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House of Representatives leaves a distasteful legacy with the so-called Sportsme
24th April 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
On Tuesday April 17, 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4089, the highly controversial “Sportsmen Read more »
Death toll tops 5.7 million bats
23rd April 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
White-nose syndrome, a ruthless killer, has already been wiping out bat populations across the east coast.  Now it is Read more »
19th April 2012 Sheryl Fink
I get asked a lot why IFAW travels to the ice each year to document the commercial seal hunt. Many people believe the Read more »
A screen grab from the new Whale Alert app.
18th April 2012 Patrick Ramage
Two weeks ago today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and our proud partners unveiled a new Apple iPad and iPhone Read more »
Confronted with trophy hunting, poaching, abduction from the wild for the exotic
18th April 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
Spain's King Juan Carlos is facing criticism for taking a hunting trip in Botswana, reportedly costing $56,000, during Read more »
What went through the King’s mind when he first saw an elephant in the wild?
18th April 2012 Jason Bell
The recent news of the King of Spain, Juan Carlos, having hunted an elephant in Botswana’s Okavango Delta region, is Read more »
In August of 2010 Anson was arrested in Malaysia for smuggling snakes in his lug
17th April 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
We don’t meet or talk to criminals often. But that’s exactly what I did last November in Bangkok. At a meeting Read more »
Kenya Wildlife Service complete historic elephant collaring in Tsavo National Pa
17th April 2012 Steve Njumbi
Two weeks ago nine elephants were successfully fitted with satellite-radio tracking collars in Kenya’s vast Tsavo East Read more »
Big cats should be running wild, not running through your living room
16th April 2012 Paul Todd
On a recent episode of “Grey’s Anatomy,” the storyline involved a couple who was brought into the hospital Read more »
28th October 2016
Matt Collis, IFAW International Whaling Commission Team Leader, summarizes what proved to be a busy but positive week for Watch Video »
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 »
19th October 2016
A new investigation is shedding light onto the wildlife product market in Oregon and underscores the urgency of wildlife 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 »
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 »
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 »
Cause for celebration: Maino, the first rhino ever to be released into Manas kic
5th June 2013 by Azzedine Downes
There’s more good news coming out of Manas National Park in Assam, India. Mainao, the first rhino to be hand-reared Read more »
Kokesh legally imported an African elephant trophy mount from Namibia. He then i
5th June 2013 by Beth Allgood
Last week, a grand jury in Pensacola, Florida indicted Charles Kokesh on three counts: violating the Endangered Species Act Read more »
4th June 2013 by Matt Sorum
Music and art are my life, and animals have always been important to me. When I met Donna Gadomski of the International Read more »
SOTW Team leaning into the swell in the Bay of Biscay, en route to the Mediterra
4th June 2013 by Conor Ryan
After weeks of increasingly frenzied activity, boat maintenance, construction and testing of hydrophones, R/V Song of the Read more »
Diane and Kelly in Oklahoma
4th June 2013 by Shannon Walajtys
As the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Disaster Response team started to demobilize from Oklahoma last week, Read more »
3rd June 2013 by Anna Filippova
Update: We’re thrilled to report that, not only is Zolushka thriving in her new home, but in December 2015 she became Read more »
IFAW helps care for wildlife victims in Oklahoma following Moore tornado
3rd June 2013 by adintino
Rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - have mobilized another team to Oklahoma. Their Read more »
2012 SOTW Azores Research USA cruise report March 13
1st June 2013 by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left the Azores at the beginning of May bound for the north-east coast of Read more »
We will rock You – Brian May to address London march against the badger cull
31st May 2013 by adintino
Queen legend Brian May will address a mass gathering of badgers – or at least humans in badger masks – on London 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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