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Policy spotlight: working in Germany and Arabia to save the shark
26 September 2012 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
A few decades ago sharks were considered the monsters of the sea, you would be better off if you didn’t come across Read more »
Amending Turkey's animal welfare law would be bad news for street dogs
26 September 2012 Hanna Lentz
Concern is quickly rising over a proposed amendment to Turkey’s 2004 Animal Protection Law  - No.5199 – Read more »
Innovation and collaboration mark the Dog Population Management Conference
25 September 2012 Kate Nattrass Atema
The first week of September marked an important moment in the effort to end the needless suffering of dogs all over the Read more »
Ravi Foundation helps animals affected by delayed monsoon rains in Pakistan
25 September 2012 Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Disaster Response partner Ravi Foundation has deployed their assessment, rescue, Read more »
Time to act on our World Conservation Congress commitments
24 September 2012 Peter Pueschel
Back from the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Korea, I am worried if we do not start to “walk our talk” as Read more »
Tony Hamilton from the BC Ministries of Environment holds the retrieved tracking
21 September 2012 Gail A’Brunzo
Lori, Dean, Drew and Jason, the four grizzly bear cubs that were successfully rehabilitated and released back into the wilds Read more »
Free roaming elephants at Majete Wildlife Reserve in Malawi. © IFAW
21 September 2012 Neil Greenwood
In June of 2009, the International Fund for Animal Welfare embarked on a massive project to relocate 83 elephants from the Read more »
The author at the IFAW closing event in Reykjavik with Svandís Svavarsdóttir, Ic
20 September 2012 Robbie Marsland
As I travelled to Iceland on Sunday evening I was thinking about how all the pieces of our anti-whaling campaign in the Read more »
Joining forces across an ocean to protect animals
20 September 2012 Sonja Van Tichelen
Animal welfare organisations from the US and Europe are meeting in Washington, D.C. for the 3rd meeting of the Transatlantic Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
First-ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco
25 April 2017
A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April 24th to 28th by the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight against Desertification of Morocco and the Internat Read more »
Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland
24 April 2017
Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) with assistance from Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in El Sheik and Wajel, respectively, on 19 Read more »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protec Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017
Wildlife Groups Seek to Save Species from Silent Extinction In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Eart Read more »
Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay
15 April 2017
On Thursday, April 13, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Barnstable by researchers conducting right whale surveys in Cape Cod Bay. The United States Coast Guard provided assistance by towing the carcass to a landin Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, with a fr Read more »
Experts agree Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is not justified
3 April 2017
Japan’s so-called ‘scientific’ whaling program has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill whales for scientific research. In a report published today, the Expert Panel appointed b Read more »
IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
29 March 2017
By week’s end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offered the following stateme Read more »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annu Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list 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 »
Spotlight Africa: Urgent measures for elephants called for at Botswana Summit
4 December 2013 by Jason Bell
IFAW was fortunate to be invited to attend the final day's proceedings of the World Conservation Union's (IUCN) Read more »
Getting Real – Urgent Plan Hopes to  Reverse Onslaught on Elephants
4 December 2013 by adintino
Hope for the future of elephants grew a little rosier today, when ministerial delegates to the IUCN African Elephant Summit Read more »
© IFAW/Riccardo Gangale
4 December 2013 by adintino
An exercise to fit tracking collars on four elephants within the Amboseli eco system was completed in Kenya today. The GPS Read more »
In Playa del Carmen, neighbors gather during dramatic rescue of Rapunzel the kit
3 December 2013 by Erika Flores
A kitten fell 39 feet down a pipe into an underground sewage system, but rescuer Cryss didn’t know that 24 hours Read more »
At Moscow polar bear forum, IFAW calls for an end to international commercial tr
3 December 2013 by adintino
At an international polar bear forum this week marking the 40th anniversary of the “Agreement on the Conservation of Read more »
2 December 2013 by Jennifer Gardner
The video above shows some of the animals helped in the aftermath of the disaster following Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Read more »
2 December 2013 by Azzedine Downes
Watch the amazing transformation and joyful new beginning from what had been a tough start for Coconut the dog. ~~~ In June Read more »
Visiting the wolves in Western Poland
28 November 2013 by Robert Kless
Sundown is just over, twilight is settling in. There is no wind, no noises. Suddenly I hear a long, ascending howl. After Read more »
"Boubandjida: Elephants' graveyard" photo exhibit shocks French viewers
26 November 2013 by Julie Matondo
Warning: these photos may shock some people of a sensitive disposition. "These photos are shocking; this must be 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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