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Cora Bailey, founder of CLAW, retires, but our work continues
12 December 2016 Kate Nattrass Atema
Cora Bailey has helped thousands of animals since she founded Community Led Animal Welfare, or CLAW, in 1999. Cora began Read more »
A recent meeting at the Kremlin Presidential Library.
12 December 2016 Azzedine Downes
This week, I am delighted to be joining Moscow International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Russia Council members Read more »
Rehabilitated Amur tiger Zolushka has shed her tracking collar
After three and a half years of wearing a sturdy leather collar equipped with a radio transmitter, Zolushka is free from Read more »
IFAW is advocating at the Convention on Biological Diversity CoP 13 for decision
9 December 2016 Dr. Akram Darwich
This week the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of the Parties (CoP) opened debate on a wide range of Read more »
Cutie endures illness, injury before finding forever home
8 December 2016 Christina Pretorius
This story comes to us from Brian Bergman, Head Veterinarian at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic.—CP Cutie has suffered Read more »
Josephine Crouch and Cécile Tang with IFAW Director of Education and Social Chan
8 December 2016 Nancy Barr
Delegates from the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife , held just before the CITES conference of the parties a few months Read more »
Q&A: World of Animals 2016 calendar photo contest winner
7 December 2016 Erica Martin
Every year, we send to our supporters a calendar with big, beautiful pictures of the animals we protect. IFAW staff Read more »
Equipping our rangers is an essential element of creating the team,” says Cliffo
6 December 2016 Mike Labuschagne
Poaching has left Kasungu National Park Malawi’s most depleted eco-system. The illegal slaughter began in the late Read more »
Because of a scandal involving egg labeling, media in Iceland is paying a lot mo
6 December 2016 Sigursteinn Masson
After the director of Iceland´s Food & Health Institute was grilled on national TV the other night, many Read more »
26 June 2015
In total, 16 bears are calling IFAW’s Orphan Bear Rescue Center in Russia home until their release in the fall. Meet Watch Video »
25 June 2015
Nothing beats seeing an African penguin take to the waves after weeks of care following an oiling incident. All the work to Watch Video »
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 »
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24 November 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has congratulated UK Border Force for seizing elephant tusks and other ivory items at Heathrow Airport. Border Force has described the haul as one of the biggest that has been found in the UK, totallin Read more »
France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies
23 November 2015
Last week, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, decided to ban the import of lion trophies into French territory. Instructions were given to government agencies to no longer issue permits a Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators
19 November 2015
Five men have been arrested, and their dogs confiscated after undercover investigations by the Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) project enabled police and animal welfare inspectors to bust a dog fighting ring on Gauteng’s West Rand. CLAW had Read more »
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17 November 2015
IFAW and INTERPOL yesterday signed an agreement extending their worldwide cooperation to combat wildlife and environmental crime. The event took place at the 2nd INTERPOL-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Compliance and Enforc Read more »
IFAW Launches China-Africa Wildlife Ambassador Initiative
16 November 2015
Today, International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.IFAW.org) launched the China-Africa Wildlife Ambassadors (CAWA) initiative by taking the first group of Chinese wildlife ambassadors to Kenya.   “African elephants are facing an unprec Read more »
 Alena Hughes with Masie the Golden Labrador
19 October 2015
Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org). IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baron Read more »
IFAW Statement on Zimbabwe tusker killing
16 October 2015
Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe. “A magnificent tusker Read more »
©Shutterstock   Pangolin Protection on Parade in South Africa
15 October 2015
As the world’s most trafficked creatures, pangolins and the need for their protection, have been in the spotlight in South Africa this week. A first ever meeting of the African Pangolin Working Group, drew nearly 40 pangolin specialists from ar Read more »
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 »
IFAW Proposal Asian Big Cats
by rbartlett
• The document provides draft Decisions contained in Annex 1 and proposed amendments to Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. Co 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 »
IFAW waged successful campaigns on numerous political fronts, from international
27 December 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Our campaigns to protect animals yielded some lasting victories on the policy front, internationally and domestically. Here Read more »
New CLAW director Taren Welthagen with Vincent and Dyanti, who recently came tog
27 December 2016 by Christina Pretorius
This blog comes from CLAW’s new Director, Taren Welthagen, about an amazing adoption story that she was part of Read more »
The author with the manatee who was rescued on Cape Cod and eventually taken dow
26 December 2016 by Brian Sharp
Our Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team attended to many wayward, stranded, and entangled animals in 2016; in March, we Read more »
The author with one of his patients at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsh
26 December 2016 by Lazola Sotyingwa
It is 6:00 am and I feel like staying in bed. The weather outside is cold, wet and windy – a typical Cape Town winter Read more »
23 December 2016 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
The camera traps that capture video of the Amur tigers in the Russian Far East often pick up a whole host of species. The Read more »
Exxon urged to abandon actions which threaten last  critically endangered whales
23 December 2016 by adintino
Results of independent monitoring confirm violations by Exxon in its transportation of cargo off Sakhalin Island, Russia Read more »
This mother dog was extremely protective of her newborn brood.
22 December 2016 by Erika Flores
A call for help on Facebook took me to a newly-built school where two dogs had made their home. The dogs had been fed by the Read more »
The Arctic waters recently protected by President Obama are home to polar bears,
22 December 2016 by Peter LaFontaine
Some families open one present on Christmas Eve, but President Obama apparently likes to get an even bigger jump-start on Read more »
2016: Another Fatal Year for Elephants
22 December 2016 by adintino
Elephants continued to be slaughtered for their ivory this year. With today’s announcement of two tons of ivory in 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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