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African grey parrots got a resounding win at CITES yesterday, while elephants an
3rd 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
3rd 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 »
Dogs, cats rescued from Lebanon
30th September 2016 Jennifer Gardner
Life in Lebanon isn’t exactly easy at the moment. Inflicted with a political crisis, an economic crisis and a trash Read more »
29th September 2016 Jason Bell
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Read more »
This vote brings them all on equal footing for protection under CITES.
28th September 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
A round of applause rose up through the main chamber when the decision was announced. The Parties of CITES had weighed Read more »
Enacting strong, global regulations makes a real difference for these animals.
28th September 2016 Rikkert Reijnen
Shortly after eight species of pangolins were uplisted at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Read more »
Around the world, rabies kills. We can stop it.
28th September 2016 Kate Nattrass Atema
Rabies is one of the deadliest diseases on earth; nearly 100% of people who contract the disease die from it. At home in Read more »
28th September 2016 David Higgins
Tonight I am pleased to announce to a packed room at the global CITES conference that INTERPOL and the International Fund Read more »
PHOTO: © Ronald Troostwijk/MPC
28th September 2016 Azzedine Downes
The great news today out of the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Read more »
7th April 2016
They may not be as obvious – where dogs come to investigate, cats scarper – but cats are as much part of the Watch Video »
25th March 2016
Two and a half months after being admitted to the Russian Far East tiger rehabilitation center called PRNCO "Tiger Watch Video »
18th March 2016
Dr. Stephen Phillips Discusses Research on Ballina's Koalas from IFAW - Int. Fund for Animal Welf on Vimeo. So the Watch Video »
It’s time to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. No one wants products from dead seals — 35 countries have banned them. The Watch Video »
14th March 2016
Blacky was found in the street searching for food by a local rescuer. The woman who found him had experience rescuing dogs Watch Video »
15th March 2016
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Watch Video »
11th March 2016
Early this week, Curtis Wilmington, the owner of the Oahu gifts retailer Hawaiian Accessories, Inc. pleaded guilty to Watch Video »
9th March 2016
Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But over the last 100 years Watch Video »
3rd March 2016
On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world Watch Video »
Non Profit Times honors IFAW President Azzedine Downes on Top 50 Power and Influ
1st August 2016
Today the The Non Profit Times (NPT) announced their Top 50 Power and Influence list including Azzedine Downes, President and CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as one of the 16 new honorees. The award recognizes Downes’ vision a Read more »
IFAW aids with deplorable animal cruelty case in Westport, MA
1st August 2016
The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources requested assistance from International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – to help care for and relocate more than 1,000 animals kept in appalling conditions in Westport, MA. The Read more »
The IPPA Grand Prize imagery ignores the cruel reality of falconry.
27th July 2016
The 9th iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA), AKA "the Oscar of mobile phone photography," recently awarded young Chinese photographer Niu Siyuan with the Grand Prize for his iPhone photo captioned "Man and the Eagle," which features Read more »
Calls for suspension of industrial activity which threatens critically endangere
20th July 2016
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups have called for a temporary suspension of activities by an oil and gas company, which they fear are causing disturbance to critically endangered whales in Russia’s Far East. Acco Read more »
Combating Wildlife Crime in Ethiopia
11th July 2016
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers from customs, federal police, airport police and, Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) as CITES management authorities based at Bole International Airport, to comba Read more »
Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence
8th July 2016
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was appalled to learn that Green Mile Safari—the same organisation responsible for a hunting video showing shocking animal abuse in 2014—has been awarded a 2016 hunting permit. “IFAW Read more »
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29th June 2016
Trophy Hunting Remains Prevalent Problem Worldwide One year ago, an arrow was fired into Cecil, a beloved lion, commencing a heartbreak that would be felt around the world. Cecil, was lured, wounded by an arrow, then ruthlessly tracked for approximat Read more »
Pangolin Seizure in Hong Kong Demonstrates Need for Stronger Protection for Worl
27th June 2016
This week, Hong Kong Customs seized about 4,000 kilograms of pangolin scales from a container at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups working to list all eight species under Appendix I of Read more »
China’s Shopping Giant Builds Noah’s Ark for Endangered Animals
27th June 2016
A unique effort to draw the attention of Chinese consumer to the plight of endangered species reaches a climax in Nanjing tonight with hundreds of thousands of shoppers having watched the animal picture show at the facade of a large building. The the Read more »
World of Animals Issue 22
World of Animals Issue 22 Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
Board List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the board members. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
by adintino
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. r Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2014
by rbartlett
Annual Report 2014 Read more »
Dwarf Minke Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Dwarf minke whales are the smallest of the minke whales and have only been seen in the southern hemisphere. These inquisitive Read more »
World of Animals Issue 21
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 21 Read more »
ELEPHANT vs. MOUSE -- An Investigation of the Ivory Trade on Craigslist
by rbartlett
As perhaps the major online platform for classified advertisements, has made a name for itself as a site where Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
by rbartlett
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
6th October 2016 by 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
5th October 2016 by 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
5th October 2016 by 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
4th October 2016 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
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
4th October 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
The CITES Conference of the Parties has had a number of high-profile successes for animals—defeating bad proposals in Read more »
4th October 2016 by 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 »
CITES Hits Control, Alt, Delete on Cybercrime
4th October 2016 by adintino
Cybercriminals are the latest losers at the CoP17 of CITES following the Decision to ratify a commitment by all 183 Parties Read more »
Sense of urgency in conserving wildlife trumps trade at CITES
4th October 2016 by adintino
As the world’s biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa today, the general consensus Read more »
African grey parrots got a resounding win at CITES yesterday, while elephants an
3rd October 2016 by 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 »

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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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