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France can set an example with a near total ban on domestic trade of ivory.
2nd May 2016 Mia Crnojevic
The weekend of 1 May 2016 will go down in history as an important moment in the fight to save the remaining elephants on Read more »
Animal Action Education award winners honoured at Darwin Museum in Moscow
29th April 2016 Elena Zharkova
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) recently unveiled an Animal Action Education (AAE) exhibition of Read more »
It is impossible to differentiate between species without genetic testing.
29th April 2016 Mark Hofberg
Earlier this week, a score of countries submitted proposals to transfer pangolins to Appendix I of the Convention on Read more »
The author arrived early to help bring tusks of a record-setting 105-tonne cache
28th April 2016 Azzedine Downes
The Giants Club, founded by His Excellency Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta with the presidents of Botswana, Gabon and Uganda Read more »
CERCOPAN has provided safe haven and rehabilitation for monkeys.
27th April 2016 Meredith Whitney
“Pyow! Pyow! Hack, hack, hack!” That’s the call of the Putty-Nosed Guenon, a West African monkey. Loosely Read more »
Philippines Vet Corps joins our regional disaster response network
27th April 2016 Jennifer Gardner
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Disaster Response team proudly welcomes the Armed Forces of the Read more »
Participants role play as customs officials and passengers at a fictitious airpo
26th April 2016 Jacqueline Nyagah
During a training held in Entebbe, Uganda, facilitators and participants took part in a practical exercise where Read more »
Summit pledges ‘social contract’ among conservancies
26th April 2016 Azzedine Downes
This week’s Giants Club Summit and the weekend’s historic ivory burn in Kenya will be monumental exhibits of Read more »
Share Your Passion for Wildlife this Earth Day
21st April 2016 Nancy Barr
"Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.” ( Read more »
28th March 2013
Last November, villagers from Anini, a small and remote town in Northeast India, spotted four tiger cubs moving around their Watch Video »
18th March 2013
I was completely shocked to hear that 86 elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory Watch Video »
  A video update from Geneva, Switzerland on Canada's WTO challenge to the EU seal import ban by IFAW's EU Watch Video »
15th March 2013
In order to support the Congolese authorities in their efforts to reinforce the protection of the forest elephants that Watch Video »
19th March 2013
Take a moment to watch this video on the recent elephant collaring in Amboseli and learn more of IFAW’s partnership Watch Video »
14th March 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes offers some thoughts from the floor of the CITES CoP 16 meeting in Bangkok, Watch Video »
8th March 2013
Last week I shared a video overview from the first seal ban hearing at World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
6th March 2013
In this video International Fund for Animal Welfare Director for International Agreements, Peter Pueschel Watch Video »
5th March 2013
Warning: video contains graphic images of sealing activity. The first set of hearings on the WTO challenge concerning the Watch Video »
Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International
12th September 2014
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Protecting elephants to benefit people
3rd September 2014
A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya’s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatib Read more »
New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa
28th August 2014
The earth’s largest land mammal is in crisis – on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. A new article published in the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources & Environment journal explores the int Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
26th August 2014
A unique conservation education partnership launched to great excitement at Liwonde National Park, Malawi today with hopes high the initiative will have a significant impact on improving school success rates in local communities who live daily with w Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
26th August 2014
August 26th is World Dog Day, a chance to celebrate the bond between humans and dogs. Dogs have lived with humans for thousands of years as our companions, guardians of our homes, and assistants in our work and daily lives. Science is increasingly de Read more »
World elephant day graphic
12th August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
Bidding Against Survival report
12th August 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW today – World Elephant Day – published a new investigative report finding that the auction industry does not have the safeguards in place to protect elephants. Although many in Read more »
Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28th July 2014
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo
23rd July 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said: 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 »
Under the Hammer
by jjohnson
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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 »
IFAW Annual Report 2015
1st July 2016 by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2015 Read more »
The intelligence now being shared with KWS officers in the field would be precis
30th June 2016 by James Isiche
Recently, I visited Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters to hand over more equipment to KWS under our tenBoma Read more »
The female elephant was found in the Bokakhat forest beat of Kaziranga NP with i
30th June 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The mobile response team of IFAW-WTI’s Wildlife Rescue Center responded to an adult female elephant in distress on the Read more »
30th June 2016 by
Trophy Hunting Remains Prevalent Problem Worldwide   Sydney (2 July, 2016)  One year ago, an arrow was fired into Read more »
Today marks the one year anniversary of Cecil’s shooting. PHOTO: © Paula French/
29th June 2016 by Azzedine Downes
A year ago today, a trophy hunter from the US shot an arrow from a high-caliber crossbow into Cecil the lion, a charismatic Read more »
IFAW-supported researchers will study their patterns and behavior from the 12-me
29th June 2016 by Mila Danilova
Next week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will commence another summer of beluga whale research as part of Read more »
BornToBeFree Trailer 3'05 from Dasha Domukhovskaya on Vimeo. Last week, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta announced that Read more »
Bear is highly focused and brilliant at focusing on one thing – which makes him
29th June 2016 by Josey Sharrad
Bear, a one-year-old Border Collie/Koolie cross with strikingly intent light blue eyes. Like many he originally came from a Read more »
© Paula French/
29th June 2016 by adintino
Trophy Hunting Remains Prevalent Problem Worldwide One year ago, an arrow was fired into Cecil, a beloved lion, commencing a 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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