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An asiatic black bear. c. IFAW
1st March 2012 Grace Ge Gabriel
In December 1996, I witnessed eight Asiatic black bears walk to freedom at the first bear sanctuary China had ever seen, set Read more »
Spotlight Germany: Which crocodile is hidden in a ladies shoe?
1st March 2012 Robert Kless
To find an answer to this interesting question I had an appointment today at the zoological museum of Hamburg university. It Read more »
Big cats roar with approval as new bill is introduced in Congress
29th February 2012 Paul Todd
As many of you may recall, last October, in Zanesville, Ohio, the owner of a backyard menagerie opened the cages of his Read more »
One of the rescued cats now under care in Florida. c. ASPCA/Mike Bizelli
28th February 2012 Shannon Walajtys
We're out here, despite the torrential downpour because hundreds of cats need us desperately. This is our second day in Read more »
Having won the battle for our hearts, is it time for animals to have a day in co
27th February 2012 Nathan Herschler
Chattel, in case you haven’t suffered through a property class in law school, is a word that simply means “ Read more »
An elephant slaughtered in Cameroon whose trunk and tusks have been cut off.
27th February 2012 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Yaoundé, February 27th - 29th, 2012. Julie Landry, communications manager at the Internatioanl Fund for Animal Read more »
Indian lessons from friends and fodder, the eye looks but the mind sees
24th February 2012 Azzedine Downes
I always have a book with me when I travel.  Most times I pick one up at the airport and choose something not too heavy Read more »
The author hands over anti-poaching field kits to Karma Dukpa (left), Director
23rd February 2012 Azzedine Downes
What began as a quiet conversation in the lobby of a hotel during the Global Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia in Read more »
The paths of six dolphins tracked using special satellite tags.
22nd February 2012 Katie Moore
Last week, I participated in a conference call with the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Read more »
27th September 2016
Yesterday saw the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Tencent, eBay, TRAFFIC, the Chinese government and a senior Watch Video »
23rd September 2016
At a standing room only event, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was delighted to bring together CITES Watch Video »
24th September 2016
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Watch Video »
22nd September 2016
I’m here in Johannesburg, South Africa leading the delegation from  the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( Watch Video »
22nd September 2016
When the worst floods hit the northeastern state of Assam this year, IFAW- WTI Animal Rescue teams successfully rescued Watch Video »
15th September 2016
Moments after we climbed off of our scooters, the children started poking their heads out of gates and doorways lining the Watch Video »
24th August 2016
Almost a year ago, September 7, 2015 to be exact, I was doing my monthly visit to one of the impoverished communities we Watch Video »
16th August 2016
In the middle of the Bay of Fundy, in the deep water of the Grand Manan Basin about 50 km southeast of Campobello Island, a Watch Video »
12th August 2016
This piece was co-authored by John Scanlon, Secretary General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Watch Video »
IFAW provides second chance for dogs and kittens from Lebanon
27th September 2016
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) flew nine mixed breed dogs and four special needs kittens from foster homes in Beirut, Lebanon to Boston, MA, where they will find forever homes in the US. Animal advocates f Read more »
International Community Rallies To Protect A Monkey Species For The First Time I
27th September 2016
“The endangered Barbary macaque could get a new chance at survival at CITES CoP17” For the first time in 30 years, Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will discuss increasing the level of protect Read more »
Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Clo
26th September 2016
Fifty-seven Parties to CITES have voted against a motion from Namibia claiming that a proposal to regulate domestic ivory markets is inadmissible as outside the scope of the Convention. The United States stated that “Parties have addressed dome Read more »
Jubilation as CITES Votes to Stop Discussions Aimed at Promoting a Framework for
26th September 2016
Conservationists were jubilant this evening as CITES voted once and for all to abandon the controversial Decision Making Mechanisim (DMM) for a process to trade in ivory. While the decision became a nail-biter in the final moments, those wanting to e Read more »
Wildlife Cybercrime Centre Stage at CITES
23rd September 2016
Big business, Government agencies and the NGO community are uniting forces in a joint bid to protect endangered wildlife from online wildlife crime during a unique event at the CoP17 meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Spec Read more »
Wildlife species at stake at CITES conference in South Africa
21st September 2016
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will hold its 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) from 24 September to 5 October 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The survival of many species will be Read more »
IFAW and WTI partner with  Sri Lankan government on Asian Giants Conference
6th September 2016
Sri Lankan Delegate to IUCN announces Asian Elephants & Whales Conference to take place September 2017 The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), today announced they will be serving as technical partners Read more »
100,000 people sign record-breaking petition against whale meat consumption in I
31st August 2016
A petition signed by tourists and locals pledging not to eat whale meat in Iceland and calling on the country’s government to end the cruel practice of whaling has beaten all previous records and now passed 100,000 signatures. It was started by Read more »
The IUCN, which has 89 member countries including the US, the UK and Japan itsel
31st August 2016
(London – 31 August 2016) – The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has voted overwhelmingly against Japan’s so-called scientific whaling in the Antarctic and the North Pacific. The IUCN, which has 89 member co 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 »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
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 »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Southern White Rhino - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
World of Animals Issue 25
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
4th April 2013 by Jason Bell
This brief video above from Euronews describes the scene at the Paris Natural History Museum. If there’s any doubt Read more »
Twiggy, feeling better.
3rd April 2013 by Janice Hannah
Twiggy finally made it south after I spent almost two months working out logistics.  Twiggy is a young, female yellow Read more »
What a difference a couple of months make: "Tika"  in March 2013. Photo IFAW-NLW
2nd April 2013 by Gail A’Brunzo
Little Tika, the grizzly bear cub rescued by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) partner Northern Lights Wildlife Read more »
Jamais sans mon chien
2nd April 2013 by Charlotte Nivelet
The CAIR project: is an information centre designed to welcome cats and dogs and their homeless owners who live in Reims. Read more »
The new mobile veterinary unit and staff for Playa del Carmen, Mexico
1st April 2013 by Hanna Lentz
In the fall of 2010, Project Managers Joaquin de la Torre and Erika Flores were driving through Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Read more »
Detroits' tiger cub photo represents the opposite of hope for big cats
1st April 2013 by Tracy Coppola
UPDATE: Since this posting, the Detroit Tigers organization has taken these photos down from its website and Read more »
Toma, seen taking her first steps in the video above, is one of six orphaned bear cubs recently rescued in Russia and Read more »
Credit: Carlos Osorio, AP
1st April 2013 by adintino
This past Friday, the Detroit Tigers organization posted photos on its Facebook page of its star players handling a tiger Read more »
World of Animals Issue 15
1st April 2013 by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 15 Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  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.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on theguardian.com:  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.

 

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