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IFAW Statement on the Killing of a Giraffe & Zebra  by 12-Year Old Trophy Hunter
17 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 »
Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary
17 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 »
Tech Industry Leaders Join Forces against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Online
12 August 2016
On World Elephant Day, leading e-commerce and social media companies are implementing critical steps to stop the sale of illegal wildlife products online across the globe.     Today, seven companies, including eBay, Etsy, Gumtree, Micr Read more »
Calls for suspension of industrial activity which threatens critically endangere
19 July 2016
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups have called for a temporary suspension of activities by an oil and gas company which they fear are causing disturbance to critically endangered whales in Russia’s Far East. Accor Read more »
Combating Wildlife Crime in Ethiopia
11 July 2016
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers from customs, federal police, airport police and, Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) as CITES management authorities based at Bole International Airport, to comba Read more »
South Sudan ivory bust ©Khamis Adieng
24 June 2016
Yarmouth Port, MA – June 24, 2016  Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released pictures of more than a ton of ivory was seized in South Sudan last week. The ivory tusks and pieces weighed 2,800 pounds and were confiscat Read more »
The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
20 June 2016
Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last February. The European Union now has the much-needed frame to coordinate a strategic approac Read more »
IFAW together with more than 36,700 citizens urge the EU Environment Ministers t
16 June 2016
On Monday 20th June 2016, EU Ministers of the Environment will be given the opportunity to create momentum for wildlife as they will be asked to endorse the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last Februar Read more »
New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis
13 June 2016
A new study published today confirms what conservationists like the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have long stated; the experimental one-off ivory stockpile sale in 2008 was the catalyst for the widespread elephant poaching epidemic th Read more »
Wild tortoises are often stuffed inside cardboard boxes and stacked aboard
13 February 2017 Dima Abo Kous
Editor’s note: It has come to our attention that the turtles we had originally referenced are actually spur-thighed Read more »
CITES Secretary General John Scanlon (pictured here at the most recent IUCN conf
10 February 2017 Staci McLennan
This week the European Commission brought together Member States, industry and other stakeholders at a conference on the Read more »
Putu Kartama Yasa and son Kadek finally adopted Spirit
8 February 2017 Kate Nattrass Atema
When we first met Spirit, she was skinny, weak, and had a terrible wound on her back. She had been rescued by Janice Read more »
Dolphins strand around the world, including right here on Cape Cod.
3 February 2017 Katie Moore
Each year hundreds of whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) strand around the world, including right here on Cape Cod, Read more »
The IFAW-GAAP team prepares a rescue trailer, equipment and medical supplies for
2 February 2017 Shannon Walajtys
More than 100 active fires are decimating homes, fields and forests in Chile. More than 300,000 acres have been affected, Read more »
A CITES Management team of eight, together with leaders in the scientific commun
1 February 2017 Dr. Akram Darwich
UPDATE:The Iraqi officials have started to transfer the knowledge they gained from this workshop to their colleagues in the Read more »
Taking the fight against wildlife cybercrime to Kenya
25 January 2017 Tania McCrea-Steele
Wildlife cybercrime is illegal wildlife trade that has migrated online, enabling criminals to reach a much larger market, Read more »
The rescued two-week-old female elephant calf is kept warm with blankets at the
11 January 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Two elephant calves, rescued in separate incidents, have been admitted to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Read more »
Vladik (pictured) has shown an interest in fellow PRNCO Tiger Center resident Fi
10 January 2017 Ekaterina Blidchenko
While we celebrate the possible mating of Borya and Svetlaya in Russia—two graduates of the  IFAW-supported PRNCO Read more »
8 March 2013
Last week I shared a video overview from the first seal ban hearing at World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
6 March 2013
In this video International Fund for Animal Welfare Director for International Agreements, Peter Pueschel Watch Video »
5 March 2013
Warning: video contains graphic images of sealing activity. The first set of hearings on the WTO challenge concerning the Watch Video »
5 March 2013
In this brief video, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's North America Regional Director, Jeff Flocken, takes Watch Video »
4 March 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Peter Pueschel gives us an update from the floor of CITES CoP 16. Watch Video »
Jason Bell, IFAW Director Southern Africa and Director – Elephant Program, introduces IFAW’s new interactive Watch Video »
1 March 2013
Last week I represented the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
15 February 2013
  I just returned from our office in Dubai, whose mission is to reinforce the importance of protecting animals and to Watch Video »
28 January 2013
The recent video posting of divers attempting to disentangle a wild dolphin in Hawaii (footage above) reminds me of the 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 »
cheetah cub rescued by the cheetah conservation fund associates in somaliland
1 August 2017 by Gail A’Brunzo
Two cheetah cubs in Somaliland have been recently rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. Both cubs were voluntarily Read more »
ranger in kasungu national park
30 July 2017 by Deanne Gibbs
World Ranger Day is an opportunity to sing the praises of the frontline defenders of our wild places. Men and women who lay Read more »
New report shows US baseline ivory market
26 July 2017 by Peter LaFontaine
Together with our partners at TRAFFIC and WWF, IFAW released a new report Wednesday that establishes a “baseline Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
21 July 2017 by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife Read more »
Maya, a border collie, was rescued from a dog shelter and is now fully trained a
21 July 2017 by Laure Boissat
Detecting and protecting wildlife is not an easy task, especially for rare animals that are well hidden in the forest such Read more »
Rhino calf rescued from Indian floods
14 July 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) admitted a male rhinoceros calf displaced Read more »
A woman holds an ivory carving being sold at a market in Brussels, Belgium. This
13 July 2017 by Tania McCrea-Steele
This week eBay spoke up for the plight of elephants by encouraging the European Union to adopt a complete ban of all ivory Read more »
IFAW, Portuguese government officials and members of the shipping industry discu
13 July 2017 by Eleonora Panella
The documentary Sonic Sea was screened on July 12 in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, and was met with the same Read more »
IFAW urges action to reduce ocean noise pollution to protect marine mammals
12 July 2017 by svandereyd
Governments and the shipping industry need to take urgent action to stop underwater noise is the message of a new movie Read more »

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