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This was becoming like chasing the Holy Grail.
6th January 2012 Lesley O'Donnell
When the International Fund for Animal Welfare first requested access to some European Commission documents little did we Read more »
The arrival of tiny calves catalyse huge changes in the social dynamics of famil
6th January 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Recently, I met up with Steve Njumbi, Head of Programmes at the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Steve was trained Read more »
New Duke University/IFAW study shows HARP SEALS ON THIN ICE
5th January 2012 Sheryl Fink
In recent years, the IFAW Seal Team has witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of climate change on harp seal pups in Read more »
The IFAW Think Twice booth at Dubai International Airport
5th January 2012 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
On December 25, 2011, the International Fund for Animal Welfare office, Ministry of Environment and Water, Dubai Airports Read more »
Reflections from demand reduction workshops
4th January 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
Reflections from demand reduction workshops In late 2011, a series of workshops tackling specifically the rising demand in Read more »
A raptor is released from the BRRC in Beijing.
29th December 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
One thing I really like about the International Fund for Animal Welfare is that the organization never sleeps. At all times Read more »
Within the animal welfare movement, reasons for hope
23rd December 2011 Fred O'Regan
As with many people, I find the end of the year a time of reflection. It’s a good time to look back over the year, Read more »
The One More Generation brother and sister team lands in South Africa
22nd December 2011 Lisa Cant-Haylett
I am delighted to share with you these observations from two remarkable children and their family from the US who I am Read more »
Yay! Thanks to all my friends!
19th December 2011 Sheryl Fink
I’m thrilled to tell you that the door to one of the largest markets for seal products has now been slammed shut Read more »
28th October 2016
Matt Collis, IFAW International Whaling Commission Team Leader, summarizes what proved to be a busy but positive week for Watch Video »
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 »
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 »
IFAW, the EWT and Lanseria International Airport Join Forces to Stop Illegal Wil
24th April 2013 by adintino
A hard-hitting campaign to combat illegal trafficking of wildlife has been launched at one of South Africa’s busiest Read more »
Cats at the Malcolm Cat Sanctuary are eager to be fed.
23rd April 2013 by James Pirnay
Over the last weekend, food distribution continued in Cyprus shelters with suppliers delivering 65 bags of food (1,300 kg) Read more »
Fallow seeds become active growth for dogs and cats in Bosnia
22nd April 2013 by Hanna Lentz
In Bosnia, many communities have found roaming dogs to be a significant problem – both in terms of human safety as Read more »
Elephant Tourism under Fire as  Handler Dies
18th April 2013 by adintino
The trampling to death of an elephant handler in South Africa this week has again thrown into sharp focus the dangers of the Read more »
Dogs at the Nicosia Dog Shelter were happy to receive much needed food.
17th April 2013 by James Pirnay
Last week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) wired an emergency disaster grant to our local partner Cyprus Read more »
On the frozen ice of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, a sealer moves in to kill a seal
12th April 2013 by Sheryl Fink
The 2013 commercial seal hunt opened earlier this week off the shores of Newfoundland, Canada. This year will mark my first Read more »
IFAW billboards, posters and banners in Congo's capital Brazzaville and Northern
12th April 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
After an 8 hour flight from Paris, we arrived in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo. The city has close to Read more »
A bubble curtain helps to reduce the noise of pile driving.
11th April 2013 by Vassili Papastavrou
In addition to shipping noise there are two other sources of underwater noise pollution which threaten whales and dolphins. Read more »
Juvenile harbor seal born this year (probably 1-3 months old) Local Cape residen
10th April 2013 by Misty Niemeyer
The phone started ringing at 7 am with reports of young seals on several beaches, and calls continued to come in all day. 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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