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9th August 2013
In a rare glimmer of good news in the ongoing battle to save elephants and rhinos from organised crime one of West Africa's major kingpins has been arrested said Togo's environment minister. According to media reports the trafficker Read more »
7th August 2013
Today’s seizure of a reported 1,120 ivory tusks in Hong Kong brings to over three tons the amount of illegal elephant ivory, known to have been seized by Chinese authorities since January. This morning’s seizure was the second in one mont Read more »
24th July 2013
Yesterday’s seizure by the Czech Republic of 24 White rhino horns and the arrest of 16 suspects in connection with wildlife trafficking, is ample proof that proposals by South Africa to begin a legal trade in rhino horn is dangerous in the extr Read more »
22nd July 2013
Operation WENDI saw INTERPOL and IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) team up to target criminal organizations behind the illegal trafficking of ivory in West and Central African countries including the Central African Re Read more »
22nd July 2013
Unwanted whale meat arrived back in Iceland overnight after ports and cargo companies refused to play a part in its shameful passage to Japan. As the cargo vessel Pioneer Bay approached Reykjavik harbour it was joined by two whale watching vessels wi Read more »
2nd July 2013
UK ports are being urged to take a stand against whaling amid speculation they could be targeted as a transport route for meat from whales slaughtered in Iceland or Norway. Meat from the bloody whaling industry could potentially pass through several Read more »
1st July 2013
Croatia today became the 28th member of the European Union in a move that bodes well for animals in Croatia and in the remaining 27 countries of the EU. “Croatia has some excellent animal welfare legislation. IFAW looks forward to Croatia being Read more »
24th June 2013
A state-of-the-art whale research boat dropped anchor in Monaco at the weekend for the launch of its summer research in the Mediterranean. Before setting off to continue its vital mission to protect the planet’s whales, the International Fund f Read more »
German government unanimously affirms EU regulation on seal products
14th June 2013
Last night the German Bundestag voted unanimously to stick to the existing pan-European trade regulation on commercial seal products. The vote is in response to the WTO (World Trade Organization) challenge brought by Canada and Norway. The lawsuit is Read more »
IFAW, WTI, and the local community dig out stranded elephant.
4th November 2014 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Dr. Rathin Burman, Deputy Director of the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) and in-charge IFAW- Read more »
At CMS, working to reconcilie “green“ values to include animal welfare
3rd November 2014 Azzedine Downes
Does the notion of a “green economy” go hand in hand with the pursuit of the “rights of nature”? If Read more »
Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito
2nd November 2014 Peter Pueschel
At the 11th Conference of Parties of the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) of Wild Animals in Quito Read more »
Le Jardin Extraordinaire to broadcast segment about Russian bear cub release.
27th October 2014 Sonja Van Tichelen
“Le Jardin Extraordinaire” is the oldest TV program in Europe. It’s been bringing nature documentaries Read more »
Changing shipping lanes may help save Sri Lankan blue whales
27th October 2014 Patrick Ramage
I knew I was in trouble as we began the descent into Chicago.  No matter how much gum I chewed, my ears just wouldn Read more »
Door-to-door rescuers play vital role in CLAW’s local animal welfare efforts.
22nd October 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
I wanted to share with you a Field Report from one of our rescuers at CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) in Johannesburg. Read more »
Still hope for wildlife after the 12th Convention on Biodiversity
22nd October 2014 Peter Pueschel
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a beast on its own, founded as one of the three UN “Rio Conventions Read more »
Saudi’s half-ton illegal ivory seizure chokes another smuggling route.
21st October 2014 Ahmed Abou-Zahra
Ivory smugglers used to always think of Dubai as a transit point to their illegal ivory trade, but the Dubai police are Read more »
IFAW-sponsored CLAW project educates Soweto people about dog fighting.
20th October 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Nthabiseng Raditapole, Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) project Administrative Assistant and Education Officer, recently Read more »
In this video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, a collection of IFAW senior staff and our CEO Fred O Watch Video »
IFAW's President and CEO, Fred O'Regan, gives his thoughts about the upcoming International Tiger Forum in St. Watch Video »
In this video public service announcement, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the point is made that Watch Video »
IFAW's South Asia Regional Director, Vivek Menon, addresses the delegates at the International Tiger Forum in St. Watch Video »
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, we make the case for funding the rangers of Watch Video »
Killing for Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade
by rbartlett
The result of a comprehensive analysis of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
US Audited Financials
by smoos
Financial Statements for the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014. Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
IFAW Response: European Commission Roadmap Towards an Action Plan Against Wildli
IFAW welcomes the decision by the European Commission to develop a cross departmental EU Action Plan against Wildlife Traffic Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
by svandereyd
Key issues under discussion regarding the proposed revisions to Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 on trade in seal products   Read more »
Welcome, Politico Europe,to the European media landscape.
21st April 2015 by Adrian Hiel
This week is the launch of Politico Europe. It’s an ambitious expansion for Politico, the online (and now print Read more »
Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory
21st April 2015 by adintino
More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to media reports out of Bangkok today. The 739 ivory Read more »
IFAW INTA opinion on seal regulation
16th April 2015 by svandereyd
IFAW briefing document on the draft INTA proposal regarding the EU Commission proposal on the EU seal trade regulation. Read more »
13th April 2015 by Sheryl Fink
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Read more »
13th April 2015 by svandereyd
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015 by slajoie
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back Read more »
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
10th April 2015 by Azzedine Downes
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. Forty five years later, we are still working Read more »
IFAW common letter regarding raw ivory
9th April 2015 by rbartlett
IFAW and 40 other NGOs recently called on Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment and the Environment Ministers Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015 by adintino
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. 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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