What do you mean it’s still legal to kill elephants for fun?

Thu, 04/10/2014
What do you mean it’s still legal to kill elephants for fun?

African Elephants with a young calf in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. ©IFAW/F. Onyango

Whenever I talk about Americans’ role in killing beautiful imperiled species through sport hunting, I almost always get the same shocked response: incredulous surprise followed by an exclamation that this couldn’t possibly be legal!

Dallas Safari Club endangered black rhino auction news roundup

Mon, 01/13/2014
Dallas Safari Club endangered black rhino auction news roundup

Change the channel on trophy hunters

Fri, 09/27/2013
Image c. NBC Sports Networks

Markis and friend with their unfortunate victim. Image: c. NBC Sports NetworkUPDATED - 9.30.13: NBC Sports has canceled “Under Wild Skies” in response to the outpouring of public anger over the sickening images. Tony Makris didn’t help his case by comparing critics to Hitler.

A cold day with little comfort for polar bears

Fri, 03/08/2013
A cold day at CITES with little comfort for polar bears

VIDEO - CITES Bangkok day two - marching together to list polar bears as Appendix 1

Tue, 03/05/2013

In this brief video, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's North America Regional Director, Jeff Flocken, takes us through the steps happening now in the fight to get polar bears listed as a CITES Appendix 1 species.

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A coup in court for polar bears

Mon, 03/04/2013
Image source: Wikimedia Commons - Matthew G. Bisanz

This past week a Federal Appeals Court upheld the 2008 decision by the U.S. Government to list the polar bear as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. 

The ruling maintains the current ban on the import of sport-hunted polar bear trophies from Canada.

IFAW "Boots for Bhutan" - Help save the wild tiger video

In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, we make the case for funding the rangers of Bhutan in an effort to save the last of the world's remaining wild tigers.

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Ending the tiger trade and the sale of tiger parts

Tigers are in danger of being traded to extinction. International trade of tigers and their parts is banned under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and all tiger range countries have national legislation protecting tigers from poaching and trade.

However, illegal trade of tigers and their parts continues as part of a vicious cycle: poaching supplies the black market, trading stimulates consumer demand which then fuels more poaching. To save the world's remaining wild tigers we must end this cycle.

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Tiger pelts

Stopping the tiger poachers

WATCH: The Bhutanese Wildlife Conservation Division offers their sincere "thanks" to Gregory Mountain Products for their kind donation of 50 backpacks in support of the ranger's mission of protecting their country's wildlife.

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Tiger pelts