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Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference
26 October 2017
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomed the commitment by world governments to increase protection for some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife: lions, leopards, chimpanzees and giraffes at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of t Read more »
Mink whale
25 October 2017
Icelandic support for minke whaling has dropped by 5% in just one year, according to polling results released today (Wednesday). Gallup polling commissioned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) reveals that 45.8% of Icelanders now clai Read more »
Imperial parrot Dominica
20 October 2017
The island nation of Dominica suffered terribly after hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean last month. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is sending food, supplies, and an expert team of disaster responders to help the commun Read more »
Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government
6 October 2017
As the Government launches a public consultation on a UK ivory trade ban, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomes the move and calls on the UK public, as well as politicians, to support increased protection for elephants which are b Read more »
IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife
24 August 2017
With illegal wildlife trade being one of the most serious threats to biodiversity, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Moroccan government’s High Commission for Water, Forests, and Combating Desertification (HCEFLCD) are an Read more »
IFAW urges action to reduce ocean noise pollution to protect marine mammals
12 July 2017
Governments and the shipping industry need to take urgent action to stop underwater noise is the message of a new movie Sonic Sea by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and National Defense Council (NRDC) screened today 12th of July in t Read more »
New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on wh
7 July 2017
The seismic industry could reduce its impact on the marine environment, particularly on sound-sensitive whales and dolphins, by using new technology during oil and gas exploration, new research has found.   Typical seismic surveying for oil and Read more »
Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory
6 July 2017
Hong Kong has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 tonnes of ivory tusks disguised in a container of frozen fish.   The seizure was made on Tuesday, 4th July, Hong Kong customs officials announced today, and three peopl Read more »
Jason Bell appointed IFAW Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
5 July 2017
IFAW has appointed South African Jason Bell as Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare. In his new role, Bell will lead all of IFAW programmatic work in the areas of Landscape Conservation, Community Animals, Animal Rescue, Marine Mammal C Read more »
When a risk becomes reality
21 January 2014 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
A very difficult day for our team; this morning we located a group of five elephants very close to our central base. Our Read more »
Commentary: why we’re fighting to protect one African black rhino
21 January 2014 Azzedine Downes
“There is a biological reason for this hunt, and it’s based on a fundamental premise of modern wildlife Read more »
Shifting the burden of proof means no trade in rhino horn – Pretoria, are you li
20 January 2014 Jason Bell
The highly questionable motive to reinstate a legalised trade in rhino horn, as is currently being purported by numerous Read more »
SLIDESHOW: In Cote d’Ivoire, first endangered bull elephant arrives at Azagny Na
20 January 2014 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The slideshow above is viewable on Flash capable systems only. Click this link for a YouTube video overview Read more »
Animal Rescue in action, partnerships that save animals
18 January 2014 Katie Moore
One of our goals at IFAW is to maximize the impact we have through synergies- whether within our own programs or with other Read more »
An expected adversary, Craigslist of South Africa becomes an animal welfare ally
16 January 2014 Kati Loeffler
As we shot through the streets of Pretoria, South Africa, Smaragda Louw of “Beauty Without Cruelty” explained to Read more »
Cote d'Ivoire elephant rescue: stakes high as team prepares for historic move
16 January 2014 Neil Greenwood
After meeting our capture team colleagues at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg, I jumped into a flight bound for Cote d' Read more »
EU Member States, Commission step toward affording wildlife the protections they
15 January 2014 Satyen Sinha
Today the European Parliament voted in favour of a Resolution on wildlife crime which calls for increased EU action to end Read more »
China's Twitter, called Weibo, helps generate momentum for animal welfare
14 January 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
Word spread like wildfire when a group of police officers from a coastal city in southern China posted an appeal on their Read more »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
24 February 2017
UPDATE: While the older orphans seemed to have accepted their temporary home quite quickly, Musolole, Nkala and Muchichili Watch Video »
27 October 2016
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Watch Video »
26 October 2016
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Watch Video »
24 October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
25 October 2016
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Watch Video »
18 October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
6 October 2016
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Watch Video »
29 September 2016
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Watch Video »
NGOs joint help-sheet on EU Ivory consultation
by jjohnson
Help save elephants by contributing to the European Commission’s consultation on ivory trade in the EU 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 »
Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively
28 October 2014 by adintino
The Norwegian government has announced it will consider a move to stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt Read more »
Le Jardin Extraordinaire to broadcast segment about Russian bear cub release.
27 October 2014 by Sonja Van Tichelen
“Le Jardin Extraordinaire” is the oldest TV program in Europe. It’s been bringing nature documentaries Read more »
Changing shipping lanes may help save Sri Lankan blue whales
27 October 2014 by Patrick Ramage
I knew I was in trouble as we began the descent into Chicago.  No matter how much gum I chewed, my ears just wouldn Read more »
Door-to-door rescuers play vital role in CLAW’s local animal welfare efforts.
22 October 2014 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
I wanted to share with you a Field Report from one of our rescuers at CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) in Johannesburg. Read more »
Still hope for wildlife after the 12th Convention on Biodiversity
22 October 2014 by Peter Pueschel
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a beast on its own, founded as one of the three UN “Rio Conventions Read more »
Saudi’s half-ton illegal ivory seizure chokes another smuggling route.
21 October 2014 by Ahmed Abou-Zahra
Ivory smugglers used to always think of Dubai as a transit point to their illegal ivory trade, but the Dubai police are Read more »
IFAW-sponsored CLAW project educates Soweto people about dog fighting.
20 October 2014 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Nthabiseng Raditapole, Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) project Administrative Assistant and Education Officer, recently Read more »
Dubai police recognize IFAW as partner in ongoing battle against the ivory trade
17 October 2014 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
It was good news on the 8th of October that Dubai Airport Security foiled a smuggling attempt of 16 pieces of African Read more »
Confirmation hearing for EU Commissioner-Designate are underway.
17 October 2014 by Adrian Hiel
Brussels has been focused for weeks now on the confirmation hearings of the incoming EU commissioners. Here at IFAW, we Read more »

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