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Moroccan government, IFAW and AAP launch local scouts unit to combat poaching of
21 March 2018
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection (AAP), in close cooperation with the High Commission for Water and Forests and the Fight against Desertification (HCEFLCD) officially launch a new unit of local scout Read more »
Leading tech companies unite to stop online wildlife traffickers
7 March 2018
The world’s leading e-commerce, technology and social media companies are joining forces with Google and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to render online platforms and apps inoperable for wildlife traffickers to trade in endangered species. Today, 21 Read more »
Big cats – Predators under threat
2 March 2018
Big cats may never have been in more danger, and they need help. World Wildlife Day on 3 March sharpens global focus on not only the threats that face these iconic predators, but also celebrates and encourages support from the public in hel Read more »
Capacity building workshops in Morocco to combat wildlife trade
20 February 2018
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), in collaboration with the High Commission for Water and Forests and the Fight against Desertification (HCEFLCD) and AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection (AAP), organizes two training workshops for the c Read more »
World Pangolin Day: Reminding the world of a disappearing species
17 February 2018
February 17 marks World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world’s most illegally traded mammal and in danger of extinction. According to media reports, in 2017 nearly 50 metric tons of pangolin scales were seized worldwide, repre Read more »
Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants
2 February 2018
An ivory surrender to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade has received overwhelming support from the UK public with almost 500 ivory items weighing around 150kgs donated in just a few months. The International Fu 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 »
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 »
Members of the IFAW delegation, including the author (2nd from left), and the Ir
11 October 2013 Dr. Akram Darwich
Once the plane landed on the runway, we went directly to passport control and then headed to the luggage belt to collect our Read more »
Not so fast Exxon Mobil, let’s agree to keep looking for answers
10 October 2013 Katie Moore
As the American political scene is so nicely demonstrating, sometimes it is hard to come to a consensus. Getting all of the Read more »
8 October 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
More than 500 South African school children attended Jungle Theatre Company performances. In the video above, the author Read more »
6 Russian western gray whale field updates you may have missed
7 October 2013 Anna Filippova
[View the story "6 Russian western gray whale posts you may have missed" on Storify] Read more »
World Animal Day milestone as European Commission endorses Animal Action Educati
4 October 2013 James Pirnay
For all of us in IFAW, October 4th, World Animal Day, is always a special day. On this day, animals are celebrated through Read more »
At the Humane Society of Cozumel, IFAW is working to promote sterilization and a
4 October 2013 Azzedine Downes
On World Animal Day, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate dogs and cats, the two most universal species who live Read more »
Canadian sealers on the ice use hakapiks to club harp seals to death.
3 October 2013 Sheryl Fink
We awoke to good news this morning as we learned that the EU’s highest court has rejected an appeal  by the Read more »
South Africa’s Heritage Day, a poignant reminder of shared compassion for animal
3 October 2013 Lisa Cant-Haylett
On the 24th September South Africa celebrated Heritage Day.  In true South African style, families, friends and Read more »
Spotlight Cameroon: anti-poaching trainings already bearing fruit
1 October 2013 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
No more than two months were needed in order to see the training in the fight against poaching delivered to village guards 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 »
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
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
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
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
Protecting Whales
by adintino
From pollution to climate change to whaling, these magnificent creatures face more threats than ever. Read more »
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Petition to list the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) as endangered pursuan
by rbartlett
This petition demonstrates that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) meets the statutory criteria for an endangered list Read more »
IWC65: International Whaling Commission news roundup
15 September 2014 by J.C. Bouvier
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has been an active and vocal NGO observer of the proceedings at the International Read more »
15 September 2014 by Patrick Ramage
Watch this brief update from the IFAW team, working for whales in Portoroz, Slovenia § “Life is change, Read more »
IWC65: EU protest pointless whaling in Iceland, will Reykjavík listen?
15 September 2014 by Sigursteinn Masson
A demarche agreed by all 28 European Union member states was introduced today, September 15, as government delegations from Read more »
Survey of Dubai airport passengers shows overwhelming support for ivory ban.
15 September 2014 by Ahmed Abou-Zahra
In a way to measure the impact of our "Ivory smuggling leads to prosecution" campaign against the illegal ivory Read more »
Today is a turning point for sharks
14 September 2014 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
There is the International Day of the Dog, the World Oceans Day and the Day of the Porpoise. As far as we are concerned, Read more »
Juncker Commission fails Europeans and their environment
12 September 2014 by Sonja Van Tichelen
What a week. Monday started well as a new EuroBarometer survey showed that 95% of Europeans believe “protecting the Read more »
12 September 2014 by Patrick Ramage
Having spent most of my career as a road warrior, you’d think I’d be better at the packing part. Inevitably Read more »
Boubanjida village guards yield measurable results against elephant poaching.
12 September 2014 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Remember Boubanjida. Hundreds of elephants lying motionless on the ground, heads wide open, their tusks and trunks ripped Read more »
10 September 2014 by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee
With the bright sun high above our heads we notice that the flood waters on every corner of Kaziranga National Park are Read more »

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