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Icelandic musicians perform in Reykjavik in support of whale protection.
30 August 2016 Sigursteinn Masson
When the eight International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) volunteers stepped into the magnificent Whales of Iceland Read more »
Youth Forum for People and Wildlife delegate Connel Bradwell works in environmen
29 August 2016 Nancy Barr
The following blog has been written by one of our Youth Forum for People and Wildlife delegates, Connel Bradwell. For more Read more »
Filippa at rest in her enclosure. PHOTO: © PRNCO Tiger Center
29 August 2016 Ekaterina Blidchenko
As our rescued Amur tiger cub, Fillipa enjoys the dense foliage in her natural enclosure, we can see that she is growing Read more »
Swaziland has proposed to alter the existing annotation on the Appendix II listi
26 August 2016 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
25 August 2016 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 »
24 August 2016 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
24 August 2016 Rachael Murton
This weekend, staff from the International Fund for Animal Welfare partner GRI-Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) responded Read more »
Goldie was one of two emaciated dogs that arrived at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic
23 August 2016 Rosalind Spencer Stone
Recently we had two emaciated dogs arrive at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic, an International Fund for Animal Welfare partner, Read more »
The trade of African grey parrots for pets, and the fragmentation of their habit
23 August 2016 Kelvin Alie
While some may think of the Africa grey parrot as nothing more than a common house pet—very talkative in nature and Read more »
8 July 2013
Watch the video above where IFAW staff were able to return pets affected by the flooding in Germany to their Watch Video »
2 July 2013
Watch this video about Nala's story from Pilots and Paws Canada.  I won’t easily forget when I received the Watch Video »
26 June 2013
The video above shows clips of Philippine authorities destroying their illegal ivory stockpiles. Footage c. IFAW/Alex Watch Video »
24 June 2013
It is beyond surreal to sit on the deck of the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s sailing research vessel Song of Watch Video »
19 June 2013
It has been just over a week since I returned from Oklahoma, where the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Watch Video »
13 June 2013
IFAW President & CEO Azzedine Downes discusses some of the challenges and opportunities we face in helping to protect Watch Video »
6 June 2013
This week during a visit to Cozumel, Mexico, our team discovered a dog in desperate need of help. Covered in used motor oil Watch Video »
4 June 2013
Music and art are my life, and animals have always been important to me. When I met Donna Gadomski of the International Watch Video »
23 May 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Watch Video »
Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua
18 September 2014
At the final day of the 65th 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, Read more »
Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s
18 September 2014
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony
18 September 2014
On Sunday, September 21st, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise public awareness on the plight of rhinos. At 11am at Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic and Bratislava Zoo i Read more »
Key conservation measure to increase protection for whales passed by vote at int
16 September 2014
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Read more »
Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16 September 2014
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisio Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
15 September 2014
Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and Read more »
Important Day for Sharks as New Protection  Measures go into Action
14 September 2014
Conservationists have called for 14th September to be declared World Shark Day, as a landmark decision to better protect sharks goes into action today. It is estimated that up to 100-million sharks are killed each year for the voracious shark fin tra Read more »
Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International
12 September 2014
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Updated “Whale Alert” iPad, iPhone app invites public to contribute to protectio
11 September 2014
Mariners and the public on the U.S. West Coast can now use an iPad™ and iPhone™ to help decrease the risk of injury or death to whales from ship strikes. Whale Alert a free mobile application originally developed in 2012 to help protect e Read more »
Top 10 Species Priorities for a New Administration
by rbartlett
As the Obama Administration prepares to hand over the reins of the executive branch to President-elect Donald Trump, the DC-b Read more »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
Open letter on climate change to President-elect and Congress
by rbartlett
The International Fund for Animal Welfare joins 120 organizations from across civil society, including conservationists, fait 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 »
No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary mac
28 September 2016 by adintino
IFAW welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Read more »
Because the United States is one of the largest markets for wildlife products in
27 September 2016 by Carson Barylak
On Sunday I had the privilege of joining a group of committed animal welfare and conservation advocates, including members Read more »
27 September 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Read more »
27 September 2016 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Update: On the final day of the Conference, Parties ratified a commitment to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade by Read more »
IFAW provides second chance for dogs and kittens from Lebanon
27 September 2016 by adintino
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) flew nine mixed breed dogs and four special Read more »
International Community Rallies To Protect A Monkey Species For The First Time I
27 September 2016 by adintino
“The endangered Barbary macaque could get a new chance at survival at CITES CoP17” For the first time in 30 Read more »
Mystic Aquarium/IFAW Statement: Rescued manatee is pregnant
27 September 2016 by adintino
Today during a routine medical exam Mystic Aquarium staff discovered that the wayward manatee dubbed “Washburn” Read more »
Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Clo
26 September 2016 by adintino
Fifty-seven Parties to CITES have voted against a motion from Namibia claiming that a proposal to regulate domestic ivory Read more »
Jubilation as CITES Votes to Stop Discussions Aimed at Promoting a Framework for
26 September 2016 by adintino
Conservationists were jubilant this evening as CITES voted once and for all to abandon the controversial Decision Making 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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