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Huntwatch follows our founding campaign to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
17th August 2016 Erica Martin
This year the Discovery Channel began airing a series of trailblazing documentaries on humanity’s impact on the Read more »
Cindy Milburn, IFAW Director of Outreach and Policy Development, and University
17th August 2016 Philip Mansbridge
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) signed a brand new Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Read more »
Almost four months following the ivory ban declaration, a decree has come.
17th August 2016 Mia Crnojevic
In Kenya, on April 30, 2016, while President Uhuru Kenyatta was having 105 metric tons of illegal ivory burnt, the French Read more »
This small primate was listed in CITES Appendix II in 1975, but needs more prote
16th August 2016 Rikkert Reijnen
The Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) is the only macaque species found outside of Asia and the only primate species found Read more »
16th August 2016 Mackie Greene
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 Read more »
IFAW is responding to an animal welfare incident in Westport, MA. (File photo ab
15th August 2016 Jennifer Gardner
More than 1,000 farm animals were found on a 70-acre property in the town of Westport last month, as was reported in local Read more »
Western Pacific Gray Whales in a nursery in Russia’s Piltun Bay are safer now th
A month ago, a group of scientists based in Piltun Bay near Sakhalin Island contracted by the International Fund for Animal Read more »
Photo: © IFAW/Barbara Hollweg
12th August 2016 Tania McCrea-Steele
Today on World Elephant Day seven companies, including eBay, Etsy, Gumtree, Microsoft, Pinterest, Tencent and Yahoo!  Read more »
12th August 2016 Azzedine Downes
This piece was co-authored by John Scanlon, Secretary General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Read more »
9th November 2015
  Some of you may know me from the hit US television show Glee, where I played Brittany. Today, I am proud to work Watch Video »
29th October 2015
This blog is the second in a series chronicling the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s transport of dogs from a Watch Video »
23rd October 2015
One sometimes forgets that poverty is a global problem. Even in developed countries, there are millions of people who Watch Video »
22nd October 2015
In our last Northern Dogs veterinary clinic of the year, we spent three days, with 40 hours of surgery, providing spay/ Watch Video »
13th October 2015
Who can resist babies? Doesn’t matter the species, chances are most of us will smile when we see innocent, playful, Watch Video »
6th October 2015
“Blood Lions,” a documentary that exposes the South African canned lion hunting industry, will premiere on US Watch Video »
7th October 2015
This blog comes from Jennifer Hart, a volunteer on the IFAW Northern Dogs Project. A good friend had done multiple trips Watch Video »
6th October 2015
After my previous blog “Dream under Construction,” we received letters of support, generous donations, and Watch Video »
1st October 2015
Last week, our IFAW team in Russia released two more rehabilitated bear cubs back to the wild. Both bears were named Watch Video »
Decisive momentum in tackling wildlife trafficking for the European Union around
22nd February 2016
The European Commission launches the European action plan against wildlife trafficking in Brussels on Friday 26th February. In doing so it establishes another front in the global fight against the criminal trade in wildlife products such as elephant Read more »
IFAW President Azzedine Downes honored as ‘Animal Guardian’ in Rodale 100 list
27th January 2016
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) President and CEO Azzedine Downes is named as an “Animal Guardian” in Rodale, Inc.’s first ever Rodale 100 List under the Social Outreach category. The list is compri Read more »
Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks
25th January 2016
Corrected 26 January 2016: Number  of tusks destroyed was 359. Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks. Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was 1,5 tonnes of ivory confiscated in Colomb Read more »
More than 32 Tonnes Illegal Ivory Seized in 2015
4th January 2016
More than 32 tonnes (35 US tons) of poached ivory has been reported seized during 2015, with at least 18 seizures of amounts classified as large, ie. in excess of 500 kilograms. In Thailand in April two seizures alone added up to seven tonnes, while Read more »
INTERPOL's Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more
30th December 2015
In response to INTERPOL's announcement of impact from their enforcement action Operation Worthy II, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), CEO Azzedine Downes issued this statement: We congratulate INTERPOL and the 11 countries in Africa Read more »
US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions.
21st December 2015
Responding to a petition filed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of wildlife groups, the US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions under the US Endangered Species Act.  “T Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo - Vietnam Seizes 2,2 Tonnes of Mozambique Ivory
18th December 2015
More than two tonnes of elephant ivory were seized by Vietnam officials yesterday. The ivory had been shipped from Mozambique, concealed in sacks of beans in a shipping container. And today, Thailand said it had seized 789 kilograms of ivory at Samui Read more »
© Bastak
9th December 2015
Zolushka, an Amur (aka Siberian) tigress found orphaned in 2012 and released after rehabilitation in 2013, was photographed by motion-sensing cameras at Bastak Nature Reserve in Far East Russia with two young cubs. The photographs provide historic pr Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo
30th November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
Veterinary leadership in animal welfare
by rbartlett
Appropriate and timely veterinary care is one of the fundamental welfare requirements for animals who are dependent on human Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
by jjones
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi Read more »
by jjones
An infographic on the role of auctions in the U.S. ivory market. Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
by rbartlett
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
by adintino
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
by rbartlett
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
Blue Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
The largest animal in the world was once brought shockingly close to extinction by relentless whaling. There used to be over Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 2016
29th August 2016 by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
Swaziland has proposed to alter the existing annotation on the Appendix II listi
26th August 2016 by Jason Bell
Just when we were all expecting South Africa to take the lead in proposing trade in rhino horn at this year’s 17th Read more »
Sadly, no amount of fences, crossings and tree planting can save The Ballina koa
25th August 2016 by Josey Sharrad
Tuesday 22 August 2016 will go down as a sad day for koalas and Australian politics. That was the day we learnt that on the Read more »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
25th August 2016 by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
25th August 2016 by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
24th August 2016 by Erika Flores
Almost a year ago, September 7, 2015 to be exact, I was doing my monthly visit to one of the impoverished communities we Read more »
Two orphan elephants rescued in two parks in Zambia
24th August 2016 by Rachael Murton
This weekend, staff from the International Fund for Animal Welfare partner GRI-Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) responded Read more »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
24th August 2016 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
24th August 2016 by sgjohnson
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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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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