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1 October 2012 Azzedine Downes
Today marks the start of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Animal Action Week and the 20th birthday of IFAW Read more »
Elephants - too few or too many? Martin Meredith has a clear answer.
27 September 2012 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
I get involved in elephant discussions over and over again. During all those discussions one party insists that there are Read more »
In China, vaccinating dogs can save lives
27 September 2012 Kate Nattrass Atema
A few years ago, in the midst of a growing rabies epidemic in Bali, I received a phone call from our partner at the Bali Read more »
27 September 2012 Michael Booth
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, an entangled juvenile seal who came to be known Read more »
Policy spotlight: working in Germany and Arabia to save the shark
26 September 2012 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
A few decades ago sharks were considered the monsters of the sea, you would be better off if you didn’t come across Read more »
Amending Turkey's animal welfare law would be bad news for street dogs
26 September 2012 Hanna Lentz
Concern is quickly rising over a proposed amendment to Turkey’s 2004 Animal Protection Law  - No.5199 – Read more »
Innovation and collaboration mark the Dog Population Management Conference
25 September 2012 Kate Nattrass Atema
The first week of September marked an important moment in the effort to end the needless suffering of dogs all over the Read more »
Ravi Foundation helps animals affected by delayed monsoon rains in Pakistan
25 September 2012 Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare Disaster Response partner Ravi Foundation has deployed their assessment, rescue, Read more »
Time to act on our World Conservation Congress commitments
24 September 2012 Peter Pueschel
Back from the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Korea, I am worried if we do not start to “walk our talk” as Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
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 »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protec Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017
Wildlife Groups Seek to Save Species from Silent Extinction In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Eart Read more »
Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay
15 April 2017
On Thursday, April 13, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Barnstable by researchers conducting right whale surveys in Cape Cod Bay. The United States Coast Guard provided assistance by towing the carcass to a landin Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, with a fr Read more »
Experts agree Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is not justified
3 April 2017
Japan’s so-called ‘scientific’ whaling program has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill whales for scientific research. In a report published today, the Expert Panel appointed b Read more »
IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
29 March 2017
By week’s end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offered the following stateme Read more »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annu Read more »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in pla Read more »
21 March 2017
Update: The U.S. House and Senate both passed H.J. Res. 69, and the President has signed it into law despite fierce opposition from the public and many members of Congress. In the wake of this distressing loss, IFAW—with your help—will co 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 »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list 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 »
 WTO Releases Ruling on EU seal products ban
25 November 2013 by adintino
Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released its final ruling on Canada and Norway’s challenge of the European Read more »
22 November 2013 by Barbara Slee
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Read more »
WTO panel ruling on EU Seal Ban expected imminently
22 November 2013 by Sheryl Fink
After over a year of deliberations, it is expected that the final ruling of the World Trade Organization panel on the EU Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Hundreds of Typhoon-stricken residents in the Philippines get care fo
22 November 2013 by Jennifer Gardner
We are back in Tacloban, just four days after conducting our rapid assessment, and this time around we bring with us two Read more »
Bosnia deliberates euthanasia policy for dogs
21 November 2013 by Rebecca Brimley
UPDATED 12.10.13: The proposed amendment passed a second reading in the House of Representatives on December 6th. 20 Read more »
21 November 2013 by Barbara Slee
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Read more »
21 November 2013 by Azzedine Downes
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Read more »
The EU Seal Products Ban and the Challenge at the WTO – Ruling of the WTO Panel
21 November 2013 by adintino
On February 18, 2012, Canada and Norway challenged the European Union’s seal products trade restrictions at the World Read more »
20 November 2013 by Barbara Slee
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and 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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