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16th November 2012
Today’s giant 1,3 tonne ivory seizure in Hong Kong raises the tally of contraband ivory confiscated in the Chinese city to over five tonnes – in less than four weeks. On 20 October Hong Kong officials seized a record smashing 3,81 tonnes Read more »
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15th November 2012
Three record-sized ivory confiscations in just three weeks, has put a further dent in East Africa’s growing image as a clearing house for the bloody illegal ivory trade. They are a bleak reflection of the prediction by James Isiche, Regional Di Read more »
MEPs including C Stilher, G. Wilmott, A McCarthy on the day the Europe
5th November 2012
Russia has officially requested Third Party status at the ongoing WTO case against the EU ban on seal products. This development was welcomed today by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - ). "Europeans and Russians are Read more »
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4th November 2012
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), at the request of the Ocean County Health Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department in Toms River, N.J., has dispatched its disaster response team to co Read more »
25th October 2012
(Brussels, Belgium - October 25th 2012) – The European Parliament today called for an end to Japanese so-called ‘scientific whaling’ as part of a resolution on EU-Japan trade talks. The adopted text notes the serious divergences bet Read more »
23rd October 2012
(Brussels, Belgium – 23 October 2012) The seizure of a record-smashing 3,81 tonnes of illegal ivory in Hong Kong on Saturday – the largest ever in China and the largest worldwide in two years - makes the past 24 months among the dead Read more »
IFAW: Grey seal cull not supported by science
23rd October 2012
The Canadian Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans today released a report recommending a mass cull of 70,000 grey seals in the Gulf of St Lawrence, a recommendation the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) calls an unethical and risky gam Read more »
12th October 2012
European Parliamentarians have taken a strong stand against whaling in the context of EU – Japan trade negotiations. The adopted amendments  tabled by MEP David Martin (S&D) note the serious divergences between the EU and Japan on issu Read more »
Success for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) can only come one anima
12th October 2012
In a bid to reintroduce the protection of biodiversity to the ongoing CBD conference the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) hosted a showcase on ‘wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and welfar Read more »
IFAW-WTI refresher course reinforces Bhutanese rangers training.
16th October 2014 James Kinney
Editor’s note: Jose Louies, Wildlife Trust of India’s Assistant Manager, Enforcement Assistance and Law filed Read more »
Two rescued orphaned cubs enjoy Thanksgiving thanks to Northern Lights.
16th October 2014 Michelle Cliffe
This past weekend, as many people were tucking in to Thanksgiving dinner and counting their blessings, our cell phones were Read more »
IFAW welcomes Jane Goodall to its honorary board.
15th October 2014 Azzedine Downes
With all her wisdom and passion on a wide range of fronts, it is no surprise that Dr. Jane Goodall is the most preeminent Read more »
IFAW welcomes HRH Princess Alia Al Hussein to its honorary board.
15th October 2014 Azzedine Downes
When I first met HRH Princess Alia Al Hussein, our conversations revolved around a sanctuary she had recently set up to Read more »
Why I lashed out on Nat Geo against another call for more ivory trade
14th October 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
The ivory trade is killing elephants. Period. Those of us who work hard to combat the poaching as well as interdict Read more »
IFAW helped local wildlife rescue efforts at Quintero Bay, Chile oil spill.
14th October 2014 Valeria Ruoppolo
An oil spill of approximately 22,000 litres (approximately 5,600 US gallons) in Quintero Bay in northern Chile on 25 Read more »
Released Amur tiger Kuzya crosses border into China
Kuzya, one of five Amur tigers released back in May in Far East Russia, crossed the Amur River and entered Chinese territory Read more »
Phillie, an abandoned dog, exemplifies the Northern Dogs Project’s
9th October 2014 Ellie Milano
Phillie was dumped on the doorstep of a woman who picks up roaming dogs in a couple of the Cree communities in Northern Read more »
Sanctuaries give rescued chimpanzees a new life.
9th October 2014 Gail A’Brunzo
Most of us have experienced some unexpected expenses which have left us a bit short of money, temporarily. When that happens Read more »
6th 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 »
27th September 2016
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Watch Video »
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 »
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 »
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 »
28th May 2015 by svandereyd
A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland.   The free ‘Whappy’ app, launched Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
26th May 2015 by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Tencent says No to online illegal wildlife trade
22nd May 2015 by adintino
Tencent, a leading provider of Internet services in China, The Nature Conservancy (“TNC”), and the International Read more »
Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
22nd May 2015 by adintino
Seventy one officers from Interpol, wildlife law enforcement and CITES management authorities in nine African countries, Read more »
IFAW Destroys 257 Ivory Items for World Biodiversity Day
22nd May 2015 by adintino
In celebration of the upcoming World Biodiversity Day on May 22nd, IFAW crushed 257 ivory items it had been given by Read more »
IFAW statement on Texas hunter killing Black Rhino in Namibia
20th May 2015 by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW - Jeff Flocken responds to the killing of a black Read more »
Scientists urged to make clear statement on Japan’s Antarctic whaling plans
19th May 2015 by adintino
As the scientific committee of the conservation body for whales, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) begins its Read more »
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whal
19th May 2015 by adintino
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat Read more »
Sakhalin Energy should postpone seismic survey that threatens endangered western
18th May 2015 by adintino
Two months before Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC) is due to conduct a major seismic survey off Sakhalin Island, a 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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