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Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16th September 2014
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisio Read more »
EU joins conservation tide to increase protection for whales at IWC
16th September 2014
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Read more »
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15th September 2014
Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and Read more »
Protecting elephants to benefit people
3rd September 2014
A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya’s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatib Read more »
26th August 2014
A unique conservation education partnership launched to great excitement at Liwonde National Park, Malawi today with hopes high the initiative will have a significant impact on improving school success rates in local communities who live daily with w Read more »
11th August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28th July 2014
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok Read more »
11th June 2014
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. All th Read more »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22nd May 2014
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Ani Read more »
The past year has seen the numbers of poached rhinos soar, with South Africa los
13th March 2015 Tania McCrea-Steele
Wildlife cybercrime is rising to the fore on the political and enforcement agenda. For the first time ever, G7 members Read more »
The ban on importing lion trophies reflects the Australian public’s abhorrence t
13th March 2015 Isabel McCrea
Would you have guessed that Australians imported the bodies of 29 African lions in the three years to 2013? Add in four lion Read more »
The legal trade in ivory often hides an illegal trade of ivory
12th March 2015 Sonja Van Tichelen
Elephants and rhinos continue to die at an alarming rate. One elephant every 15 minutes, on average, is killed for its ivory Read more »
Disasters affect entire communities, regions and sometimes countries.
12th March 2015 Adrian Hiel
Natural disasters can strike anywhere in the world at any time and the 28 countries of the EU are no exception. Some areas Read more »
IFAW calls for a Conservation Strategy for Africa to be developed to guide Europ
12th March 2015 Satyen Sinha
IFAW has long called for Europe to play its part in conserving our natural heritage and end the poaching crisis besetting Read more »
IFAW board members, dedicated California-based supporters, IFAW staff, and sever
10th March 2015 Azzedine Downes
On February 17, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) hosted an event at the Hotel Palomar Westwood in Los Read more »
6th March 2015 Nancy Barr
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Read more »
World Wildlife Day, an occasion to denounce wildlife crime
3rd March 2015 Kelvin Alie
While we do and should celebrate the wonder of wildlife on this day, we must face a grim reality. An increasing amount of Read more »
3rd March 2015 Azzedine Downes
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Read more »
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team Watch Video »
18th December 2011
Report filed by Michael Booth currently in Tripoli, Libya deployed with the International Fund for Animal Weflare's ( Watch Video »
6th December 2011
I wanted to share this video with you from the International Fund for Animal Welfare's prevention of wildlife trade Watch Video »
22nd November 2011
Douglas Zoo in Douglas AZ was closing. “People just aren't coming out," the zoo owner said. "People Watch Video »
On January 30th, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) and its partner, the Wildlife Trust of Watch Video »
2012 Azores cruise report
by rbartlett
Cruise report for a survey of cetaceans in the Azores, Portugal, conducted from R/V Song of the Whale 5th April – 8th M Read more »
Elephant poaching and ivory trafficking in Africa
by adintino
At the April meeting of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals we discussed the recent spate of elephant p Read more »
Elephant poaching and ivory trafficking in Africa
by adintino
At the April meeting of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals we discussed the recent spate of elephant p Read more »
Bringing Back Manas
by adintino
Conserving the forest and wildlife of the Bodoland Territorial Council Read more »
Turning the Tide
by adintino
The campaign to save Vhali, the Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) in Gujarat Read more »
Walking the Bears
by adintino
Rehabilitation of Asiatic black bears in Arunachal Pradesh Read more »
Annual Report FY11
by adintino
Annual Report 2011 Read more »
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study
by rbartlett
Polar Bear Hunt Economic Study Read more »
Five orphan bear cubs progressing at rehabilitation centre
31st March 2016 by Mila Danilova
Five bear cubs who arrived in January and February at the International Fund for Animal Welfare Orphan Bears Rescue Centre Read more »
Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian
24th March 2016 by svandereyd
Japan’s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume Read more »
IFAW applauds China for banning import of African elephant ivory
23rd March 2016 by svandereyd
Yesterday, China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after the Convention on Read more »
tenBoma
23rd March 2016 by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Resorting to legalization of rhino horn trade as a way to reduce poaching of rhi
21st March 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
UPDATE: On April 21, a South African cabinet minister announced that the nation would not pursue a bid to have the global Read more »
9th March 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Read more »
Today’s Congressional forum will feature thought leaders from the US government,
8th March 2016 by Faye Cuevas, Esq.
It has now been a year since the International Fund for Animal Welfare and partners launched tenBoma, the groundbreaking Read more »
3rd March 2016 by Azzedine Downes
On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world Read more »
Young leaders from 25 countries launch the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife
3rd March 2016 by svandereyd
Today, World Wildlife Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced that 34 extraordinary young leaders in 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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