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Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day
16 February 2017
February 18 marks World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world’s most illegally traded mammal and in danger of extinction. While these armored creatures once inhabited vast portions of Asia and Africa, their populations are seve Read more »
Los Angeles animal advocates rally to support IFAW and Zimbabwe orphan elephant
14 February 2017
(Los Angeles, California, February 14, 2017) Activists from a close knit Hollywood group gathered at International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) board member James Costa’s home last week to meet the passionate people behind IFAW’s work Read more »
IFAW applauds China’s decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017
30 December 2016
After decades of advocating by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for shutting down domestic ivory markets, today the Chinese Government delivered on their pledge to close domestic ivory markets in 2017. “This is a tremendous vict Read more »
After meeting with IFAW, Russian Minister advocates for greater animal protectio
28 December 2016
(Moscow, Russia) - On December 27, at the Vladimir Putin-chaired State Council meeting on environmental development in the Russian Federation, several high ranking officials supported International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) positions on the issu Read more »
IFAW welcomes European Parliament call for stronger action to combat illegal wil
24 November 2016
Today, the European Parliament voted with 567 votes in favour (and 6 against), an important own-initiative report by Catherine Bearder MEP (ALDE, UK) in response to the Commission publication of the  EU action plan against wildlife trafficking l Read more »
Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 millio
17 November 2016
Today at the Hanoi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade the UK Government has committed to spend an additional £13 million to help tackle all aspects of the illegal wildlife trade, doubling the UK’s current investment. The announcemen Read more »
Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prose
15 November 2016
In spite of evidence showing wildlife crime is linked to other forms of serious offenses, most countries apply wildlife policies and legislation that fail to treat wildlife poaching and trafficking as a serious offence.  As a result of the weak Read more »
Where do elephants go?
2 November 2016
Two elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem have today been fitted with tracking collars. The collars transmit a satellite and radio signal using global positioning system (GPS) technology to map out the elephants’ migratory routes and identify how Read more »
Where do elephants go?
2 November 2016
Two elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem have today been fitted with tracking collars. The collars transmit a satellite and radio signal using global positioning system (GPS) technology to map out the elephants’ migratory routes and identify how Read more »
Despite a recent study that found that climate change endangers nearly 700 speci
1 June 2017
Today, President Trump further damaged his environmental legacy by announcing that he will withdraw the United States from Read more »
A file photo of tusks of an elephant and the poisoned arrow used to kill the ani
16 May 2017 Faye Cuevas, Esq.
In light of a particular trend, I imagine the poaching of an elephant to take place much like this: The poacher slowly pulls Read more »
Ivory tusks and worked products in Europe
16 May 2017 Eleonora Panella
A guidance document adopted today by the European Commission recommends that, as of 1 July 2017, EU Member States stop Read more »
In most countries where pangolins live, the enforcement of pangolin trade laws i
15 May 2017 Mark Hofberg
Pangolins, the world’s most trafficked wild mammals, are about to get a boost. IFAW and other like-minded groups are Read more »
Security threats force closure of rhino orphanage
  A post shared by Thula Thula Rhino Fund (@thulathularhinofund) on May 2, 2017 at 12:56am PDT News Read more »
The tiger cub behind a still-collared Svetlaya is the latest evidence that rehab
Camera traps installed in the Zhuravliny Reserve Sanctuary have revealed that Borya and Svetlaya’s continuing Read more »
IVORY IN EUROPE: China asks the EU to take credible steps to ban ivory trade
8 May 2017 Eleonora Panella
Ms Catherine Bearder (ALDE) on behalf of MEP4Wildlife, the coalition of Members of the European Parliament established in Read more »
Filippa awaiting her release into the Russian wilderness
A rehabilitated Amur tiger named Filippa was released into the wild today. A total of seven tigers now have been Read more »
The movie chronicling IFAW's founding campaign is now available for download.
27 April 2017 Sheryl Fink
Every April, the ice floes off Canada’s east coast run red with blood as the annual slaughter of harp seal pups takes Read more »
13 November 2013
After speaking with ministerial level representatives from around the world at the INTERPOL - UNEP International Watch Video »
8 October 2013
More than 500 South African school children attended Jungle Theatre Company performances. In the video above, the author Watch Video »
17 September 2013
In the video above, IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes discusses why the opening of the Chikolongo Community Fish Farm is Watch Video »
5 September 2013
In this three part series, we follow the International Fund for Animal Welfare's purpose built research vessel, the Watch Video »
29 July 2013
Watch "Night of the Whale - part II" above, documenting research conducted in 2012 near Stellwagen Bank off Watch Video »
This companion film is an excellent introduction to the content, concepts and issues presented in the "Cats, Dogs, and Watch Video »
29 July 2013
Animals do not own passports. They do not know which nation they belong to, and for them country borders are meaningless. A Watch Video »
23 July 2013
Earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) team deployed to the Republic of Congo as part Watch Video »
19 July 2013
On Wednesday, July 17th, we held a ceremony in one of the most spectacular places on earth, watched over by Mount Watch Video »
IFAW’s submission to the EU consultation on Biodiversity
by rbartlett
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices fr Read more »
Commercial Seal Hunting: The EU and the Fight to Protect Seals
by rbartlett
EU citizens have vocally opposed commercial sealing for decades. This 12 page leaflet looks at the history of the EU campaign Read more »
2014 IFAW Underwater noise and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive
by rbartlett
The goal of reaching Good Environmental Status in EU waters by 2020 is vital to Europeans for numerous reasons. One of the mo Read more »
2014 IFAW The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whalin
by rbartlett
The implications of The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whaling continue to be felt around Read more »
2014 IFAW Reducing risk of collisions with whales
by rbartlett
This leaflet, created in cooperation with the Belgian federal government, contains 5 steps to help maritime vessels avoid col Read more »
IFAW Submission: European Commission Communication on the EU Approach against Wi
by rbartlett
IFAW regularly contributes to the EU consultative process. Using our extensive experience and the knowledge of our offices fr Read more »
Amboseli Project - IFAW picture book 2014
by rbartlett
T he Amboseli National Park’s small size of 392 kilometres squared cannot support the ecological needs of its 1,400 ele Read more »
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
by rbartlett
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation f Read more »
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
by rbartlett
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation f 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 »
Shukhova stands beside one of her wildlife portraits. Photo courtesy of Sofiya S
26 October 2017 by Elena Zharkova
Last September, IFAW brought together 34 young conservation leaders and CITES decision makers in the first ever Youth Forum 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 »

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