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ifaw rescue team with parrots in dominica after hurricane maria
9 February 2018 Kelvin Alie
Core to IFAW’s work are the pillars of rescue, rehabilitation and release of animals in the places they call home. Read more »
Huge step forwards for puppy welfare as third party sales ban proposed
8 February 2018 Rachael Hewish
This morning saw some fantastic news for dogs and cats sold in England. The Government has just announced a raft of Read more »
IFAW supporters give their views on why Scotland needs a better hunting ban
3 February 2018 Rachael Hewish
It’s been 15 years since the Scottish government introduced its ban on hunting. The ‘Protection of Wild Mammals Read more »
international marine mammal stranding response
18 January 2018 Katie Moore
Every year, hundreds of dolphins, whales, porpoises and seals strand along coastlines around the world. Fortunately, in some Read more »
5 quotes from MPs that give us hope for action against puppy farms in 2018
15 January 2018 Rachael Hewish
Will 2018 be the year the government ban third party sales of puppies through places such as pet shops? We certainly hope Read more »
china ends domestic elephant ivory trade in 2017
3 January 2018 Grace Ge Gabriel
To stop the slaughter of elephants, we have to break every link on the trade chain—from poaching to trafficking to Read more »
The cost of caring – a vet reflects on the puppy industry
12 December 2017 Clare Sterling
This is a guest post from vet and animal welfare campaigner Emma Milne. You never forget the puppies you have to kill. It Read more »
Meet Wira – a little dog with a big heart benefiting from our Bali dogs project
30 November 2017 Rebekka Thompson-Jones
When Ida Bagus Cakra found Wira, he knew something was wrong. The puppy’s feet were splayed out, and she was the runt Read more »
8 of the biggest threats to life in our oceans
23 November 2017 Sharon Livermore
Who’s been enjoying Blue Planet 2 over the past few weeks? This epic BBC series is capturing the nation’s Read more »
16 August 2016
In the middle of the Bay of Fundy, in the deep water of the Grand Manan Basin about 50 km southeast of Campobello Island, a Watch Video »
11 August 2016
This piece was co-authored by John Scanlon, Secretary General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Watch Video »
10 August 2016
Three of the eight rhino calves rescued from the floods in Kaziranga National Park last month were introduced yesterday Watch Video »
8 August 2016
One of the things that I enjoy after a long day of work is to get home and cuddle with my two cats. Yes, I am a cat lover! Watch Video »
4 August 2016
Rescuing any animal from an entanglement is a challenge, regardless of the species. Wary of our presence and unaware of our Watch Video »
3 August 2016
This blog is the first in a series on the Participatory Learning and Action Program in Bali. Edo was just a few weeks old Watch Video »
8 July 2016
The cause of death of a North Atlantic right whale calf that had been floating in the water off Chatham’s shore near Watch Video »
8 July 2016
The cause of death of a North Atlantic right whale calf that had been floating in the water off Chatham’s shore near Watch Video »
8 July 2016
Last week’s events felt quite personal to me. On one side, it was the week when the ‘Brexit’ spectre Watch Video »
Collaborative project seeks to improve response to marine mammal strandings
18 January 2018
  Every year, hundreds of dolphins, whales, porpoises and seals strand along coastlines around the world. Fortunately in some locations, networks of scientists, vets, and volunteers are able to respond to these animals and rescue some that com Read more »
China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Nee
1 December 2017
Yesterday, Chinese Customs announced they had seized 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales – the largest seizure of pangolin scales to date – from a ship in Shenzhen in July. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups who worked successfully t Read more »
Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports
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 »
Alberta poison program kills more wildlife than wolves
7 November 2017
New data uncovered through a Government of Alberta Freedom of Information Act request underscores the urgent need to stop the cruel and unethical poisoning of predators in Canada. Between 2012 and 2017, 168 animals were reported killed from strychnin Read more »
Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference
26 October 2017
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) is hopeful that after four days of intense negotiation, world governments are set to increase protection for a range of shark species at the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), a UN wildlife confere 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 »
Icelandic support for whaling on the decline, polling reveals
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 »
Hunting to continue on National Trust land after campaign to overturn cruelty fa
23 October 2017
Foxes will continue to be cruelly chased or killed on National Trust property after a move to ban trail hunting on the organisation’s land failed to pass, despite a majority of members voting for the motion at its Annual General Meeting today ( Read more »
Imperial amazon parrot
20 October 2017
The island nation of Dominica suffered terribly after hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean last month. The International Fund for Animal Welfare is sending food, supplies, and an expert team of disaster responders to help the community, their a Read more »
IFAW - Pangolins Meet CITES Criteria - 2016
by rbartlett
The criteria used for adding pangolins to the CITES protocol. Read more »
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Pangolin - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW Cites Briefing Sheet - African Lion - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - African Grey Parrot - 2016
by rbartlett
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
A pdf document showing the honorary board members.
by rbartlett
A pdf document showing the honorary board members. Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2015
by rbartlett
IFAW Annual Report 2015 Read more »
Killing for Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade
by rbartlett
The result of a comprehensive analysis of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Read more »
GNDW Sponsor Form
by rbartlett
Please use this form when signing up for the Greater North Dog Walk. Read more »
accobams mediterranean study of whales and dolphins
4 September 2018 by Anna Moscrop
Alexandros Frantzis writes from on board vessel Song of the Whale, from the Hellenic Trench, off south Crete, Greece about Read more »
15 August 2018 by CT Harry
Update: On September 28th, 2018, the National Marine Fisheries Service released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to Read more »
Elephants migrate despite protected area boundaries and international borders
1 August 2018 by kferrari
A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria set out to unravel migration in Read more »
Minke whaling in Iceland has stopped
27 July 2018 by tdegroot@ifaw.org
Hunting of minke whales has ended in Iceland. Media sources reported today that cost and poor profits has made whaling no Read more »
whale research vessel in the Mediterranean
23 July 2018 by Anna Moscrop
Song of the Whale arrives in Monaco, at the halfway point in summer research project in the Mediterranean R/V Song of Read more »
Renewed calls for commercial whaling to end as genetic testing proves whale harp
20 July 2018 by tdegroot@ifaw.org
Conservationists are calling for an immediate end to commercial whaling in Iceland after genetic tests revealed a whale Read more »
whale day in reykjavik iceland 2018
16 July 2018 by Patrick Ramage
Record numbers come together to celebrate whales in Iceland - despite harpoons trained on endangered fin whales A record Read more »
Reports indicate blue whale or rare blue/fin whale hybrid killed by Icelandic wh
12 July 2018 by Sigursteinn Masson
Early on the morning of July 7th, Icelandic whaler Kristian Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur hf, the only Icelandic company involved Read more »

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