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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 »
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 »
Spotlight Cameroon: anti-poaching trainings already bearing fruit
1 October 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
No more than two months were needed in order to see the training in the fight against poaching delivered to village guards Read more »
NYC humane education conference workshop offers fresh animal welfare messaging
1 October 2013 Nancy Barr
“I don’t like those mean people killing elephants for their ivory tusks.” This comment I received a few Read more »
An African penguin.
30 September 2013 Valeria Ruoppolo
It is always great to attend the International Penguin Conference and I’m here, once again, representing the Read more »
CGI commitment: an expansion of our approach to save African elephants
26 September 2013 Kelvin Alie
I am delighted that IFAW is a founding partner in the Clinton Global Initiative commitment: Partnership to Save African Read more »
Committing to the Clinton Global Initiative, a milestone Partnership to Save Ele
26 September 2013 Azzedine Downes
Although New York City is half a world away from the elephants we are striving to save, standing here today with Hillary Read more »
Ocean noise cited in 08 whale mass stranding in Madagascar
26 September 2013 Katie Moore
Four years ago I rushed to Madagascar to help stop over 100 melon-headed whales from stranding and dying along the islands Read more »
The IFAW Germany team celebrates recognition by their regional UNESCO office.
24 September 2013 Nancy Barr
Our Animal Action Education team in Germany had a well-deserved evening of celebration in Bremen with UNESCO’s German Read more »
The President of Chad, Idriss Deby Itno sent out an invite to the unveiling even
24 September 2013 Paul Todd
In this brief interview with the International Fund for Animal Welfare Director for France and Francophone Africa, Cé Read more »
IFAW’s “Humane Communities: Security, Health and Animal Welfare Commitment” esta
23 September 2013 Kate Nattrass Atema
A pack of roaming dogs can strike fear into any community, often driving people to try extremely inhumane measures such as 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 »
18 September 2014 by svandereyd
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Read more »
With IWC Officials looking on, US IWC Commissioner Russell Smith, Japan's Joji M
17 September 2014 by Patrick Ramage
As I sit down to type up this blog, it’s 1:30 in the morning in Portoroz, Solvenia. And it’s been an up and down Read more »
Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16 September 2014 by adintino
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Read more »
EU joins conservation tide to increase protection for whales at IWC
16 September 2014 by adintino
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries Read more »
AAE teacher workshops help instructors introduce animal welfare to students.
16 September 2014 by Sheren Shrestha
A conscientious individual is an outcome of numerous factors. Responsible parents and good teachers are the most evident, Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
15 September 2014 by adintino
Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
15 September 2014 by adintino
Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and Read more »
IWC65: International Whaling Commission news roundup
15 September 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has been an active and vocal NGO observer of the proceedings at the International Read more »
15 September 2014 by Patrick Ramage
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Read more »

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