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Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary
17 August 2016
Although her speech in Nairobi heralded a total  ivory trade ban in France, a more toned down version has just been published in the decree issued jointly by Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy, and Marine Affairs, Read more »
Tech Industry Leaders Join Forces against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Online
12 August 2016
On World Elephant Day, leading e-commerce and social media companies are implementing critical steps to stop the sale of illegal wildlife products online across the globe.     Today, seven companies, including eBay, Etsy, Gumtree, Micr Read more »
Calls for suspension of industrial activity which threatens critically endangere
19 July 2016
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups have called for a temporary suspension of activities by an oil and gas company which they fear are causing disturbance to critically endangered whales in Russia’s Far East. Accor Read more »
Combating Wildlife Crime in Ethiopia
11 July 2016
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers from customs, federal police, airport police and, Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) as CITES management authorities based at Bole International Airport, to comba Read more »
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 »
18 October 2016 Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Read more »
This IWC meeting is the first time the full international commission has met sin
17 October 2016 Sharon Livermore
Next week, governments from around the world will meet in Portorož, Slovenia, for the 66th meeting of the International Read more »
6 October 2016 Azzedine Downes
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Read more »
The IFAW Middle East office has worked with the governments in the Arabian Penin
Ever since the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has worked in East Africa and the Middle East, we have known Read more »
The recently confirmed CITES ban in commercial trade of products made from the b
4 October 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
The CITES Conference of the Parties has had a number of high-profile successes for animals—defeating bad proposals in Read more »
29 September 2016 Jason Bell
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Read more »
This vote brings them all on equal footing for protection under CITES.
28 September 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
A round of applause rose up through the main chamber when the decision was announced. The Parties of CITES had weighed Read more »
Enacting strong, global regulations makes a real difference for these animals.
28 September 2016 Rikkert Reijnen
Shortly after eight species of pangolins were uplisted at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Read more »
INTERPOL’s Project Wisdom and IFAW’s tenBoma initiative align to counter wildlif
28 September 2016 David Higgins
Tonight I am pleased to announce to a packed room at the global CITES conference that INTERPOL and the International Fund Read more »
6 January 2015
This post was filed by Belinda Rubinstein, one of our IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research responders that helped care for Watch Video »
9 December 2014
A 3 month-old baby rhino that was found critically injured near someone’s home in Northeast India was rescued by IFAW Watch Video »
12 November 2014
A week ago the IFAW team had arrived for Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito, Ecuador. Now the 11th Conference of Watch Video »
7 November 2014
The countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Watch Video »
7 November 2014
Today some groundbreaking decisions have been taken for the survival of sharks and manta rays throughout the globe at the Watch Video »
21 November 2014
There are many reasons why the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescues and protects animals around the globe. Watch Video »
6 October 2014
Something as simple as a piece of rope has helped save thousands of lives, both humans and animals, in the Albay Province Watch Video »
3 October 2014
The Maasai of the Olgulului/Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) have rallied behind the Kitenden Corridor project of the Watch Video »
2 October 2014
After our arrival on Sunday, the IFAW team, together with local partners from the Albay Provincial Veterinary Services, Watch Video »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
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IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
by svandereyd
Position paper on the draft AGRI opinion on the Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 on trade in seal Read more »
by svandereyd
Position paper on the draft IMCO report on the Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007 /2009 on trade in seal Read more »
IFAW INTA opinion on seal regulation
by svandereyd
IFAW briefing document on the draft INTA proposal regarding the EU Commission proposal on the EU seal trade regulation. Read more »
IFAW common letter regarding raw ivory
by rbartlett
IFAW and 40 other NGOs recently called on Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment and the Environment Ministers of Read more »
6 EU Ministers lead in banning raw ivory exports; ask others to follow
by rbartlett
The ministers responsible for regulating ivory in 6 EU countries have sent a letter asking their colleagues in the other 22 c Read more »
IFAW’s briefing doc on the EU Commission proposal for amending the EU seal trade
by rbartlett
IFAW’s briefing doc on the EU Commission proposal for amending the EU seal trade regulation. Read more »
IFAW World Wildlife Day Action Plan Letter
by rbartlett
For this year’s World Wildlife Day IFAW’s EU office in Brussels reached out to MEPs of all political stripes and Read more »
Ban ivory trade, China’s New Year present to Elephants
30 December 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
I am overwhelmed with joy, even though this announcement has been much anticipated. I read and re-read the text on the red Read more »
IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017
30 December 2016 by adintino
After decades of advocating by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for shutting down domestic ivory markets, Read more »
After meeting with IFAW, Russian Minister advocates for greater animal protectio
28 December 2016 by rbartlett
(Moscow, Russia) - On December 27, at the Vladimir Putin-chaired State Council meeting on environmental development in the Read more »
Zebra numbers had previously dropped from 600 to a mere six individuals but in 2
21 December 2016 by Mike Labuschagne
The destruction and damage caused by the bush meat trade in Africa is often overshadowed by the highly publicised illegal Read more »
300 dogs have been moved from a shelter in a dangerous setting to one in a much
19 December 2016 by Shannon Walajtys
The only animal rescue shelter in war-torn Gorlovka, Ukraine had been struggling to maintain operations and basic safety in Read more »
A curious minke whale spy hopping in the waters off Antarctica.
15 December 2016 by Rebecca Keeble
IFAW has been a proud member of the Antarctic Ocean Alliance which has worked tirelessly to secure protection for the 1,550, Read more »
The decline of the giraffe has been dubbed the “silent extinction” because of gi
15 December 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has announced in their latest update of the “Red List of Read more »
Report on animals and human wellbeing unveiled at CBD CoP 13
14 December 2016 by Beth Allgood
For the last week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been here at the Convention for Biological Diversity Read more »
13 December 2016 by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This 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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