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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 »
The future of animal sentience in UK law?
23 November 2017 Rachael Hewish
Do animals feel pain and emotions? The answer (yes, they do!) may seem obvious, but, remarkably, a debate over the Read more »
Tackling rabies in Indonesia with the 2017 Big Give Challenge
22 November 2017 Philip Mansbridge
The Big Give Christmas Challenge is one of our favourite times of year. It’s a great way for supporters to make their Read more »
Cambridge charity shop takes powerful stand against ivory!
16 November 2017 Clare Sterling
Homelessness charity Emmaus Cambridge’s warehouse regularly receives donations from local residents in Cambridgeshire Read more »
Why trade in rhino horn or elephant ivory will never help save these animals
14 November 2017 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 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 Matt Collis
The world’s biodiversity is declining fast- none more so than migratory species.  These species range from Read more »
ifaw kelvin alie travels to his home island of dominica after hurricane maria
26 October 2017 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 »
24 October 2017 Rachael Hewish
We were disappointed on Saturday to see the National Trust miss the opportunity to take a strong stance to protect British 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 »
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 »
Public urged to show support for UK ivory ban to protect elephants as Government
6 October 2017
As the Government launches a public consultation on a UK ivory trade ban, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomes the move and calls on the UK public, as well as politicians, to support increased protection for elephants which are b 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 »
30 June 2018 by shedman
Thousands of Icelanders and visiting tourists are expected to celebrate whales and show their support for whale protection Read more »
Thousands set to celebrate whales and whale watching in Iceland - despite harpoo
29 June 2018 by adintino
Thousands of Icelanders and visiting tourists are expected to celebrate whales and show their support for whale protection Read more »
Tech giant Baidu joins IFAW to save wildlife
22 June 2018 by aclose@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Baidu, the leading Chinese language internet search provider, launched Read more »
Fin whaling resumes in Iceland for first time in three years
20 June 2018 by Sigursteinn Masson
For the first time since 2015, fin whale hunting is taking place in Iceland, with whaling vessels heading out to sea to Read more »
Iceland’s lone fin whaling company resumes hunting of endangered whales after th
20 June 2018 by adintino
Harpoons are being trained on endangered fin whales in Icelandic waters for the first time in three years this summer. Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare and National Whistleblower Center form str
13 June 2018 by aclose@ifaw.org
Partnership bolsters efforts in tackling wildlife trafficking around the globe The International Fund for Animal Welfare ( Read more »
New regulations from Defra will make it easier to tackle wildlife cybercrime
12 June 2018 by David Cowdrey
We’re delighted with the news today that the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has just Read more »
Celebrating World Oceans Day 2018
8 June 2018 by aclark
Whales face more diverse and complex threats today than ever before. Through campaigning, research and hands-on rescues the Read more »
The UK’s Ivory Bill is in Parliament!
8 June 2018 by David Cowdrey
On Monday, MPs in the House of Commons debated proposals to ban the UK’s ivory trade, at the Second Reading of the Read more »

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