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26th February 2015 Shannon Walajtys
Many thanks to GreaterGood for their support of our ongoing efforts in Ukraine! The war in Eastern Ukraine Read more »
26th February 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
“There is an elephant. I want to play with the elephant”, a little boy excitedly announced while dragging his Read more »
African Elephants: Timeline for action
25th February 2015 Peter LaFontaine
I recently told you about our bid to “uplist” African elephants to Endangered status under the US Endangered Read more »
Are China’s zoos ‘acceptable’ places for Zimbabwe’s wild baby elephants?
23rd February 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
There has been talk of Zimbabwe taking up to 80 baby elephants from their families in the wild to sell to foreign buyers, Read more »
Pangolins hold the inglorious distinction of being the most heavily trafficked w
21st February 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
Can you identify the animal above? Is it a pinecone? Maybe a walking artichoke? Actually, it is one of the most unique Read more »
The vulture was released at an awareness programme from the village where it was
20th February 2015 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
A Himalayan Griffon vulture literally came back from the dead to live a new life in the wild, thanks to the never-say-die Read more »
Chamilandu, an eight year old orphan elephant cared for at the Kafue Release Fac
19th February 2015 Sarah Davies
Chamilandu – or Chamma – an eight-year-old elephant orphan raised nearly her entire life at the Elephant Read more »
IFAW is vaccinating and treating cattle against the common diseases that wet con
18th February 2015 Christina Pretorius
Last month raging floods hit Malawi, a small country in southern Africa. They have been described to us as the worst in Read more »
17th February 2015 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Read more »
24th August 2016
Almost a year ago, September 7, 2015 to be exact, I was doing my monthly visit to one of the impoverished communities we Watch Video »
16th August 2016
In the middle of the Bay of Fundy, in the deep water of the Grand Manan Basin about 50 km southeast of Campobello Island, a Watch Video »
12th August 2016
This piece was co-authored by John Scanlon, Secretary General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Watch Video »
10th August 2016
Three of the eight rhino calves rescued from the floods in Kaziranga National Park last month were introduced yesterday Watch Video »
8th August 2016
One of the things that I enjoy after a long day of work is to get home and cuddle with my two cats. Yes, I am a cat lover! Watch Video »
4th August 2016
Rescuing any animal from an entanglement is a challenge, regardless of the species. Wary of our presence and unaware of our Watch Video »
3rd August 2016
This blog is the first in a series on the Participatory Learning and Action Program in Bali. Edo was just a few weeks old Watch Video »
8th July 2016
The cause of death of a North Atlantic right whale calf that had been floating in the water off Chatham’s shore near Watch Video »
6th July 2016
Peter Erwin/YouTube IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Response summer interns Kirsten Spray and Lianna Montgomery co- Watch Video »
Discovery Channel premieres Huntwatch – the story behind Canada’s controversial
17th August 2016
Discovery Channel acquired worldwide television rights to the feature documentary Huntwatch narrated by actor Ryan Reynolds and produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The film, which follows the 50 year history of Canada’ Read more »
Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary
17th August 2016
Although her speech in Nairobi heralded a total  ivory trade ban in France, a more toned down version has just been published in the decree issued jointly by Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy, and Marine Affairs, Read more »
IFAW Statement on the Killing of a Giraffe & Zebra  by 12-Year Old Trophy Hunter
17th August 2016
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the killing of a giraffe and zebra in South Africa by a 12-year old American trophy hunter: “It Read more »
Right Whale Disentangled in Bay of Fundy
15th August 2016
The Campobello Whale Rescue Team (CWRT) successfully disentangled a right whale Saturday afternoon in the Bay of Fundy. The whale is a six year old male, #4057, who has been dubbed FDR. He was caught up in a huge ball of nets and fishing gear on his Read more »
Tech Industry Leaders Join Forces against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Online
12th August 2016
On World Elephant Day, online companies unite against wildlife cybercriminals by adopting measures to fight illegal wildlife trade On World Elephant Day, leading e-commerce and social media companies are implementing critical steps to stop the sale Read more »
Environmentalists Successfully Defend Gray Whales from Tugboats of Exxon Neftega
10th August 2016
Representatives of environmental organizations confirm that at the end of last week Exxon Neftegaz Limited stopped navigation of tugboats in Piltun Bay. This happened two weeks after a collective appeal was sent by environmental organizations to the Read more »
IFAW congratulates African partner LATF on arrests of ivory kingpins
5th August 2016
IFAW congratulates the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) on conducting a successful operation from July 28th to August 2nd that led to the seizure of 1.5 tonnes of elephant ivory and the arrest of two ivory trafficking kingpins in the Republic of Co Read more »
Entangled seal rescued using remote sedation
2nd August 2016
Last week marked the first successful seal rescue using remote sedation on the East Coast of the U.S.  Biologists and veterinarians from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and The Marine Mammal Center (the Center) employed techniqu Read more »
Non Profit Times honors IFAW President Azzedine Downes on Top 50 Power and Influ
1st August 2016
Today the The Non Profit Times (NPT) announced their Top 50 Power and Influence list including Azzedine Downes, President and CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as one of the 16 new honorees. The award recognizes Downes’ vision a Read more »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
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 »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Southern White Rhino - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
World of Animals Issue 25
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
Campaign visual for #voteappendixi
by rbartlett
People throughout the world are demanding that CITES CoP17 protects all African elephants. This visual can be shared througho Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Elephants - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Annual Report 2015
by rbartlett
Annual Report 2015 Read more »
Corruption is rife at every point along the trade chain and the lack of active a
25th May 2015 by Jason Bell
Dear African Leader, I would like to take this opportunity, on Africa Day 2015, to urge you, as an African Leader, to take Read more »
A total of nine countries drawn from East, Central and Horn of Africa were repre
24th May 2015 by Jacqueline Nyagah
Samuel Mutua, IFAW Wildlife Trade Program Officer, writes about a recent training in Uganda. Wildlife trafficking is a Read more »
AP25 was released at the Stony Point penguin colony in Betty’s Bay.
22nd May 2015 by Christina Pretorius
On April 30, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), a long-time International Fund Read more »
The markets for wildlife products, both off and online, is threatening the survi
22nd May 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
A sea of hands held up in the air are shaking their mobile phones all at once. On everyone’s screen, a special Read more »
Tencent says No to online illegal wildlife trade
22nd May 2015 by adintino
Tencent, a leading provider of Internet services in China, The Nature Conservancy (“TNC”), and the International Read more »
Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
22nd May 2015 by adintino
Seventy one officers from Interpol, wildlife law enforcement and CITES management authorities in nine African countries, Read more »
IFAW Destroys 257 Ivory Items for World Biodiversity Day
22nd May 2015 by adintino
In celebration of the upcoming World Biodiversity Day on May 22nd, IFAW crushed 257 ivory items it had been given by Read more »
IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes appears on CNN on black rhino hunt
20th May 2015 by Azzedine Downes
Watch the video above to hear my thoughts on the black rhino hunt with CNN anchor Maggie Lake.  At the International Read more »
IFAW statement on Texas hunter killing Black Rhino in Namibia
20th May 2015 by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) Jeff Flocken responds to the killing of a black Read more »

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Michael Booth and Brant Backlund on nationalgeographic.com: 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 theguardian.com:  “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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