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uk moves forward on a total ivory ban
6 October 2017 David Cowdrey
Hearing today that the UK government is launching a consultation to ban ivory is brilliant news. IFAW and our peers Read more »
This year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) plans to release 12
This year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) plans to release 12 cubs in 4 regions - Pskov, Tver, Kirov Read more »
ifaw and celebrities joely fisher dereck beverly joubert attend jackson hole
5 October 2017 Kelvin Alie
We're coming off an inspiring week among peers and experts who are putting their skills to work in telling the story of Read more »
wild bull mated with orphan elephant matriarch in zambia
3 October 2017 Lisa Olivier
The matriarch, Chamilandu, of a release herd in Kafue National Park, reached an important stage of her rehabilitation on Read more »
IFAW Disaster Response teams have re-deployed to the US Virgin Islands.
2 October 2017 Res (Andreas) Krebs
  IFAW Disaster Response teams have re-deployed to the US Virgin Islands of St. John and St. Thomas, and are working Read more »
IFAW's Youth Forum delegates in South Africa
29 September 2017 Imogen Scott
The following blog was submitted by Youth Forum for People and Wildlife delegate Josephine Crouch - IS “You know, Read more »
The author with orphaned elephants in Zambia
28 September 2017 Lisa Olivier
The following blog was submitted by Kafue Release Facility research volunteer Lina Schaefer. - LO When I first arrived at Read more »
IFAW responds in the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated Mexico
25 September 2017 Erika Flores
As soon as we had heard of the terrible earthquake in Mexico City, our team in Playa del Carmen knew we had to respond. Read more »
CLAW's Date a Dog Program
23 September 2017 Sheena Dale
His paws just reach the top of the play pen. His eyes peering up as hands reach down and stroke his silky soft coat. His Read more »
27 October 2016
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Watch Video »
26 October 2016
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Watch Video »
24 October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
25 October 2016
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Watch Video »
18 October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
17 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 »
17 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 »
6 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 »
4 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 »
Big cats – Predators under threat
2 March 2018
Big cats may never have been in more danger, and they need help. World Wildlife Day sharpens global focus on not only the threats that face these iconic predators, but also celebrates and encourages support from the public in helping ensure they surv Read more »
Combating wildlife crime in Uganda
20 February 2018
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda. The training workshop hosted by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in partnership with the International Fund Read more »
Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants
2 February 2018
An ivory surrender to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade has received overwhelming support from the UK public with almost 500 ivory items weighing around 150kgs donated in just a few months. The International Fu Read more »
First North Atlantic right whale mortality in 2018
29 January 2018
The critically endangered North Atlantic right whale population was dealt a devastating blow in 2017. Seventeen right whale mortalities were documented by teams in the US and Canada. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has led necropsy e Read more »
Collaborative project seeks to improve response to marine mammal strandings
18 January 2018
  Every year, hundreds of dolphins, whales, porpoises and seals strand along coastlines around the world. Fortunately in some locations, networks of scientists, vets, and volunteers are able to respond to these animals and rescue some that com Read more »
Rescued endangered rhinos one step closer to the wild
9 January 2018
Three female rhino calves rescued from monsoon floods that devastated Kaziranga National Park in 2016 and hand-raised at the IFAW-WTI Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) were translocated to Manas National Park for eventual reh Read more »
China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Nee
1 December 2017
Yesterday, Chinese Customs announced they had seized 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales – the largest seizure of pangolin scales to date – from a ship in Shenzhen in July. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups who worked successfully t Read more »
Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports
27 November 2017
The world’s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei whales. While many governments expressed concern, ultimately it was decided only to seek more information from Japan at this ti Read more »
Alberta poison program kills more wildlife than wolves
7 November 2017
New data uncovered through a Government of Alberta Freedom of Information Act request underscores the urgent need to stop the cruel and unethical poisoning of predators in Canada. Between 2012 and 2017, 168 animals were reported killed from strychnin 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 »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Barbary Macaque - 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 »
Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants
3 April 2018 by adintino
Today’s announcement by the Government of a ban on ivory sales has been welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Read more »
1.2 million people call on Commissioner Vella to close ivory trade across EU
28 March 2018 by adintino
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the global campaigning movement Avaaz hand Read more »
Six Orphaned Asian Elephant Calves, Hand-raised at CWRC, Moved to Manas National
21 March 2018 by adintino
Six orphaned female elephant calves that had been hand-raised at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation Read more »
Leading tech companies unite to stop online wildlife traffickers
7 March 2018 by adintino
The world’s leading e-commerce, technology and social media companies are joining forces with Google and World Read more »
Big cats – Predators under threat
2 March 2018 by adintino
Big cats may never have been in more danger, and they need help. World Wildlife Day sharpens global focus on not only the Read more »
Combating wildlife crime in Uganda
20 February 2018 by adintino
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Read more »
Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants
2 February 2018 by adintino
An ivory surrender to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade has received overwhelming Read more »
First North Atlantic right whale mortality in 2018
29 January 2018 by adintino
The critically endangered North Atlantic right whale population was dealt a devastating blow in 2017. Seventeen right whale Read more »
Collaborative project seeks to improve response to marine mammal strandings
18 January 2018 by adintino
  Every year, hundreds of dolphins, whales, porpoises and seals strand along coastlines around the world. Fortunately Read more »

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