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Calls for suspension of industrial activity which threatens critically endangere
19th 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
11th 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
20th 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
16th 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
13th 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
9th 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
2nd 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 »
SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
2nd May 2016
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another.   This is even more apparent deep d Read more »
Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya
30th April 2016
Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn – the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world. “It is a massive quanti Read more »
Bullet casings used to kill elephants in Cameroon.
11th January 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
As many of us prepare for the holidays surrounded by friends and loved ones, news reports of heavily armed poachers in Read more »
Hong Kong children ask the world to end the killing of elephants for their ivory
11th January 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
The children in these photos are seriously concerned by the record amounts of ivory that have been seized of late in Hong Read more »
11th January 2013 Patrick Ramage
The above SkyTV video shows the killer whales surfacing through a hole in the ice to get access to air. Whales, dolphins Read more »
If you find an injured animal, it should be treated by a local carer or vet imme
10th January 2013 Josey Sharrad
Devastating bushfires are burning across large parts of South-Eastern Australia, with homes destroyed in Tasmania, Victoria Read more »
A growing number of Asian consumers are opposed to the cruel commercial slaughte
10th January 2013 Sheryl Fink
Some great news to start off 2013, as Taiwan passed legislation this week to close its markets to marine mammal products, Read more »
Wintering brown bear cubs Zahar and Pippi at the IFAW Bear Rescue Center in Bubo
4th January 2013 Elena Zharkova
This post was originally filed by Mila Danilova in our Russian office. -- EZ Two wintering bear cubs named Zahar (male) and Read more »
IFAW honored Mohammad Ghanem Almazrou’e; an officer with IFAW training who abort
28th December 2012 Ahmed Mohamed AbouZahra
After several workshops with Dubai customs, the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) office of International Fund for Read more »
With the fast changing world, the Maasai of Amboseli are at a crossroads
27th December 2012 Bernard. M. Tulito
With the fast changing world, the Maasai of Amboseli are at a cross road - to adopt the changes and survive or ignore them Read more »
A feral Katrina refugee gets a new lease on life as a barn cat
24th December 2012 Gail A’Brunzo
The Wild Animal Orphanage (WAO) in Northwest San Antonio Texas was forced to close due to a financial crisis.  The Read more »
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 »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
29th April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
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 »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Barbary Macaque - 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 »
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 The Plight of the Pangolin Infographic - 2016
by rbartlett
Understand the plight of the pangolin with this easy-to-read infographic. Read more »
IFAW Pangolins in Peril - 2016
by rbartlett
Pangolins are in peril and are one of the most wildly trafficked animal.  Read more about their plight in this informati Read more »
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 »
Azul as he is today. Credit: ABCP
23rd August 2013 by Gail A’Brunzo
It is one thing to talk about Andean bears living in the “cloud forests” of Ecuador, but it’s another Read more »
The inauguration of this course is very timely. When governments respond to call
20th August 2013 by Cynthia Milburn
Looking at the number and range of animals kept as pets around the world it seems that most children, and many adults too, Read more »
Happily, Snoopy is making a remarkable recovery, eating well and learning to cop
19th August 2013 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
The harsh reality of life for many tens of thousands of people living within informal settlements is nothing new…. Read more »
Puget Sound is the summering ground for the Southern Resident orca population of
16th August 2013 by April Wobst
Puget Sound is the summering ground for the Southern Resident orca population of about 80 killer whales, listed as Read more »
This marine animal is considered as one of the rarest and most endangered marine
16th August 2013 by Ahmed Abou-Zahra
Monk seals are shy animals that are highly affected by disturbance caused by humans. By the end of the twentieth century, Read more »
Striped dolphin breaching at sunset
16th August 2013 by Conor Ryan
After completing an intensive search of the northern Aegean Sea for harbour porpoises, the International Fund for Animal Read more »
The western gray whale (WGW) expedition is a team of scientists from Russia and
15th August 2013 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
There is a new breed of scientist on the block.
14th August 2013 by Jordi Casamitjana
There is a new breed of scientist on the block. We already have zoologists, vets, geneticists, biologists…but how do Read more »
Little known story of a beloved IFAW-WTI animal keeper, Ontai
14th August 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
Here is a post I thought you may enjoy; a story of one of our animal keepers - Ontai (Maheshwar Basumatary) in 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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