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IFAW has been campaigning for over 15 years to end the canned lion hunting indus
9 September 2016 Jason Bell
One of the most important outcomes of the recent IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Hawaii is a motion to end the Read more »
Lizards such as the one pictured above are often smuggled through the Netherland
9 September 2016 Rikkert Reijnen
Four suitcases fully packed with exotic wildlife such as snakes, lizards and turtles were seized by Dutch customs at Read more »
Events like the one in San Diego raise awareness and put the issue back at the f
9 September 2016 Peter LaFontaine
Yesterday, officials burned a stockpile of confiscated rhino horns, rhino horn “medicine” and other illicit Read more »
While confiscating a total of 1.2 metric tons of illegal ivory in Germany is gre
8 September 2016 Robert Kless
Over the last four months the German customs authorities have discovered and confiscated a total of 1.2 metric tons of Read more »
Split listing, protecting elephants at one level in one place and another level
7 September 2016 Grace Ge Gabriel
If you cross this river, your ivory will be worth more than your life! Try telling this to an elephant who is about to Read more »
Elephant advocates around the world can celebrate many major victories in the ba
3 September 2016 Azzedine Downes
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has long fought against the sole driver of the worldwide elephant poaching Read more »
Pangolins are the most illegally traded mammal in the world. PHOTO: ©1StopBrunei
3 September 2016 Mark Hofberg
The IUCN World Conservation Congress is in full swing here in Honolulu, Hawaii. Thousands of conservation scientists have Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare prescribes to being both conservationi
2 September 2016 Azzedine Downes
In this day and age when oversimplification is the norm and the nuances of our complex value systems are overshadowed by a Read more »
President Obama made the historic announcement to expand the Papahānaumokuākea M
1 September 2016 Azzedine Downes
Yesterday, I had the great honor of joining President Obama in celebrating the Administration’s landmark decision to Read more »
1 April 2013
Toma, seen taking her first steps in the video above, is one of six orphaned bear cubs recently rescued in Russia and Watch Video »
28 March 2013
Last November, villagers from Anini, a small and remote town in Northeast India, spotted four tiger cubs moving around their Watch Video »
18 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 »
15 March 2013
In order to support the Congolese authorities in their efforts to reinforce the protection of the forest elephants that Watch Video »
19 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 »
14 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 »
8 March 2013
Last week I shared a video overview from the first seal ban hearing at World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
6 March 2013
In this video International Fund for Animal Welfare Director for International Agreements, Peter Pueschel Watch Video »
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE and HRH Princess Alia join IFAW honorary board
15 October 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr.  Jane Goodall, DBE  and HRH Princess Alia of Jordan to its Honorary Board of Directors. Dr. Goodall is Founder of the Jane Goodall I Read more »
Tiger Day in Russia’s Far East attracts more people than in previous year.
29 September 2014
The 15th annual Tiger Day in Vladivostok on September 28  involved more than 10 000 participants and spectators, organisers said, which is about two thousand more than a year before. It has become a landmark celebration for this city in the Russ Read more »
Threats persist for wild Amur tigers in Far East Russia
26 September 2014
On the Tiger Day eve which is celebrated on September 28 in the streets of Vladivostok  and some other cities of the Russian Far East, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) cautions that the Amur tiger population is still in danger an Read more »
Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua
18 September 2014
At the final day of the 65th 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, Read more »
Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s
18 September 2014
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony
18 September 2014
On Sunday, September 21st, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise public awareness on the plight of rhinos. At 11am at Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic and Bratislava Zoo i Read more »
Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at int
16 September 2014
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Read more »
Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16 September 2014
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisio Read more »
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15 September 2014
Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and 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 »
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 »
African grey parrots got a resounding win at CITES yesterday, while elephants an
3 October 2016 by Azzedine Downes
After a planned two-day hiatus, the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Read more »
Deploying to Jamaica to help in advance of Hurricane Matthew
3 October 2016 by Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare is in Jamaica today, bracing for Hurricane Matthew, which is expected to make Read more »
African elephants not out of the Woods Yet
3 October 2016 by adintino
Divisions between African Parties failed elephant populations today, denying them the CITES Appendix I listing which would Read more »
CITES Parties Reject Swaziland Request to Trade in White Rhino Horn
3 October 2016 by adintino
IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade Read more »
Botswana Throws down Gauntlet for Elephants
3 October 2016 by adintino
Botswana has publicly recognized the elephant crisis and has thrown down the gauntlet by breaking with the group of Southern Read more »
Better protection for sharks and rays decided at CITES
3 October 2016 by adintino
 IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Read more »
Squawking Result as CITES Places African grey Parrots top of the Protection Peck
2 October 2016 by adintino
African grey parrots flew to the top of the pecking order today as CITES voted decisively to uplist wild populations to Read more »
CITES Parties Fail to Agree on Stricter Measures to Protect Elephants
2 October 2016 by adintino
Elephants were the losers today, when a number of key measures proposed by African elephant range States to protect them Read more »
Lion bones still on the menu: CITES Parties fail to agree full ban on internatio
2 October 2016 by adintino
Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species 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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