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More than 26,000 pangolin products were imported in the United States between 20
15th July 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
If you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably never heard of pangolins. Yet around the world, they are facing Read more »
14th July 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
Without a doubt one of the most gratifying things from my work is to know that by sharing our work, knowledge and skills we Read more »
The keepers changed the boot’s wrappings at least three times a day and provided
13th July 2015 Gail A’Brunzo
Suni, the orphaned elephant calf who had been brutally attacked with a machete when rescued three years ago, is facing Read more »
The elephant has long been acknowledged for its intelligence, strong family bond
10th July 2015 Neil Greenwood
Elephants have roamed the savannahs of Africa for millions of years. They descend from a long line of ancient land mammals, Read more »
Using skills and tools learned from our April workshop (pictured here), Animals
10th July 2015 Jennifer Gardner
As I woke up this morning and began checking the news, most of the international headlines were reporting that the eruption Read more »
A neonate calf was rescued from swift steam waters.
9th July 2015 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
A newborn male rhino calf was spotted in swift water unable to move inside Kaziranga National Park and rescued by the Read more »
One of the orphans drains her bottle
9th July 2015 Iain Webb
When my partner Michael and I arrived at the orphanage, we put on the green coats that the caretakers all wear when they Read more »
The day-long workshops were part of IFAW-WTI’s ongoing wildlife crime control ef
7th July 2015 Vivek Menon
The story was sent by Amrit Menon, Technical Officer to ED, Planning, Wildlife Trust of India.—VM Even though he has Read more »
Azzedine Downes and Jane Goodall at her 80th birthday celebration event in San F
7th July 2015 Azzedine Downes
Travelling to Abu Dhabi in the month of July takes some mental preparation as temperatures can often reach 120 degrees Read more »
24th October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
18th October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
17th October 2016
We are happy to say that Washburn, the wayward, pregnant manatee we rescued last month, is one step closer to returning to Watch Video »
6th October 2016
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Watch Video »
4th October 2016
India's wild tiger numbers are very encouraging. There are 2,226 tigers there, amounting to 70 percent of the world Watch Video »
29th September 2016
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Watch Video »
27th September 2016
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Watch Video »
23rd September 2016
At a standing room only event, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was delighted to bring together CITES Watch Video »
24th September 2016
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Watch Video »
Three Tonnes of Ivory Vanish as Thieves Loot Southern Africa Stockpiles
22nd June 2012
The audacious looting by thieves of ivory stockpiles from two southern African countries in as many months – including the bumper theft of three tonnes of tusks in Zambia – has flagged concerns for the security of stockpiles throughout th Read more »
INTERPOL completes largest ever international anti-ivory operation while Chinese
19th June 2012
INTERPOL have arrested more than 200 people, seized almost 2 tonnes of contraband ivory, 20kg of rhino horn and military grade automatic weapons in an operation that spanned three months and 14 African countries. Operation WORTHY saw INTERPOL and IFA Read more »
IFAW spearheads crime fighting on the worldwide web
18th June 2012
Wildlife law enforcement experts from Asia, Africa and the United States discussed regional and international enforcement cooperation to combat wildlife crime, at a meeting today in Nanning, Guangxi Province. The meeting between China and Association Read more »
IFAW research vessel to study endangered whales in U.S. waters
12th June 2012
IFAW’s, (the International Fund for Animal Welfare, research vessel, The Song of the Whale is contributing to one of the most comprehensive whale studies in the world - conducting critical research to help save whales from collisi Read more »
11th June 2012
At a time when whales face more threats than ever before, the conservation body set up to protect them is also in troubled waters. In just a few weeks’ time, the 64th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) is due to take p Read more »
IFAW and the Republic of Congo fight ivory trafficking
8th June 2012
More than 30 senior staff from different governmental agencies in Congo (Brazzaville) honed their skills and increased their capacity to halt ivory trafficking. A three-day training course began on World Environment Day (June 5th) and involved partic Read more »
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5th June 2012
Readers of influential inside the beltway newspapers were met with eye-popping, full-page advertisements this morning that called on the Obama Administration to take a leadership role in protecting imperiled polar bear populations. The U.S. Fish and Read more »
Elephant Ivory Stockpile Sales Help Create a Deadly New Currency in China
4th June 2012
 In a world of economic uncertainty, elephant ivory has become a new investment vehicle in China, which coincides with  an extraordinary surge in the numbers of elephants being killed for their ivory. A new ivory market investigation report Read more »
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1st June 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW- announced today an emergency grant to help cover medicine and transportation costs to move 32 exotic animals from a failing facility in Ohio to accredited sanctuaries in North Carolina, M 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 »
Only 20,000 lions remain in the wild PHOTO:© Jim Zuckerman
20th November 2015 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
In light of the horrifying events that occurred in France this week, overwhelming all of us, a strong and essential measure Read more »
The author with IFAW founder Brian Davies (center) and long-time IFAW campaigner
20th November 2015 by Sheryl Fink
I was privileged to attend the world premiere of Huntwatch at DOC NYC in New York this past weekend. This compelling Read more »
Fighting for animal welfare requires perseverance and patience.
19th November 2015 by Joaquin de la Torre
Recently, legislators, academics and representatives from animal welfare organizations signed the “Declaratory for Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators.
19th November 2015 by Mandi Smallhorne
His name was Brute*: a champion in the dog-fighting world, a feared fighter, the proud property of a ring-leader in that Read more »
19th November 2015 by Kati Loeffler
This blog is the fourth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators
19th November 2015 by adintino
Five men have been arrested, and their dogs confiscated after undercover investigations by the Community Led Animal Welfare Read more »
How much do animals contribute to happiness?
18th November 2015 by Beth Allgood
Can you think of a time that an animal made you happy?  Maybe it was snuggling with your own dog or cat, hearing a Read more »
The author signs an agreement with Noboru Nakatani, Executive Director of the IN
17th November 2015 by Azzedine Downes
Wildlife crime will be stopped only if organizations—with a wide range of specialties and oversight capacity—all Read more »
Russian Children with their AAE materials
17th November 2015 by Elena Zharkova
“Mospriroda,” a state institution that oversees all 20 natural parks and 10 eco-centers within the Russian 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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