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30th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
26th November 2015
The European Commission has today released a new report, hailed as the EU’s first integrated strategy across the breadth of sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to bridge the poverty-biodiversity nexus, marking a significant advancement on the EU Read more »
Significant seizure of elephant ivory at Heathrow Airport
24th November 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has congratulated UK Border Force for seizing elephant tusks and other ivory items at Heathrow Airport. Border Force has described the haul as one of the biggest that has been found in the UK, totallin Read more »
1st October 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s adoption by the Council of the European Union of the amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the W Read more »
China announces domestic ivory trade ban
25th September 2015
(Sept. 25, 2015 – Yarmouth Port, MA) The President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, made history today by announcing that the two countries would take swift action to protect elephants from the Read more »
21st September 2015
As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for celebration. “Rhino’s continue to break records for all the wrong reasons. Year on year poachers take the tally of rhinocero Read more »
8th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
4th September 2015
There are warnings tomorrow’s International Vulture Awareness Day [Saturday 5 September] could be one of the last the birds see in Europe. A number of conservation organisations (BirdLife International, Vulture Conservation Foundation, Wildlif Read more »
Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th
12th August 2015
Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat. Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close Read more »
With an endorsement of the Action Plan form the EU, elephants stand to gain grea
20th June 2016 Staci McLennan
Today, the Member States of the European Union declared their support to a coordinated effort to tackle wildlife crime by Read more »
Jane Goodall, Azzedine Downes together offer thoughts on tragic Harambe killing
19th June 2016 Azzedine Downes
The heartbreaking news of the death of Harambe, a popular western lowland gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, who was killed to Read more »
15th June 2016 CT Harry
It is not an easy process to capture an entangled seal. The gray seals here on Cape Cod tend to haul out on sand bars, Read more »
Killing for Trophies: Report analyzes trophy hunting around the world
14th June 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
The auctioning of a permit to kill a rare rhino in Namibia. A Texas cheerleader posting pictures on social media with a Read more »
IFAW has participated in numbers of captive big cat rescues in the last few year
1st June 2016 Carson Barylak
Thailand’s Tiger Temple has long been controversial. The facility has profited from allowing direct contact between Read more »
The author (far right) with members of the US and Kenyan delegations.
31st May 2016 James Isiche
Illegal wildlife trade took centre stage in the UN Environment Assembly’s second-ever meeting at United Nations Read more »
IFAW ads in clubs, subways
23rd May 2016 Grace Ge Gabriel
At the end of 2014, when I wrote about Chinese cultural icons joining the IFAW campaign to stigmatize wildlife consumption, Read more »
16th May 2016 Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Implementing systems and technologies to prevent elephant poaching in Africa can be complicated. Working with Kenya Read more »
France can set an example with a near total ban on domestic trade of ivory.
2nd May 2016 Mia Crnojevic
The weekend of 1 May 2016 will go down in history as an important moment in the fight to save the remaining elephants on Read more »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
13th May 2014
The video above features some of the adorable bear cubs under care at the IFAW Orphaned Bear Rescue Center in Russia. The Watch Video »
7th April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
27th March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
3rd March 2014
This morning the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made a wonderful announcement, that Belgium would be Watch Video »
28th February 2014
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track Watch Video »
25th February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
10th 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 »
Commercial Seal Hunting: The EU and the Fight to Protect Seals
by rbartlett
EU citizens have vocally opposed commercial sealing for decades. This 12 page leaflet looks at the history of the EU campaign Read more »
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 »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
24th September 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Read more »
An elephant is made to perform in another zoo.
21st September 2016 by James Kinney
You already know that elephants across Africa are being slaughtered for their ivory tusks at the rate of about one every 15 Read more »
A lot at stake for wildlife at 17th CITES conference in South Africa
21st September 2016 by svandereyd
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will hold its 17th Conference of Read more »
Crime scene training in Tsavo.
15th September 2016 by Tim Spalla
A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to hear that IFAW’s tenBoma team embedded with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) developed Read more »
Motion for resolution on the key objectives for the CITES CoP17 - adopted in Str
15th September 2016 by svandereyd
Today the Plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg voted the Motion for Resolution on the EU’s strategic Read more »
IUCN motion seeks to protect elephants from poaching by closing ivory marketsPHO
10th September 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
Today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, the world’s largest scientific conservation body called for Read more »
Lizards such as the one pictured above are often smuggled through the Netherland
9th September 2016 by Rikkert Reijnen
Four suitcases fully packed with exotic wildlife such as snakes, lizards and turtles were seized by Dutch customs at Read more »
While confiscating a total of 1.2 metric tons of illegal ivory in Germany is gre
8th September 2016 by Robert Kless
Over the last four months the German customs authorities have discovered and confiscated a total of 1.2 metric tons of Read more »
Split listing, protecting elephants at one level in one place and another level
7th September 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
If you cross this river, your ivory will be worth more than your life! Try telling this to an elephant who is about to 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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