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Scientists are gravely concerned about this crisis and its enormously dire impac
11th August 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
In the struggle between the survival of African elephants and unchecked ivory consumption, consumption is winning. It’ Read more »
The stage is now set for meaningful action at the global level.
7th August 2015 Peter LaFontaine
“We only get one home. We only get one planet. There is no plan B.” That’s how President Obama distilled Read more »
IFAW has long been a leader in advocacy for the welfare of the African lion.
6th August 2015 Azzedine Downes
Saddened by the trending news of #CeciltheLion’s horrific demise? Confused by the status of the lion under the US Read more »
Australia’s unique fauna and its evolution over a long period separate from the
5th August 2015 Matt Collis
This blog is part two of a two-part series on controlling feral cat populations and our relationship with wildlife in Read more »
L-R: Amela Cosovic Medic, UNDP Sector Leader, Rado Savic, Mayor of Lopare, and K
5th August 2015 Rebecca Brimley
I work to help communities develop their own plans to take care of their doggy companions, particularly in places where dogs Read more »
The cruel killings of five elephants came only a day after President Barack Obam
5th August 2015 James Isiche
In yet another poaching incident fueled by the voracious demand for ivory in the East, five elephants – a female and Read more »
Caption: Delta, United and American airlines announced they would ban all shipme
4th August 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
In the wake of Cecil the Lion’s brutal killing, the world has turned its attention to the barbaric practice of trophy Read more »
Australia’s unique fauna and its evolution over a long period separate from the
4th August 2015 Matt Collis
This blog is part one of a two-part series on controlling feral cat populations and our relationship with wildlife in Read more »
Commander Mbao has been working in wildlife protection and conservation for 25 y
31st July 2015 Michael Booth
Today, as we celebrate World Ranger Day, I had the privilege of sitting down to talk to Commander Charles Mbao from the Read more »
17th February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
13th February 2015
ob·li·ga·tion noun \ä-blə-ˈgā-shən\ 1. something that you must do because of a law, rule, promise Watch Video »
13th February 2015
Several days ago almost at the same time we received updates about two female Amur tigers Zolushka and Ilona. I continue to Watch Video »
13th February 2015
This 6th of January was such a perfect day, and I feel very fortunate to share this experience with you! IFAW and its Watch Video »
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) PROTECT PSA campaign was conceived, directed and edited by actress, Watch Video »
30th January 2015
In introducing a new puppy ad to the Super Bowl viewing audience, privately held Internet domain registrar and web hosting Watch Video »
26th January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
12th January 2015
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Watch Video »
6th January 2015
This post was filed by Belinda Rubinstein, one of our IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research responders that helped care for Watch Video »
Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn
2nd April 2015
Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to be set. “While IFAW encourages governments to Read more »
archarchive photo © IFAW Kenya ivory burnive photo © IFAW
31st March 2015
Malawi’s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the r Read more »
IFAW STATEMENT ON:   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows permits for Namibia b
26th 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
25th 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 »
archive photo © IFAW
24th 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
19th 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
16th 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
13th 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
9th 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 »
2012 SOTW Azores Research USA cruise report March 13
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left the Azores at the beginning of May bound for the north-east coast of t Read more »
Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act
An estimated 10,000 big cats are kept as pets and for profit in places like basements, backyards and roadside zoos throughout Read more »
World of Animals Issue 15
World of Animals Issue 15 Read more »
Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of the Illegal Wildlife Trade
The illicit trade in wildlife is not only a serious global environmental crime with profoundly negative impacts for endangere Read more »
IFAW WTO Seal briefing
The EU legislation being challenged by Canada and Norway is Regulation (EC) No. 1007/2009, also known as the “EU s Read more »
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs. Read more »
Amicus Brief: European Communities — Measures Prohibiting the Importation and Ma
The preliminary submissions in this brief are aimed at correcting the misleading and incomplete manner in which Canada has ch Read more »
INTERPOL’s Project Web was launched following studies by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which conclu Read more »
Saving animals
It’s been more than 40 years since a small group of concerned citizens banded together to stop Canada’s cruel com Read more »
Over the past few weeks, North Valley Animal Disaster Group’s rescuers have been
14th August 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
Firefighters are still trying to contain the ‘Rocky Fires’ and now a second one,  the ‘Jerusalem Fire Read more »
Since 2010 the number of reported ship strikes off Sri Lanka is higher than for
13th August 2015 by Russell Leaper
Researchers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups are working hard to stop more blue whales Read more »
The rally around the message was overwhelming. It even reached “trending” status
13th August 2015 by Azzedine Downes
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) posted tweets every 15 minutes during World Elephant Day yesterday across Read more »
World Elephant Day
12th August 2015 by Daryl Balfour
    We have been professional wildlife photographers since the late 1980s, photographing animals throughout Read more »
A partnership between IFAW and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), aims to protect
12th August 2015 by Jason Bell
With our #Every15Minutes campaign on Twitter today spreading awareness about the plight of elephants poached for ivory Read more »
Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th
12th August 2015 by
Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships Read more »
11th August 2015 by Azzedine Downes
Spread the word. Every 15 minutes, an elephant is killed by poachers for its tusks. Every. 15. Minutes. To echo this Read more »
11th August 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
Since the ivory was sawn into 172 pieces to fit into the luggage shows savvy smuggling tactics.   I am outraged by the Read more »
Dogs in Myanmar. Photo courtesy of Kjetil Hasselgård
11th August 2015 by Shannon Walajtys
With higher than average monsoon rainfall amounts recorded throughout Asia and 500 deaths attributed to flood-related events Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety –  read more.

Philip Mansbridge, UK director  in The Guardian: “Trail hunting is being used as a ruse to allow illegal hunts to continue.”  –  read more.

Tania McCrea-Steele, Campaigns and Enforcement Manager for IFAW UK on  “The ivory ban is working well on eBay sites”- read more.

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Officer, Washington, DC office on PBS NewsHour Rundown: “The International Fund for Animal Welfare released a study last month that surveyed Craigslist sites for 28 cities.”- read more.


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