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Acclimatizing to humans in their pen.
23rd July 2012 Janice Hannah
All the dogs and cats that we brought down quickly went on to find their new homes.  Calpyso, Scar, Buddy, Bridget, Read more »
This year’s Zanzibar Humpback Whale Research Team (missing: Jessica and Khamis K
23rd July 2012 Per Berggren
These posts are occassionally filed by members of the Zanzibar Humpack Whale Research team led by Dr. Per Berggen. This Read more »
Spotlight Mexico: OSO a small sized dog with a great heart
20th July 2012 Erika Flores
Some of my days are so exciting that I wish I could have my thoughts written at the same time things happen to me! This is Read more »
Healthy fledgling kestrels at BRRC.
19th July 2012 Kati Loeffler
June is baby month at the International Fund for Animal Welfare Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) in China. We look Read more »
Spotlight Canada: Northern dogs "Emmy" is a big producer
19th July 2012 Janice Hannah
Emmy is what we call a big producer.  In her short life, she had added more than her share of pups to the local dog Read more »
A cat at the Northern Dogs clinic chilling on the way south.
18th July 2012 Janice Hannah
The last Northern Dogs Project vet clinic was over quickly.  It always seems like the vet team has just arrived when, Read more »
17th July 2012 Elena Zharkova
It’s time for our cubs to abandon the little lair-homes that served as their shelters during the initial months of Read more »
Comment: the proponents of the ivory trade are eerily quiet today
17th July 2012 Azzedine Downes
The New York Times today featured an opinion piece titled “Ivory Poachers and Their Enablers”.  Whilst the Read more »
16th July 2012 Kelvin Alie
In 2012, INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare teamed up to execute Operation WORTHY, an law enforcement Read more »
27th October 2016
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Watch Video »
26th October 2016
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Watch Video »
24th October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
25th October 2016
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Watch Video »
18th October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
17th October 2016
We are happy to say that Washburn, the wayward, pregnant manatee we rescued last month, is one step closer to returning to Watch Video »
6th October 2016
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Watch Video »
4th October 2016
India's wild tiger numbers are very encouraging. There are 2,226 tigers there, amounting to 70 percent of the world Watch Video »
29th September 2016
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Watch Video »
A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat
27th 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
27th 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 »
25th 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
21st 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
4th 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
4th 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 »
African elephants not out of the Woods Yet
3rd October 2016
Divisions between African Parties failed elephant populations today, denying them the CITES Appendix I listing which would offer them the greatest possible protection from poaching and illegal trade. Amid dramatic scenes, the proposal - supported by Read more »
CITES Parties Reject Swaziland Request to Trade in White Rhino Horn
3rd October 2016
IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to deny trade in white rhino horn by Swaziland. “At a time when r Read more »
Botswana Throws down Gauntlet for Elephants
3rd October 2016
Botswana has publicly recognized the elephant crisis and has thrown down the gauntlet by breaking with the group of Southern African countries that traditionally promote legalization of ivory, and declaring they can no longer support legal sales of i 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 »
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 »
Bad weather in Iceland is good for whales
20th September 2013 by Sigursteinn Masson
Nature has its way. Many things helped make this whaling season in Iceland miserable for the whalers and better than Read more »
Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Culure, Rachel Mazombwe-Zulu, inaugurating the
19th September 2013 by Azzedine Downes
Earlier this week, I gave you an update on the opening of the IFAW Model Fish Farm and Elephant Fence project in Malawi. Read more »
IFAW Whale Program Director Patrick Ramage with HRH Prince Albert of Monaco.
18th September 2013 by April Wobst
[View the story "IFAW Song of the Whale 2013 Med Sail" on Storify] Read more »
17th September 2013 by Azzedine Downes
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes discusses why the opening of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm is Read more »
Malawi Fish Farm Project Saves Lives, Protects Wildlife
17th September 2013 by adintino
The launch of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm, near Liwonde National Park, uniquely links the need for animal welfare Read more »
SLIDESHOW: newborn otter pups rescued in India
16th September 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
UPDATE: Sadly, one of the otter pups died at just 15 days of age. The other two are currently stable, eating well and are Read more »
Saiga antelope horns worth $22 million seized by police in northwest China
13th September 2013 by adintino
According to media reports a shipment of 4,470 saiga antelope horns from 2,235 animals were seized last week by Chinese Read more »
Our friend, the slow loris.
12th September 2013 by Hanna Lentz
Janice Girardi of the IFAW- supported Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) has shared the following stories of their daily Read more »
12th September 2013 by adintino
The Huntsman of the Seavington Hunt today admitted an offence of hunting a fox with dogs at Yeovil Magistrates’ Court Read more »

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In the news

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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