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Animal welfare can sometimes be an illusion
28th November 2011 Cynthia Milburn
An animal welfare act that does not protect animals from harm is worse than useless because it gives the illusion that Read more »
Too often consumers of exotic products are failing to realize their impact on wi
23rd November 2011 Kelvin Alie
A consumer education and awareness campaign to stop ecologically destructive wildlife trafficking was launched in Trinidad Read more »
The Swiss Animal Protection Society celebrates more than 100 years of existance.
23rd November 2011 Cynthia Milburn
The Swiss Animal Protection Society, celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, held a wildlife conference in Zurich last Read more »
22nd November 2011 Gail A’Brunzo
Douglas Zoo in Douglas AZ was closing. “People just aren't coming out," the zoo owner said. "People Read more »
Angelina (left) and Ava reassure the new calf
22nd November 2011 Vicki Fishlock
Working in Amboseli is a pleasure and a privilege that I’m happily becoming accustomed to. I’ve explained the Read more »
The UNESCO World Heritage site logo.
22nd November 2011 Satyen Sinha
We just celebrated a special anniversary in the history of the conservation movement. On November 16th, 1972 the UNESCO Read more »
The 2011 Whalefest UK logo
22nd November 2011 Clare Sterling
The International Fund for Animal Welfare was delighted to take part in a brand new UK festival celebrating all things whale Read more »
Source: Physorg.com
21st November 2011 Matt Collis
It’s often suggested that governments seek to release bad news when people are least likely to be looking, and by most Read more »
Throughout the survey kittiwakes were the most prevalent bird sighted, with grou
21st November 2011 Anna Moscrop
As we enter the mouth of the River Orwell bound for Song of the Whale’s berth back in Ipswich, here in the U.K., the Read more »
29th September 2016
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Watch Video »
27th September 2016
Yesterday saw the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Tencent, eBay, TRAFFIC, the Chinese government and a senior Watch Video »
27th September 2016
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( 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 »
Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES si
28th September 2016
Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES side event as INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announce their cooperation on IFAW’s tenBoma initiative in Kenya, which represents an impo Read more »
World Rabies Day is a Reminder to Vaccinate Your Pets
28th September 2016
Today marks World Rabies Day and reminds us that this disease, so rare in many places, still kills thousands of people every year. The large majority of the human deaths are children, and occur mostly in Africa and Asia. Official statistics list some Read more »
Pangolins win at CITES
28th September 2016
Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg decided that the most illegally traded mammal in the world urgently needs protection from further over Read more »
No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary mac
28th September 2016
IFAW 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 give greater protection to Barbary macaques by transferring them from Ap Read more »
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 »
Mystic Aquarium/IFAW Statement: Rescued manatee is pregnant
27th September 2016
Today during a routine medical exam Mystic Aquarium staff discovered that the wayward manatee dubbed “Washburn” is pregnant. The 800 pound female was rescued by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) last Thursday in Falmouth, M 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 »
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 »
Canadian East Coast seal hunt - and now the Inuit seal hunt - are being depicted
20th February 2013 by Sheryl Fink
I’m in Geneva for the first round of WTO hearings on Canada and Norway’s challenge of EU regulations Read more »
Since losing their endangered species status in 2011, wolves now fight for survi
20th February 2013 by Tracy Coppola
Despite nationwide uproar and the blight it places upon his state, Wisconsin judge Peter Anderson recently issued a final Read more »
Shark finning at a market in Dibba, Oman
19th February 2013 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
The rate at which sharks are vanishing from the world’s oceans is reaching a tipping point. Many shark populations Read more »
IFAW's Sheryl Fink taking notes from the World Trade Organisation meeting in Gen
19th February 2013 by Sheryl Fink
Monday February 18th was the first of three days of hearings at the World Trade Organization (WTO), where Canada and Norway Read more »
This year the Endangered Species Act turns 40.
19th February 2013 by Tracy Coppola
This year the Endangered Species Act (ESA) turns 40. As card-carrying members of the Endangered Species Coalition, we at the Read more »
AAE India project lead Dhiresh Joshi at the Art for Elephants workshop_Rupa Gand
19th February 2013 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Ever imagined a flying elephant with sleek wings, not our dear friend Dumbo or a rock star with headphones? When working Read more »
Collaring Amboseli Elephants in bid to Secure Critical Habitat, Mitigate Conflic
19th February 2013 by adintino
Six pre-selected elephants will be fitted with GPS satellite collars starting today in the 8,797 km2 Amboseli landscape by a Read more »
The planet’s remaining  polar bears are headed towards the precipic
18th February 2013 by Jeffrey Flocken
The planet’s remaining 20,000-25,000 polar bears are headed towards the precipice of extinction—one part at a Read more »
Two months after the operation Bella and her owner are both very happy!
18th February 2013 by Dörte von der Reith
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has supported Tiertafel Deutschland e.V. since 2008. It is a charity that 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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