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One of the seals IFAW successfully disentangled is shown here with its neck stra
28 October 2016 Brian Sharp
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has been rescuing gray seals for years. Recently, The Marine Mammal Center’s Read more »
27 October 2016 Matt Collis
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Read more »
IWC Meeting: US Vaquita Proposal is Passed by Consensus
27 October 2016 Sharon Livermore
An emergency resolution which outlines the recommended urgent measures needed to prevent the critically endangered Read more »
Response to Hurricane Matthew in Jamaica, Haiti, North Carolina
27 October 2016 Shannon Walajtys
No one slept the night Hurricane Matthew passed near Jamaica, dropping rain through high winds lasting through the dawn. Read more »
The Big Cat Sanctuary Workshop will strengthen networking and collaboration betw
27 October 2016 Meredith Whitney
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), in collaboration with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), Read more »
27 October 2016 Minka Kelly
Editor’s Note: In light of the recent incident where an animal trainer was attacked by a tiger at a Florida fair, Read more »
26 October 2016 Sharon Livermore
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Read more »
Even though we have known about rampant poaching in Kasungu, the IFAW-sponsored
26 October 2016 James Kinney
This blog was filed by Shannon Labuschagne from the field in Kasungu National Park in Malawi. When IFAW’s law Read more »
25 October 2016 Sharon Livermore
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Read more »
25 August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
20 August 2015
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Watch Video »
11 August 2015
Since the ivory was sawn into 172 pieces to fit into the luggage shows savvy smuggling tactics.   I am outraged by the Watch Video »
28 July 2015
Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.   Earlier this month, Watch Video »
23 July 2015
A group of whale watchers with Quoddy Link Marine in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling juvenile minke whale. The Watch Video »
20 July 2015
Lion breeders, traders, canned hunting operators, hunters, cub petting and cuddling facility owners, beware. The Blood Watch Video »
17 July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
17 July 2015
Mr. Zickelbein, 77, lives in an apartment in central Berlin with his poodle Rudi. Zickelbein is deaf from birth; Rudi is Watch Video »
14 July 2015
Without a doubt one of the most gratifying things from my work is to know that by sharing our work, knowledge and skills we Watch Video »
US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions.
21 December 2015
Responding to a petition filed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of wildlife groups, the US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions under the US Endangered Species Act.  “T Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo - Vietnam Seizes 2,2 Tonnes of Mozambique Ivory
18 December 2015
More than two tonnes of elephant ivory were seized by Vietnam officials yesterday. The ivory had been shipped from Mozambique, concealed in sacks of beans in a shipping container. And today, Thailand said it had seized 789 kilograms of ivory at Samui Read more »
© Bastak
9 December 2015
Zolushka, an Amur (aka Siberian) tigress found orphaned in 2012 and released after rehabilitation in 2013, was photographed by motion-sensing cameras at Bastak Nature Reserve in Far East Russia with two young cubs. The photographs provide historic pr Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo
30 November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo
30 November 2015
The European Commission has today released a new report, hailed as the EU’s first integrated strategy across the breadth of sub-Saharan Africa with the aim to bridge the poverty-biodiversity nexus, marking a significant advancement on the EU Read more »
Vietnam Bust Nets 860 kgs Ivory tusks, two tonnes of Pangolin Scales
24 November 2015
Vietnam authorities confiscated almost a tonne of elephant tusks on Sunday, bringing to almost five tonnes the amount of ivory seized in the south-east Asian country since August 2015. Two tonnes of pangolin scales were also found in Sunday’s h Read more »
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24 November 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has congratulated UK Border Force for seizing elephant tusks and other ivory items at Heathrow Airport. Border Force has described the haul as one of the biggest that has been found in the UK, totallin Read more »
France becomes the 1st European state to ban lion trophies
23 November 2015
Last week, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, decided to ban the import of lion trophies into French territory. Instructions were given to government agencies to no longer issue permits a Read more »
Footage of actual dog fights filmed by CLAW investigators
19 November 2015
Five men have been arrested, and their dogs confiscated after undercover investigations by the Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) project enabled police and animal welfare inspectors to bust a dog fighting ring on Gauteng’s West Rand. CLAW had Read more »
Ecolarge 2013
by rbartlett
Hunting does not benefit Africa's lions nor hunting communities. Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2012
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2012 Read more »
2012 SOTW Azores Research USA cruise report March 13
by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left the Azores at the beginning of May bound for the north-east coast of t Read more »
Big Cat Public Safety Act
by rbartlett
An estimated 10,000 big cats are kept as pets and for profit in places like basements, backyards and roadside zoos throughout Read more »
World of Animals Issue 15
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 15 Read more »
Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of the Illegal Wildlife Trade
by rbartlett
The illicit trade in wildlife is not only a serious global environmental crime with profoundly negative impacts for endangere Read more »
IFAW WTO Seal briefing
by rbartlett
The EU legislation being challenged by Canada and Norway is Regulation (EC) No. 1007/2009, also known as the “EU s Read more »
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs
by rbartlett
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs. Read more »
Amicus Brief: European Communities — Measures Prohibiting the Importation and Ma
by rbartlett
The preliminary submissions in this brief are aimed at correcting the misleading and incomplete manner in which Canada has ch Read more »
UAE holds its first national animal welfare conference
9 November 2016 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
In fulfilment of the prominence placed by the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan on animal and environmental protection Read more »
Oregon Votes for Endangered Species
9 November 2016 by Mark Hofberg
We have great news out of Oregon. The ballot initiative, called the Wildlife Trafficking Prevention Act, or Measure 100, Read more »
IFAW Statement on Oregon Ivory Ban
9 November 2016 by adintino
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following Read more »
Team lookout.  Photo : © ZSL
8 November 2016 by David Cowdrey
I was on hand while 80 computer coders at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) competed in a so-called “Zoohackathon Read more »
Vladik, a healthy young male, approximately 1.5-2 years of age, was captured in
8 November 2016 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
Recently, in the city of Vladivostok in Far East Russia, a wild tiger strolling along the streets caused quite a stir among Read more »
Four dolphins rescued in Brewster, released successfully
7 November 2016 by Kristen Patchett
After a memorable release in Florida for a pregnant manatee rescued off Cape Cod in unfamiliar waters  and a trio of Read more »
Helping an underwater Australian wildlife sanctuary busy with rescues
4 November 2016 by Josey Sharrad
Due to severe flooding in Victoria, Australia last month, Koonawonga Wildlife Rescue’s shelter was underwater. Kylee Read more »
3 November 2016 by Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Only days after International Fund for Animal Welfare Honorary Board member Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood Read more »
The mother of the kittens had given birth in an outside lean-to, and she was non
3 November 2016 by Christina Pretorius
Sheena Dale, Project Manager CLAW – Operations, IFAW South Africa, submitted this blog. After a long week of mobile Read more »

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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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