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The decline of the giraffe has been dubbed the “silent extinction” because of gi
15 December 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has announced in their latest update of the “Red List of Read more »
Report on animals and human wellbeing unveiled at CBD CoP 13
14 December 2016 Beth Allgood
For the last week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been here at the Convention for Biological Diversity Read more »
Why I joined IFAW to help protect Russian wildlife
14 December 2016 Pamela Anderson
I’m very happy to join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) at the Kremlin and other events in Moscow this Read more »
Cora Bailey, founder of CLAW, retires, but our work continues
12 December 2016 Kate Nattrass Atema
Cora Bailey has helped thousands of animals since she founded Community Led Animal Welfare, or CLAW, in 1999. Cora began Read more »
A recent meeting at the Kremlin Presidential Library.
12 December 2016 Azzedine Downes
This week, I am delighted to be joining Moscow International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Russia Council members Read more »
Rehabilitated Amur tiger Zolushka has shed her tracking collar
After three and a half years of wearing a sturdy leather collar equipped with a radio transmitter, Zolushka is free from Read more »
IFAW is advocating at the Convention on Biological Diversity CoP 13 for decision
9 December 2016 Dr. Akram Darwich
This week the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of the Parties (CoP) opened debate on a wide range of Read more »
Cutie endures illness, injury before finding forever home
8 December 2016 Christina Pretorius
This story comes to us from Brian Bergman, Head Veterinarian at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic.—CP Cutie has suffered Read more »
Josephine Crouch and Cécile Tang with IFAW Director of Education and Social Chan
8 December 2016 Nancy Barr
Delegates from the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife , held just before the CITES conference of the parties a few months Read more »
29 January 2016
© PROO “Center Tiger” The people from the village Barabash in the Leopard Land National Park found an Amur Watch Video »
13 January 2016
An orphaned female tiger cub found in the Russian Far East is currently being kept at the Center for Rehabilitation and Watch Video »
31 December 2015
We weren’t the only ones impressed with Zolushka’s big news this month. It seems the world has taken notice of Watch Video »
24 December 2015
This blog is the sixth and last in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs Watch Video »
23 December 2015
By the time we arrived in the First Nations community that morning, half the dog houses were already out of the transport Watch Video »
26 December 2015
I am inspired every day by the dramatic rescue of individual elephants, whales, tigers, bears, dogs and cats, such as those Watch Video »
22 December 2015
This update is sent courtesy of Francois Louw, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds ( Watch Video »
10 December 2015
I am delighted to share with you this just captured, rare footage of Zolushka (Cinderella in Russian), playing with her two Watch Video »
4 December 2015
I am glad I was there to watch it with an audience. With Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine and then Fahrenheit 9/11, it Watch Video »
New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at  Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Ind
14 June 2016
U.S. is Largest Importer of Hunting Trophies By Far Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released Killing For Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade. The new report provides an in-depth look at the scope and scale of t Read more »
UWA, Conservation Partners Strengthen Law Enforcement Response to Wildlife Crime
14 June 2016
AWF and IFAW host workshop with wildlife authority to improve judicial processes around combating wildlife crime The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today began a Read more »
New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis
13 June 2016
(Yarmouth Port, MA – June 13, 2016)  A new study published today confirms what conservationists like the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have long stated; the experimental one-off ivory stockpile sale in 2008 was the catalyst Read more »
Kenyan airport has highest seizures of illegal ivory
9 June 2016
Seventeen percent of illegal ivory seized worldwide in the past seven years was confiscated at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. According to a report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released during its 72nd Ann Read more »
Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France
2 May 2016
The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales Read more »
SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
2 May 2016
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another.   This is even more apparent deep d Read more »
Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya
30 April 2016
Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn – the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world. “It is a massive quanti Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
26 April 2016
Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. So far, Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year’s quota allowed whalers to harpoo Read more »
Ivory Seized in Nairobi
31 March 2016
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Canine Unit on Tuesday seized 64.12 kilograms of ivory at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The seizure was in transit from Mozambique to Bangkok. KWS said investigations are underway to determine the so Read more »
Collision Course: the increasing risk of ship strikes to whales in the great bar
by rbartlett
Concerns over the rapid industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef are widespread and have attracted the attention of the Wo Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
by adintino
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
by rbartlett
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
Click to delete - ENDANGERED WILDLIFE FOR SALE IN NEW ZEALAND
by adintino
Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, dru Read more »
The Arctic waters recently protected by President Obama are home to polar bears,
22 December 2016 by Peter LaFontaine
Some families open one present on Christmas Eve, but President Obama apparently likes to get an even bigger jump-start on Read more »
2016: Another Fatal Year for Elephants
22 December 2016 by adintino
Elephants continued to be slaughtered for their ivory this year. With today’s announcement of two tons of ivory in Read more »
Zebra numbers had previously dropped from 600 to a mere six individuals but in 2
21 December 2016 by Mike Labuschagne
The destruction and damage caused by the bush meat trade in Africa is often overshadowed by the highly publicised illegal Read more »
Endangered Species Coalition, of which IFAW is a member group, released today a
21 December 2016 by Peter LaFontaine
A new year – and a new face in the White House – presents an opportunity to think about our conservation Read more »
IFAW collaborated with the UAE ministry to talk about collaborations between gov
20 December 2016 by Dr. Akram Darwich
Human activities are contributing to the decline of species and ecosystems around the world, and partnerships between Read more »
Cheetahs cubs taken from the wild can wind up as house pets, and IFAW is working
20 December 2016 by Rikkert Reijnen
Perhaps all of the human-inflicted threats to the biodiversity of our planet originate in one single human behavioral Read more »
This puppy Meesha was found on the streets of Jajce with a leg injury, brought t
19 December 2016 by Kate Nattrass Atema
About 150 kilometers northwest of Sarajevo, in the picturesque town of Jajce, I walk along the ruins of an ancient courtyard Read more »
300 dogs have been moved from a shelter in a dangerous setting to one in a much
19 December 2016 by Shannon Walajtys
The only animal rescue shelter in war-torn Gorlovka, Ukraine had been struggling to maintain operations and basic safety in Read more »
One of the ginger kittens being comforted by CLAW vet Dr Marike Calitz.
19 December 2016 by Sheena Dale
Three beautiful ginger kittens were born to a feral mother in South Africa. Sadly during the birthing process the umbilical 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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