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A green wooden box emerged from the parting of coats and legs, cameras, tripods, microphones. From within came silence. Too Read more »
In the terrible 2009 drought that precipitated our collaboration with the International Fund for Animal Welfare to begin our Read more »
In honor of sweet Uno passing away last week, I would like to say thank you to everyone involved in trying to save her. The Read more »
As the International Day of Action for Seals is upon us, this is a perfect time to reflect on the current realities of the Read more »
I was horrified to see the pictures just released of Donald Trump Jr. and his brother Eric taken from an African safari the Read more »
Wading through the past week’s non-stop media commemorations of 3/11 -- a devastating day that changed both the Read more »
Last week, a federal judge sentenced Maria Angela Plancarte and her husband, Elias Garcia Garcia, to a year and a day in Read more »
In 2008, Russia’s Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service (Rosprirodnadzor) toughened the penalties Read more »
Faceless poachers and faceless elephants. One group scurrying away with their bloodied tusks, hoping to sell their grim Read more »
At a standing room only event, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was delighted to bring together CITES Watch Video »
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Watch Video »
I’m here in Johannesburg, South Africa leading the delegation from  the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( Watch Video »
When the worst floods hit the northeastern state of Assam this year, IFAW- WTI Animal Rescue teams successfully rescued Watch Video »
Moments after we climbed off of our scooters, the children started poking their heads out of gates and doorways lining the Watch Video »
Almost a year ago, September 7, 2015 to be exact, I was doing my monthly visit to one of the impoverished communities we Watch Video »
In the middle of the Bay of Fundy, in the deep water of the Grand Manan Basin about 50 km southeast of Campobello Island, a Watch Video »
This piece was co-authored by John Scanlon, Secretary General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Watch Video »
Three of the eight rhino calves rescued from the floods in Kaziranga National Park last month were introduced yesterday Watch Video »
Fifty-seven Parties to CITES have voted against a motion from Namibia claiming that a proposal to regulate domestic ivory markets is inadmissible as outside the scope of the Convention. The United States stated that “Parties have addressed dome Read more »
Big business, Government agencies and the NGO community are uniting forces in a joint bid to protect endangered wildlife from online wildlife crime during a unique event at the CoP17 meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Spec Read more »
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will hold its 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) from 24 September to 5 October 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The survival of many species will be Read more »
Sri Lankan Delegate to IUCN announces Asian Elephants & Whales Conference to take place September 2017 The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), today announced they will be serving as technical partners Read more »
A petition signed by tourists and locals pledging not to eat whale meat in Iceland and calling on the country’s government to end the cruel practice of whaling has beaten all previous records and now passed 100,000 signatures. It was started by Read more »
(London – 31 August 2016) – The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has voted overwhelmingly against Japan’s so-called scientific whaling in the Antarctic and the North Pacific. The IUCN, which has 89 member co Read more »
The world’s most heavily trafficked mammal finds wave of support among world conservation leaders at IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest gathering of conservation leaders. IUCN has passed a motion outlining a path to bro Read more »
Discovery Channel acquired worldwide television rights to the feature documentary Huntwatch narrated by actor Ryan Reynolds and produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The film, which follows the 50 year history of Canada’ Read more »
Although her speech in Nairobi heralded a total  ivory trade ban in France, a more toned down version has just been published in the decree issued jointly by Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy, and Marine Affairs, Read more »
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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
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An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
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World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
Last week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) wired an emergency disaster grant to our local partner Cyprus Read more »
We just received the following heroic story from Michael Wood, Battalion Chief, Doylestown Fire Company #1 who attended our Read more »
Recently, the Alaska Oil and Gas Association announced a plan to sue the US government over the recent decision to list two Read more »
The 2013 commercial seal hunt opened earlier this week off the shores of Newfoundland, Canada. This year will mark my first Read more »
After an 8 hour flight from Paris, we arrived in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo. The city has close to Read more »
In addition to shipping noise there are two other sources of underwater noise pollution which threaten whales and dolphins. Read more »
I am just about to pack the van and prep to head north next week, but a lot has happened with Twiggy over the past week, and Read more »
The phone started ringing at 7 am with reports of young seals on several beaches, and calls continued to come in all day. Read more »
Anti-whistleblower bills ("ag-gag" bills) seek to criminalize exposing cruel treatment of animals and dangerous 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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