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The act would prompt federal agencies to work with their overseas counterparts.
7 October 2016 Peter LaFontaine
UPDATE: This blog was originally published on September 19. The House and Senate aligned their versions on September 21, Read more »
6 October 2016 Azzedine Downes
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Read more »
The author and colleague Sergio Heredia at the 9th International Penguin Congres
5 October 2016 Valeria Ruoppolo
With more than half the world’s penguin species listed as Threatened under IUCN criteria, the 9th International Read more »
Many of the children were incredibly excited at the idea of being able to visit
5 October 2016 Christina Pretorius
Sheena Dale, Project Manager CLAW – Operations, IFAW South Africa, submitted this blog. In honour of the CITES CoP17 Read more »
The IFAW Middle East office has worked with the governments in the Arabian Penin
Ever since the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has worked in East Africa and the Middle East, we have known Read more »
The recently confirmed CITES ban in commercial trade of products made from the b
4 October 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
The CITES Conference of the Parties has had a number of high-profile successes for animals—defeating bad proposals in Read more »
4 October 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
India's wild tiger numbers are very encouraging. There are 2,226 tigers there, amounting to 70 percent of the world Read more »
African grey parrots got a resounding win at CITES yesterday, while elephants an
3 October 2016 Azzedine Downes
After a planned two-day hiatus, the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Read more »
Deploying to Jamaica to help in advance of Hurricane Matthew
3 October 2016 Shannon Walajtys
The International Fund for Animal Welfare is in Jamaica today, bracing for Hurricane Matthew, which is expected to make Read more »
24 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 »
19 June 2013
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Watch Video »
13 June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
6 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 »
4 June 2013
Music and art are my life, and animals have always been important to me. When I met Donna Gadomski of the International Watch Video »
23 May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
20 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 »
10 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 »
8 April 2013
In this brief video above you can hear the IFAW-WTI team member and in this instance also camera person, Bhaskar Choudhury Watch Video »
Norway considers stop to commercial seal hunt subsidies – move would effectively
28 October 2014
The Norwegian government has announced it will consider a move to stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt citing the need to manage “economic priorities.” “This is brilliant news thatcould save tens of thousands of seal Read more »
U.S. Government Lists African Lions as Threatened  Under Endangered Species Act
27 October 2014
In response to the petition submitted by Born Free USA, Humane Society International (HSI), The Humane Society of the United States, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and other animal protection groups, today the U.S. Fish and Wildlif Read more »
Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards
21 October 2014
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 partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler
17 October 2014
Interpol, the world’s largest international police organization is cracking down on wildlife criminals. Just this week, they issued a red notice alert – similar to an international arrest warrant - for suspected Kenyan ivory trafficker Fe Read more »
Chinese E-Commerce Giants Say “NO” to Wildlife Crime
16 October 2014
Leading online companies in China reaffirmed their zero tolerance for illegal wildlife trade at a workshop organized by China’s inter-agency wildlife enforcement task force with the support of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw Read more »
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE and HRH Princess Alia join IFAW honorary board
15 October 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr.  Jane Goodall, DBE  and HRH Princess Alia of Jordan to its Honorary Board of Directors. Dr. Goodall is Founder of the Jane Goodall I Read more »
Tiger Day in Russia’s Far East attracts more people than in previous year.
29 September 2014
The 15th annual Tiger Day in Vladivostok on September 28  involved more than 10 000 participants and spectators, organisers said, which is about two thousand more than a year before. It has become a landmark celebration for this city in the Russ Read more »
Threats persist for wild Amur tigers in Far East Russia
26 September 2014
On the Tiger Day eve which is celebrated on September 28 in the streets of Vladivostok  and some other cities of the Russian Far East, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) cautions that the Amur tiger population is still in danger an Read more »
Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua
18 September 2014
At the final day of the 65th 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, Read more »
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US
by smoos
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
US IRS 990 Tax Form
by rbartlett
Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax for Fiscal Year beginning 7/1/2015 and ending 6/30/2016 Read more »
Top 10 Species Priorities for a New Administration
by rbartlett
As the Obama Administration prepares to hand over the reins of the executive branch to President-elect Donald Trump, the DC-b Read more »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
Open letter on climate change to President-elect and Congress
by rbartlett
The International Fund for Animal Welfare joins 120 organizations from across civil society, including conservationists, fait 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 »
Oregon Votes for Endangered Species
9 November 2016 by Mark Hofberg
We have great news out of Oregon. The ballot initiative, called the Wildlife Trafficking Prevention Act, or Measure 100, Read more »
IFAW Statement on Oregon Ivory Ban
9 November 2016 by adintino
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following Read more »
Team lookout.  Photo : © ZSL
8 November 2016 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Josey Sharrad
Due to severe flooding in Victoria, Australia last month, Koonawonga Wildlife Rescue’s shelter was underwater. Kylee Read more »
3 November 2016 by Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Only days after International Fund for Animal Welfare Honorary Board member Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood Read more »
The mother of the kittens had given birth in an outside lean-to, and she was non
3 November 2016 by Christina Pretorius
Sheena Dale, Project Manager CLAW – Operations, IFAW South Africa, submitted this blog. After a long week of mobile Read more »
Collaring operation reminds us of elephant’s power, fragility
2 November 2016 by Azzedine Downes
The following is a first-person account of the collaring of an elephant in Amboseli, which will allow the International 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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