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Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales off Virginia Coast Threatened by Seismic
19 December 2013
New acoustic data from Cornell University’s Bioacoustics Research Program finds that critically endangered North Atlantic right whales off the Virginia coast are in the path of proposed seismic airgun use. These whales, of which only about 500 Read more »
16 December 2013
Polling released today (Monday) reveals a mere 3% of Icelanders claim to eat whale meat regularly*, despite the Icelandic government issuing new quotas which would allow 229 minke whales and 154 endangered fin whales to be harpooned each year for the Read more »
9 December 2013
The Chinese Government yesterday issued a ban ruling out serving dishes containing shark fins, bird nests and other wild animal products at official reception dinners. The ban is part of a sweeping government crackdown on corruption, excessive spendi Read more »
9 December 2013
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales – despite a pending World Court ruling on whether or not its actions are lawful. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Read more »
Japanese fleet heads to Antarctica to harpoon whales – despite pending World Cou
7 December 2013
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales – despite a pending World Court ruling on whether or not its actions are lawful. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Read more »
4 December 2013
Hope for the future of elephants grew a little rosier today, when ministerial delegates to the IUCN African Elephant Summit in Botswana agreed to take urgent action to halt poaching and ivory trafficking. Importantly, delegates committed to classifyi Read more »
3 December 2013
At an international polar bear forum this week marking the 40th anniversary of the “Agreement on the Conservation of the Polar Bear”, the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) called on the EU to go further in addressing the threat Read more »
25 November 2013
Today, the World Trade Organization (WTO) released its panel ruling on Canada and Norway’s challenge of the European Union’s ban on seal products. The WTO panel has found the EU seal trade regulation, which prevents commercially hunted se Read more »
15 November 2013
The European Union’s 7th Environmental Action Plan, also known as a General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020, was approved today by the EU Council. The theme of the plan is ‘living well, within the limits of our planet’. A Read more »
President Nguesso set fire to Congo’s entire stockpile of nearly five tonne
30 April 2015 Satyen Sinha
This week African Heads of State, government representatives and experts gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, for Read more »
29 April 2015 Erika Flores
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Read more »
29 April 2015 Erika Flores
This month I joined IFAW’s efforts to provide relief for thousands of animals stricken by the historic floods and Read more »
28 April 2015 Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
They were found hungry and alone without their mothers back in 2012 Gerakati and Agora, two wild Asiatic water Read more »
A young blue whale calf surfaces beside its mother. Juveniles are known to be pa
25 April 2015 Susannah Calderan
Big ships and big whales don’t mix. We’re south of Sri Lanka, home to one of the world’s highest densities Read more »
The EU is a major player in the global illegal trade in wildlife products; it ne
23 April 2015 Sonja Van Tichelen
Last week officials in Vietnam seized a 65kg shipment of ivory and rhino horn. In monetary terms, it was worth hundreds of Read more »
Welcome, Politico Europe,to the European media landscape.
21 April 2015 Adrian Hiel
This week is the launch of Politico Europe. It’s an ambitious expansion for Politico, the online (and now print Read more »
13 April 2015 Sheryl Fink
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Read more »
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
10 April 2015 Azzedine Downes
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. Forty five years later, we are still working 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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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 »
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 »
This vote brings them all on equal footing for protection under CITES.
28 September 2016 by Jeffrey Flocken
A round of applause rose up through the main chamber when the decision was announced. The Parties of CITES had weighed Read more »
World Rabies Day is a Reminder to Vaccinate Your Pets
28 September 2016 by svandereyd
Today marks World Rabies Day and reminds us that this disease, so rare in many places, still kills thousands of people every Read more »
INTERPOL and IFAW announce expanded wildlife crime enforcement network at tenBom
28 September 2016 by svandereyd
Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES side event as INTERPOL and the International Read more »
Pangolins win at CITES
28 September 2016 by svandereyd
Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Read more »
No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary mac
28 September 2016 by svandereyd
IFAW welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Read more »
27 September 2016 by Azzedine Downes
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Read more »
27 September 2016 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Yesterday saw the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Tencent, eBay, TRAFFIC, the Chinese government and a senior Read more »
“The endangered Barbary macaque could get a new chance at survival at CITES CoP1
27 September 2016 by svandereyd
For the first time in 30 years, Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will discuss Read more »
Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Clo
26 September 2016 by svandereyd
Fifty-seven Parties to CITES have voted against a motion from Namibia claiming that a proposal to regulate domestic ivory Read more »

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