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Celebrities pen open letter to stop wildlife trade in Hawaii
14th April 2016 Donna Gadomski
Today, a group of celebrities who live or work in Hawaii published an open letter in the Hawaii newspaper of record, the Read more »
Petition to save Mali’s 300 remaining elephants has topped 73,000
13th April 2016 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Thank you for responding in such large numbers to our emergency call to action last month to save the last remaining Read more »
Under the new regulations owners must microchip all dogs over the age of eight w
12th April 2016 Vanessa Amoroso
It is now compulsory to microchip all dogs in England, Scotland and Wales – and IFAW is very pleased at this Read more »
When Chestnut was discovered living in filthy conditions, the author and her fri
12th April 2016 Erika Flores
Chestnut is a young dog found by my friend Kelly, who helps runs the The Snoopi Project in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The Read more »
Last year's winners, pictured above with the author, were as inspiring as ever.
11th April 2016 Philip Mansbridge
It’s time for the most exciting part of the year…to open up nominations for our 2016 Animal Action Awards! Read more »
8th April 2016 Azzedine Downes
Update: Royal visit a delight all around! Yesterday, we were lucky to have nice weather as the Duke and Duchess of Read more »
IFAW rescued and released a single stranded dolphin
7th April 2016 Kristen Patchett
About a week after rescuing and releasing a single stranded dolphin, reports from a satellite tag show the animal is faring Read more »
Bloodhounds from members of an English Hunt who recently converted to hunting th
7th April 2016 Jordi Casamitjana
This blog is part of a series of blogs that feature excerpts of IFAW’s report Trail of Lies, which is the most Read more »
7th April 2016 Mandi Smallhorne
They may not be as obvious – where dogs come to investigate, cats scarper – but cats are as much part of the Read more »
26th June 2013
The video above shows clips of Philippine authorities destroying their illegal ivory stockpiles. Footage c. IFAW/Alex Watch Video »
24th June 2013
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Watch Video »
19th June 2013
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Watch Video »
13th June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
18th June 2013
It should be quite simple. If hunts in England are hunting within the law, it should be very easy to prove. Go where they Watch Video »
6th June 2013
This week during a visit to Cozumel, Mexico, our team discovered a dog in desperate need of help. Covered in used motor oil Watch Video »
23rd May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
20th May 2013
It is 8 am. The temperature is already near 40°C on this part of the planet, which has now been identified as a high- Watch Video »
10th May 2013
WARNING: the video above may be disturbing to some viewers. This week’s video of the horrific attack of a small Watch Video »
The largest release of endangered Amur tigers ever makes history in Russia
22nd May 2014
Three orphaned Amur tigers, two males and one female were successfully released to the wild in the Russian Far East. This, the largest release of rehabilitated Amur tigers ever, was made possible by the joint efforts of the International Fund for Ani Read more »
WTO Rules in Favour of European Union Seal Product Ban
22nd May 2014
IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare – is delighted that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has largely upheld the European Union’s ban on seal products. As in an earlier first instance ruling, the WTO fou Read more »
Hong Kong Burns First Tranche of Ivory Stockpiles
15th May 2014
Today (15 May 2014) Hong Kong will destroy the first tranche of its 30 tonne stockpile of illegal ivory, with the rest to go up in smoke within the next two years. The ivory will be incinerated at the Chemical Waste Treatment Center in Tsing Yi. Read more »
Jane Goodall, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dave Matthews Join Businesses and Conservati
29th April 2014
An open letter to President Obama published today in the Washington Post expresses support for the Administration’s proposed new rules to halt domestic ivory sales.  Signatories on the letter include high-profile individuals, including Leo Read more »
IFAW Condemns Demand to Reopen Whitecoat Hunt
25th April 2014
Seal hunters from the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, are asking that the nearly 30-year old ban on the commercial hunting of whitecoat harp seals (nursing pups) be lifted. According to a report published April 20th in the Montréal newspaper Le Sole Read more »
Securing corridors for elephants and mitigating human elephant conflict
23rd April 2014
Scientists today fitted satellite tracking collars on two male elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Information transmitted from the collars will make it possible to map out their wanderings in search of food and water, assisting wildlife mana Read more »
IFAW: Commercial Seal Hunt Opens, Continues to Require Government Support
14th April 2014
After over 30 years of trying to revive the commercial seal hunt, and over $50 million in government support, the hunt will proceed again in 2014 despite the lack of markets. 
 “This hunt has been on life support for 20 years. It will never com Read more »
Arrival of hand-reared elephant calves to contribute to national park’s resurgen
11th April 2014
Four orphaned Asian elephant calves were moved to Manas National Park this week by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in association with the Assam Forest Department. The elephants will be gradually rei Read more »
Belgium Crushes 1.5 Tonnes of Ivory in Dramatic Bid to Save Elephants
9th April 2014
This morning the Belgian government, in conjunction with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory weighing more than 1.5 tonnes. “The Belgian government is putting wildlife traffickers on 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 »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
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 »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Southern White Rhino - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
World of Animals Issue 25
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
•	Many consumers took market availability of ivory for the legality of trade.
14th June 2016 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Having worked a long time protecting elephants from commercial ivory trade and understanding the dynamics of demand from Read more »
New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at  Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Ind
14th June 2016 by adintino
U.S. is Largest Importer of Hunting Trophies By Far Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released Killing Read more »
UWA, Conservation Partners Strengthen Law Enforcement Response to Wildlife Crime
14th June 2016 by adintino
AWF and IFAW host workshop with wildlife authority to improve judicial processes around combating wildlife crime The Uganda Read more »
Killing for Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade
14th June 2016 by rbartlett
The result of a comprehensive analysis of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Read more »
The new kits can really make a difference.
13th June 2016 by Tim Spalla
TenBoma’s Tusker team based in Voi, Kenya distributed an initial ‘first-of-its-kind’ customized tech kit Read more »
Facing battle for life, dog-fighting survivor won’t give up
13th June 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
International Fund for Animal Welfare partner Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) received a call: There’s an Read more »
New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis
13th June 2016 by jhart@ifaw.org
(Yarmouth Port, MA – June 13, 2016)  A new study published today confirms what conservationists like the Read more »
Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood and the Drum Workshop snare drum “Rumours”
10th June 2016 by Donna Gadomski
Music legend and wildlife advocate Mick Fleetwood has chosen the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as the Read more »
Happiness is an armful of puppies, which is being prioritized and measured throu
10th June 2016 by Beth Allgood
Last week, I was at the Santa Fe farmers’ market at the launch of the Charter for Happiness, a document that spells Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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