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Western Pacific Gray Whales in a nursery in Russia’s Piltun Bay are safer now th
A month ago, a group of scientists based in Piltun Bay near Sakhalin Island contracted by the International Fund for Animal Read more »
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12 August 2016 Tania McCrea-Steele
Today on World Elephant Day seven companies, including eBay, Etsy, Gumtree, Microsoft, Pinterest, Tencent and Yahoo! Read more »
12 August 2016 Azzedine Downes
This piece was co-authored by John Scanlon, Secretary General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Read more »
Another busy week of dolphin rescues on Cape Cod
12 August 2016 Kristen Patchett
Marine mammal rescue and research intern Nicole Hunter was first on the scene on Saturday and was at all of the events Read more »
Seeing Solovetsky belugas for the first time
11 August 2016 Dr. Ian Robinson
Solovetsky Archipelago is a special place for Beluga whales. Every summer, they gather in a small area off the coast. It Read more »
Trophy hunting's toll on #WorldLionDay
10 August 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
World Lion Day provides the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate and raise awareness about these beautiful, regal Read more »
10 August 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Three of the eight rhino calves rescued from the floods in Kaziranga National Park last month were introduced yesterday Read more »
A plethora of puppies!
9 August 2016 Mandi Smallhorne
Walk into International Fund for Animal Welfare partner Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) on any given day, and you are Read more »
8 August 2016 Joaquin de la Torre
One of the things that I enjoy after a long day of work is to get home and cuddle with my two cats. Yes, I am a cat lover! Read more »
24 June 2013
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Watch Video »
19 June 2013
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Watch Video »
13 June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
6 June 2013
This week during a visit to Cozumel, Mexico, our team discovered a dog in desperate need of help. Covered in used motor oil Watch Video »
23 May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
20 May 2013
It is 8 am. The temperature is already near 40°C on this part of the planet, which has now been identified as a high- Watch Video »
10 May 2013
WARNING: the video above may be disturbing to some viewers. This week’s video of the horrific attack of a small Watch Video »
8 April 2013
In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury Watch Video »
4 April 2013
This brief video above from Euronews describes the scene at the Paris Natural History Museum. If there’s any doubt Watch Video »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22 May 2014
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Ani Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22 May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15 May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. Read more »
Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservati
29 April 2014
An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration’s proposed new rules to halt domestic ivory sales.  Signatories on the letter include high-profile individuals, including Leo Read more »
IFAW Condemns Demand to Reopen Whitecoat Hunt
25 April 2014
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted. According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Sole Read more »
Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict
23 April 2014
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife mana Read more »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14 April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never com Read more »
Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen
11 April 2014
Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually rei Read more »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9 April 2014
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes. “The Belgian government is putting wildlife traffickers on 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 »
The author and Beth Allgood at the “Our Oceans” conference
16 September 2016 by Patrick Ramage
Yesterday, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) US Campaigns Director Beth Allgood and I had the honor of attending Read more »
Crime scene training in Tsavo.
15 September 2016 by Tim Spalla
A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to hear that IFAW’s tenBoma team embedded with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) developed Read more »
In Chirang, local veterinarians in treated approximately 3,300 animals (mainly c
15 September 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
As reports of floods hitting Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Bihar came in, field teams from the International Fund for Animal Read more »
15 September 2016 by Res (Andreas) Krebs
Moments after we climbed off of our scooters, the children started poking their heads out of gates and doorways lining the Read more »
Youth Forum for People and Wildlife opens in Johannesburg
14 September 2016 by Nancy Barr
This Saturday, the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife in Johannesburg, South Africa will connect 34 young delegates Read more »
A wrap-up of IFAW accomplishments at IUCN World Congress
14 September 2016 by Azzedine Downes
As we prepare for the one of the most important international meetings on our calendar—the Convention on Read more »
UPDATE: Disaster team response to Louisiana floods
13 September 2016 by Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) responded to historic flooding that struck the US state of Louisiana last Read more »
IUCN motion seeks to protect elephants from poaching by closing ivory marketsPHO
10 September 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
Today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, the world’s largest scientific conservation body called for Read more »
IFAW has been campaigning for over 15 years to end the canned lion hunting indus
9 September 2016 by Jason Bell
One of the most important outcomes of the recent IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Hawaii is a motion to end the 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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