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New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis
13 June 2016
A new study published today confirms what conservationists like the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have long stated; the experimental one-off ivory stockpile sale in 2008 was the catalyst for the widespread elephant poaching epidemic th Read more »
France, Germany, Spain: over 1,7 tons of ivory seized throughout the EU since Ap
9 June 2016
Over the past three weeks, French and German customs authorities have seized respectively 350kg and 625kg of illegal ivory. In April, the Spanish Civil Guard seized 744kg of ivory. These three seizures, amounting to more than 1,7 tons, are a reminder Read more »
Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France
2 May 2016
The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales Read more »
SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
2 May 2016
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another.   This is even more apparent deep d Read more »
Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya
30 April 2016
Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn – the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world. “It is a massive quanti Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
26 April 2016
Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. So far, Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year’s quota allowed whalers to harpoo Read more »
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Indian Wildlife Rescue Centre
12 April 2016
Tomorrow (Wednesday) the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Trust of India (www.wildlifetrustofindia.org) will welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Con Read more »
Czech Republic and Poland exchange experiences in fighting wildlife trafficking
12 April 2016
The polish NGO Salamandra, will be organizing a workshop on the prevention of illegal wildlife trade. The training will last from April 12th to 15th and will take place in Zegrze near Warsaw, Poland. This training is supported by the International Fu Read more »
Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt to Open April 10th
5 April 2016
Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on April 10th. The Canadian government has not announced the 2016 quota, but it will likely remain at 400,000 harp seals, 60,000 grey seals and 8,200 hooded seals. However, th Read more »
24 October 2016 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 Azzedine Downes
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) expanded its tenBoma counter-poaching partnership with the International Fund for Animal Read more »
18 October 2016 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 Sharon Livermore
Next week, governments from around the world will meet in Portorož, Slovenia, for the 66th meeting of the International Read more »
6 October 2016 Azzedine Downes
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Read more »
The IFAW Middle East office has worked with the governments in the Arabian Penin
Ever since the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has worked in East Africa and the Middle East, we have known Read more »
The recently confirmed CITES ban in commercial trade of products made from the b
4 October 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
The CITES Conference of the Parties has had a number of high-profile successes for animals—defeating bad proposals in Read more »
29 September 2016 Jason Bell
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Read more »
This vote brings them all on equal footing for protection under CITES.
28 September 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
A round of applause rose up through the main chamber when the decision was announced. The Parties of CITES had weighed 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 »
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 »
2014 IFAW Underwater noise and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive
by rbartlett
The goal of reaching Good Environmental Status in EU waters by 2020 is vital to Europeans for numerous reasons. One of the mo Read more »
2014 IFAW The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whalin
by rbartlett
The implications of The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whaling continue to be felt around Read more »
2014 IFAW Reducing risk of collisions with whales
by rbartlett
This leaflet, created in cooperation with the Belgian federal government, contains 5 steps to help maritime vessels avoid col Read more »
IFAW Submission: European Commission Communication on the EU Approach against Wi
by rbartlett
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices fr Read more »
Since the EU WTAP was adopted, we have many welcomed positive messages, but over
22 February 2017 by Eleonora Panella
One year ago, the European Commission (EC) launched the European Action Plan to tackle wildlife trafficking within the Read more »
STATEMENT: Attack on Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage
22 February 2017 by svandereyd
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the Monday night attack on the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in Read more »
The first rescued bear cubs of 2017 have arrived at OBRC
20 February 2017 by Mila Danilova
Two rescued bear cubs, a male and a female, were delivered to IFAW’s Bear Rescue Center (OBRC) in Bubonitsy, Russia. Read more »
Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day
16 February 2017 by adintino
February 18 marks World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world’s most illegally traded mammal and in Read more »
IFAW and partner groups organised a quiz on wildlife knowledge and a cocktail pa
15 February 2017 by Eleonora Panella
The European Commission Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) co-organised with DG Read more »
Los Angeles animal advocates rally to support IFAW and Zimbabwe orphan elephant
14 February 2017 by rbartlett
(Los Angeles, California, February 14, 2017) Activists from a close knit Hollywood group gathered at International Fund Read more »
Wild tortoises are often stuffed inside cardboard boxes and stacked aboard
13 February 2017 by 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 by Staci McLennan
This week the European Commission brought together Member States, industry and other stakeholders at a conference on the Read more »
EU Ivory Trade: The need for stricter measures
9 February 2017 by rbartlett
Report written by different NGOs and submitted to the European Commission DG Environment to ask more stricter measures on 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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