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Czech authorities have just made the largest ever seizure of rhino horn in the E
26th July 2013 Satyen Sinha
The EU and China have signed a landmark agreement to join forces to help combat the illegal trade in wildlife products. The Read more »
A Western Gray Whale mother and calf.
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
23rd July 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) team deployed to the Republic of Congo as part Read more »
Young harp seals off the eastern coast of Canada are at much higher risk than ad
23rd July 2013 Sheryl Fink
The continuing decline in sea ice in Atlantic Canada - and its impact on the survival of seal pups - has been of concern to Read more »
Mrs. Clinton showed a genuine passion for taking on the issues of illegal wildli
22nd July 2013 Kelvin Alie
I was honored to represent the International Fund for Animal Welfare at a meeting at New York’s Central Park Zoo on 15 Read more »
Spotlight Iceland: what is the point of your whaling Mr. Loftsson?
22nd July 2013 Robbie Marsland
Mr Loftsson, the lone, obstinate fin whaler in Iceland, seems to be in trouble.  For years the International Fund for Read more »
19th July 2013 Azzedine Downes
On Wednesday, July 17th, we held a ceremony in one of the most spectacular places on earth, watched over by Mount Read more »
A polar bear skin like the one seen above just sold for a record $22,000 CAD.
19th July 2013 Sheryl Fink
Like the endangered bluefin tuna that sold for $1.76 million at auction earlier this year, the record-shattering price paid Read more »
Members of the team searching for porpoises on the primary observation platfo
16th July 2013 Anna Cucknell
The team aboard Song of the Whale, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s unique whale research boat, has Read more »
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 »
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 »
6th January 2015
This post was filed by Belinda Rubinstein, one of our IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research responders that helped care for Watch Video »
9th December 2014
A 3 month-old baby rhino that was found critically injured near someone’s home in Northeast India was rescued by IFAW Watch Video »
12th November 2014
A week ago the IFAW team had arrived for Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito, Ecuador. Now the 11th Conference of Watch Video »
7th November 2014
The countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Watch Video »
7th November 2014
Today some groundbreaking decisions have been taken for the survival of sharks and manta rays throughout the globe at the Watch Video »
21st November 2014
There are many reasons why the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescues and protects animals around the globe. Watch Video »
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 »
Malawi Floods – IFAW Relief Effort to Save Thousands of  Stranded Animals
10th February 2015
A relief effort to save thousands of farm and companion animals stranded by extreme flooding in cyclone ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, begins in the worst hit region today. An IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) led Disaster Response Team Read more »
EU Commission releases amended EU seal products regulations
6th February 2015
The EU Commission today released an amended version of the EU regulations on seal products. The EU trade regulation on seals had to be revised in response to the findings of a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body decision. IFAW (Inter Read more »
23rd January 2015
Après trois années d'accalmie relative, les braconniers sont de retour depuis une dizaine de jours dans le parc national de Boubandjida, au nord-est du pays, où ils avaient abattu plusieurs centaines d'éléph Read more »
9th January 2015
IFAW, (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) has been overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of international supporters in response to an appeal for  members of the public to sew mittens for koalas injured in the Australian bushfires. Read more »
Overwhelming response from UK public to appeal for mittens to help koalas injure
9th January 2015
UK animal lovers have given a fantastic response to an appeal by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to make mittens for koalas injured in the Australian bushfires – so much so that rescuers now have all they need for the rest of t Read more »
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7th January 2015
A smaller than usual Japanese whaling fleet is due to leave port in Shimonoseki tomorrow (Thursday) to carry out research in the Antarctic - but no whales will be harpooned after the World Court ruled last year that its ‘scientific’ whali Read more »
EU commission Seal Trade Regulation Amendment Proposal
The European Commission has tabled a new proposal amending Regulation 1077/2009 on the trade in seal products. The new propos Read more »
Wildlife Trafficking Action Plan – Joint NGO Paper
A joint set of NGO recommendations from the International Fund for Animal Welfare, TRAFFIC, Wildlife Conservation Society, Wo Read more »
The EU Seal Regime & the World Trade Organization Dispute Summary & Next Steps
The EU Regulation on the trade in seal products is a groundbreaking piece of legislation designed to tackle one of the cruele Read more »
Japan’s “New” Proposal for Continued Research Whaling in the Antarctic Ocean
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
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
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
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
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
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 »
WTO panel ruling on EU Seal Ban expected imminently
22nd November 2013 by Sheryl Fink
After over a year of deliberations, it is expected that the final ruling of the World Trade Organization panel on the EU Read more »
Bosnia deliberates euthanasia policy for dogs
21st November 2013 by Rebecca Brimley
UPDATED 12.10.13: The proposed amendment passed a second reading in the House of Representatives on December 6th. 20 Read more »
21st November 2013 by Barbara Slee
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Read more »
21st November 2013 by Azzedine Downes
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Read more »
20th November 2013 by Barbara Slee
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Read more »
"The Lizard King", Anson Wong
20th November 2013 by Satyen Sinha
Cooperation is imperative to tackle big global problems. I was reminded of this while at the International Network for Read more »
19th November 2013 by Kate Nattrass Atema
Together with the United Nations Development Program a small IFAW team embarked on an exciting new journey in Bosnia helping Read more »
Yemen hosts the first ever Middle East shark conservation training workshop
19th November 2013 by Dr. Akram Darwich
Ever since the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) started combating the heavy exploitation of sharks around the Read more »
18th November 2013 by Kristin Bauer van Straten
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Read more »

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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.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Washington Post: "African lions are set to become the last big cat listed under the Endangered Species Act" - read more.

 

 

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