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“The endangered Barbary macaque could get a new chance at survival at CITES CoP1
27th September 2016
For the first time in 30 years, Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will discuss increasing the level of protection for a monkey species. Barbary macaques will take center stage in Johannesburg, alongside em Read more »
Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Clo
26th September 2016
Fifty-seven Parties to CITES have voted against a motion from Namibia claiming that a proposal to regulate domestic ivory markets is inadmissible as outside the scope of the Convention. The United States stated that “Parties have addressed dome Read more »
Jubilation as CITES Votes to Stop Discussions Aimed at Promoting a Framework for
26th September 2016
Conservationists were jubilant this evening as CITES voted once and for all to abandon the controversial Decision Making Mechanisim (DMM) for a process to trade in ivory. While the decision became a nail-biter in the final moments, those wanting to e Read more »
A lot at stake for wildlife at 17th CITES conference in South Africa
21st September 2016
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will hold its 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) from 24 September to 5 October 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The survival of many species will be Read more »
Motion for resolution on the key objectives for the CITES CoP17 - adopted in Str
15th September 2016
Today the Plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg voted the Motion for Resolution on the EU’s strategic objectives for the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Read more »
100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in I
31st August 2016
A petition signed by tourists and locals pledging not to eat whale meat in Iceland and calling on the country’s government to end the cruel practice of whaling has beaten all previous records and now passed 100,000 signatures. It was started by Read more »
Motion to Protect Pangolins Passess IUCN World Conservation Congress
31st August 2016
The world’s most heavily trafficked mammal finds wave of support among world conservation leaders at IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest gathering of conservation leaders. IUCN has passed a motion outlining a path to bro Read more »
IFAW Statement on the Killing of a Giraffe & Zebra  by 12-Year Old Trophy Hunter
17th August 2016
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of a giraffe and zebra in South Africa by a 12-year old American trophy hunter: “It Read more »
Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary
17th 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 »
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1st March 2013 Dr. David M. Lavigne
Open publication - Free publishing - More facts MOBILE and TABLET users: browse Elephants & Ivory by Read more »
1st March 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
Last week I represented the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Read more »
IFAW's Adrian Hiel and MEP Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy speak with media on the MEP's ne
1st March 2013 Satyen Sinha
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was invited to speak at a workshop held by the European Parliament’s Read more »
Poachers slaughtered at least 200 elephants for their tusks in Cameroon during a
28th February 2013 Jason Bell
At this year’s 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on International Trade in Read more »
IFAW’s DVM Erika Flores providing emergency assistance to the margay.
28th February 2013 Joaquin de la Torre
It was the middle of December around 7 pm, and I was heading to a meeting when I received a call from Erika Flores telling Read more »
From left: Iregi Mwenja, Jim Nyamu of  the Elephant Neighbor’s Center, and Steve
26th February 2013 Steve Njumbi
Jim Nyamu cut a lonely figure these last two weeks, as he trekked nearly 500 kms from coastal Mombasa inland to Nairobi, in Read more »
Having eleven different nationalities and cultures represented during our road t
22nd February 2013 Rebecca Brimley
Here at the International Fund for Animal Welfare, we have long wanted to extend our impact for dogs and cats beyond our Read more »
The harpoon on a Japanese whaling vessel.
20th February 2013 Patrick Ramage
As David McNeill of The Economist magazine introduced our panel in Tokyo to a packed room at the Foreign Correspondents Read more »
Canadian East Coast seal hunt - and now the Inuit seal hunt - are being depicted
20th February 2013 Sheryl Fink
I’m in Geneva for the first round of WTO hearings on Canada and Norway’s challenge of EU regulations Read more »
24th 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 »
16th May 2016
Implementing systems and technologies to prevent elephant poaching in Africa can be complicated. Working with Kenya Watch Video »
27th June 2016
Technologies developed for outer space uses have helped scientists discover underground water sources in drought-stricken Watch Video »
9th March 2016
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Watch Video »
3rd March 2016
On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world Watch Video »
29th October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
21st September 2015
Polar bears are a remarkable species; they have survived numerous ice ages and evolved to become the largest land Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25th August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
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 »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Committee II Summary Table: Comments and Recommendations
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 Pangolin Fact Sheet
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Southern White Rhino - 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 - Elephants - 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 »
Seven steps conservation and national leaders can take to stop wildlife crime
6th November 2013 by Azzedine Downes
Along with human trafficking, drug running and illegal arms sales, wildlife crime ranks among the most serious, dangerous, Read more »
6th November 2013 by svandereyd
Hundreds of ministerial level representatives from around the world gather today at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Read more »
EU Member States are key players in helping to protect wildlife
5th November 2013 by Satyen Sinha
Earlier this year, I reported that the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Organised Crime, Corruption and Read more »
Giving Bhutanese rangers more training means better wildlife protection
5th November 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
In the slideshow above, we see members of the the Wildlife Conservation Division of the Royal Government of Bhutan in Read more »
Barcelona companion animal conference more than just slides and coffee
4th November 2013 by James Pirnay
Recently, I attended the 15th International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC) in Barcelona. This year, the three Read more »
Who cares for orphaned African elephant calves left motherless by poachers?
1st November 2013 by Gail A’Brunzo
The images above were taken at the Zambia Elephant Orphanage. ~~~ For anyone who looks at the news, he or she is surely Read more »
Spotlight China: two wonderful rescue stories about owlets
30th October 2013 by Isobel Annan
An Asian Barred Owlet’s story A victim of the illegal wildlife trade, this Asian Barred Owlet was caught and Read more »
Photography festival in China opens eyes and hearts
30th October 2013 by Sabrina Zhang
“Aunt, would you please take one photo for us?  I also want to protect the animals!” A 7- 8 year old boy Read more »
Thousands gather in Vladivostok for annual Russian Tiger Day
29th October 2013 by Anna Filippova
Watch the slideshow above which includes images from the 2013 Russian Tiger Day held in Vladivostok. ~~~ Tiger Day arrived Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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