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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 »
20th January 2012 Jason Bell
  On Monday this week, on a farm near Mossel Bay in the Western Cape, another rhino was poached, bringing the tally to Read more »
Tackling Bosnia's roaming dog problem
19th January 2012 Janice Hannah
IFAW has partnered with the UNDP in Bosnia to help communities humanely manage their roaming dog populations.  The Read more »
19th January 2012 Fred O'Regan
My two favorite things about my job are meeting our donors in person, and visiting our field offices around the world. I Read more »
Cape Cod dolphin stranding round up
18th January 2012 Dr. Ian Robinson
Here is a round up photo from the International Fund for Animal Welfare efforts to save more than a dozen dolphins during a Read more »
IFAW MMRR teams test the hearing of a dolphin stranded on Cape Cod.
16th January 2012 Katie Moore
Following a week-long meeting on whale conservation with the International Fund for Animal Welfare whale team in Reykjavik, Read more »
Hopping mad at CES: joeys are not marketing gimmicks
16th January 2012 Erica Martin
Using cute baby animals as mascots for entertainment or commercial promotions makes me hopping mad! The most recent case was Read more »
Putting caring into action: youth join IFAW to clean up a beach in East Africa
12th January 2012 Fred O'Regan
Twenty years ago, at the now famous “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro, 100 world leaders wrote a prescription for Read more »
Image source: The Australian.
12th January 2012 Matt Collis
In Sydney the first few weeks of the year are a great time to be at work – seriously. It’s time to regroup, get Read more »
Rebuttal: How many whales should be sold to the highest bidder? None.
11th January 2012 Patrick Ramage
In a ‘comment’ posted on Nature.com, authors Christopher Costello, Leah R. Gerber and Steven Gaines argue the 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 »
13th January 2013 by Elena Zharkova
In every family there comes a time when the children have grown up and are ready to live on their own. Children look Read more »
779 ivory tusks seized by Hong Kong Customs in Tsing Yi, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Chi
11th January 2013 by Elizabeth Wamba
Last weekend, in one of the worst poaching incidents recorded in Tsavo Park’s recent history, a family of 12 elephants Read more »
Bullet casings used to kill elephants in Cameroon.
11th January 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
As many of us prepare for the holidays surrounded by friends and loved ones, news reports of heavily armed poachers in Read more »
Hong Kong children ask the world to end the killing of elephants for their ivory
11th January 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
The children in these photos are seriously concerned by the record amounts of ivory that have been seized of late in Hong Read more »
11th January 2013 by Patrick Ramage
The above SkyTV video shows the killer whales surfacing through a hole in the ice to get access to air. Whales, dolphins Read more »
If you find an injured animal, it should be treated by a local carer or vet imme
10th January 2013 by Josey Sharrad
Devastating bushfires are burning across large parts of South-Eastern Australia, with homes destroyed in Tasmania, Victoria Read more »
A growing number of Asian consumers are opposed to the cruel commercial slaughte
10th January 2013 by Sheryl Fink
Some great news to start off 2013, as Taiwan passed legislation this week to close its markets to marine mammal products, Read more »
10th January 2013 by svandereyd
The Zambian game hunting industry appears to be in disarray following the suspension of licences and the apparent firing of Read more »
Wintering brown bear cubs Zahar and Pippi at the IFAW Bear Rescue Center in Bubo
4th January 2013 by Elena Zharkova
This post was originally filed by Mila Danilova in our Russian office. -- EZ Two wintering bear cubs named Zahar (male) and 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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