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The ivory crush in Times Square put a focus on the Ivory trade in the US.
25 September 2016 Peter LaFontaine
The debate over the ivory trade in the US – is American consumption a problem? what’s the real impact of our Read more »
24 September 2016 Azzedine Downes
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Read more »
Youth Forum leaders find diversity, challenge, inspiration in South Africa
23 September 2016 Nancy Barr
After months of engagement with more than one thousand people in the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife online Read more »
23 September 2016 Erica Martin
At a standing room only event, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was delighted to bring together CITES Read more »
Leading government ministers, policy makers, enforcers, NGOs and other experts s
23 September 2016 Tania McCrea-Steele
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Conference of the Parties (CoP Read more »
22 September 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
When the worst floods hit the northeastern state of Assam this year, IFAW- WTI Animal Rescue teams successfully rescued Read more »
Chelsea Clinton discusses the need to double down on elephant protection at the
22 September 2016 Andy Wilson
Chelsea Clinton raised the plight of the African elephant to the top of the agenda at the very last meeting of the Clinton Read more »
22 September 2016 Azzedine Downes
I’m here in Johannesburg, South Africa leading the delegation from  the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( Read more »
Wayward manatee finally rescued on Cape Cod
22 September 2016 Katie Moore
UPDATE (September 27, 2016): During a routine medical exam, Mystic Aquarium staff discovered that the wayward manatee named Read more »
30 May 2014
On Wednesday morning, May 28th, as our crews were already busily loading the remaining tigers and other animals from the Watch Video »
28 May 2014
Watch the video above produced by the author on the ground in Bosnia. ~~~ In Bosnia, our Animal Rescue team's top Watch Video »
19 May 2014
In the video above we get a peek into the “Twinning Project”, a key part of IFAW’s Animal Action Watch Video »
13 May 2014
The video above features some of the adorable bear cubs under care at the IFAW Orphaned Bear Rescue Center in Russia. The Watch Video »
9 May 2014
For Mother’s Day, IFAW is sharing some video of mothers and young of the species we protect. --ED Harp seals give Watch Video »
8 May 2014
For Mother’s Day, IFAW is sharing some video of mothers and young of the species we protect. -- ED That moment of Watch Video »
5 May 2014
Tupelo, Mississippi, a city best known as the birthplace of legendary Elvis Presley is no stranger to tornados. As a year- Watch Video »
23 April 2014
BAWA videographer Adithio Noviello produced an outstanding video “From the Trash Dump to Place of Honour,”, Watch Video »
7 April 2014
Mobile scratching post - in the video above, mum's leg is usually available and is just the right size for a little Watch Video »
IFAW STATEMENT ON:   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia b
26 March 2015
Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia, citing “clear conservation benefits”. The permits in question were given to two wealthy American Read more »
Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting
25 March 2015
While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed Read more »
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24 March 2015
With the spotlight now on tomorrow’s conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana conservationists said while that Monday’s African Elephant Summit had shown significant progress by some countries, notably African countries to Read more »
World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises
19 March 2015
Governments will gather at back to back conferences in Kasane, Botswana, next week to review the successes, or otherwise, of recent attempts to better protect elephants and end illegal wildlife trade. On Monday, 23rd March, the African Elephant Summi Read more »
tenBoma—from fighting terrorism to saving elephants
16 March 2015
A unique partnership designed to lead to a breakthrough in the elephant poaching crisis was announced today by Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. A statement of intent was signed betwee Read more »
Canned! No more lion trophy imports
13 March 2015
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomes Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s ban on the import of African lion parts obtained through the particularly cruel method of ‘canned’hunting. “This decision reflects the Read more »
Belgium Calls for EU Ban on Exporting Ivory
9 March 2015
Marie Christine Marghem, Belgian Minister for Energy, the Environment and Sustainable Development has called for EU action to ban the export of ivory from all EU member states. The bold call comes as an auction house in France has suggested that buye Read more »
IFAW statement on Ringling Brother's announcement to eliminate elephants from ci
5 March 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare issued the following statement in response to Feld Entertainment's decision to eliminate elephants from its Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus per Read more »
Don't Let Them Disappear
3 March 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most importantly to take action to protect animals from wildlife crime and illegal wildlife trade on the second annual World Wildlife Read more »
Top 10 Species Priorities for a New Administration
by rbartlett
As the Obama Administration prepares to hand over the reins of the executive branch to President-elect Donald Trump, the DC-b Read more »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
Open letter on climate change to President-elect and Congress
by rbartlett
The International Fund for Animal Welfare joins 120 organizations from across civil society, including conservationists, fait 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 »
17 October 2016 by Katie Moore
We are happy to say that Washburn, the wayward, pregnant manatee we rescued last month, is one step closer to returning to Read more »
Should I support this sanctuary?
17 October 2016 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 Read more »
Tourists pose with a tiger cub at the Tiger Zoo, Sriracha, Thailand.
14 October 2016 by Carson Barylak
TripAdvisor’s travel website—which operates in 48 markets globally, covers more than 6 million attractions, and Read more »
Many threats face marine life off Kangaroo Island
14 October 2016 by Rebekka Thompson-Jones
Rebecca Keeble, Senior Campaigns & Policy Officer, IFAW Oceania, submitted this blog. This week saw a great win for Read more »
 Pamela Anderson and Vivek Menon in London for the launch of the Russia Council.
13 October 2016 by Andy Wilson
Pamela Anderson, Vladimir Pozner and other luminaries were on hand at the inaugural meeting of IFAW’s Russia Council Read more »
Orphan bear rescue centre releases six more cubs into the wild
End of summer and start of fall in Russia is the traditional release time for orphan bear cubs. By now the bear cubs on Read more »
Satellite tag data show the dolphin swimming safely in open waters.
12 October 2016 by Kristen Patchett
Marine mammal rescue and research intern Nicole Hunter has done two internships with us and is now serving as a Stranding Read more »
Soutien au Bhoutan dans son rôle de protection des tigres
12 October 2016 by Vivek Menon
Bhutan is a conservation giant among nations, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of Read more »
Authorities are hard at work protecting the Zhuravliny Sanctuary.
12 October 2016 by Ekaterina Blidchenko
Svetlaya and Borya, two tigers released as part of our tiger conservation project in Russia, are living comfortably in the 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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