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New app saves right whales
4th April 2012 Patrick Ramage
Imagine a future in which endangered whales could use iPads and iPhones to call captains on the bridge of large ships and Read more »
One of the Russian children's elephant drawings.
3rd April 2012 Elena Zharkova
Every year in my hands gets the treasure. Precious, beautiful, sincere children's drawings, each written with love, care Read more »
IFAW CEO Fred O'Regan and IFAW Middle East Regional Director Dr. Elsayed Ahmed M
2nd April 2012 Fred O'Regan
Earlier this month, I had a chance to travel to the Middle East and to visit the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
Spotlight Libya: Crisis over for animals at the Tripoli Zoo
30th March 2012 Michael Booth
Almost eight months after war exploded all around them, the animals at the Tripoli Zoo have finally found peace. The Read more »
UPDATE: Ohio big cats Nikita and Tasha are home safe
30th March 2012 Gail A’Brunzo
Both cats did well on the trip from Ohio to The Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota and the team drove the 15-hour journey Read more »
Elephant and rhino rescues in India: hope for compassionate conservation
29th March 2012 Fred O'Regan
While I was in Assam, India in March, I was thrilled to learn that Soni, a five-year old female elephant, that we rescued, Read more »
Ruby in hospital in early February. c. IFAW/L. Cant-Haylett
29th March 2012 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Any dog or cat living in Khayelitsha, Cape Town can count itself extremely lucky if it finds itself at the Mdzananda Animal Read more »
28th March 2012 Sheryl Fink
This post was modified from a yet unpublished letter to the editors of Canada’s Corner Brook Western Star newspaper Read more »
Field update: Ohio big cats Nikita and Tasha are on their way home
27th March 2012 Gail A’Brunzo
Nikita hates men. The sight of a man sends her into orbit. Nikita is a seven-year old tiger who was born and raised by a 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 »
A humpback whale dives next to the Elding Whale Watch vessel in Iceland. Whale W
24th May 2013 by Robbie Marsland
It’s been interesting times for those of us keeping an eye on the whaling situation in Iceland.  Two species of Read more »
Survivors of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado comb through the debris. c. IFAW/Stewar
24th May 2013 by Jennifer Gardner
At the request Central Oklahoma Humane Society (OK Humane), I arrived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma today to help them Read more »
ASPCA, IFAW, Code 3 Associates, RedRover & SAWA  Assist Central OK Humane Societ
24th May 2013 by adintino
The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), at the request of Central Oklahoma Read more »
A happy ending: After their release into the wild, the captured baby elephants
23rd May 2013 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Thanks to international outcry and vigorous campaigning by a coalition of animal welfare organizations including the Read more »
23rd May 2013 by Azzedine Downes
In the video above, IFAW CEO & President Azzedine Downes speaks with INTERPOL at their headquarters in Lyon, France. Read more »
With announcement of winners, Love Elephants Youth Contest exhibit opens in LA
22nd May 2013 by Nancy Barr
Watch the slideshow above to get a look at the winning LAUSD student artwork. The wait is over…on Sunday, May 19th, Read more »
Shannon Walajtys visiting a cat shelter in Cyprus.
22nd May 2013 by Shannon Walajtys
Imagine, you wake up to find out that your bank is closed, and you cannot take out your own money! This is exactly what Read more »
IFAW donated 5000 euros to the Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire.
22nd May 2013 by Arien van der Heijden
This spring couldn’t have had a better start for Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire. They received a donation of 5000 euros from Read more »
A majority of Canadians want to see an end to the commercial seal hunt.
22nd May 2013 by Sheryl Fink
According to media reports, today is the day that the sole sealskin processor – Carino Ltd - will stop purchasing seal 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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