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Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France
2nd May 2016
The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales Read more »
SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
2nd May 2016
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another.   This is even more apparent deep d Read more »
Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya
30th April 2016
Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn – the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world. “It is a massive quanti Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
26th April 2016
Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. So far, Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year’s quota allowed whalers to harpoo Read more »
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Indian Wildlife Rescue Centre
12th April 2016
Tomorrow (Wednesday) the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Trust of India (www.wildlifetrustofindia.org) will welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Con Read more »
Czech Republic and Poland exchange experiences in fighting wildlife trafficking
12th April 2016
The polish NGO Salamandra, will be organizing a workshop on the prevention of illegal wildlife trade. The training will last from April 12th to 15th and will take place in Zegrze near Warsaw, Poland. This training is supported by the International Fu Read more »
Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt to Open April 10th
5th April 2016
Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on April 10th. The Canadian government has not announced the 2016 quota, but it will likely remain at 400,000 harp seals, 60,000 grey seals and 8,200 hooded seals. However, th Read more »
Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian
24th March 2016
Japan’s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume its illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean. According to media reports, the Japanese government announced that the Read more »
IFAW applauds China for banning import of African elephant ivory
23rd March 2016
Yesterday, China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) took effect in 1975 and African elephant ivory acquired as Read more »
6 Russian western gray whale field updates you may have missed
7th October 2013 Anna Filippova
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At the Humane Society of Cozumel, IFAW is working to promote sterilization and a
4th October 2013 Azzedine Downes
On World Animal Day, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate dogs and cats, the two most universal species who live Read more »
World Animal Day milestone as European Commission endorses Animal Action Educati
4th October 2013 James Pirnay
For all of us in IFAW, October 4th, World Animal Day, is always a special day. On this day, animals are celebrated through Read more »
South Africa’s Heritage Day, a poignant reminder of shared compassion for animal
3rd October 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
On the 24th September South Africa celebrated Heritage Day.  In true South African style, families, friends and Read more »
Canadian sealers on the ice use hakapiks to club harp seals to death.
3rd October 2013 Sheryl Fink
We awoke to good news this morning as we learned that the EU’s highest court has rejected an appeal  by the Read more »
Spotlight Cameroon: anti-poaching trainings already bearing fruit
1st October 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
No more than two months were needed in order to see the training in the fight against poaching delivered to village guards Read more »
NYC humane education conference workshop offers fresh animal welfare messaging
1st October 2013 Nancy Barr
“I don’t like those mean people killing elephants for their ivory tusks.” This comment I received a few Read more »
An African penguin.
30th September 2013 Valeria Ruoppolo
It is always great to attend the International Penguin Conference and I’m here, once again, representing the Read more »
Committing to the Clinton Global Initiative, a milestone Partnership to Save Ele
26th September 2013 Azzedine Downes
Although New York City is half a world away from the elephants we are striving to save, standing here today with Hillary Read more »
9th March 2016
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Watch Video »
3rd March 2016
On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world Watch Video »
29th October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
21st September 2015
Polar bears are a remarkable species; they have survived numerous ice ages and evolved to become the largest land Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25th August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
29th April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Watch Video »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
US Audited Financials
by smoos
Financial Statements for the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014. Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
IFAW Response: European Commission Roadmap Towards an Action Plan Against Wildli
IFAW welcomes the decision by the European Commission to develop a cross departmental EU Action Plan against Wildlife Traffic Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
by svandereyd
Key issues under discussion regarding the proposed revisions to Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 on trade in seal products   Read more »
by svandereyd
Position on proposed amendments to draft IMCO report on Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007 / 2009 on tra Read more »
From February 2013 to April 2014, 12 elephants within the Amboseli ecosystem hav
7th May 2014 by Jacqueline Nyagah
From February 2013 to April 2014, 12 elephants within the Amboseli ecosystem have been fitted with collars. A collar Read more »
5th May 2014 by Kate Nattrass Atema
The “Adopta un caine” campaign demonstrates 21st century animal welfare thinking in Romania. ~~~ Observator, a Read more »
Animal welfare education goes online at Edinburgh University
30th April 2014 by Azzedine Downes
While you probably know about Animal Action Education, our 21-year-old, rapidly expanding program geared to youth in more Read more »
25th April 2014 by svandereyd
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of Read more »
Chinese legislature moves to criminalize buying and consumption of endangered an
24th April 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
According to a new bill presented to the standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) this week, eating Read more »
23rd April 2014 by svandereyd
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Information Read more »
World of Animals Issue 18
23rd April 2014 by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 18 Read more »
The bad ship Alma
16th April 2014 by Robbie Marsland
Kristján Loftsson is a whaler in Iceland. Or rather, he’s the whaler in Iceland. It’s been interesting Read more »
Are tigers eating all our food?
16th April 2014 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
One of the principal causes that lead to the extinction of large predators is their competition with humans for food. Humans Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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