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CNN video report: illegal ivory trade linked to organized crime, military confli
5 February 2013 Azzedine Downes
This informative report from Christiane Amanpour at CNN aired while I was in Beijing, China for a week of strategy meetings Read more »
Fighting the underground trade in ivory, one collector at a time
30 January 2013 Grace Ge Gabriel
“Li Dongbao (a pseudonym), 33, has been collecting ivory decorations and accessories for six years. But last August Read more »
28 January 2013 Brian Sharp
The recent video posting of divers attempting to disentangle a wild dolphin in Hawaii (footage above) reminds me of the Read more »
The UK’s National Wildlife Crime Unit helps protect wild elephants with their in
25 January 2013 Tania McCrea-Steele
The UK’s National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) has been at the forefront of the fight to protect animals from criminals Read more »
Speak out now for African lions
24 January 2013 Jeffrey Flocken
The African lion is in trouble and needs our help. We only have until Monday, January 28 to make our voices heard. Learn Read more »
24 January 2013 CT Harry
As I sit at my desk thinking about all the preparations that need to be performed, I can’t help but wonder if it Read more »
GOOD NEWS: gibbons in India welcome a new baby to their family
23 January 2013 Sashanka Barbaruah
This post was sent to the team from International Fund for Animal Welfare/Wildlife Trust of India staffer Sheren Shrestha, Read more »
"Tika" the orphaned bear cub recuperates at NLWS. Photo by IFAW-NLWS/P.Langen
20 January 2013 Gail A’Brunzo
"We don’t know what happened to his mother. We don’t know how long he’s been alone. But it’s Read more »
African lion on the savannah
18 January 2013 Jeffrey Flocken
Countries worldwide are noticing the detrimental effects trophy hunting has on already decimated wildlife populations. Last Read more »
19 April 2017
Best known for their beautiful long necks and distinctive coat patterns, giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are fascinating Watch Video »
12 April 2017
News outlets around the world have reported that more than 100 pangolins were found and rescued after a dramatic car chase Watch Video »
12 April 2017
After several months of treatment and quarantine, orphaned tiger cubs Yarik and Lazovka are now housed together in a Watch Video »
31 March 2017
She was one of the first people I met when I moved with my wife and our one-year-old son Henry from distant Washington, DC Watch Video »
7 March 2017
Three more rescued bear cubs, a male and two females, are recovering at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Watch Video »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
28 February 2017
Rita and Yuni love their dog Popo. And thanks to the Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) program, a partnership between Watch Video »
24 February 2017
The documentary film Born to Be Free produced with support by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will open Watch Video »
27 January 2017
In 2001, The Beijing Raptor Rescue Center (BRRC) was founded to rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey in China. Raptors are Watch Video »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protec Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017
Wildlife Groups Seek to Save Species from Silent Extinction In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Eart Read more »
Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay
15 April 2017
On Thursday, April 13, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Barnstable by researchers conducting right whale surveys in Cape Cod Bay. The United States Coast Guard provided assistance by towing the carcass to a landin Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, with a fr Read more »
Experts agree Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling is not justified
3 April 2017
Japan’s so-called ‘scientific’ whaling program has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill whales for scientific research. In a report published today, the Expert Panel appointed b Read more »
Animal Welfare Coalition Applauds Reintroduction of “Big Cat Public Safety Act”
31 March 2017
Big Cat Rescue, Born Free USA, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund applaud U.S. Representatives Jeff Denham (R-CA), Walter Jones (R-NC), and Niki Tsongas (D-MA) fo Read more »
IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
29 March 2017
By week’s end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offered the following stateme Read more »
DFO Opens Commercial Seal Hunt Early, Removes Limited Protection for Mothers and
28 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be opening the commercial seal hunt early this year, allowing sealers to hunt while harp seal pups are still nursing. Traditionally, the annu Read more »
IFAW strongly opposed to sealers’ demands for early start to seal slaughter
24 March 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare condemns any early opening of the commercial harp seal hunt. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are considering suspending the annual closure of the hunt in mid-March. This is one of the few protections in pla Read more »
Annual Report 2016 IFAW US
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Annual Report 2016 IFAW US Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
US IRS 990 Tax Form
by rbartlett
Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax for Fiscal Year beginning 7/1/2015 and ending 6/30/2016 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 »
An expected adversary, Craigslist of South Africa becomes an animal welfare ally
16 January 2014 by Kati Loeffler
As we shot through the streets of Pretoria, South Africa, Smaragda Louw of “Beauty Without Cruelty” explained to Read more »
Cote d'Ivoire elephant rescue: stakes high as team prepares for historic move
16 January 2014 by Neil Greenwood
After meeting our capture team colleagues at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg, I jumped into a flight bound for Cote d' Read more »
EU Member States, Commission step toward affording wildlife the protections they
15 January 2014 by Satyen Sinha
Today the European Parliament voted in favour of a Resolution on wildlife crime which calls for increased EU action to end Read more »
EU parliament votes to stop wildlife crime
15 January 2014 by adintino
The European Parliament today voted for an EU Resolution on Wildlife Crime. The resolution, if heeded, could place the EU at Read more »
China's Twitter, called Weibo, helps generate momentum for animal welfare
14 January 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Word spread like wildfire when a group of police officers from a coastal city in southern China posted an appeal on their Read more »
Another bad taste idea for what to do with a dead whale…
13 January 2014 by Robbie Marsland
Just because you’re on the right side of a debate doesn’t mean that the other side doesn’t come up with a Read more »
Dallas Safari Club endangered black rhino auction news roundup
13 January 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy In the video above, IFAW’s N. American Read more »
10 January 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The video above outlines just a few of the enormous challenges the IFAW team will face moving this population of elephants Read more »
10 January 2014 by Dr. Ian Robinson
Watch the IFAW, "I Found A Way" TV spot above. ~~~ If, like me, you have ever witnessed a horrific natural 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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