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Spotlight India: The visiting dove
16th June 2014 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
She is not an earlier enlisted inmate and not a regular visitor like the wild gibbon which comes every day to meet his Read more »
Hvalur 9, one of Iceland's whaling boats, commences the whale hunting season.
16th June 2014 Sigursteinn Masson
The Icelandic Minister of Fisheries was on the National Radio of Iceland this morning rebuking the United States’ Read more »
Is nothing sacred? Tasmania’s World Heritage forest in peril
13th June 2014 Josey Sharrad
Is nothing sacred? Now the government wants to strip our precious ancient Tasmanian rainforest of its World Heritage status Read more »
Two elephant calves, delivered in good order, join a new family in Zambia
13th June 2014 Christina Pretorius
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Visit the album on our Flickr page. ~~~ The invoice book read: “Two elephants Read more »
We need more international support for the protection of sharks and rays
13th June 2014 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
I've just come back from the Sharks International Conference, the world's biggest scientific conference on sharks Read more »
Participants of IFAW's ERN workshop in the Phillipines.
12th June 2014 Shannon Walajtys
When the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) holds an Emergency Relief Network (ERN) workshop we like to make it Read more »
Children skip in Durban Deep on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa.
11th June 2014 Julia Cumes
During my recent visit to South Africa, I spent a lot of time on the outskirts of Johannesburg in a neighborhood centered Read more »
Jay Holcomb, renowned bird rescuer and IFAW partner, releasing birds.
11th June 2014 Dr. Ian Robinson
UPDATE 10.30.14   A Tribute to International Bird Rescue's Jay Holcomb from International Bird Rescue Read more »
Spotlight Kenya: We need your help to minimize human-wildlife conflict in Ambose
10th June 2014 Evan Mkala
Amboseli elephants are increasingly under threat due to environmental pollution and shrinking elephant range with humans 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 »
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 »
13th February 2015 by Anna Filippova
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Read more »
13th February 2015 by Azzedine Downes
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A koala settled in for a little nap. Photo: Friends of the Koala
12th February 2015 by Josey Sharrad
It’s been a busy start to the year in koala world. When bushfires threatened, you answered the call and got out your Read more »
Charles Darwin – “The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute
12th February 2015 by Nancy Barr
On 12 February 1809, Charles Darwin was born in Shropshire, England. An animal and nature lover, Darwin is one of the world Read more »
Thank you to our rescuers. Their efforts made the difference for 21 animals.
11th February 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
I truly enjoy when I see that the community in which we are working is improving the way they deal with dog and cat issues. Read more »
11th February 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Read more »
Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants
11th February 2015 by adintino
– Groups say uplisting species under Endangered Species Act is important tool to fight ivory trade – Today, a Read more »
Malawi Floods – IFAW Relief Effort to Save Thousands of  Stranded Animals
10th February 2015 by adintino
A relief effort to save thousands of farm and companion animals stranded by extreme flooding in cyclone ravaged Malawi, Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
10th February 2015 by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 20 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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