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Sakhalin Energy should postpone seismic survey that threatens endangered western
18th 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
18th 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
14th 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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13th 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
13th 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)
7th 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
5th 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
5th 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
1st 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 »
Today is International Tiger Day
International Tiger Day, also known as the Global Tiger Day, was established five years ago at the Tiger Summit in St. Read more »
IFAW co-hosted a seminar for the European Parliament, as South America and Afric
22nd July 2015 Staci McLennan
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and MEPs for Wildlife co-hosted a European Parliament seminar “ Read more »
17th July 2015 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Read more »
17th July 2015 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Read more »
No hunting trophies will be allowed to enter the EU under the guise of the Perso
16th July 2015 Satyen Sinha
After a recent meeting by European Member State specialists, the European Commission announced that:   “The Read more »
The EU seal ban has helped save more than 2 million seals from a cruel death for
6th July 2015 Staci McLennan
June was a good month for seals, as the EU moved a very important step closer to meeting WTO compliance for its regulation Read more »
Peter Pueschel, Czech Republic rhino horn burn, September 2014.
29th June 2015 Azzedine Downes
Thoughtful. Kind. Generous. Positive. Tough. Fearless. These are but a few descriptions of Peter Pueschel that poured in Read more »
Ivory policy will be a topic of an upcoming EC action plan on wildlife crime
23rd June 2015 Satyen Sinha
Days after the announcement that the European Commission will prepare a Wildlife Crime Action Plan, the commissioner Read more »
Any Action Plan that aims to protect animals, species, and their habitats must g
15th June 2015 Satyen Sinha
The European Commission this week released its list of planned Commission initiatives, and within it are provisions Read more »
8th April 2013
In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury Watch Video »
4th April 2013
This brief video above from Euronews describes the scene at the Paris Natural History Museum. If there’s any doubt Watch Video »
1st April 2013
Toma, seen taking her first steps in the video above, is one of six orphaned bear cubs recently rescued in Russia and Watch Video »
28th March 2013
Last November, villagers from Anini, a small and remote town in Northeast India, spotted four tiger cubs moving around their Watch Video »
18th March 2013
I was completely shocked to hear that 86 elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory Watch Video »
  A video update from Geneva, Switzerland on Canada's WTO challenge to the EU seal import ban by IFAW's EU Watch Video »
15th March 2013
In order to support the Congolese authorities in their efforts to reinforce the protection of the forest elephants that Watch Video »
19th March 2013
Take a moment to watch this video on the recent elephant collaring in Amboseli and learn more of IFAW’s partnership Watch Video »
14th March 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes offers some thoughts from the floor of the CITES CoP 16 meeting in Bangkok, Watch Video »
IFAW Glossary and Statements of Principle
by rbartlett
IFAW Glossary and Statements of Principle, 2013 Read more »
Impact evaluation on ivory trade in China
by rbartlett
This Flash Report covers the highlights from an evaluation of the IFAW PSA “Mom, I have teeth”. The core message Read more »
Stakeholder Engagement: Why is it important for Humane and Sustainable Dog and C
by rbartlett
IFAW believes that community participation is essential to the development and implementation of a successful project. Engagi Read more »
IFAW’s Humane Community Development Process
by rbartlett
IFAW will provide expertise, support and resources to communities that are committed to following a process that will develop Read more »
IFAW Criminal Nature: global security implications 2013
by rbartlett
In 2008, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) embarked on an effort to fully understand the true nature of wildli Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2012
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2012 Read more »
2012 SOTW Azores Research USA cruise report March 13
by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left the Azores at the beginning of May bound for the north-east coast of t Read more »
World of Animals Issue 15
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 15 Read more »
Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of the Illegal Wildlife Trade
by rbartlett
The illicit trade in wildlife is not only a serious global environmental crime with profoundly negative impacts for endangere Read more »
A pdf document showing the honorary board members.
1st July 2016 by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the honorary board members. Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2015
1st July 2016 by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2015 Read more »
Wanted – Dead or Alive: Exposing Online Wildlife Trade found more than 30,000 en
28th June 2016 by Tania McCrea-Steele
I have been lucky enough to see wild white rhinos in the bush of Kruger National Park, where I was awestruck by their Read more »
27th June 2016 by Steve Njumbi
Technologies developed for outer space uses have helped scientists discover underground water sources in drought-stricken Read more »
IFAW Honorary Board member, her excellency Princess Alia bint Al-Hussein encoura
23rd June 2016 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
With the help of the Princess Alia Foundation, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Middle East office Read more »
EU Member States endorse Action Plan to tackle wildlife trafficking
20th June 2016 by Staci McLennan
Today, the Member States of the European Union declared their support to a coordinated effort to tackle wildlife crime by Read more »
With an endorsement of the Action Plan form the EU, elephants stand to gain grea
20th June 2016 by Staci McLennan
Today, the Member States of the European Union declared their support to a coordinated effort to tackle wildlife crime by Read more »
The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
20th June 2016 by adouillet
Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking 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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