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Rehabilitated Amur tiger released back into the wild in Russia
29 April 2017
On April 29, 2017 a young, female Amur tiger named Filippa, was released into the Russian wilderness after almost two years of rehabilitation. She was raised and trained to survive in her natural habitat at the Center for Rehabilitation and Reintrodu Read more »
First time ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco
25 April 2017
A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April 24th to 28th by the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight against Desertification of Morocco and the Internat Read more »
Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland
24 April 2017
Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) with assistance from Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in El Sheik and Wajel, respectively, on 19 Read more »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protec Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017
In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Earth’s tallest land animal under the U.S. Endangered Spec Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets.   Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, wi Read more »
Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling further criticised by expert panel
3 April 2017
Japan’s so-called scientific whaling has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill whales for ‘scientific research’. In a report published today (Monday) the Expert Panel appointed b Read more »
IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
31 March 2017
Today, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offered the following statement in response Read more »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annu Read more »
Kganya Lephalletse and friends
8 August 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) in Johannesburg, South Africa has long been a safe haven for animals and people alike. Read more »
Clean water for India’s tiger guardians
4 August 2014 Sheren Shrestha
If you want to save tigers, help their saviours. Indian frontline staff protecting tigers do so under difficult conditions. Read more »
IFAW and partners still responding to drought in Pakistan
31 July 2014 Gail A’Brunzo
In the Tharparkar Sindh province of Pakistan, ravaged by drought the past few months, the International Fund for Animal Read more »
Solution for domestic violence victims and their pets is finally here
31 July 2014 Rianne
Imagine you are in a domestic situation subject to danger. You are forced to flee your familiar surroundings; there is Read more »
Students were eager to learn more about tigers and how they can help save them.
29 July 2014 Sheren Shrestha
Children are the key to the future of our wildlife. They can also be the present. Our Animal Action Education programme Read more »
Despite gains, on this Tiger Day, we must remain vigilant
29 July 2014 Peter Pueschel
With wild tiger populations at such critically low levels, it is no wonder that the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( Read more »
What the elephants know: the burden of sentience
24 July 2014 Vicki Fishlock
Most people who have met wild elephants speak of them with a sense of awe. After a brief encounter, most people will be Read more »
23 July 2014 Sheren Shrestha
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Read more »
Despite fog,the WGW Research Team’s whale photography continues
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale (WGW) Research Team 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 »
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 »
13 April 2015 by Sheryl Fink
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Read more »
13 April 2015 by svandereyd
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back Read more »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13 April 2015 by slajoie
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back Read more »
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
10 April 2015 by Azzedine Downes
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. Forty five years later, we are still working Read more »
IFAW common letter regarding raw ivory
9 April 2015 by rbartlett
IFAW and 40 other NGOs recently called on Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment and the Environment Ministers Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8 April 2015 by adintino
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Read more »
6 EU Ministers lead in banning raw ivory exports; ask others to follow
8 April 2015 by rbartlett
The ministers responsible for regulating ivory in 6 EU countries have sent a letter asking their colleagues in the other 22 Read more »
26 March 2015 by David Higgins
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Read more »
IFAW’s briefing doc on the EU Commission proposal for amending the EU seal trade
26 March 2015 by rbartlett
IFAW’s briefing doc on the EU Commission proposal for amending the EU seal trade regulation. 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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