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IFAW Statement on the Killing of a Giraffe & Zebra  by 12-Year Old Trophy Hunter
17th August 2016
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of a giraffe and zebra in South Africa by a 12-year old American trophy hunter: “It Read more »
Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary
17th August 2016
Although her speech in Nairobi heralded a total  ivory trade ban in France, a more toned down version has just been published in the decree issued jointly by Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy, and Marine Affairs, Read more »
Tech Industry Leaders Join Forces against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Online
12th August 2016
On World Elephant Day, leading e-commerce and social media companies are implementing critical steps to stop the sale of illegal wildlife products online across the globe.     Today, seven companies, including eBay, Etsy, Gumtree, Micr Read more »
Calls for suspension of industrial activity which threatens critically endangere
19th July 2016
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups have called for a temporary suspension of activities by an oil and gas company which they fear are causing disturbance to critically endangered whales in Russia’s Far East. Accor Read more »
Combating Wildlife Crime in Ethiopia
11th July 2016
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers from customs, federal police, airport police and, Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) as CITES management authorities based at Bole International Airport, to comba Read more »
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 »
Tiger T8 taking a stroll around his forest. c. 2013 Jose Louies IFAW/WTI
18th March 2013 James Kinney
The International Fund for Animal Welfare provides training, equipment and insurance to rangers and forest staff who work on Read more »
18th March 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
I was completely shocked to hear that 86 elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory Read more »
15th March 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
In order to support the Congolese authorities in their efforts to reinforce the protection of the forest elephants that Read more »
Stealing dogs for the dog meat trade has become an organized crime.
14th March 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
On March 2nd, a truck loaded with 900 dogs destined for slaughter was stopped by animal welfare supporters in Chong Qing Read more »
14th March 2013 Peter Pueschel
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes offers some thoughts from the floor of the CITES CoP 16 meeting in Bangkok, Read more »
Project Web was launched following prior investigations by IFAW that found ivory
13th March 2013 Azzedine Downes
On March 7, at the 16th meeting of the Parties of CITES in Bangkok, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and INTERPOL Read more »
One of the project’s resident dogs, wakes up from a slumber and ambles over to M
12th March 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Maria Limani moved to Cape Town from the Eastern Cape in 1991.  She has two children, one grandchild and two dogs. I Read more »
4 reasons to read ‘Unveiling the Ivory Trade’, our digital magazine and iPad app
11th March 2013 Christina Pretorius
What makes ‘Unveiling the Ivory Trade’ different to the others? Why should you read it? Here are my four short Read more »
A historic day at CITES for sharks
11th March 2013 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Today, March 11, was a big day for sharks and may be one of the biggest days in CITES history for the conservation of these Read more »
16th May 2016
Implementing systems and technologies to prevent elephant poaching in Africa can be complicated. Working with Kenya Watch Video »
27th June 2016
Technologies developed for outer space uses have helped scientists discover underground water sources in drought-stricken Watch Video »
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 »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Committee II Summary Table: Comments and Recommendations
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pangolin Fact Sheet
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Southern White Rhino - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Elephants - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Barbary Macaque - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
19th November 2013 by Kate Nattrass Atema
Together with the United Nations Development Program a small IFAW team embarked on an exciting new journey in Bosnia helping Read more »
Yemen hosts the first ever Middle East shark conservation training workshop
19th November 2013 by Dr. Akram Darwich
Ever since the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) started combating the heavy exploitation of sharks around the Read more »
18th November 2013 by Kristin Bauer van Straten
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer van Straten joined IFAW to witness the destruction of US Fish and Wildlife’s ivory Read more »
Bhutanese wildlife rangers are proud and committed warriors of the wild
15th November 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
The Wildlife Conservation Division of the Royal Government of Bhutan, in collaboration with International Fund for Animal Read more »
Partnering with US ivory crush in Denver, urging more countries to destroy their
15th November 2013 by Azzedine Downes
Yesterday, I was proud to represent the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in the events surrounding the US Read more »
15th November 2013 by svandereyd
The European Union’s 7th Environmental Action Plan, also known as a General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020 Read more »
14th November 2013 by Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE
In the brief video above, Dr. Jane Goodall and Sir Iain Douglas-Hamilton ask the nations of the world to call for a global Read more »
Typhoon Haiyan: no way to prepare for scale of human and animal disaster
14th November 2013 by Jennifer Gardner
Above are photos of the IFAW Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Response team on the ground in the Philippines. ~~~ There is no way to Read more »
14th November 2013 by svandereyd
Several tons of elephant ivory have been found concealed in a freight container on the island of Zanzibar. The seizure was 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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