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In May 2006, Hong Kong Customs foiled another attempt to smuggle ivory into main
30 October 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
The recent confiscation of 3.8 tonnes of elephant ivory tusks in Hong Kong reminds me of another ivory seizure also made by Read more »
IFAW acting CEO Azzedine Downes & the Chairman of Maasai Community Group Ranch t
30 October 2012 Steve Njumbi
Amboseli is world famous for many reasons; its elephants, popularised through movies and research by Dr. Cynthia Moss, who Read more »
Ivory seizures from Kenya: Festering Sore in Wildlife Haven
26 October 2012 James Isiche
Barely three months have gone since the last ivory seizure and now we have another large one in Asia that is implicating Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Hope and sustenance to thousands of animals in Pakistan
26 October 2012 Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) continues to support relief efforts in Pakistan as monsoon flooding Read more »
One of the younger volunteers at the spay and neuter clinic in Cozumel.
25 October 2012 Erika Flores
The International Fund for Animal Welfare works closely with communities to understand their needs and develop tailored Read more »
Kids look on as the Jungle Theatre Co. performs “A Dogs Life”.
24 October 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
In Northern Sotho, the word Bosasa means “the future” and in this instance, it also happens to be the name of a Read more »
The author talking with Dubai's TV ONE about the crisis facing the world's shark
23 October 2012 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Recently, I participated in the Shark Conservation in Arabia Workshop in Dubai, held in collaboration with the UAE Ministry Read more »
Recently, representatives from INTERPOL and other major NGOs joined together in
23 October 2012 Kelvin Alie
Representatives from Washington D.C.-based non-governmental organizations gathered at the International Fund for Animal Read more »
Animal Action Week winners with Queen guitarist Brian May, IFAW UK Director Robb
23 October 2012 Robbie Marsland
There is always a certain amount of stress and pressure as the International Fund for Animal Welfare UK office finalises Read more »
5 January 2017
In July, after an orphan gorilla was rescued from an armed group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and brought to Watch Video »
30 December 2016
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Watch Video »
23 December 2016
The camera traps that capture video of the Amur tigers in the Russian Far East often pick up a whole host of species. The Watch Video »
23 November 2016
Recently, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India collaborated with the Similipal Tiger Watch Video »
3 November 2016
Only days after International Fund for Animal Welfare Honorary Board member Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood Watch Video »
31 October 2016
Gung Dewi is the sweetest girl. She’s shy, and soft-spoken, and has a heart of gold. There are a few interesting Watch Video »
28 October 2016
Matt Collis, IFAW International Whaling Commission Team Leader, summarizes what proved to be a busy but positive week for Watch Video »
29 October 2016
United States Secretary of State John Kerry does not mince words when he lauds International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
27 October 2016
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Watch Video »
IFAW’s Response to the Closure of Ringling Bros.’ Animal Acts
17 January 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 15, 2017)—On Saturday night Feld Entertainment announced that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will close permanently in May. The traveling circus, which has operated for over a century, has long reli Read more »
IFAW Statement in Memory of Tilikum
6 January 2017
“It is always sad to hear of the death of a magnificent creature like Tilikum. At IFAW, we are hopeful that his tragic story will bring attention to the need to protect marine mammals in the wild. Through the Internet, books, photos, film and T Read more »
IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017
30 December 2016
After decades of advocating by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for shutting down domestic ivory markets, today the Chinese Government delivered on their pledge to close domestic ivory markets in 2017. “This is a tremendous vict Read more »
After meeting with IFAW, Russian Minister advocates for greater animal protectio
28 December 2016
(Moscow, Russia) - On December 27, at the Vladimir Putin-chaired State Council meeting on environmental development in the Russian Federation, several high ranking officials supported International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) positions on the issu Read more »
Exxon urged to abandon actions which threaten last  critically endangered whales
23 December 2016
Results of independent monitoring confirm violations by Exxon in its transportation of cargo off Sakhalin Island, Russia   Animal welfare and conservation groups are calling on oil giant Exxon to halt operations which threaten the last  wes Read more »
2016: Another Fatal Year for Elephants
22 December 2016
Elephants continued to be slaughtered for their ivory this year. With today’s announcement of two tons of ivory in Kenya, more than 20 tons of illegal ivory, plus 949 elephant tusks and more than 3,000 pieces were reportedly seized in 2016, wit Read more »
Pamela Anderson and IFAW meet with Kremlin officials to discuss animal welfare a
15 December 2016
Actress and conservationist Pamela Anderson is joining IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia this week to promote conservation of Russian wildlife. Discussion items include marine mammals and orca trade, rehabi Read more »
IFAW’s new report advocates measuring happiness and wellbeing, not just economic
14 December 2016
A nation’s prosperity should not be measured by economic activity alone, but rather by a more expansive measure assessing economic, social and environmental wellbeing, according to a new report from IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare). Read more »
Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 millio
17 November 2016
Today at the Hanoi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade the UK Government has committed to spend an additional £13 million to help tackle all aspects of the illegal wildlife trade, doubling the UK’s current investment. The announcemen Read more »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
Should I support this sanctuary?
by rbartlett
All of us have been grabbed at one time or another by a heart-wrenching story that tempts us to open our wallets to help a pa Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Committee II Summary Table: Comments and Recommendations
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
François Hollande commits France to the "urgent" fight against wildlife crime
12 December 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
In our fight to protect endangered species, there are certain days that allow us to measure how far we have come and show Read more »
Dramatic impacts of climate change on animals must be addressed
11 December 2013 by Paul Todd
With the recent United Nations Framework on Climate Change negotiations in Warsaw now concluded, it is important to Read more »
Collecting samples from a harpooned minke whale on the Japanese factory ship Nis
10 December 2013 by Patrick Ramage
The meeting is so large it’s only held every two years. The participants list is chock-full of heavyweights. The 20th Read more »
Ship Strike Rule Renewed:  A Win for Whales
10 December 2013 by adintino
Hours prior to the rule’s scheduled expiration, the Obama Administration’s announcement today of its decision to Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) in cooperation w
10 December 2013 by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) in cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture and Land Read more »
IFAW Applauds China for Banning Wild Animals from Official Dinner Tables
9 December 2013 by adintino
The Chinese Government yesterday issued a ban ruling out serving dishes containing shark fins, bird nests and other wild Read more »
Japanese fleet heads to Antarctica to harpoon whales – despite pending World Cou
7 December 2013 by rthompson@ifaw.org
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales – despite a Read more »
5 posts you may have missed, a weekly animal welfare briefing
6 December 2013 by J.C. Bouvier
Another active week here at headquarters gathering, distilling and publishing news about IFAW team efforts for animals from Read more »
Nelson Mandela – 1918-1913
6 December 2013 by Azzedine Downes
Nelson Mandela, first president of a free and democratic South Africa, and the true embodiment of nobility, compassion, Read more »

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Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals  read more.

Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching  –  read more.

IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review: Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch –  read more.

Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions: The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered  –  read more.

Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue: The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant  –  read more.

 

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