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22nd February 2016 Elena Zharkova
Animals_3_3_3b from wildperspective on Vimeo. Update: During one week more than 100,000 people saw the Russian version of a Read more »
Pangolins are prized for their meat and scales. Just one small animal can cost t
20th February 2016 Mark Hofberg
Today, IFAW is joining animal lovers all over the world to celebrate one of the most unusual animals in the world: the Read more »
19th February 2016 Joaquin de la Torre
We were doing a survey in Guadalupana, a low-income neighborhood in Playa de Carmen, when we found a homeless mommy dog Read more »
Latest roaming dogs community workshop concern
19th February 2016 Ellie Milano
In the small town of Ključ, in the northwestern part of Bosnia-Herzegovina, I’m sitting in the back corner of a caf Read more »
The release of Purabi and Dwimalu brings the total count of rhinos released by I
18th February 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two rhinos, Purabi and Dwimalu, having undergone acclimatisation at an enclosure set up by Wildlife Trust of India, Read more »
Cupid draws back his bow: Budding romance for Siberian tigers
18th February 2016 Ekaterina Blidchenko
© PRPO "TIGER Center" We continue to monitor the rehabilitated Amur tigers released in Far East Russia in Read more »
The author of the bill describes it as “a common-sense solution to the inhumane,
17th February 2016 Carson Barylak
This week Senators Richard Blumenthal and Bernie Sanders introduced the Big Cat Public Safety Act (S. 2541) in the U.S. Read more »
CLAW’s vets rely on their hands to help dogs
17th February 2016 Mandi Smallhorne
Morning at the medical/surgery operation of Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW), currently located in Krugersdorp, leaves Read more »
Outreach allows us to provide aid to dogs and cats and meet their owners.
16th February 2016 Joaquin de la Torre
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has just started a new community outreach program in Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Read more »
30th May 2012
I have travelled to nearly all of the International Fund for Animal Welfare projects around the world, and have always been Watch Video »
10th May 2012
Every year, thousands of elephants are slaughtered for their ivory. Join our elephant march today to convince governments Watch Video »
30th April 2012
In this video interview, International Fund for Animal Welfare, James Isiche Director, Eastern Africa, gives a terrific Watch Video »
19th April 2012
I get asked a lot why IFAW travels to the ice each year to document the commercial seal hunt. Many people believe the Watch Video »
13th April 2012
There is nothing more frustrating than being prepared to document the commercial seal hunt and being kept down by one thing Watch Video »
28th March 2012
This post was modified from a yet unpublished letter to the editors of Canada’s Corner Brook Western Star newspaper Watch Video »
Getting Real – Urgent Plan Hopes to  Reverse Onslaught on Elephants
4th December 2013
Hope for the future of elephants grew a little rosier today, when ministerial delegates to the IUCN African Elephant Summit in Botswana agreed to take urgent action to halt poaching and ivory trafficking. Importantly, delegates committed to classifyi Read more »
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4th December 2013
An exercise to fit tracking collars on four elephants within the Amboseli eco system was completed in Kenya today. The GPS collars, which transmit a satellite and radio signal, map out the elephants’ migratory routes and identify how expansivel Read more »
At Moscow polar bear forum, IFAW calls for an end to international commercial tr
3rd December 2013
At an international polar bear forum this week marking the 40th anniversary of the “Agreement on the Conservation of the Polar Bear”, the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) called on countries to go further in addressing the thr Read more »
Scottish university criticised for supporting Iceland’s cruel whaling programme
25th November 2013
The University of Aberdeen is being urged to publicly sever links with Iceland’s whaling programme after its researchers analysed data from whales harpooned in Iceland under the guise of ‘scientific whaling’. The International Fund Read more »
Animal Welfare Not a Trade Barrier says WTO in EU Seal Case
25th November 2013
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) today released its first panel ruling on animal welfare in the trade dispute between  Canada and Norway challenging the European Union regulation forbidding the placing on the market of seal products derived fr Read more »
The EU Seal Products Ban and the Challenge at the WTO – Ruling of the WTO Panel
21st November 2013
On February 18, 2012, Canada and Norway challenged the European Union’s seal products trade restrictions at the World Trade Organization (WTO). On Monday, November 25, 2013 the WTO panel in Geneva is expected to make its ruling on the challenge Read more »
Roaring with Disapproval for Lion Meat at M. Wells Steakhouse
20th November 2013
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the opening of M. Wells Steakhouse and the possibility of the inclusion of lion meat on the menu:  “A Read more »
IFAW kickstarts vaccination campaign  and food relief for animals in the Philipp
18th November 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), working alongside the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), has started a vaccination campaign for Typhoon-stricken animals in Leyte and Samar islands.   A team composed of  IFAW and PAW Read more »
15th November 2013
The European Union’s 7th Environmental Action Plan, also known as a General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020, was approved today by the EU Council. The theme of the plan is ‘living well, within the limits of our planet’. A 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 »
DAD veterinarians are working alongside Accion Animal Ecuador to start vaccinati
13th May 2016 by Shannon Walajtys
Quiet is the most frightening sound after a disaster.  It means that rescue crews, victims’ loved ones, and Read more »
The injured, stressed and highly dehydrated calf was rescued in the hilly Amsorl
12th May 2016 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
A male Asian elephant calf, estimated to be just over a year old, had been wedged between rocks for 72 hours in the hilly Read more »
10th May 2016 by Joaquin de la Torre
After more than a year of planning, designing, and collaborating with our local partner Coco’s Animal Welfare, our Read more »
Smuggling cobras and other kinds of reptiles is common in Egypt, but trafficking
9th May 2016 by Dima Abo Kous
Last month, 60 cobras were confiscated in the Cairo airport after a customs officer detected suspicious movement while Read more »
Right whale calf found dead in Cape Cod waters
6th May 2016 by Misty Niemeyer
I joined my fellow International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) responders last night to examine a dead North Atlantic Read more »
In memoriam: Dr Saskia Karius
6th May 2016 by Mandi Smallhorne
You never forget where you were when you first heard bad news. I was taking a day off after a conference in Accra, Ghana, Read more »
A necropsy is being performed today on a dead Right whale found off Chatham.
6th May 2016 by slajoie
On Thursday May 5, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported near Morris Island. The Chatham Harbor Master towed it to Read more »
4th May 2016 by Mila Danilova
Now that the bear cubs have made the transition from bottle feeding to eating from a bowl and the temperatures are milder Read more »
Hawaii was likely the biggest remaining market in the US ivory trade, and passag
4th May 2016 by Peter LaFontaine
The Hawaii legislature has just passed a bill to restrict sales of ivory and other wildlife products from imperiled species 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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