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International Fund for Animal Welfare and National Whistleblower Center form str
13 June 2018
Partnership bolsters efforts in tackling wildlife trafficking around the globe The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and National Whistleblower Center (NWC) have signed a strategic cooperative agreement to further advance efforts in combat Read more »
INTERPOL & IFAW co-host cross-sector workshop to address cyber-enabled wildlife
5 June 2018
Following a recent report issued by IFAW, this global workshop brings together key stakeholders to identify and share best practices. Cyber-enabled wildlife crime poses a significant threat to the survival of endangered and threatened species, s Read more »
IFAW welcomes cooperation agreement between World Organisation for Animal Health
31 May 2018
The International Coalition for Animal Welfare (ICFAW) has announced the adoption by OIE Member Countries of a cooperation agreement between the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and ICFAW. This agreement will further advance this close work Read more »
IFAW’s latest report on online wildlife trade highlights the scale and nature o
23 May 2018
Research conducted in France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom found almost one-fifth of the posts offering ivory or suspected ivory products Disrupt: Wildlife Cybercrime – Uncovering the scale of online wildlife trade – released t Read more »
ifaw accepted into the iucn
9 May 2018
Washington, D.C. – Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announces its acceptance into the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the preeminent membership Union, which provides public, private and non-governm Read more »
Humane handling and care of confiscated live animals
17 April 2018
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), in cooperation with the High Commission for Water and Forests and the Fight against Desertification (HCEFLCD) and AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection (AAP), organizes a training on the humane handling Read more »
Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants
3 April 2018
Today’s announcement by the Government of a ban on ivory sales has been welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a positive and vital step for elephants, as it urges the Government to do all it can to ensure the ban is in Read more »
1.2 million people call on Commissioner Vella to close ivory trade across EU
28 March 2018
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the global campaigning movement Avaaz hand over more than 1.2 million signatures to Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, calling o Read more »
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 »
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 »
NYC humane education conference workshop offers fresh animal welfare messaging
1 October 2013 Nancy Barr
“I don’t like those mean people killing elephants for their ivory tusks.” This comment I received a few Read more »
An African penguin.
30 September 2013 Valeria Ruoppolo
It is always great to attend the International Penguin Conference and I’m here, once again, representing the Read more »
CGI commitment: an expansion of our approach to save African elephants
26 September 2013 Kelvin Alie
I am delighted that IFAW is a founding partner in the Clinton Global Initiative commitment: Partnership to Save African Read more »
Committing to the Clinton Global Initiative, a milestone Partnership to Save Ele
26 September 2013 Azzedine Downes
Although New York City is half a world away from the elephants we are striving to save, standing here today with Hillary Read more »
Ocean noise cited in 08 whale mass stranding in Madagascar
26 September 2013 Katie Moore
Four years ago I rushed to Madagascar to help stop over 100 melon-headed whales from stranding and dying along the islands 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 »
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 »
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
by jhart@ifaw.org
Animal Rescue August 2017 Read more »
Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
by jhart@ifaw.org
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
by jhart@ifaw.org
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 »
tenBoma
by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Progress on elephant protection at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York
22 September 2014 by Azzedine Downes
This Tuesday, I will take the stage alongside leaders of other major animal welfare and conservation non-governmental Read more »
Knowing which dogs are locally owned/roaming versus stray helps dog management.
22 September 2014 by Janice Hannah
Working on humane dog management with communities who are generally underserviced means a couple of things. First off, it Read more »
The Orphan Bears Rehabilitation Center releases six bears into the Russian wild.
22 September 2014 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
The post below comes in to us from IFAW Russia Office staff member Mila Danilova. -- MV Earlier this month, six Read more »
Öffentliche Verbrennung von Rhinozeros-Horn in Tschechien
21 September 2014 by Peter Pueschel
Stringent action is needed urgently, as to say we are now “at the 11 hour to save the rhinos” is not an over- Read more »
Czech and Slovak Republic spark new global initiative with rhino burning ceremon
19 September 2014 by Peter Pueschel
I will be there this Sunday, on the eve of World Rhino Day, when the Czech Environmental Minster, Richard Brabec, watches Read more »
Why we're joining an international network to address climate change
19 September 2014 by Azzedine Downes
In the last twelve months alone, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s animal rescue team has responded to Read more »
Kenya Wildlife Service graduates fresh class from its Law Enforcement Academy
19 September 2014 by Jacqueline Nyagah
A second group of ten community game rangers sponsored by IFAW to train at the Kenya Wildlife Service Law Enforcement Read more »
IFAW Orphan Bears Rehabilitation Center tends 13 bear cubs this summer.
19 September 2014 by Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova
The post below comes in to us from IFAW Russia Office staff member Mila Danilova. – MV The 13 bear cubs at the Read more »
Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony
18 September 2014 by adintino
On Sunday, September 21st, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise 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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