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China announces domestic ivory trade ban
25 September 2015
(Sept. 25, 2015 – Yarmouth Port, MA) The President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and the President of the United States, Mr. Barack Obama, made history today by announcing that the two countries would take swift action to protect elephants from the Read more »
21 September 2015
As long as rhinos remain one of the globe’s most persecuted animal species, World Rhino Day is no cause for celebration. “Rhino’s continue to break records for all the wrong reasons. Year on year poachers take the tally of rhinocero Read more »
8 September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
4 September 2015
There are warnings tomorrow’s International Vulture Awareness Day [Saturday 5 September] could be one of the last the birds see in Europe. A number of conservation organisations (BirdLife International, Vulture Conservation Foundation, Wildlif Read more »
Research into blue whale ship strikes off Sri Lanka offers solution to deadly th
12 August 2015
Research into blue whale distribution around one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes and fatal collisions with ships has led scientists to offer a simple solution to the deadly threat. Heavy ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean passes close Read more »
Celebrating Elephants 12th August – World Elephant Day 2015
6 August 2015
On the occasion of World Elephant Day, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is celebrating the elephant; a fascinating, intelligent animal and keystone species critical for maintaining ecosystems and biodiversity. At the same time IFAW puts the Read more »
Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe
31 July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act: “IFAW applauds the swift actions taken today by U Read more »
28 July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the death of Cecil the Lion, who was illegally killed for sport in Zimbabwe: “We are extremely sa Read more »
22 July 2015
South African Airways has back pedaled on its three month old ban on the transportation of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger hunting trophies, quietly announcing on a “need to know” basis that they were back in business to handle the gory c Read more »
Report on animals and human wellbeing unveiled at CBD CoP 13
14 December 2016 Beth Allgood
For the last week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been here at the Convention for Biological Diversity Read more »
Last week ministers of the 28 EU countries meeting at the Justice and Home Affai
12 December 2016 Eleonora Panella
Environmental crime causes significant harm or risk to the environment and human health; the most known areas of Read more »
IFAW is advocating at the Convention on Biological Diversity CoP 13 for decision
9 December 2016 Dr. Akram Darwich
This week the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of the Parties (CoP) opened debate on a wide range of Read more »
Select ministers of environment, agriculture, fisheries, forestry and tourism le
5 December 2016 Joaquin de la Torre
Yesterday, after an opening ceremony held by the Mexican government, the 13th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Read more »
Conflict tiger driven out of Indian community after attacks
2 December 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
Another tiger was saved through meticulously co-ordinated intervention of the International Fund for Animal Welfare- Read more »
Lucille Peget of the Animal Politique coalition announces the manifesto at a pre
22 November 2016 Aurore Morin
Today, during a press conference in Paris, an historical coalition of 26 French animal protection associations*, including Read more »
The alleged smuggler of the 564 kg of ivory is facing a sentence of up to two ye
17 November 2016 Eleonora Panella
Today, numerous media outlets reported the seizure of 564 kilos of smuggled ivory in Vienna. The Austrian police discovered Read more »
UPDATE: Notable bed-socked elephant orphans mingling well with India wildlife ce
16 November 2016 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The youngest elephant calves at the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Wildlife Rescue Centre (WRC) in India Read more »
De la nécessité de traduire les trafiquants de pangolin en justice en Afrique
15 November 2016 Mike Labuschagne
Pangolins young and old are slaughtered for their meat, scales and claws to be used as food and traditional medicines, Read more »
8 March 2013
Last week I shared a video overview from the first seal ban hearing at World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
6 March 2013
In this video International Fund for Animal Welfare Director for International Agreements, Peter Pueschel Watch Video »
5 March 2013
Warning: video contains graphic images of sealing activity. The first set of hearings on the WTO challenge concerning the Watch Video »
5 March 2013
In this brief video, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's North America Regional Director, Jeff Flocken, takes Watch Video »
4 March 2013
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Peter Pueschel gives us an update from the floor of CITES CoP 16. Watch Video »
Jason Bell, IFAW Director Southern Africa and Director – Elephant Program, introduces IFAW’s new interactive Watch Video »
1 March 2013
Last week I represented the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Watch Video »
15 February 2013
  I just returned from our office in Dubai, whose mission is to reinforce the importance of protecting animals and to Watch Video »
28 January 2013
The recent video posting of divers attempting to disentangle a wild dolphin in Hawaii (footage above) reminds me of the Watch Video »
2012 SOTW Azores Research USA cruise report March 13
by rbartlett
The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left the Azores at the beginning of May bound for the north-east coast of t Read more »
World of Animals Issue 15
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 15 Read more »
Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of the Illegal Wildlife Trade
by rbartlett
The illicit trade in wildlife is not only a serious global environmental crime with profoundly negative impacts for endangere Read more »
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs
by rbartlett
Final Seal Amicus Brief from IFAW and other NGOs. Read more »
IFAW WTO Seal briefing
by rbartlett
The EU legislation being challenged by Canada and Norway is Regulation (EC) No. 1007/2009, also known as the “EU s Read more »
Amicus Brief: European Communities — Measures Prohibiting the Importation and Ma
by rbartlett
The preliminary submissions in this brief are aimed at correcting the misleading and incomplete manner in which Canada has ch Read more »
PROJECT WEB AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE IVORY TRADE OVER THE INTERNET WITHIN THE E
by rbartlett
INTERPOL’s Project Web was launched following studies by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which conclu Read more »
Saving animals
by rbartlett
It’s been more than 40 years since a small group of concerned citizens banded together to stop Canada’s cruel com Read more »
The welfare basis for euthanasia of dogs and cats and policy development
by rbartlett
IFAW works from the concept of ‘adequate guardianship’, which requires that an animal’s basic needs are met Read more »
IFAW, Portuguese government officials and members of the shipping industry discu
13 July 2017 by Eleonora Panella
The documentary Sonic Sea was screened on July 12 in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, and was met with the same Read more »
Rakuten announces that it has banned ivory sales on its web sites.
7 July 2017 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Rakuten, the largest online retailer in Japan, has banned ivory sales on its platform. The policy change, which went into Read more »
A three-month-old male calf was rescued near the Charduar Forest Range.
6 July 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
An orphaned male elephant calf was rescued yesterday morning by frontline forest staff in Paleng, a village on the fringes Read more »
Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of elephant ivory
6 July 2017 by jhart@ifaw.org
(Cape Town, South Africa – 06 July 2017) Hong Kong has made the biggest ivory bust in more than 30 years, seizing 7.2 Read more »
#NoIvoryInEu: Campaigning to close domestic ivory trade in EU
3 July 2017 by Eleonora Panella
At least 20,000 elephants are killed each year in Africa and population numbers have collapsed to an all-time low, dropping Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
29 June 2017 by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the Read more »
Animal endangerment issues warrant need for #safeselfies
27 June 2017 by Kerry Branon
Selfies have become social currency. It is no longer enough to visit the Blarney Stone. You need an upside-down kissing Read more »
Protecting Whales
22 June 2017 by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
IFAW-funded equipment help Stepnoy Sanctuary staff place signs announcing road c
This blog comes to us from Vladimir Kalmykov, Director of the Stepnoy Sanctuary. –MV Every year at the beginning of Read more »

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