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Ivory figurines and trinkets on sale at an illegal market.
4 June 2012 Fred O'Regan
While the ivory wars of the 1980’s more than halved the African elephant population in a short decade, we’re Read more »
1 June 2012 Fred O'Regan
CEO Fred O’Regan, Siobhan Magnus and other IFAW staff discuss the 2012 Animal Action Awards. There are three things I Read more »
Two of the feral pups with one of the owned dogs where they live.
31 May 2012 Janice Hannah
The Northern Dogs team retraced our steps back to the first community again today so that Jessica and Karen could go into Read more »
To be effective, global animal welfare standards need national enforcement
31 May 2012 Cynthia Milburn
The expansion of global communications and travel makes us much more aware of the plight of animals around the world. Global Read more »
30 May 2012 Fred O'Regan
I have travelled to nearly all of the International Fund for Animal Welfare projects around the world, and have always been Read more »
Stef getting to know one of the locals on her street walk.
29 May 2012 Janice Hannah
As part of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Northern Dogs Project, a team of veterinarians, vet technicians Read more »
Despite cryptic motives to the contrary, Icelandic fin whaling remains paused
25 May 2012 Robbie Marsland
Eight years of campaigning against Icelandic whaling makes you cynical.  It also teaches you that Iceland is a very Read more »
24 May 2012 Michael Booth
Yes, it’s happening again. A few weeks ago, the delicate state of peace in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was Read more »
Memo from the whales to Chef Gordon Ramsay: Meet Us Don't Eat Us!
24 May 2012 Robbie Marsland
It's a pity celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay visited Iceland out of the main tourist season recently. Had he waited a month Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland
24 April 2017
Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) with assistance from Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in El Sheik and Wajel, respectively, on 19 Read more »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protec Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017
Wildlife Groups Seek to Save Species from Silent Extinction In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Eart Read more »
Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay
15 April 2017
On Thursday, April 13, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Barnstable by researchers conducting right whale surveys in Cape Cod Bay. The United States Coast Guard provided assistance by towing the carcass to a landin Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, with a fr Read more »
Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling further criticised by expert panel
3 April 2017
Japan’s so-called scientific whaling has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill whales for ‘scientific research’. In a report published today (Monday) the Expert Panel appointed b Read more »
IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
29 March 2017
By week’s end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offered the following stateme Read more »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annu Read more »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in pla Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne 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 »
Let’s stay optimistic as we pursue our conservation goals, but at the same time
12 August 2013 by Jason Bell
Today is World Elephant Day: and time is ticking by for Africa’s elephants.  This presents an opportunity to Read more »
NMFS will report back in the coming months on their final decision, so stay tune
12 August 2013 by Margaret Cooney
North Atlantic right whales are slow; they also spend a lot of time at the surface of the ocean and near the coast. All of Read more »
Whale friendly stickers are now visible at the entrance to 54 establishments in
10 August 2013 by Sigursteinn Masson
In co-operation with the Icelandic Whale Watching Association, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has Read more »
5 reasons to think before you leap into an exotic pet purchase
9 August 2013 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Keeping wild animals as pets is an ongoing issue in the Middle East and North Africa (like other regions around the world); Read more »
A beluga whale photographed in its natural habitat during IFAW funded annual res
9 August 2013 by Adrian Hiel
My colleague Patrick Ramage has already shared the good news that 18 beluga whales will not be forced to spend the rest of Read more »
Ivory Kingpin Arrested
9 August 2013 by adintino
In a rare glimmer of good news in the ongoing battle to save elephants and rhinos from organised crime one of West Africa Read more »
Borya is playing in the water.
8 August 2013 by Gail A’Brunzo
This post was filed by International Fund for Animal Welfare campaigner in Russia Mila Danilova. - GA In early July, the Read more »
Good News for Beluga Whales SLIDESHOW + VIDEO
7 August 2013 by Patrick Ramage
The slideshow above contains five images of beluga whales in their natural habitat. These photos were taken by Bettina van Read more »
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7 August 2013 by adintino
Today’s seizure of a reported 1,120 ivory tusks in Hong Kong brings to over three tons the amount of illegal elephant Read more »

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In the news

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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