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First time ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco
25 April 2017
A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April 24th to 28th by the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight against Desertification of Morocco and the Internat Read more »
Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland
24 April 2017
Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) with assistance from Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in El Sheik and Wajel, respectively, on 19 Read more »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protec Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017
In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Earth’s tallest land animal under the U.S. Endangered Spec Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets.   Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, wi Read more »
Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling further criticised by expert panel
3 April 2017
Japan’s so-called scientific whaling has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill whales for ‘scientific research’. In a report published today (Monday) the Expert Panel appointed b Read more »
IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
31 March 2017
Today, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offered the following statement in response Read more »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annu Read more »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in pla Read more »
Chinese government action will save endangered species
17 December 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
While it might be seen by the majority of the western world as a mere footnote, the joint decree by the general offices of Read more »
Ontai, a former poacher turned animal keeper, receives award
13 December 2013 Sheren Shrestha
Maheshwar “Ontai” Basumataryone of the IFAW-WTI animal keepers who was also featured in the documentary " Read more »
Inspired scout helps Kenya Wildlife Service nab an elephant poacher
13 December 2013 Jacqueline Nyagah
Jackson Sitonik, a married father of two and a proud game scout on the Kenyan park system’s grasslands, is a hero. Read more »
François Hollande commits France to the "urgent" fight against wildlife crime
12 December 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
In our fight to protect endangered species, there are certain days that allow us to measure how far we have come and show Read more »
Dramatic impacts of climate change on animals must be addressed
11 December 2013 Paul Todd
With the recent United Nations Framework on Climate Change negotiations in Warsaw now concluded, it is important to Read more »
Collecting samples from a harpooned minke whale on the Japanese factory ship Nis
10 December 2013 Patrick Ramage
The meeting is so large it’s only held every two years. The participants list is chock-full of heavyweights. The 20th Read more »
Promoting Animal Action Education to 2,000 international school teachers
10 December 2013 James Pirnay
Our stand at the European Council of International School’s (ECIS) annual conference in Amsterdam attracted Read more »
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10 December 2013 James Pirnay
When the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals held its 299th session in the European Parliament in Read more »
5 posts you may have missed, a weekly animal welfare briefing
6 December 2013 J.C. Bouvier
Another active week here at headquarters gathering, distilling and publishing news about IFAW team efforts for animals from 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 »
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 »
EU Ivory Trade: The need for stricter measures
by rbartlett
Report written by different NGOs and submitted to the European Commission DG Environment to ask more stricter measures on ivo Read more »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
IFAW and others NGOs Joint feedback on the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Tr
by rbartlett
The Communication on the EU Action Plan by the European Commission was published in February 2016. According to IFAW and othe Read more »
EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
by rbartlett
At $19 billion per year, the illegal wildlife trade ranks as the fourth most lucrative criminal activity internationally, beh Read more »
Should I support this sanctuary?
by rbartlett
All of us have been grabbed at one time or another by a heart-wrenching story that tempts us to open our wallets to help a pa Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o Read more »
Why is a Sarajevo government dog service causing such panic?
24 September 2014 by Rebecca Brimley
The BBC’s News from Elsewhere reported last week on the panic spreading through social media about plans to manage Read more »
What we’ve learned from the ozone layer controversy
23 September 2014 by Paul Todd
Why does the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) engage in international treaty negotiations or global fora, such Read more »
The International Conference for Dog Population Management studies dog issues.
23 September 2014 by Kate Nattrass Atema
Perhaps you’ve read about it on the internet, in a country halfway across the world. Perhaps you’ve seen it on Read more »
IWC-65 Main Outcomes
23 September 2014 by rbartlett
The 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting has come to a close. While there were some very big decisions taken Read more »
Knowing which dogs are locally owned/roaming versus stray helps dog management.
22 September 2014 by Janice Hannah
Working on humane dog management with communities who are generally underserviced means a couple of things. First off, it Read more »
Progress on elephant protection at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York
22 September 2014 by Azzedine Downes
This Tuesday, I will take the stage alongside leaders of other major animal welfare and conservation non-governmental Read more »
The Orphan Bears Rehabilitation Center releases six bears into the Russian wild.
22 September 2014 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
The post below comes in to us from IFAW Russia Office staff member Mila Danilova. -- MV Earlier this month, six Read more »
Öffentliche Verbrennung von Rhinozeros-Horn in Tschechien
21 September 2014 by Peter Pueschel
Stringent action is needed urgently, as to say we are now “at the 11 hour to save the rhinos” is not an over- Read more »
IFAW Orphan Bears Rehabilitation Center tends 13 bear cubs this summer.
19 September 2014 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
The post below comes in to us from IFAW Russia Office staff member Mila Danilova. – MV The 13 bear cubs at 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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