5 reasons to join our efforts to end the black market trade in exotic pets

Aug 9 2013
5 reasons to think before you leap into an exotic pet purchase

The IFAW MENA office recently held a "Wildlife Trade in UAE" seminar promoting responsible tourism by encouraging travelers to "Think Twice" before buying wildlife souvenirs.Keeping wild animals as pets is an ongoing issue in the Middle Ea

History in the making, three new rhino babies spotted by exhilarated vet in India

Aug 2 2013
Jamuna and her newborn calf © IFAW-WTI/O.Basumatary

Jamuna and her newborn calf © IFAW-WTI/O.BasumataryThis post was written by, Dr.

On World Ranger Day, honor those risking their lives to protect wildlife

Jul 31 2013
Photo: left to right  James Isiche, IFAW East Africa Director, Julius Kipng'etic

Photo: left to right - James Isiche, IFAW East Africa Director, Julius Kipng'etich, former Director of Kenya Wildlife Service and Azzedine Downes, IFAW President and CEO.Today, July 31st 2013, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) joins wildlife park rangers around the world t

ACTION: Senate introduction shows growing support for captive big cats legislation

Jul 30 2013
The Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act, aimed at banning private possessi

Urge your Senator to co-sponsor S.1381 today, and share this action with your local first responders!Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (a respected Democrat of Connecticut, and former Attorney General of that state) introduced S.1381, a Senate companion to H.R.

IFAW salue le travail des douanes de la Polynésie française

Jul 30 2013
L'un des crânes de macaques qui ont été récupérés.Crédit photo: Douane française

L'un des crânes de macaques qui ont été récupérés.Crédit photo: Douane françaiseLes douanes polynésiennes ont saisi,  en début de semaine, quatre crânes de macaques à longue queue, un petit singe inscrit à l’annexe II de la CITES en raison du braconnage dont il est victime et dont l’aire de répartition se limite aujourd’h

WATCH: eyewitness video of the exploitation of wildlife at the Barnstable County Fair

Jul 30 2013

After attending the Barnstable County Fair on the 20th of July and watching two of the three Rainforest Experience shows that day, my initial concerns for the welfare of the animals and the true value of the educational messages were only amplified greatly by what I witnessed.

In apprehension of wildlife trafficking culprit, praise for Polynesian customs

Jul 30 2013
Image c. Douane française

One of the macaque skulls recovered. c. Douane françaiseThe week started off with a bang as Polynesian customs seized four long tailed macaque skulls. This species of small monkey is listed in Appendix II of CITES as it is a target for poachers, and it is only found in the Island of Sumatra and the Philippines.

Engaging Police and Crime Commissioners in the fight against wildlife crime in the UK

Jul 30 2013
Engaging Police and Crime Commissioners in the fight against wildlife crime in t

This partnership brings together the Government, law enforcers and Non-Governmental Organisations so we can increase our effectiveness in combating wildlife crimeThe killing of elephants in their tens of thousands for ivory trinkets and the horrific poaching of rhinos for t