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Call for wild captures to end, as shocking footage reveals reality of cruel trad
22 February 2017
The cruel trade in Russian beluga whales (the white whale), captured in the wild for sale to aquaria and travelling shows, has been condemned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as shocking new footage reveals the true depth of the an Read more »
STATEMENT: Attack on Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage
22 February 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the Monday night attack on the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa, during which staff were beaten and brutalized, and at least one rhino calf killed while another had to be euthanized Read more »
IFAW welcomes European Parliament call for stronger action to combat illegal wil
24 November 2016
Today, the European Parliament voted with 567 votes in favour (and 6 against), an important own-initiative report by Catherine Bearder MEP (ALDE, UK) in response to the Commission publication of the  EU action plan against wildlife trafficking l Read more »
Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prose
15 November 2016
In spite of evidence showing wildlife crime is linked to other forms of serious offenses, most countries apply wildlife policies and legislation that fail to treat wildlife poaching and trafficking as a serious offence.  As a result of the weak Read more »
Where do elephants go?
2 November 2016
Two elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem have today been fitted with tracking collars. The collars transmit a satellite and radio signal using global positioning system (GPS) technology to map out the elephants’ migratory routes and identify how Read more »
A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat
27 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
27 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
21 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
5 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 »
The UK’s National Wildlife Crime Unit helps protect wild elephants with their in
25 January 2013 Tania McCrea-Steele
The UK’s National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) has been at the forefront of the fight to protect animals from criminals Read more »
24 January 2013 CT Harry
As I sit at my desk thinking about all the preparations that need to be performed, I can’t help but wonder if it Read more »
GOOD NEWS: gibbons in India welcome a new baby to their family
23 January 2013 Sashanka Barbaruah
This post was sent to the team from International Fund for Animal Welfare/Wildlife Trust of India staffer Sheren Shrestha, Read more »
"Tika" the orphaned bear cub recuperates at NLWS. Photo by IFAW-NLWS/P.Langen
20 January 2013 Gail A’Brunzo
"We don’t know what happened to his mother. We don’t know how long he’s been alone. But it’s Read more »
One Australian landscape after the devastating bushfires.
18 January 2013 Josey Sharrad
Eleven days after the first bushfire of the New Year started, many areas of south-east Australia continue to burn.  Read more »
17 January 2013 Shannon Walajtys
Recently, I traveled to India to support a team of local rescuers who save the lives of endangered Eastern Hoolock gibbons. Read more »
BRIEFING: Canada, Norway challenge EU seal trade ban at the WTO
15 January 2013 Adrian Hiel
The collective outcry of millions of European citizens brought the cruel trade in commercial seal products in the European Read more »
Download a free “Sharks of the Arabian Gulf” poster
14 January 2013 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
The poster is an illustrated guide to the sharks of the Arabian Gulf which summarizes a list of shark species in these Read more »
14 January 2013 Anna Filippova
It’s not often that one gets to witness a day-in-the-life of a wild Amur tiger, one of only 350 left in the world. Read more »
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 »
27 September 2016
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Watch Video »
24 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 »
EU Ivory Trade: The need for stricter measures
by rbartlett
Report written by different NGOs and submitted to the European Commission DG Environment to ask more stricter measures on ivo Read more »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
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 »
14 November 2013 by Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE
In the brief video above, Dr. Jane Goodall and Sir Iain Douglas-Hamilton ask the nations of the world to call for a global Read more »
Typhoon Haiyan: no way to prepare for scale of human and animal disaster
14 November 2013 by Jennifer Gardner
Above are photos of the IFAW Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Response team on the ground in the Philippines. ~~~ There is no way to Read more »
14 November 2013 by svandereyd
Several tons of elephant ivory have been found concealed in a freight container on the island of Zanzibar. The seizure was Read more »
13 November 2013 by Azzedine Downes
After speaking with ministerial level representatives from around the world at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Read more »
Typhoon Haiyan: preparations leading to action for animals in the Philippines
12 November 2013 by Shannon Walajtys
AUTHOR'S NOTE: As I was typing this report, a 4.8 earthquake hit Tubigon, Bohol and we felt it here in Cebu! The Read more »
Tiger cubs in Russian rehab have new games
6 November 2013 by Anna Filippova
The tiger cub called Ustin is very inventive: he came up with a new game. He unties the trail camera and plays with the Read more »
Seven steps conservation and national leaders can take to stop wildlife crime
6 November 2013 by Azzedine Downes
Along with human trafficking, drug running and illegal arms sales, wildlife crime ranks among the most serious, dangerous, Read more »
6 November 2013 by svandereyd
Hundreds of ministerial level representatives from around the world gather today at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Read more »
EU Member States are key players in helping to protect wildlife
5 November 2013 by Satyen Sinha
Earlier this year, I reported that the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Organised Crime, Corruption and 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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