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Satao, an iconic male elephant from Kenya's Tsavo Park, was killed by poachers.
26th June 2014 James Isiche
The killing of Tsavo’s iconic male elephant Satao about a fortnight ago is tragic.   It symbolizes what has been Read more »
26th June 2014 Dörte von der Reith
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Read more »
EU must take a stand for whales at upcoming meeting in Slovenia
25th June 2014 Barbara Slee
In the coming weeks the EU will set their positions for the upcoming meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Read more »
Critics are wrong, the U.S. is complicit in the elephant poaching crisis
24th June 2014 Azzedine Downes
The criticisms on Capitol Hill today, regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan to ban the commercial trade of Read more »
Vets from around Mexico gather in Cozumel, helping spay and neuter island dogs a
23rd June 2014 Erika Flores
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. ~~~ Recently our partner’s the Humane Society of Cozumel did a mega Read more »
Making sure animal welfare is part of the world’s environmental agenda
21st June 2014 Peter Pueschel
My goal while I am in Nairobi, Kenya—at the stakeholder’s weekend meeting to prepare for the United Nations Read more »
On June 10, 2014 the CWRT rescued Hangglide, a nine-year-old humpback whale
20th June 2014 Mackie Green
The call came in on Monday night, June 10, 2014. A whale watching ship out of Maine had stumbled on a humpback tangled up in Read more »
Yulin summer solstice celebrations may serve dog meat, killing about 10,000 dogs
19th June 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
It has become a tradition—not an ancient tradition, but an economic boost of sorts—for locals in southwest China Read more »
Sad National Day in Iceland as first harpooned fin whale of the season comes ash
18th June 2014 Sigursteinn Masson
Just before 3.30pm on Tuesday one of two operational whaling boats belonging to Iceland’s lone fin whaler, Mr. Read more »
13th April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Watch Video »
26th March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
18th February 2015
The pickup truck is making its way over a bumpy meadow towards the sheep enclosure. Three large livestock guardian dogs - Watch Video »
6th March 2015
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Watch Video »
3rd March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
13th February 2015
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26th January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
12th January 2015
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Watch Video »
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
tenBoma—from fighting terrorism to saving elephants
16th March 2015
A unique partnership designed to lead to a breakthrough in the elephant poaching crisis was announced today by Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. A statement of intent was signed betwee Read more »
Canned! No more lion trophy imports
13th March 2015
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s ban on the import of African lion parts obtained through the particularly cruel method of ‘canned’hunting. “This decision reflects the Read more »
Belgium Calls for EU Ban on Exporting Ivory
9th March 2015
Marie Christine Marghem, Belgian Minister for Energy, the Environment and Sustainable Development has called for EU action to ban the export of ivory from all EU member states. The bold call comes as an auction house in France has suggested that buye Read more »
IFAW Relief Work for Animals Begins in Malawi
23rd February 2015
Week one, and relief efforts to save thousands of animals in flood ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, have kicked off successfully with nearly 3,500 animals vaccinated to protect them from disease. In the coming weeks the IFAW (International Fund for A Read more »
20th February 2015
Law enforcers from Malawi and Zambia gathered in Lusaka this week to participate in a high level training exercise aimed to ensure their success in targeting ivory retailers and thus disrupting the grisly ivory supply chain. The training was funded b Read more »
Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants
11th February 2015
– Groups say uplisting species under Endangered Species Act is important tool to fight ivory trade – Today, a coalition of wildlife groups — the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org), The Humane Society of the U Read more »
IFAW INTA opinion on seal regulation
IFAW briefing document on the draft INTA proposal regarding the EU Commission proposal on the EU seal trade regulation. Read more »
IFAW common letter regarding raw ivory
IFAW and 40 other NGOs recently called on Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment and the Environment Ministers of Read more »
6 EU Ministers lead in banning raw ivory exports; ask others to follow
The ministers responsible for regulating ivory in 6 EU countries have sent a letter asking their colleagues in the other 22 c Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
IFAW’s briefing doc on the EU Commission proposal for amending the EU seal trade
IFAW’s briefing doc on the EU Commission proposal for amending the EU seal trade regulation. Read more »
IFAW FY2015 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 board members. Read more »
IFAW World Wildlife Day Action Plan Letter
For this year’s World Wildlife Day IFAW’s EU office in Brussels reached out to MEPs of all political stripes and Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino Read more »
18th September 2014 by
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Read more »
Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua
18th September 2014 by
At the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Read more »
Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s
18th September 2014 by
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Read more »
Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony
18th September 2014 by
On Sunday, September 21st, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise Read more »
With IWC Officials looking on, US IWC Commissioner Russell Smith, Japan's Joji M
17th September 2014 by Patrick Ramage
As I sit down to type up this blog, it’s 1:30 in the morning in Portoroz, Solvenia. And it’s been an up and down Read more »
AAE teacher workshops help instructors introduce animal welfare to students.
16th September 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
A conscientious individual is an outcome of numerous factors. Responsible parents and good teachers are the most evident, Read more »
Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16th September 2014 by
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Read more »
EU joins conservation tide to increase protection for whales at IWC
16th September 2014 by
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries Read more »
15th September 2014 by Patrick Ramage
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Read more »

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Isabel McCrea, IFAW’s regional director in The Guardian: "Welcomed Hunt’s “bold” ban on canned hunting trophies." –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

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