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Combating wildlife trafficking in Egypt
In cooperation with the Franz Weber Foundation and the CITES Management Authority of Egypt, the International Fund for Read more »
3rd March 2016 Azzedine Downes
On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world Read more »
Batoka’s return to the boma shows that even though the orphans are growing up ou
2nd March 2016 Lisa Olivier
Just after sharing the news that Batoka (7yrs, 10mos) separated from two of the other release-phase orphans, Chodoba (10yrs Read more »
ee of the dolphins rescued in Wellfleet were cleared for release.
2nd March 2016 Brian Sharp
The IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team (originally the Cape Cod Stranding Network) has provided marine mammal Read more »
Conserving endangered species of sharks at international convention
1st March 2016 Dr. Akram Darwich
Recently, at the 2nd meeting of the signatories (MOS2) to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) - Sharks Memorandum of Read more »
The author with recruits Archie and Billy.
29th February 2016 Josey Sharrad
Koalas are elusive creatures and difficult to detect with the human eye as they spend much of their lives asleep high up in Read more »
This decision is a great victory in the fight against wildlife crime
26th February 2016 Satyen Sinha
The European Commission and Dutch Presidency of the European Union today launched an intergovernmental European Action Plan Read more »
Kristjan Loftsson, the controversial Icelandic fisheries magnate, has killed fin
25th February 2016 Patrick Ramage
As I prepare to bed down for the night in Tokyo, encouraging word comes rushing round the ocean planet: Mr Kristjan Loftsson Read more »
© PRPO “Center Tiger” The young female tiger cub who had been admitted to PRPO “Tiger Center” Read more »
23rd May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
20th May 2013
It is 8 am. The temperature is already near 40°C on this part of the planet, which has now been identified as a high- Watch Video »
10th May 2013
WARNING: the video above may be disturbing to some viewers. This week’s video of the horrific attack of a small Watch Video »
8th April 2013
In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury Watch Video »
4th April 2013
This brief video above from Euronews describes the scene at the Paris Natural History Museum. If there’s any doubt Watch Video »
1st April 2013
Toma, seen taking her first steps in the video above, is one of six orphaned bear cubs recently rescued in Russia and Watch Video »
28th March 2013
Last November, villagers from Anini, a small and remote town in Northeast India, spotted four tiger cubs moving around their Watch Video »
18th March 2013
I was completely shocked to hear that 86 elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory Watch Video »
  A video update from Geneva, Switzerland on Canada's WTO challenge to the EU seal import ban by IFAW's EU Watch Video »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15th May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. Read more »
Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservati
29th April 2014
An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration’s proposed new rules to halt domestic ivory sales.  Signatories on the letter include high-profile individuals, including Leo Read more »
IFAW Condemns Demand to Reopen Whitecoat Hunt
25th April 2014
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted. According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Sole Read more »
Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict
23rd April 2014
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife mana Read more »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14th April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never com Read more »
Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen
11th April 2014
Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually rei Read more »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9th April 2014
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes. “The Belgian government is putting wildlife traffickers on Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph
9th April 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (I Read more »
Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty
8th April 2014
The South African Government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented international efforts to crack down on illicit trade and poaching of wildlife such as rhinoceroses, IFAW said today. Jason Bel 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 »
CITES Pangolin Fact Sheet
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Southern White Rhino - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
World of Animals Issue 25
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
4th May 2016 by Mila Danilova
Now that the bear cubs have made the transition from bottle feeding to eating from a bowl and the temperatures are milder Read more »
Hawaii was likely the biggest remaining market in the US ivory trade, and passag
4th May 2016 by Peter LaFontaine
The Hawaii legislature has just passed a bill to restrict sales of ivory and other wildlife products from imperiled species Read more »
3rd May 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Bearing witness to the destruction of 105 tonnes of elephant ivory in Kenya this past weekend was a moving experience. The Read more »
France can set an example with a near total ban on domestic trade of ivory.
2nd May 2016 by Mia Crnojevic
The weekend of 1 May 2016 will go down in history as an important moment in the fight to save the remaining elephants on Read more »
Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France
2nd May 2016 by slajoie
The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the Read more »
SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
2nd May 2016 by slajoie
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is Read more »
World of Animals Issue 24
2nd May 2016 by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 24 Read more »
Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya
30th April 2016 by adintino
Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes Read more »
Animal Action Education award winners honoured at Darwin Museum in Moscow
29th April 2016 by Elena Zharkova
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) recently unveiled an Animal Action Education (AAE) exhibition of Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  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.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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