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Spotlight Africa: Championing for Ngamba Island’s Chimpanzees
6th March 2012 Steve Njumbi
About 16 miles off the coast of Uganda, in Lake Victoria, lies Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Read more »
Balinese kindergartners after an animal welfare education session. c. 2012 IFAW
6th March 2012 Hanna Lentz
On February 16th, The Jakarta Post published the article “Bali lowers rabies alert level: Good news or bad?”- Read more »
Spotlight Australia: Let's have a sane and calm debate on whaling
6th March 2012 Isabel McCrea
This is an yet unpublished letter to the editor of Australia’s The Age in response to the March 2nd opinion written by Read more »
This particular ivory burning was done during the first African Elephant Law Enf
5th March 2012 James Isiche
Recently, I had the privilege of representing the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the launch of the “ Read more »
Spotlight Middle East: A Tiger in your Tank
5th March 2012 Azzedine Downes
VIDEO: An Esso spot from the 1960s... Exxon, or Esso as it was known in those days (and still is in some parts of the world Read more »
Recognising the efforts of one of our many animal heroes
5th March 2012 Robbie Marsland
It’s amazing how many times I feel humbled in this job. I seem to be constantly surrounded by people who are willing Read more »
Cameroon tragedy: elephant battles without end
5th March 2012 Andreas Dinkelmeyer
My colleague, Celine Sissler, has just returned from Cameroon, where since January over 300 elephants have fallen to Read more »
Cameroon elephant tragedy: The war is declared in Bouba Njida
5th March 2012 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Bouba Njida, March 5, 2012 - It is 9:10 a.m. and we're all packed. As we have been banned from flying over the park by Read more »
Elephants of Bouba Njida, I will never forget you
4th March 2012 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Bouba Njida (March 3rd and 4th, 2012) - I don't know exactly what I feel, I can't find the words. They might not 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 »
European Union stands strong in defending their seal trade ban
25th April 2013 by Barbara Slee
We got great news today that the European Union’s General Court in Luxembourg upheld the EU seal trade ban. There was Read more »
EU Court Upholds Seal Ban
25th April 2013 by adintino
The European General Court today upheld the EU trade regulation on seal products. In a strongly-worded and crystal clear Read more »
The EU population does care strongly about the welfare of seals and would regard
24th April 2013 by Barbara Slee
The second round of hearings at the World Trade Organization (WTO) get underway next week in Geneva. The European Commission Read more »
Cats at the Malcolm Cat Sanctuary are eager to be fed.
23rd April 2013 by James Pirnay
Over the last weekend, food distribution continued in Cyprus shelters with suppliers delivering 65 bags of food (1,300 kg) Read more »
Participants of the first Tigers For Tigers Summit at Clemson University.
23rd April 2013 by Tracy Coppola
GO TIGERS! This past weekend, I participated in the National Tigers for Tigers (T4T) Summit at Clemson University in Read more »
Fallow seeds become active growth for dogs and cats in Bosnia
22nd April 2013 by Hanna Lentz
In Bosnia, many communities have found roaming dogs to be a significant problem – both in terms of human safety as Read more »
The author in James Bay, Quebec with First Nation dogs.
18th April 2013 by Michelle Cliffe
I’m on my second visit to James Bay, Quebec for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Northern Dogs Project Read more »
Elephant Tourism under Fire as  Handler Dies
18th April 2013 by adintino
The trampling to death of an elephant handler in South Africa this week has again thrown into sharp focus the dangers of the Read more »
Fencing lions is an option that should be approached with caution.
17th April 2013 by Jeffrey Flocken
A team of scientists and conservationists recently published a paper in Ecology Letters calling for the large-scale fencing 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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