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19th July 2013 Azzedine Downes
On Wednesday, July 17th, we held a ceremony in one of the most spectacular places on earth, watched over by Mount Read more »
A polar bear skin like the one seen above just sold for a record $22,000 CAD.
19th July 2013 Sheryl Fink
Like the endangered bluefin tuna that sold for $1.76 million at auction earlier this year, the record-shattering price paid Read more »
Members of the team searching for porpoises on the primary observation platfo
16th July 2013 Anna Cucknell
The team aboard Song of the Whale, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s unique whale research boat, has Read more »
Final day of the Ivory is for Elephants Only march, June 29, 2013
15th July 2013 Christina Pretorius
I’ve always liked a good protest march. Back in the day, they were usually anti-apartheid gatherings, or protests Read more »
A happy, healthy Burky at the Northern Dogs Clinic.
12th July 2013 Janice Hannah
It always seems to be a phone call that gets the ball rolling and that’s due to the distance of the communities that Read more »
“ Japan cannot justify its sample sizes for ‘scientific whaling’ and even whethe
12th July 2013 Vassili Papastavrou
Australia concluded its second round of oral arguments in the Antarctic whaling case before the International Court of Read more »
Sonja Van Tichelen & Carl Schlyter at the 2013 MEP Awards
11th July 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
For the second year one MEP has been recognised for contributions to animal welfare and for the second year it was a Read more »
IFAW’s Middle East office has just released the second edition of its pocket booklet, “Common Species in Trade ( Read more »
The horror of what is happening with up to 40,000 African elephants losing their
11th July 2013 Erica Martin
I read with great interest Paula Kahumbu’s latest blog in the Guardian. I work with the IFAW communications team Read more »
13th April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Watch Video »
26th March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
18th February 2015
The pickup truck is making its way over a bumpy meadow towards the sheep enclosure. Three large livestock guardian dogs - Watch Video »
6th March 2015
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Watch Video »
3rd March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
13th February 2015
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26th January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
12th January 2015
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Watch Video »
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 »
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; www.ifaw.org), The Humane Society of the U Read more »
IFAW INTA opinion on seal regulation
IFAW briefing document on the draft INTA proposal regarding the EU Commission proposal on the EU seal trade regulation. Read more »
IFAW common letter regarding raw ivory
IFAW and 40 other NGOs recently called on Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment and the Environment Ministers of Read more »
6 EU Ministers lead in banning raw ivory exports; ask others to follow
The ministers responsible for regulating ivory in 6 EU countries have sent a letter asking their colleagues in the other 22 c Read more »
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members.
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 honorary board members. Read more »
IFAW’s briefing doc on the EU Commission proposal for amending the EU seal trade
IFAW’s briefing doc on the EU Commission proposal for amending the EU seal trade regulation. Read more »
IFAW FY2015 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 board members. Read more »
IFAW World Wildlife Day Action Plan Letter
For this year’s World Wildlife Day IFAW’s EU office in Brussels reached out to MEPs of all political stripes and Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino Read more »
Nelson Mandela – 1918-1913
6th December 2013 by Azzedine Downes
Nelson Mandela, first president of a free and democratic South Africa, and the true embodiment of nobility, compassion, Read more »
EU takes important steps for elephants but the road ahead remains longs
5th December 2013 by Satyen Sinha
This week, the EU has promised €12.3 million to be spent on MIKES - “Minimising the Illegal Killing of Elephants Read more »
International Polar Bear Forum: Range countries must commit to a conservation st
4th December 2013 by Azzedine Downes
At the international Polar Bear Forum in Moscow this week, foreign dignitaries and non-governmental organizations are Read more »
Spotlight Africa: Urgent measures for elephants called for at Botswana Summit
4th December 2013 by Jason Bell
IFAW was fortunate to be invited to attend the final day's proceedings of the World Conservation Union's (IUCN) Read more »
4th December 2013 by
Hope for the future of elephants grew a little rosier today, when ministerial delegates to the IUCN African Elephant Summit Read more »
In Playa del Carmen, neighbors gather during dramatic rescue of Rapunzel the kit
3rd December 2013 by Erika Flores
A kitten fell 39 feet down a pipe into an underground sewage system, but rescuer Cryss didn’t know that 24 hours Read more »
3rd December 2013 by
At an international polar bear forum this week marking the 40th anniversary of the “Agreement on the Conservation of Read more »
Visiting the wolves in Western Poland
28th November 2013 by Robert Kless
Sundown is just over, twilight is settling in. There is no wind, no noises. Suddenly I hear a long, ascending howl. After Read more »
"Boubandjida: Elephants' graveyard" photo exhibit shocks French viewers
26th November 2013 by Julie Landry
Warning: these photos may shock some people of a sensitive disposition. "These photos are shocking; this must be Read more »

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Isabel McCrea, IFAW’s regional director in The Guardian: "Welcomed Hunt’s “bold” ban on canned hunting trophies." –  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.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

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