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Decisive momentum in tackling wildlife trafficking for the European Union around
22nd 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 »
As 10th anniversary of Thames whale approaches, threats to whales remain
18th January 2016
This week will mark the 10th anniversary of the famous Thames whale - but sadly whales still desperately need our help as they face more threats now than at any other time in history. On Saturday 21 January, 2006, a team of marine mammal medics attem Read more »
INTERPOL's Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more
30th December 2015
In response to INTERPOL's announcement of impact from their enforcement action Operation Worthy II, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), CEO Azzedine Downes issued this statement: We congratulate INTERPOL and the 11 countries in Africa Read more »
US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions.
21st December 2015
Responding to a petition filed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of wildlife groups, the US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions under the US Endangered Species Act.  “T Read more »
30th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
26th November 2015
The European Commission has today released a new report, hailed as the EU’s first integrated strategy across the breadth of sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to bridge the poverty-biodiversity nexus, marking a significant advancement on the EU Read more »
Significant seizure of elephant ivory at Heathrow Airport
24th November 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has congratulated UK Border Force for seizing elephant tusks and other ivory items at Heathrow Airport. Border Force has described the haul as one of the biggest that has been found in the UK, totallin Read more »
1st October 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s adoption by the Council of the European Union of the amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the W Read more »
China announces domestic ivory trade ban
25th September 2015
(Sept. 25, 2015 – Yarmouth Port, MA) The President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, made history today by announcing that the two countries would take swift action to protect elephants from the Read more »
3rd March 2016 Azzedine Downes
On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world Read more »
This decision is a great victory in the fight against wildlife crime
26th February 2016 Satyen Sinha
The European Commission and Dutch Presidency of the European Union today launched an intergovernmental European Action Plan Read more »
Badgers face threats across all of Europe. Eurobadger, the federation of badger
26th January 2016 Jordi Casamitjana
Are we in the UK alone in this? Is the unnecessary killing of badgers and their unjustifiable persecution something only Read more »
The author and Staci McLennan, IFAW’s EU Political Officer, Wildlife Programmes,
21st January 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
Last week, IFAW participated in the 66th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Read more »
Climate change is destroying the coral reefs and forests that harbor so much of
15th December 2015 Satyen Sinha
IFAW’s delegation has just returned from Paris where ecosystem integrity and climate resilience was successfully Read more »
The author on stage with IFAW honorary board member Jane Goodall at the Cite de
10th December 2015 Azzedine Downes
When we talk about climate change, we use terms like “mitigation”, “differentiation”, and “ Read more »
IFAW has long believed that ecological sustainability is vital for the wellbeing
4th December 2015 Satyen Sinha
The European Commission commitment to raise 5 billion Euros to fund a Study on Sub-Saharan African Wildlife Conservation is Read more »
29th October 2015 Kate Nattrass Atema
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Read more »
European countries should forge ahead and take whatever steps necessary to insti
19th October 2015 Satyen Sinha
China has announced a one-year ban on the import of African elephant ivory acquired as hunting trophies. The embargo begins Read more »
3rd March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
13th February 2015
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26th January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
12th January 2015
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Watch Video »
6th January 2015
This post was filed by Belinda Rubinstein, one of our IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research responders that helped care for Watch Video »
9th December 2014
A 3 month-old baby rhino that was found critically injured near someone’s home in Northeast India was rescued by IFAW Watch Video »
12th November 2014
A week ago the IFAW team had arrived for Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito, Ecuador. Now the 11th Conference of Watch Video »
7th November 2014
The countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Watch Video »
by svandereyd
Position on proposed amendments to draft IMCO report on Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007 / 2009 on tra Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
by svandereyd
Position paper on the draft AGRI opinion on the Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 on trade in seal Read more »
by svandereyd
Position paper on the draft IMCO report on the Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007 /2009 on trade in seal Read more »
IFAW INTA opinion on seal regulation
by svandereyd
IFAW briefing document on the draft INTA proposal regarding the EU Commission proposal on the EU seal trade regulation. Read more »
IFAW common letter regarding raw ivory
by rbartlett
IFAW and 40 other NGOs recently called on Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment and the Environment Ministers of Read more »
6 EU Ministers lead in banning raw ivory exports; ask others to follow
by rbartlett
The ministers responsible for regulating ivory in 6 EU countries have sent a letter asking their colleagues in the other 22 c Read more »
A pdf document showing the honorary board members.
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the honorary board members. Read more »
With an endorsement of the Action Plan form the EU, elephants stand to gain grea
20th June 2016 by Staci McLennan
Today, the Member States of the European Union declared their support to a coordinated effort to tackle wildlife crime by Read more »
The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
20th June 2016 by adouillet
Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking Read more »
Jane Goodall, Azzedine Downes together offer thoughts on tragic Harambe killing
19th June 2016 by Azzedine Downes
The heartbreaking news of the death of Harambe, a popular western lowland gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, who was killed to Read more »
IFAW together with more than 36,700 citizens urge the EU Environment Ministers t
16th June 2016 by svandereyd
On Monday 20th June 2016, EU Ministers of the Environment will be given the opportunity to create momentum for wildlife as Read more »
Killing for Trophies: Report analyzes trophy hunting around the world
14th June 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
The auctioning of a permit to kill a rare rhino in Namibia. A Texas cheerleader posting pictures on social media with a Read more »
Killing for Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade
14th June 2016 by rbartlett
The result of a comprehensive analysis of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Read more »
New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis
13th June 2016 by svandereyd
A new study published today confirms what conservationists like the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have long Read more »
France, Germany, Spain: over 1,7 tons of ivory seized throughout the EU since Ap
9th June 2016 by svandereyd
Over the past three weeks, French and German customs authorities have seized respectively 350kg and 625kg of illegal ivory. Read more »
IFAW has participated in numbers of captive big cat rescues in the last few year
1st June 2016 by Carson Barylak
Thailand’s Tiger Temple has long been controversial. The facility has profited from allowing direct contact between Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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