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28 March 2012 Sheryl Fink
This post was modified from a yet unpublished letter to the editors of Canada’s Corner Brook Western Star newspaper Read more »
Spotlight UK: Finding safe haven for animal victims of domestic violence
27 March 2012 Hanna Lentz
So many of us know and have experienced the close bond that exists between people and their animal companions.  Such a Read more »
POETRY! World-class whale research vessel sails for U.S., Iceland
27 March 2012 Patrick Ramage
There lies the port; the vessel puffs her sail: There gloom the dark, broad seas. My mariners, Souls that have toil’ Read more »
UK Parliament helping to ramp up wildlife crime enforcement
26 March 2012 Tania McCrea-Steele
The recent slaughter of hundreds of elephants in Cameroon for their ivory and the tragic death of some of those out there Read more »
The decision to continue the Canadian commercial seal hunt is difficult to under
26 March 2012 Sheryl Fink
What a week it has been! The plans of the International Fund for Animal Welfare seal team have been shifting as quickly as Read more »
Remembering a friend, photographer Jon Hrusa
23 March 2012 Patrick Ramage
I didn’t know him well.  I hadn’t seen him for a long while.  But I liked him, a lot, and he taught me Read more »
What if Canada opened a commercial seal hunt and no one came?
22 March 2012 Sheryl Fink
Today is the opening day of the commercial seal hunt in the Gulf of St Lawrence, although one would be hard pressed to know Read more »
The cover of a Chinese language book about animal welfare for young readers.
21 March 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
Two new Chinese language books for young readers are showing up in bookstores in China. The books on elephant and tiger Read more »
IFAW vets care for a golden eagle, as they would any other patient, at the Beiji
21 March 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
A green wooden box emerged from the parting of coats and legs, cameras, tripods, microphones. From within came silence. Too Read more »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
5 January 2017
In July, after an orphan gorilla was rescued from an armed group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and brought to Watch Video »
30 December 2016
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Watch Video »
23 December 2016
The camera traps that capture video of the Amur tigers in the Russian Far East often pick up a whole host of species. The Watch Video »
23 November 2016
Recently, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India collaborated with the Similipal Tiger Watch Video »
3 November 2016
Only days after International Fund for Animal Welfare Honorary Board member Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood Watch Video »
31 October 2016
Gung Dewi is the sweetest girl. She’s shy, and soft-spoken, and has a heart of gold. There are a few interesting Watch Video »
28 October 2016
Matt Collis, IFAW International Whaling Commission Team Leader, summarizes what proved to be a busy but positive week for Watch Video »
29 October 2016
United States Secretary of State John Kerry does not mince words when he lauds International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day
16 February 2017
February 18 marks World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world’s most illegally traded mammal and in danger of extinction. While these armored creatures once inhabited vast portions of Asia and Africa, their populations are seve Read more »
Los Angeles animal advocates rally to support IFAW and Zimbabwe orphan elephant
14 February 2017
(Los Angeles, California, February 14, 2017) Activists from a close knit Hollywood group gathered at International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) board member James Costa’s home last week to meet the passionate people behind IFAW’s work Read more »
One lion collared in Nairobi National Park
23 January 2017
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) today fitted one of the more than 30 lions in Nairobi National Park (NNP) with a satellite radio collar to monitor its movement and location. The early morning exercise was witnessed by KWS Director General Mr. Kitili Mba Read more »
IFAW’s Response to the Closure of Ringling Bros.’ Animal Acts
17 January 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 15, 2017)—On Saturday night Feld Entertainment announced that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will close permanently in May. The traveling circus, which has operated for over a century, has long reli Read more »
IFAW Statement in Memory of Tilikum
6 January 2017
“It is always sad to hear of the death of a magnificent creature like Tilikum. At IFAW, we are hopeful that his tragic story will bring attention to the need to protect marine mammals in the wild. Through the Internet, books, photos, film and T Read more »
IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017
30 December 2016
After decades of advocating by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for shutting down domestic ivory markets, today the Chinese Government delivered on their pledge to close domestic ivory markets in 2017. “This is a tremendous vict Read more »
After meeting with IFAW, Russian Minister advocates for greater animal protectio
28 December 2016
(Moscow, Russia) - On December 27, at the Vladimir Putin-chaired State Council meeting on environmental development in the Russian Federation, several high ranking officials supported International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) positions on the issu Read more »
Exxon urged to abandon actions which threaten last  critically endangered whales
23 December 2016
Results of independent monitoring confirm violations by Exxon in its transportation of cargo off Sakhalin Island, Russia   Animal welfare and conservation groups are calling on oil giant Exxon to halt operations which threaten the last  wes Read more »
2016: Another Fatal Year for Elephants
22 December 2016
Elephants continued to be slaughtered for their ivory this year. With today’s announcement of two tons of ivory in Kenya, more than 20 tons of illegal ivory, plus 949 elephant tusks and more than 3,000 pieces were reportedly seized in 2016, wit Read more »
Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act
by rbartlett
Bill C-246 - Modernizing Animal Protections Act would bring long-overdue amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada, ban the s 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 »
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 »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
Kenya Ivory Seizure Highlights US Crackdown  on Illegal Wildlife Trade
4 July 2013 by adintino
Less than two days after US President Barack Obama announced a crackdown on illegal wildlife trade, the seizure of nearly 1. Read more »
We have established that Iceland’s fin whaling seems to be down to one maverick
3 July 2013 by Robbie Marsland
We have established that Iceland’s fin whaling seems to be down to one maverick and arguably eccentric man who Read more »
Japan has a good team making their arguments, but can they defend the indefensib
3 July 2013 by Vassili Papastavrou
The seats are pretty uncomfortable in the gallery at the back of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Read more »
Paul Winter and Josey Sharrad
2 July 2013 by Josey Sharrad
At dawn in New York City on the summer solstice, 600 people assembled to celebrate the longest day of the year. They had Read more »
2 July 2013 by Janice Hannah
Watch this video about Nala's story from Pilots and Paws Canada.  I won’t easily forget when I received the Read more »
Ports urged to reject attempts to use UK as route for the bloody trade in whale
2 July 2013 by adintino
UK ports are being urged to take a stand against whaling amid speculation they could be targeted as a transport route for Read more »
Croatia joining EU is good for animals
1 July 2013 by adintino
Croatia today became the 28th member of the European Union in a move that bodes well for animals in Croatia and in the Read more »
Response to President Obama’s Executive Order:  Combating Wildlife Trafficking
1 July 2013 by adintino
IFAW STATEMENT: Jeffrey Flocken, IFAW North American Regional Director Illegal trade in wildlife around the planet is both Read more »
Qi Zhang, or “Sabrina” and the author outside the China Academy of Sciences.
28 June 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
On June 22nd in Beijing, renowned biologist Dr. Joyce Poole led a Chinese audience into the emotional and behavioral world Read more »

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In the news

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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