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A Bosnian soldier with puppies he rescued from the flood waters.
19th May 2014 Katie Moore
Last week Bosnia was hit by the worst rainfall since 1894, when record-keeping began and devastating floods have now Read more »
The sometimes horrific treatment of wildlife to be sold as pets
16th May 2014 Ahmed Abou-Zahra
For those who wish to keep tortoises as pets, you should be aware of how some of these creatures have crossed international Read more »
In Hong Kong, we know burning ivory will help to save elephants
15th May 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
As Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of China, starts the process to incinerate its entire 30-tonne ivory stockpile Read more »
The video above features some of the adorable bear cubs under care at the IFAW Orphaned Bear Rescue Center in Russia. The Read more »
The trafficking of live animals in France is a worrying topic
13th May 2014 Mia Crnojevic
At the beginning of Aril customs authorities at Montpellier discovered 100 Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix Lutea) in the Read more »
Six hand-reared bears are growing up and growing wild in Northeast India
12th May 2014 Sheren Shrestha
IFAW Bear Rescue Centre field officer Soumya Dasgupta filed this report about six hand-reared bears growing up and growing Read more »
Travel diary: Two working days inside the Bosnia roaming dog project
12th May 2014 Rebecca Brimley
First diary entry I finally arrived today in the tiny Bosnian city of Lopare, after a long journey and a longer mountainous Read more »
May 9th marks the 1-year anniversary since the release to the wild of Zolushka
9th May 2014 Gail A’Brunzo
May 9th marks the 1-year anniversary since the release to the wild of Zolushka, the orphaned Amur tigress. I now reflect Read more »
Tribute to an inspirational campaigner, Francisco Goncalves
9th May 2014 Tania McCrea-Steele
The 8th of May was a very sad day for many people in the conservation and animal welfare world as we learnt that our fellow Read more »
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 »
22nd September 2016
I’m here in Johannesburg, South Africa leading the delegation from  the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( Watch Video »
22nd September 2016
When the worst floods hit the northeastern state of Assam this year, IFAW- WTI Animal Rescue teams successfully rescued Watch Video »
15th September 2016
Moments after we climbed off of our scooters, the children started poking their heads out of gates and doorways lining the Watch Video »
24th August 2016
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 »
16th August 2016
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 »
Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES si
28th September 2016
Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES side event as INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announce their cooperation on IFAW’s tenBoma initiative in Kenya, which represents an impo Read more »
World Rabies Day is a Reminder to Vaccinate Your Pets
28th September 2016
Today marks World Rabies Day and reminds us that this disease, so rare in many places, still kills thousands of people every year. The large majority of the human deaths are children, and occur mostly in Africa and Asia. Official statistics list some Read more »
Pangolins win at CITES
28th September 2016
Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg decided that the most illegally traded mammal in the world urgently needs protection from further over Read more »
No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary mac
28th September 2016
IFAW welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give greater protection to Barbary macaques by transferring them from Ap Read more »
IFAW provides second chance for dogs and kittens from Lebanon
27th September 2016
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) flew nine mixed breed dogs and four special needs kittens from foster homes in Beirut, Lebanon to Boston, MA, where they will find forever homes in the US. Animal advocates f Read more »
International Community Rallies To Protect A Monkey Species For The First Time I
27th September 2016
“The endangered Barbary macaque could get a new chance at survival at CITES CoP17” For the first time in 30 years, Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will discuss increasing the level of protect Read more »
Mystic Aquarium/IFAW Statement: Rescued manatee is pregnant
27th September 2016
Today during a routine medical exam Mystic Aquarium staff discovered that the wayward manatee dubbed “Washburn” is pregnant. The 800 pound female was rescued by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) last Thursday in Falmouth, M Read more »
Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Clo
26th September 2016
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 »
Jubilation as CITES Votes to Stop Discussions Aimed at Promoting a Framework for
26th September 2016
Conservationists were jubilant this evening as CITES voted once and for all to abandon the controversial Decision Making Mechanisim (DMM) for a process to trade in ivory. While the decision became a nail-biter in the final moments, those wanting to e 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 »
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 »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Southern White Rhino - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
World of Animals Issue 25
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
Overwhelming response from UK public to appeal for mittens to help koalas injure
9th January 2015 by adintino
UK animal lovers have given a fantastic response to an appeal by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to make Read more »
The development of the Central European Wolf population is encouragingly good.
7th January 2015 by Robert Kless
I am gazing over the wide flat landscape – over plenty of water and low woods. Extensive meadows are grazed by sheep Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
7th January 2015 by adintino
A smaller than usual Japanese whaling fleet is due to leave port in Shimonoseki tomorrow (Thursday) to carry out research in Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
7th January 2015 by adintino
IFAW, (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is appealing for help for koalas injured in the South Australian and Read more »
6th January 2015 by Kristen Patchett
This post was filed by Belinda Rubinstein, one of our IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research responders that helped care for Read more »
Almost every day, someone tells me a story about their special connection with a
5th January 2015 by Azzedine Downes
The start of a new year is a time to look back and look ahead. Looking back, I want to thank you for all the ways you’ Read more »
The strong partnership between IFAW and Icewhale has helped to opened the eyes o
30th December 2014 by Sigursteinn Masson
16th of December was like every other Tuesday at Reykjavík City Council. The minority criticised the majority for all Read more »
War is brutal and animals are often the forgotten victims.
29th December 2014 by Shannon Walajtys
War is brutal and animals are often the forgotten victims. In Eastern Ukraine many dogs, cats and other pets have been Read more »
29th December 2014 by Michael Booth
It was the fall of 2003, and I had a once-in-a-lifetime epiphany. I had just completed my undergrad in film and 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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