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DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annu Read more »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in pla Read more »
Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino
15 March 2017
Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the world’s leading rhino conservationists. “Subjecting rhinos unnecessarily to the dangers of an anaesthetic, and physi Read more »
IFAW welcomes launch of new network Youth for Wildlife Conservation on World Wil
3 March 2017
Young conservationists from around the world today introduce a new global organization mobilizing the next generation of wildlife protection. Youth for Wildlife Conservation has as its mission to: “Support early-career wildlife conservationists Read more »
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 »
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 »
african rhinos in south africa
16 August 2017 Dr. Joseph Okori
UPDATE - August 28, 2017: South Africa’s first auction of rhino horn ended on Friday, with significantly less horn Read more »
baby rhino rescued from a flood in india
14 August 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
As a second round of devastating floods hit Kaziranga National Park this weekend, the IFAW-WTI team at the Centre for Read more »
In November 2008, South Africa sold 51.8 tons (47 tonnes) of stockpiled ivory to
11 August 2017 Grace Ge Gabriel
I have never felt as optimistic for elephants as I feel today on this World Elephant Day 2017. For me, in the past 10 years Read more »
9 August 2017 Tania McCrea-Steele
This blog originally apppeared on ebayinc.com on August 9, 2017, written by Mike Carson, Senior Manager of Global Policy and Read more »
8 August 2017 Donna Gadomski
Last week in New York, musician and IFAW ambassador Mick Fleetwood joined his ex-wife, IFAW ambassador Lynn Fleetwood and Read more »
3 August 2017 Jeffrey Flocken
Today, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) destroyed almost two tons of illegal ivory Read more »
cheetah cub rescued by the cheetah conservation fund associates in somaliland
1 August 2017 Gail A’Brunzo
Two cheetah cubs in Somaliland have been recently rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. Both cubs were voluntarily Read more »
ranger in kasungu national park
30 July 2017 Deanne Gibbs
World Ranger Day is an opportunity to sing the praises of the frontline defenders of our wild places. Men and women who lay Read more »
New report shows US baseline ivory market
26 July 2017 Peter LaFontaine
Together with our partners at TRAFFIC and WWF, IFAW released a new report Wednesday that establishes a “baseline Read more »
21 September 2015
Polar bears are a remarkable species; they have survived numerous ice ages and evolved to become the largest land Watch Video »
17 July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25 August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
17 July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
29 April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
2 June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Watch Video »
15 May 2015
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Watch Video »
4 May 2015
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Watch Video »
29 April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
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 »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
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 »
CITES Pangolin Fact Sheet
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Southern White Rhino - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Elephants - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Barbary Macaque - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017 by svandereyd
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the Read more »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017 by svandereyd
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Read more »
Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino
15 March 2017 by svandereyd
Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the Read more »
IFAW welcomes launch of new network Youth for Wildlife Conservation on World Wil
3 March 2017 by svandereyd
Young conservationists from around the world today introduce a new global organization mobilizing the next generation of Read more »
Call for wild captures to end, as shocking footage reveals reality of cruel trad
22 February 2017 by svandereyd
The cruel trade in Russian beluga whales (the white whale), captured in the wild for sale to aquaria and travelling shows, Read more »
IFAW welcomes European Parliament call for stronger action to combat illegal wil
24 November 2016 by svandereyd
Today, the European Parliament voted with 567 votes in favour (and 6 against), an important own-initiative report by Read more »
Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prose
15 November 2016 by svandereyd
In spite of evidence showing wildlife crime is linked to other forms of serious offenses, most countries apply wildlife Read more »
Where do elephants go?
2 November 2016 by svandereyd
Two elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem have today been fitted with tracking collars. The collars transmit a satellite and Read more »
A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat
27 October 2016 by svandereyd
Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Read more »

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