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28th May 2015
A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland.   The free ‘Whappy’ app, launched today in Reykjavik by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), contains information about whale friendly restaurants, Read more »
Tencent says No to online illegal wildlife trade
22nd May 2015
Tencent, a leading provider of Internet services in China, The Nature Conservancy (“TNC”), and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (“IFAW”) today launched a joint campaign - Tencent for the Planet - to combat the illegal Read more »
Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
22nd May 2015
Seventy one officers from Interpol, wildlife law enforcement and CITES management authorities in nine African countries, including East and Central Africa, and the Horn of Africa have today completed a five-day training workshop building their capaci Read more »
IFAW Destroys 257 Ivory Items for World Biodiversity Day
22nd May 2015
In celebration of the upcoming World Biodiversity Day on May 22nd, IFAW crushed 257 ivory items it had been given by individuals as part of an experimental initiative launched on February 6th called “Je Donne Mon Ivoire” (I am giving up m Read more »
IFAW statement on Texas hunter killing Black Rhino in Namibia
20th May 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) Jeff Flocken responds to the killing of a black rhino in Namibia by the winner of the 2014 Dallas Safari Club auction. “I am deeply saddened, disappointed and incredulous t Read more »
Scientists urged to make clear statement on Japan’s Antarctic whaling plans
19th May 2015
As the scientific committee of the conservation body for whales, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) begins its meeting in San Diego this week (May 19-June 3), it is being urged to follow the lead of an expert review panel and strongly reject Read more »
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader attempts to ship around 1,700 tonnes of fin whal
19th May 2015
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship an estimated 1,700 tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country. Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangere Read more »
Sakhalin Energy should postpone seismic survey that threatens endangered western
18th May 2015
Two months before Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC) is due to conduct a major seismic survey off Sakhalin Island, a coalition of non-governmental organizations has today added its voice to a call by the Western Grey Whale Advisory Panel (WGWA Read more »
New African Training Program Improves Regional Capacity and Cooperation to Comba
18th May 2015
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda. Hosted by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Read more »
With the launch of AAE Connect, educators and students will be able to share pro
4th October 2015 Nancy Barr
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” Aristotle Today we are thrilled to launch IFAW’s new Read more »
The first-ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife will be held in Johannesburg,
4th October 2015 Azzedine Downes
Each generation that joins the animal welfare and conservation movement brings with it new energy and new ideas. The more we Read more »
Some scorpions seized by Customs on 18 and 22 September 2015. © French Customs
2nd October 2015 Mia Crnojevic
An unprecedented seizure of 119 live scorpions was made in the Paris Roissy airport by customs officials on 18 and 22 Read more »
The Presidents of China and the United States pledged to enact “nearly complete
28th September 2015 Peter LaFontaine
A whirlwind week in Washington, DC, came to a close with a major success in battling the elephant poaching crisis. In a Read more »
An elephant herd at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
25th September 2015 Philip Mansbridge
 “IFAW is a thief.....it stole poverty!” Those were the moving words from Saitabau, a 16 year old Maasai Read more »
HISTORIC: China, United States agree to protect elephants with domestic ivory ba
25th September 2015 Azzedine Downes
China and US to halt domestic commercial trade in #ivory https://t.co/JQc5AQCCpf #WildlifeTrafficking @POTUS pic.twitter.com Read more »
21st September 2015 Sonja Van Tichelen
Polar bears are a remarkable species; they have survived numerous ice ages and evolved to become the largest land Read more »
The leopard has already started hunting small prey within the enclosure
17th September 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The following is an update by Dr. Bhaskar Choudhary on a clouded leopard recently admitted to the IFAW-WTI field Read more »
The European Parliament voted to support revisions to the EU regulation
8th September 2015 Staci McLennan
Today was a great victory for seals. The European Parliament voted to support revisions to the EU regulation on the trade in Read more »
26th June 2013
The video above shows clips of Philippine authorities destroying their illegal ivory stockpiles. Footage c. IFAW/Alex Watch Video »
24th June 2013
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Watch Video »
13th June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
6th June 2013
This week during a visit to Cozumel, Mexico, our team discovered a dog in desperate need of help. Covered in used motor oil Watch Video »
23rd May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
20th May 2013
It is 8 am. The temperature is already near 40°C on this part of the planet, which has now been identified as a high- Watch Video »
10th May 2013
WARNING: the video above may be disturbing to some viewers. This week’s video of the horrific attack of a small Watch Video »
8th April 2013
In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury Watch Video »
4th April 2013
This brief video above from Euronews describes the scene at the Paris Natural History Museum. If there’s any doubt Watch Video »
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permi
by rbartlett
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permit (“Scientific”) Whaling Under In Read more »
World of Animals Issue 16
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 16 Read more »
IFAW Glossary and Statements of Principle
by rbartlett
IFAW Glossary and Statements of Principle, 2013 Read more »
Impact evaluation on ivory trade in China
by rbartlett
This Flash Report covers the highlights from an evaluation of the IFAW PSA “Mom, I have teeth”. The core message Read more »
Stakeholder Engagement: Why is it important for Humane and Sustainable Dog and C
by rbartlett
IFAW believes that community participation is essential to the development and implementation of a successful project. Engagi Read more »
IFAW’s Humane Community Development Process
by rbartlett
IFAW will provide expertise, support and resources to communities that are committed to following a process that will develop Read more »
IFAW Criminal Nature: global security implications 2013
by rbartlett
In 2008, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) embarked on an effort to fully understand the true nature of wildli Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2012
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2012 Read more »
2012 SOTW Azores Research USA cruise report March 13
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 t Read more »
Almost four months following the ivory ban declaration, a decree has come.
17th August 2016 by Mia Crnojevic
In Kenya, on April 30, 2016, while President Uhuru Kenyatta was having 105 metric tons of illegal ivory burnt, the French Read more »
IFAW Statement on the Killing of a Giraffe & Zebra  by 12-Year Old Trophy Hunter
17th August 2016 by adintino
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following Read more »
Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary
17th August 2016 by svandereyd
Although her speech in Nairobi heralded a total  ivory trade ban in France, a more toned down version has just been Read more »
This small primate was listed in CITES Appendix II in 1975, but needs more prote
16th August 2016 by Rikkert Reijnen
The Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) is the only macaque species found outside of Asia and the only primate species found Read more »
This small primate was listed in CITES Appendix II in 1975, but needs more prote
16th August 2016 by Rikkert Reijnen
The Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) is the only macaque species found outside of Asia and the only primate species found Read more »
Photo: © IFAW/Barbara Hollweg
12th August 2016 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Today on World Elephant Day seven companies, including eBay, Etsy, Gumtree, Microsoft, Pinterest, Tencent and Yahoo!  Read more »
Tech Industry Leaders Join Forces against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Online
12th August 2016 by svandereyd
On World Elephant Day, leading e-commerce and social media companies are implementing critical steps to stop the sale of Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
11th August 2016 by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, Read more »
4th August 2016 by Brian Sharp
Rescuing any animal from an entanglement is a challenge, regardless of the species. Wary of our presence and unaware of our Read more »

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In the news

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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