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Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’
7 November 2014
A significant step was achieved today at the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) with world leaders reaching consensus to list the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) to Appendix II, a decision that will be finalized on Read more »
World leaders deliver big wins for sharks, mantas and devil rays at CMS CoP 11
7 November 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is thrilled to announce that sharks, mantas and devil rays will receive increased protections during the 11th Conference of the Parties (CoP 11) of the Convention on the Conservation of Mi Read more »
Fate of sharks, polar bears and lions on the table at conservation summit in Qui
3 November 2014
At the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is pushing for stricter wildlife protection measures. During the high-level Ministerial Meeting held today Read more »
Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively
28 October 2014
The Norwegian government has announced it will consider a move to stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt citing the need to manage “economic priorities.” “This is brilliant news thatcould save tens of thousands of seal Read more »
IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler
17 October 2014
Interpol, the world’s largest international police organization is cracking down on wildlife criminals. Just this week, they issued a red notice alert – similar to an international arrest warrant - for suspected Kenyan ivory trafficker Fe Read more »
Chinese E-Commerce Giants Say “NO” to Wildlife Crime
16 October 2014
Leading online companies in China reaffirmed their zero tolerance for illegal wildlife trade at a workshop organized by China’s inter-agency wildlife enforcement task force with the support of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw Read more »
15 October 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr.  Jane Goodall, DBE  and HRH Princess Alia of Jordan to its Honorary Board of Directors. Dr. Goodall is Founder of the Jane Goodall I Read more »
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE and HRH Princess Alia join IFAW honorary board
15 October 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr.  Jane Goodall, DBE  and HRH Princess Alia of Jordan to its Honorary Board of Directors. Dr. Goodall is Founder of the Jane Goodall I Read more »
2 October 2014
It is with great sadness that we here at IFAW learned of the passing of Frederic Chemay on Sept. 30th at only 53 years of age. As the Belgian IWC Commissioner Fred was a passionate advocate on behalf of whales. He would not be swayed from doing what Read more »
Badgers face threats across all of Europe. Eurobadger, the federation of badger
26 January 2016 Jordi Casamitjana
Are we in the UK alone in this? Is the unnecessary killing of badgers and their unjustifiable persecution something only Read more »
The author and Staci McLennan, IFAW’s EU Political Officer, Wildlife Programmes,
21 January 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
Last week, IFAW participated in the 66th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Read more »
A Shepherd's beaked whale surfacing in the Great Australian Bight, where Bight P
15 January 2016 Matt Collis
After 18 months of campaigning through the courts, IFAW has finally been granted full access to essential documents about Read more »
Climate change is destroying the coral reefs and forests that harbor so much of
15 December 2015 Satyen Sinha
IFAW’s delegation has just returned from Paris where ecosystem integrity and climate resilience was successfully Read more »
The author on stage with IFAW honorary board member Jane Goodall at the Cite de
10 December 2015 Azzedine Downes
When we talk about climate change, we use terms like “mitigation”, “differentiation”, and “ Read more »
IFAW has long believed that ecological sustainability is vital for the wellbeing
4 December 2015 Satyen Sinha
The European Commission commitment to raise 5 billion Euros to fund a Study on Sub-Saharan African Wildlife Conservation is Read more »
The author with IFAW founder Brian Davies (center) and long-time IFAW campaigner
20 November 2015 Sheryl Fink
I was privileged to attend the world premiere of Huntwatch at DOC NYC in New York this past weekend. This compelling Read more »
How much do animals contribute to happiness?
18 November 2015 Beth Allgood
Can you think of a time that an animal made you happy?  Maybe it was snuggling with your own dog or cat, hearing a Read more »
29 October 2015 Kate Nattrass Atema
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Read more »
Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015
by aclark
We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically Read more »
Animal Rescue August 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list 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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