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Staci McLennan appointed EU Director for IFAW in Brussels
22 January 2018
IFAW has appointed Ms. Staci McLennan as the new Director of the European Union (EU) office in Brussels as per 1 December 2017. McLennan has extensive experience working on animal welfare, wildlife and environmental policy. She has worked in Brussels Read more »
NGOs demand a ban on EU ivory trade
13 December 2017
On Friday 8 December, the final day of the public consultation on the EU ivory trade, the European Commission hosted a meeting with stakeholders to hear their views on the action needed for the EU to effectively combat ivory trafficking. Elephan Read more »
Japanese import of sei whale products is a persistent violation of CITES rules
27 November 2017
The world’s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei whales. While many governments expressed concern, ultimately it was decided only to seek more information from Japan at this ti Read more »
Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference
26 October 2017
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomed the commitment by world governments to increase protection for some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife: lions, leopards, chimpanzees and giraffes at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of t Read more »
Mink whale
25 October 2017
Icelandic support for minke whaling has dropped by 5% in just one year, according to polling results released today (Wednesday). Gallup polling commissioned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) reveals that 45.8% of Icelanders now clai Read more »
Imperial parrot Dominica
20 October 2017
The island nation of Dominica suffered terribly after hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean last month. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is sending food, supplies, and an expert team of disaster responders to help the commun Read more »
Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government
6 October 2017
As the Government launches a public consultation on a UK ivory trade ban, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomes the move and calls on the UK public, as well as politicians, to support increased protection for elephants which are b Read more »
IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife
24 August 2017
With illegal wildlife trade being one of the most serious threats to biodiversity, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Moroccan government’s High Commission for Water, Forests, and Combating Desertification (HCEFLCD) are an Read more »
IFAW urges action to reduce ocean noise pollution to protect marine mammals
12 July 2017
Governments and the shipping industry need to take urgent action to stop underwater noise is the message of a new movie Sonic Sea by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and National Defense Council (NRDC) screened today 12th of July in t Read more »
Giving Bhutanese rangers more training means better wildlife protection
5 November 2013 Sheren Shrestha
In the slideshow above, we see members of the the Wildlife Conservation Division of the Royal Government of Bhutan in Read more »
Barcelona companion animal conference more than just slides and coffee
4 November 2013 James Pirnay
Recently, I attended the 15th International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC) in Barcelona. This year, the three Read more »
Who cares for orphaned African elephant calves left motherless by poachers?
1 November 2013 Gail A’Brunzo
The images above were taken at the Zambia Elephant Orphanage. ~~~ For anyone who looks at the news, he or she is surely Read more »
Spotlight China: two wonderful rescue stories about owlets
30 October 2013 Isobel Annan
An Asian Barred Owlet’s story A victim of the illegal wildlife trade, this Asian Barred Owlet was caught and Read more »
Photography festival in China opens eyes and hearts
30 October 2013 Sabrina Zhang
“Aunt, would you please take one photo for us?  I also want to protect the animals!” A 7- 8 year old boy Read more »
Thousands gather in Vladivostok for annual Russian Tiger Day
29 October 2013 Anna Filippova
Watch the slideshow above which includes images from the 2013 Russian Tiger Day held in Vladivostok. ~~~ Tiger Day arrived Read more »
European Parliament takes a significant step to protect marine life from underwa
29 October 2013 Barbara Slee
Earlier this month, the European Parliament voted to make oil and gas exploration utilizing underwater sonar subject to Read more »
Anthony Bourdain sounded off about seal hunts on twitter. Image: Wikipedia.
29 October 2013 Sheryl Fink
Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain had Twitter all a-flutter when he came out smacking his lips in support of the seal hunt. As Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Amur tigers in rehab begin their ‘transformation’
28 October 2013 Ekaterina Blidchenko
Entering their 11th month in rehabilitation, Borya, Kuzya and Ustin, no longer small cubs, start their transformation. Come 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 »
NGOs joint help-sheet on EU Ivory consultation
by jjohnson
Help save elephants by contributing to the European Commission’s consultation on ivory trade in the EU Read more »
Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015
by aclark
We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically Read more »
Animal Rescue August 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
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 »
Why we're joining an international network to address climate change
19 September 2014 by Azzedine Downes
In the last twelve months alone, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s animal rescue team has responded to Read more »
Kenya Wildlife Service graduates fresh class from its Law Enforcement Academy
19 September 2014 by Jacqueline Nyagah
A second group of ten community game rangers sponsored by IFAW to train at the Kenya Wildlife Service Law Enforcement Read more »
Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony
18 September 2014 by adintino
On Sunday, September 21st, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise Read more »
18 September 2014 by svandereyd
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Read more »
Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua
18 September 2014 by adintino
At the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Read more »
Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s
18 September 2014 by adintino
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Read more »
With IWC Officials looking on, US IWC Commissioner Russell Smith, Japan's Joji M
17 September 2014 by Patrick Ramage
As I sit down to type up this blog, it’s 1:30 in the morning in Portoroz, Solvenia. And it’s been an up and down Read more »
Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16 September 2014 by adintino
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Read more »
AAE teacher workshops help instructors introduce animal welfare to students.
16 September 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
A conscientious individual is an outcome of numerous factors. Responsible parents and good teachers are the most evident, Read more »

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