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CITES takes a Byte out of Wildlife Cybercrime
30th September 2016
Wildlife cybercriminals will be under more scrutiny than ever following the commitment by all 183 Parties to CITES, to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade. The decision was taken at a high level meeting held during the CoP17 of the Convention on Read more »
INTERPOL and IFAW announce expanded wildlife crime enforcement network at tenBom
28th September 2016
Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES side event as INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announce their cooperation on IFAW’s tenBoma initiative in Kenya, which represents an impo Read more »
Pangolins win at CITES
28th September 2016
Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg decided that the most illegally traded mammal in the world urgently needs protection from further over Read more »
No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary mac
28th September 2016
IFAW welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give greater protection to Barbary macaques by transferring them from Ap Read more »
World Rabies Day is a Reminder to Vaccinate Your Pets
28th September 2016
Today marks World Rabies Day and reminds us that this disease, so rare in many places, still kills thousands of people every year. The large majority of the human deaths are children, and occur mostly in Africa and Asia. Official statistics list some Read more »
“The endangered Barbary macaque could get a new chance at survival at CITES CoP1
27th September 2016
For the first time in 30 years, Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will discuss increasing the level of protection for a monkey species. Barbary macaques will take center stage in Johannesburg, alongside em Read more »
Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Clo
26th September 2016
Fifty-seven Parties to CITES have voted against a motion from Namibia claiming that a proposal to regulate domestic ivory markets is inadmissible as outside the scope of the Convention. The United States stated that “Parties have addressed dome Read more »
Jubilation as CITES Votes to Stop Discussions Aimed at Promoting a Framework for
26th September 2016
Conservationists were jubilant this evening as CITES voted once and for all to abandon the controversial Decision Making Mechanisim (DMM) for a process to trade in ivory. While the decision became a nail-biter in the final moments, those wanting to e Read more »
A lot at stake for wildlife at 17th CITES conference in South Africa
21st September 2016
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will hold its 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) from 24 September to 5 October 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The survival of many species will be Read more »
28th October 2011 Jeffrey Flocken
In today’s USA Today, science reporter Dan Vergano offers a look at the current decline of big cat populations— Read more »
Australia's Ocean Protector - Source: smh.com.au
27th October 2011 Matt Collis
I love this time of year in Sydney – its beaches, festivals and parties are beginning to warm up and for us whale Read more »
Newborn Asian elephant calf discovered in China
26th October 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
I was happy to see this picture of a newborn Asian elephant in the Pu’er prefecture, where the International Fund for Read more »
25th October 2011 Matt Collis
The water is so clear it’s like looking through air, colourful coral reefs are so vivid you need sunglasses and Read more »
25th October 2011 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Boris Culik’s exhaustive research and careful editing have delivered a worthy addition to our baseline knowledge of Read more »
25th October 2011 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
With the support of the Abu Dhabi Police, IFAW’s Middle East North Africa office and the Emirates Dog Breeders Read more »
24th October 2011 Sheryl Fink
The International Fund for Animal Welfare was recently invited to a stakeholder meeting in Namibia, organized by the Read more »
24th October 2011 Elizabeth Wamba
As human population grows, pressure has been mounting on areas that are ‘unoccupied’; some of which are wildlife Read more »
24th October 2011 Matt Collis
Each year thousands of swimmers take to our beaches, with this number increasing every year as population and tourism Read more »
27th September 2016
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Watch Video »
24th September 2016
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Watch Video »
16th May 2016
Implementing systems and technologies to prevent elephant poaching in Africa can be complicated. Working with Kenya Watch Video »
27th June 2016
Technologies developed for outer space uses have helped scientists discover underground water sources in drought-stricken Watch Video »
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 »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 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 »
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 »
Finding inspiration for animals through the sharing of experiences
7th November 2012 by Rebecca Brimley
While I was at the annual International Society for Anthrozoology conference in Cambridge, England, we screened a short film Read more »
6th November 2012 by Michael Booth
In this short video, the International Fund for Animal Welfare Animal Rescue team including members from the Animal Rescue Read more »
Victories For Animals
6th November 2012 by adintino
Timeline of  IFAW major victories from 1969 - present Read more »
MEPs including C Stilher, G. Wilmott, A McCarthy on the day the Europe
5th November 2012 by kradziszewska
Russia has officially requested Third Party status at the ongoing WTO case against the EU ban on seal products. This Read more »
© IFAW/M.Booth
4th November 2012 by adintino
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), at the request of the Ocean County Health Read more »
IFAW staffer reads a panel at the Amboseli Park Airstrip.
2nd November 2012 by Elizabeth Wamba
Visitors to Amboseli National Park react differently, depending on the time of day or year that they tour - and with good Read more »
Delphine Waller, Miss France 2012, and Céline Sissler Bienvenu, Director of IFAW
2nd November 2012 by Delphine Wespiser
We set out this morning at 7 a.m. It’s important to leave early for Amboseli because the animals are generally out and Read more »
Miss France au Kenya : des menaces qui pèsent sur les éléphants d’Amboseli
31st October 2012 by Delphine Wespiser
We arrived in Nairobi last night and by 9 am this morning we had already set off for Amboseli National Park. We flew to the Read more »
In May 2006, Hong Kong Customs foiled another attempt to smuggle ivory into main
30th October 2012 by Grace Ge Gabriel
The recent confiscation of 3.8 tonnes of elephant ivory tusks in Hong Kong reminds me of another ivory seizure also made by 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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