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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 »
New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on wh
7 July 2017
The seismic industry could reduce its impact on the marine environment, particularly on sound-sensitive whales and dolphins, by using new technology during oil and gas exploration, new research has found.   Typical seismic surveying for oil and Read more »
Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory
6 July 2017
Hong Kong has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 tonnes of ivory tusks disguised in a container of frozen fish.   The seizure was made on Tuesday, 4th July, Hong Kong customs officials announced today, and three peopl Read more »
Jason Bell appointed IFAW Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
5 July 2017
IFAW has appointed South African Jason Bell as Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare. In his new role, Bell will lead all of IFAW programmatic work in the areas of Landscape Conservation, Community Animals, Animal Rescue, Marine Mammal C Read more »
#NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade
3 July 2017
A new campaign to end the sales of ivory in Europe is being launched today by the International Fund for Animal welfare. Elephants are in crisis. After surviving for over 5 million years, these sentient, highly intelligent and social animals are now Read more »
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 »
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 »
14 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
13 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
12 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
11 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
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 »
8 March 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
Last week I shared a video overview from the first seal ban hearing at World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Read more »
A cold day at CITES with little comfort for polar bears
8 March 2013 Jeffrey Flocken
CNN International spoke with the author just after the vote at CITES in Bangkok, Thailand. After years of planning, months 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 »
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 »
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 »
Management plan will better serve amazing pair of dogs in Puerto Natales, Chile
31 January 2014 by Joaquin de la Torre
Recently I was heading to a radio interview in Puerto Natales, Chile when I came across this beautiful dog. At the Read more »
Now proven protocols pave way for release of two male rhinos into the wild
30 January 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
Two sub-adult male rhinos, named Gopal and Hari, were relocated to Manas National Park from the Wildlife Rescue Centre Read more »
With a New Year in China comes a new campaign
30 January 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Chinese New Year is a time for giving, when millions of Chinese visit families and friends bearing gifts to celebrate the Read more »
Cote d'Ivoire African forest elephant move news round up
29 January 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
In the video overview above, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Director for France and Francophone Africa, C Read more »
Spotlight Russia: Amur tiger Zolushka doing well after release back into the wil
28 January 2014 by Gail A’Brunzo
For those who have been following the story of Zolushka, an orphaned Amur tiger rehabilitated and released back to the wild Read more »
An urgent appeal to EU States: destroy your confiscated ivory stockpiles
27 January 2014 by Satyen Sinha
IFAW has joined with 10 other NGOs to urge EU member states to destroy their ivory stockpiles. It’s highly unusual Read more »
Two more elephants safely arrive at their new home in Cote d'Ivoire
25 January 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The sun rose this morning to a joyful day full of promises. Despite our fatigue, we all have enormous grins on our faces. Read more »
Where one team finds heartbreak, another finds energy to persevere
24 January 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
With the sun setting below the Ivorian horizon we all gather in front of an elephant. This morning, a group of three had Read more »
Greater Manas Conservation Project: new livelihoods through weaving
24 January 2014 by James Kinney
This story was compiled by our colleagues Nizira Borgoyary and Shaleen Attre.—JK Mirina Basumatary used to make Read more »

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