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A file photo of tusks of an elephant and the poisoned arrow used to kill the ani
16 May 2017 Faye Cuevas, Esq.
In light of a particular trend, I imagine the poaching of an elephant to take place much like this: The poacher slowly pulls Read more »
Ivory tusks and worked products in Europe
16 May 2017 Eleonora Panella
A guidance document adopted today by the European Commission recommends that, as of 1 July 2017, EU Member States stop Read more »
In most countries where pangolins live, the enforcement of pangolin trade laws i
15 May 2017 Mark Hofberg
Pangolins, the world’s most trafficked wild mammals, are about to get a boost. IFAW and other like-minded groups are Read more »
Hunters use nets among other inhumane methods of capture.
12 May 2017 Dima Abo Kous
Around two billion birds travel the Mediterranean/Black Sea Flyway twice a year. In Cyprus, Egypt, Italy, Lebanon and Syria Read more »
Climate change has hit places like Mongolia and Somalia, and IFAW sent funds to
11 May 2017 Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) recently provided emergency assistance to alleviate the suffering of Read more »
Macron and the set of mugs sent to each candidate representing IFAW’s priorities
10 May 2017 Aurore Morin
As the French presidential campaign just came to a close with the election of Emmanuel Macron as the next president of Read more »
Security threats force closure of rhino orphanage
  A post shared by Thula Thula Rhino Fund (@thulathularhinofund) on May 2, 2017 at 12:56am PDT News Read more »
IVORY IN EUROPE: China asks the EU to take credible steps to ban ivory trade
8 May 2017 Eleonora Panella
Ms Catherine Bearder (ALDE) on behalf of MEP4Wildlife, the coalition of Members of the European Parliament established in Read more »
The tiger cub behind a still-collared Svetlaya is the latest evidence that rehab
Camera traps installed in the Zhuravliny Reserve Sanctuary have revealed that Borya and Svetlaya’s continuing Read more »
22 December 2015
This update is sent courtesy of Francois Louw, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds ( Watch Video »
14 December 2015
When it comes to educating youngsters about animals, we have to instil an understanding and respect for animals at an early Watch Video »
15 December 2015
This blog is the fifth in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
Video introducing IFAW’s ground-breaking Trail of Lies report, the biggest study to date on Trail Hunting – an Watch Video »
10 December 2015
I am delighted to share with you this just captured, rare footage of Zolushka (Cinderella in Russian), playing with her two Watch Video »
4 December 2015
I am glad I was there to watch it with an audience. With Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine and then Fahrenheit 9/11, it Watch Video »
8 December 2015
This year celebrates 20 years since IFAW embarked on an exciting experiment to return orphaned bear cubs back to the wild. Watch Video »
25 November 2015
It isn’t too often that you get something for nothing in this world, and it isn’t too often that you can double Watch Video »
9 November 2015
  Some of you may know me from the hit US television show Glee, where I played Brittany. Today, I am proud to work Watch Video »
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 »
Motion to Protect Pangolins Passess IUCN World Conservation Congress
31 August 2016
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 »
World of Animals Issue 18
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 18 Read more »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
by rbartlett
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
Nuclear Accidents and the Impact on Animals
by jjones
A committee of Subject Matter Experts (Appendix A) from Japan and the United States was convened May 2-3, 2011 to discuss ani Read more »
by jjones
Rampant poaching has put African elephants on the verge of extinction in the wild, and the United States (U.S.) is complicit Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
by rbartlett
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
Rabies: Risks and Prevention
by rbartlett
A practical guide to understanding the risks and prevention of rabies in people and dogs. (Also available in Spanish and Bosn Read more »
World of Animals Issue 17
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 17 Read more »
Horn of Contention: A review of literature on the economics of trade in rhino ho
by rbartlett
Poaching of rhinos in Southern Africa has increased dramatically in recent years.  There is considerable debate within p Read more »
Illegal Ivory Infographic
by rbartlett
This infographic details problems with the global problem of illegal ivory trafficking. Read more »
Beatriz at Dinner features Salma Hayek and John Lithgow
9 June 2017 by Kerry Branon
What would you say if you were sitting across from the hunter who killed Cecil the lion at a dinner party? Filmmaker Mike Read more »
This World Oceans Day, the United Nations has convened the Ocean Conference.
8 June 2017 by Aurore Morin
This World Oceans Day, the United Nations has convened the Ocean Conference to drive forward ocean conservation over the Read more »
Yuri Kolokolnikov and daughters at the Orphan Bears Rehabilitation Centre.
8 June 2017 by Elena Zharkova
Yuri Kolokolnikov, one of the actors in the hit television series Game of Thrones, recently visited the International Fund Read more »
Shipping companies recognized for endangered whale protection efforts
8 June 2017 by adintino
Collisions between endangered North Atlantic right whales and large shipping vessels are one of the leading causes of death Read more »
Kelvin Alie appointed IFAW Executive Vice President
7 June 2017 by adintino
Kelvin Alie is taking on the role of key strategist to the President and CEO at the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( Read more »
UK Development Brochure 2017
6 June 2017 by aclark
Building a better world for animals and people. Read more about our work. Read more »
Using the right words will help us keep the hunting ban
5 June 2017 by Rachael Hewish
In the run up to the General Election on Thursday, one topic is very much in the news again – fox hunting, and more Read more »
Creating a network to defeat a network
5 June 2017 by Azzedine Downes
Premiere episode of  Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly featured IFAW’s tenBoma program and its architect, Read more »
IFAW: Let Your Legacy Live On
3 June 2017 by rbartlett
Our mission is to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout the world by reducing commercial exploitation 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.

‘Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly’ Team Travels to Kenya to Report on Efforts to Protect Elephants   read more.

 

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