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Most migratory species are exposed to a range of threats as they travel, mostly
27 October 2017 Matt Collis
The world’s biodiversity is declining fast- none more so than migratory species.  These species range from Read more »
Shukhova stands beside one of her wildlife portraits. Photo courtesy of Sofiya S
26 October 2017 Elena Zharkova
Last September, IFAW brought together 34 young conservation leaders and CITES decision makers in the first ever Youth Forum Read more »
humpback whale off the coast of australia
17 October 2017 Azzedine Downes
The article below was authored by Azzedine Downes, IFAW President and CEO, for distribution in the upcoming Convention Read more »
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2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
27 September 2016
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Watch Video »
24 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 »
3 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 »
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#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 »
Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference
26 October 2017
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is hopeful that after four days of intense negotiation, world governments are set to increase protection for a range of shark species at the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), a UN wildlife confere Read more »
21 March 2017
Update: The U.S. House and Senate both passed H.J. Res. 69, and the President has signed it into law despite fierce opposition from the public and many members of Congress. In the wake of this distressing loss, IFAW—with your help—will co Read more »
Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day
16 February 2017
February 18 marks World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world’s most illegally traded mammal and in danger of extinction. While these armored creatures once inhabited vast portions of Asia and Africa, their populations are seve Read more »
IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017
30 December 2016
After decades of advocating by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for shutting down domestic ivory markets, today the Chinese Government delivered on their pledge to close domestic ivory markets in 2017. “This is a tremendous vict Read more »
Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 millio
17 November 2016
Today at the Hanoi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade the UK Government has committed to spend an additional £13 million to help tackle all aspects of the illegal wildlife trade, doubling the UK’s current investment. The announcemen Read more »
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IFAW Cites Briefing Sheet - African Lion - 2016
12 July 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
11 July 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 »
Killing for Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade
14 June 2016 by rbartlett
The result of a comprehensive analysis of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Read more »
IFAW EU Legal Framework for Environmental Inspections
6 January 2015 by rbartlett
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices fr Read more »
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On the frozen ice of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, a sealer moves in to kill a seal
12 April 2013 by Sheryl Fink
The 2013 commercial seal hunt opened earlier this week off the shores of Newfoundland, Canada. This year will mark my first Read more »
Which MEP did the most for animal welfare in 2013?
12 April 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
Nominations are now open for this year’s MEP Awards, and for the second time IFAW will be sponsoring an Animal Welfare Read more »
During December 2011 the Beijing auction house, Googut listed over 400 bottles o
9 April 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
It is not often that we can talk about the impact of our campaign to reduce the trade of endangered species in quantifiable Read more »
At UN, a welcome treaty on small arms trade could benefit threatened wildlife
8 April 2013 by Paul Todd
The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a new treaty aimed at regulating the global trade in Read more »
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