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The author with recruits Archie and Billy.
29th February 2016 Josey Sharrad
Koalas are elusive creatures and difficult to detect with the human eye as they spend much of their lives asleep high up in Read more »
This decision is a great victory in the fight against wildlife crime
26th February 2016 Satyen Sinha
The European Commission and Dutch Presidency of the European Union today launched an intergovernmental European Action Plan Read more »
Kristjan Loftsson, the controversial Icelandic fisheries magnate, has killed fin
25th February 2016 Patrick Ramage
As I prepare to bed down for the night in Tokyo, encouraging word comes rushing round the ocean planet: Mr Kristjan Loftsson Read more »
© PRPO “Center Tiger” The young female tiger cub who had been admitted to PRPO “Tiger Center” Read more »
The IFAW-WTI team managed to control a crowd and enable the mother elephant to t
24th February 2016 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
It was a happy ending for an elephant calf who was unable to cross a tea garden ditch in Assam, where the IFAW-WTI team Read more »
IFAW is proud to partner with the Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) to insp
24th February 2016 Kate Nattrass Atema
Bali is a place of contradiction. So much beauty, so much kindness. And yet, for so many dogs here targeted to cull, it Read more »
Jajce shelter dog Picco found home with a couple from Germany who particularly w
23rd February 2016 Kati Loeffler
This blog is the second in a batch of updates on dogs removed from the municipal shelter in Jajce, Bosnia-Herzegovina as a Read more »
The dogs are quite well-fed as they scavenge at will, and they’re surrounded by
22nd February 2016 Mandi Smallhorne
Randfontein Municipal Waste Disposal site – aka The Dump. A long barrow-mound, the place where all our stuff comes to Read more »
22nd February 2016 Elena Zharkova
Animals_3_3_3b from wildperspective on Vimeo. Update: During one week more than 100,000 people saw the Russian version of a Read more »
2nd July 2012
As I and other members of Team IFAW and government delegates from dozens of member countries migrate to Panama City, Panama Watch Video »
29th June 2012
About 30 customs officials, border police and wildlife law enforcement agents from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Watch Video »
26th June 2012
This video captures some of the tourists who were approached during the “Meet Us Don’t Eat Us” campaign Watch Video »
15th June 2012
In some ways, elephants are no different than you and me. They recognize themselves as individuals and as close-knit family Watch Video »
14th June 2012
Today a debate will begin in the Canadian Senate on Senator Mac Harb’s bill to end commercial sealing. A rational Watch Video »
1st June 2012
CEO Fred O’Regan, Siobhan Magnus and other IFAW staff discuss the 2012 Animal Action Awards. There are three things I Watch Video »
24th May 2012
Yes, it’s happening again. A few weeks ago, the delicate state of peace in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was Watch Video »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9th April 2014
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (, destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes. “The Belgian government is putting wildlife traffickers on Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suspends the import of sport-hunted African eleph
9th April 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it would suspend imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (I Read more »
Rhino Horn of Contention – the Only Thing Certain is Uncertainty
8th April 2014
The South African Government could choose to be a global player or a lonely outlier by alienating itself from unprecedented international efforts to crack down on illicit trade and poaching of wildlife such as rhinoceroses, IFAW said today. Jason Bel Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
3rd April 2014
As Singapore said today it had intercepted a tonne of smuggled ivory – the second large scale seizure by the island state in three months – the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – called for improved internat Read more »
Press Statement
3rd April 2014
Today’s announcement that the pilot badger cull will go ahead in Gloucestershire and Somerset once again this year was condemned by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Eminent scientists and wildlife experts as well as many charities Read more »
President Barack Obama announces action against Iceland over its whale meat trad
2nd April 2014
United States President Barack Obama has announced a raft of measures against Iceland over its continued slaughter of whales and trade in their meat. The US Government had announced on February 6 that it was invoking the Pelly Amendment which certifi Read more »
World Court: Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is illegal and must end
31st March 2014
(The Hague, Netherlands – 31 March 2014) – Delivering its judgment on Australia’s case against Japan, which saw evidence presented during a three-week hearing last June, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) today found that Japa Read more »
IFAW responds to new West Virginia law prohibiting private ownership of wild ani
25th March 2014
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has signed the Dangerous Wild Animal Act into law.  The bill (HB 4393), prohibiting private ownership of dangerous wild animals, was sponsored by Delegate Randy Swartzmiller (D-1). The new law includes a r Read more »
Expectant elephant speared in Amboseli
21st March 2014
In what may be one of the saddest incidences of poaching in recent times, an expectant elephant has been speared to death within the Amboseli ecosystem. The incident happened on Thursday around 3 p.m. within Oltiani area. Reports indicate that a herd 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 »
Leading up to the 8th Sino-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue this week, IFAW an
7th June 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
The Obama Administration finalized new rules plugging a series of loopholes, which will make it much harder for criminals to Read more »
Fran has been an amazing mother to pups Jan, Ann, Nan, Van, Stan and Dan.
6th June 2016 by Janice Hannah
The second set of the Northern Dogs annual spring vet clinics are just about to hit the road. For the sixteenth year, the Read more »
It is clear that the status quo wasn’t doing enough to protect elephants from Am
2nd June 2016 by Peter LaFontaine
The Obama Administration has finalized new legal protections for African elephants, culminating a series of loophole Read more »
IFAW Statement on U.S. Federal Ivory Regulations:
2nd June 2016 by adintino
Americans accept our shared responsibility to protect wildlife, wherever it may roam  Azzedine Downes, CEO of the Read more »
Borya and Svetlaya have successfully survived their second winter in the wild.
1st June 2016 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
New photographs of the tigers famously released back to the wild show that Borya and Svetlaya have successfully survived Read more »
IFAW has participated in numbers of captive big cat rescues in the last few year
1st June 2016 by Carson Barylak
Thailand’s Tiger Temple has long been controversial. The facility has profited from allowing direct contact between Read more »
The author (far right) with members of the US and Kenyan delegations.
31st May 2016 by James Isiche
Illegal wildlife trade took centre stage in the UN Environment Assembly’s second-ever meeting at United Nations Read more »
The author with one of the clinic's dogs in his care. PHOTO: ©Nick Bothma/EPA
30th May 2016 by Lisa Cant-Haylett
This story comes to us from Brian Bergman, Head Veterinarian at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic.—LCH I arrived at the Read more »
Shy albatross released to the Southern Ocean. PHOTO: © IFAW /Eric J Woehler
27th May 2016 by Rebekka Thompson-Jones
The following blog comes to us from Eric Woehler, IFAW Tasmania A juvenile shy albatross was recently returned to the 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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