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A woman holds an ivory carving being sold at a market in Brussels, Belgium. This
13 July 2017 Tania McCrea-Steele
This week eBay spoke up for the plight of elephants by encouraging the European Union to adopt a complete ban of all ivory Read more »
Samson Leposo receives a gift from KWS Director General Kitili Mbathi, the chief
13 July 2017 Jacqueline Nyagah
In 2014, IFAW embarked on an ambitious project to pay for the education of 60 students from the Olgulului/Olalarashi Group Read more »
CLAW Veterinary Nurse Angela Voyiatzakis provides comfort to a poisoned patient.
11 July 2017 Christina Pretorius
This blog was written by Community Led Animal Welfare veterinarian Marike Calitz. --CP As the coldest days and nights of Read more »
Sarah Sharp, IFAW veterinarian, observes the minke whale in Stage Harbor.
11 July 2017 Brian Sharp
This blog was penned by Assistant Stranding Coordinator Kathryn Rose. --BS The young female minke whale that swam into Stage Read more »
A calf that had been found with no discernible congenital deformity or serious i
10 July 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
A displaced female elephant calf was rescued near the A displaced female elephant calf was rescued near the Pagladiya Read more »
Innovative ivory fingerprinting kit arrives in France
10 July 2017 David Cowdrey
Two of IFAW’s new ivory fingerprinting printing kits, which were developed in the UK by the Metropolitan Police and Read more »
Rakuten announces that it has banned ivory sales on its web sites.
7 July 2017 Tania McCrea-Steele
Rakuten, the largest online retailer in Japan, has banned ivory sales on its platform. The policy change, which went into Read more »
A hog deer swims through a flooded Kaziranga National Park in this file photo.
In anticipation of flood-related rescues this monsoon season, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the Wildlife Read more »
Volunteers hand signatures to Iceland's Minister of Fisheries.
6 July 2017 Sigursteinn Masson
Recently some Meet Us, Don’t Eat Us volunteers and I were waiting for Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries Read more »
19 February 2016
We were doing a survey in Guadalupana, a low-income neighborhood in Playa de Carmen, when we found a homeless mommy dog Watch Video »
11 February 2016
Since its establishment in 2001, IFAW’s Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC), located on the campus of Beijing Normal Watch Video »
9 February 2016
Sonic Sea Film Teaser from Imaginary Forces on Vimeo. Sonic Sea, the much-anticipated documentary film casting light on man Watch Video »
4 February 2016
My colleague Dr. Erika Flores saw her in the street in Playa del Carmen. It was a hot day, and she was very agitated. Watch Video »
3 February 2016
At famed Maasai Mara National Park, I met a foot soldier helping Kenya fight wildlife trafficking. Garvey doesn’t Watch Video »
29 January 2016
© PROO “Center Tiger”   The people from the village Barabash in the Leopard Land National Park found Watch Video »
29 January 2016
  © PROO “Center Tiger” The people from the village Barabash in the Leopard Land National Park found Watch Video »
13 January 2016
An orphaned female tiger cub found in the Russian Far East is currently being kept at the Center for Rehabilitation and Watch Video »
1 January 2016
We weren’t the only ones impressed with Zolushka’s big news this month. It seems the world has taken notice of Watch Video »
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 »
Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prose
15 November 2016
Boosting law enforcement skills of stakeholders is critical to detecting, managing and adjudicating over wildlife cases In spite of evidence showing wildlife crime is linked to other forms of serious offenses, most countries apply wildlife policies a Read more »
Where do elephants go?
2 November 2016
Two elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem have today been fitted with tracking collars. The collars transmit a satellite and radio signal using global positioning system (GPS) technology to map out the elephants’ migratory routes and identify how Read more »
A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat
27 October 2016
Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, today as a resolution was passed to ensure tighter scrutiny of Japan’s permitting process for its so-calle Read more »
Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extin
27 October 2016
Urgent conservation measures to try to save the world’s most threatened species of dolphin from extinction have been approved at the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia. The critically endangered vaq Read more »
25 October 2016
During day two of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, B Read more »
Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key
21 October 2016
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s so-called ‘scientifi Read more »
CITES Hits Control, Alt, Delete on Cybercrime
4 October 2016
Cybercriminals are the latest losers at the CoP17 of CITES following the Decision to ratify a commitment by all 183 Parties to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade. The Decision requires all Parties to take a raft of measures to ensure that cyberc Read more »
Sense of urgency in conserving wildlife trumps trade at CITES
4 October 2016
As the world’s biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa today, the general consensus was that conservation trumped commerce in many significant votes for animals. The Convention on International Trade in Endanger Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
by adintino
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
by rbartlett
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
Click to delete - ENDANGERED WILDLIFE FOR SALE IN NEW ZEALAND
by adintino
Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, dru Read more »
Click to delete - AUSTRALIAN WEBSITES SELLING ENDANGERED WILDLIFE
by adintino
Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, dru Read more »
cheetah cub rescued by the cheetah conservation fund associates in somaliland
1 August 2017 by Gail A’Brunzo
Two cheetah cubs in Somaliland have been recently rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. Both cubs were voluntarily Read more »
ranger in kasungu national park
30 July 2017 by Deanne Gibbs
World Ranger Day is an opportunity to sing the praises of the frontline defenders of our wild places. Men and women who lay Read more »
amur tiger release into wild
29 July 2017 by Gail A’Brunzo
Tiger populations around the world face a number of increasing challenges in the struggle for their place in the wild. Read more »
ifaw exhibit in nairobi national park
27 July 2017 by James Isiche
IFAW was among key guests invited to the official launch of the Wildlife Migratory Corridors and Dispersal Areas Report in Read more »
A white rhino in the bush in Kenya.
26 July 2017 by Dr. Joseph Okori
In late June, South African rhino breeder John Hume announced that he would be selling a portion of his rhino horn stockpile Read more »
Trade study sets new baseline for monitoring US elephant ivory market
26 July 2017 by adintino
A new trade study led by TRAFFIC, with support from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
An elephant roams Amboseli National Park.
25 July 2017 by Azzedine Downes
Biological diversity is what makes the world unique. As the sum of all living organisms, biodiversity is key to the Read more »
Maya, a border collie, was rescued from a dog shelter and is now fully trained a
21 July 2017 by Laure Boissat
Detecting and protecting wildlife is not an easy task, especially for rare animals that are well hidden in the forest such Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
21 July 2017 by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife Read more »

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