHY, the illegal ivory trade was dealt a serious blow. In a campaign that spanned three months and 14 African countries, INTERP...

Tragic Losses in the Heart of Darkness

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

Because the world's most imperiled species are sometimes found in the world's most dangerous places, the combustible mix of focused altruism and local desperation can collide and result in horrific tragedy.

A Horned Little 60-Pound Bundle of Hope for Rhinos in Sumatra

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

The birth of this baby Sumatran rhino is hopefully just the first of more to come -- injecting new genes, new life, and new hope into a species that many feared might never see another calf born again.

Saving Whales: Now There's an App for That

Fred O'Regan | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Fred O'Regan

In recent years, human threats to endangered right whales have increased, and given their fragile population status, the loss of even one of these marine mammals can have a massive impact on the fate of the species.

Within the Animal Welfare Movement, Reasons for Hope

Fred O'Regan | Posted 02.22.2012 | Green
Fred O'Regan

We know we can do better in terms of our treatment of animals. This year, there were some significant victories that give us reason to believe the change we are working for can happen.

A Much-Needed Win for the Polar Bears

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

Thanks to a farsighted decision by a US federal judge, polar bears will continue to have protections from unnecessary killing by trophy-hungry American hunters.

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

Fred O'Regan | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green
Fred O'Regan

If we don't make sure that today's young people enter adulthood with their eyes wide open to the importance of protecting our living planet, then we are all -- elephants, animals, ecosystems, people -- in deep trouble.

On the Front Line in Africa to Save the Elephant

Fred O'Regan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Fred O'Regan

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 th...

Killing the King of the Jungle for Fun

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

Americans kill hundreds of African lions each year. They don't do it for protection or for food or as a cultural tradition passed down from generatio...

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

Fred O'Regan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Fred O'Regan

The US could become a leader in protecting wild lions, rather than one of the major contributors to the disappearance of wild lions from Africa.

"Sealing" the Deal: Canada's Legacy of Government Subsidized Cruelty Continues

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

Just when environmentalists were beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel, Canada's Fisheries Minister announced that restrictions on exporting seal meat to China had been lifted.

Unnatural Disasters

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

In the aftermath of floods, earthquakes, weather-related oil spills and other catastrophes, animals are often left to fend for themselves, resulting in extreme suffering or death.

Tails For Whales

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Diamond

IFAW has spent decades seeking innovative solutions to whale problems such as entanglement, ship strikes, and whaling. Tails for Whales is just one of their innovative, peaceful solutions.

Leonardo DiCaprio: Actor And Animal Advocate

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

On October 4, 2009, International Fund for Animal Welfare and Leonardo announced a program that will protect animals and their habitats around around the globe.

The Gifts that Keep on Giving

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Diamond

A recent Animalfair.com readership study found that 84% of pet parents will give their furry pals gifts this holiday season. Here are a few different ways you can give gifts that make a difference!

Malawi Elephants Face Firing Squad, Must Be Moved (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From the IFAW: The International Fund for Animal Welfare's South African office director Jason Bell-Leask discusses why your support is so critical to...