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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 »
United in Southern Africa against poachers and wildlife traffickers
24 October 2013 Rikkert Reijnen
Elephants, rhino’s and other wild animal species were, until recently, relatively safe in the southern region of Read more »
Animals stricken by deadly earthquake in the Philippines find relief
22 October 2013 Shannon Walajtys
This post was submitted by May Angela Felix, IFAW Emergency Relief Network Responder in Southeast Asia. --SW The Read more »
Amazing rescue of struggling seal caught in buoy lines off Cape Cod
21 October 2013 CT Harry
Recently during one of our weekly morning staff meetings, I received a call on our stranding hotline from the Massachusetts Read more »
16 October 2013 Hanna Lentz
In this brief narrated slideshow, International Fund for Animal Welfare Companion Animal Program officer, Hanna Lentz, Read more »
As September drew to an end, so did whaling in Iceland, but for how long?
14 October 2013 Robbie Marsland
There are two types of whaling in Iceland. These days, minke whaling is carried out primarily by one vessel, Hrafnreyður Read more »
INTERPOL Environmental Crime Unit: the stage is set to stem the wildlife crime t
11 October 2013 David Higgins
The July 23rd, 2013 seizure of rhino horn in the Czech Republic en route to China is just one unfortunate example in the Read more »
Members of the IFAW delegation, including the author (2nd from left), and the Ir
11 October 2013 Dr. Akram Darwich
Once the plane landed on the runway, we went directly to passport control and then headed to the luggage belt to collect our Read more »
Not so fast Exxon Mobil, let’s agree to keep looking for answers
10 October 2013 Katie Moore
As the American political scene is so nicely demonstrating, sometimes it is hard to come to a consensus. Getting all of the Read more »
8 October 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
More than 500 South African school children attended Jungle Theatre Company performances. In the video above, the author 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 »
Gray Whale Research Team marks eight new calves so far
This update on the western gray whale (WGW) expedition was filed on behalf of the team by IFAW Russia staff member Anna Read more »
19 August 2014 by Vicki Fishlock
One of the females from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) social disruption study in Amboseli National Park Read more »
On World Elephant Day in India, a “thumbs-up” for the elephants
18 August 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
In the sweltering humid heat of Delhi, Dr Mayukh Chatterjee, Achintya Tripathi and I were back in school. Figuratively Read more »
Chartered flight brings rescued baby elephant “Ntubya” to Zambia orphanage
18 August 2014 by Sarah Davies
Last Wednesday, an 18-month-old elephant calf, named “Ntubya” after the village in which she was rescued, safely Read more »
More cameras observe more aggregation in White Sea beluga whales
This update on IFAW funded beluga whale research, part of a larger multiyear survey of the Solovetsky beluga whale Read more »
Spotlight Zambia: The secret life of Chodoba
14 August 2014 by Sarah Davies
A milestone event was witnessed at Kafue National Park in Zambia last month. The 9-year-old rehabilitated orphaned elephant Read more »
2014 Russian Western Gray Whale Research Team reports good news from Sakhalin Is
We are back with some news from Piltun, where we study gray whales in the Sea of Okhotsk off northeastern Sakhalin Island. Read more »
12 August 2014 by Jason Bell
At the current rate of elephant poaching in many parts of Africa, this crisis should be a matter of daily concern. World Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
12 August 2014 by jjones
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest 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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