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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 »
Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France
2nd May 2016
The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales Read more »
SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
2nd May 2016
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another.   This is even more apparent deep d Read more »
Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya
30th April 2016
Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn – the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world. “It is a massive quanti Read more »
IFAW honored Mohammad Ghanem Almazrou’e; an officer with IFAW training who abort
28th December 2012 Ahmed Mohamed AbouZahra
After several workshops with Dubai customs, the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) office of International Fund for Read more »
With the fast changing world, the Maasai of Amboseli are at a crossroads
27th December 2012 Bernard. M. Tulito
With the fast changing world, the Maasai of Amboseli are at a cross road - to adopt the changes and survive or ignore them Read more »
A feral Katrina refugee gets a new lease on life as a barn cat
24th December 2012 Gail A’Brunzo
The Wild Animal Orphanage (WAO) in Northwest San Antonio Texas was forced to close due to a financial crisis.  The Read more »
Northern Dogs Project Update: The Final Four feral pups each find forever homes
21st December 2012 Janice Hannah
Since 2002, each year the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Northern Dogs Project takes a team of vets and Read more »
Working together for a future: females in the PC2 family cooperate to help Petul
21st December 2012 Vicki Fishlock
It’s finally happened; we have had to call time on our baby boom. It has been a truly extraordinary year for the Read more »
"Pudding"- fully rehabilitated and loving life
20th December 2012 Michelle Cliffe
Mark Twain once said, “If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the Read more »
OOGR scouts with the one recovered tusk.
19th December 2012 Evan Mkala
It was late afternoon of Sunday the 28th October 2012 on Olgulului – Ololorashi lands in Amboseli. The sun was Read more »
IFAW's Bernard Tulito, trying to pacify and rescue the orphaned baby elephant Ph
18th December 2012 Bernard. M. Tulito
On Saturday November 17th around 6.00 in the morning, I was awakened by a distress call from Saibolo, a community Read more »
17th December 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the author and supporting staff interviewed 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 »
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 »
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 The Plight of the Pangolin Infographic - 2016
by rbartlett
Understand the plight of the pangolin with this easy-to-read infographic. Read more »
IFAW Pangolins in Peril - 2016
by rbartlett
Pangolins are in peril and are one of the most wildly trafficked animal.  Read more about their plight in this informati Read more »
IFAW - Pangolins Meet CITES Criteria - 2016
by rbartlett
The criteria used for adding pangolins to the CITES protocol. Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Pangolin - 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 - African Lion - 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 - African Grey Parrot - 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 »
The western gray whale (WGW) expedition is a team of scientists from Russia and
15th August 2013 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
There is a new breed of scientist on the block.
14th August 2013 by Jordi Casamitjana
There is a new breed of scientist on the block. We already have zoologists, vets, geneticists, biologists…but how do Read more »
Little known story of a beloved IFAW-WTI animal keeper, Ontai
14th August 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
Here is a post I thought you may enjoy; a story of one of our animal keepers - Ontai (Maheshwar Basumatary) in Read more »
Flood-stricken animals in Pakistan need your immediate help
13th August 2013 by Shannon Walajtys
I click on the photos sent to me each day and all I see are water-logged fields stretching out to a distance and hungry eyes Read more »
IFAWs HCD workshop gives individuals the opportunity to air their personal conce
12th August 2013 by Hanna Lentz
You can’t walk a block in Puerto Natales without seeing a dog...or five. The dogs are everywhere, and especially in a Read more »
Let’s stay optimistic as we pursue our conservation goals, but at the same time
12th August 2013 by Jason Bell
Today is World Elephant Day: and time is ticking by for Africa’s elephants.  This presents an opportunity to Read more »
NMFS will report back in the coming months on their final decision, so stay tune
12th August 2013 by Margaret Cooney
North Atlantic right whales are slow; they also spend a lot of time at the surface of the ocean and near the coast. All of Read more »
Whale friendly stickers are now visible at the entrance to 54 establishments in
10th August 2013 by Sigursteinn Masson
In co-operation with the Icelandic Whale Watching Association, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has Read more »
5 reasons to think before you leap into an exotic pet purchase
9th August 2013 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Keeping wild animals as pets is an ongoing issue in the Middle East and North Africa (like other regions around the world); 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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