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Donated ivory fingerprinting kit helps nab 15 trafficking suspects
2 June 2017 Jacqueline Nyagah
In October 2016, in efforts to combat wildlife crime, IFAW donated a fingerprinting kit to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS Read more »
 Dying the tusks of elephants, like the one pictured above, would be a futile en
2 June 2017 Rikkert Reijnen
Poaching is an epidemic. Seeing carcasses of giant, majestic animals like elephants and rhinoceroses slaughtered for their Read more »
The majority of Americans support action to address climate change.
2 June 2017 Staci McLennan
Yesterday was a dark day for the planet, the wildlife and the humans on it who care about its future. As an American expat Read more »
Saikhan (formerly Yarik) and Lazovka are now fully familiarized with their large
Amur tiger cubs Saikhan (formerly Yarik) and Lazovka, undergoing rehabilitation at the Primorsky Regional Non-commercial Read more »
Despite a recent study that found that climate change endangers nearly 700 speci
1 June 2017 Peter LaFontaine
Today, President Trump further damaged his environmental legacy by announcing that he will withdraw the United States from Read more »
The seven-ton seizure represents thousands of pangolins being poached from the w
31 May 2017 Mark Hofberg
Just three weeks after the last massive pangolin seizure in Kuala Lumpur, another seven tons of pangolin scales were seized Read more »
Gerettete Leopardin kann bald in die Wildnis zurückkehren
27 May 2017 Meredith Whitney
UPDATE: Since her release back to the wild in Tsavo East National Park, Dotty has grown in beauty and power. She is Read more »
Jonathan has had a tough road on his way to earning one of the 60 IFAW-sponsored
26 May 2017 Jacqueline Nyagah
When I meet Jonathan at the Amboseli Serena Lodge where he works, it is almost 8 pm; he just knocked off for the day. He is Read more »
The President’s budget proposal would eliminate the Prescott Marine Mammal Rescu
26 May 2017 Peter LaFontaine
The White House budget for 2018 is out, and it’s not pretty. President Trump’s campaign pledge to slash spending Read more »
28 April 2015
They were found hungry and alone without their mothers back in 2012 Gerakati and Agora, two wild Asiatic water Watch Video »
23 April 2015
So often, it is the simple things that make us the happiest. For me, it’s quite easily watching an animal - wild or Watch Video »
22 April 2015
Watch the full "An Impossible Mission" video above. §   I spoke with Rachel Link, an Associate Producer Watch Video »
7 May 2015
Even though elephants can weigh up to seven tons and most people will never see an elephant in the wild, elephants share Watch Video »
13 April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Watch Video »
14 April 2015
Watch the author’s video above, as the OA family greet their newest addition, a healthy baby boy. Elephant greetings Watch Video »
7 April 2015
Two hand raised rhinos, Sohola and Baghmari, were released back to the wild in Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Watch Video »
3 April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. For now, there is peace on the ice.  Harp seals are currently “off Watch Video »
26 March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
Japan’s resumption of Antarctic ‘scientific whaling’ under the spotlight as key
21 October 2016
As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Monday, pro and anti-whaling nations are set to clash over Japan’s so-called ‘scientifi Read more »
Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards
17 October 2016
Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org). IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baron Read more »
New University of Winchester partnership to boost animal welfare expertise
5 October 2016
The University of Winchester has partnered with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to create a new generation of animal welfare experts and ensure that animal welfare is recognised and respected as an expert discipline in its own right. Read more »
CITES Hits Control, Alt, Delete on Cybercrime
4 October 2016
Cybercriminals are the latest losers at the CoP17 of CITES following the Decision to ratify a commitment by all 183 Parties to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade. The Decision requires all Parties to take a raft of measures to ensure that cyberc Read more »
Sense of urgency in conserving wildlife trumps trade at CITES
4 October 2016
As the world’s biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa today, the general consensus was that conservation trumped commerce in many significant votes for animals. The Convention on International Trade in Endanger Read more »
Better protection for sharks and rays decided at CITES
3 October 2016
 IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give protection to the Silky shark, Thresher sharks and Devil Read more »
African elephants not out of the Woods Yet
3 October 2016
Divisions between African Parties failed elephant populations today, denying them the CITES Appendix I listing which would offer them the greatest possible protection from poaching and illegal trade. Amid dramatic scenes, the proposal - supported by Read more »
CITES Parties Reject Swaziland Request to Trade in White Rhino Horn
3 October 2016
IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to deny trade in white rhino horn by Swaziland. “At a time when r Read more »
Botswana Throws down Gauntlet for Elephants
3 October 2016
Botswana has publicly recognized the elephant crisis and has thrown down the gauntlet by breaking with the group of Southern African countries that traditionally promote legalization of ivory, and declaring they can no longer support legal sales of i Read more »
Annual Report 2017 IFAW US
by adintino
Annual Report 2017 IFAW US 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 »
World of Animals May 2017
by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW's flagship publication explores where we work, the species we protect, the inspiring work of our staff, and other IF 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 »
In November 2008, South Africa sold 51.8 tons (47 tonnes) of stockpiled ivory to
11 August 2017 by 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 »
Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World
11 August 2017 by adintino
On Saturday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the Read more »
Conservationists look for answers in unprecedented North Atlantic right whale de
10 August 2017 by adintino
Endangered North Atlantic right whales have experienced a shocking number of fatalities in 2017, causing alarm among Read more »
9 August 2017 by 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 »
9 August 2017 by Joaquin de la Torre
Tuzita and Soruya are pretty happy with their dog house. It’s new, it’s spacious, and it’s bright blue Read more »
IFAW marks International Cat Day
8 August 2017 by adintino
IFAW is marking International Cat Day with a reminder to everyone with a lovable feline in your life: your furry friend Read more »
8 August 2017 by Donna Gadomski
Last week in New York, musician and IFAW ambassador Mick Fleetwood joined his ex-wife, IFAW ambassador Lynn Fleetwood and Read more »
Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park
3 August 2017 by adintino
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of other wildlife conservation organizations Read more »
3 August 2017 by Jeffrey Flocken
Today, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) destroyed almost two tons of illegal ivory Read more »

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