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28 September 2016 Azzedine Downes
The great news today out of the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Read more »
Are Australian and New Zealand auction houses contributing to the illegal ivory
28 September 2016
What do you think of when you hear the words ‘auction house’? Do you have Hollywood-like imaginings of a Read more »
27 September 2016 Azzedine Downes
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Read more »
27 September 2016 Tania McCrea-Steele
Yesterday saw the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Tencent, eBay, TRAFFIC, the Chinese government and a senior Read more »
24 September 2016 Azzedine Downes
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Read more »
Youth Forum leaders find diversity, challenge, inspiration in South Africa
23 September 2016 Nancy Barr
After months of engagement with more than one thousand people in the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife online Read more »
23 September 2016 Erica Martin
At a standing room only event, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was delighted to bring together CITES Read more »
Leading government ministers, policy makers, enforcers, NGOs and other experts s
23 September 2016 Tania McCrea-Steele
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Conference of the Parties (CoP Read more »
A slate full of elephant protection events in Melbourne
23 September 2016 Rebekka Thompson-Jones
This blog comes from partner Fiona Gordon, Environmental Policy Analyst & Facilitator with Gordon Consulting in New Read more »
26 February 2015
The war in Eastern Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines around the world for all the wrong reasons. Cease-fires are Watch Video »
26 February 2015
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Watch Video »
4 March 2015
Two hog deer that strayed into fringe villages were rescued by locals in back-to-back days and released back to the wild in Watch Video »
17 February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
11 February 2015
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Watch Video »
13 February 2015
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13 February 2015
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Watch Video »
14 February 2015
Australia is globally important for whales and dolphins. Over 45 different species are found here, from the largest animal Watch Video »
26 January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy
17 June 2015
Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Philanthropy. In this role, he will direct global giving across the organization, maintaining IFAW’s base of 1.9 million suppor Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
15 June 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, June 19 alongside conservation leaders including International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The event, which is intended to r Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12 June 2015
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Read more »
SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade
12 June 2015
Private rhino breeders go head to head with the South African Government on Monday, in a court case that seeks to lift the moratorium on domestic rhino trade. The civil case is set down in the Pretoria High Court and has been brought by two of South Read more »
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizu
8 June 2015
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizures of nearly seven tonnes of elephant ivory in Singapore and Thailand since the end of April, has been applauded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFA Read more »
3 June 2015
This week marks the end of the first window of opportunity for Bight Petroleum to start its controversial plan for seismic testing in the waters off Kangaroo Island.   Instead of blasting this pristine marine environment with the continual, deaf Read more »
China Crushes More Ivory in Beijing
29 May 2015
This morning, China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs (GAC) jointly crushed 662 kg confiscated ivory of all concluded cases since 2014 at Beijing Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. International Fund fo Read more »
New app promotes whale friendly tourism in Iceland
28 May 2015
A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland. The free ‘Whappy’ app, launched today in Reykjavik by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), contains information about whale friendly restaurants, which Read more »
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28 May 2015
This month marks the one year anniversary of the biggest Siberian tiger release in history. Four of the five Amur (aka Siberian) tigers released last year in the Russian Far East have adapted successfully to life in the wild. Newly released video cap Read more »
Protecting Bears Around the World
by adintino
Around the world, safe wild places for bears are disappearing. Mankind is destroying bear habitat at an alarming rate, and to Read more »
Killing with Keystrokes 2.0: IFAW's investigation into the European online ivory
by rbartlett
Killing with Keystrokes 2.0: IFAW's investigation into the European online ivory trade surveyed websites in the UK, Franc Read more »
Song of the Whale research report, USA to Iceland, July, 2013
by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left Boston bound for Iceland at the beginning of July. The route skirted t Read more »
Tips for keeping your pets safe during disasters
by smoos
A brief checklist of things to do prior to a disaster to keep your pets safe.  Also available in Spanish. Read more »
2012 Stellwagen cruise report
by rbartlett
Cruise report for DTAG support and photogrammetry research conducted on humpback whales (Megaptera novaengliae) in and around Read more »
by rbartlett
Whales Need Sanctuary! The 2012 annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission to be held July 2 to 6 in Panama will Read more »
Research on Attitudes toward Commercial Whaling
by rbartlett
Americans Love Whales From sea to shining sea and across the political spectrum, the American people want their political lea Read more »
Soutien au Bhoutan dans son rôle de protection des tigres
12 October 2016 by Vivek Menon
Bhutan is a conservation giant among nations, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of Read more »
Authorities are hard at work protecting the Zhuravliny Sanctuary.
12 October 2016 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
Svetlaya and Borya, two tigers released as part of our tiger conservation project in Russia, are living comfortably in the Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
12 October 2016 by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department Read more »
In 2015 the Australian Government suspended its national network of marine parks
7 October 2016 by Rebekka Thompson-Jones
Australia is globally important for whales and dolphins. More than 45 different species are found here, from the largest Read more »
6 October 2016 by Azzedine Downes
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Read more »
The author and colleague Sergio Heredia at the 9th International Penguin Congres
5 October 2016 by Valeria Ruoppolo
With more than half the world’s penguin species listed as Threatened under IUCN criteria, the 9th International Read more »
Many of the children were incredibly excited at the idea of being able to visit
5 October 2016 by Christina Pretorius
Sheena Dale, Project Manager CLAW – Operations, IFAW South Africa, submitted this blog. In honour of the CITES CoP17 Read more »
The IFAW Middle East office has worked with the governments in the Arabian Penin
4 October 2016 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Ever since the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has worked in East Africa and the Middle East, we have known Read more »
The recently confirmed CITES ban in commercial trade of products made from the b
4 October 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
The CITES Conference of the Parties has had a number of high-profile successes for animals—defeating bad proposals in 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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