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29 April 2015
In the wake of the over 3 tonnes of ivory seized in Thailand, The International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW continues to reiterate the importance of inter-agency collaboration amongst wildlife law enforcement, the judiciary and, customs officials. Read more »
Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory
21 April 2015
More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to media reports out of Bangkok today. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The Read more »
13 April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13 April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8 April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
tenBoma—from fighting terrorism to saving elephants
16 March 2015
A unique partnership designed to lead to a breakthrough in the elephant poaching crisis was announced today by Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. A statement of intent was signed betwee Read more »
Canned! No more lion trophy imports
13 March 2015
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s ban on the import of African lion parts obtained through the particularly cruel method of ‘canned’hunting. “This decision reflects the Read more »
Belgium Calls for EU Ban on Exporting Ivory
9 March 2015
Marie Christine Marghem, Belgian Minister for Energy, the Environment and Sustainable Development has called for EU action to ban the export of ivory from all EU member states. The bold call comes as an auction house in France has suggested that buye Read more »
IFAW Relief Work for Animals Begins in Malawi
23 February 2015
Week one, and relief efforts to save thousands of animals in flood ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, have kicked off successfully with nearly 3,500 animals vaccinated to protect them from disease. In the coming weeks the IFAW (International Fund for A Read more »
A Shepherd's beaked whale surfacing in the Great Australian Bight, where Bight P
15 January 2016 Matt Collis
After 18 months of campaigning through the courts, IFAW has finally been granted full access to essential documents about Read more »
Climate change is destroying the coral reefs and forests that harbor so much of
15 December 2015 Satyen Sinha
IFAW’s delegation has just returned from Paris where ecosystem integrity and climate resilience was successfully Read more »
The author on stage with IFAW honorary board member Jane Goodall at the Cite de
10 December 2015 Azzedine Downes
When we talk about climate change, we use terms like “mitigation”, “differentiation”, and “ Read more »
IFAW has long believed that ecological sustainability is vital for the wellbeing
4 December 2015 Satyen Sinha
The European Commission commitment to raise 5 billion Euros to fund a Study on Sub-Saharan African Wildlife Conservation is Read more »
How much do animals contribute to happiness?
18 November 2015 Beth Allgood
Can you think of a time that an animal made you happy?  Maybe it was snuggling with your own dog or cat, hearing a Read more »
29 October 2015 Kate Nattrass Atema
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Read more »
European countries should forge ahead and take whatever steps necessary to insti
19 October 2015 Satyen Sinha
China has announced a one-year ban on the import of African elephant ivory acquired as hunting trophies. The embargo begins Read more »
Dogs from a shelter in Jajce, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
19 October 2015 Kate Nattrass Atema
    This blog is the first in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport Read more »
8 October 2015 Misty Niemeyer
  A juvenile harbor seal, likely a few months old, was rescued off the Scusset Beach jetty rocks near the Cape Cod Read more »
24 January 2013
As I sit at my desk thinking about all the preparations that need to be performed, I can’t help but wonder if it Watch Video »
17 January 2013
Recently, I traveled to India to support a team of local rescuers who save the lives of endangered Eastern Hoolock gibbons. Watch Video »
14 January 2013
It’s not often that one gets to witness a day-in-the-life of a wild Amur tiger, one of only 350 left in the world. Watch Video »
11 January 2013
The above SkyTV video shows the killer whales surfacing through a hole in the ice to get access to air. Whales, dolphins Watch Video »
13 January 2013
In every family there comes a time when the children have grown up and are ready to live on their own. Children look Watch Video »
17 December 2012
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the author and supporting staff interviewed Watch Video »
14 December 2012
On November 27, three young tigers appeared near a military unit located 8 km away from Yakovlevka village, Primorsky krai Watch Video »
4 December 2012
My good friend and colleague Sergey Bereznuk recently received some well-deserved attention when he won a Rolex Award for Watch Video »
3 December 2012
Following the success of the 21st International Conference on Bear Research and Management held last week in Delhi, today Watch Video »
IFAW Proposal Asian Big Cats
by rbartlett
• The document provides draft Decisions contained in Annex 1 and proposed amendments to Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. Co Read more »
IFAW Proposal for shark conservation
by rbartlett
Inclusion of oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, in Appendix II with the following annotation: The entry into Read more »
IFAW Proposal for polar bear protection
by rbartlett
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading sci Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
by rbartlett
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the fina Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
by rbartlett
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
by rbartlett
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
by rbartlett
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
by rbartlett
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
by rbartlett
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At 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 »
Motion for resolution on the key objectives for the CITES CoP17 - adopted in Str
15 September 2016 by svandereyd
Today the Plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg voted the Motion for Resolution on the EU’s strategic 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 »
Lizards such as the one pictured above are often smuggled through the Netherland
9 September 2016 by Rikkert Reijnen
Four suitcases fully packed with exotic wildlife such as snakes, lizards and turtles were seized by Dutch customs at Read more »
While confiscating a total of 1.2 metric tons of illegal ivory in Germany is gre
8 September 2016 by Robert Kless
Over the last four months the German customs authorities have discovered and confiscated a total of 1.2 metric tons of Read more »
Split listing, protecting elephants at one level in one place and another level
7 September 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
If you cross this river, your ivory will be worth more than your life! Try telling this to an elephant who is about to Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare prescribes to being both conservationi
2 September 2016 by Azzedine Downes
In this day and age when oversimplification is the norm and the nuances of our complex value systems are overshadowed by a Read more »
The IUCN condemns the killing of whales by Japan under the façade of science.
1 September 2016 by Sharon Livermore
Experts from around the world have voted overwhelmingly against Japan’s so-called scientific whaling in the Antarctic Read more »
The IUCN pass a pangolin resolution that is a victory for all pangolins. PHOTO:
31 August 2016 by Mark Hofberg
Scientists from around the world agree: All pangolins need to be protected. That’s the message made clear by 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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