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A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat
27th October 2016
Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, today as a resolution was passed to ensure tighter scrutiny of Japan’s permitting process for its so-calle Read more »
Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extin
27th October 2016
Urgent conservation measures to try to save the world’s most threatened species of dolphin from extinction have been approved at the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia. The critically endangered vaq Read more »
Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key
21st October 2016
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s so-called ‘scientifi Read more »
A Sense of Urgency in Conserving Wildlife  Trump Trade at CITES
5th October 2016
As the world’s biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday, the general consensus was that conservation trumped commerce in many significant votes for animals. The Convention on International Trade in Enda Read more »
CITES Hits Control, Alt, Delete on Cybercrime
4th October 2016
Cybercriminals are the latest losers at the CoP17 of CITES following the Decision to ratify a commitment by all 183 Parties to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade. The Decision requires all Parties to take a raft of measures to ensure that cyberc Read more »
Lion bones still on the menu: CITES Parties fail to agree full ban on internatio
3rd October 2016
Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg voted in favor of a much diluted decision by establishing a zero annual export quota for bones, claws Read more »
African elephants not out of the Woods Yet
3rd October 2016
Divisions between African Parties failed elephant populations today, denying them the CITES Appendix I listing which would offer them the greatest possible protection from poaching and illegal trade. Amid dramatic scenes, the proposal - supported by Read more »
CITES Parties Reject Swaziland Request to Trade in White Rhino Horn
3rd October 2016
IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to deny trade in white rhino horn by Swaziland. “At a time when r Read more »
Botswana Throws down Gauntlet for Elephants
3rd October 2016
Botswana has publicly recognized the elephant crisis and has thrown down the gauntlet by breaking with the group of Southern African countries that traditionally promote legalization of ivory, and declaring they can no longer support legal sales of i Read more »
The author in James Bay, Quebec with First Nation dogs.
18th April 2013 Michelle Cliffe
I’m on my second visit to James Bay, Quebec for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Northern Dogs Project Read more »
Dogs at the Nicosia Dog Shelter were happy to receive much needed food.
17th April 2013 James Pirnay
Last week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) wired an emergency disaster grant to our local partner Cyprus Read more »
Handshake between Mauro Petriccione, Director for "Development and management of
16th April 2013 Barbara Slee
The EU and Japan launched the first round of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) this week right on the doorstep Read more »
On the frozen ice of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, a sealer moves in to kill a seal
12th April 2013 Sheryl Fink
The 2013 commercial seal hunt opened earlier this week off the shores of Newfoundland, Canada. This year will mark my first Read more »
IFAW billboards, posters and banners in Congo's capital Brazzaville and Northern
12th April 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
After an 8 hour flight from Paris, we arrived in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo. The city has close to Read more »
Which MEP did the most for animal welfare in 2013?
12th April 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
Nominations are now open for this year’s MEP Awards, and for the second time IFAW will be sponsoring an Animal Welfare Read more »
A bubble curtain helps to reduce the noise of pile driving.
11th April 2013 Vassili Papastavrou
In addition to shipping noise there are two other sources of underwater noise pollution which threaten whales and dolphins. Read more »
A much more restful Twiggy lounges during a recent spring afternoon.
10th April 2013 Janice Hannah
I am just about to pack the van and prep to head north next week, but a lot has happened with Twiggy over the past week, and Read more »
Juvenile harbor seal born this year (probably 1-3 months old) Local Cape residen
10th April 2013 Misty Niemeyer
The phone started ringing at 7 am with reports of young seals on several beaches, and calls continued to come in all day. Read more »
27th October 2016
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Watch Video »
26th October 2016
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Watch Video »
24th October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
25th October 2016
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Watch Video »
18th October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
6th 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 »
27th September 2016
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Watch Video »
24th September 2016
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Watch Video »
16th May 2016
Implementing systems and technologies to prevent elephant poaching in Africa can be complicated. Working with Kenya Watch Video »
IFAW and others NGOs Joint feedback on the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Tr
by rbartlett
The Communication on the EU Action Plan by the European Commission was published in February 2016. According to IFAW and othe Read more »
EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
by rbartlett
At $19 billion per year, the illegal wildlife trade ranks as the fourth most lucrative criminal activity internationally, beh Read more »
Should I support this sanctuary?
by rbartlett
All of us have been grabbed at one time or another by a heart-wrenching story that tempts us to open our wallets to help a pa Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Committee II Summary Table: Comments and Recommendations
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
An urgent appeal to EU States: destroy your confiscated ivory stockpiles
27th January 2014 by Satyen Sinha
IFAW has joined with 10 other NGOs to urge EU member states to destroy their ivory stockpiles. It’s highly unusual Read more »
Two more elephants safely arrive at their new home in Cote d'Ivoire
25th January 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The sun rose this morning to a joyful day full of promises. Despite our fatigue, we all have enormous grins on our faces. Read more »
Where one team finds heartbreak, another finds energy to persevere
24th January 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
With the sun setting below the Ivorian horizon we all gather in front of an elephant. This morning, a group of three had Read more »
Greater Manas Conservation Project: new livelihoods through weaving
24th January 2014 by James Kinney
This story was compiled by our colleagues Nizira Borgoyary and Shaleen Attre.—JK Mirina Basumatary used to make Read more »
Hong Kong answers the call to destroy ivory
23rd January 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
I have been waiting for the Endangered Species Advisory Committee’s decision today to destroy Hong Kong’s Read more »
When a risk becomes reality
21st January 2014 by 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
21st January 2014 by 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
20th January 2014 by 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
20th January 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The slideshow above is viewable on Flash capable systems only. Click this link for a YouTube video overview Read more »

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In the news

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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