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The governments of Canada and Norway are challenging the European Union seal ban
16th February 2013 Sonja Van Tichelen
The campaign to end the Canadian commercial seal hunt  began in 1969 with the founding of the International Fund for Read more »
At CoP16, one of our goals is to develop plans on how to phase out tiger farming
15th February 2013 Peter Pueschel
The 16th meeting of the Convention of the Parties (CoP16) to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species Read more »
Lilly, a moderately petite orange tigress.
15th February 2013 Kelly Donithan
This past weekend, as a powerful blizzard pounded the Northeast with snow and ice, I hunkered down in my cold, powerless Read more »
15th February 2013 Azzedine Downes
  I just returned from our office in Dubai, whose mission is to reinforce the importance of protecting animals and to Read more »
Shannon Walajtys with Jeanne and "Blackford" safe & warm
14th February 2013 Shannon Walajtys
When Jeanne walked into the Falmouth High School shelter I could tell she was cold and very nervous. She struggled to stand Read more »
, Julius and Jolene; hope for a brighter few years for the JA family
14th February 2013 Vicki Fishlock
Today (the moment of writing) is Valentine’s Day so it seems appropriate that I use this post to talk about my love of Read more »
Don't let Banana Joe's Westminster win be a victory for puppy mills
13th February 2013 Tracy Coppola
On Tuesday night, a five-year-old affenpinscher named Banana Joe won best in show during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Read more »
Jason Bell is running the Boston Marathon to raise awareness and money for eleph
12th February 2013 Jason Bell
As a keen runner, the opportunity to run the Boston Marathon for IFAW to raise awareness of the plight of elephants is a Read more »
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11th February 2013 Azzedine Downes
I have just returned from a week-long trip to Beijing where International Fund for Animal Welfare staff met with government Read more »
26th March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
20th March 2015
Things are starting to get loud at my house! Now that Kiki’s puppies are up and about, they’re starting to Watch Video »
18th March 2015
Watch this clip of Kiki’s puppies exploring Dr. Flore’s home. Kiki’s puppies are just about four weeks Watch Video »
17th March 2015
More than 200 guests came together the other night at the historic Telegraph building on Tverskaya Street in downtown Watch Video »
11th March 2015
My name is Peter Howson and I am an aquaculture consultant from the UK. Since November 2014, I have been in Malawi working Watch Video »
10th March 2015
There were many moving moments at the gala to launch IFAW’s campaign “Give Peace to Elephants, Say No to Ivory Watch Video »
6th March 2015
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Watch Video »
4th March 2015
Many thanks to GreaterGood for their support of our ongoing efforts in Ukraine! In part two of our video conversations with Watch Video »
4th March 2015
Elephants are famous for their special cognitive abilities. Their families, their memory, and their friendships. I’ve Watch Video »
IFAW STATEMENT ON:   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia b
26th March 2015
Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American Read more »
Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting
25th March 2015
While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed Read more »
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24th March 2015
With the spotlight now on tomorrow’s conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana conservationists said while that Monday’s African Elephant Summit had shown significant progress by some countries, notably African countries to Read more »
World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises
19th March 2015
Governments will gather at back to back conferences in Kasane, Botswana, next week to review the successes, or otherwise, of recent attempts to better protect elephants and end illegal wildlife trade. On Monday, 23rd March, the African Elephant Summi Read more »
tenBoma—from fighting terrorism to saving elephants
16th March 2015
A unique partnership designed to lead to a breakthrough in the elephant poaching crisis was announced today by Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. A statement of intent was signed betwee Read more »
Canned! No more lion trophy imports
13th March 2015
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s ban on the import of African lion parts obtained through the particularly cruel method of ‘canned’hunting. “This decision reflects the Read more »
Belgium Calls for EU Ban on Exporting Ivory
9th March 2015
Marie Christine Marghem, Belgian Minister for Energy, the Environment and Sustainable Development has called for EU action to ban the export of ivory from all EU member states. The bold call comes as an auction house in France has suggested that buye Read more »
IFAW statement on Ringling Brother's announcement to eliminate elephants from ci
5th March 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare issued the following statement in response to Feld Entertainment's decision to eliminate elephants from its Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus per Read more »
Don't Let Them Disappear
3rd March 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most importantly to take action to protect animals from wildlife crime and illegal wildlife trade on the second annual World Wildlife Read more »
IFAW FY2015 Board List
A pdf document showing the Fiscal Year 2015 board members and honorary board. Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Polar Bear
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Polar Bear Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
World of Animals Issue 20 Read more »
Amboseli Project - IFAW picture book 2014
T he Amboseli National Park’s small size of 392 kilometres squared cannot support the ecological needs of its 1,400 ele Read more »
How many more whales must die?
6th August 2013 by Margaret Cooney
For those following the issue of whaling in Iceland, it has been a frustrating few weeks.  Earlier this summer, after Read more »
Maine ballot initiative would bring much-needed protections for bears
5th August 2013 by Tracy Coppola
Black bears are beloved in Maine. The species has been the mascot of the University of Maine since 1914 and celebrated as a Read more »
It is estimated that up to 100 million sharks are killed each year for their fin
5th August 2013 by Vanessa Mignon
Everything about them fascinates me – their elegance, their streamlined design perfected over millennia, their raw Read more »
Jamuna and her newborn calf © IFAW-WTI/O.Basumatary
2nd August 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
This post was written by, Dr. Bhaskar Choudhury, Veterinarian, and sent to us by Sheren Shrestha, Head of Communications, Read more »
The detail with which Australia has revealed the commercial nature of Japan’s wh
1st August 2013 by Matt Collis
Since the oral hearings in Australia’s case against Japan’s “scientific” whaling ended at the Read more »
Photo: left to right  James Isiche, IFAW East Africa Director, Julius Kipng'etic
31st July 2013 by Kelvin Alie
Today, July 31st 2013, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) joins wildlife park rangers around the world to Read more »
The western gray whale (WGW) expedition is a team of scientists from Russia and
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
Image c. Douane française
30th July 2013 by Mia Crnojevic
The week started off with a bang as Polynesian customs seized four long tailed macaque skulls. This species of small monkey Read more »
30th July 2013 by Kelly Donithan
After attending the Barnstable County Fair on the 20th of July and watching two of the three Rainforest Read more »

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Isabel McCrea, IFAW’s regional director in The Guardian: "Welcomed Hunt’s “bold” ban on canned hunting trophies." –  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.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Huffington Post:  " Americans overwhelmingly reject sport hunting of elephants "- read more.

IFAW Director for France;Celine Sissler-Bienvenu: "In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000"- read more.

 

 

 

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