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rhinos in Solio Game Reserve
22 September 2017 Christina Pretorius
Dr. Joseph Okori, originator of World Rhino Day, joined IFAW earlier this year to lead our landscape conservation programme Read more »
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, Maine
22 September 2017 Peter LaFontaine
Leaks from the White House could herald bad news for some of the United States’ most pristine and important Read more »
Dr. Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel
20 September 2017 Azzedine Downes
Dr. Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel will be the first guest when IFAW launches a new Read more »
celebrities join with ifaw to protect the us endangered species act
20 September 2017 Carson Barylak
With the support of over two dozen celebrity advocates, IFAW is taking a stand to protect the US Endangered Species Act ( Read more »
Devastation on St. John in the wake of Hurricane Irma
18 September 2017 Shannon Walajtys
As I write this, I am on an aircraft surrounded by disaster response teams. Police officers, Forest Service officers, rapid Read more »
us coast guard helps ifaw deliver dog food in the wake of hurricane irma
17 September 2017 Res (Andreas) Krebs
It’s my first time deploying with IFAW’s Disaster Response team, and it has been an eye-opening experience. The Read more »
Barbuda environment officer reunites with his dog after hurricane irma
17 September 2017 Jennifer Gardner
Alexander Desuza pulled up to a white cement house and jumped out of our assessment vehicle, calling out for his two dogs. Read more »
destruction in the wake of Hurricane Irma on the island of Barbuda
16 September 2017 Erika Flores
Hurricane Irma tore across the island of Barbuda, leaving destruction in her wake and forcing 1,600 people to evacuate. Our Read more »
IFAW team deploys in the wake of Hurricane Irma
14 September 2017 Shannon Walajtys
Islands throughout the Caribbean have been devastated by Hurricane Irma. Houses are destroyed, power is out, and people Read more »
29 October 2016
United States Secretary of State John Kerry does not mince words when he lauds International Fund for Animal Welfare Watch Video »
27 October 2016
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Watch Video »
26 October 2016
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Watch Video »
24 October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
25 October 2016
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Watch Video »
19 October 2016
A new investigation is shedding light onto the wildlife product market in Oregon and underscores the urgency of wildlife Watch Video »
18 October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
17 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 »
6 October 2016
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Watch Video »
One ton of elephant ivory to be destroyed in Central Park
12 July 2017
WHAT:      The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy more than one ton [update: nearly two tons] of illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts. The ivory tusks, trink Read more »
New technology could reduce damaging impact of oil and gas noise pollution on wh
7 July 2017
The seismic industry could reduce its impact on the marine environment, particularly on sound-sensitive whales and dolphins, by using new technology during oil and gas exploration, new research has found. Typical seismic surveying for oil and gas exp Read more »
Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory
6 July 2017
(Cape Town, South Africa – 06 July 2017) Hong Kong has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 tonnes of ivory tusks disguised in a container of frozen fish. The seizure was made on Tuesday, 4th July, Hong Kong customs of Read more »
Jason Bell appointed IFAW Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
5 July 2017
IFAW has appointed South African Jason Bell as Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare. In his new role, Bell will lead all of IFAW programmatic work in the areas of Landscape Conservation, Community Animals, Animal Rescue, Marine Mammal C Read more »
#NoIvoryInEu: An IFAW campaign to close the European ivory trade
3 July 2017
A new campaign to end the sales of ivory in Europe is being launched today by the International Fund for Animal welfare. Elephants are in crisis. After surviving for over 5 million years, these sentient, highly intelligent and social animals are now Read more »
IFAW names Sonja Van Tichelen Vice President of International Operations
27 June 2017
Today International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) promoted Sonja Van Tichelen from European Union (EU) Regional Director to Vice President of International Operations to develop strategies that effectively address pressing international animal welfa Read more »
IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction
26 June 2017
IFAW has rejected as shortsighted and potentially dangerous, plans by South Africa’s biggest rhino breeder to sell part of his rhino horn stockpile – 500 kgs of horn – in a legal global online auction in August 2017. “Any trad Read more »
Elephant populations increase in Tsavos
21 June 2017
Elephant populations in the Tsavos have increased to 12, 866 in the last three years. This is according to the aerial elephant census results officially announced at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters by Director General Kitili Mbathi. Res Read more »
India reveals massive illegal online trade in endangered Monitor lizards
21 June 2017
Yet another bizarre online trade in animal parts was revealed today, as Indian investigators announced they had uncovered massive evidence of the trade in endangered monitor lizards for their unusual “forked” penises. Hatha Jodi, are tou 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 »
Lion in Mara Northern Conservancy, Kenya
23 September 2017 by Carson Barylak
This week IFAW joins wildlife advocates, big cat experts, and accomplished filmmakers at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Read more »
rhinos in Solio Game Reserve
22 September 2017 by Christina Pretorius
Dr. Joseph Okori, originator of World Rhino Day, joined IFAW earlier this year to lead our landscape conservation programme Read more »
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, Maine
22 September 2017 by Peter LaFontaine
Leaks from the White House could herald bad news for some of the United States’ most pristine and important Read more »
Dr. Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel
20 September 2017 by Azzedine Downes
Dr. Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel will be the first guest when IFAW launches a new Read more »
celebrities join with ifaw to protect the us endangered species act
20 September 2017 by Carson Barylak
With the support of over two dozen celebrity advocates, IFAW is taking a stand to protect the US Endangered Species Act ( Read more »
#OneActForAll
20 September 2017 by adintino
#OneActForAll The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has partnered with over two dozen celebrities, including Read more »
Devastation on St. John in the wake of Hurricane Irma
18 September 2017 by Shannon Walajtys
As I write this, I am on an aircraft surrounded by disaster response teams. Police officers, Forest Service officers, rapid Read more »
us coast guard helps ifaw deliver dog food in the wake of hurricane irma
17 September 2017 by Res (Andreas) Krebs
It’s my first time deploying with IFAW’s Disaster Response team, and it has been an eye-opening experience. The Read more »
Barbuda environment officer reunites with his dog after hurricane irma
17 September 2017 by Jennifer Gardner
Alexander Desuza pulled up to a white cement house and jumped out of our assessment vehicle, calling out for his two dogs. Read more »

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Hunted down! Dramatic moment a notorious gang of ivory poachers are caught in an undercover sting in Zambia: Photo documentation of the dramatic moment notorious ivory poachers are caught –  read more.

How Lizard Genitalia Became a Black Market Craze: Monitor lizards were poached for their meat and skins… now they’re dying for their penises –  read more.

Whale Strikes and Kills Canadian Rescuer After He Helps Free It: Marine community mourns the loss of Joe Howlett, dedicated whale rescuer who died after successfully disentangling a whale –  read more.

‘Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly’ Team Travels to Kenya to Report on Efforts to Protect Elephants   read more.

 

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