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First time ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco
25 April 2017
A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April 24th to 28th by the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight against Desertification of Morocco and the Internat Read more »
Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland
24 April 2017
Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) with assistance from Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in El Sheik and Wajel, respectively, on 19 Read more »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protec Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017
In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Earth’s tallest land animal under the U.S. Endangered Spec Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets.   Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, wi Read more »
Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling further criticised by expert panel
3 April 2017
Japan’s so-called scientific whaling has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill whales for ‘scientific research’. In a report published today (Monday) the Expert Panel appointed b Read more »
IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
31 March 2017
Today, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offered the following statement in response Read more »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annu Read more »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in pla Read more »
Maya, a border collie, was rescued from a dog shelter and is now fully trained a
21 July 2017 Laure Boissat
Detecting and protecting wildlife is not an easy task, especially for rare animals that are well hidden in the forest such Read more »
Rhino calf rescued from Indian floods
14 July 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) admitted a male rhinoceros calf displaced Read more »
IFAW, Portuguese government officials and members of the shipping industry discu
13 July 2017 Eleonora Panella
The documentary Sonic Sea was screened on July 12 in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, and was met with the same Read more »
A woman holds an ivory carving being sold at a market in Brussels, Belgium. This
13 July 2017 Tania McCrea-Steele
This week eBay spoke up for the plight of elephants by encouraging the European Union to adopt a complete ban of all ivory Read more »
Rakuten announces that it has banned ivory sales on its web sites.
7 July 2017 Tania McCrea-Steele
Rakuten, the largest online retailer in Japan, has banned ivory sales on its platform. The policy change, which went into Read more »
A three-month-old male calf was rescued near the Charduar Forest Range.
An orphaned male elephant calf was rescued yesterday morning by frontline forest staff in Paleng, a village on the fringes Read more »
#NoIvoryInEu: Campaigning to close domestic ivory trade in EU
3 July 2017 Eleonora Panella
At least 20,000 elephants are killed each year in Africa and population numbers have collapsed to an all-time low, dropping Read more »
Animal endangerment issues warrant need for #safeselfies
27 June 2017 Kerry Branon
Selfies have become social currency. It is no longer enough to visit the Blarney Stone. You need an upside-down kissing Read more »
IFAW-funded equipment help Stepnoy Sanctuary staff place signs announcing road c
This blog comes to us from Vladimir Kalmykov, Director of the Stepnoy Sanctuary. –MV Every year at the beginning of Read more »
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 »
4 August 2016
Rescuing any animal from an entanglement is a challenge, regardless of the species. Wary of our presence and unaware of our Watch Video »
16 May 2016
Implementing systems and technologies to prevent elephant poaching in Africa can be complicated. Working with Kenya Watch Video »
27 June 2016
Technologies developed for outer space uses have helped scientists discover underground water sources in drought-stricken Watch Video »
15 June 2016
It is not an easy process to capture an entangled seal. The gray seals here on Cape Cod tend to haul out on sand bars, Watch Video »
9 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 »
3 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 »
29 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 »
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 »
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 »
First time ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco
25 April 2017 by svandereyd
A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April Read more »
Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland
24 April 2017 by svandereyd
Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment Read more »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017 by svandereyd
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017 by svandereyd
In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017 by svandereyd
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can Read more »
Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling further criticised by expert panel
3 April 2017 by svandereyd
Japan’s so-called scientific whaling has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does Read more »
IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
31 March 2017 by svandereyd
Today, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic Read more »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017 by svandereyd
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the Read more »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017 by svandereyd
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Read more »

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Hunted down! Dramatic moment a notorious gang of ivory poachers are caught in an undercover sting in Zambia: Photo documentation of the dramatic moment notorious ivory poachers are caught –  read more.

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