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The EU is a major player in the global illegal trade in wildlife products; it ne
23rd April 2015 Sonja Van Tichelen
Last week officials in Vietnam seized a 65kg shipment of ivory and rhino horn. In monetary terms, it was worth hundreds of Read more »
Welcome, Politico Europe,to the European media landscape.
21st April 2015 Adrian Hiel
This week is the launch of Politico Europe. It’s an ambitious expansion for Politico, the online (and now print Read more »
13th April 2015 Sheryl Fink
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Read more »
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
10th April 2015 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 »
26th March 2015 David Higgins
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Read more »
The Author at Whalefest.
25th March 2015 Barbara Slee
Have you ever smelled the breath of a whale? I did, and it smells really fishy. During a whale watching boat trip, I felt Read more »
Lopare’s dogs gradually gained more and more allies, until the whole community a
24th March 2015 Rebecca Brimley
I recognized the black and tan dog at once, even though she had noticeably changed — she had put on weight, and was Read more »
If we don’t deal with demand for ivory in China, the battle for elephants in Afr
24th March 2015 Jason Bell
I left the African Elephant Summit in Kasane on Monday with mixed feelings as to whether we are actually making progress Read more »
Invited guests cut the cake to mark IFAW EA 15th anniversary
20th March 2015 Jacqueline Nyagah
Planning and organizing IFAW’s 15th anniversary event felt like putting together a production to be viewed by more Read more »
25th February 2014
A month ago in Western Africa we began our jumbo mission to take four elephants which were in conflict with the rural Watch Video »
14th February 2014
Watch the BBC interview with IFAW’s Tania McCrea-Steele talking about illegal wildlife trade and our work to reduce Watch Video »
10th January 2014
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In this short video above, International Fund for Animal Welfare CEO Azzedine Downes speaks to gathered press, VIPs and Watch Video »
22nd November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Watch Video »
21st November 2013
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Watch Video »
20th November 2013
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and Watch Video »
19th November 2013
Together with the United Nations Development Program a small IFAW team embarked on an exciting new journey in Bosnia helping Watch Video »
18th November 2013
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Watch Video »
A panel of top scientists released a report slamming Japan's new whaling program
13th April 2015
An independent expert review[i] of Japan’s new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further slaughter and concluded that no more whales need to be harpooned for Antarctic research. In today Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
tenBoma—from fighting terrorism to saving elephants
16th March 2015
A unique partnership designed to lead to a breakthrough in the elephant poaching crisis was announced today by Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. A statement of intent was signed betwee Read more »
Canned! No more lion trophy imports
13th March 2015
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s ban on the import of African lion parts obtained through the particularly cruel method of ‘canned’hunting. “This decision reflects the Read more »
Belgium Calls for EU Ban on Exporting Ivory
9th March 2015
Marie Christine Marghem, Belgian Minister for Energy, the Environment and Sustainable Development has called for EU action to ban the export of ivory from all EU member states. The bold call comes as an auction house in France has suggested that buye Read more »
IFAW Relief Work for Animals Begins in Malawi
23rd February 2015
Week one, and relief efforts to save thousands of animals in flood ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, have kicked off successfully with nearly 3,500 animals vaccinated to protect them from disease. In the coming weeks the IFAW (International Fund for A Read more »
20th February 2015
Law enforcers from Malawi and Zambia gathered in Lusaka this week to participate in a high level training exercise aimed to ensure their success in targeting ivory retailers and thus disrupting the grisly ivory supply chain. The training was funded b Read more »
Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants
11th February 2015
– Groups say uplisting species under Endangered Species Act is important tool to fight ivory trade – Today, a coalition of wildlife groups — the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW;, The Humane Society of the U Read more »
Malawi Floods – IFAW Relief Effort to Save Thousands of  Stranded Animals
10th February 2015
A relief effort to save thousands of farm and companion animals stranded by extreme flooding in cyclone ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, begins in the worst hit region today. An IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) led Disaster Response Team Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2013
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2013 Read more »
World of Animals Issue 18
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 18 Read more »
US Audited Financials
by smoos
Financial Statements for the years ended June 30, 2014 and 2013. Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
by rbartlett
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
by jjones
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
by jjones
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
by rbartlett
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
World of Animals Issue 17
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
by rbartlett
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
29th June 2015 by svandereyd
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their Read more »
Iceland’s fin whaling season begins
29th June 2015 by adintino
Iceland’s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their Read more »
Board List
29th June 2015 by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
Ivory policy will be a topic of an upcoming EC action plan on wildlife crime
23rd June 2015 by Satyen Sinha
Days after the announcement that the European Commission will prepare a Wildlife Crime Action Plan, the commissioner Read more »
19th June 2015 by svandereyd
Japan does not need to kill any whales for ‘scientific research’ this year according to scientists from the Read more »
International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill
19th June 2015 by adintino
Japan does not need to kill any whales for ‘scientific research’ this year according to scientists from the Read more »
U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square
19th June 2015 by adintino
USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade Read more »
IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy
17th June 2015 by adintino
Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
16th June 2015 by svandereyd
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one US ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on 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  “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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