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Elephants performing at a Ringling Brother's event.
5th December 2011 Nathan Herschler
The US government reached an agreement with the owners of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus this week to settle Read more »
2nd December 2011 Nathan Herschler
I loved and rode horses as child.  Chester, a spirited, chestnut horse, was my friend and partner on the trails Read more »
The Chinese auction house Googut website.
2nd December 2011 Grace Ge Gabriel
UPDATED: 12.5.11 On Saturday, Chinese officials stopped the illegal auction of tiger bone wine. The International Fund for Read more »
The Convention on Migratory Species logo
2nd December 2011 Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
The best outcome for me at this year’s meeting of the Convention for Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), held in Read more »
Kara training teachers on the Floating Classroom curriculum.
1st December 2011 Amanda Mirran
“I think we will have to take one this down to the pier!”, shouted the teacher from Grand Fond Primary school. Read more »
The tuna auction at the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.
1st December 2011 Clare Sterling
I recently returned from my first visit to the chaotic and beautiful country of Japan. Along with Iceland and Norway, Japan Read more »
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
30th November 2011 Cynthia Milburn
Recently I attended a meeting of Buddhist leaders and practitioners from around the world in New Delhi to celebrate the 2, Read more »
Thai flood survivor, "Pigtail"
30th November 2011 Dr. Ian Robinson
International Fund for Animal Welfare veterinarian Kati Loeffler reports from flood-stricken Bangkok after her visit to IFAW Read more »
An orphaned tiger cub currently under IFAW care.
29th November 2011 Azzedine Downes
It seems hard to believe that a year has passed since the International Fund for Animal Welfare team was in Russia meeting Read more »
28th October 2016
Matt Collis, IFAW International Whaling Commission Team Leader, summarizes what proved to be a busy but positive week for Watch Video »
27th October 2016
Editor’s Note: In light of the recent incident where an animal trainer was attacked by a tiger at a Florida fair, Watch Video »
27th October 2016
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Watch Video »
26th October 2016
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Watch Video »
24th October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
25th October 2016
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Watch Video »
19th October 2016
A new investigation is shedding light onto the wildlife product market in Oregon and underscores the urgency of wildlife Watch Video »
18th October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
17th 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 »
A win for whales and a blow against Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling at the Internat
27th October 2016
Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, today as a resolution was passed to ensure tighter scrutiny of Japan’s permitting process for its so-calle Read more »
Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extin
27th October 2016
Urgent conservation measures to try to save the world’s most threatened species of dolphin from extinction have been approved at the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia. The critically endangered vaq Read more »
25th October 2016
During day two of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, B Read more »
Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key
21st October 2016
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s so-called ‘scientifi Read more »
CITES Hits Control, Alt, Delete on Cybercrime
4th October 2016
Cybercriminals are the latest losers at the CoP17 of CITES following the Decision to ratify a commitment by all 183 Parties to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade. The Decision requires all Parties to take a raft of measures to ensure that cyberc Read more »
Sense of urgency in conserving wildlife trumps trade at CITES
4th October 2016
As the world’s biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa today, the general consensus was that conservation trumped commerce in many significant votes for animals. The Convention on International Trade in Endanger Read more »
African elephants not out of the Woods Yet
3rd October 2016
Divisions between African Parties failed elephant populations today, denying them the CITES Appendix I listing which would offer them the greatest possible protection from poaching and illegal trade. Amid dramatic scenes, the proposal - supported by Read more »
CITES Parties Reject Swaziland Request to Trade in White Rhino Horn
3rd October 2016
IFAW has 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 deny trade in white rhino horn by Swaziland. “At a time when r Read more »
Botswana Throws down Gauntlet for Elephants
3rd October 2016
Botswana has publicly recognized the elephant crisis and has thrown down the gauntlet by breaking with the group of Southern African countries that traditionally promote legalization of ivory, and declaring they can no longer support legal sales of i Read more »
Should I support this sanctuary?
by rbartlett
All of us have been grabbed at one time or another by a heart-wrenching story that tempts us to open our wallets to help a pa Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o 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 »
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 »
5th March 2013 by Sheryl Fink
Warning: video contains graphic images of sealing activity. The first set of hearings on the WTO challenge concerning the Read more »
EU Sells Out Polar Bears at CITES
5th March 2013 by adintino
The EU delegation currently in Thailand at an international conference is actively derailing the polar bear’s best Read more »
To interact with “Unveiling the Ivory Trade”, click here.
4th March 2013 by Jason Bell
In 2011 an estimated 25,000 to 50,000 elephants were killed to supply the increasing demand for elephant ivory around the Read more »
4th March 2013 by Adrian Hiel
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Peter Pueschel gives us an update from the floor of CITES CoP 16. Read more »
Image source: Wikimedia Commons - Matthew G. Bisanz
4th March 2013 by Jeffrey Flocken
This past week a Federal Appeals Court upheld the 2008 decision by the U.S. Government to list the polar bear as threatened Read more »
Unveiling the Ivory Trade Online
4th March 2013 by adintino
Urgent, interactive and as close as your nearest internet link, that’s IFAW’s Unveiling the Ivory Trade, an Read more »
The welfare basis for euthanasia of dogs and cats and policy development
4th March 2013 by rbartlett
IFAW works from the concept of ‘adequate guardianship’, which requires that an animal’s basic needs are Read more »
4th March 2013 by rbartlett
All the organisations within the ICAM Coalition seek to improve animal welfare as a common purpose, and as a priority. Dog Read more »
Humane cat population management guidance
4th March 2013 by rbartlett
Lethal methods of population control aim to eradicate or significantly decrease cat populations through culling a target Read more »

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In the news

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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