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A Sense of Urgency in Conserving Wildlife  Trump Trade at CITES
5 October 2016
As the world’s biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday, the general consensus was that conservation trumped commerce in many significant votes for animals. The Convention on International Trade in Enda Read more »
CITES Hits Control, Alt, Delete on Cybercrime
4 October 2016
Cybercriminals are the latest losers at the CoP17 of CITES following the Decision to ratify a commitment by all 183 Parties to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade. The Decision requires all Parties to take a raft of measures to ensure that cyberc Read more »
Lion bones still on the menu: CITES Parties fail to agree full ban on internatio
3 October 2016
Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg voted in favor of a much diluted decision by establishing a zero annual export quota for bones, claws Read more »
African elephants not out of the Woods Yet
3 October 2016
Divisions between African Parties failed elephant populations today, denying them the CITES Appendix I listing which would offer them the greatest possible protection from poaching and illegal trade. Amid dramatic scenes, the proposal - supported by Read more »
CITES Parties Reject Swaziland Request to Trade in White Rhino Horn
3 October 2016
IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to deny trade in white rhino horn by Swaziland. “At a time when r Read more »
Botswana Throws down Gauntlet for Elephants
3 October 2016
Botswana has publicly recognized the elephant crisis and has thrown down the gauntlet by breaking with the group of Southern African countries that traditionally promote legalization of ivory, and declaring they can no longer support legal sales of i Read more »
Better protection for sharks and rays decided at CITES
3 October 2016
IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give protection to the Silky shark, Thresher sharks and Devil rays b Read more »
Squawking Result as CITES Places African grey Parrots top of the Protection Peck
2 October 2016
African grey parrots flew to the top of the pecking order today as CITES voted decisively to uplist wild populations to Appendix I thus ending their international commercial trade. IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Pa Read more »
CITES Parties Fail to Agree on Stricter Measures to Protect Elephants
2 October 2016
Elephants were the losers today, when a number of key measures proposed by African elephant range States to protect them from international trade were distilled into a single document leaving the animals exposed to the menace of poaching for illegal Read more »
Of the dealers surveyed in a Portsmouth University report on the antiques indust
23 March 2017 Rachael Hewish
In the world of politics, people sometimes lose sight of the bigger picture. We’ve seen this happen only last month in Read more »
The author and two officials stand with ivory recovered this past Christmas and
22 March 2017 Mike Labuschagne
The ruthlessness of Malawi’s rainy season has drastically damaged many roads and bridges in Kasungu National Park, Read more »
Shot in face by poachers, new cub joins three orphans recovering at Russia centr
21 March 2017 Ekaterina Blidchenko
Two months ago, a tiger cub was admitted to the International Fund for Animal Welfare-supported PRNCO Tiger Centre with a Read more »
Raptors, like this falcon rehabilitated at the IFAW raptor rescue center in Beij
17 March 2017 Aurore Morin
 A criminal network trafficking thousands of endangered birds has been dismantled in France and Belgium. Following a Read more »
Nine things you may not know about dolphin strandings
15 March 2017 Kerry Branon
On the occasion of dolphin awareness month, we would like to share a few facts about these charismatic cetaceans. Dolphins Read more »
Testing of elephant collars involves moving the collars around.
14 March 2017 Lisa Olivier
To ensure the proper operation of the satellite collars that will be fitted on a couple of the rehabilitated elephants of Read more »
A fin whale spouting at the surface.
9 March 2017 Sharon Livermore
Encouraging news has reached us overnight from Iceland that the country’s lone fin whaler and fisheries magnate, Read more »
Switzerland bans seal products
9 March 2017 Sheryl Fink
IFAW is celebrating  another victory for seals this week,  as Switzerland became the 35th country to ban seal Read more »
Shocking: A rhino falls victim to poaching in the very heart of France
7 March 2017 Aurore Morin
The Thiory Zoo, 60km from Paris, made a gruesome discovery this morning upon finding one of its three white rhinos killed by Read more »
28 April 2015
They were found hungry and alone without their mothers back in 2012 Gerakati and Agora, two wild Asiatic water Watch Video »
13 April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Watch Video »
26 March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
18 February 2015
The pickup truck is making its way over a bumpy meadow towards the sheep enclosure. Three large livestock guardian dogs - Watch Video »
6 March 2015
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Watch Video »
3 March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
17 February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
13 February 2015
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26 January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
IFAW - Pangolins Meet CITES Criteria - 2016
by rbartlett
The criteria used for adding pangolins to the CITES protocol. Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Pangolin - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW Cites Briefing Sheet - African Lion - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - African Grey Parrot - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
A pdf document showing the honorary board members.
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the honorary board members. Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2015
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2015 Read more »
Killing for Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade
by rbartlett
The result of a comprehensive analysis of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
A Sense of Urgency in Conserving Wildlife  Trump Trade at CITES
5 October 2016 by svandereyd
As the world’s biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday, the general Read more »
CITES Hits Control, Alt, Delete on Cybercrime
4 October 2016 by svandereyd
Cybercriminals are the latest losers at the CoP17 of CITES following the Decision to ratify a commitment by all 183 Parties Read more »
Lion bones still on the menu: CITES Parties fail to agree full ban on internatio
3 October 2016 by svandereyd
Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Read more »
African elephants not out of the Woods Yet
3 October 2016 by svandereyd
Divisions between African Parties failed elephant populations today, denying them the CITES Appendix I listing which would Read more »
CITES Parties Reject Swaziland Request to Trade in White Rhino Horn
3 October 2016 by svandereyd
IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade Read more »
Botswana Throws down Gauntlet for Elephants
3 October 2016 by svandereyd
Botswana has publicly recognized the elephant crisis and has thrown down the gauntlet by breaking with the group of Southern Read more »
Better protection for sharks and rays decided at CITES
3 October 2016 by svandereyd
IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade Read more »
Squawking Result as CITES Places African grey Parrots top of the Protection Peck
2 October 2016 by svandereyd
African grey parrots flew to the top of the pecking order today as CITES voted decisively to uplist wild populations to Read more »
CITES Parties Fail to Agree on Stricter Measures to Protect Elephants
2 October 2016 by svandereyd
Elephants were the losers today, when a number of key measures proposed by African elephant range States to protect them Read more »

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