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Call for wild captures to end, as shocking footage reveals reality of cruel trad
22 February 2017
The cruel trade in Russian beluga whales (the white whale), captured in the wild for sale to aquaria and travelling shows, has been condemned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as shocking new footage reveals the true depth of the an Read more »
STATEMENT: Attack on Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage
22 February 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the Monday night attack on the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa, during which staff were beaten and brutalized, and at least one rhino calf killed while another had to be euthanized Read more »
IFAW welcomes European Parliament call for stronger action to combat illegal wil
24 November 2016
Today, the European Parliament voted with 567 votes in favour (and 6 against), an important own-initiative report by Catherine Bearder MEP (ALDE, UK) in response to the Commission publication of the  EU action plan against wildlife trafficking l Read more »
Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prose
15 November 2016
In spite of evidence showing wildlife crime is linked to other forms of serious offenses, most countries apply wildlife policies and legislation that fail to treat wildlife poaching and trafficking as a serious offence.  As a result of the weak Read more »
Where do elephants go?
2 November 2016
Two elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem have today been fitted with tracking collars. The collars transmit a satellite and radio signal using global positioning system (GPS) technology to map out the elephants’ migratory routes and identify how Read more »
A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat
27 October 2016
Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, today as a resolution was passed to ensure tighter scrutiny of Japan’s permitting process for its so-calle Read more »
Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extin
27 October 2016
Urgent conservation measures to try to save the world’s most threatened species of dolphin from extinction have been approved at the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia. The critically endangered vaq Read more »
Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key
21 October 2016
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s so-called ‘scientifi Read more »
A Sense of Urgency in Conserving Wildlife  Trump Trade at CITES
5 October 2016
As the world’s biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday, the general consensus was that conservation trumped commerce in many significant votes for animals. The Convention on International Trade in Enda Read more »
Two photos, one tiger. Left picture taken Feb. 2011, picture on right – with no
21 March 2013 Vivek Menon
I believe in looking beyond the tiger. Still, I cannot deny, seeing one in the wild can be an overwhelming experience. Read more »
In South Africa these days, conversations about monkeys and pigs aren’t strange
20 March 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Working as a Campaigns Officer for a large animal welfare organisation means, for me at least, that no day at work is ever Read more »
Ivory for sale by a vendor in China. c. IFAW
20 March 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
The recent meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seriously Read more »
Sealers take turns clubbing harp seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada durin
19 March 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
Recently, I had a chat with Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW ) Read more »
19 March 2013 James Isiche
Take a moment to watch this video on the recent elephant collaring in Amboseli and learn more of IFAW’s partnership Read more »
Tiger T8 taking a stroll around his forest. c. 2013 Jose Louies IFAW/WTI
18 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 »
I was completely shocked to hear that 86 elephants were killed close to the Chad border with Cameroon and their ivory Read more »
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.
14 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 »
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 »
27 September 2016
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Watch Video »
24 September 2016
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Watch Video »
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 »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 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 »
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 »
Another bad taste idea for what to do with a dead whale…
13 January 2014 by Robbie Marsland
Just because you’re on the right side of a debate doesn’t mean that the other side doesn’t come up with a Read more »
Dallas Safari Club endangered black rhino auction news roundup
13 January 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy In the video above, IFAW’s N. American Read more »
10 January 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Read more »
Dallas Safari Club black rhino trophy hunt spin couldn't be further from the tru
10 January 2014 by Jeffrey Flocken
In a deeply twisted effort to put a responsible spin on trophy hunting, this weekend the Dallas Safari Club (DSC) will Read more »
Crushing 6 tons of confiscated ivory, China answers a global call to protect ele
6 January 2014 by Azzedine Downes
In the pictures above, taken by IFAW staff, Chinese customs officials prepare and begin crushing illegal stockpiles of Read more »
6 January 2014 by svandereyd
Today in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, the Chinese Government destroyed over 6 tonnes of confiscated elephant ivory and Read more »
31 December 2013 by Peter Pueschel
Iraq published the CITES convention in its official governmental magazine and soon they will become Party to CITES, the Read more »
Kuwait holds successful prevention of wildlife trafficking training
30 December 2013 by Maha Oda
Since Kuwait's joining of CITES in 2001, authorities have been making every effort to combat wildlife trafficking. In Read more »
Helping communities manage roaming dog populations with UNDP in Bosnia
27 December 2013 by Amela Cosovic Medic
Recently, Amela Cosovic Medic, Sector Coordinator for Justice and Security for the United Nations Development Programme in 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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