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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 »
Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants
3 April 2018
Today’s announcement by the Government of a ban on ivory sales has been welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a positive and vital step for elephants, as it urges the Government to do all it can to ensure the ban is in Read more »
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 »
The “Adopta un caine” campaign demonstrates 21st century animal welfare thinking in Romania. ~~~ Observator, a Read more »
Animal welfare education goes online at Edinburgh University
30 April 2014 Azzedine Downes
While you probably know about Animal Action Education, our 21-year-old, rapidly expanding program geared to youth in more Read more »
Chinese legislature moves to criminalize buying and consumption of endangered an
24 April 2014 Grace Ge Gabriel
According to a new bill presented to the standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) this week, eating Read more »
The bad ship Alma
16 April 2014 Robbie Marsland
Kristján Loftsson is a whaler in Iceland. Or rather, he’s the whaler in Iceland. It’s been interesting Read more »
Are tigers eating all our food?
16 April 2014 Ekaterina Blidchenko
One of the principal causes that lead to the extinction of large predators is their competition with humans for food. Humans Read more »
9 ICJ whale ruling questions answered: Will Japan abide by the judgement?
15 April 2014 Matt Collis
Japan's spokesperson addresses the media after the World Court decision pic.twitter.com/4TECt1P0AP — Patrick R. Read more »
Campaign in Playa del Carmen vaccinates more than a thousand community cats & do
15 April 2014 Erika Flores
Having trouble viewing the slideshow? Click here. Mexico is a worldwide example that rabies eradication can happen only Read more »
Shh…! Shipping set to become quieter. The outside of the International Maritime
11 April 2014 Vassili Papastavrou
There is a chance that the oceans could soon become a quieter place for whales. The International Maritime Organization (IMO Read more »
SLIDESHOW: Saving endangered African wildlife by reducing illegal wildlife traff
11 April 2014 Mike Cadman
One recent Friday afternoon volleys of shots reverberated through the hot Miombo woodlands of the vast Kafue National Park Read more »
2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
24 February 2017
UPDATE: While the older orphans seemed to have accepted their temporary home quite quickly, Musolole, Nkala and Muchichili Watch Video »
27 October 2016
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Watch Video »
26 October 2016
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Watch Video »
24 October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
25 October 2016
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Watch Video »
18 October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
6 October 2016
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Watch Video »
29 September 2016
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Watch Video »
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 »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale
3 March 2015 by rbartlett
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger
3 March 2015 by rbartlett
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Tiger Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Polar Bear
3 March 2015 by rbartlett
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Polar Bear Read more »
IFAW-event World Wildlife Day 2015 in Hamburg © R.Otzipka
3 March 2015 by Dörte von der Reith
    Two years ago the United Nations brought the 3rd of March as the World Wildlife Day into being. We believe Read more »
World Wildlife Day, an occasion to denounce wildlife crime
3 March 2015 by Kelvin Alie
While we do and should celebrate the wonder of wildlife on this day, we must face a grim reality. An increasing amount of Read more »
3 March 2015 by Azzedine Downes
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Read more »
IFAW Relief Work for Animals Begins in Malawi
23 February 2015 by adintino
Week one, and relief efforts to save thousands of animals in flood ravaged Malawi, Southern Africa, have kicked off Read more »
20 February 2015 by svandereyd
Law enforcers from Malawi and Zambia gathered in Lusaka this week to participate in a high level training exercise aimed to Read more »
EU commission Seal Trade Regulation Amendment Proposal
19 February 2015 by rbartlett
The European Commission has tabled a new proposal amending Regulation 1007/2009 on the trade in seal products. The new 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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