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IFAW names Sonja Van Tichelen Vice President of International Operations
28 June 2017
Today International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) promoted Sonja Van Tichelen from European Union (EU) Regional Director to Vice President of International Operations to develop strategies that effectively address pressing international animal welfa Read more »
Ifaw's investment for years in Kenya is finally paying off by an elephant popula
21 June 2017
Elephant populations in the Tsavos have increased to 12, 866 in the last three years. This is according to the aerial elephant census results officially announced at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters by Director General Kitili Mbathi. Res Read more »
Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet
14 June 2017
Illegal wildlife traders may be turning their attention to the Darknet, a new INTERPOL research report has found. Experts from the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation found limited, but clear evidence of criminals using the Darknet to sell illicit Read more »
Rehabilitated Amur tiger released back into the wild in Russia
29 April 2017
On April 29, 2017 a young, female Amur tiger named Filippa, was released into the Russian wilderness after almost two years of rehabilitation. She was raised and trained to survive in her natural habitat at the Center for Rehabilitation and Reintrodu Read more »
First time ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco
25 April 2017
A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April 24th to 28th by the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight against Desertification of Morocco and the Internat Read more »
Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland
24 April 2017
Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) with assistance from Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in El Sheik and Wajel, respectively, on 19 Read more »
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 »
Partner spotlight: download CERU's beautiful and moving "Elephants- A Way Forwar
8 July 2013 Jason Bell
One of the things that the scientific discipline teaches us is just how little we know. With the plethora of information on Read more »
8 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?
5 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
2 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 »
2 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.
28 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22 May 2014 by jjones
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Read more »
A Bosnian soldier with puppies he rescued from the flood waters.
19 May 2014 by Katie Moore
Last week Bosnia was hit by the worst rainfall since 1894, when record-keeping began and devastating floods have now Read more »
In Hong Kong, we know burning ivory will help to save elephants
15 May 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
As Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of China, starts the process to incinerate its entire 30-tonne ivory stockpile Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15 May 2014 by adintino
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go Read more »
The video above features some of the adorable bear cubs under care at the IFAW Orphaned Bear Rescue Center in Russia. The Read more »
The trafficking of live animals in France is a worrying topic
13 May 2014 by Mia Crnojevic
At the beginning of Aril customs authorities at Montpellier discovered 100 Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix Lutea) in the Read more »
Six hand-reared bears are growing up and growing wild in Northeast India
12 May 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
IFAW Bear Rescue Centre field officer Soumya Dasgupta filed this report about six hand-reared bears growing up and growing Read more »
Travel diary: Two working days inside the Bosnia roaming dog project
12 May 2014 by Rebecca Brimley
First diary entry I finally arrived today in the tiny Bosnian city of Lopare, after a long journey and a longer mountainous Read more »
From February 2013 to April 2014, 12 elephants within the Amboseli ecosystem hav
7 May 2014 by Jacqueline Nyagah
From February 2013 to April 2014, 12 elephants within the Amboseli ecosystem have been fitted with collars. A collar Read more »

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US war veteran now fighting to save Africa’s elephants: Now she is using her expertise to fight a different kind of conflict: the war on wildlife poaching  read more.

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