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Bidding against survival
12th August 2014 Peter LaFontaine
Today IFAW released its newest report, Bidding Against Survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in Read more »
We love New York’s ivory ban
12th August 2014 Peter LaFontaine
Earlier this summer, the New York State legislature reached an agreement to ban the sale and purchase of most elephant and Read more »
Kganya Lephalletse and friends
8th August 2014 Lisa Cant-Haylett
Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW) in Johannesburg, South Africa has long been a safe haven for animals and people alike. Read more »
A critically endangered Western North Pacific gray whale
7th August 2014 Carson Barylak
Just before leaving for August recess, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the deceivingly named “Endangered Read more »
No law exists in New York that prevents direct handling of big cats in exhibits.
6th August 2014 Carson Barylak
New York State is on the verge of enacting a law that will prohibit direct contact between people and big cats—a Read more »
Pruning Ivory from the Garden State
6th August 2014 Peter LaFontaine
As African leaders meet with U.S. officials in Washington at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to discuss how to counter Read more »
This "Save Vanishing Species" stamp brought in millions of dollars for USFWS.
5th August 2014 Jeffrey Flocken
Late last week we received good news from Congress: Before breaking for their August recess, the Senate passed the Read more »
Clean water for India’s tiger guardians
4th August 2014 Sheren Shrestha
If you want to save tigers, help their saviours. Indian frontline staff protecting tigers do so under difficult conditions. Read more »
IFAW and partners still responding to drought in Pakistan
31st July 2014 Gail A’Brunzo
In the Tharparkar Sindh province of Pakistan, ravaged by drought the past few months, the International Fund for Animal Read more »
24th May 2012
Yes, it’s happening again. A few weeks ago, the delicate state of peace in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was Watch Video »
30th May 2012
I have travelled to nearly all of the International Fund for Animal Welfare projects around the world, and have always been Watch Video »
10th May 2012
Every year, thousands of elephants are slaughtered for their ivory. Join our elephant march today to convince governments Watch Video »
30th April 2012
In this video interview, International Fund for Animal Welfare, James Isiche Director, Eastern Africa, gives a terrific Watch Video »
19th April 2012
I get asked a lot why IFAW travels to the ice each year to document the commercial seal hunt. Many people believe the Watch Video »
World Dog Day: A dog’s health is our health.
25th August 2013
World Dog Day (August 26th) celebrates the bond between humans and dogs that has evolved over thousands of years in cultures all over the world. Dogs are highly adapted to living with and understanding humans. While this makes them wonderful companio Read more »
No More Mr Nice Guy, as Kenya Courts  Send Ivory Trafficker to Jail
23rd August 2013
Times were when, in response to a perfunctory admission of guilt, ivory traffickers would receive an equally perfunctory slap on the wrist or fine from Kenya’s courts. So yesterday’s handing down of a two year and seven month jail sentenc Read more »
Ivory Kingpin Arrested
9th August 2013
In a rare glimmer of good news in the ongoing battle to save elephants and rhinos from organised crime one of West Africa's major kingpins has been arrested said Togo's environment minister. According to media reports the trafficker, Emile N Read more »
© IFAW-VWB/VSF
8th August 2013
During a two day workshop led by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in partnership with Veterinarians Without Borders-Canada (VWB) and the Municipality of Puerto Natales, over 20 individuals representing local sectors including the muni Read more »
© Alex Hofford
7th August 2013
Today’s seizure of a reported 1,120 ivory tusks in Hong Kong brings to over three tons the amount of illegal elephant ivory, known to have been seized by Chinese authorities since January. This morning’s seizure was the second in one mont Read more »
IFAW Gains Senate Support for the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act
30th July 2013
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) today introduced (S.1381) the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act. Initiated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and supported by a coalition of animal welfare groups, the bill aims at ba Read more »
Czech Republic makes EU’s Largest Ever Seizure of Rhino Horn
24th July 2013
Yesterday’s seizure by the Czech Republic of 24 White rhino horns and the arrest of 16 suspects in connection with wildlife trafficking, is the European Union’s largest yet and ample proof that proposals by South Africa to begin a legal t Read more »
Hope for elephants  as more Chinese feel remorse for ivory purchases
24th July 2013
A recent evaluation of an advertising campaign by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to reduce ivory demand in China shows that the campaign is paying dividends with 68% of the respondents said that they would definitely not buy ivory i Read more »
IFAW Responds To Etsy’s New Wildlife Policy
23rd July 2013
STATEMENT From: Jeff Flocken, IFAW North America Director Congratulations to Etsy for stepping up to the plate in prohibiting the sale of ivory and all other products made from endangered species.  By reconsidering its wildlife policies, Etsy jo Read more »
FACT SHEET: Listing the African Lion as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Spe
On March 1, 2011, a coalition of wildlife protection and conservation organizations - Born Free USA and Born Free Foundation, Read more »
This Petition demonstrates that the African lion (Panthera leo leo) meets the statutory criteria for an Endangered listing un Read more »
Petition to list the African Lion (Panthera leo leo) as endangered pursuant to t
This Petition demonstrates that the African lion (Panthera leo leo) meets the statutory criteria for an Endangered listing un Read more »
Humane Cat Population Management Guidance
Humane Cat Population Management Guidance Read more »
Wildlife Interaction Plan
The Wildlife Interaction Plan enables municipalities to develop and implement practical community-based approaches for foster Read more »
Animals in the Community Education
This action encourages municipalities to work in partnership with schools, state agencies, and other community organizations Read more »
Companion Animal Management Plan
A Companion Animal Management Plan is a tool for Municipalities to establish humane, efficient, and effective solutions to co Read more »
12th September 2014 by Patrick Ramage
Having spent most of my career as a road warrior, you’d think I’d be better at the packing part. Inevitably Read more »
Japan’s ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key meeting of International
12th September 2014 by
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 65th meeting of the International Read more »
Whale Alert App 2.0: Putting the power to save whales in your hands!
11th September 2014 by Patrick Ramage
I took a long, deep breath, leaned in toward the microphone and began . . . “Imagine a world in which endangered North Read more »
Capitol Hill wildlife trafficking briefing draws a crowd
11th September 2014 by Peter LaFontaine
It’s been just over a year since President Obama made his landmark announcement on wildlife trafficking in Tanzania, Read more »
Updated “Whale Alert” iPad, iPhone app invites public to contribute to protectio
11th September 2014 by
Mariners and the public on the U.S. West Coast can now use an iPad™ and iPhone™ to help decrease the risk of Read more »
10th September 2014 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
With the bright sun high above our heads we notice that the flood waters on every corner of Kaziranga National Park are Read more »
Playa del Carmen campaign sterilizes more animals than ever before
9th September 2014 by Erika Flores
ViDAS is a US non-profit that devotes their resources and efforts toward organizing spay and neuter events twice a year in Read more »
Work with Bodoland leaders continues on Manas National Park restoration.
8th September 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
Bringing Manas National Park back to its former glory requires the cooperation of a host of stakeholders, including those in Read more »
4th September 2014 by Angelika Langen
It’s as if fate has been against Littlefoot for most of his young life. But every obstacle he’s faced has been Read more »

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IFAW Director for France, Celine Sissler-Bienvenu, in The Guardian: “In 2013, more than 2,000 rhinoceros horns from Africa were trafficked, which is 30 times more than in 2000” read more.

IFAW D.C. Director Jeff Flocken in The Washington Post: "African lions are set to become the last big cat listed under the Endangered Species Act" - read more.

The New York Times spoke with IFAW Russia Director Masha Vorontsova about Kuzya the tiger's movements from Russia into China: - read more

Vice News: "New York Passes Bill That Could Limit Selfies With Tigers" - See the original article

 

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