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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Indian Wildlife Rescue Centre
12 April 2016
Tomorrow (Wednesday) the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Trust of India (www.wildlifetrustofindia.org) will welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Con Read more »
Czech Republic and Poland exchange experiences in fighting wildlife trafficking
12 April 2016
The polish NGO Salamandra, will be organizing a workshop on the prevention of illegal wildlife trade. The training will last from April 12th to 15th and will take place in Zegrze near Warsaw, Poland. This training is supported by the International Fu Read more »
Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt to Open April 10th
5 April 2016
Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on April 10th. The Canadian government has not announced the 2016 quota, but it will likely remain at 400,000 harp seals, 60,000 grey seals and 8,200 hooded seals. However, th Read more »
Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian
24 March 2016
Japan’s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume its illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean. According to media reports, the Japanese government announced that the Read more »
IFAW applauds China for banning import of African elephant ivory
23 March 2016
Yesterday, China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) took effect in 1975 and African elephant ivory acquired as Read more »
Young leaders from 25 countries launch the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife
3 March 2016
Today, World Wildlife Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced that 34 extraordinary young leaders in conservation and animal welfare from around the world have been selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 candidates as delegates Read more »
IFAW applauds European Commission’s Action Plan to tackle illegal wildlife trade
26 February 2016
The European Commission launched the European action plan against wildlife trafficking https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/rep/1/2016/EN/1-2016-87-EN-F1-1.PDF in Brussels today, an historic EU initiative to prevent the killing and illegal trade Read more »
No fin whales to be killed in Iceland this summer
25 February 2016
No fin whales will be slaughtered in Iceland this summer, according to Icelandic media reports this morning. The country’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is quoted in Iceland’s daily newspaper Morgunbladid which claims he will Read more »
Decisive momentum in tackling wildlife trafficking for the European Union around
22 February 2016
The European Commission launches the European action plan against wildlife trafficking in Brussels on Friday 26th February 2016. In doing so it establishes another front in the global fight against the criminal trade in wildlife products such as elep Read more »
Select ministers of environment, agriculture, fisheries, forestry and tourism le
5 December 2016 Joaquin de la Torre
Yesterday, after an opening ceremony held by the Mexican government, the 13th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Read more »
Conflict tiger driven out of Indian community after attacks
2 December 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Another tiger was saved through meticulously co-ordinated intervention of the International Fund for Animal Welfare- Read more »
Lucille Peget of the Animal Politique coalition announces the manifesto at a pre
22 November 2016 Aurore Morin
Today, during a press conference in Paris, an historical coalition of 26 French animal protection associations*, including Read more »
The alleged smuggler of the 564 kg of ivory is facing a sentence of up to two ye
17 November 2016 Eleonora Panella
Today, numerous media outlets reported the seizure of 564 kilos of smuggled ivory in Vienna. The Austrian police discovered Read more »
UPDATE: Notable bed-socked elephant orphans mingling well with India wildlife ce
16 November 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The youngest elephant calves at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Wildlife Rescue Centre (WRC) in India Read more »
De la nécessité de traduire les trafiquants de pangolin en justice en Afrique
15 November 2016 Mike Labuschagne
Pangolins young and old are slaughtered for their meat, scales and claws to be used as food and traditional medicines, Read more »
Sharing tenBoma strategy with European policy makers
15 November 2016 Eleonora Panella
Recently, IFAW hosted a roundtable event at the Residence Palace in Brussels for representatives from the European Read more »
IFAW documentary Huntwatch sheds light on the plight of harp seals
15 November 2016 Kerry Branon
Pristine white ice threatened by climate change, baby seals crying, the smell of boat diesel, gunshots, the crack of clubs Read more »
Japan has submitted to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) its proposal f
10 November 2016 Matt Collis
Given that a huge chunk of the world and its media have been focused on the United States’ Presidential election Read more »
13 November 2013
After speaking with ministerial level representatives from around the world at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Watch Video »
8 October 2013
More than 500 South African school children attended Jungle Theatre Company performances. In the video above, the author Watch Video »
17 September 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes discusses why the opening of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm is Watch Video »
5 September 2013
In this three part series, we follow the International Fund for Animal Welfare's purpose built research vessel, the Watch Video »
29 July 2013
Watch "Night of the Whale - part II" above, documenting research conducted in 2012 near Stellwagen Bank off Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Cats, Dogs, and Watch Video »
29 July 2013
Animals do not own passports. They do not know which nation they belong to, and for them country borders are meaningless. A Watch Video »
23 July 2013
Earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) team deployed to the Republic of Congo as part Watch Video »
19 July 2013
On Wednesday, July 17th, we held a ceremony in one of the most spectacular places on earth, watched over by Mount Watch Video »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
by jjones
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
by rbartlett
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whaling: implica
by rbartlett
As the global intergovernmental body charged with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling, the IWC adopted a Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
by rbartlett
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
Humpback Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Arguably the most well-known and best-loved of all the whales, humpback whales are known to sing for minutes or hours. Solita Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
Security threats force closure of rhino orphanage
9 May 2017 by Christina Pretorius
  A post shared by Thula Thula Rhino Fund (@thulathularhinofund) on May 2, 2017 at 12:56am PDT News Read more »
IVORY IN EUROPE: China asks the EU to take credible steps to ban ivory trade
8 May 2017 by Eleonora Panella
Ms Catherine Bearder (ALDE) on behalf of MEP4Wildlife, the coalition of Members of the European Parliament established in Read more »
The tiger cub behind a still-collared Svetlaya is the latest evidence that rehab
Camera traps installed in the Zhuravliny Reserve Sanctuary have revealed that Borya and Svetlaya’s continuing Read more »
Stronger protections for pangolins are desperately needed.
8 May 2017 by slajoie
Today, Malaysian officials reported they had seized over 700 kilograms of pangolin scales, worth more than $2 million, in Read more »
Filippa awaiting her release into the Russian wilderness
A rehabilitated Amur tiger named Filippa was released into the wild today. A total of seven tigers now have been Read more »
The movie chronicling IFAW's founding campaign is now available for download.
27 April 2017 by Sheryl Fink
Every April, the ice floes off Canada’s east coast run red with blood as the annual slaughter of harp seal pups takes Read more »
The Barbary macaque  has suffered a decline in its wild population.
25 April 2017 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
To combat illegal wildlife trade in the Kingdom of Morocco, the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight Read more »
This study’s data and findings will help conservationists and policy makers.
21 April 2017 by Azzedine Downes
If nature had its way, elephants would exist in much larger numbers across the African savannah. But because of human Read more »
Trained community scouts, or community rangers, benefit from an IFAW-funded base
11 April 2017 by Jacqueline Nyagah
One of IFAW’s primary objectives in the Amboseli ecosystem is to enhance wildlife security. Since 2012, IFAW has Read more »

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