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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 »
Mink whale
25 October 2017
Icelandic support for minke whaling has dropped by 5% in just one year, according to polling results released today (Wednesday). Gallup polling commissioned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) reveals that 45.8% of Icelanders now clai Read more »
29 July 2013 Jordi Casamitjana
Animals do not own passports. They do not know which nation they belong to, and for them country borders are meaningless. A Read more »
29 July 2013 Clare Gibson
Watch "Night of the Whale - part II" above, documenting research conducted in 2012 near Stellwagen Bank off Read more »
For the first time a New Zealander has been prosecuted, convicted and sentenced
27 July 2013 Tania McCrea-Steele
Earlier this month, we saw the first ever ivory trading conviction in New Zealand with 58 year old Jiezhen Jiang being Read more »
A motion-activated camera trap snapped this picture of Cinderella after her rele
26 July 2013 Anna Filippova
For those of you following the story of Cinderella (aka Zolushka), the tigress released back into the wild in May 2013 Read more »
Czech authorities have just made the largest ever seizure of rhino horn in the E
26 July 2013 Satyen Sinha
The EU and China have signed a landmark agreement to join forces to help combat the illegal trade in wildlife products. The Read more »
A Western Gray Whale mother and calf.
This post was filed from the field by the International Fund for Animal Welfare Western Gray Whale Research team Read more »
Earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) team deployed to the Republic of Congo as part Read more »
Young harp seals off the eastern coast of Canada are at much higher risk than ad
23 July 2013 Sheryl Fink
The continuing decline in sea ice in Atlantic Canada - and its impact on the survival of seal pups - has been of concern to Read more »
Mrs. Clinton showed a genuine passion for taking on the issues of illegal wildli
22 July 2013 Kelvin Alie
I was honored to represent the International Fund for Animal Welfare at a meeting at New York’s Central Park Zoo on 15 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 »
Thailand keeps global ivory crush momentum alive
27 June 2014 by Peter LaFontaine
Thailand announced plans to destroy its stockpile of confiscated illegal ivory yesterday, becoming the eleventh country to Read more »
26 June 2014 by Dörte von der Reith
Yet again this was simply a great evening at the Villa Neukölln in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of curious people were Read more »
Satao, an iconic male elephant from Kenya's Tsavo Park, was killed by poachers.
26 June 2014 by James Isiche
The killing of Tsavo’s iconic male elephant Satao about a fortnight ago is tragic.   It symbolizes what has been Read more »
EU must take a stand for whales at upcoming meeting in Slovenia
25 June 2014 by Barbara Slee
In the coming weeks the EU will set their positions for the upcoming meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Read more »
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whaling: implica
25 June 2014 by rbartlett
As the global intergovernmental body charged with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling, the IWC adopted Read more »
Critics are wrong, the U.S. is complicit in the elephant poaching crisis
24 June 2014 by Azzedine Downes
The criticisms on Capitol Hill today, regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan to ban the commercial trade of Read more »
Vets from around Mexico gather in Cozumel, helping spay and neuter island dogs a
23 June 2014 by Erika Flores
Having trouble seeing the slideshow? Click here. ~~~ Recently our partner’s the Humane Society of Cozumel did a mega Read more »
Making sure animal welfare is part of the world’s environmental agenda
21 June 2014 by Peter Pueschel
My goal while I am in Nairobi, Kenya—at the stakeholder’s weekend meeting to prepare for the United Nations Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
20 June 2014 by rbartlett
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »

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