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Stronger protections for pangolins are desperately needed.
8 May 2017
Today, Malaysian officials reported they had seized over 700 kilograms of pangolin scales, worth more than $2 million, in what is the largest seizure for the country to date. This amount of scales is said to represent roughly 1,400 pangolins being ki Read more »
Rehabilitated Amur tiger released back into the wild in Russia
29 April 2017
On April 29, 2017 a young, female Amur tiger named Filippa, was released into the Russian wilderness after almost two years of rehabilitation. She was raised and trained to survive in her natural habitat at the Center for Rehabilitation and Reintrodu Read more »
First time ever training to prevent illegal wildlife trade in Morocco
25 April 2017
A specialized training of enforcement authorities in the prevention of wildlife trafficking is being carried out from April 24th to 28th by the High Commissioner for Waters and Forests and the Fight against Desertification of Morocco and the Internat Read more »
Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland
24 April 2017
Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) with assistance from Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in El Sheik and Wajel, respectively, on 19 Read more »
Africa’s protected areas have just a quarter of the elephants they should
20 April 2017
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73 protected areas spanning 21 African countries. The research concludes that, largely due to poaching, protec Read more »
U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes
19 April 2017
In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes’ vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Earth’s tallest land animal under the U.S. Endangered Spec Read more »
Minke whaling season due to begin in Iceland
13 April 2017
The minke whaling season is expected to start imminently in Iceland, with whales being cruelly harpooned so their meat can be sold in restaurants and supermarkets.   Iceland’s self-allocated kill quota for each year is 224 minke whales, wi Read more »
Japan’s ‘scientific’ whaling further criticised by expert panel
3 April 2017
Japan’s so-called scientific whaling has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill whales for ‘scientific research’. In a report published today (Monday) the Expert Panel appointed b Read more »
IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops
31 March 2017
Today, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial ivory markets in 2017. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) offered the following statement in response Read more »
map of illegal ivory seizures in europe
24 August 2017 Eleonora Panella
In July of this year, IFAW launched a campaign aimed at closing all European domestic ivory markets. The campaign Read more »
gyrfalcon raptor release in russia with ifaw
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has released fifteen rare falcons back to the wild in Russia. The falcons Read more »
wayne lotter of pams foundation in tanzania
17 August 2017 Azzedine Downes
It is with such sadness and a very heavy heart that we learned of Wayne Lotter’s tragic passing in Dar E Salaam last Read more »
african rhinos in south africa
16 August 2017 Dr. Joseph Okori
UPDATE - August 28, 2017: South Africa’s first auction of rhino horn ended on Friday, with significantly less horn Read more »
baby rhino rescued from a flood in india
14 August 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
As a second round of devastating floods hit Kaziranga National Park this weekend, the IFAW-WTI team at the Centre for Read more »
In November 2008, South Africa sold 51.8 tons (47 tonnes) of stockpiled ivory to
11 August 2017 Grace Ge Gabriel
I have never felt as optimistic for elephants as I feel today on this World Elephant Day 2017. For me, in the past 10 years Read more »
9 August 2017 Tania McCrea-Steele
This blog originally apppeared on ebayinc.com on August 9, 2017, written by Mike Carson, Senior Manager of Global Policy and Read more »
8 August 2017 Donna Gadomski
Last week in New York, musician and IFAW ambassador Mick Fleetwood joined his ex-wife, IFAW ambassador Lynn Fleetwood and Read more »
3 August 2017 Jeffrey Flocken
Today, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) destroyed almost two tons of illegal ivory Read more »
12 January 2015
IFAW’s local partner in Playa del Carmen, Coco’s Animal Welfare is taking steps every day to make changes in Watch Video »
6 January 2015
This post was filed by Belinda Rubinstein, one of our IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research responders that helped care for Watch Video »
9 December 2014
A 3 month-old baby rhino that was found critically injured near someone’s home in Northeast India was rescued by IFAW Watch Video »
12 November 2014
A week ago the IFAW team had arrived for Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito, Ecuador. Now the 11th Conference of Watch Video »
7 November 2014
The countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Watch Video »
7 November 2014
Today some groundbreaking decisions have been taken for the survival of sharks and manta rays throughout the globe at the Watch Video »
21 November 2014
There are many reasons why the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) rescues and protects animals around the globe. Watch Video »
6 October 2014
Something as simple as a piece of rope has helped save thousands of lives, both humans and animals, in the Albay Province Watch Video »
3 October 2014
The Maasai of the Olgulului/Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) have rallied behind the Kitenden Corridor project of the Watch Video »
IFAW Cites Briefing Sheet - African Lion - 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 - African Grey Parrot - 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 »
A pdf document showing the honorary board members.
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the honorary board members. Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2015
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2015 Read more »
Killing for Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade
by rbartlett
The result of a comprehensive analysis of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Read more »
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
Animal Action Education Brochure
For more than two decades, the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW has joined with educators, parents and celebrit Read more »
IFAW Response: European Commission Roadmap Towards an Action Plan Against Wildli
IFAW welcomes the decision by the European Commission to develop a cross departmental EU Action Plan against Wildlife Traffic Read more »
Trustee List
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the Trustees. Read more »
Contrary to popular belief, no ivory is needed for business
8 December 2017 by Eleonora Panella
Today, 8 December 2017 the European Commission closes its online consultation to find out what EU citizens and other Read more »
Japanese import of sei whale products is a persistent violation of CITES rules
27 November 2017 by aclose@ifaw.org
The world’s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei Read more »
Why trade in rhino horn or elephant ivory will never help save these animals
14 November 2017 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Yesterday I was asked to take part in a BBC Newsnight debate on the issue of rhino horn trade, in light of a South African Read more »
The IFAW-WTI team of veterinarians successfully operated on a fractured foreleg
31 October 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The IFAW-WTI team of veterinarians successfully operated on a fractured foreleg of a female binturong at the jointly run Read more »
Most migratory species are exposed to a range of threats as they travel, mostly
27 October 2017 by Matt Collis
The world’s biodiversity is declining fast- none more so than migratory species.  These species range from Read more »
Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference
26 October 2017 by adintino
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is hopeful that after four days of intense negotiation, world governments Read more »
ifaw kelvin alie travels to his home island of dominica after hurricane maria
26 October 2017 by Kelvin Alie
It has been an excruciating month for me since Hurricane Maria slammed my home island of Dominica. There was almost no Read more »
ifaw kelvin alie travels to his home island of dominica after hurricane maria
26 October 2017 by Kelvin Alie
It has been an excruciating month for me since Hurricane Maria slammed my home island of Dominica. There was almost no Read more »
Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference
26 October 2017 by svandereyd
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomed the commitment by world governments to increase protection for Read more »

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