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Kara training teachers on the Floating Classroom curriculum.
1st December 2011 Amanda Mirran
“I think we will have to take one this down to the pier!”, shouted the teacher from Grand Fond Primary school. Read more »
The tuna auction at the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.
1st December 2011 Clare Sterling
I recently returned from my first visit to the chaotic and beautiful country of Japan. Along with Iceland and Norway, Japan Read more »
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
30th November 2011 Cynthia Milburn
Recently I attended a meeting of Buddhist leaders and practitioners from around the world in New Delhi to celebrate the 2, Read more »
Thai flood survivor, "Pigtail"
30th November 2011 Dr. Ian Robinson
International Fund for Animal Welfare veterinarian Kati Loeffler reports from flood-stricken Bangkok after her visit to IFAW Read more »
An orphaned tiger cub currently under IFAW care.
29th November 2011 Azzedine Downes
It seems hard to believe that a year has passed since the International Fund for Animal Welfare team was in Russia meeting Read more »
Our Man in Bergen – A report from the Convention on Migratory Species
28th November 2011 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
I just arrived in Bergen, a very nice, historic Hanseatic city in Norway. Unfortunately at this time of the year daylight Read more »
A single stranded dolphin in the IFAW MMRR rescue trailer.
28th November 2011 Jane Hoppe
Satellite follows movements of rescued dolphin on Cape Cod Overview: Based on historical and anecdotal data, it has been a Read more »
UNFCCC web page.
28th November 2011 Paul Todd
It is becoming increasingly evident that as climate change progresses, natural disasters will likely occur with increasing Read more »
Animal welfare can sometimes be an illusion
28th November 2011 Cynthia Milburn
An animal welfare act that does not protect animals from harm is worse than useless because it gives the illusion that Read more »
24th August 2016
Almost a year ago, September 7, 2015 to be exact, I was doing my monthly visit to one of the impoverished communities we Watch Video »
16th August 2016
In the middle of the Bay of Fundy, in the deep water of the Grand Manan Basin about 50 km southeast of Campobello Island, a Watch Video »
12th August 2016
This piece was co-authored by John Scanlon, Secretary General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Watch Video »
10th August 2016
Three of the eight rhino calves rescued from the floods in Kaziranga National Park last month were introduced yesterday Watch Video »
8th August 2016
One of the things that I enjoy after a long day of work is to get home and cuddle with my two cats. Yes, I am a cat lover! Watch Video »
4th August 2016
Rescuing any animal from an entanglement is a challenge, regardless of the species. Wary of our presence and unaware of our Watch Video »
3rd August 2016
This blog is the first in a series on the Participatory Learning and Action Program in Bali. Edo was just a few weeks old Watch Video »
8th July 2016
The cause of death of a North Atlantic right whale calf that had been floating in the water off Chatham’s shore near Watch Video »
6th July 2016
Peter Erwin/YouTube IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Response summer interns Kirsten Spray and Lianna Montgomery co- Watch Video »
100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in I
31st August 2016
A petition signed by tourists and locals pledging not to eat whale meat in Iceland and calling on the country’s government to end the cruel practice of whaling has beaten all previous records and now passed 100,000 signatures. It was started by Read more »
The IUCN, which has 89 member countries including the US, the UK and Japan itsel
31st August 2016
(London – 31 August 2016) – The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has voted overwhelmingly against Japan’s so-called scientific whaling in the Antarctic and the North Pacific. The IUCN, which has 89 member co Read more »
Motion to Protect Pangolins Passess IUCN World Conservation Congress
31st August 2016
The world’s most heavily trafficked mammal finds wave of support among world conservation leaders at IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest gathering of conservation leaders. IUCN has passed a motion outlining a path to bro Read more »
Discovery Channel premieres Huntwatch – the story behind Canada’s controversial
17th August 2016
Discovery Channel acquired worldwide television rights to the feature documentary Huntwatch narrated by actor Ryan Reynolds and produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The film, which follows the 50 year history of Canada’ Read more »
Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary
17th August 2016
Although her speech in Nairobi heralded a total  ivory trade ban in France, a more toned down version has just been published in the decree issued jointly by Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy, and Marine Affairs, Read more »
IFAW Statement on the Killing of a Giraffe & Zebra  by 12-Year Old Trophy Hunter
17th August 2016
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of a giraffe and zebra in South Africa by a 12-year old American trophy hunter: “It Read more »
Right Whale Disentangled in Bay of Fundy
15th August 2016
The Campobello Whale Rescue Team (CWRT) successfully disentangled a right whale Saturday afternoon in the Bay of Fundy. The whale is a six year old male, #4057, who has been dubbed FDR. He was caught up in a huge ball of nets and fishing gear on his Read more »
Tech Industry Leaders Join Forces against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Online
12th August 2016
On World Elephant Day, online companies unite against wildlife cybercriminals by adopting measures to fight illegal wildlife trade On World Elephant Day, leading e-commerce and social media companies are implementing critical steps to stop the sale Read more »
Environmentalists Successfully Defend Gray Whales from Tugboats of Exxon Neftega
10th August 2016
Representatives of environmental organizations confirm that at the end of last week Exxon Neftegaz Limited stopped navigation of tugboats in Piltun Bay. This happened two weeks after a collective appeal was sent by environmental organizations to the 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 »
Students ages 6-8 years old will learn about elephants and conservation.
11th March 2013 by Maha Oda
When I was a kid, I used to watch a TV series called Babar. It was one of my favorite animated series and as far as I can Read more »
4 reasons to read ‘Unveiling the Ivory Trade’, our digital magazine and iPad app
11th March 2013 by Christina Pretorius
What makes ‘Unveiling the Ivory Trade’ different to the others? Why should you read it? Here are my four short Read more »
A historic day at CITES for sharks
11th March 2013 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Today, March 11, was a big day for sharks and may be one of the biggest days in CITES history for the conservation of these Read more »
CITES Takes a Bite Out of Shark Fin Trade
11th March 2013 by adintino
IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) of the Convention on International Trade Read more »
8th March 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
Last week I shared a video overview from the first seal ban hearing at World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Read more »
A cold day at CITES with little comfort for polar bears
8th March 2013 by Jeffrey Flocken
CNN International spoke with the author just after the vote at CITES in Bangkok, Thailand. After years of planning, months Read more »
Tiger Poaching rampant in Russia
8th March 2013 by adintino
An unprecedented string of tiger parts confiscations and capture of orphaned tiger cubs has conservationists in the Russian Read more »
CITES Partner Spotlight: INTERPOL’s Project WEB combats online wildlife crime
7th March 2013 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Today saw the launch of the first ever internationally coordinated enforcement investigation into the online ivory trade. Read more »
Orca sighting at Grundarfjörður, on the north side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula
7th March 2013 by Vassili Papastavrou
“I don’t think anyone has ever been too hot on the boat”, was my answer to the question of how much to 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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