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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 »
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 »
France, Germany, Spain: over 1,7 tons of ivory seized throughout the EU since Ap
9 June 2016
Over the past three weeks, French and German customs authorities have seized respectively 350kg and 625kg of illegal ivory. In April, the Spanish Civil Guard seized 744kg of ivory. These three seizures, amounting to more than 1,7 tons, are a reminder Read more »
Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France
2 May 2016
The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales Read more »
SONIC SEA premieres Thursday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
2 May 2016
Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another.   This is even more apparent deep d Read more »
Shot in face by poachers, new cub joins three orphans recovering at Russia centr
21 March 2017 Ekaterina Blidchenko
Two months ago, a tiger cub was admitted to the International Fund for Animal Welfare-supported PRNCO Tiger Centre with a Read more »
Raptors, like this falcon rehabilitated at the IFAW raptor rescue center in Beij
17 March 2017 Aurore Morin
 A criminal network trafficking thousands of endangered birds has been dismantled in France and Belgium. Following a Read more »
Nine things you may not know about dolphin strandings
15 March 2017 Kerry Branon
On the occasion of dolphin awareness month, we would like to share a few facts about these charismatic cetaceans. Dolphins Read more »
Testing of elephant collars involves moving the collars around.
14 March 2017 Lisa Olivier
To ensure the proper operation of the satellite collars that will be fitted on a couple of the rehabilitated elephants of Read more »
A fin whale spouting at the surface.
9 March 2017 Sharon Livermore
Encouraging news has reached us overnight from Iceland that the country’s lone fin whaler and fisheries magnate, Read more »
Switzerland bans seal products
9 March 2017 Sheryl Fink
IFAW is celebrating  another victory for seals this week,  as Switzerland became the 35th country to ban seal Read more »
Shocking: A rhino falls victim to poaching in the very heart of France
7 March 2017 Aurore Morin
The Thiory Zoo, 60km from Paris, made a gruesome discovery this morning upon finding one of its three white rhinos killed by Read more »
Satao 2 was a tusker with extremely long tusks like this elephant in Tsavo Natio
7 March 2017 Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Our tenBoma counter-poaching initiative partner, Tsavo Trust, which operates the Big Tusker Project, confirmed for us the Read more »
2 March 2017 Azzedine Downes
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Read more »
13 November 2013
After speaking with ministerial level representatives from around the world at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Watch Video »
8 October 2013
More than 500 South African school children attended Jungle Theatre Company performances. In the video above, the author Watch Video »
17 September 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes discusses why the opening of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm is Watch Video »
5 September 2013
In this three part series, we follow the International Fund for Animal Welfare's purpose built research vessel, the Watch Video »
29 July 2013
Watch "Night of the Whale - part II" above, documenting research conducted in 2012 near Stellwagen Bank off Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Cats, Dogs, and Watch Video »
29 July 2013
Animals do not own passports. They do not know which nation they belong to, and for them country borders are meaningless. A Watch Video »
23 July 2013
Earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) team deployed to the Republic of Congo as part Watch Video »
19 July 2013
On Wednesday, July 17th, we held a ceremony in one of the most spectacular places on earth, watched over by Mount Watch Video »
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
by rbartlett
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation f Read more »
IWC-65 Main Outcomes
by rbartlett
The 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting has come to a close. While there were some very big decisions taken f Read more »
Combating Elephant Poaching and the Ivory Trade
by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is working with governments, customs officers and security personnel to prot Read more »
Bidding against survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions
by jjones
The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in the U.S. Ivory Market African elephants are facing the biggest crisi Read more »
UNEA Illegal trade in wildlife draft resolution 2014
by rbartlett
A draft resolution by the UNEA concerning the crisis of illegal trade in wildlife. Read more »
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whaling: implica
by rbartlett
As the global intergovernmental body charged with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling, the IWC adopted a Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
by rbartlett
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
Southern Right Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
Southern right whales are one of the most commonly seen whales in Australian waters. Their name arises from the unfortunate f Read more »
Sperm Whale Fact Sheet
by rbartlett
These sociable and deep-diving whales get their name from a peculiar organ inside their giant heads, the spermaceti organ, wh Read more »
ifaw and celebrities joely fisher dereck beverly joubert attend jackson hole
5 October 2017 by 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 by Lisa Olivier
The matriarch, Chamilandu, of a release herd in Kafue National Park, reached an important stage of her rehabilitation on Read more »
IFAW's Youth Forum delegates in South Africa
29 September 2017 by 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 by Lisa Olivier
The following blog was submitted by Kafue Release Facility research volunteer Lina Schaefer. - LO When I first arrived at Read more »
rhinos in Solio Game Reserve
22 September 2017 by Christina Pretorius
Dr. Joseph Okori, originator of World Rhino Day, joined IFAW earlier this year to lead our landscape conservation programme Read more »
13 September 2017 by Eleonora Panella
Whales are magnificent creatures; they have entranced seafarers, children and tourists and inspired literature all over the Read more »
Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015
13 September 2017 by aclark
We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen Read more »
New report reveals scale of ivory seizures across Europe
13 September 2017 by David Cowdrey
A new IFAW report looking at the illegal ivory trade across Europe in the past ten years has found that the European Union Read more »
Imperial Parrot, an endangered and endemic parrot on the island of Dominica
30 August 2017 by Tania McCrea-Steele
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) congratulates the Portuguese government for introducing a ban on wild Read more »

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