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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 »
IFAW's Adrian Hiel and MEP Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy speak with media on the MEP's ne
1 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
28 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.
28 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
26 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
22 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.
20 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
20 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 »
It turns out that burgers, pies, bolognaise sauce and other meat products suppos
20 February 2013 Cynthia Milburn
The latest food scandal to erupt in the UK is beginning to unleash across Europe. In fact, what has happened in the UK might Read more »
Shark finning at a market in Dibba, Oman
19 February 2013 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
The rate at which sharks are vanishing from the world’s oceans is reaching a tipping point. Many shark populations 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 »
International Polar Bear Forum: Range countries must commit to a conservation st
4 December 2013 by Azzedine Downes
At the international Polar Bear Forum in Moscow this week, foreign dignitaries and non-governmental organizations are Read more »
Spotlight Africa: Urgent measures for elephants called for at Botswana Summit
4 December 2013 by Jason Bell
IFAW was fortunate to be invited to attend the final day's proceedings of the World Conservation Union's (IUCN) Read more »
4 December 2013 by svandereyd
Hope for the future of elephants grew a little rosier today, when ministerial delegates to the IUCN African Elephant Summit Read more »
In Playa del Carmen, neighbors gather during dramatic rescue of Rapunzel the kit
3 December 2013 by Erika Flores
A kitten fell 39 feet down a pipe into an underground sewage system, but rescuer Cryss didn’t know that 24 hours Read more »
3 December 2013 by svandereyd
At an international polar bear forum this week marking the 40th anniversary of the “Agreement on the Conservation of Read more »
Visiting the wolves in Western Poland
28 November 2013 by Robert Kless
Sundown is just over, twilight is settling in. There is no wind, no noises. Suddenly I hear a long, ascending howl. After Read more »
"Boubandjida: Elephants' graveyard" photo exhibit shocks French viewers
26 November 2013 by Julie Matondo
Warning: these photos may shock some people of a sensitive disposition. "These photos are shocking; this must be Read more »
World Trade Organisation seal ban ruling breaks positive ground for animal welfa
25 November 2013 by Azzedine Downes
Today, we are celebrating the World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel finding that the EU seal trade regulation, which prevents Read more »
25 November 2013 by svandereyd
Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released its panel ruling on Canada and Norway’s challenge of the European 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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