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 Global Wildlife Cybercrime Action Plan brings together critical actors in the f
12 October 2018
The world’s most endangered species are under threat from a poaching crisis and mounting evidence shows that traffickers are switching from physical markets to virtual ones, as more and more use the internet to market poached and live protected Read more »
The poaching crisis and how to tackle illegal wildlife trade under the spotlight
11 October 2018
As world leaders, private companies and others gather in London for the opening of the UK Government-hosted Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Conference, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is calling for urgent action to stop wildlife traffi Read more »
CITES censures Japan for trading in whale products from an endangered species
2 October 2018
Conservation organisations today welcomed the news that Japan’s import and sale of sei whale products from its controversial “scientific” whaling programme in the North Pacific has been censured as illegal by the global body entrust Read more »
Japan’s controversial proposal which could have ended global ban on commercial w
14 September 2018
A controversial proposal by Japan to effectively end the global ban on commercial whaling has failed after being voted down by conservation-minded countries at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, prompting Japan to suggest they may qu Read more »
Too High a Price for Elephants: Ivory Trade via Dutch Auction Houses
12 September 2018
New IFAW report Too High a Price for Elephants: Ivory Trade via Dutch Auction Houses shows that the majority of trade in elephant ivory via Dutch auction houses is illegal. At least 57.8% of all trade in elephant ivory does not meet the legal r Read more »
International Whaling Commission 2018
11 September 2018
During day two of the 67thmeeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Florianopolis, Brazil, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Braz Read more »
international whaling commission 2018
7 September 2018
Who: International Whaling Commission What: Pro and anti-whaling delegations considering a raft of issues related to whales and whaling at biennial meeting, including Japanese proposal which could threaten the worldwide ban on commercial whaling. Whe Read more »
Elephants migrate despite protected area boundaries and international borders
1 August 2018
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria set out to unravel migration in the world’s largest terrestrial mammal - the savanna elephant. Migration, a term often associated with wildebeest in th Read more »
Minke whaling in Iceland has stopped
27 July 2018
Hunting of minke whales has ended in Iceland. Media sources reported today that cost and poor profits has made whaling no longer economically viable closing the local whaling industry. “This is very good news for minke whales and Iceland, Read more »
Final leg of Mediterranean cetacean survey: a window into the whales’ noisy unde
3 October 2018 Anna Moscrop
Judith Matz (IFAW trainee, Marine Conservation programme) updates from Song of the Whale surveying off the Libyan coast. Read more »
accobams mediterranean study of whales and dolphins
4 September 2018 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 CT Harry
Update: On September 28th, 2018, the National Marine Fisheries Service released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to Read more »
whale research vessel in the Mediterranean
23 July 2018 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 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 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 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 Eleonora Panella
Sonic Sea (by IFAW, NRDC, and Imaginary Forces) is a feature length award-winning documentary that highlights the Read more »
Fin whaling resumes in Iceland for first time in three years
20 June 2018 Sigursteinn Masson
For the first time since 2015, fin whale hunting is taking place in Iceland, with whaling vessels heading out to sea to 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 »
IFAW Annual Report 2016
by aclose@ifaw.org
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Annual Report 2017 IFAW US
by adintino
Annual Report 2017 IFAW US Read more »
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 »
Greater Manas Conservation Project: new livelihoods through weaving
24 January 2014 by James Kinney
This story was compiled by our colleagues Nizira Borgoyary and Shaleen Attre.—JK Mirina Basumatary used to make Read more »
Hong Kong answers the call to destroy ivory
23 January 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
I have been waiting for the Endangered Species Advisory Committee’s decision today to destroy Hong Kong SAR of China Read more »
When a risk becomes reality
21 January 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
A very difficult day for our team; this morning we located a group of five elephants very close to our central base. Our Read more »
Commentary: why we’re fighting to protect one African black rhino
21 January 2014 by Azzedine Downes
“There is a biological reason for this hunt, and it’s based on a fundamental premise of modern wildlife Read more »
Shifting the burden of proof means no trade in rhino horn – Pretoria, are you li
20 January 2014 by Jason Bell
The highly questionable motive to reinstate a legalised trade in rhino horn, as is currently being purported by numerous Read more »
SLIDESHOW: In Cote d’Ivoire, first endangered bull elephant arrives at Azagny Na
20 January 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
The slideshow above is viewable on Flash capable systems only. Click this link for a YouTube video overview Read more »
20 January 2014 by svandereyd
The only certainty of the impact of legalizing trade in rhino horn in an attempt to save rhinos from poachers, is Read more »
Animal Rescue in action, partnerships that save animals
18 January 2014 by Katie Moore
One of our goals at IFAW is to maximize the impact we have through synergies- whether within our own programs or with other Read more »
An expected adversary, Craigslist of South Africa becomes an animal welfare ally
16 January 2014 by Kati Loeffler
As we shot through the streets of Pretoria, South Africa, Smaragda Louw of “Beauty Without Cruelty” explained to Read more »

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