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The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
20th June 2016
Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last February. The European Union now has the much-needed frame to coordinate a strategic approac Read more »
IFAW together with more than 36,700 citizens urge the EU Environment Ministers t
16th June 2016
On Monday 20th June 2016, EU Ministers of the Environment will be given the opportunity to create momentum for wildlife as they will be asked to endorse the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last Februar Read more »
New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis
13th June 2016
A new study published today confirms what conservationists like the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have long stated; the experimental one-off ivory stockpile sale in 2008 was the catalyst for the widespread elephant poaching epidemic th Read more »
France, Germany, Spain: over 1,7 tons of ivory seized throughout the EU since Ap
9th June 2016
Over the past three weeks, French and German customs authorities have seized respectively 350kg and 625kg of illegal ivory. In April, the Spanish Civil Guard seized 744kg of ivory. These three seizures, amounting to more than 1,7 tons, are a reminder Read more »
Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France
2nd May 2016
The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales Read more »
SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
2nd May 2016
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another.   This is even more apparent deep d Read more »
Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya
30th April 2016
Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn – the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world. “It is a massive quanti Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
26th April 2016
Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. So far, Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year’s quota allowed whalers to harpoo Read more »
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Indian Wildlife Rescue Centre
12th April 2016
Tomorrow (Wednesday) the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Trust of India (www.wildlifetrustofindia.org) will welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Con Read more »
8th July 2013 Shannon Walajtys
Watch the video above where IFAW staff were able to return pets affected by the flooding in Germany to their Read more »
Can we afford to experiment with rhinos?
5th July 2013 Jason Bell
The recent announcement by the South African Minster of Environment, expressing the South African Government’s Read more »
 Advertisements warning passengers that ivory smuggling leads to prosecution are
3rd July 2013 Ahmed Abou-Zahra
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) – MENA office  launched a campaign to battle the illegal trade Read more »
We have established that Iceland’s fin whaling seems to be down to one maverick
3rd July 2013 Robbie Marsland
We have established that Iceland’s fin whaling seems to be down to one maverick and arguably eccentric man who Read more »
Japan has a good team making their arguments, but can they defend the indefensib
3rd July 2013 Vassili Papastavrou
The seats are pretty uncomfortable in the gallery at the back of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Read more »
Paul Winter and Josey Sharrad
2nd July 2013 Josey Sharrad
At dawn in New York City on the summer solstice, 600 people assembled to celebrate the longest day of the year. They had Read more »
2nd July 2013 Janice Hannah
Watch this video about Nala's story from Pilots and Paws Canada.  I won’t easily forget when I received the Read more »
Qi Zhang, or “Sabrina” and the author outside the China Academy of Sciences.
28th June 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
On June 22nd in Beijing, renowned biologist Dr. Joyce Poole led a Chinese audience into the emotional and behavioral world Read more »
Shepherd's Beaked Whale near Kangaroo Island, Australia
28th June 2013 Sharon Livermore
Together with colleagues from Marine Conservation Research (who operate IFAW’s unique whale research vessel Song of Read more »
9th March 2016
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Watch Video »
3rd March 2016
On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world Watch Video »
29th October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
21st September 2015
Polar bears are a remarkable species; they have survived numerous ice ages and evolved to become the largest land Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25th August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
29th April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Watch Video »
Killing for Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade
by rbartlett
The result of a comprehensive analysis of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
US Audited Financials
by smoos
Financial Statements for the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014. Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
IFAW Response: European Commission Roadmap Towards an Action Plan Against Wildli
IFAW welcomes the decision by the European Commission to develop a cross departmental EU Action Plan against Wildlife Traffic Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
by svandereyd
Key issues under discussion regarding the proposed revisions to Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 on trade in seal products   Read more »
11th February 2014 by Sheryl Fink
It’s official: Canada, and Norway have now all formally appealed the ruling by the World Trade Organization Read more »
African elephants have been decimated by poaching. Today’s White House announcem
11th February 2014 by Jeffrey Flocken
For nearly a decade, poachers and criminal syndicates have been beating the system and driving hundreds of species closer to Read more »
Droves of supporters readily give their elephant ivory over for crushing
10th February 2014 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is crushing ivory to raise awareness of the poaching crisis affecting Read more »
World of Animals Issue 17
10th February 2014 by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
Animal friendly European Pet Night features student art
7th February 2014 by James Pirnay
Over the last few weeks, our Animal Action Education (AAE) team partnered with IFAH Europe - the International Federation Read more »
7th February 2014 by svandereyd
The European Commission today announced its consultation on the EU Approach against Wildlife Trafficking. The consultation Read more »
EU Commission Public Consultation Vital to Survival of Elephants, Rhinos and Tig
7th February 2014 by adintino
The European Commission today announced its consultation on the EU Approach against Wildlife Trafficking. The consultation Read more »
France crushes 3 tons of seized elephant ivory to dust
6th February 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
#IvoryCrush - Éléphants en danger ! (WARNING: Graphic images: in French with French titles) by the Read more »
A journey into the forest to rescue a bullet-riddled elephant
4th February 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
IFAW-WTI Bear Rescue Centre veterinarian Dr. Jahan Ahmed filed this report about the rescue of a wounded elephant in  Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: 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 theguardian.com:  “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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