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IFAW welcomes European Parliament call for stronger action to combat illegal wil
24 November 2016
Today, the European Parliament voted with 567 votes in favour (and 6 against), an important own-initiative report by Catherine Bearder MEP (ALDE, UK) in response to the Commission publication of the  EU action plan against wildlife trafficking l Read more »
Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prose
15 November 2016
In spite of evidence showing wildlife crime is linked to other forms of serious offenses, most countries apply wildlife policies and legislation that fail to treat wildlife poaching and trafficking as a serious offence.  As a result of the weak Read more »
Where do elephants go?
2 November 2016
Two elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem have today been fitted with tracking collars. The collars transmit a satellite and radio signal using global positioning system (GPS) technology to map out the elephants’ migratory routes and identify how Read more »
A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat
27 October 2016
Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, today as a resolution was passed to ensure tighter scrutiny of Japan’s permitting process for its so-calle Read more »
Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extin
27 October 2016
Urgent conservation measures to try to save the world’s most threatened species of dolphin from extinction have been approved at the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia. The critically endangered vaq Read more »
Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key
21 October 2016
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s so-called ‘scientifi Read more »
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 »
Shannon Walajtys visiting a cat shelter in Cyprus.
22 May 2013 Shannon Walajtys
Imagine, you wake up to find out that your bank is closed, and you cannot take out your own money! This is exactly what Read more »
IFAW donated 5000 euros to the Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire.
This spring couldn’t have had a better start for Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire. They received a donation of 5000 euros from Read more »
A majority of Canadians want to see an end to the commercial seal hunt.
22 May 2013 Sheryl Fink
According to media reports, today is the day that the sole sealskin processor – Carino Ltd - will stop purchasing seal Read more »
The Northern Dogs project team receives an enthusiastic greeting from
21 May 2013 Janice Hannah
The Northern Dogs Project has returned north for the spring 2013 season!  We are back from working in the communities Read more »
It is 8 am. The temperature is already near 40°C on this part of the planet, which has now been identified as a high- Read more »
Jalila and her daughter
17 May 2013 Vicki Fishlock
Usually I try to restrict my blog to writing stories about my study families; these are the elephants that I know well as I Read more »
On the frozen ice of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, a sealer moves in to kill a beate
15 May 2013 Sheryl Fink
The discussion on the European Union’s import ban on seal products continued last week as the second panel Read more »
The market for species such as elephants has grown to become a massive global in
15 May 2013 Satyen Sinha
Every time I read a report on the state of wildlife, I seem to be faced with the news of yet more dead animals poached for Read more »
Icelandic fin whaling - an expensive and dangerous hobby, in more ways than oner
14 May 2013 Robbie Marsland
It’s been a busy week or so for those following the dying whaling industry in Iceland.  The lone Icelandic Read more »
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 »
27 September 2016
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Watch Video »
24 September 2016
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Watch Video »
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 »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Three years with Amboseli elephants, and reflecting on their future
27 February 2014 by Vicki Fishlock
Nothing happens fast with elephants. Pregnancy lasts 22 months, the time between consecutive births is five years, while Read more »
Little Mambo eyes are sealed shut from infection. © IFAW-COP
26 February 2014 by Jennifer Gardner
Villages like Sukamenah in the foothills of Mt. Sinabung are now like ghost towns. The only signs of life are the few Read more »
25 February 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Read more »
Wildlife: The natural resource of choice for some insurgent groups
25 February 2014 by Kelvin Alie
A recent article I co-authored explains how many criminal networks now derive regular and substantial profits from the Read more »
High-Value Wildlife Sales Fueling State Corruption, Terrorism, and Wars Globally
25 February 2014 by slajoie
A new study published in the journal Biological Conservation describes the trafficking of wildlife and their products Read more »
No animal should be “surplus”
18 February 2014 by Jordi Casamitjana
A young giraffe named Marius was shot, dismembered, and fed to the lions in Copenhagen Zoo because he was deemed “ Read more »
Counting 11,000 elephants in five days
18 February 2014 by Jacqueline Nyagah
Counting elephants in an area that spans over 48,000 square kilometres, nearly twice the size of the state of Massachusetts Read more »
14 February 2014 by Robbie Marsland
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Read more »
The fight against wildlife trade can’t be won in a single summit
13 February 2014 by Azzedine Downes
Thanks to a number of expansive and diligent multi-nation enforcement operations, staggering amounts of illegal ivory— 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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