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UK ivory ban welcomed as vital and historic victory to protect elephants
20 December 2018
Today’s successful passing of the UK ivory ban with Royal Assent has been welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a positive and vital step to help end the elephant poaching crisis. After the Ivory Bill passed its final Read more »
IFAW welcomes the Dutch ivory ban as a first step
17 December 2018
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) congratulates the Dutch government for making progress on the fight against ivory trade, following the announcement today of a Dutch ivory ban on raw ivory, without waiting for possible further actions Read more »
Partnering to combat wildlife crime in Kenya and Uganda
19 November 2018
A training workshop to equip enforcement officers stationed at One-Stop Border Posts (OSBP) in Kenya and Uganda with skills to detect and deter transnational wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda. The training workshop hosted by the Uga Read more »
 Global Wildlife Cybercrime Action Plan brings together critical actors in the f
12 October 2018
The world’s most endangered species are under threat from a poaching crisis and mounting evidence shows that traffickers are switching from physical markets to virtual ones, as more and more use the internet to market poached and live protected Read more »
The poaching crisis and how to tackle illegal wildlife trade under the spotlight
11 October 2018
As world leaders, private companies and others gather in London for the opening of the UK Government-hosted Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Conference, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is calling for urgent action to stop wildlife traffi Read more »
CITES censures Japan for trading in whale products from an endangered species
2 October 2018
Conservation organisations today welcomed the news that Japan’s import and sale of sei whale products from its controversial “scientific” whaling programme in the North Pacific has been censured as illegal by the global body entrust Read more »
Japan’s controversial proposal which could have ended global ban on commercial w
14 September 2018
A controversial proposal by Japan to effectively end the global ban on commercial whaling has failed after being voted down by conservation-minded countries at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, prompting Japan to suggest they may qu Read more »
Too High a Price for Elephants: Ivory Trade via Dutch Auction Houses
12 September 2018
New IFAW report Too High a Price for Elephants: Ivory Trade via Dutch Auction Houses shows that the majority of trade in elephant ivory via Dutch auction houses is illegal. At least 57.8% of all trade in elephant ivory does not meet the legal r Read more »
International Whaling Commission 2018
11 September 2018
During day two of the 67thmeeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Florianopolis, Brazil, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Braz Read more »
In a four week period the New England Aquarium brought in over 700 sea turtles.
20 January 2015 Kristen Patchett
This post was filed by Belinda Rubinstein, one of our IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research responders that helped care for Read more »
IFAW provided dog food, human relief and medical assistance to the people of Eas
15 January 2015 Jennifer Gardner
This report was filed by May Angela Felix-Razon, IFAW Disaster Response Coordinator based in the Philippines. --JG As we Read more »
Why Japan won’t defy the World Court and resume high-seas whaling
14 January 2015 Patrick Ramage
New Year’s Greetings, Whale Huggers and others, 2014 was a year of unprecedented, positive developments for anyone who Read more »
An IFAW Rescuer holding a grounded Ringed storm petrel
13 January 2015
Every year between April and July in Lima, Peru, ringed storm petrels “fall from the sky” and nobody is quite Read more »
12 January 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Read more »
I am Charlie
12 January 2015 Julie Matondo
I became an IFAW employee four years ago because I was looking for a new professional opportunity. I became part of IFAW Read more »
Zolushka was the first successfully rehabilitated cub to be reintroduced into th
12 January 2015 Anna Filippova
Five of the six Amur tigers released in the last two years through a multi-group collaboration are being closely monitored Read more »
After being released in 2014 Ustin has returned to the rehabilitation center in
Even though Ustin, one of five Amur Tigers released in 2014, showed much potential for a successful life in the wild, he Read more »
The author with an injured koala wearing its mittens.
9 January 2015 Josey Sharrad
Our Australia team’s call for koala mittens has been incredibly successful and we are now being inundated with Read more »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
24 February 2017
UPDATE: While the older orphans seemed to have accepted their temporary home quite quickly, Musolole, Nkala and Muchichili Watch Video »
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 »
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 »
29 September 2016
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Watch Video »
Amendments EP draft report NDICI proposal
by aclose@ifaw.org
IFAW along with other conservation organisations, is concerned that the original text of the Neighbourhood, Development and I Read more »
Joint NGO letter on restricting ivory trade in the EU
by aclose@ifaw.org
Letter to President Juncker, Vice-President Timmermans, Vice-President Katainen, by IFAW together with many animal protection Read more »
Thriving Together: Achieving the SDGs & Improving Wellbeing for Animals & People
by tdegroot@ifaw.org
Thriving Together: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Increasing Well-Being for Animals and People, demonstrates Read more »
Annual Report 2017 IFAW US
by adintino
Annual Report 2017 IFAW US Read more »
Joint recommendations environmental NGOs for EU action in next MFF
by aclose@ifaw.org
The EU Budget, post 2020, can be a powerful tool to strengthen the EU’s role in addressing the many, interlinked chal Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2016
by aclose@ifaw.org
IFAW Annual Report 2016 Read more »
NGOs joint help-sheet on EU Ivory consultation
by jjohnson
Help save elephants by contributing to the European Commission’s consultation on ivory trade in the EU Read more »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
24 August 2016 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
24 August 2016 by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Pangolin Fact Sheet
24 August 2016 by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that Read more »
The trade of African grey parrots for pets, and the fragmentation of their habit
23 August 2016 by Kelvin Alie
While some may think of the Africa grey parrot as nothing more than a common house pet—very talkative in nature and Read more »
Silky shark declines are primarily due to overexploitation by fisheries supplyin
18 August 2016 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
For centuries, 1,150 species of Elasmobranchs (510 sharks and 650 rays) have been utilized for their flesh, oil, and skin. Read more »
Huntwatch follows our founding campaign to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
17 August 2016 by slajoie
This year the Discovery Channel began airing a series of trailblazing documentaries on humanity’s impact on the Read more »
Almost four months following the ivory ban declaration, a decree has come.
17 August 2016 by Mia Crnojevic
In Kenya, on April 30, 2016, while President Uhuru Kenyatta was having 105 metric tons of illegal ivory burnt, the French Read more »
IFAW Statement on the Killing of a Giraffe & Zebra  by 12-Year Old Trophy Hunter
17 August 2016 by adintino
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following Read more »
Cindy Milburn, IFAW Director of Outreach and Policy Development, and University
17 August 2016 by Philip Mansbridge
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) signed a brand new Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Read more »

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