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After the third worst year for storms on record, it’s time to prepare for 2012
16th December 2011 Shannon Walajtys
UPDATED - 6.1.12 : The NOAA 2012 Hurricane Season Outlook has been released. In their 2011 Hurricane Season Summary, FEMA Read more »
A young starving harp seal pup.
15th December 2011 Sheryl Fink
Much to our surprise, French Canadian media is reporting that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has recommended a Read more »
IFAW's Patrick Ramage, Miyauchi-san and his bright young assistants.
15th December 2011 Patrick Ramage
When the Japanese accented announcement at the end your 14 hour flight calls out your name and asks you to "see the Read more »
Malaysian authorities with part of the recent 15 tonne seizure. Source: Wildlife
14th December 2011 Kelvin Alie
The recent seizure of 15 tons of elephant ivory is the largest recorded seizure in more than a decade. While congratulations Read more »
IFAW Germany is working to protect wild wolves returning to Western Poland and G
13th December 2011 Robert Kless
It’s cold. My breath is steaming and deep snow is crunching beneath my snowshoes. I’m accompanying a group of Read more »
A cat found in the Thai temple.
13th December 2011 Shannon Walajtys
This post was filed by Shannon Walajtys, International Fund for Animal Welfare Emergency Response officer working with a Read more »
IFAW's Jens Oelgardt helps distribute biscuts at Tiertafel in Berlin.
12th December 2011 Alexa Kessler
It has by now become a well-established tradition that shortly before Christmas the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
One of the wolf-dogs being transported to their new homes in California.
10th December 2011 Gail A’Brunzo
An update on the wolves and wolf-dogs from their home at the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC): UPDATE 3.30.12 - An Read more »
Bernie the St. Bernard helped by IFAW partner Tiertafle in Berlin, Germany.
9th December 2011 Hanna Lentz
Bernie had collapsed while waiting outside the Tiertafel building in Berlin, Germany. When we arrived he was in the waiting 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
Editor’s Note: In light of the recent incident where an animal trainer was attacked by a tiger at a Florida fair, 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 »
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 »
4 reasons to read ‘Unveiling the Ivory Trade’, our digital magazine and iPad app
11th March 2013 by Christina Pretorius
What makes ‘Unveiling the Ivory Trade’ different to the others? Why should you read it? Here are my four short Read more »
A historic day at CITES for sharks
11th March 2013 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Today, March 11, was a big day for sharks and may be one of the biggest days in CITES history for the conservation of these Read more »
CITES Takes a Bite Out of Shark Fin Trade
11th March 2013 by adintino
IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) of the Convention on International Trade Read more »
8th March 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
Last week I shared a video overview from the first seal ban hearing at World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Read more »
A cold day at CITES with little comfort for polar bears
8th March 2013 by Jeffrey Flocken
CNN International spoke with the author just after the vote at CITES in Bangkok, Thailand. After years of planning, months Read more »
Tiger Poaching rampant in Russia
8th March 2013 by adintino
An unprecedented string of tiger parts confiscations and capture of orphaned tiger cubs has conservationists in the Russian Read more »
CITES Partner Spotlight: INTERPOL’s Project WEB combats online wildlife crime
7th March 2013 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Today saw the launch of the first ever internationally coordinated enforcement investigation into the online ivory trade. Read more »
Orca sighting at Grundarfjörður, on the north side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula
7th March 2013 by Vassili Papastavrou
“I don’t think anyone has ever been too hot on the boat”, was my answer to the question of how much to Read more »
More lives lost as lion fatally mauls young woman at “sanctuary”
7th March 2013 by Tracy Coppola
A video report on the mauling from - CBS Affilliate WFMY News Yesterday, a 26-year old female intern at Read more »

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In the news

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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