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International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Names New Board Chairman
29th June 2012
Ms. Kathleen Savesky has been appointed the new Chair of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), bringing a wealth of animal welfare and education expertise to the role. Ms. Savesky has more than 35 years of leadership in the Read more »
Working to steer whales meeting into calmer waters
29th June 2012
On the eve of the annual meeting of the conservation body set up to protect whales – the International Whaling Commission (IWC) – there are fears this year’s meeting could be over before it begins. As delegates from around the world Read more »
achive photo  © IFAW/S. Njumbi
27th June 2012
Nearly five tonnes of elephant ivory and thousands of ivory ornaments went up in smoke in Gabon, Central West Africa this morning. The bonfire, lit by President Ali Bongo Ondimba, once and for all put Government stockpiles of legal and confiscated tu Read more »
Three Tonnes of Ivory Vanish as Thieves Loot Southern Africa Stockpiles
22nd June 2012
The audacious looting by thieves of ivory stockpiles from two southern African countries in as many months – including the bumper theft of three tonnes of tusks in Zambia – has flagged concerns for the security of stockpiles throughout th Read more »
INTERPOL completes largest ever international anti-ivory operation while Chinese
19th June 2012
INTERPOL have arrested more than 200 people, seized almost 2 tonnes of contraband ivory, 20kg of rhino horn and military grade automatic weapons in an operation that spanned three months and 14 African countries. Operation WORTHY saw INTERPOL and IFA Read more »
IFAW spearheads crime fighting on the worldwide web
18th June 2012
Wildlife law enforcement experts from Asia, Africa and the United States discussed regional and international enforcement cooperation to combat wildlife crime, at a meeting today in Nanning, Guangxi Province. The meeting between China and Association Read more »
IFAW research vessel to study endangered whales in U.S. waters
12th June 2012
IFAW’s, (the International Fund for Animal Welfare, www.ifaw.org) research vessel, The Song of the Whale is contributing to one of the most comprehensive whale studies in the world - conducting critical research to help save whales from collisi Read more »
IFAW and the Republic of Congo fight ivory trafficking
8th June 2012
More than 30 senior staff from different governmental agencies in Congo (Brazzaville) honed their skills and increased their capacity to halt ivory trafficking. A three-day training course began on World Environment Day (June 5th) and involved partic Read more »
Elephant Ivory Stockpile Sales Help Create a Deadly New Currency in China
4th June 2012
 In a world of economic uncertainty, elephant ivory has become a new investment vehicle in China, which coincides with  an extraordinary surge in the numbers of elephants being killed for their ivory. A new ivory market investigation report Read more »
Supporting whale disentanglement and strandings team efforts in Tonga
25th September 2014 Brian Sharp
IFAW has had a long-standing involvement in supporting research on the humpback whale population of Oceania, and the Read more »
The Kitenden Conservancy benefits wildlife, the local community and investors.
24th September 2014 Jacqueline Nyagah
On 3rd September 2014, the Engong Narok site in Amboseli’s ecosystem in the South of Kenya was awash with community Read more »
Why is a Sarajevo government dog service causing such panic?
24th September 2014 Rebecca Brimley
The BBC’s News from Elsewhere reported last week on the panic spreading through social media about plans to manage Read more »
What we’ve learned from the ozone layer controversy
23rd September 2014 Paul Todd
Why does the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) engage in international treaty negotiations or global fora, such Read more »
The International Conference for Dog Population Management studies dog issues.
23rd September 2014 Kate Nattrass Atema
Perhaps you’ve read about it on the internet, in a country halfway across the world. Perhaps you’ve seen it on Read more »
Knowing which dogs are locally owned/roaming versus stray helps dog management.
22nd September 2014 Janice Hannah
Working on humane dog management with communities who are generally underserviced means a couple of things. First off, it Read more »
Progress on elephant protection at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York
22nd September 2014 Azzedine Downes
This Tuesday, I will take the stage alongside leaders of other major animal welfare and conservation non-governmental Read more »
The Orphan Bears Rehabilitation Center releases six bears into the Russian wild.
22nd September 2014 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
The post below comes in to us from IFAW Russia Office staff member Mila Danilova. -- MV Earlier this month, six Read more »
Öffentliche Verbrennung von Rhinozeros-Horn in Tschechien
21st September 2014 Peter Pueschel
Stringent action is needed urgently, as to say we are now “at the 11 hour to save the rhinos” is not an over- Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Barbary Macaque - 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 »
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 The Plight of the Pangolin Infographic - 2016
by rbartlett
Understand the plight of the pangolin with this easy-to-read infographic. Read more »
IFAW Pangolins in Peril - 2016
by rbartlett
Pangolins are in peril and are one of the most wildly trafficked animal.  Read more about their plight in this informati Read more »
IFAW - Pangolins Meet CITES Criteria - 2016
by rbartlett
The criteria used for adding pangolins to the CITES protocol. Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Pangolin - 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 - African Lion - 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 - African Grey Parrot - 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 calls for a Conservation Strategy for Africa to be developed to guide Europ
12th March 2015 by 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 by Azzedine Downes
On February 17, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) hosted an event at the Hotel Palomar Westwood in Los Read more »
Belgium Calls for EU Ban on Exporting Ivory
9th March 2015 by svandereyd
Marie Christine Marghem, Belgian Minister for Energy, the Environment and Sustainable Development has called for EU action Read more »
6th March 2015 by 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 by 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 »
3rd March 2015 by Azzedine Downes
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Read more »
IFAW-event World Wildlife Day 2015 in Hamburg © R.Otzipka
3rd March 2015 by Dörte von der Reith
    Two years ago the United Nations brought the 3rd of March as the World Wildlife Day into being. We believe Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
3rd March 2015 by rbartlett
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino
3rd March 2015 by rbartlett
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino 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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