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A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat
27th 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
27th 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
21st 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
5th 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 »
CITES Hits Control, Alt, Delete on Cybercrime
4th October 2016
Cybercriminals are the latest losers at the CoP17 of CITES following the Decision to ratify a commitment by all 183 Parties to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade. The Decision requires all Parties to take a raft of measures to ensure that cyberc Read more »
Lion bones still on the menu: CITES Parties fail to agree full ban on internatio
3rd October 2016
Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg voted in favor of a much diluted decision by establishing a zero annual export quota for bones, claws Read more »
African elephants not out of the Woods Yet
3rd October 2016
Divisions between African Parties failed elephant populations today, denying them the CITES Appendix I listing which would offer them the greatest possible protection from poaching and illegal trade. Amid dramatic scenes, the proposal - supported by Read more »
CITES Parties Reject Swaziland Request to Trade in White Rhino Horn
3rd October 2016
IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to deny trade in white rhino horn by Swaziland. “At a time when r Read more »
Botswana Throws down Gauntlet for Elephants
3rd October 2016
Botswana has publicly recognized the elephant crisis and has thrown down the gauntlet by breaking with the group of Southern African countries that traditionally promote legalization of ivory, and declaring they can no longer support legal sales of i Read more »
Von der Aussichtsplatform hat man einen guten Blick in die Auswilderungsstation
9th October 2012 Robert Kless
I am standing on a viewing platform, inside a camouflaged hide. I am not moving. I hardly dare to breathe. Extreme stillness Read more »
Calling for the conservation of sharks in the Arabian region
8th October 2012 Maha Oda
Some Shark species are in danger and face the threat of extinction because of they are being killed for their fins. Shark Read more »
Spotlight Amboseli elephant adoption drama update
5th October 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Back in August, we were amazed by Elfrida’s adoption of a female calf, who just appeared with the family. Over the Read more »
On World Animal Day, we need strong proposals for wildlife protection at CITES
4th October 2012 Paul Todd
Proposals for items to be taken up by the 16th meeting of the Convention of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on the Read more »
Ewnetu Bilata, Director General of EWCA follows group discussions on one of the
3rd October 2012 Elizabeth Wamba
More than 30 Ethiopian law enforcement officials recently assembled for a five-day training workshop on the ways and means Read more »
Elephant calf rescued from Kanchanjuri.
3rd October 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
Last week, massive floods engulfed Kaziranga National Park in Assam, India for the second time in two months, inundating Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Russian animal welfare fans celebrate the tiger
2nd October 2012 Anna Filippova
The International Fund for Animal Welfare IFAW leads a program for the protection of tigers in the world. In the Far East, Read more »
ATE reinforces wells with concrete to prevent small elephants getting stuck, but
2nd October 2012 Vicki Fishlock
That famous African saying “it takes a village to raise a child” is very apt when we’re talking about Read more »
A rare sight on Cape Cod: a leatherback turtle strands
2nd October 2012 Brian Sharp
It’s not often an endangered leatherback turtle strands itself on a beach in Massachusetts. In fact, according to Read more »
27th October 2016
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Watch Video »
26th October 2016
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Watch Video »
24th October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
25th October 2016
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Watch Video »
18th October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
6th 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 »
27th September 2016
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Watch Video »
24th 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 »
16th May 2016
Implementing systems and technologies to prevent elephant poaching in Africa can be complicated. Working with Kenya Watch Video »
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 »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 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 »
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Committee II Summary Table: Comments and Recommendations
by sgjohnson
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
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
Image c. Douane française
30th July 2013 by Mia Crnojevic
The week started off with a bang as Polynesian customs seized four long tailed macaque skulls. This species of small monkey Read more »
The cubs were in miserable conditions, dehydrated from the high temperature, suf
29th July 2013 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Customs officials in Jordan working in a deep desert entry land point were shocked last week after finding two tiger cubs Read more »
29th July 2013 by Jordi Casamitjana
Animals do not own passports. They do not know which nation they belong to, and for them country borders are meaningless. A Read more »
29th July 2013 by Clare Gibson
Watch "Night of the Whale - part II" above, documenting research conducted in 2012 near Stellwagen Bank off Read more »
For the first time a New Zealander has been prosecuted, convicted and sentenced
27th July 2013 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Earlier this month, we saw the first ever ivory trading conviction in New Zealand with 58 year old Jiezhen Jiang being Read more »
A motion-activated camera trap snapped this picture of Cinderella after her rele
26th July 2013 by Anna Filippova
For those of you following the story of Cinderella (aka Zolushka), the tigress released back into the wild in May 2013 Read more »
Czech authorities have just made the largest ever seizure of rhino horn in the E
26th July 2013 by Satyen Sinha
The EU and China have signed a landmark agreement to join forces to help combat the illegal trade in wildlife products. The Read more »
IFAW Glossary and Statements of Principle
26th July 2013 by rbartlett
IFAW Glossary and Statements of Principle, 2013 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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