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Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed
24th November 2014
A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale. A shocking report released today by the Read more »
21st November 2014
Rhino poaching has hit record levels in South Africa with 1020 rhinoceros poached for their horn to date in 2014. The latest statistics were announced by the Department of Environmental Affairs earlier today in their monthly report on poaching of rhi Read more »
18th November 2014
Japan today announced plans for a new ‘scientific’ whaling programme in the Antarctic, just months after the International Court of Justice (ICJ)  ruled its whaling in the Southern Ocean was illegal and must stop. The Japanese govern Read more »
Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’
7th November 2014
A significant step was achieved today at the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) with world leaders reaching consensus to list the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) to Appendix II, a decision that will be finalized on Read more »
World leaders deliver big wins for sharks, mantas and devil rays at CMS CoP 11
7th November 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is thrilled to announce that sharks, mantas and devil rays will receive increased protections during the 11th Conference of the Parties (CoP 11) of the Convention on the Conservation of Mi Read more »
Fate of sharks, polar bears and lions on the table at conservation summit in Qui
3rd November 2014
At the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is pushing for stricter wildlife protection measures. During the high-level Ministerial Meeting held today Read more »
Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively
28th October 2014
The Norwegian government has announced it will consider a move to stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt citing the need to manage “economic priorities.” “This is brilliant news thatcould save tens of thousands of seal Read more »
IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler
17th October 2014
Interpol, the world’s largest international police organization is cracking down on wildlife criminals. Just this week, they issued a red notice alert – similar to an international arrest warrant - for suspected Kenyan ivory trafficker Fe Read more »
Chinese E-Commerce Giants Say “NO” to Wildlife Crime
16th October 2014
Leading online companies in China reaffirmed their zero tolerance for illegal wildlife trade at a workshop organized by China’s inter-agency wildlife enforcement task force with the support of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw Read more »
Bas Eickhout Greens/EFA, NL
16th March 2015 Adrian Hiel
It is time once again to choose the MEP who has done the most for animal welfare in Europe! This really is one of the Read more »
The past year has seen the numbers of poached rhinos soar, with South Africa los
13th March 2015 Tania McCrea-Steele
Wildlife cybercrime is rising to the fore on the political and enforcement agenda. For the first time ever, G7 members Read more »
The ban on importing lion trophies reflects the Australian public’s abhorrence t
13th March 2015 Isabel McCrea
Would you have guessed that Australians imported the bodies of 29 African lions in the three years to 2013? Add in four lion Read more »
The legal trade in ivory often hides an illegal trade of ivory
12th March 2015 Sonja Van Tichelen
Elephants and rhinos continue to die at an alarming rate. One elephant every 15 minutes, on average, is killed for its ivory Read more »
Disasters affect entire communities, regions and sometimes countries.
12th March 2015 Adrian Hiel
Natural disasters can strike anywhere in the world at any time and the 28 countries of the EU are no exception. Some areas Read more »
IFAW calls for a Conservation Strategy for Africa to be developed to guide Europ
12th March 2015 Satyen Sinha
IFAW has long called for Europe to play its part in conserving our natural heritage and end the poaching crisis besetting Read more »
IFAW board members, dedicated California-based supporters, IFAW staff, and sever
10th March 2015 Azzedine Downes
On February 17, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) hosted an event at the Hotel Palomar Westwood in Los Read more »
6th March 2015 Nancy Barr
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Read more »
World Wildlife Day, an occasion to denounce wildlife crime
3rd March 2015 Kelvin Alie
While we do and should celebrate the wonder of wildlife on this day, we must face a grim reality. An increasing amount of Read more »
4th March 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Peter Pueschel gives us an update from the floor of CITES CoP 16. Watch Video »
Jason Bell, IFAW Director Southern Africa and Director – Elephant Program, introduces IFAW’s new interactive Watch Video »
1st March 2013
Last week I represented the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
15th February 2013
  I just returned from our office in Dubai, whose mission is to reinforce the importance of protecting animals and to Watch Video »
28th January 2013
The recent video posting of divers attempting to disentangle a wild dolphin in Hawaii (footage above) reminds me of the Watch Video »
24th January 2013
As I sit at my desk thinking about all the preparations that need to be performed, I can’t help but wonder if it Watch Video »
17th January 2013
Recently, I traveled to India to support a team of local rescuers who save the lives of endangered Eastern Hoolock gibbons. Watch Video »
14th January 2013
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. Watch Video »
11th January 2013
The above SkyTV video shows the killer whales surfacing through a hole in the ice to get access to air. Whales, dolphins Watch Video »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
by rbartlett
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
Adequate guardianship pet care poster
by rbartlett
Download our poster illustrating the requirements for adequate guardianship. Read more »
ELEPHANTS & IVORY
by adintino
Modern elephants are the last surviving members of a once diverse and widely distributed group of mammals known as probosci Read more »
IFAW CITES E-commerce and E-permitting
by rbartlett
The Internet has become the world’s biggest marketplace, one that is open for business 24 hours a day, seven days a wee Read more »
IFAW Proposal Asian Big Cats
by rbartlett
• The document provides draft Decisions contained in Annex 1 and proposed amendments to Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. Co Read more »
IFAW Proposal for shark conservation
by rbartlett
Inclusion of oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, in Appendix II with the following annotation: The entry into Read more »
IFAW Proposal for polar bear protection
by rbartlett
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading sci Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
by rbartlett
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the fina Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
by rbartlett
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
HISTORIC: China, United States agree to protect elephants with domestic ivory ba
25th September 2015 by Azzedine Downes
China and US to halt domestic commercial trade in #ivory https://t.co/JQc5AQCCpf #WildlifeTrafficking @POTUS pic.twitter.com Read more »
China announces domestic ivory trade ban
25th September 2015 by jhart@ifaw.org
(Sept. 25, 2015 – Yarmouth Port, MA) The President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and the President of the United States, Read more »
21st September 2015 by Sonja Van Tichelen
Polar bears are a remarkable species; they have survived numerous ice ages and evolved to become the largest land Read more »
21st September 2015 by svandereyd
As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for Read more »
The leopard has already started hunting small prey within the enclosure
17th September 2015 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The following is an update by Dr. Bhaskar Choudhary on a clouded leopard recently admitted to the IFAW-WTI field Read more »
The European Parliament voted to support revisions to the EU regulation
8th September 2015 by Staci McLennan
Today was a great victory for seals. The European Parliament voted to support revisions to the EU regulation on the trade in Read more »
Private management of farmed animals is not conservation
8th September 2015 by Azzedine Downes
The Earth is not a warehouse. And living, breathing animals are not inventory. Pseudo-conservationists often argue that we Read more »
8th September 2015 by svandereyd
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the Read more »
4th September 2015 by svandereyd
There are warnings tomorrow’s International Vulture Awareness Day [Saturday 5 September] could be one of the last the 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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