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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 »
Japanese import of sei whale products is a persistent violation of CITES rules
27 November 2017
The world’s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei whales. While many governments expressed concern, ultimately it was decided only to seek more information from Japan at this ti Read more »
Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference
26 October 2017
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is hopeful that after four days of intense negotiation, world governments are set to increase protection for a range of shark species at the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), a UN wildlife confere Read more »
Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference
26 October 2017
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomed the commitment by world governments to increase protection for some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife: lions, leopards, chimpanzees and giraffes at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of t Read more »
Mink whale
25 October 2017
Icelandic support for minke whaling has dropped by 5% in just one year, according to polling results released today (Wednesday). Gallup polling commissioned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) reveals that 45.8% of Icelanders now clai Read more »
Imperial parrot Dominica
20 October 2017
The island nation of Dominica suffered terribly after hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean last month. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is sending food, supplies, and an expert team of disaster responders to help the commun Read more »
Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government
6 October 2017
As the Government launches a public consultation on a UK ivory trade ban, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomes the move and calls on the UK public, as well as politicians, to support increased protection for elephants which are b Read more »
IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife
24 August 2017
With illegal wildlife trade being one of the most serious threats to biodiversity, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Moroccan government’s High Commission for Water, Forests, and Combating Desertification (HCEFLCD) are an 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 »
New campaign by IFAW partner Seas at Risk
12 October 2017 Eleonora Panella
#EmojiOcean: Share your ocean emotion in support of healthy seas In June this year, IFAW became a member of the Brussels- Read more »
IFAW supporters visit BRRC
11 October 2017 Laurie Wilson
IFAW supporters Adrien & Gary Amadeo were traveling to China for humanitarian reasons – their own project to help Read more »
Rescued elephant calf recovering at CWRC
10 October 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Wildlife Week, celebrated the first week of October in India, marked the milestone of 5,000 animals handled by the IFAW-WTI Read more »
uk moves forward on a total ivory ban
6 October 2017 David Cowdrey
Hearing today that the UK government is launching a consultation to ban ivory is brilliant news. IFAW and our peers Read more »
ifaw and celebrities joely fisher dereck beverly joubert attend jackson hole
5 October 2017 Kelvin Alie
We're coming off an inspiring week among peers and experts who are putting their skills to work in telling the story of Read more »
wild bull mated with orphan elephant matriarch in zambia
3 October 2017 Lisa Olivier
The matriarch, Chamilandu, of a release herd in Kafue National Park, reached an important stage of her rehabilitation on Read more »
IFAW's Youth Forum delegates in South Africa
29 September 2017 Imogen Scott
The following blog was submitted by Youth Forum for People and Wildlife delegate Josephine Crouch - IS “You know, 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 »
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 »
IFAW The Plight of the Pangolin Infographic - 2016
by rbartlett
Understand the plight of the pangolin with this easy-to-read infographic. Read more »
IFAW Pangolins in Peril - 2016
by rbartlett
Pangolins are in peril and are one of the most wildly trafficked animal.  Read more about their plight in this informati Read more »
IFAW - Pangolins Meet CITES Criteria - 2016
by rbartlett
The criteria used for adding pangolins to the CITES protocol. Read more »
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 welcomes cooperation agreement between World Organisation for Animal Health
31 May 2018 by aclose@ifaw.org
The International Coalition for Animal Welfare (ICFAW) has announced the adoption by OIE Member Countries of a cooperation Read more »
Disrupting wildlife cybercrime in Europe and Russia – new report uncovers the sc
24 May 2018 by Tania McCrea-Steele
You could be forgiven for thinking that wildlife crime is something that only affects animals and people in Africa and Asia Read more »
IFAW’s latest report on online wildlife trade highlights the scale and nature o
23 May 2018 by adintino
Research conducted in France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom found almost one-fifth of the posts offering ivory or Read more »
Annual Report 2017 IFAW US
14 May 2018 by adintino
Annual Report 2017 IFAW US Read more »
ifaw accepted into the iucn
9 May 2018 by shedman
Washington, D.C. – Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announces its acceptance into the Read more »
Joint recommendations environmental NGOs for EU action in next MFF
26 April 2018 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 Read more »
Humane handling and care of confiscated live animals
17 April 2018 by aclose@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), in cooperation with the High Commission for Water and Forests and the Read more »
Victory for elephants as UK government confirms ban on ivory sales
3 April 2018 by aclose@ifaw.org
A victory for elephants! The UK Government has announced a ban on ivory sales will go ahead, with a pledge that the ban will Read more »
Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants
3 April 2018 by adintino
Today’s announcement by the Government of a ban on ivory sales has been welcomed by the International Fund for Animal 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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