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The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
20th June 2016
Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last February. The European Union now has the much-needed frame to coordinate a strategic approac Read more »
IFAW together with more than 36,700 citizens urge the EU Environment Ministers t
16th June 2016
On Monday 20th June 2016, EU Ministers of the Environment will be given the opportunity to create momentum for wildlife as they will be asked to endorse the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last Februar Read more »
New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis
13th June 2016
A new study published today confirms what conservationists like the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have long stated; the experimental one-off ivory stockpile sale in 2008 was the catalyst for the widespread elephant poaching epidemic th Read more »
France, Germany, Spain: over 1,7 tons of ivory seized throughout the EU since Ap
9th June 2016
Over the past three weeks, French and German customs authorities have seized respectively 350kg and 625kg of illegal ivory. In April, the Spanish Civil Guard seized 744kg of ivory. These three seizures, amounting to more than 1,7 tons, are a reminder Read more »
Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France
2nd May 2016
The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales Read more »
SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
2nd May 2016
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another.   This is even more apparent deep d Read more »
Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya
30th April 2016
Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn – the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world. “It is a massive quanti Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
26th April 2016
Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. So far, Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year’s quota allowed whalers to harpoo Read more »
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Indian Wildlife Rescue Centre
12th 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 »
Jan, Stef and some of the dogs they're helping with your support.
7th February 2012 Janice Hannah
I meant to update everyone on the dog house build for the northern community but between travel and a travel bug, I’ve Read more »
VIDEO: Reinforcement Needed: Day 27 Dolphin Strandings
7th February 2012 Fred O'Regan
The short video below was produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare team. One way to help the team effort is Read more »
Two of the stranded dolphins from yesterday's rescue.
2nd February 2012 Katie Moore
This has been an exceptional stranding season for us - having already responded to 102 dolphins since January Read more »
Calling for Support of an American Legacy: Marine Mammals
2nd February 2012 Fred O'Regan
The waters and dolphins in Cape Cod are capturing attention on a worldwide scale, but unfortunately not for a positive Read more »
The unfortunate Balinese kitten who didn't make it.
31st January 2012 Hanna Lentz
Janice Girardi, the founder and Director of the Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) never arrives at the office before Read more »
A year in Amboseli: the highs and highs of an elephant researcher
31st January 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Time flies when you’re having fun, so they say. The past 12 months have certainly been amongst the fastest of my life Read more »
27th January 2012 A.J. Cady
It's been quite a week.  Fortunately, we haven't had any more stranded dolphins since Monday, but yesterday we Read more »
Man arrested at Cairo International Airport trying to smuggle three lions
27th January 2012 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Cairo Airport’s officers have foiled an attempt by a Kuwaiti national to smuggle out three lion cubs from Egypt. The Read more »
24th January 2012 A.J. Cady
It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the scale of the tragedy currently unfolding in the cold, muddy marshes of Cape Cod. In Read more »
9th March 2016
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Watch Video »
3rd March 2016
On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world Watch Video »
29th October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
21st September 2015
Polar bears are a remarkable species; they have survived numerous ice ages and evolved to become the largest land Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25th 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 »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
29th April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 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 »
"Tika" the orphaned bear cub recuperates at NLWS. Photo by IFAW-NLWS/P.Langen
20th January 2013 by Gail A’Brunzo
"We don’t know what happened to his mother. We don’t know how long he’s been alone. But it’s Read more »
One Australian landscape after the devastating bushfires.
18th January 2013 by Josey Sharrad
Eleven days after the first bushfire of the New Year started, many areas of south-east Australia continue to burn.  Read more »
17th January 2013 by Shannon Walajtys
Recently, I traveled to India to support a team of local rescuers who save the lives of endangered Eastern Hoolock gibbons. Read more »
16th January 2013 by svandereyd
The seizure of two tons of ivory in Mombasa, Kenya today has helped cement East Africa's growing reputation as a Read more »
BRIEFING: Canada, Norway challenge EU seal trade ban at the WTO
15th January 2013 by Adrian Hiel
The collective outcry of millions of European citizens brought the cruel trade in commercial seal products in the European Read more »
Download a free “Sharks of the Arabian Gulf” poster
14th January 2013 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
The poster is an illustrated guide to the sharks of the Arabian Gulf which summarizes a list of shark species in these Read more »
14th January 2013 by Anna Filippova
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. Read more »
The scale of lost is overwhelming.
14th January 2013 by Valeria Ruoppolo
On Sunday 13 January, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) team drove into the footprint of the Dunalley, Read more »
World Trade Organization (WTO) EU Seal Ban
14th January 2013 by rbartlett
Discussions are underway at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over whether or not the EU ban on commercial seal products is 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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