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Jubilation as CITES Votes to Stop Discussions Aimed at Promoting a Framework for
26 September 2016
Conservationists were jubilant this evening as CITES voted once and for all to abandon the controversial Decision Making Mechanisim (DMM) for a process to trade in ivory. While the decision became a nail-biter in the final moments, those wanting to e Read more »
A lot at stake for wildlife at 17th CITES conference in South Africa
21 September 2016
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will hold its 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) from 24 September to 5 October 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The survival of many species will be Read more »
Motion for resolution on the key objectives for the CITES CoP17 - adopted in Str
15 September 2016
Today the Plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg voted the Motion for Resolution on the EU’s strategic objectives for the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Read more »
100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in I
31 August 2016
A petition signed by tourists and locals pledging not to eat whale meat in Iceland and calling on the country’s government to end the cruel practice of whaling has beaten all previous records and now passed 100,000 signatures. It was started by Read more »
Motion to Protect Pangolins Passess IUCN World Conservation Congress
31 August 2016
The world’s most heavily trafficked mammal finds wave of support among world conservation leaders at IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest gathering of conservation leaders. IUCN has passed a motion outlining a path to bro Read more »
IFAW Statement on the Killing of a Giraffe & Zebra  by 12-Year Old Trophy Hunter
17 August 2016
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of a giraffe and zebra in South Africa by a 12-year old American trophy hunter: “It Read more »
Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary
17 August 2016
Although her speech in Nairobi heralded a total  ivory trade ban in France, a more toned down version has just been published in the decree issued jointly by Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy, and Marine Affairs, Read more »
Tech Industry Leaders Join Forces against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Online
12 August 2016
On World Elephant Day, leading e-commerce and social media companies are implementing critical steps to stop the sale of illegal wildlife products online across the globe.     Today, seven companies, including eBay, Etsy, Gumtree, Micr Read more »
Calls for suspension of industrial activity which threatens critically endangere
19 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 »
Wild tortoises are often stuffed inside cardboard boxes and stacked aboard
13 February 2017 Dima Abo Kous
Editor’s note: It has come to our attention that the turtles we had originally referenced are actually spur-thighed Read more »
CITES Secretary General John Scanlon (pictured here at the most recent IUCN conf
10 February 2017 Staci McLennan
This week the European Commission brought together Member States, industry and other stakeholders at a conference on the Read more »
Putu Kartama Yasa and son Kadek finally adopted Spirit
8 February 2017 Kate Nattrass Atema
When we first met Spirit, she was skinny, weak, and had a terrible wound on her back. She had been rescued by Janice Read more »
Dolphins strand around the world, including right here on Cape Cod.
3 February 2017 Katie Moore
Each year hundreds of whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) strand around the world, including right here on Cape Cod, Read more »
The IFAW-GAAP team prepares a rescue trailer, equipment and medical supplies for
2 February 2017 Shannon Walajtys
More than 100 active fires are decimating homes, fields and forests in Chile. More than 300,000 acres have been affected, Read more »
A CITES Management team of eight, together with leaders in the scientific commun
1 February 2017 Dr. Akram Darwich
UPDATE:The Iraqi officials have started to transfer the knowledge they gained from this workshop to their colleagues in the Read more »
Taking the fight against wildlife cybercrime to Kenya
25 January 2017 Tania McCrea-Steele
Wildlife cybercrime is illegal wildlife trade that has migrated online, enabling criminals to reach a much larger market, Read more »
The rescued two-week-old female elephant calf is kept warm with blankets at the
11 January 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two elephant calves, rescued in separate incidents, have been admitted to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Read more »
Vladik (pictured) has shown an interest in fellow PRNCO Tiger Center resident Fi
10 January 2017 Ekaterina Blidchenko
While we celebrate the possible mating of Borya and Svetlaya in Russia—two graduates of the  IFAW-supported PRNCO Read more »
10 June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6 June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
3 June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
13 May 2014
The video above features some of the adorable bear cubs under care at the IFAW Orphaned Bear Rescue Center in Russia. The Watch Video »
7 April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
27 March 2014
Meet the inspiring members of Song of the Whale in the video “The Night Whale” ~~~ The International Fund for Watch Video »
3 March 2014
This morning the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made a wonderful announcement, that Belgium would be Watch Video »
28 February 2014
Watch above as I discuss my trip to West Poland in September 2013. In the video I explain the different methods to track Watch Video »
25 February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Polar Bear
by rbartlett
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Polar Bear Read more »
EU commission Seal Trade Regulation Amendment Proposal
by rbartlett
The European Commission has tabled a new proposal amending Regulation 1007/2009 on the trade in seal products. The new propos Read more »
Wildlife Trafficking Action Plan – Joint NGO Paper
by rbartlett
A joint set of NGO recommendations from the International Fund for Animal Welfare, TRAFFIC, Wildlife Conservation Society, Wo Read more »
The EU Seal Regime & the World Trade Organization Dispute Summary & Next Steps
by rbartlett
The EU Regulation on the trade in seal products is a groundbreaking piece of legislation designed to tackle one of the cruele Read more »
Japan’s “New” Proposal for Continued Research Whaling in the Antarctic Ocean
by rbartlett
IFAW, Greenpeace and WWF react to Japan’s “New” Proposal for Continued Research Whaling in the Antarctic Oc Read more »
IFAW EU Legal Framework for Environmental Inspections
by rbartlett
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices fr Read more »
IFAW’s submission to the EU consultation on Invasive Alien Species
by rbartlett
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices fr Read more »
IFAW’s submission to the EU consultation on Biodiversity
by rbartlett
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices fr Read more »
Commercial Seal Hunting: The EU and the Fight to Protect Seals
by rbartlett
EU citizens have vocally opposed commercial sealing for decades. This 12 page leaflet looks at the history of the EU campaign Read more »
A woman holds an ivory carving being sold at a market in Brussels, Belgium. This
13 July 2017 by 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 by 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.
6 July 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
An orphaned male elephant calf was rescued yesterday morning by frontline forest staff in Paleng, a village on the fringes Read more »
Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory
6 July 2017 by jhart@ifaw.org
(Cape Town, South Africa – 06 July 2017) Hong Kong has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 Read more »
#NoIvoryInEu: Campaigning to close domestic ivory trade in EU
3 July 2017 by 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 »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
29 June 2017 by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the Read more »
Animal endangerment issues warrant need for #safeselfies
27 June 2017 by 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 »
Protecting Whales
22 June 2017 by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. 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 »

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