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Sarah Sharp, IFAW veterinarian, observes the minke whale in Stage Harbor.
11 July 2017 Brian Sharp
This blog was penned by Assistant Stranding Coordinator Kathryn Rose. --BS The young female minke whale that swam into Stage Read more »
Innovative ivory fingerprinting kit arrives in France
10 July 2017 David Cowdrey
Two of IFAW’s new ivory fingerprinting printing kits, which were developed in the UK by the Metropolitan Police and Read more »
A calf that had been found with no discernible congenital deformity or serious i
10 July 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
A displaced female elephant calf was rescued near the Pagladiya River on the fringes of the Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary in Read more »
Rakuten announces that it has banned ivory sales on its web sites.
7 July 2017 Tania McCrea-Steele
Rakuten, the largest online retailer in Japan, has banned ivory sales on its platform. The policy change, which went into Read more »
A three-month-old male calf was rescued near the Charduar Forest Range.
An orphaned male elephant calf was rescued yesterday morning by frontline forest staff in Paleng, a village on the fringes Read more »
Relief for foxes as Government confirms no vote on repealing the Hunting Act
6 July 2017 Rachael Hewish
Sometimes victory comes quiet as a whisper rather than a fanfare. That certainly was the case earlier this week when the Read more »
A hog deer swims through a flooded Kaziranga National Park in this file photo.
In anticipation of flood-related rescues this monsoon season, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the Wildlife Read more »
Volunteers hand signatures to Iceland's Minister of Fisheries.
6 July 2017 Sigursteinn Masson
Recently some Meet Us, Don’t Eat Us volunteers and I were waiting for Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries Read more »
#NoIvoryInEu: Campaigning to close domestic ivory trade in EU
3 July 2017 Eleonora Panella
At least 20,000 elephants are killed each year in Africa and population numbers have collapsed to an all-time low, dropping Read more »
11 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 »
10 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 »
9 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 »
17 July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25 August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
20 August 2015
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Watch Video »
11 August 2015
Since the ivory was sawn into 172 pieces to fit into the luggage shows savvy smuggling tactics.   I am outraged by the Watch Video »
28 July 2015
Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.   Earlier this month, Watch Video »
23 July 2015
A group of whale watchers with Quoddy Link Marine in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling juvenile minke whale. The Watch Video »
International Community Rallies To Protect A Monkey Species For The First Time I
27 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 »
Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Clo
26 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
26 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 »
Wildlife Cybercrime Centre Stage at CITES
23 September 2016
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 »
Wildlife species at stake at CITES conference in South Africa
21 September 2016
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 »
New campaign targets the cruel UK puppy trade
13 September 2016
A new public awareness campaign is launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today to target the growing problem of the illicit and cruel UK puppy trade. The puppy industry is booming, but with many UK breeders and puppy smugglers Read more »
IFAW and WTI partner with  Sri Lankan government on Asian Giants Conference
6 September 2016
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 »
100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in I
31 August 2016
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 »
The IUCN, which has 89 member countries including the US, the UK and Japan itsel
31 August 2016
(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 »
IFAW Criminal Nature: global security implications 2013
by rbartlett
In 2008, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) embarked on an effort to fully understand the true nature of wildli Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2012
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2012 Read more »
2012 SOTW Azores Research USA cruise report March 13
by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left the Azores at the beginning of May bound for the north-east coast of t Read more »
World of Animals Issue 15
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 15 Read more »
Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of the Illegal Wildlife Trade
by rbartlett
The illicit trade in wildlife is not only a serious global environmental crime with profoundly negative impacts for endangere Read more »
IFAW WTO Seal briefing
by rbartlett
The EU legislation being challenged by Canada and Norway is Regulation (EC) No. 1007/2009, also known as the “EU s Read more »
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs
by rbartlett
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs. Read more »
Amicus Brief: European Communities — Measures Prohibiting the Importation and Ma
by rbartlett
The preliminary submissions in this brief are aimed at correcting the misleading and incomplete manner in which Canada has ch Read more »
PROJECT WEB AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE IVORY TRADE OVER THE INTERNET WITHIN THE E
by rbartlett
INTERPOL’s Project Web was launched following studies by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which conclu Read more »
9 August 2017 by Joaquin de la Torre
Tuzita and Soruya are pretty happy with their dog house. It’s new, it’s spacious, and it’s bright blue Read more »
8 August 2017 by Donna Gadomski
Last week in New York, musician and IFAW ambassador Mick Fleetwood joined his ex-wife, IFAW ambassador Lynn Fleetwood and Read more »
IFAW marks International Cat Day
8 August 2017 by adintino
IFAW is marking International Cat Day with a reminder to everyone with a lovable feline in your life: your furry friend Read more »
Celebrate the animals around us this August with the #BritishWildlifeShare
4 August 2017 by Rachael Hewish
Summer is here – even if it appears no one remembered to tell the weather! It’s the perfect time to Read more »
London Art World Conservation exhibition highlights endangered animals
4 August 2017 by Philip Mansbridge
Last night I had the pleasure of talking at the preview of an amazing art event in Central London, This is Our World. The Read more »
3 August 2017 by Jeffrey Flocken
Today, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) destroyed almost two tons of illegal ivory Read more »
koala in blue gum plantation
3 August 2017 by Josey Sharrad
Back in 2013, we first told you about the shocking plight of koalas injured and killed in blue gum harvesting operations in Read more »
Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park
3 August 2017 by adintino
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of other wildlife conservation organizations Read more »
rhino calves being bottle fed at rehabilitation center in India
2 August 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
It’s been a couple of weeks since the floodwaters receded this year and a year since Kaziranga National Park was Read more »

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Hunted down! Dramatic moment a notorious gang of ivory poachers are caught in an undercover sting in Zambia: Photo documentation of the dramatic moment notorious ivory poachers are caught –  read more.

How Lizard Genitalia Became a Black Market Craze: Monitor lizards were poached for their meat and skins… now they’re dying for their penises –  read more.

Whale Strikes and Kills Canadian Rescuer After He Helps Free It: Marine community mourns the loss of Joe Howlett, dedicated whale rescuer who died after successfully disentangling a whale –  read more.

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