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Staci McLennan appointed EU Director for IFAW in Brussels
22 January 2018
IFAW has appointed Ms. Staci McLennan as the new Director of the European Union (EU) office in Brussels as per 1 December 2017. McLennan has extensive experience working on animal welfare, wildlife and environmental policy. She has worked in Brussels Read more »
NGOs demand a ban on EU ivory trade
13 December 2017
On Friday 8 December, the final day of the public consultation on the EU ivory trade, the European Commission hosted a meeting with stakeholders to hear their views on the action needed for the EU to effectively combat ivory trafficking. Elephan Read more »
Japanese import of sei whale products is a persistent violation of CITES rules
27 November 2017
The world’s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei whales. While many governments expressed concern, ultimately it was decided only to seek more information from Japan at this ti Read more »
Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference
26 October 2017
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomed the commitment by world governments to increase protection for some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife: lions, leopards, chimpanzees and giraffes at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of t Read more »
Mink whale
25 October 2017
Icelandic support for minke whaling has dropped by 5% in just one year, according to polling results released today (Wednesday). Gallup polling commissioned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) reveals that 45.8% of Icelanders now clai Read more »
Imperial parrot Dominica
20 October 2017
The island nation of Dominica suffered terribly after hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean last month. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is sending food, supplies, and an expert team of disaster responders to help the commun Read more »
Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government
6 October 2017
As the Government launches a public consultation on a UK ivory trade ban, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomes the move and calls on the UK public, as well as politicians, to support increased protection for elephants which are b Read more »
IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife
24 August 2017
With illegal wildlife trade being one of the most serious threats to biodiversity, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Moroccan government’s High Commission for Water, Forests, and Combating Desertification (HCEFLCD) are an Read more »
IFAW urges action to reduce ocean noise pollution to protect marine mammals
12 July 2017
Governments and the shipping industry need to take urgent action to stop underwater noise is the message of a new movie Sonic Sea by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and National Defense Council (NRDC) screened today 12th of July in t Read more »
Boubanjida village guards yield measurable results against elephant poaching.
12 September 2014 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Remember Boubanjida. Hundreds of elephants lying motionless on the ground, heads wide open, their tusks and trunks ripped Read more »
12 September 2014 Patrick Ramage
Having spent most of my career as a road warrior, you’d think I’d be better at the packing part. Inevitably Read more »
10 September 2014 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
With the bright sun high above our heads we notice that the flood waters on every corner of Kaziranga National Park are Read more »
Playa del Carmen campaign sterilizes more animals than ever before
9 September 2014 Erika Flores
ViDAS is a US non-profit that devotes their resources and efforts toward organizing spay and neuter events twice a year in Read more »
Work with Bodoland leaders continues on Manas National Park restoration.
8 September 2014 Sheren Shrestha
Bringing Manas National Park back to its former glory requires the cooperation of a host of stakeholders, including those in Read more »
4 September 2014 Angelika Langen
It’s as if fate has been against Littlefoot for most of his young life. But every obstacle he’s faced has been Read more »
In Kenya, investing in a conservancy for Kitenden
4 September 2014 Azzedine Downes
A little more than a year after I signed a lease with Olgulului/Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) landowners to protect an Read more »
The IFAW Wildlife Rescue Centre rescues rare Bengal Florican
3 September 2014 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
This is her first ever visit and she represents a critically endangered species. The blue sky and the landscape of   Read more »
South African government strategy continues to put rhinos at risk.
2 September 2014 Jason Bell
We have grown weary of South Africa’s Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa’s weak argument that South 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 »
NGOs joint help-sheet on EU Ivory consultation
by jjohnson
Help save elephants by contributing to the European Commission’s consultation on ivory trade in the EU Read more »
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 »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
16 June 2015 by svandereyd
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one US ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday Read more »
Any Action Plan that aims to protect animals, species, and their habitats must g
15 June 2015 by Satyen Sinha
The European Commission this week released its list of planned Commission initiatives, and within it are provisions Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12 June 2015 by adintino
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as Read more »
5 June 2015 by svandereyd
With its participation in the European Commission’s Environmental Conference, Green Week, in Brussels this week, the Read more »
2 June 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Read more »
1 June 2015 by svandereyd
Key issues under discussion regarding the proposed revisions to Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 on trade in seal products   Read more »
1 June 2015 by svandereyd
Position on proposed amendments to draft IMCO report on Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007 / 2009 on Read more »
We developed this unique app to make it easier for tourists to have a positive i
29 May 2015 by Barbara Slee
Iceland has experienced a rapid emergence as a top quality whale watching destination, according to Erich Hoyt, a senior Read more »
China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs
29 May 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
In Beijing, it hadn’t rained for days. But a drizzle came down early in the morning— the day 662 kg of ivory Read more »

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