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Pro-whaling countries yet again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctua
18 September 2014
At the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary failed once again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations. The proposal, put forward by Argentina, Read more »
Victory for whales as forum votes to protect World Court ruling against Japan’s
18 September 2014
There was a major victory for whales on the final day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today when the forum passed a key resolution to uphold the recent World Court ruling that Japan’s ‘scientific whaling Read more »
Department of environmental affairs trying to remove protection for elephants
16 September 2014
At a recent stakeholder meeting called by the Department of Environmental Affairs to discuss proposed amendments to the Elephant Norms and Standards it became apparent that the Department appears to be intending on removing all welfare based provisio Read more »
EU joins conservation tide to increase protection for whales at IWC
16 September 2014
An important resolution to provide increased protection to whales around the world was passed despite pro-whaling countries opposing it and a vote being forced on the second day of the 65th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Read more »
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15 September 2014
Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and Read more »
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15 September 2014
Today in Reykjavik, Iceland the 28 member states of the EU led a coalition including the US, Australia, Brazil, Israel and New Zealand against Icelandic whaling. The coalition expressed their “strong opposition to Iceland’s continuing and Read more »
Protecting elephants to benefit people
3 September 2014
A plan for a proposed Kitenden Conservancy within Kenya’s vast Amboseli ecosystem was unveiled today. Once operational the Conservancy will offer a three-pronged benefit to protect wildlife, for the local community through eco-friendly compatib Read more »
26 August 2014
A unique conservation education partnership launched to great excitement at Liwonde National Park, Malawi today with hopes high the initiative will have a significant impact on improving school success rates in local communities who live daily with w Read more »
11 August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
Private management of farmed animals is not conservation
8 September 2015 Azzedine Downes
The Earth is not a warehouse. And living, breathing animals are not inventory. Pseudo-conservationists often argue that we Read more »
September 1st 2015, the Catholic Church holds its first ever World Day of
31 August 2015 Julie Matondo
Who, among us, has never felt, while watching an elephant family in Amboseli national park or the perfect complexity of a Read more »
25 August 2015 Joaquin de la Torre
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Read more »
Now the door is open for those healthy dolphins to be reintegrated to the wild t
25 August 2015 Katie Moore
I remember, several times, drawing up the euthanasia solution that would humanely and peacefully end the life of the dolphin Read more »
A partnership between IFAW and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), aims to protect
12 August 2015 Jason Bell
With our #Every15Minutes campaign on Twitter today spreading awareness about the plight of elephants poached for ivory, we Read more »
Scientists are gravely concerned about this crisis and its enormously dire impac
11 August 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
In the struggle between the survival of African elephants and unchecked ivory consumption, consumption is winning. It’ Read more »
#Every15Minutes
6 August 2015 Azzedine Downes
Spread the word. Every 15 minutes, an elephant is killed by poachers for its tusks. Every. 15. Minutes. To echo this Read more »
Today is International Tiger Day
International Tiger Day, also known as the Global Tiger Day, was established five years ago at the Tiger Summit in St. Read more »
IFAW co-hosted a seminar for the European Parliament, as South America and Afric
22 July 2015 Staci McLennan
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and MEPs for Wildlife co-hosted a European Parliament seminar “ 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 »
European Countries' failure to address marine noise pollution
by bwiacek
IFAW and other conservation organisations undertook this joint report reviewing the programmes put in place by European count Read more »
Amendments EP draft report NDICI proposal
by aclose@ifaw.org
IFAW along with other conservation organisations, is concerned that the original text of the Neighbourhood, Development and I Read more »
Joint NGO letter on restricting ivory trade in the EU
by aclose@ifaw.org
Letter to President Juncker, Vice-President Timmermans, Vice-President Katainen, by IFAW together with many animal protection Read more »
Thriving Together: Achieving the SDGs & Improving Wellbeing for Animals & People
by tdegroot@ifaw.org
Thriving Together: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Increasing Well-Being for Animals and People, demonstrates Read more »
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 »
IFAW Annual Report 2016
by aclose@ifaw.org
IFAW Annual Report 2016 Read more »
Lucille Peget of the Animal Politique coalition announces the manifesto at a pre
22 November 2016 by Aurore Morin
Today, during a press conference in Paris, an historical coalition of 26 French animal protection associations*, including Read more »
Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 millio
17 November 2016 by adintino
Today at the Hanoi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade the UK Government has committed to spend an additional £13 Read more »
The alleged smuggler of the 564 kg of ivory is facing a sentence of up to two ye
17 November 2016 by 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 by 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 by Mike Labuschagne
Pangolins young and old are slaughtered for their meat, scales and claws to be used as food and traditional medicines, Read more »
Sharing tenBoma strategy with European policy makers
15 November 2016 by Eleonora Panella
Recently, IFAW hosted a roundtable event at the Residence Palace in Brussels for representatives from the European Read more »
IFAW documentary Huntwatch sheds light on the plight of harp seals
15 November 2016 by Kerry Branon
Pristine white ice threatened by climate change, baby seals crying, the smell of boat diesel, gunshots, the crack of clubs Read more »
Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prose
15 November 2016 by svandereyd
In spite of evidence showing wildlife crime is linked to other forms of serious offenses, most countries apply wildlife Read more »
Japan has submitted to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) its proposal f
10 November 2016 by Matt Collis
Given that a huge chunk of the world and its media have been focused on the United States’ Presidential election Read more »

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