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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 new mobile veterinary unit and staff for Playa del Carmen, Mexico
1st April 2013 Hanna Lentz
In the fall of 2010, Project Managers Joaquin de la Torre and Erika Flores were driving through Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Read more »
Toma, seen taking her first steps in the video above, is one of six orphaned bear cubs recently rescued in Russia and Read more »
Tinku in a remote area of Manas National Park in Assam, India.
29th March 2013 Dr. Ian Robinson
Just a few days after we saw a photo of a tiger we released back in 2011, we received another bit of exciting news from Read more »
© Fiskeridirektoratet, Norge (The Directorate of Fisheries, Norway)/L. Greve-Isd
29th March 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
If there is one issue which has united animal protectors in Europe, it has definitely been the campaign against the seal Read more »
28th March 2013 Gail A’Brunzo
Last November, villagers from Anini, a small and remote town in Northeast India, spotted four tiger cubs moving around their Read more »
OOGR Community scouts to be trained at Manyani with support by IFAW © IFAW/E. Wa
27th March 2013 Elizabeth Wamba
As our vehicle steadily snakes through the dusty tracks of Amboseli’s Olgulului Oloolarashi Group Ranch (OOGR), Read more »
Our new iPad app helps answer the question: what drives trade in elephant ivory?
26th March 2013 Christina Pretorius
In the 1970s the African elephant population was estimated to be around 1.3 million individuals. In the last census Read more »
There was not much left of the main house after the tusker rampage.
25th March 2013 Dr. Ian Robinson
The International Fund for Animal Welfare is fortunate to have talented staff working all around the world. Some of us are Read more »
US and Russian governments failed to end the needless killing of polar bears for
23rd March 2013 Jeffrey Flocken
On Thursday, March 7th, in Bangkok Thailand, a conservation travesty occurred  when 42 of the countries of the world 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 »
10th January 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Read more »
Dallas Safari Club black rhino trophy hunt spin couldn't be further from the tru
10th January 2014 by Jeffrey Flocken
In a deeply twisted effort to put a responsible spin on trophy hunting, this weekend the Dallas Safari Club (DSC) will Read more »
Crushing 6 tons of confiscated ivory, China answers a global call to protect ele
6th January 2014 by Azzedine Downes
In the pictures above, taken by IFAW staff, Chinese customs officials prepare and begin crushing illegal stockpiles of Read more »
6th January 2014 by svandereyd
Today in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, the Chinese Government destroyed over 6 tonnes of confiscated elephant ivory and Read more »
31st December 2013 by Peter Pueschel
Iraq published the CITES convention in its official governmental magazine and soon they will become Party to CITES, the Read more »
Kuwait holds successful prevention of wildlife trafficking training
30th December 2013 by Maha Oda
Since Kuwait's joining of CITES in 2001, authorities have been making every effort to combat wildlife trafficking. In Read more »
Helping communities manage roaming dog populations with UNDP in Bosnia
27th December 2013 by Amela Cosovic Medic
Recently, Amela Cosovic Medic, Sector Coordinator for Justice and Security for the United Nations Development Programme in Read more »
EU waking up to the plight of elephants
26th December 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
In January the European Parliament will vote on a resolution for an EU wildlife trafficking action plan. France has Read more »
Spotlight India: Oli, the rescued otter pup learns how to fish
23rd December 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
The smallest mammal at our wildlife rescue centre is growing up! Oli, a small clawed otter pup rescued back in September, is Read more »

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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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