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The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
20 June 2016
Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last February. The European Union now has the much-needed frame to coordinate a strategic approac Read more »
IFAW together with more than 36,700 citizens urge the EU Environment Ministers t
16 June 2016
On Monday 20th June 2016, EU Ministers of the Environment will be given the opportunity to create momentum for wildlife as they will be asked to endorse the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last Februar Read more »
New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis
13 June 2016
A new study published today confirms what conservationists like the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have long stated; the experimental one-off ivory stockpile sale in 2008 was the catalyst for the widespread elephant poaching epidemic th Read more »
France, Germany, Spain: over 1,7 tons of ivory seized throughout the EU since Ap
9 June 2016
Over the past three weeks, French and German customs authorities have seized respectively 350kg and 625kg of illegal ivory. In April, the Spanish Civil Guard seized 744kg of ivory. These three seizures, amounting to more than 1,7 tons, are a reminder Read more »
Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France
2 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
2 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
30 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
26 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
12 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 »
UPDATE: Notable bed-socked elephant orphans mingling well with India wildlife ce
16 November 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The youngest elephant calves at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Wildlife Rescue Centre (WRC) in India Read more »
De la nécessité de traduire les trafiquants de pangolin en justice en Afrique
15 November 2016 Mike Labuschagne
Pangolins young and old are slaughtered for their meat, scales and claws to be used as food and traditional medicines, Read more »
Sharing tenBoma strategy with European policy makers
15 November 2016 Eleonora Panella
Recently, IFAW hosted a roundtable event at the Residence Palace in Brussels for representatives from the European Read more »
IFAW documentary Huntwatch sheds light on the plight of harp seals
15 November 2016 Kerry Branon
Pristine white ice threatened by climate change, baby seals crying, the smell of boat diesel, gunshots, the crack of clubs Read more »
Japan has submitted to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) its proposal f
10 November 2016 Matt Collis
Given that a huge chunk of the world and its media have been focused on the United States’ Presidential election Read more »
Vladik, a healthy young male, approximately 1.5-2 years of age, was captured in
8 November 2016 Ekaterina Blidchenko
Recently, in the city of Vladivostok in Far East Russia, a wild tiger strolling along the streets caused quite a stir among Read more »
One of the seals IFAW successfully disentangled is shown here with its neck stra
28 October 2016 Brian Sharp
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has been rescuing gray seals for years. Recently, The Marine Mammal Center’s Read more »
27 October 2016 Matt Collis
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Read more »
IWC Meeting: US Vaquita Proposal is Passed by Consensus
27 October 2016 Sharon Livermore
An emergency resolution which outlines the recommended urgent measures needed to prevent the critically endangered Read more »
14 February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
10 January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
21 November 2013
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Watch Video »
22 November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Watch Video »
21 November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Watch Video »
20 November 2013
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Watch Video »
19 November 2013
Together with the United Nations Development Program a small IFAW team embarked on an exciting new journey in Bosnia helping Watch Video »
18 November 2013
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Watch Video »
14 November 2013
In the brief video above, Dr. Jane Goodall and Sir Iain Douglas-Hamilton ask the nations of the world to call for a global Watch Video »
2014 IFAW Underwater noise and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive
by rbartlett
The goal of reaching Good Environmental Status in EU waters by 2020 is vital to Europeans for numerous reasons. One of the mo Read more »
2014 IFAW The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whalin
by rbartlett
The implications of The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whaling continue to be felt around Read more »
2014 IFAW Reducing risk of collisions with whales
by rbartlett
This leaflet, created in cooperation with the Belgian federal government, contains 5 steps to help maritime vessels avoid col Read more »
IFAW Submission: European Commission Communication on the EU Approach against Wi
by rbartlett
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices fr Read more »
Amboseli Project - IFAW picture book 2014
by rbartlett
T he Amboseli National Park’s small size of 392 kilometres squared cannot support the ecological needs of its 1,400 ele Read more »
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
by rbartlett
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation f Read more »
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
by rbartlett
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation f Read more »
IWC-65 Main Outcomes
by rbartlett
The 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting has come to a close. While there were some very big decisions taken f Read more »
Combating Elephant Poaching and the Ivory Trade
by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is working with governments, customs officers and security personnel to prot Read more »
The movie chronicling IFAW's founding campaign is now available for download.
27 April 2017 by Sheryl Fink
Every April, the ice floes off Canada’s east coast run red with blood as the annual slaughter of harp seal pups takes Read more »
The Barbary macaque  has suffered a decline in its wild population.
25 April 2017 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
To combat illegal wildlife trade in the Kingdom of Morocco, the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight Read more »
This study’s data and findings will help conservationists and policy makers.
21 April 2017 by Azzedine Downes
If nature had its way, elephants would exist in much larger numbers across the African savannah. But because of human Read more »
Trained community scouts, or community rangers, benefit from an IFAW-funded base
11 April 2017 by Jacqueline Nyagah
One of IFAW’s primary objectives in the Amboseli ecosystem is to enhance wildlife security. Since 2012, IFAW has Read more »
WATCH: Canada’s commercial seal hunt: Separating myth from fact
10 April 2017 by Sheryl Fink
The East Coast commercial seal hunt has started up in Canada for another year, and once again we are hearing the same myths Read more »
The grueling schedule of rehabilitating orphan bear cubs
7 April 2017 by Mila Danilova
This report was filed by Polina Shershneva, IFAW Russia Communications & Development Officer, after a visit to the Read more »
One of the orphan elephants receives a health exam while it is under anesthesia
5 April 2017 by Katie Moore
I held the tip of Batoka’s trunk in the palm of my hand to monitor his respiratory rate. Each strong breath ensured he Read more »
Rehabilitated rhinos sighted in Indian forest range
5 April 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Nearly two years after going back to the wild, Sohola, the hand-raised adult male rhino that was released in the western Read more »
China’s two ivory crushes foreshadowed the government’s commitment to end ivory
31 March 2017 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Today, over a third of the licensed ivory trading outlets in China, including a dozen ivory carving factories, will no Read more »

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