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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 »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in pla Read more »
Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino
15 March 2017
Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the world’s leading rhino conservationists. “Subjecting rhinos unnecessarily to the dangers of an anaesthetic, and physi Read more »
IFAW welcomes launch of new network Youth for Wildlife Conservation on World Wil
3 March 2017
Young conservationists from around the world today introduce a new global organization mobilizing the next generation of wildlife protection. Youth for Wildlife Conservation has as its mission to: “Support early-career wildlife conservationists Read more »
Ocean noise cited in 08 whale mass stranding in Madagascar
26 September 2013 Katie Moore
Four years ago I rushed to Madagascar to help stop over 100 melon-headed whales from stranding and dying along the islands Read more »
The IFAW Germany team celebrates recognition by their regional UNESCO office.
24 September 2013 Nancy Barr
Our Animal Action Education team in Germany had a well-deserved evening of celebration in Bremen with UNESCO’s German Read more »
The President of Chad, Idriss Deby Itno sent out an invite to the unveiling even
24 September 2013 Paul Todd
In this brief interview with the International Fund for Animal Welfare Director for France and Francophone Africa, Cé Read more »
IFAW’s “Humane Communities: Security, Health and Animal Welfare Commitment” esta
23 September 2013 Kate Nattrass Atema
A pack of roaming dogs can strike fear into any community, often driving people to try extremely inhumane measures such as Read more »
A western gray whale breaching near Piltun Island.
20 September 2013 Anna Filippova
We are back with the latest and final news update this season from Piltun. Our western gray whale research in north-eastern Read more »
Bad weather in Iceland is good for whales
20 September 2013 Sigursteinn Masson
Nature has its way. Many things helped make this whaling season in Iceland miserable for the whalers and better than Read more »
Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Culure, Rachel Mazombwe-Zulu, inaugurating the
19 September 2013 Azzedine Downes
Earlier this week, I gave you an update on the opening of the IFAW Model Fish Farm and Elephant Fence project in Malawi. Read more »
IFAW Whale Program Director Patrick Ramage with HRH Prince Albert of Monaco.
18 September 2013 April Wobst
[View the story "IFAW Song of the Whale 2013 Med Sail" on Storify] Read more »
17 September 2013 Azzedine Downes
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes discusses why the opening of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm is 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 »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o Read more »
5 posts you may have missed this past month
18 July 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
Teams from all over the International Fund for Animal Welfare program and project landscape have been particularly busy over Read more »
Ponchik survives last year's entanglement
17 July 2014 by Anna Filippova
Here is the story of one of the gray whales we see off of northeastern Sakhalin Island, Russia. Ponchik is a very well-known Read more »
IFAW celebrates World Snake Day with this Indian trinket snake rescue story
16 July 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
Today, World Snake Day, we look at a rescue unlike any other case that we had attended to. Our International Fund for Animal Read more »
Illegal elephant ivory trade was a major topic at the CITES meeting last week.
15 July 2014 by Paul Todd
At the last Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) conference in 2013 Read more »
Cats: This’ll make your kitty happy
15 July 2014 by Andreas Dinkelmeyer
August 8th is the global “Day of the Cat”. In order to ensure a happy co-existence of humans and cats, we are Read more »
The group in Gradacac included representatives from throughout the community.
11 July 2014 by James Pirnay
Very dramatic floods have recently devastated a large part of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), as well as several neighbouring Read more »
The Western Gray Whale Research Team begins its 2014 expedition in Russian seas
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale (WGW) Research team Read more »
A newborn elephant calf takes its first steps with the help of its herd.
10 July 2014 by Daryl Balfour
Daryl Balfour is a former newspaper journalist turned wildlife author and photographer. In the early 1990 he and his wife Read more »
More than 900 dogs are being cared for at the Pif shelter in Donetsk, Ukraine.
9 July 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. ~~~ You have seen it in the news: the city of Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine is 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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