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The United States and China to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissio
14th November 2014 Peter LaFontaine
It’s a little early for the holidays, but President Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, gave the planet a Read more »
In Sydney, Australia the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (I
14th November 2014 Jason Bell
Conferences, conferences, conferences; what difference do they make for animals, one might ask, and rightly so.  Read more »
IFAW reports on dire impact of CITES specimens online trade to Russian minister.
13th November 2014 Anna Filippova
Recently IFAW was invited to make a report at a meeting with Sergey Efimovich Donskoy, the Minister for Natural Resources Read more »
12th November 2014 Peter Pueschel
A week ago the IFAW team had arrived for Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito, Ecuador. Now the 11th Conference of Read more »
Underdog Stompie Wins Cape Town family’s hearts.
10th November 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Many movies and television programs portray stories about people and animals who, against all odds, rise above their Read more »
IFAW’s work with Chinese companies to ban wildlife online trade pays off.
10th November 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
For years, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been at the forefront of fighting the blight of wildlife Read more »
7th November 2014 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Today some groundbreaking decisions have been taken for the survival of sharks and manta rays throughout the globe at the Read more »
Safari companies rally to fight Ebola fear mongering
7th November 2014 Steve Njumbi
In the wake of the Ebola epidemic causing wildlife tourism bookings to drop precipitously in countries as far away from the Read more »
The countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Read more »
4th July 2012
It was good to see day three start off with continuing good discussions on the welfare of whales.  This included a Watch Video »
In this brief video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, an overview of the week's work along with Watch Video »
3rd July 2012
If you are quiet here, you can hear only the wind and birdsongs; no cars, no people, no trains, no planes. But such feeling Watch Video »
3rd July 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Whale Program Director, Patrick Ramage, gives a brief summary of the South Watch Video »
2nd July 2012
As I and other members of Team IFAW and government delegates from dozens of member countries migrate to Panama City, Panama Watch Video »
29th June 2012
About 30 customs officials, border police and wildlife law enforcement agents from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Watch Video »
26th June 2012
This video captures some of the tourists who were approached during the “Meet Us Don’t Eat Us” campaign Watch Video »
15th June 2012
In some ways, elephants are no different than you and me. They recognize themselves as individuals and as close-knit family Watch Video »
Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards
21st October 2013
Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org). IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baron Read more »
Letters of Love from Around the World  for Lily and her Doggy Friends
18th October 2013
 ”Lily” quilts, made from thousands of letters of love and support for an abused dog, were today handed over to the Cape Town animal welfare project that saved her. Two years ago animal lovers were shocked by the news that a dog had Read more »
Uganda Seizes Two Tonnes of Ivory
18th October 2013
Uganda has seized two tonnes (4,600lb) of elephant ivory, bringing to six tonnes the amount of ivory confiscated and linked to the east African country in just over a week. Reports today say the ivory was intercepted by Uganda officials en route to M Read more »
IFAW-WTI animal rescue teams reach cyclone-stricken area in India
15th October 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) have dispatched a rescue team to provide emergency relief to animals affected by the super cyclone Phailin that saw the largest evacuation drive in the country. With n Read more »
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10th October 2013
It has been a bloody few weeks for elephants, following the seizure of nearly seven tons of ivory since the end of September in Kenya, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Today, Kenya officials said they had yesterday made a second bust of two tons of ivory in un Read more »
EU Parliament votes to protect marine life from excessive underwater noise
9th October 2013
Conservationists welcome today's vote in the European Parliament to make underwater sonar oil exploration subject to Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), as a significant step to reduce marine noise pollution. Reviewing legislation for EIAs (2 Read more »
American voters support nationwide ban of big cat private ownership
7th October 2013
In the wake of yet another mauling at a private roadside zoo, dangerous incidents involving big cats continue to rise across the United States.  The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (H.R. 1998/S.1381), a Congressional bill initiated by Read more »
New global education program, Cats, Dogs and Us,  brings compassion into the cla
4th October 2013
Cats and dogs are two of the world’s most universal species, living side by side with people in hundreds of millions of homes and communities in every human society on this planet. Yet, on every continent and in every culture, dogs and cats con Read more »
Ivory Seizure in Hong Kong
3rd October 2013
Hong Kong has seized 189 ivory tusks, weighing 769 kgs, officials there have announced. The ivory was shipped from Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, in containers declared as holding “soya” said local officials and was part of an Read more »
Protecting the Last Wild Tigers
If current trends persist – in poaching, loss of tiger habitat and prey species and demand for tiger parts – tige Read more »
Protecting the Western Gray Whales’ Fragile Habitat
The future of the Western Gray whale hangs in the balance, with fewer than 30 breeding-age females left in the world’s Read more »
Protecting the Sea’s Most Majestic Animal
At IFAW, we want to see a world where whales live free from human threats, with their future safeguarded for generations to c Read more »
Looking Out for Whalesharks after environmental disaster
Whale sharks do most of their feeding on the surface of the ocean, which means oil spills like the BP Gulf of Mexico disaster Read more »
Stopping Illegal Wildlife Trade
IFAW is working with governments, customs officers, and rangers on ground to protect wildlife from illegal trade. We have tra Read more »
Wildlife Interaction Plan
The Wildlife Interaction Plan enables municipalities to develop and implement practical community-based approaches for foster Read more »
Animals in the Community Education
This action encourages municipalities to work in partnership with schools, state agencies, and other community organizations Read more »
Companion Animal Management Plan
A Companion Animal Management Plan is a tool for Municipalities to establish humane, efficient, and effective solutions to co Read more »
29th December 2014 by Michael Booth
It was the fall of 2003, and I had a once-in-a-lifetime epiphany. I had just completed my undergrad in film and Read more »
26th December 2014 by Azzedine Downes
Please donate now to help animals in 2015. The year 2014 is shaping up to be a memorable one thanks to you. I point to the Read more »
A boy named Emmanuel holding his dog amid the debris from a devastating tsunami
26th December 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
It’s Boxing Day in many parts of the world – a day to relax and spend time with friends, family and neighbors. Read more »
Spotlight Germany: Could Mrs. Larya afford the care needed to help her dog, Peps
23rd December 2014 by Dörte von der Reith
Shortly before Christmas an especially dramatic case came to IFAW’s vet clinic, which is located at “Tiertafel Read more »
22nd December 2014 by Neil Greenwood
Penguins regularly crop up on the “most popular” bird lists. Their cute waddling gait, their curiosity, and Read more »
22nd December 2014 by Corrie Rabbe
The holiday season is a busy time for a lot of households, and the mix of festivities, kids and dogs can be stressful Read more »
On the 9th of December, 2014 a number of falcons were seized.
19th December 2014 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
In August, the IFAW Middle East and North Africa office organized a prevention of wildlife trafficking workshop in Read more »
17th December 2014 by Marcelle van Zyl
Watch this video (above) of the staff at IFAW’s Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Cape Town, South Africa. As we swiftly Read more »
Warming temperatures have already devastated thousands of species, including wal
16th December 2014 by Peter LaFontaine
Normally, you hate to hear people describe their disaster prevention plans as “modest,” “shaky,” or Read more »

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Isabel McCrea, IFAW’s regional director in The Guardian: "Welcomed Hunt’s “bold” ban on canned hunting trophies." –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

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