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30 June 2018
Thousands of Icelanders and visiting tourists are expected to celebrate whales and show their support for whale protection in Iceland this weekend, despite a resumption of fin whaling in Icelandic waters in recent days. Whale Day activities will be t Read more »
Tech giant Baidu joins IFAW to save wildlife
22 June 2018
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Baidu, the leading Chinese language internet search provider, launched an historical initiative to protect biodiversity, at Baidu’s headquarters in Beijing.  In the joint initiative, nam Read more »
Iceland’s lone fin whaling company resumes hunting of endangered whales after th
20 June 2018
Harpoons are being trained on endangered fin whales in Icelandic waters for the first time in three years this summer. Kristjan Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur hf, the only company involved in Icelandic fin whaling, announced his intention to resume killing Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare and National Whistleblower Center form str
13 June 2018
Partnership bolsters efforts in tackling wildlife trafficking around the globe The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and National Whistleblower Center (NWC) have signed a strategic cooperative agreement to further advance efforts in combat Read more »
INTERPOL & IFAW co-host cross-sector workshop to address cyber-enabled wildlife
5 June 2018
Following a recent report issued by IFAW, this global workshop brings together key stakeholders to identify and share best practices. Cyber-enabled wildlife crime poses a significant threat to the survival of endangered and threatened species, s Read more »
IFAW welcomes cooperation agreement between World Organisation for Animal Health
31 May 2018
The International Coalition for Animal Welfare (ICFAW) has announced the adoption by OIE Member Countries of a cooperation agreement between the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and ICFAW. This agreement will further advance this close work Read more »
IFAW’s latest report on online wildlife trade highlights the scale and nature o
23 May 2018
Research conducted in France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom found almost one-fifth of the posts offering ivory or suspected ivory products Disrupt: Wildlife Cybercrime – Uncovering the scale of online wildlife trade – released t Read more »
ifaw accepted into the iucn
9 May 2018
Washington, D.C. – Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announces its acceptance into the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the preeminent membership Union, which provides public, private and non-governm Read more »
Humane handling and care of confiscated live animals
17 April 2018
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), in cooperation with the High Commission for Water and Forests and the Fight against Desertification (HCEFLCD) and AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection (AAP), organizes a training on the humane handling Read more »
Disrupting wildlife cybercrime in Europe and Russia – new report uncovers the sc
24 May 2018 Tania McCrea-Steele
You could be forgiven for thinking that wildlife crime is something that only affects animals and people in Africa and Asia Read more »
Victory for elephants as UK government confirms ban on ivory sales
3 April 2018
A victory for elephants! The UK Government has announced a ban on ivory sales will go ahead, with a pledge that the ban will Read more »
ifaw rescue team with parrots in dominica after hurricane maria
9 February 2018 Kelvin Alie
Core to IFAW’s work are the pillars of rescue, rehabilitation and release of animals in the places they call home. Read more »
Promising international steps on banning ivory trade - will the EU follow suit?
8 February 2018 Carmen Naves Munoz
As global leaders move to shut down ivory markets, will the EU follow suit and listen to pleas from African nations for help Read more »
international marine mammal stranding response
18 January 2018 Katie Moore
Every year, hundreds of dolphins, whales, porpoises and seals strand along coastlines around the world. Fortunately, in some Read more »
Empowering people helps protect wildlife
11 January 2018
Poaching for ivory has reached epidemic proportions in Southern Africa. Wildlife-human conflicts and accidents have caused Read more »
china ends domestic elephant ivory trade in 2017
3 January 2018 Grace Ge Gabriel
To stop the slaughter of elephants, we have to break every link on the trade chain—from poaching to trafficking to Read more »
Contrary to popular belief, no ivory is needed for business
8 December 2017 Eleonora Panella
Today, 8 December 2017 the European Commission closes its online consultation to find out what EU citizens and other Read more »
Why trade in rhino horn or elephant ivory will never help save these animals
14 November 2017 Tania McCrea-Steele
Yesterday I was asked to take part in a BBC Newsnight debate on the issue of rhino horn trade, in light of a South African Read more »
21 September 2015
Polar bears are a remarkable species; they have survived numerous ice ages and evolved to become the largest land Watch Video »
17 July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25 August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
17 July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
29 April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
2 June 2015
The death toll following the two devastating earthquakes in Nepal has reached 8,635 with over 300 people, including 89 Watch Video »
15 May 2015
IFAW’s work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia-Herzegovina is celebrating a milestone. In Watch Video »
4 May 2015
The IFAW Animal Rescue Disaster Response Team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, May 1. From the air, the team could Watch Video »
29 April 2015
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Watch Video »
EU Ivory Trade: The need for stricter measures
by rbartlett
Report written by different NGOs and submitted to the European Commission DG Environment to ask more stricter measures on ivo Read more »
An Investigation of Hawaii Online Ivory Trade (2016)
by rlemanski
Investigators compiled advertising and sales data from 47 Hawaii-based retailers and individual sellers engaged in the online Read more »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
by rbartlett
At $19 billion per year, the illegal wildlife trade ranks as the fourth most lucrative criminal activity internationally, beh Read more »
IFAW and others NGOs Joint feedback on the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Tr
by rbartlett
The Communication on the EU Action Plan by the European Commission was published in February 2016. According to IFAW and othe Read more »
Should I support this sanctuary?
by rbartlett
All of us have been grabbed at one time or another by a heart-wrenching story that tempts us to open our wallets to help a pa Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Celebrating marine milestones as we reach our 5000th response
28 November 2018 by Katie Moore
I remember my first mass stranding response. On November 27th, 1998 our team responded to three dolphins stranded in Read more »
Partnering to combat wildlife crime in Kenya and Uganda
19 November 2018 by tdegroot@ifaw.org
A training workshop to equip enforcement officers stationed at One-Stop Border Posts (OSBP) in Kenya and Uganda with skills Read more »
 Global Wildlife Cybercrime Action Plan brings together critical actors in the f
12 October 2018 by kferrari
The world’s most endangered species are under threat from a poaching crisis and mounting evidence shows that Read more »
The poaching crisis and how to tackle illegal wildlife trade under the spotlight
11 October 2018 by svandereyd
As world leaders, private companies and others gather in London for the opening of the UK Government-hosted Illegal Wildlife Read more »
Final leg of Mediterranean cetacean survey: a window into the whales’ noisy unde
3 October 2018 by Anna Moscrop
Judith Matz (IFAW trainee, Marine Conservation programme) updates from Song of the Whale surveying off the Libyan coast. Read more »
CITES censures Japan for trading in whale products from an endangered species
2 October 2018 by svandereyd
Conservation organisations today welcomed the news that Japan’s import and sale of sei whale products from its Read more »
Japan’s controversial proposal which could have ended global ban on commercial w
14 September 2018 by aclose@ifaw.org
A controversial proposal by Japan to effectively end the global ban on commercial whaling has failed after being voted down Read more »
Too High a Price for Elephants: Ivory Trade via Dutch Auction Houses
12 September 2018 by aclose@ifaw.org
New IFAW report Too High a Price for Elephants: Ivory Trade via Dutch Auction Houses shows that the majority of trade Read more »
International Whaling Commission 2018
11 September 2018 by aclose@ifaw.org
During day two of the 67thmeeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Florianopolis, Brazil, plans for a South Read more »

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Hunted down! Dramatic moment a notorious gang of ivory poachers are caught in an undercover sting in Zambia: Photo documentation of the dramatic moment notorious ivory poachers are caught –  read more.

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