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Mid 2011 found me brainstorming on how we can rejuvenate the International Fund for Animal Welfare South African Animal Read more »
Each year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare selects two rangers who are responsible for protecting Amur (also Read more »
Imagine finding a hungry cheetah in your backyard… Or baboons roaming the street where you live… A tiger in Read more »
"Life [is] like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Forrest Gump famously said in the Read more »
It’s not often you can say “mea culpa” and be relieved at the same time, but that’s what happened Read more »
A roar rose from under the small log house. We froze, and our hearts quickened. The dazzle of sunlight on snow made the Read more »
Teeming with life In my previous visits to Amboseli Park, I had not experienced as much wildlife as I did recently. The long Read more »
Last January the International Fund for Animal Welfare China office Asia Regional Director Grace Ge Read more »
Today Canadian Senator Mac Harb will formally re-introduce legislation to end the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Despite Read more »
At a standing room only event, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was delighted to bring together CITES Watch Video »
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Watch Video »
I’m here in Johannesburg, South Africa leading the delegation from  the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( Watch Video »
When the worst floods hit the northeastern state of Assam this year, IFAW- WTI Animal Rescue teams successfully rescued Watch Video »
Moments after we climbed off of our scooters, the children started poking their heads out of gates and doorways lining the Watch Video »
Almost a year ago, September 7, 2015 to be exact, I was doing my monthly visit to one of the impoverished communities we Watch Video »
In the middle of the Bay of Fundy, in the deep water of the Grand Manan Basin about 50 km southeast of Campobello Island, a Watch Video »
This piece was co-authored by John Scanlon, Secretary General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Watch Video »
Three of the eight rhino calves rescued from the floods in Kaziranga National Park last month were introduced yesterday Watch Video »
Fifty-seven Parties to CITES have voted against a motion from Namibia claiming that a proposal to regulate domestic ivory markets is inadmissible as outside the scope of the Convention. The United States stated that “Parties have addressed dome Read more »
Big business, Government agencies and the NGO community are uniting forces in a joint bid to protect endangered wildlife from online wildlife crime during a unique event at the CoP17 meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Spec Read more »
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will hold its 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) from 24 September to 5 October 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The survival of many species will be Read more »
Sri Lankan Delegate to IUCN announces Asian Elephants & Whales Conference to take place September 2017 The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), today announced they will be serving as technical partners Read more »
A petition signed by tourists and locals pledging not to eat whale meat in Iceland and calling on the country’s government to end the cruel practice of whaling has beaten all previous records and now passed 100,000 signatures. It was started by Read more »
(London – 31 August 2016) – The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has voted overwhelmingly against Japan’s so-called scientific whaling in the Antarctic and the North Pacific. The IUCN, which has 89 member co Read more »
The world’s most heavily trafficked mammal finds wave of support among world conservation leaders at IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest gathering of conservation leaders. IUCN has passed a motion outlining a path to bro Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has condemned plans for this year’s badger cull, following today’s announcement by the Government of seven additional kill zones to be added across the country. IFAW strongly opposes plans Read more »
Animal welfare campaigners have condemned plans for this year’s badger cull, with five additional kill zones added across the country, according to media reports today. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) strongly opposes reported Read more »
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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
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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 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 »
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
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World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
I am here at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Bangkok observing firsthand the training of law enforcement Read more »
On July 1st, 2013 Croatia officially became the 28th member of the European Union. To celebrate this milestone we Read more »
In October 2012 IFAW supported Instituto de Pesquisa e Reabilitação de Animais Marinhos (IPRAM) Read more »
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Monday’s seizure of three tonnes of elephant ivory in Mombasa Port brings to 4.5 tonnes of ivory seized in the Kenyan Read more »
One of the things that the scientific discipline teaches us is just how little we know. With the plethora of information on Read more »
Watch the video above where IFAW staff were able to return pets affected by the flooding in Germany to their Read more »
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As preparations to tackle potential flood emergencies are on at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation ( Read more »
The recent announcement by the South African Minster of Environment, expressing the South African Government’s Read more »
by adintino
Less than two days after US President Barack Obama announced a crackdown on illegal wildlife trade, the seizure of nearly 1. 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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