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This World Oceans Day, the United Nations has convened the Ocean Conference.
8 June 2017 Aurore Morin
This World Oceans Day, the United Nations has convened the Ocean Conference to drive forward ocean conservation over the Read more »
Yuri Kolokolnikov and daughters at the Orphan Bears Rehabilitation Centre.
8 June 2017 Elena Zharkova
Yuri Kolokolnikov, one of the actors in the hit television series Game of Thrones, recently visited the International Fund Read more »
Creating a network to defeat a network
5 June 2017 Azzedine Downes
Premiere episode of  Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly featured IFAW’s tenBoma program and its architect, Read more »
Donated ivory fingerprinting kit helps nab 15 trafficking suspects
2 June 2017 Jacqueline Nyagah
In October 2016, in efforts to combat wildlife crime, IFAW donated a fingerprinting kit to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS Read more »
 Dying the tusks of elephants, like the one pictured above, would be a futile en
2 June 2017 Rikkert Reijnen
Poaching is an epidemic. Seeing carcasses of giant, majestic animals like elephants and rhinoceroses slaughtered for their Read more »
The majority of Americans support action to address climate change.
2 June 2017 Staci McLennan
Yesterday was a dark day for the planet, the wildlife and the humans on it who care about its future. As an American expat Read more »
Saikhan (formerly Yarik) and Lazovka are now fully familiarized with their large
Amur tiger cubs Saikhan (formerly Yarik) and Lazovka, undergoing rehabilitation at the Primorsky Regional Non-commercial Read more »
Despite a recent study that found that climate change endangers nearly 700 speci
1 June 2017 Peter LaFontaine
Today, President Trump further damaged his environmental legacy by announcing that he will withdraw the United States from Read more »
The seven-ton seizure represents thousands of pangolins being poached from the w
31 May 2017 Mark Hofberg
Just three weeks after the last massive pangolin seizure in Kuala Lumpur, another seven tons of pangolin scales were seized Read more »
1 January 2016
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 »
15 December 2015
This blog is the fifth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a 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 »
8 December 2015
This year celebrates 20 years since IFAW embarked on an exciting experiment to return orphaned bear cubs back to the wild. Watch Video »
African elephants not out of the Woods Yet
3 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
3 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
3 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 »
Better protection for sharks and rays decided at CITES
3 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 give protection to the Silky shark, Thresher sharks and Devil Read more »
Squawking Result as CITES Places African grey Parrots top of the Protection Peck
2 October 2016
African grey parrots flew to the top of the pecking order today as CITES voted decisively to uplist wild populations to Appendix I thus ending their international commercial trade. IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Pa Read more »
CITES Parties Fail to Agree on Stricter Measures to Protect Elephants
2 October 2016
Elephants were the losers today, when a number of key measures proposed by African elephant range States to protect them from international trade were distilled into a single document leaving the animals exposed to the menace of poaching for illegal Read more »
Lion bones still on the menu: CITES Parties fail to agree full ban on internatio
2 October 2016
Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg voted in favor of a much diluted decision by establishing a zero annual export quota for bones, claws Read more »
Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES si
28 September 2016
Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES side event as INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announce their cooperation on IFAW’s tenBoma initiative in Kenya, which represents an impo Read more »
World Rabies Day is a Reminder to Vaccinate Your Pets
28 September 2016
Today marks World Rabies Day and reminds us that this disease, so rare in many places, still kills thousands of people every year. The large majority of the human deaths are children, and occur mostly in Africa and Asia. Official statistics list some 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 »
Click to delete - AUSTRALIAN WEBSITES SELLING ENDANGERED WILDLIFE
by adintino
Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, dru Read more »
World of Animals Issue 18
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 18 Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
by rbartlett
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
by jjones
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
by jjones
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
by rbartlett
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
by rbartlett
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. (Also available in Spanish and Bosn Read more »
World of Animals Issue 17
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
A calf that had been found with no discernible congenital deformity or serious i
10 July 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
A displaced female elephant calf was rescued near the A displaced female elephant calf was rescued near the Pagladiya Read more »
Innovative ivory fingerprinting kit arrives in France
10 July 2017 by David Cowdrey
Two of IFAW’s new ivory fingerprinting printing kits, which were developed in the UK by the Metropolitan Police and Read more »
Rakuten announces that it has banned ivory sales on its web sites.
7 July 2017 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Rakuten, the largest online retailer in Japan, has banned ivory sales on its platform. The policy change, which went into Read more »
New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on wh
7 July 2017 by adintino
The seismic industry could reduce its impact on the marine environment, particularly on sound-sensitive whales and dolphins Read more »
A hog deer swims through a flooded Kaziranga National Park in this file photo.
6 July 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
In anticipation of flood-related rescues this monsoon season, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the Wildlife Read more »
Volunteers hand signatures to Iceland's Minister of Fisheries.
6 July 2017 by Sigursteinn Masson
Recently some Meet Us, Don’t Eat Us volunteers and I were waiting for Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries Read more »
A three-month-old male calf was rescued near the Charduar Forest Range.
6 July 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
An orphaned male elephant calf was rescued yesterday morning by frontline forest staff in Paleng, a village on the fringes Read more »
Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory
6 July 2017 by jhart@ifaw.org
(Cape Town, South Africa – 06 July 2017) Hong Kong has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 Read more »
Jason Bell appointed IFAW Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
5 July 2017 by adintino
IFAW has appointed South African Jason Bell as Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare. In his new role, Bell Read more »

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