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The recently confirmed CITES ban in commercial trade of products made from the b
4 October 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
The CITES Conference of the Parties has had a number of high-profile successes for animals—defeating bad proposals in Read more »
4 October 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
India's wild tiger numbers are very encouraging. There are 2,226 tigers there, amounting to 70 percent of the world Read more »
African grey parrots got a resounding win at CITES yesterday, while elephants an
3 October 2016 Azzedine Downes
After a planned two-day hiatus, the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Read more »
Deploying to Jamaica to help in advance of Hurricane Matthew
3 October 2016 Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare is in Jamaica today, bracing for Hurricane Matthew, which is expected to make Read more »
Dogs, cats rescued from Lebanon
30 September 2016 Jennifer Gardner
Life in Lebanon isn’t exactly easy at the moment. Inflicted with a political crisis, an economic crisis and a trash Read more »
29 September 2016 Jason Bell
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Read more »
This vote brings them all on equal footing for protection under CITES.
28 September 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
A round of applause rose up through the main chamber when the decision was announced. The Parties of CITES had weighed Read more »
Enacting strong, global regulations makes a real difference for these animals.
28 September 2016 Rikkert Reijnen
Shortly after eight species of pangolins were uplisted at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Read more »
Around the world, rabies kills. We can stop it.
28 September 2016 Kate Nattrass Atema
Rabies is one of the deadliest diseases on earth; nearly 100% of people who contract the disease die from it. At home in Read more »
4 March 2015
In part two of our video conversations with those brave individuals saving animals in the frontlines of the war in Eastern Watch Video »
4 March 2015
Elephants are famous for their special cognitive abilities. Their families, their memory, and their friendships. I’ve Watch Video »
27 February 2015
Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attention of the world. The United States Watch Video »
27 February 2015
Watch Pelusa’s amazing transformation back to health after tragedgy left her thin and sickly. Pelusa’s story Watch Video »
26 February 2015
The war in Eastern Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Cease-fires are Watch Video »
26 February 2015
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Watch Video »
4 March 2015
Two hog deer that strayed into fringe villages were rescued by locals in back-to-back days and released back to the wild in Watch Video »
3 March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
17 February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
China Crushes More Ivory in Beijing
29 May 2015
This morning, China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs (GAC) jointly crushed 662 kg confiscated ivory of all concluded cases since 2014 at Beijing Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. International Fund fo Read more »
New app promotes whale friendly tourism in Iceland
28 May 2015
A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland. The free ‘Whappy’ app, launched today in Reykjavik by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), contains information about whale friendly restaurants, which Read more »
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28 May 2015
This month marks the one year anniversary of the biggest Siberian tiger release in history. Four of the five Amur (aka Siberian) tigers released last year in the Russian Far East have adapted successfully to life in the wild. Newly released video cap Read more »
Tencent says No to online illegal wildlife trade
22 May 2015
Tencent, a leading provider of Internet services in China, The Nature Conservancy (“TNC”), and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (“IFAW”) today launched a joint campaign - Tencent for the Planet - to combat the illegal Read more »
Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
22 May 2015
Seventy one officers from Interpol, wildlife law enforcement and CITES management authorities in nine African countries, including East and Central Africa, and the Horn of Africa have today completed a five-day training workshop building their capaci Read more »
IFAW Destroys 257 Ivory Items for World Biodiversity Day
22 May 2015
In celebration of the upcoming World Biodiversity Day on May 22nd, IFAW crushed 257 ivory items it had been given by individuals as part of an experimental initiative launched on February 6th called “Je Donne Mon Ivoire” (I am giving up m Read more »
IFAW statement on Texas hunter killing Black Rhino in Namibia
20 May 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) Jeff Flocken responds to the killing of a black rhino in Namibia by the winner of the 2014 Dallas Safari Club auction. “I am deeply saddened, disappointed and incredulous t Read more »
Scientists urged to make clear statement on Japan’s Antarctic whaling plans
19 May 2015
As the scientific committee of the conservation body for whales, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) begins its meeting in San Diego this week (May 19-June 3), it is being urged to follow the lead of an expert review panel and strongly reject Read more »
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whal
19 May 2015
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country. Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangere Read more »
Killing with Keystrokes 2.0: IFAW's investigation into the European online ivory
by rbartlett
Killing with Keystrokes 2.0: IFAW's investigation into the European online ivory trade surveyed websites in the UK, Franc Read more »
Song of the Whale research report, USA to Iceland, July, 2013
by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left Boston bound for Iceland at the beginning of July. The route skirted t Read more »
Tips for keeping your pets safe during disasters
by smoos
A brief checklist of things to do prior to a disaster to keep your pets safe.  Also available in Spanish. Read more »
2012 Stellwagen cruise report
by rbartlett
Cruise report for DTAG support and photogrammetry research conducted on humpback whales (Megaptera novaengliae) in and around Read more »
by rbartlett
Whales Need Sanctuary! The 2012 annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission to be held July 2 to 6 in Panama will Read more »
Research on Attitudes toward Commercial Whaling
by rbartlett
Americans Love Whales From sea to shining sea and across the political spectrum, the American people want their political lea Read more »
by adintino
The Song of the Whale, IFAW’s research vessel, is designed to carry out noninvasive research to inform conservation, us Read more »
Economics of Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - 2011 update
by kradziszewska
 Rather than providing any economic benefit, Canada’s commercial seal slaughter arguably represents a drain on the Read more »
Lily enjoys the IFAW-funded pool at Nevada-based Safe Haven Rescue Zoo, a sanctu
19 October 2016 by Meredith Whitney
Supporting an animal sanctuary—by visiting, donating, or simply sharing a post on social media to promote some Read more »
A duiker baby was admitted to the Tsavo Trust orphan animal project last month ©
18 October 2016 by Gail A’Brunzo
Caracal cats Mavric and Goose were so tiny they still had their umbilical cords attached. A baby duiker, named Anthea, Read more »
18 October 2016 by Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Read more »
A vet’s perspective on helping Lebanon dogs, cats
18 October 2016 by Jennifer Gardner
The following is a guest blog from Dr. David Chico, the veterinarian who travelled to Lebanon with an International Fund Read more »
This IWC meeting is the first time the full international commission has met sin
17 October 2016 by Sharon Livermore
Next week, governments from around the world will meet in Portorož, Slovenia, for the 66th meeting of the International Read more »
17 October 2016 by Katie Moore
We are happy to say that Washburn, the wayward, pregnant manatee we rescued last month, is one step closer to returning to Read more »
17 October 2016 by Katie Moore
We are happy to say that Washburn, the wayward, pregnant manatee we rescued last month, is one step closer to returning to Read more »
Should I support this sanctuary?
17 October 2016 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 Read more »
Many threats face marine life off Kangaroo Island
14 October 2016 by Rebekka Thompson-Jones
Rebecca Keeble, Senior Campaigns & Policy Officer, IFAW Oceania, submitted this blog. This week saw a great win for 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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