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1.2 million people call on Commissioner Vella to close ivory trade across EU
28 March 2018
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the global campaigning movement Avaaz hand over more than 1.2 million signatures to Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, calling o Read more »
Moroccan government, IFAW and AAP launch local scouts unit to combat poaching of
21 March 2018
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection (AAP), in close cooperation with the High Commission for Water and Forests and the Fight against Desertification (HCEFLCD) officially launch a new unit of local scout Read more »
Leading tech companies unite to stop online wildlife traffickers
7 March 2018
The world’s leading e-commerce, technology and social media companies are joining forces with Google and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to render online platforms and apps inoperable for wildlife traffickers to trade in endangered species. Today, 21 Read more »
Big cats – Predators under threat
2 March 2018
Big cats may never have been in more danger, and they need help. World Wildlife Day on 3 March sharpens global focus on not only the threats that face these iconic predators, but also celebrates and encourages support from the public in hel Read more »
Capacity building workshops in Morocco to combat wildlife trade
20 February 2018
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), in collaboration with the High Commission for Water and Forests and the Fight against Desertification (HCEFLCD) and AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection (AAP), organizes two training workshops for the c Read more »
World Pangolin Day: Reminding the world of a disappearing species
17 February 2018
February 17 marks World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world’s most illegally traded mammal and in danger of extinction. According to media reports, in 2017 nearly 50 metric tons of pangolin scales were seized worldwide, repre Read more »
Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants
2 February 2018
An ivory surrender to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade has received overwhelming support from the UK public with almost 500 ivory items weighing around 150kgs donated in just a few months. The International Fu Read more »
Staci McLennan appointed EU Director for IFAW in Brussels
22 January 2018
IFAW has appointed Ms. Staci McLennan as the new Director of the European Union (EU) office in Brussels as per 1 December 2017. McLennan has extensive experience working on animal welfare, wildlife and environmental policy. She has worked in Brussels Read more »
NGOs demand a ban on EU ivory trade
13 December 2017
On Friday 8 December, the final day of the public consultation on the EU ivory trade, the European Commission hosted a meeting with stakeholders to hear their views on the action needed for the EU to effectively combat ivory trafficking. Elephan Read more »
The IFAW-WTI team of veterinarians successfully operated on a fractured foreleg
31 October 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The IFAW-WTI team of veterinarians successfully operated on a fractured foreleg of a female binturong at the jointly run Read more »
Most migratory species are exposed to a range of threats as they travel, mostly
27 October 2017 Matt Collis
The world’s biodiversity is declining fast- none more so than migratory species.  These species range from Read more »
Shukhova stands beside one of her wildlife portraits. Photo courtesy of Sofiya S
26 October 2017 Elena Zharkova
Last September, IFAW brought together 34 young conservation leaders and CITES decision makers in the first ever Youth Forum Read more »
ifaw kelvin alie travels to his home island of dominica after hurricane maria
26 October 2017 Kelvin Alie
It has been an excruciating month for me since Hurricane Maria slammed my home island of Dominica. There was almost no Read more »
ifaw kelvin alie travels to his home island of dominica after hurricane maria
26 October 2017 Kelvin Alie
It has been an excruciating month for me since Hurricane Maria slammed my home island of Dominica. There was almost no Read more »
IFAW's Senior VP, Lt Faye Cuevas on the ground in Kenya
24 October 2017 Kerry Branon
This article, written by Story Hinckley, originally appeared in The Christian Science Monitor on October 23, 2017. --KB Read more »
humpback whale off the coast of australia
17 October 2017 Azzedine Downes
The article below was authored by Azzedine Downes, IFAW President and CEO, for distribution in the upcoming Convention Read more »
Owners, who were evacuated or traveling when hurricanes Irma and Maria struck, a
16 October 2017 Jennifer Gardner
Happy tears streamed down Elsa Angel’s face as she opened the crate and hugged her dog. They had been separated for Read more »
The Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery (ZEN) outside of Harare is home to six young eleph
13 October 2017 Dr. Joseph Okori
UPDATE: Molly is the newest addition to the ZEN herd. She arrived into our urgent care center at the Zimbabwe Elephant Read more »
28 April 2015
They were found hungry and alone without their mothers back in 2012 Gerakati and Agora, two wild Asiatic water Watch Video »
13 April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Watch Video »
26 March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
18 February 2015
The pickup truck is making its way over a bumpy meadow towards the sheep enclosure. Three large livestock guardian dogs - Watch Video »
6 March 2015
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Watch Video »
3 March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
17 February 2015
Watch how the tigress dashes out of her crate and lets out a big roar. The dawn of Valentines Day heralded freedom for a Watch Video »
13 February 2015
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26 January 2015
I’ve been working with Stanford Owl, the Sagamok First Nation’s Animal Control Officer, for three years now. Watch Video »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 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 »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
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
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pangolin Fact Sheet
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Southern White Rhino - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Elephants - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Barbary Macaque - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
accobams mediterranean study of whales and dolphins
4 September 2018 by Anna Moscrop
Alexandros Frantzis writes from on board vessel Song of the Whale, from the Hellenic Trench, off south Crete, Greece about Read more »
15 August 2018 by CT Harry
Update: On September 28th, 2018, the National Marine Fisheries Service released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to Read more »
Elephants migrate despite protected area boundaries and international borders
1 August 2018 by kferrari
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria set out to unravel migration in Read more »
Minke whaling in Iceland has stopped
27 July 2018 by tdegroot@ifaw.org
Hunting of minke whales has ended in Iceland. Media sources reported today that cost and poor profits has made whaling no Read more »
whale research vessel in the Mediterranean
23 July 2018 by Anna Moscrop
Song of the Whale arrives in Monaco, at the halfway point in summer research project in the Mediterranean R/V Song of Read more »
whale day in reykjavik iceland 2018
16 July 2018 by Patrick Ramage
Record numbers come together to celebrate whales in Iceland - despite harpoons trained on endangered fin whales A record Read more »
13 July 2018 by Eleonora Panella
In the past months, we have seen some promising steps for the protection of elephants at the European level, steered also Read more »
Reports indicate blue whale or rare blue/fin whale hybrid killed by Icelandic wh
12 July 2018 by Sigursteinn Masson
Early on the morning of July 7th, Icelandic whaler Kristian Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur hf, the only Icelandic company involved Read more »
Underwater noise discussed for first time at European Parliament
3 July 2018 by Eleonora Panella
Sonic Sea (by IFAW, NRDC, and Imaginary Forces) is a feature length award-winning documentary that highlights the Read more »

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