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Through foresight and communication, we can work together to rid the world of ra
24th May 2012 Cynthia Milburn
The International Fund for Animal Welfare welcomed the announcement by the World Organisation for Animal Health, the OIE, Read more »
Artwork from one of the young winners.
23rd May 2012 Nancy Barr
For a few months every year as part of our Animal Action Education program, the team here at the International Fund for Read more »
The cover of the Bob Hayes book "Wolves of the Yukon".
23rd May 2012 Robert Kless
It was no everyday place for a meeting: under spotlights stood bear, bison, red deer and wolf. The chairs were set out Read more »
A day in your life – actually… a day for wildlife
22nd May 2012 Peter Pueschel
A thought came to me while I was powering up my PC this morning: This is just another day in your life. That may be so, but Read more »
Spotlight Amboseli: Elephant social relationships – both long and short terms ma
22nd May 2012 Vicki Fishlock
Some of the readers of this blog have commented on my evident enjoyment of my job. I’m glad it’s so obvious, and Read more »
Teaching a new, receptive generation the value of protecting wildlife
21st May 2012 Rikkert Reijnen
I love it when my six year old daughter sings this child’s song about a baby elephant in the forest holding on to its Read more »
Continuing hope for worthy global animal welfare standards at Paris OIE meeting
21st May 2012 Cynthia Milburn
We frequently receive correspondence from International Fund for Animal Welfare supporters when they travel oversees and are Read more »
IFAW-WTI veterinarian Dr. Abhijit Bhawal places a radio collar on a sedated Asia
20th May 2012 Sashanka Barbaruah
Usually radio-collaring Asiatic black bears involves travelling to the forest site in a vehicle and a few hours journey on Read more »
Creating a legacy for tomorrow on Endangered Species Day
18th May 2012 Jeffrey Flocken
Today marks one of the least known, but most significant, holidays of the entire year – Endangered Species Day. Read more »
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 »
6th 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 »
4th October 2016
India's wild tiger numbers are very encouraging. There are 2,226 tigers there, amounting to 70 percent of the world 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 »
Unique whale research vessel sets off from Monaco for Mediterranean summer resea
24th June 2013 by adintino
A state-of-the-art whale research boat dropped anchor in Monaco at the weekend for the launch of its summer research in the Read more »
New report links the illegal wildlife trade to global security
24th June 2013 by adintino
The illegal wildlife trade is not only detrimental to many of the world’s endangered species, but also poses a genuine Read more »
Chinese Public Moved by Elephant Voices
24th June 2013 by adintino
World renowned biologist Dr. Joyce Poole led a Chinese audience into the emotional and behavioral world of African elephants Read more »
Stakeholder Engagement: Why is it important for Humane and Sustainable Dog and C
24th June 2013 by rbartlett
IFAW believes that community participation is essential to the development and implementation of a successful project. Read more »
IFAW’s Humane Community Development Process
24th June 2013 by rbartlett
IFAW will provide expertise, support and resources to communities that are committed to following a process that will Read more »
Tinku and Rupa were sighted in the wild.
21st June 2013 by Sheren Shrestha
This post was written by, Anjan Sangma, biologist, and sent to us by Shrestha, Sheren, communications coordinator, both Read more »
Mr. Loftsson's boat returns with a dead fin whale lashed to its hull.
21st June 2013 by Robbie Marsland
As the longest day passes in Iceland and despite the very sad fact that it has taken the deaths of two more endangered fin Read more »
One of the orphaned grizzly cubs on his way back to the wilderness.
20th June 2013 by Patricia Zaat
It’s almost summertime in Canada, and that means one thing for the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Read more »
IFAW Criminal Nature: global security implications 2013
20th June 2013 by rbartlett
In 2008, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) embarked on an effort to fully understand the true nature of 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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