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Spotlight Switzerland: Dolphins died from drug poisoning
15th May 2012 Cynthia Milburn
Humans keep animals for many reasons – for companionship, for protection, for food and fiber, for transport, for Read more »
Raising the issue of wildlife trade as a matter for public awareness
15th May 2012 Julie Matondo
This year, for the second time in a row, the International Fund for Animal Welfare was invited to participate in the " Read more »
The IFAW BRRC guest golden eagle, in her protective bandages.
10th May 2012 Kati Loeffler
This Golden Eagle began her life soaring the skies of northern China. She was born to feel the air lift her wings and to Read more »
A dead common dolphin lies on the beach at Linnell Landing, Brewster, MA
10th May 2012 Michael Booth
Just this week I read about some 900 dead dolphins washing ashore in Northern Peru, saw the viral video once again of that Read more »
10th May 2012
Every year, thousands of elephants are slaughtered for their ivory. Join our elephant march today to convince governments Read more »
Spotlight South Africa: Fresh fruit from new Animal Action Week partnerships
9th May 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Mid 2011 found me brainstorming on how we can rejuvenate the International Fund for Animal Welfare South African Animal Read more »
Three poached elephants in Cameroon's Boubandjida National Park earlier this yea
8th May 2012 Julie Matondo
"Life [is] like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Forrest Gump famously said in the Read more »
UK MPs show cross-party support for an end to commercial whaling
8th May 2012 Robbie Marsland
I thought I’d share with you what sounds like a pretty dull and boring process in the UK parliament. It may sound dull Read more »
African cow horns. Image source:
7th May 2012 Adrian Hiel
It’s not often you can say “mea culpa” and be relieved at the same time, but that’s what happened Read more »
27th October 2016
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Watch Video »
26th October 2016
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Watch Video »
24th October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
25th October 2016
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Watch Video »
18th October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
17th October 2016
We are happy to say that Washburn, the wayward, pregnant manatee we rescued last month, is one step closer to returning to Watch Video »
6th October 2016
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Watch Video »
4th October 2016
India's wild tiger numbers are very encouraging. There are 2,226 tigers there, amounting to 70 percent of the world Watch Video »
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 »
A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat
27th October 2016
Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, today as a resolution was passed to ensure tighter scrutiny of Japan’s permitting process for its so-calle Read more »
Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extin
27th October 2016
Urgent conservation measures to try to save the world’s most threatened species of dolphin from extinction have been approved at the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia. The critically endangered vaq Read more »
25th October 2016
During day two of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, B Read more »
Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key
21st October 2016
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s so-called ‘scientifi Read more »
Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards
17th October 2016
Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baron Read more »
New University of Winchester partnership to boost animal welfare expertise
5th October 2016
The University of Winchester has partnered with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to create a new generation of animal welfare experts and ensure that animal welfare is recognised and respected as an expert discipline in its own right. Read more »
CITES Hits Control, Alt, Delete on Cybercrime
4th October 2016
Cybercriminals are the latest losers at the CoP17 of CITES following the Decision to ratify a commitment by all 183 Parties to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade. The Decision requires all Parties to take a raft of measures to ensure that cyberc Read more »
Sense of urgency in conserving wildlife trumps trade at CITES
4th October 2016
As the world’s biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa today, the general consensus was that conservation trumped commerce in many significant votes for animals. The Convention on International Trade in Endanger Read more »
African elephants not out of the Woods Yet
3rd October 2016
Divisions between African Parties failed elephant populations today, denying them the CITES Appendix I listing which would offer them the greatest possible protection from poaching and illegal trade. Amid dramatic scenes, the proposal - supported by 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 »
Paul Winter and Josey Sharrad
2nd July 2013 by Josey Sharrad
At dawn in New York City on the summer solstice, 600 people assembled to celebrate the longest day of the year. They had Read more »
2nd July 2013 by Janice Hannah
Watch this video about Nala's story from Pilots and Paws Canada.  I won’t easily forget when I received the Read more »
Ports urged to reject attempts to use UK as route for the bloody trade in whale
2nd July 2013 by adintino
UK ports are being urged to take a stand against whaling amid speculation they could be targeted as a transport route for Read more »
Croatia joining EU is good for animals
1st July 2013 by adintino
Croatia today became the 28th member of the European Union in a move that bodes well for animals in Croatia and in the Read more »
Response to President Obama’s Executive Order:  Combating Wildlife Trafficking
1st July 2013 by adintino
IFAW STATEMENT: Jeffrey Flocken, IFAW North American Regional Director Illegal trade in wildlife around the planet is both Read more »
Qi Zhang, or “Sabrina” and the author outside the China Academy of Sciences.
28th June 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
On June 22nd in Beijing, renowned biologist Dr. Joyce Poole led a Chinese audience into the emotional and behavioral world Read more »
Shepherd's Beaked Whale near Kangaroo Island, Australia
28th June 2013 by Sharon Livermore
Together with colleagues from Marine Conservation Research (who operate IFAW’s unique whale research vessel Song of Read more »
Walking the Talk to Save Kenya’s Elephants
28th June 2013 by adintino
Jim Nyamu has had plenty of time to think on his feet this year. By the time he arrives in Nairobi tomorrow he will have Read more »
Rescued rhino calf moved from CWRC to give company to orphaned calf in Manas
28th June 2013 by adintino
A rescued rhino calf, Purabi, under care at Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) was moved to Manas 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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