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21 December 2012
Reports today suggest that Tanzania has decided to withdraw its controversial proposal to sell over 100 000kg of ivory to China and Japan. The proposal was due to be debated in March at the next CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endange Read more »
14 December 2012
MEDIA ADVISORY Editors: High-resolution photos and video from the gift exchange will be available For more information please contact: Adrian Hiel +32 (0)473 86 34 61 WHAT: EU Environment Ministers are invited to receive a free Polar Bear Christmas Read more »
30 November 2012
Yesterday the German Bundestag voted by a large majority in favor of a cross-party resolution for improving the protection of elephants. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) has long demanded such a resolution due to Read more »
29 November 2012
The new Environment Action Programme adopted today is a clear signal that the environment remains a priority for the European Union. However, the continued unsustainable use and abuse of wildlife calls for more urgent and drastic measures than those Read more »
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16 November 2012
Today’s giant 1,3 tonne ivory seizure in Hong Kong raises the tally of contraband ivory confiscated in the Chinese city to over five tonnes – in less than four weeks. On 20 October Hong Kong officials seized a record smashing 3,81 tonnes Read more »
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15 November 2012
Three record-sized ivory confiscations in just three weeks, has put a further dent in East Africa’s growing image as a clearing house for the bloody illegal ivory trade. They are a bleak reflection of the prediction by James Isiche, Regional Di Read more »
MEPs including C Stilher, G. Wilmott, A McCarthy on the day the Europe
5 November 2012
Russia has officially requested Third Party status at the ongoing WTO case against the EU ban on seal products. This development was welcomed today by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org ). "Europeans and Russians are Read more »
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4 November 2012
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), at the request of the Ocean County Health Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department in Toms River, N.J., has dispatched its disaster response team to co Read more »
25 October 2012
(Brussels, Belgium - October 25th 2012) – The European Parliament today called for an end to Japanese so-called ‘scientific whaling’ as part of a resolution on EU-Japan trade talks. The adopted text notes the serious divergences bet Read more »
The legal trade in ivory often hides an illegal trade of ivory
12 March 2015 Sonja Van Tichelen
Elephants and rhinos continue to die at an alarming rate. One elephant every 15 minutes, on average, is killed for its ivory Read more »
Disasters affect entire communities, regions and sometimes countries.
12 March 2015 Adrian Hiel
Natural disasters can strike anywhere in the world at any time and the 28 countries of the EU are no exception. Some areas Read more »
IFAW calls for a Conservation Strategy for Africa to be developed to guide Europ
12 March 2015 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
10 March 2015 Azzedine Downes
On February 17, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) hosted an event at the Hotel Palomar Westwood in Los Read more »
6 March 2015 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
3 March 2015 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 »
3 March 2015 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
3 March 2015 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 »
New proposal balances concerns of EU citizens with EU’s WTO obligations
19 February 2015 Sonja Van Tichelen
The EU Commission recently released its proposal on how to change the groundbreaking EU seal trade regulation to make it Read more »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
24 February 2017
UPDATE: While the older orphans seemed to have accepted their temporary home quite quickly, Musolole, Nkala and Muchichili Watch Video »
27 October 2016
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Watch Video »
26 October 2016
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Watch Video »
24 October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
25 October 2016
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Watch Video »
18 October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
6 October 2016
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Watch Video »
29 September 2016
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Watch Video »
NGOs joint help-sheet on EU Ivory consultation
by jjohnson
Help save elephants by contributing to the European Commission’s consultation on ivory trade in the EU Read more »
Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015
by aclark
We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically Read more »
Animal Rescue August 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. 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 »
13 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 The Plight of the Pangolin Infographic - 2016
13 July 2016 by rbartlett
Understand the plight of the pangolin with this easy-to-read infographic. Read more »
IFAW Pangolins in Peril - 2016
13 July 2016 by rbartlett
Pangolins are in peril and are one of the most wildly trafficked animal.  Read more about their plight in this Read more »
IFAW - Pangolins Meet CITES Criteria - 2016
13 July 2016 by rbartlett
The criteria used for adding pangolins to the CITES protocol. Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Pangolin - 2016
12 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 - African Lion - 2016
12 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 »
Combating Wildlife Crime in Ethiopia
11 July 2016 by svandereyd
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers from customs, federal police, airport police and, Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - African Grey Parrot - 2016
11 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 »
Under the disguise of captive breeding, tiger farms like the one in this file ph
7 July 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Amending China’s 26-year-old Wildlife Protection Law was highly anticipated among wildlife advocates around the world Read more »

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