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9 December 2013
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales – despite a pending World Court ruling on whether or not its actions are lawful. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Read more »
Japanese fleet heads to Antarctica to harpoon whales – despite pending World Cou
7 December 2013
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales – despite a pending World Court ruling on whether or not its actions are lawful. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Read more »
4 December 2013
Hope for the future of elephants grew a little rosier today, when ministerial delegates to the IUCN African Elephant Summit in Botswana agreed to take urgent action to halt poaching and ivory trafficking. Importantly, delegates committed to classifyi Read more »
3 December 2013
At an international polar bear forum this week marking the 40th anniversary of the “Agreement on the Conservation of the Polar Bear”, the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) called on the EU to go further in addressing the threat Read more »
25 November 2013
Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released its panel ruling on Canada and Norway’s challenge of the European Union’s ban on seal products. The WTO panel has found the EU seal trade regulation, which prevents commercially hunted se Read more »
15 November 2013
The European Union’s 7th Environmental Action Plan, also known as a General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020, was approved today by the EU Council. The theme of the plan is ‘living well, within the limits of our planet’. A Read more »
14 November 2013
Several tons of elephant ivory have been found concealed in a freight container on the island of Zanzibar. The seizure was made on Tuesday. According to reports, the ivory was stuffed into plastic sacks containing sea shells – each weighing 50 Read more »
6 November 2013
Hundreds of ministerial level representatives from around the world gather today at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Conference (ECEC) to explore common strategies for combatting the growing menace of environ Read more »
9 October 2013
Strasbourg, 9th October 2013 - Conservationists welcome today's vote in the European Parliament to make underwater sonar oil exploration subject to Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), as a significant step to reduce marine noise pollution. Re Read more »
Raw ivory, stored at Tsavo East National Park, collected by rangers during patro
13 May 2015 Satyen Sinha
The European Commission today announced that it has taken a decision to develop a Wildlife Trafficking Action Plan. IFAW Read more »
It appears that special interests wish to reopen debate on the entire regulation
6 May 2015 Staci McLennan
Debate on changes proposed by the EU Commission to bring the EU seal trade regulation into compliance with WTO rules are Read more »
4 May 2015 Shannon Walajtys
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Read more »
President Nguesso set fire to Congo’s entire stockpile of nearly five tonne
30 April 2015 Satyen Sinha
This week African Heads of State, government representatives and experts gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, for Read more »
29 April 2015 Erika Flores
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Read more »
29 April 2015 Erika Flores
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Read more »
28 April 2015 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
They were found hungry and alone without their mothers back in 2012 Gerakati and Agora, two wild Asiatic water Read more »
A young blue whale calf surfaces beside its mother. Juveniles are known to be pa
25 April 2015 Susannah Calderan
Big ships and big whales don’t mix. We’re south of Sri Lanka, home to one of the world’s highest densities Read more »
The EU is a major player in the global illegal trade in wildlife products; it ne
23 April 2015 Sonja Van Tichelen
Last week officials in Vietnam seized a 65kg shipment of ivory and rhino horn. In monetary terms, it was worth hundreds of Read more »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
24 February 2017
UPDATE: While the older orphans seemed to have accepted their temporary home quite quickly, Musolole, Nkala and Muchichili Watch Video »
27 October 2016
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Watch Video »
26 October 2016
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Watch Video »
24 October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
25 October 2016
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Watch Video »
18 October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
6 October 2016
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Watch Video »
29 September 2016
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Watch Video »
Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015
by aclark
We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically Read more »
Animal Rescue August 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. 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 »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
24 August 2016 by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Committee II Summary Table: Comments and Recommendations
24 August 2016 by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Pangolin Fact Sheet
24 August 2016 by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that Read more »
The trade of African grey parrots for pets, and the fragmentation of their habit
23 August 2016 by Kelvin Alie
While some may think of the Africa grey parrot as nothing more than a common house pet—very talkative in nature and Read more »
Silky shark declines are primarily due to overexploitation by fisheries supplyin
18 August 2016 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
For centuries, 1,150 species of Elasmobranchs (510 sharks and 650 rays) have been utilized for their flesh, oil, and skin. Read more »
Cindy Milburn, IFAW Director of Outreach and Policy Development, and University
17 August 2016 by Philip Mansbridge
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) signed a brand new Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Read more »
Huntwatch follows our founding campaign to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
17 August 2016 by Erica Martin
This year the Discovery Channel began airing a series of trailblazing documentaries on humanity’s impact on the Read more »
Almost four months following the ivory ban declaration, a decree has come.
17 August 2016 by Mia Crnojevic
In Kenya, on April 30, 2016, while President Uhuru Kenyatta was having 105 metric tons of illegal ivory burnt, the French Read more »
IFAW Statement on the Killing of a Giraffe & Zebra  by 12-Year Old Trophy Hunter
17 August 2016 by adintino
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following Read more »

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