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Sakhalin Energy should postpone seismic survey that threatens endangered western
18 May 2015
Two months before Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC) is due to conduct a major seismic survey off Sakhalin Island, a coalition of non-governmental organizations has today added its voice to a call by the Western Grey Whale Advisory Panel (WGWA Read more »
New African Training Program Improves Regional Capacity and Cooperation to Comba
18 May 2015
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda. Hosted by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Read more »
Record 1,160 Kilograms of Ivory and 65 Rhino Horns Seized in Mozambique
14 May 2015
Mozambique has made its biggest ever seizure of ivory and rhino horn – more than one tonne of ivory, and 65 rhino horns. The seizures were made last week, Tuesday 5th May, in a raid on a private home in Matola, a small city close to the capital Read more »
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13 May 2015
The European Commission has confirmed that it will develop a wildlife trafficking action plan to join the global fight against the rampant and destructive trade in products like ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales and tiger parts. “It is about t Read more »
Emirates – World’s Biggest International Airline – Bans  Transport of Hunting Tr
13 May 2015
Emirates, the world’s biggest international airline, have banned the transportation of hunting trophies on all its services effective Friday 15th May 2015. IFAW confirmed with Emirates SkyCargo today that the ban affects the transportation of t Read more »
(L-R: Myles Kennedy, Frank Sidoris, SLASH, Todd Kerns, Brent Fitz)
7 May 2015
Tweet it: @Slash releases new song “Beneath The Savage Sun” (HERE) to benefit @action4IFAW. SLASH--the iconic American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer—today (May 7) announced the release of the song and video “B Read more »
Controversial new ad campaign highlights sly tactics of fox hunts which flout th
5 May 2015
Hunters are given a fox-like makeover in a controversial new advertising campaign launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today to highlight illegal fox hunting. ‘The Sly Ones’ campaign, featuring photographs of model Read more »
IFAW helps animals in wake of Nepal earthquake
5 May 2015
The devastation of the Nepal earthquake has killed thousands and shaken the world. Everyone wants to help. Aid organizations struggle to deliver supplies due to damaged roads and a lack of helicopters and heavy equipment. At the same time, animal res Read more »
Whaling season expected to begin imminently in Iceland
1 May 2015
Minke whaling season is expected to start shortly in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. Before any whales are harpooned in Icelandic waters this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Icelandic government to Read more »
Jane Goodall, Azzedine Downes together offer thoughts on tragic Harambe killing
19 June 2016 Azzedine Downes
The heartbreaking news of the death of Harambe, a popular western lowland gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, who was killed to Read more »
15 June 2016 CT Harry
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, Read more »
Killing for Trophies: Report analyzes trophy hunting around the world
14 June 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
The auctioning of a permit to kill a rare rhino in Namibia. A Texas cheerleader posting pictures on social media with a Read more »
IFAW has participated in numbers of captive big cat rescues in the last few year
1 June 2016 Carson Barylak
Thailand’s Tiger Temple has long been controversial. The facility has profited from allowing direct contact between Read more »
The author (far right) with members of the US and Kenyan delegations.
31 May 2016 James Isiche
Illegal wildlife trade took centre stage in the UN Environment Assembly’s second-ever meeting at United Nations Read more »
IFAW ads in clubs, subways
23 May 2016 Grace Ge Gabriel
At the end of 2014, when I wrote about Chinese cultural icons joining the IFAW campaign to stigmatize wildlife consumption, Read more »
16 May 2016 Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Implementing systems and technologies to prevent elephant poaching in Africa can be complicated. Working with Kenya Read more »
France can set an example with a near total ban on domestic trade of ivory.
2 May 2016 Mia Crnojevic
The weekend of 1 May 2016 will go down in history as an important moment in the fight to save the remaining elephants on Read more »
It is impossible to differentiate between species without genetic testing.
29 April 2016 Mark Hofberg
Earlier this week, a score of countries submitted proposals to transfer pangolins to Appendix I of the Convention on Read more »
24 January 2013
As I sit at my desk thinking about all the preparations that need to be performed, I can’t help but wonder if it Watch Video »
17 January 2013
Recently, I traveled to India to support a team of local rescuers who save the lives of endangered Eastern Hoolock gibbons. Watch Video »
14 January 2013
It’s not often that one gets to witness a day-in-the-life of a wild Amur tiger, one of only 350 left in the world. Watch Video »
11 January 2013
The above SkyTV video shows the killer whales surfacing through a hole in the ice to get access to air. Whales, dolphins Watch Video »
13 January 2013
In every family there comes a time when the children have grown up and are ready to live on their own. Children look Watch Video »
17 December 2012
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the author and supporting staff interviewed Watch Video »
14 December 2012
On November 27, three young tigers appeared near a military unit located 8 km away from Yakovlevka village, Primorsky krai Watch Video »
4 December 2012
My good friend and colleague Sergey Bereznuk recently received some well-deserved attention when he won a Rolex Award for Watch Video »
3 December 2012
Following the success of the 21st International Conference on Bear Research and Management held last week in Delhi, today Watch Video »
IFAW CITES E-commerce and E-permitting
by rbartlett
The Internet has become the world’s biggest marketplace, one that is open for business 24 hours a day, seven days a wee Read more »
IFAW Proposal Asian Big Cats
by rbartlett
• The document provides draft Decisions contained in Annex 1 and proposed amendments to Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. Co Read more »
IFAW Proposal for shark conservation
by rbartlett
Inclusion of oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, in Appendix II with the following annotation: The entry into Read more »
IFAW Proposal for polar bear protection
by rbartlett
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading sci Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
by rbartlett
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the fina Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
by rbartlett
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
by rbartlett
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
by rbartlett
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
by rbartlett
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi Read more »
26 October 2016 by Sharon Livermore
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Read more »
25 October 2016 by Sharon Livermore
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Read more »
25 October 2016 by adinkelmeyer
During day two of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Read more »
IFAW and others NGOs Joint feedback on the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Tr
25 October 2016 by rbartlett
The Communication on the EU Action Plan by the European Commission was published in February 2016. According to IFAW and Read more »
EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
25 October 2016 by rbartlett
At $19 billion per year, the illegal wildlife trade ranks as the fourth most lucrative criminal activity internationally, Read more »
24 October 2016 by Sharon Livermore
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Read more »
The author with a new ivory fingerprinting kit developed by the London Metropoli
24 October 2016 by Azzedine Downes
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) expanded its tenBoma counter-poaching partnership with the International Fund for Animal Read more »
18 October 2016 by Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Read more »
This IWC meeting is the first time the full international commission has met sin
17 October 2016 by Sharon Livermore
Next week, governments from around the world will meet in Portorož, Slovenia, for the 66th meeting of the International 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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