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From left: Iregi Mwenja, Jim Nyamu of  the Elephant Neighbor’s Center, and Steve
26 February 2013 Steve Njumbi
Jim Nyamu cut a lonely figure these last two weeks, as he trekked nearly 500 kms from coastal Mombasa inland to Nairobi, in Read more »
Having eleven different nationalities and cultures represented during our road t
22 February 2013 Rebecca Brimley
Here at the International Fund for Animal Welfare, we have long wanted to extend our impact for dogs and cats beyond our Read more »
22 February 2013 Kelly Donithan
Last Thursday and Friday, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge successfully Read more »
The harpoon on a Japanese whaling vessel.
20 February 2013 Patrick Ramage
As David McNeill of The Economist magazine introduced our panel in Tokyo to a packed room at the Foreign Correspondents Read more »
Canadian East Coast seal hunt - and now the Inuit seal hunt - are being depicted
20 February 2013 Sheryl Fink
I’m in Geneva for the first round of WTO hearings on Canada and Norway’s challenge of EU regulations Read more »
It turns out that burgers, pies, bolognaise sauce and other meat products suppos
20 February 2013 Cynthia Milburn
The latest food scandal to erupt in the UK is beginning to unleash across Europe. In fact, what has happened in the UK might Read more »
Shark finning at a market in Dibba, Oman
19 February 2013 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
The rate at which sharks are vanishing from the world’s oceans is reaching a tipping point. Many shark populations Read more »
IFAW's Sheryl Fink taking notes from the World Trade Organisation meeting in Gen
19 February 2013 Sheryl Fink
Monday February 18th was the first of three days of hearings at the World Trade Organization (WTO), where Canada and Norway Read more »
At World Trade Organisation Public Briefing, evidence against commercial seal hu
19 February 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
On day one of the Public Hearing at the World Trade Organization, the European Commission fiercely defended the EU seal ban Read more »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
5 January 2017
In July, after an orphan gorilla was rescued from an armed group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and brought to Watch Video »
30 December 2016
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Watch Video »
23 December 2016
The camera traps that capture video of the Amur tigers in the Russian Far East often pick up a whole host of species. The Watch Video »
24 February 2017
UPDATE: While the older orphans seemed to have accepted their temporary home quite quickly, Musolole, Nkala and Muchichili Watch Video »
IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
29 March 2017
By week’s end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offered the following stateme Read more »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annu Read more »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in pla Read more »
21 March 2017
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the passage of S.J. Res.18 in the U.S. Senate: “While America is celebrating the 114th anniversary of Read more »
International Day of Happiness: report emphasizes wellbeing for animals and peop
16 March 2017
International Day of Happiness, on March 20, opens the conversation to discuss alternative ways of looking at human happiness. For example, can effective animal welfare and wildlife conservation truly increase an individual’s experience of joy? Read more »
Better security, not dehorning, the answer to protecting rhino
15 March 2017
Zoos should be improving their security, not dehorning their rhino exhibits to protect them from poachers says one of the world’s leading rhino conservationists. “Subjecting rhinos unnecessarily to the dangers of an anaesthetic, and physi Read more »
Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day
3 March 2017
Amidst the sixth mass extinction, wildlife conservation has never been more paramount. The UN World Wildlife Day, which takes place globally on the third of March each year, provides an opportunity to emphasize the importance of protecting wild anima Read more »
China’s Young Celebrities Appeal for Wildlife Protection on World Wildlife Day
3 March 2017
On this year’s UN World Wildlife Day, United Nations Environment, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) launched the ‘Protect Our Wildlife Star’ campaign with young celebrities Jevon Wang, Jun Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare Celebrates World Spay Day
28 February 2017
Today marks World Spay Day, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare has plenty to celebrate. From Indonesia to Northern Canada, and from Germany to South Africa, IFAW provides veterinary care to cats and dogs around the world. Taken together, l Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne 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 »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
How do you know when to rescue an orphaned Russian bear cub?
What makes an orphan? When dealing with wild animals, it is hard to tell. If you stumble upon a young animal in the wild, Read more »
100 years after sealing disaster, Canadian government still gambling with safety
5 March 2014 by Sheryl Fink
This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914, when 251 Canadian sealers died Read more »
When it comes to poaching, hate the crime, not the criminal
4 March 2014 by Azzedine Downes
All poachers are not inherently evil. We know that in impoverished countries killing animals for their parts is often done Read more »
Have we forgotten to look at things from our dogs’ perspective?
4 March 2014 by Janice Hannah
Sometimes I wonder how much we understand about dogs.  Our own dogs, dogs in the park, dogs on the street in Read more »
CLAW South Africa find themselves refugees, for the moment
4 March 2014 by Cora Bailey
Cora Bailey is Special Advisor Companion Animals for IFAW; she also founded and runs Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) in Read more »
Everyday should be World Wildlife Day
3 March 2014 by Azzedine Downes
We must appreciate wildlife. We must celebrate wildlife. And we must champion wildlife. Everyday. Let this occasion— Read more »
Spotlight South Africa: teaching the inaugural World Wildlife Day class
3 March 2014 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
Having trouble viewing the slideshow above? Click here. World Wildlife Day takes place today, 3rd March 2014, as declared Read more »
3 March 2014 by Sonja Van Tichelen
This morning the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Laurette Onkelinx made a wonderful announcement, that Belgium would be Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
3 March 2014 by adintino
This morning, on the inaugural UN World Wildlife Day, the Belgian government announced that it would destroy its entire 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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