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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 »
23 October 2012
(Brussels, Belgium – 23 October 2012) The seizure of a record-smashing 3,81 tonnes of illegal ivory in Hong Kong on Saturday – the largest ever in China and the largest worldwide in two years - makes the past 24 months among the dead Read more »
IFAW: Grey seal cull not supported by science
23 October 2012
The Canadian Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans today released a report recommending a mass cull of 70,000 grey seals in the Gulf of St Lawrence, a recommendation the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) calls an unethical and risky gam Read more »
Segolene Royal—Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Energy— during
2 February 2015 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Sometimes, decisions can be taken rapidly, as was the case with Segolene Royal—Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Read more »
Students at College Heights Secondary school pitch-in to make dog houses for IFA
29 January 2015 Janice Hannah
One phone call can change so much, and it’s usually my phone ringing that causes a domino effect on the Northern Read more »
26 January 2015 Janice Hannah
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Read more »
Bella is recovering from injuries sustained when someone doused her in boiling l
26 January 2015 Lisa Cant-Haylett
One day last December I noticed my cat Bella seemed a bit under the weather. She wasn’t displaying her usual behavior Read more »
Using Chinese technology innovations to protect wildlife
23 January 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
Vast throngs of Chinese are very technologically savvy. Chinese tech companies are capitalizing on the fact that 632 million Read more »
Indien gibt bekannt, dass sich die Tigerpopulation erholt hat
22 January 2015 Azzedine Downes
India’s environment minister announced yesterday that tiger populations in India have rebounded 30 percent thanks to Read more »
Dallas Safari Club announced that a hunting package including an elephant kill w
22 January 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
Late last week, the Dallas Safari Club announced that they would be auctioning off an elephant hunt in Africa as Read more »
CLAW has served Syferbult with animal and humanitarian support for a few years.
21 January 2015 Blessing Chiriseri
Dr Blessing Chiriseri, veterinarian with IFAW’s Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, recently had the Read more »
This week, the IFAW-WTI team took Oli to a natural stream for release.
21 January 2015 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
Oli is an otter. In September of 2013, Oli and two of his siblings, so young that they had not yet opened up their eyes to 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 »
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 »
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 »
Killing for Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade
14 June 2016 by rbartlett
The result of a comprehensive analysis of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Read more »
New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis
13 June 2016 by svandereyd
A new study published today confirms what conservationists like the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have long Read more »
France, Germany, Spain: over 1,7 tons of ivory seized throughout the EU since Ap
9 June 2016 by svandereyd
Over the past three weeks, French and German customs authorities have seized respectively 350kg and 625kg of illegal ivory. Read more »
IFAW has participated in numbers of captive big cat rescues in the last few year
1 June 2016 by Carson Barylak
Thailand’s Tiger Temple has long been controversial. The facility has profited from allowing direct contact between Read more »
The author (far right) with members of the US and Kenyan delegations.
31 May 2016 by James Isiche
Illegal wildlife trade took centre stage in the UN Environment Assembly’s second-ever meeting at United Nations Read more »
IFAW ads in clubs, subways
23 May 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
At the end of 2014, when I wrote about Chinese cultural icons joining the IFAW campaign to stigmatize wildlife consumption, Read more »
16 May 2016 by Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Implementing systems and technologies to prevent elephant poaching in Africa can be complicated. Working with Kenya Read more »
France can set an example with a near total ban on domestic trade of ivory.
2 May 2016 by Mia Crnojevic
The weekend of 1 May 2016 will go down in history as an important moment in the fight to save the remaining elephants on Read more »
Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France
2 May 2016 by slajoie
The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the Read more »

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