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Cape Cod dolphin stranding round up
18th January 2012 Dr. Ian Robinson
Here is a round up photo from the International Fund for Animal Welfare efforts to save more than a dozen dolphins during a Read more »
IFAW MMRR teams test the hearing of a dolphin stranded on Cape Cod.
16th January 2012 Katie Moore
Following a week-long meeting on whale conservation with the International Fund for Animal Welfare whale team in Reykjavik, Read more »
Hopping mad at CES: joeys are not marketing gimmicks
16th January 2012 Erica Martin
Using cute baby animals as mascots for entertainment or commercial promotions makes me hopping mad! The most recent case was Read more »
Putting caring into action: youth join IFAW to clean up a beach in East Africa
12th January 2012 Fred O'Regan
Twenty years ago, at the now famous “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro, 100 world leaders wrote a prescription for Read more »
Image source: The Australian.
12th January 2012 Matt Collis
In Sydney the first few weeks of the year are a great time to be at work – seriously. It’s time to regroup, get Read more »
Rebuttal: How many whales should be sold to the highest bidder? None.
11th January 2012 Patrick Ramage
In a ‘comment’ posted on, authors Christopher Costello, Leah R. Gerber and Steven Gaines argue the Read more »
VIDEO: It’s not a question of animals or people
9th January 2012 Vivek Menon
As A Shawl to Die For, a documentary on Vimeo, amply shows, it’s possible to conserve wildlife while also helping Read more »
Warning: Wild animals do not make good pets
9th January 2012 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Public health officers in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, are taking action against people who keep wild animals in their homes Read more »
This was becoming like chasing the Holy Grail.
6th January 2012 Lesley O'Donnell
When the International Fund for Animal Welfare first requested access to some European Commission documents little did we Read more »
24th October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings 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 »
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 »
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 »
CITES Parties Reject Swaziland Request to Trade in White Rhino Horn
3rd October 2016
IFAW has 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 deny trade in white rhino horn by Swaziland. “At a time when r Read more »
Botswana Throws down Gauntlet for Elephants
3rd October 2016
Botswana has publicly recognized the elephant crisis and has thrown down the gauntlet by breaking with the group of Southern African countries that traditionally promote legalization of ivory, and declaring they can no longer support legal sales of i 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 »
Elephant Tourism under Fire as  Handler Dies
18th April 2013 by adintino
The trampling to death of an elephant handler in South Africa this week has again thrown into sharp focus the dangers of the Read more »
Dogs at the Nicosia Dog Shelter were happy to receive much needed food.
17th April 2013 by James Pirnay
Last week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) wired an emergency disaster grant to our local partner Cyprus Read more »
On the frozen ice of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, a sealer moves in to kill a seal
12th April 2013 by Sheryl Fink
The 2013 commercial seal hunt opened earlier this week off the shores of Newfoundland, Canada. This year will mark my first Read more »
IFAW billboards, posters and banners in Congo's capital Brazzaville and Northern
12th April 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
After an 8 hour flight from Paris, we arrived in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo. The city has close to Read more »
A bubble curtain helps to reduce the noise of pile driving.
11th April 2013 by Vassili Papastavrou
In addition to shipping noise there are two other sources of underwater noise pollution which threaten whales and dolphins. Read more »
A much more restful Twiggy lounges during a recent spring afternoon.
10th April 2013 by Janice Hannah
I am just about to pack the van and prep to head north next week, but a lot has happened with Twiggy over the past week, and Read more »
Juvenile harbor seal born this year (probably 1-3 months old) Local Cape residen
10th April 2013 by Misty Niemeyer
The phone started ringing at 7 am with reports of young seals on several beaches, and calls continued to come in all day. Read more »
During December 2011 the Beijing auction house, Googut listed over 400 bottles o
9th April 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
It is not often that we can talk about the impact of our campaign to reduce the trade of endangered species in quantifiable Read more »
Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt Opens Despite No Quota, No Demand
9th April 2013 by adintino
Canada’s commercial seal hunt opens off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador today, despite a lack of demand for 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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