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The author in front of a cache of tusks in Denver in a file photo from 2013.
11 November 2016 Grace Ge Gabriel
On the eve of Hanoi hosting the Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade next week, the government of Vietnam will crush, burn, Read more »
Japan has submitted to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) its proposal f
10 November 2016 Matt Collis
Given that a huge chunk of the world and its media have been focused on the United States’ Presidential election Read more »
Dog houses can help freezing Northern Dogs
9 November 2016 Janice Hannah
When people from outside our country think of Canada, they often think of vast expanses of frozen tundra stretching as far Read more »
UAE holds its first national animal welfare conference
9 November 2016 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
In fulfilment of the prominence placed by the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan on animal and environmental protection Read more »
Team lookout.  Photo : © ZSL
8 November 2016 David Cowdrey
I was on hand while 80 computer coders at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) competed in a so-called “Zoohackathon Read more »
Vladik, a healthy young male, approximately 1.5-2 years of age, was captured in
8 November 2016 Ekaterina Blidchenko
Recently, in the city of Vladivostok in Far East Russia, a wild tiger strolling along the streets caused quite a stir among Read more »
Four dolphins rescued in Brewster, released successfully
7 November 2016 Kristen Patchett
After a memorable release in Florida for a pregnant manatee rescued off Cape Cod in unfamiliar waters  and a trio of Read more »
Helping an underwater Australian wildlife sanctuary busy with rescues
4 November 2016 Josey Sharrad
Due to severe flooding in Victoria, Australia last month, Koonawonga Wildlife Rescue’s shelter was underwater. Kylee Read more »
3 November 2016 Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Only days after International Fund for Animal Welfare Honorary Board member Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood Read more »
23 June 2015
The following report was filed by Dr Bhaskar Choudhury, Head Veterinarian at IFAW-WTI's Centre for Wildlife Watch Video »
16 June 2015
Kind people often appear where and when you least expect them. Our animal welfare technician was driving his regular Watch Video »
10 June 2015
Watch as Vesnushka and Elka, two rehabilitated orphaned bears, find freedom once again. This short video shot exclusively Watch Video »
2 June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Watch Video »
2 June 2015
English votes for English matters, they say. But what are “English matters," really? From a legal or Watch Video »
2 June 2015
Earlier this month IFAW Southern Africa’s “Twinnings” educational theatre project took to the boards in Watch Video »
26 May 2015
Thanks to four camera traps IFAW had donated to the Khingan Nature Reserve, we now have footage of Ilona the tigress that Watch Video »
15 May 2015
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Watch Video »
4 May 2015
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Watch Video »
China Issues One Year Ban on Import of African Ivory Trophies
15 October 2015
China has announced a one-year ban on the import of African elephant ivory acquired as hunting trophies. The embargo begins immediately and continues until 15 October 2016. The decision is the latest in a series taken by China and aimed at ending ill Read more »
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13 October 2015
A covert operation into a suspected illegal ivory trade kingpin has netted its largest haul of elephant ivory yet, 487 kgs of ivory seized from a house in Delhi. Signifying yet further success for “Operation Shikar”, conducted by law Read more »
IFAW Statement on Walter Palmer Not Being Charged for Cecil’s Killing
13 October 2015
Washington, D.C. (October 13, 2015) – Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Walter Palmer not being charged for the killing of Cecil th Read more »
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6 October 2015
A suspected kingpin of the ivory trade was arrested in Delhi earlier this week. Understood to be a major buyer of illegal ivory and manufacturer of ivory artifacts, the man was apprehended following detailed analysis of phone records of middlemen and Read more »
Applications Open for Global Youth and Wildlife Forum, South Africa
4 October 2015
The search is on for 20 of the world’s brightest conservationists, aged 18 to 25, to join the first ever Youth Forum for People and Wildlife. Convened by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Youth Forum will take place in Johann Read more »
Go wild with ifaw’s new global education program
4 October 2015
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is launching the new global education program Keep Wild Animals Wild and a new online community to connect educators and students worldwide. “At the current rate of illegal wildlife trade Read more »
China announces domestic ivory trade ban
25 September 2015
(Sept. 25, 2015 – Yarmouth Port, MA) The President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, made history today by announcing that the two countries would take swift action to protect elephants from the Read more »
World Rhino Day – Breaking Records  For All the Wrong Reasons
22 September 2015
As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for celebration, conservationists have warned. “Rhino’s continue to break records for all the wrong reasons. Year on year poache Read more »
8 September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
IFAW Proposal for shark conservation
by rbartlett
Inclusion of oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, in Appendix II with the following annotation: The entry into Read more »
IFAW Proposal for polar bear protection
by rbartlett
• The Polar bear has been recognized by Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and leading sci Read more »
IFAW Proposal for ending the ivory trade
by rbartlett
The document prepared by the Secretariat at the request of the Standing Committee, first and foremost, would delay the fina Read more »
IFAW African elephant fund action plan
by rbartlett
The document submitted by Nigeria and Rwanda (CoP16 Doc. 53.3) contains two items for consideration by the Parties: a decisio Read more »
IFAW Amending Decision 14.77
by rbartlett
IFAW fully supports the assertion in the proposal by Benin et al. that it is the fundamental responsibility of the Conference Read more »
IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12
by rbartlett
Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the placement of ele Read more »
IFAW Memorandum Commitee II Issues 2013-Feb-12
by rbartlett
The overuse of the secret ballot voting procedure has the potential to erode transparency and undermine multilateral decisi Read more »
IFAW's Approach to Dog and Cat Issues
by rbartlett
As domesticated animals, dogs and cats rely on us for the basic care that is essential for their health and well-being. At Read more »
The Economics of Japanese Whaling
by rbartlett
Official government of Japan statistics, Japanese press clippings, and public opinion polling in Japan show conclusively that Read more »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is helping the Chimpanzee Sanct
30 November 2016 by Meredith Whitney
Rescuers are racing to save three baby chimpanzees from the bushmeat trade in the Central African Republic (CAR). A Good Read more »
Dr Eric Mimbi, a CLAW vet, with one of the clinic patients and members of the to
29 November 2016 by Dörte von der Reith
On a recent visit to Community Led Animal Welfare, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s partner in Johannesburg Read more »
Three men are arrested for trafficking a tiger skin in India. Their identities a
28 November 2016 by Jose Louies
To guard personal identities, some names have been changed and event sequences suitably modified. No statements in this blog Read more »
Abu Dhabi zoo’s festival raises wildlife awareness
28 November 2016 by jhart@ifaw.org
Held under the theme of ‘Wildlife: Keep it Wild and Alive – Stop the Illegal Pet Trade!” the two-day Al Read more »
Dogs in South Africa to benefit from your Big Give Challenge donations
25 November 2016 by Philip Mansbridge
The Big Give Christmas Challenge is upon us. From 12 noon on Tuesday 29 November to 12 noon Friday 2 December, animal Read more »
Bushfire season threatens koalas, kangaroos; vets, responders get ready
25 November 2016 by Josey Sharrad
Western Australia experienced some devastating bushfires at the beginning of the year and since NSW is already experiencing Read more »
23 November 2016 by Shannon Walajtys
Recently, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India collaborated with the Similipal Tiger Read more »
Responding to US election results: IFAW steadfast in protecting animals
23 November 2016 by Azzedine Downes
What’s at stake The fight to save animals is at a crossroads. At stake are many of the fundamental protections for Read more »
Local South African artist Wesley van Eeden (Resoborg), who designed the Durban
22 November 2016 by Nancy Barr
On their first day together, Youth Forum for People and Wildlife delegates visited the Kliptown Youth Program (KYP) in Read more »

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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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