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Young leaders from 25 countries launch the Youth Forum for People and Wildlife
3 March 2016
Today, World Wildlife Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced that 34 extraordinary young leaders in conservation and animal welfare from around the world have been selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 candidates as delegates Read more »
IFAW applauds European Commission’s Action Plan to tackle illegal wildlife trade
26 February 2016
The European Commission launched the European action plan against wildlife trafficking https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/rep/1/2016/EN/1-2016-87-EN-F1-1.PDF in Brussels today, an historic EU initiative to prevent the killing and illegal trade Read more »
No fin whales to be killed in Iceland this summer
25 February 2016
No fin whales will be slaughtered in Iceland this summer, according to Icelandic media reports this morning. The country’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is quoted in Iceland’s daily newspaper Morgunbladid which claims he will Read more »
Decisive momentum in tackling wildlife trafficking for the European Union around
22 February 2016
The European Commission launches the European action plan against wildlife trafficking in Brussels on Friday 26th February 2016. In doing so it establishes another front in the global fight against the criminal trade in wildlife products such as elep Read more »
Decisive momentum in tackling wildlife trafficking for the European Union around
22 February 2016
The European Commission launches the European action plan against wildlife trafficking in Brussels on Friday 26th February 2016. In doing so it establishes another front in the global fight against the criminal trade in wildlife products such as elep Read more »
As 10th anniversary of Thames whale approaches, threats to whales remain
18 January 2016
This week will mark the 10th anniversary of the famous Thames whale - but sadly whales still desperately need our help as they face more threats now than at any other time in history. On Saturday 21 January, 2006, a team of marine mammal medics attem Read more »
INTERPOL's Operation Worthy II netted ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, more
30 December 2015
In response to INTERPOL's announcement of impact from their enforcement action Operation Worthy II, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), CEO Azzedine Downes issued this statement: We congratulate INTERPOL and the 11 countries in Africa Read more »
US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions.
21 December 2015
Responding to a petition filed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of wildlife groups, the US government today finalized a ruling to provide protections for all lions under the US Endangered Species Act.  “T Read more »
30 November 2015
Japan’s whaling fleet is being urged to leave its harpoons behind and pursue only non-lethal research as it prepares for a return to the Antarctic in the coming weeks. Japan has stated its intention to resume killing whales in the Southern Ocea Read more »
Report on animals and human wellbeing unveiled at CBD CoP 13
14 December 2016 Beth Allgood
For the last week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been here at the Convention for Biological Diversity Read more »
Last week ministers of the 28 EU countries meeting at the Justice and Home Affai
12 December 2016 Eleonora Panella
Environmental crime causes significant harm or risk to the environment and human health; the most known areas of Read more »
IFAW is advocating at the Convention on Biological Diversity CoP 13 for decision
9 December 2016 Dr. Akram Darwich
This week the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of the Parties (CoP) opened debate on a wide range of Read more »
Select ministers of environment, agriculture, fisheries, forestry and tourism le
5 December 2016 Joaquin de la Torre
Yesterday, after an opening ceremony held by the Mexican government, the 13th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Read more »
Conflict tiger driven out of Indian community after attacks
2 December 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Another tiger was saved through meticulously co-ordinated intervention of the International Fund for Animal Welfare- Read more »
Lucille Peget of the Animal Politique coalition announces the manifesto at a pre
22 November 2016 Aurore Morin
Today, during a press conference in Paris, an historical coalition of 26 French animal protection associations*, including Read more »
The alleged smuggler of the 564 kg of ivory is facing a sentence of up to two ye
17 November 2016 Eleonora Panella
Today, numerous media outlets reported the seizure of 564 kilos of smuggled ivory in Vienna. The Austrian police discovered Read more »
UPDATE: Notable bed-socked elephant orphans mingling well with India wildlife ce
16 November 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The youngest elephant calves at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Wildlife Rescue Centre (WRC) in India Read more »
De la nécessité de traduire les trafiquants de pangolin en justice en Afrique
15 November 2016 Mike Labuschagne
Pangolins young and old are slaughtered for their meat, scales and claws to be used as food and traditional medicines, Read more »
24 January 2013
As I sit at my desk thinking about all the preparations that need to be performed, I can’t help but wonder if it Watch Video »
17 January 2013
Recently, I traveled to India to support a team of local rescuers who save the lives of endangered Eastern Hoolock gibbons. Watch Video »
14 January 2013
It’s not often that one gets to witness a day-in-the-life of a wild Amur tiger, one of only 350 left in the world. Watch Video »
11 January 2013
The above SkyTV video shows the killer whales surfacing through a hole in the ice to get access to air. Whales, dolphins Watch Video »
13 January 2013
In every family there comes a time when the children have grown up and are ready to live on their own. Children look Watch Video »
17 December 2012
In this short video, produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the author and supporting staff interviewed Watch Video »
14 December 2012
On November 27, three young tigers appeared near a military unit located 8 km away from Yakovlevka village, Primorsky krai Watch Video »
4 December 2012
My good friend and colleague Sergey Bereznuk recently received some well-deserved attention when he won a Rolex Award for Watch Video »
3 December 2012
Following the success of the 21st International Conference on Bear Research and Management held last week in Delhi, today Watch Video »
IFAW Annual Report 2016
by aclose@ifaw.org
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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 »
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 »
Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015
by aclark
We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically Read more »
Animal Rescue August 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Despite a recent study that found that climate change endangers nearly 700 speci
1 June 2017 by Peter LaFontaine
Today, President Trump further damaged his environmental legacy by announcing that he will withdraw the United States from Read more »
A file photo of tusks of an elephant and the poisoned arrow used to kill the ani
16 May 2017 by Faye Cuevas, Esq.
In light of a particular trend, I imagine the poaching of an elephant to take place much like this: The poacher slowly pulls Read more »
Ivory tusks and worked products in Europe
16 May 2017 by Eleonora Panella
A guidance document adopted today by the European Commission recommends that, as of 1 July 2017, EU Member States stop Read more »
In most countries where pangolins live, the enforcement of pangolin trade laws i
15 May 2017 by Mark Hofberg
Pangolins, the world’s most trafficked wild mammals, are about to get a boost. IFAW and other like-minded groups are Read more »
Security threats force closure of rhino orphanage
9 May 2017 by Christina Pretorius
  A post shared by Thula Thula Rhino Fund (@thulathularhinofund) on May 2, 2017 at 12:56am PDT News Read more »
The tiger cub behind a still-collared Svetlaya is the latest evidence that rehab
Camera traps installed in the Zhuravliny Reserve Sanctuary have revealed that Borya and Svetlaya’s continuing Read more »
IVORY IN EUROPE: China asks the EU to take credible steps to ban ivory trade
8 May 2017 by Eleonora Panella
Ms Catherine Bearder (ALDE) on behalf of MEP4Wildlife, the coalition of Members of the European Parliament established in Read more »
Stronger protections for pangolins are desperately needed.
8 May 2017 by slajoie
Today, Malaysian officials reported they had seized over 700 kilograms of pangolin scales, worth more than $2 million, in Read more »
Filippa awaiting her release into the Russian wilderness
A rehabilitated Amur tiger named Filippa was released into the wild today. A total of seven tigers now have been Read more »

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