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Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16 September 2014
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisio Read more »
EU joins conservation tide to increase protection for whales at IWC
16 September 2014
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Read more »
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15 September 2014
Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and Read more »
Protecting elephants to benefit people
3 September 2014
A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya’s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatib Read more »
26 August 2014
A unique conservation education partnership launched to great excitement at Liwonde National Park, Malawi today with hopes high the initiative will have a significant impact on improving school success rates in local communities who live daily with w Read more »
11 August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
Weekend Ivory Seizures in Kenya/Thailand
28 July 2014
More than 300 kilograms of ivory have been seized in two separate incidents in Kenya and Thailand since Friday. Earlier today Thai customs officials paraded a Chinese woman and Vietnamese man at a press conference. The pair were arrested at Bangkok Read more »
11 June 2014
Elephant calves Kavalamanja and Maramba, orphaned before their second birthdays, were a step closer to lives back in the wild this week when conservationists moved them to a unique rehabilitation facility in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. All th Read more »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22 May 2014
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Ani Read more »
We developed this unique app to make it easier for tourists to have a positive i
29 May 2015 Barbara Slee
Iceland has experienced a rapid emergence as a top quality whale watching destination, according to Erich Hoyt, a senior Read more »
China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs
29 May 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
In Beijing, it hadn’t rained for days. But a drizzle came down early in the morning— the day 662 kg of ivory Read more »
Only one cow had survived but has unable to stand for 20 days.
28 May 2015 Shannon Walajtys
We had an amazing partnership with the team from Sikkim Anti-Rabies and Animal Health Programme (SARAH), a team of Read more »
15 May 2015 Rebecca Brimley
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Read more »
Twenty years on, the seal hunt’s dependence on government support continues
14 May 2015 Sheryl Fink
In my files, I have an internal Canadian government memo. I pull it out and look at it often. It recommends phasing out the Read more »
Revised shelter to protect Chameli. IFAW also gave her owners were also given ta
14 May 2015 Kelly Donithan
  Animals can sense an earthquake before human beings. In Nepal that day, most people noticed the birds, as every Read more »
Raw ivory, stored at Tsavo East National Park, collected by rangers during patro
13 May 2015 Satyen Sinha
The European Commission today announced that it has taken a decision to develop a Wildlife Trafficking Action Plan. IFAW Read more »
It appears that special interests wish to reopen debate on the entire regulation
6 May 2015 Staci McLennan
Debate on changes proposed by the EU Commission to bring the EU seal trade regulation into compliance with WTO rules are Read more »
4 May 2015 Shannon Walajtys
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
EU Ivory Trade: The need for stricter measures
by rbartlett
Report written by different NGOs and submitted to the European Commission DG Environment to ask more stricter measures on ivo Read more »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
IFAW and others NGOs Joint feedback on the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Tr
by rbartlett
The Communication on the EU Action Plan by the European Commission was published in February 2016. According to IFAW and othe Read more »
EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
by rbartlett
At $19 billion per year, the illegal wildlife trade ranks as the fourth most lucrative criminal activity internationally, beh Read more »
Should I support this sanctuary?
by rbartlett
All of us have been grabbed at one time or another by a heart-wrenching story that tempts us to open our wallets to help a pa Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o Read more »
Photo: © IFAW/Barbara Hollweg
12 August 2016 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Today on World Elephant Day seven companies, including eBay, Etsy, Gumtree, Microsoft, Pinterest, Tencent and Yahoo!  Read more »
Tech Industry Leaders Join Forces against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Online
12 August 2016 by svandereyd
On World Elephant Day, leading e-commerce and social media companies are implementing critical steps to stop the sale of Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
11 August 2016 by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, Read more »
4 August 2016 by Brian Sharp
Rescuing any animal from an entanglement is a challenge, regardless of the species. Wary of our presence and unaware of our Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Southern White Rhino - 2016
4 August 2016 by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
Ivory kingpin sentenced to 20 years
22 July 2016 by Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Feisal Ali Mohamed was convicted today in a court in Mombasa, Kenya for possession of over two tonnes of ivory seized during Read more »
Calls for suspension of industrial activity which threatens critically endangere
19 July 2016 by svandereyd
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups have called for a temporary suspension of activities by an Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Elephants - 2016
15 July 2016 by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Barbary Macaque - 2016
14 July 2016 by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »

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Azzedine Downes and Mark Hofberg discuss wildlife protection measures at CITES in The Guardian: Wildlife trade summit is a 'do or die' moment for endangered animals  read more.

Bloomberg picks up tenBoma with Faye Cuevas: Sniffer Dogs, U.S. Army Software Help Kenya Curb Poaching  –  read more.

IFAW’s documentary Huntwatch earns an LA Times review: Seal hunting is the target of the unflinching documentary Huntwatch –  read more.

Jeffrey Flocken in Washington Post on CITES elephant decisions: The world just agreed to the strongest protections ever for endangered  –  read more.

Boston Globe talks with Katie Moore about our exciting rescue: The Cape Cod manatee is pregnant  –  read more.

 

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