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No fin whales to be killed in Iceland this summer
25th February 2016
No fin whales will be slaughtered in Iceland this summer, according to Icelandic media reports this morning. The country’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is quoted in Iceland’s daily newspaper Morgunbladid which claims he will Read more »
Decisive momentum in tackling wildlife trafficking for the European Union around
22nd February 2016
The European Commission launches the European action plan against wildlife trafficking in Brussels on Friday 26th February 2016. In doing so it establishes another front in the global fight against the criminal trade in wildlife products such as elep Read more »
As 10th anniversary of Thames whale approaches, threats to whales remain
18th January 2016
This week will mark the 10th anniversary of the famous Thames whale - but sadly whales still desperately need our help as they face more threats now than at any other time in history. On Saturday 21 January, 2006, a team of marine mammal medics attem Read more »
INTERPOL's Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more
30th December 2015
In response to INTERPOL's announcement of impact from their enforcement action Operation Worthy II, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), CEO Azzedine Downes issued this statement: We congratulate INTERPOL and the 11 countries in Africa Read more »
US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions.
21st December 2015
Responding to a petition filed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of wildlife groups, the US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions under the US Endangered Species Act.  “T Read more »
30th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
26th November 2015
The European Commission has today released a new report, hailed as the EU’s first integrated strategy across the breadth of sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to bridge the poverty-biodiversity nexus, marking a significant advancement on the EU Read more »
Significant seizure of elephant ivory at Heathrow Airport
24th November 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has congratulated UK Border Force for seizing elephant tusks and other ivory items at Heathrow Airport. Border Force has described the haul as one of the biggest that has been found in the UK, totallin Read more »
1st October 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s adoption by the Council of the European Union of the amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the W Read more »
With an endorsement of the Action Plan form the EU, elephants stand to gain grea
20th June 2016 Staci McLennan
Today, the Member States of the European Union declared their support to a coordinated effort to tackle wildlife crime by Read more »
Jane Goodall, Azzedine Downes together offer thoughts on tragic Harambe killing
19th June 2016 Azzedine Downes
The heartbreaking news of the death of Harambe, a popular western lowland gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, who was killed to Read more »
Killing for Trophies: Report analyzes trophy hunting around the world
14th June 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
The auctioning of a permit to kill a rare rhino in Namibia. A Texas cheerleader posting pictures on social media with a Read more »
IFAW has participated in numbers of captive big cat rescues in the last few year
1st June 2016 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.
31st May 2016 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
23rd May 2016 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 »
16th May 2016 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.
2nd May 2016 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 »
It is impossible to differentiate between species without genetic testing.
29th April 2016 Mark Hofberg
Earlier this week, a score of countries submitted proposals to transfer pangolins to Appendix I of the Convention on Read more »
21st July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Watch Video »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
26th June 2014
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
10th June 2014
When Canada and Norway complained about the EU’s 2009 seal trade ban to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
3rd June 2014
Following a successful five-day run of “A Dog’s Life,” staged by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
13th May 2014
The video above features some of the adorable bear cubs under care at the IFAW Orphaned Bear Rescue Center in Russia. The Watch Video »
7th April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger
by rbartlett
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Polar Bear
by rbartlett
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Polar Bear Read more »
EU commission Seal Trade Regulation Amendment Proposal
by rbartlett
The European Commission has tabled a new proposal amending Regulation 1007/2009 on the trade in seal products. The new propos Read more »
Wildlife Trafficking Action Plan – Joint NGO Paper
by rbartlett
A joint set of NGO recommendations from the International Fund for Animal Welfare, TRAFFIC, Wildlife Conservation Society, Wo Read more »
The EU Seal Regime & the World Trade Organization Dispute Summary & Next Steps
by rbartlett
The EU Regulation on the trade in seal products is a groundbreaking piece of legislation designed to tackle one of the cruele Read more »
Japan’s “New” Proposal for Continued Research Whaling in the Antarctic Ocean
by rbartlett
IFAW, Greenpeace and WWF react to Japan’s “New” Proposal for Continued Research Whaling in the Antarctic Oc Read more »
IFAW EU Legal Framework for Environmental Inspections
by rbartlett
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices fr Read more »
IFAW’s submission to the EU consultation on Invasive Alien Species
by rbartlett
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices fr Read more »
IFAW’s submission to the EU consultation on Biodiversity
by rbartlett
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices fr Read more »
Crime scene training in Tsavo.
15th September 2016 by Tim Spalla
A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to hear that IFAW’s tenBoma team embedded with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) developed Read more »
Motion for resolution on the key objectives for the CITES CoP17 - adopted in Str
15th September 2016 by svandereyd
Today the Plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg voted the Motion for Resolution on the EU’s strategic Read more »
IUCN motion seeks to protect elephants from poaching by closing ivory marketsPHO
10th September 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
Today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, the world’s largest scientific conservation body called for Read more »
Lizards such as the one pictured above are often smuggled through the Netherland
9th September 2016 by Rikkert Reijnen
Four suitcases fully packed with exotic wildlife such as snakes, lizards and turtles were seized by Dutch customs at Read more »
While confiscating a total of 1.2 metric tons of illegal ivory in Germany is gre
8th September 2016 by Robert Kless
Over the last four months the German customs authorities have discovered and confiscated a total of 1.2 metric tons of Read more »
Split listing, protecting elephants at one level in one place and another level
7th September 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
If you cross this river, your ivory will be worth more than your life! Try telling this to an elephant who is about to Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare prescribes to being both conservationi
2nd September 2016 by Azzedine Downes
In this day and age when oversimplification is the norm and the nuances of our complex value systems are overshadowed by a Read more »
The IUCN condemns the killing of whales by Japan under the façade of science.
1st September 2016 by Sharon Livermore
Experts from around the world have voted overwhelmingly against Japan’s so-called scientific whaling in the Antarctic Read more »
The IUCN pass a pangolin resolution that is a victory for all pangolins. PHOTO:
31st August 2016 by Mark Hofberg
Scientists from around the world agree: All pangolins need to be protected. That’s the message made clear by the Read more »

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In the news

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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