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At CMS, working to reconcilie “green“ values to include animal welfare
3rd November 2014 Azzedine Downes
Does the notion of a “green economy” go hand in hand with the pursuit of the “rights of nature”? If Read more »
Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito
2nd November 2014 Peter Pueschel
At the 11th Conference of Parties of the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) of Wild Animals in Quito Read more »
The Australian government will continue non-lethal whale research funding.
30th October 2014 Matt Collis
It’s always nice to report back on a bit of good news, especially when you can see how IFAW’s efforts have Read more »
Le Jardin Extraordinaire to broadcast segment about Russian bear cub release.
27th October 2014 Sonja Van Tichelen
“Le Jardin Extraordinaire” is the oldest TV program in Europe. It’s been bringing nature documentaries Read more »
Changing shipping lanes may help save Sri Lankan blue whales
27th October 2014 Patrick Ramage
I knew I was in trouble as we began the descent into Chicago.  No matter how much gum I chewed, my ears just wouldn Read more »
Door-to-door rescuers play vital role in CLAW’s local animal welfare efforts.
22nd October 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
I wanted to share with you a Field Report from one of our rescuers at CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) in Johannesburg. Read more »
Still hope for wildlife after the 12th Convention on Biodiversity
22nd October 2014 Peter Pueschel
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a beast on its own, founded as one of the three UN “Rio Conventions Read more »
Saudi’s half-ton illegal ivory seizure chokes another smuggling route.
21st October 2014 Ahmed Abou-Zahra
Ivory smugglers used to always think of Dubai as a transit point to their illegal ivory trade, but the Dubai police are Read more »
IFAW-sponsored CLAW project educates Soweto people about dog fighting.
20th October 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Nthabiseng Raditapole, Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) project Administrative Assistant and Education Officer, recently Read more »
17th June 2016
Kulimba (“Strength”) was the name Remke Lasance, a Dutch national who has been living and volunteering in Watch Video »
15th June 2016
It is not an easy process to capture an entangled seal. The gray seals here on Cape Cod tend to haul out on sand bars, Watch Video »
8th June 2016
One of the most pressing animal welfare issues in the UK—the illicit puppy trade—has been gathering much Watch Video »
16th May 2016
Implementing systems and technologies to prevent elephant poaching in Africa can be complicated. Working with Kenya Watch Video »
10th May 2016
After more than a year of planning, designing, and collaborating with our local partner Coco’s Animal Welfare, our Watch Video »
3rd May 2016
Bearing witness to the destruction of 105 tonnes of elephant ivory in Kenya this past weekend was a moving experience. The Watch Video »
4th May 2016
Now that the bear cubs have made the transition from bottle feeding to eating from a bowl and the temperatures are milder Watch Video »
15th April 2016
An orphaned female tiger cub found in the Russian Far East, and now rehabilitating at PRNCO “Tiger Center”, has Watch Video »
8th April 2016
Update: Royal visit a delight all around! Yesterday, we were lucky to have nice weather as the Duke and Duchess of Watch Video »
Huge ivory bust in South Sudan – goods headed for Malaysia
24th June 2016
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released pictures of more than a ton of ivory was seized in South Sudan last week. The ivory tusks and pieces weighed 2,800 pounds and were confiscated at Juba International Airport in South Suda Read more »
The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
20th June 2016
 Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last February. The European Union now has the much-needed frame to coordinate a strategic a Read more »
New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at  Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Ind
14th June 2016
U.S. is Largest Importer of Hunting Trophies By Far Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released Killing For Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade. The new report provides an in-depth look at the scope and scale of t Read more »
UWA, Conservation Partners Strengthen Law Enforcement Response to Wildlife Crime
14th June 2016
AWF and IFAW host workshop with wildlife authority to improve judicial processes around combating wildlife crime The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today began a Read more »
New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis
13th June 2016
(Yarmouth Port, MA – June 13, 2016)  A new study published today confirms what conservationists like the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have long stated; the experimental one-off ivory stockpile sale in 2008 was the catalyst Read more »
Kenyan airport has highest seizures of illegal ivory
9th June 2016
Seventeen percent of illegal ivory seized worldwide in the past seven years was confiscated at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. According to a report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released during its 72nd Ann Read more »
IFAW Statement on U.S. Federal Ivory Regulations:
2nd June 2016
Americans accept our shared responsibility to protect wildlife, wherever it may roam  Azzedine Downes, CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) issued the following statement in response to the United States’ final ivory reg Read more »
Cybercrime Savvy to Help South African Law Enforcers Crackdown on Illegal Online
9th May 2016
Law enforcers from nine provinces of South Africa will go into training in Johannesburg this week to learn the skills needed to combat illegal online trade in wildlife. The first ever South Africa Wildlife Cybercrime Enforcement training is being hel Read more »
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 »
Killing for Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade
by rbartlett
The result of a comprehensive analysis of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Read more »
World of Animals Issue 24
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 24 Read more »
Annual Report 2015
by rbartlett
Annual Report 2015 Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
Marine life exists in a world dominated by sound. From pistol shrimp to blue whales, marine species use sound to find prey Read more »
Sonic Sea - Impacts of Noise on Marine Mammals
by adintino
A new film created by IFAW and Natural Resources Defense Council, Sonic Sea immerses viewers in the symphony of natural sound Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
World of Animals Issue 23
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 23 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 »
National Puppy Day Slideshow: See how Kiki's pupies have grown, help us name the
23rd March 2015 by Ellie Milano
We’re still closely following our beautiful momma dog, Kiki, and her eight gorgeous puppies. The little family is Read more »
The author in India at the IFAW/ Wildlife Trust of India Center for Wildlife Reh
20th March 2015 by Beth Allgood
On this International Day of Happiness, we celebrate the United Nation’s goal of prioritizing happiness in the agendas Read more »
The author presenting on the Science and Campaigns stage at WHALEFEST 2015."
20th March 2015 by Patrick Ramage
“The British and Americans are two people separated by a common language.” ― George Bernard Shaw A week ago Read more »
Invited guests cut the cake to mark IFAW EA 15th anniversary
20th March 2015 by Jacqueline Nyagah
Planning and organizing IFAW’s 15th anniversary event felt like putting together a production to be viewed by more Read more »
World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises
19th March 2015 by adintino
Governments will gather at back to back conferences in Kasane, Botswana, next week to review the successes, or otherwise, of Read more »
Rescued bear cubs must learn the skills needed to survive in the wild, but for n
18th March 2015 by Philip Mansbridge
Getting to IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Centre (OBRC) is no mean feat. The London to Moscow leg of the journey was simple Read more »
Will international attention result in tangible action on the ground and ul
18th March 2015 by Jason Bell
In December 2014, at the IUCN African Elephant Summit in Gaberone, a number of governments agreed to a series of urgent Read more »
Disappointingly, the UK Government has not delivered on its commitment to update
18th March 2015 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Just over a year ago I was watching as Bill Oddie lowered ivory into an aptly named ‘Red Rhino’ cement crusher Read more »
Recently, Australia’s Environment Minister announced a ban on the import of all
18th March 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
Recently, Australia’s Environment Minister announced a ban on the import of all African lion parts, spurred in part by 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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