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6th May 2016 Mandi Smallhorne
You never forget where you were when you first heard bad news. I was taking a day off after a conference in Accra, Ghana, Read more »
4th May 2016 Mila Danilova
Now that the bear cubs have made the transition from bottle feeding to eating from a bowl and the temperatures are milder Read more »
Hawaii was likely the biggest remaining market in the US ivory trade, and passag
4th May 2016 Peter LaFontaine
The Hawaii legislature has just passed a bill to restrict sales of ivory and other wildlife products from imperiled species Read more »
3rd May 2016 Azzedine Downes
Bearing witness to the destruction of 105 tonnes of elephant ivory in Kenya this past weekend was a moving experience. The Read more »
France can set an example with a near total ban on domestic trade of ivory.
2nd May 2016 Mia Crnojevic
The weekend of 1 May 2016 will go down in history as an important moment in the fight to save the remaining elephants on Read more »
Animal Action Education award winners honoured at Darwin Museum in Moscow
29th April 2016 Elena Zharkova
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) recently unveiled an Animal Action Education (AAE) exhibition of Read more »
It is impossible to differentiate between species without genetic testing.
29th April 2016 Mark Hofberg
Earlier this week, a score of countries submitted proposals to transfer pangolins to Appendix I of the Convention on Read more »
The author arrived early to help bring tusks of a record-setting 105-tonne cache
28th April 2016 Azzedine Downes
The Giants Club, founded by His Excellency Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta with the presidents of Botswana, Gabon and Uganda Read more »
CERCOPAN has provided safe haven and rehabilitation for monkeys.
27th April 2016 Meredith Whitney
“Pyow! Pyow! Hack, hack, hack!” That’s the call of the Putty-Nosed Guenon, a West African monkey. Loosely Read more »
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 »
1st April 2013
Toma, seen taking her first steps in the video above, is one of six orphaned bear cubs recently rescued in Russia and Watch Video »
28th March 2013
Last November, villagers from Anini, a small and remote town in Northeast India, spotted four tiger cubs moving around their Watch Video »
Ten successful years of the Hunting Act
18th November 2014
Today marks 10 years since the Hunting Act 2004 was first passed into law and received Royal Assent. It was a significant milestone in the campaign to halt the cruel and unnecessary practice of hunting with dogs before the Act finally came into force Read more »
Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity
17th November 2014
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The training workshop hosted by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) in partnership with In Read more »
Protections for polar bears increase at conservation summit but experts warn it’
7th November 2014
A significant step was achieved today at the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) with world leaders reaching consensus to list the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) to Appendix II, a decision that will be finalized on Read more »
World leaders deliver big wins for sharks, mantas and devil rays at CMS CoP 11
7th November 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is thrilled to announce that sharks, mantas and devil rays will receive increased protections during the 11th Conference of the Parties (CoP 11) of the Convention on the Conservation of Mi Read more »
Fate of sharks, polar bears and lions on the table at conservation summit in Qui
3rd November 2014
At the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is pushing for stricter wildlife protection measures. During the high-level Ministerial Meeting held today Read more »
Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively
28th October 2014
The Norwegian government has announced it will consider a move to stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt citing the need to manage “economic priorities.” “This is brilliant news thatcould save tens of thousands of seal Read more »
U.S. Government Lists African Lions as Threatened  Under Endangered Species Act
27th October 2014
In response to the petition submitted by Born Free USA, Humane Society International (HSI), The Humane Society of the United States, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and other animal protection groups, today the U.S. Fish and Wildlif Read more »
Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards
21st October 2014
Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baron Read more »
IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler
17th October 2014
Interpol, the world’s largest international police organization is cracking down on wildlife criminals. Just this week, they issued a red notice alert – similar to an international arrest warrant - for suspected Kenyan ivory trafficker Fe 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 »
CITES Pangolin Fact Sheet
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence
8th July 2016 by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was appalled to learn that Green Mile Safari—the same organisation Read more »
Under the disguise of captive breeding, tiger farms like the one in this file ph
7th July 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Amending China’s 26-year-old Wildlife Protection Law was highly anticipated among wildlife advocates around the world Read more »
Elephant trophy hunting had been increasing worldwide from 2004 through 2012 (CI
7th July 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
The following piece first appeared as a Scientific American guest blog. –The editors In early June, the Obama Read more »
Svetlaya and Borya have formed a pair, and we are hopeful that Svetlaya will giv
7th July 2016 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
It has been seven months since we celebrated the mating and eventual birth of cubs to Zolushka, a successfully rehabilitated Read more »
Judicial officers, prosecutors and members of Uganda’s police and customs author
6th July 2016 by Kelvin Alie
Apprehending a wildlife trafficker is only halfway to stopping a wildlife crime. In order to effectively combat wildlife Read more »
6th July 2016 by CT Harry
Peter Erwin/YouTube IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Response summer interns Kirsten Spray and Lianna Montgomery co- Read more »
Saiga sanctuary to be featured in “Our Planet” series Photo: ©IFAW/Evgeniy Polon
This report comes courtesy of Vladimir Kalmykov, Director of the Stepnoy Sanctuary. The beautiful landscapes and wildlife of Read more »
Cape Cod photographer ‘captures’ sharks in their natural habitat
1st July 2016 by Erica Martin
As Discovery Channel celebrates Shark Week and runs a variety of programs looking at the world of sharks and how to Read more »
Project Cecil: Save 1 for Me: Ohio students pay tribute, raise money
1st July 2016 by Kelly Johnston
Today marks the first anniversary of the death of Cecil, the famed black-maned African lion from Zimbabwe’s Hwange 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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