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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 »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
26th April 2016
Minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland with whaling boats already on the move. So far, Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for minkes this season has not been announced. Last year’s quota allowed whalers to harpoo Read more »
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Indian Wildlife Rescue Centre
12th April 2016
Tomorrow (Wednesday) the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Trust of India (www.wildlifetrustofindia.org) will welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Con Read more »
Czech Republic and Poland exchange experiences in fighting wildlife trafficking
12th April 2016
The polish NGO Salamandra, will be organizing a workshop on the prevention of illegal wildlife trade. The training will last from April 12th to 15th and will take place in Zegrze near Warsaw, Poland. This training is supported by the International Fu Read more »
Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt to Open April 10th
5th April 2016
Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on April 10th. The Canadian government has not announced the 2016 quota, but it will likely remain at 400,000 harp seals, 60,000 grey seals and 8,200 hooded seals. However, th Read more »
Japan’s whaling fleet returns to port after resuming Antarctic whaling in defian
24th March 2016
Japan’s whaling fleet returned to port today (Thur), after ignoring international law and global opposition to resume its illegal slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean. According to media reports, the Japanese government announced that the Read more »
IFAW applauds China for banning import of African elephant ivory
23rd March 2016
Yesterday, China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) took effect in 1975 and African elephant ivory acquired as Read more »
Time to act on our World Conservation Congress commitments
24th September 2012 Peter Pueschel
Back from the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Korea, I am worried if we do not start to “walk our talk” as Read more »
Tony Hamilton from the BC Ministries of Environment holds the retrieved tracking
21st September 2012 Gail A’Brunzo
Lori, Dean, Drew and Jason, the four grizzly bear cubs that were successfully rehabilitated and released back into the wilds Read more »
Free roaming elephants at Majete Wildlife Reserve in Malawi. © IFAW
21st September 2012 Neil Greenwood
In June of 2009, the International Fund for Animal Welfare embarked on a massive project to relocate 83 elephants from the Read more »
The author at the IFAW closing event in Reykjavik with Svandís Svavarsdóttir, Ic
20th September 2012 Robbie Marsland
As I travelled to Iceland on Sunday evening I was thinking about how all the pieces of our anti-whaling campaign in the Read more »
Joining forces across an ocean to protect animals
20th September 2012 Sonja Van Tichelen
Animal welfare organisations from the US and Europe are meeting in Washington, D.C. for the 3rd meeting of the Transatlantic Read more »
Elephants drinking in Serengeti Park, Tanzania. c. IFAW/E. Wamba
19th September 2012 Adrian Hiel
Some good news from colleagues who are in Arusha, Tanzania this past week for the African Ministerial Conference on the Read more »
Rhino poachers pay a stiff price for their crime
18th September 2012 Adrian Hiel
There’s very good news out of South Africa as two poachers were sentenced to 29 years each for their roles in killing Read more »
Elephants drinking.
18th September 2012 Jason Bell
What a privilege it is to work for an organization like the International Fund for Animal Welfare.  I have just Read more »
The author during the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) conf
18th September 2012 Peter Pueschel
I am just coming from the Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). They say it, Read more »
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 »
29th April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
2nd June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Watch Video »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
US Audited Financials
by smoos
Financial Statements for the years ended June 30, 2015 and 2014. Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
IFAW Response: European Commission Roadmap Towards an Action Plan Against Wildli
IFAW welcomes the decision by the European Commission to develop a cross departmental EU Action Plan against Wildlife Traffic Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
by svandereyd
Key issues under discussion regarding the proposed revisions to Regulation (EC) 1007/2009 on trade in seal products   Read more »
by svandereyd
Position on proposed amendments to draft IMCO report on Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) 1007 / 2009 on tra Read more »
SOTW Team leaning into the swell in the Bay of Biscay, en route to the Mediterra
4th June 2013 by Conor Ryan
After weeks of increasingly frenzied activity, boat maintenance, construction and testing of hydrophones, R/V Song of the Read more »
3rd June 2013 by Anna Filippova
Update: We’re thrilled to report that, not only is Zolushka thriving in her new home, but in December 2015 she became Read more »
2012 SOTW Azores Research USA cruise report March 13
1st June 2013 by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left the Azores at the beginning of May bound for the north-east coast of Read more »
IFAW’s Jennifer Gardner and ‘Batman’
29th May 2013 by Jennifer Gardner
My first couple of days in Oklahoma, were filled with many happy reunions like Tinker's. But after the rush, it got Read more »
Small changes yield big benefits: The improved cooking stoves have been installe
29th May 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
How do efficient cook stoves help protect elephant habitat? You might not see the connection at first glance, but it makes Read more »
The graduates with Chairman Leturesh
28th May 2013 by Evan Mkala
The loud voice of the parade commander and a booming brass band fill the air, competing with the melodies of chirping birds Read more »
IFAW and BAWA help banjars take responsibility of their dogs’ health
27th May 2013 by Kate Nattrass Atema
It’s a little-known secret that in the lush paradise of Bali, dog meat restaurants exist. The market for dog meat isn Read more »
Whalesharks are often bycatch in tuna fishing.
24th May 2013 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Just now I am attending the conference of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) on Mauritius. This is a fishing agreement Read more »
A humpback whale dives next to the Elding Whale Watch vessel in Iceland. Whale W
24th May 2013 by Robbie Marsland
It’s been interesting times for those of us keeping an eye on the whaling situation in Iceland.  Two species of 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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