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This vote brings them all on equal footing for protection under CITES.
28th September 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
A round of applause rose up through the main chamber when the decision was announced. The Parties of CITES had weighed Read more »
Enacting strong, global regulations makes a real difference for these animals.
28th September 2016 Rikkert Reijnen
Shortly after eight species of pangolins were uplisted at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Read more »
Around the world, rabies kills. We can stop it.
28th September 2016 Kate Nattrass Atema
Rabies is one of the deadliest diseases on earth; nearly 100% of people who contract the disease die from it. At home in Read more »
INTERPOL’s Project Wisdom and IFAW’s tenBoma initiative align to counter wildlif
28th September 2016 David Higgins
Tonight I am pleased to announce to a packed room at the global CITES conference that INTERPOL and the International Fund Read more »
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28th September 2016 Azzedine Downes
The great news today out of the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Read more »
27th September 2016 Azzedine Downes
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Read more »
27th September 2016 Tania McCrea-Steele
Yesterday saw the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Tencent, eBay, TRAFFIC, the Chinese government and a senior Read more »
24th September 2016 Azzedine Downes
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Read more »
Youth Forum leaders find diversity, challenge, inspiration in South Africa
23rd September 2016 Nancy Barr
After months of engagement with more than one thousand people in the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife online Read more »
7th October 2015
This blog comes from Jennifer Hart, a volunteer on the IFAW Northern Dogs Project. A good friend had done multiple trips Watch Video »
6th October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
1st October 2015
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Keep Wild Watch Video »
21st September 2015
The following blog is part of an occasional series about IFAW staff who have opened their homes to adopt pets from our Watch Video »
11th September 2015
When I first saw Gus, he was lying in the back of a Dodge Caravan, lifeless. Then, I saw him stir — and wag his tail Watch Video »
10th September 2015
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Watch Video »
9th September 2015
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Watch Video »
17th July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
Malawi Burns 2.6 Tonnes of Ivory
14th March 2016
Malawi burned 2.6 tonnes of illicit ivory this morning. The ivory, comprising 781 elephant tusks, had been seized from ivory traffickers in Mzuzu, the capital of Malawi’s Northern Region in 2013. In sentencing the traffickers in July 2015 the H Read more »
IFAW brings together unlikely suspects to fight wildlife crime
11th March 2016
As part of its tenBoma initiative, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) sponsored a Congressional Forum to examine concrete intelligence-driven approaches to dismantle criminal networks involved in the illicit killing and traffi Read more »
Young leaders from 25 countries launch the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife
3rd March 2016
Today, World Wildlife Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced that 34 extraordinary young leaders in conservation and animal welfare from around the world have been selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 candidates as delegates Read more »
New Report Reveals Thriving  Undocumented Ivory Market in Hawaii
3rd March 2016
The online trade in ivory and related wildlife products is rampant in Hawaii, which remains one of the United States’ major markets for ivory, according to a new report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Humane Society Interna Read more »
IFAW World Wildlife Day Statement
3rd March 2016
Azzedine Downes, President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare issued the following statement on World Wildlife Day: “Today on World Wildlife Day we are proud to join forces with the U.S. Department of the Interior and an allia Read more »
IFAW applauds European Commission’s Action Plan to tackle illegal wildlife trade
26th February 2016
The European Commission launched the European action plan against wildlife trafficking (link) in Brussels today, an historic EU initiative to prevent the killing and illegal trade of wildlife. The 5 year plan was welcomed by IFAW who has been advocat Read more »
No fin whales to be killed in Iceland this summer
25th February 2016
No fin whales will be slaughtered in Iceland this summer, according to Icelandic media reports this morning. The country’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is quoted in Iceland’s daily newspaper Morgunbladid which claims he will Read more »
Decisive momentum in tackling wildlife trafficking for the European Union around
22nd February 2016
The European Commission launches the European action plan against wildlife trafficking in Brussels on Friday 26th February. In doing so it establishes another front in the global fight against the criminal trade in wildlife products such as elephant Read more »
IFAW President Azzedine Downes honored as ‘Animal Guardian’ in Rodale 100 list
27th January 2016
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) President and CEO Azzedine Downes is named as an “Animal Guardian” in Rodale, Inc.’s first ever Rodale 100 List under the Social Outreach category. The list is compri Read more »
Horn of Contention: A review of literature on the economics of trade in rhino ho
by rbartlett
Poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has increased dramatically in recent years.  There is considerable debate within p Read more »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
by rbartlett
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permi
by rbartlett
Report of the International Panel of Independent Legal Experts On: Special Permit (“Scientific”) Whaling Under In Read more »
Commercial Whaling by Another Name. The Illegality of Japan's Scientific Whaling
by rbartlett
A collection relating to the publication of Commercial Whaling by Another Name. The Illegality of Japan's Scientific Whal Read more »
World of Animals Issue 16
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 16 Read more »
IFAW Glossary and Statements of Principle
by rbartlett
IFAW Glossary and Statements of Principle, 2013 Read more »
Impact evaluation on ivory trade in China
by rbartlett
This Flash Report covers the highlights from an evaluation of the IFAW PSA “Mom, I have teeth”. The core message Read more »
Stakeholder Engagement: Why is it important for Humane and Sustainable Dog and C
by rbartlett
IFAW believes that community participation is essential to the development and implementation of a successful project. Engagi Read more »
IFAW’s Humane Community Development Process
by rbartlett
IFAW will provide expertise, support and resources to communities that are committed to following a process that will develop Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
12th October 2016 by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department Read more »
Orphan bear rescue centre releases six more cubs into the wild
11th October 2016 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
End of summer and start of fall in Russia is the traditional release time for orphan bear cubs. By now the bear cubs on Read more »
6th October 2016 by Azzedine Downes
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Read more »
The author and colleague Sergio Heredia at the 9th International Penguin Congres
5th October 2016 by Valeria Ruoppolo
With more than half the world’s penguin species listed as Threatened under IUCN criteria, the 9th International Read more »
Many of the children were incredibly excited at the idea of being able to visit
5th October 2016 by Christina Pretorius
Sheena Dale, Project Manager CLAW – Operations, IFAW South Africa, submitted this blog. In honour of the CITES CoP17 Read more »
New University of Winchester partnership to boost animal welfare expertise
5th October 2016 by adintino
The University of Winchester has partnered with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to create a new generation Read more »
The IFAW Middle East office has worked with the governments in the Arabian Penin
4th October 2016 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Ever since the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has worked in East Africa and the Middle East, we have known Read more »
The recently confirmed CITES ban in commercial trade of products made from the b
4th October 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
The CITES Conference of the Parties has had a number of high-profile successes for animals—defeating bad proposals in Read more »
4th October 2016 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
India's wild tiger numbers are very encouraging. There are 2,226 tigers there, amounting to 70 percent of the world 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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