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Blue sharks remain the most heavily traded of all species in the Hong Kong fin t
14 July 2017 Matt Collis
You wouldn’t expect to find a shark in the Rhine River but the German city of Bonn, situated along the Rhine, is Read more »
Policy analysis: G20 agree to fight illegal wildlife trade corruption problems
14 July 2017 Matt Collis
Amid the reports of riots, protests and disputes over climate change, you might be surprised to hear the recent G20 meeting Read more »
Rhino calf rescued from Indian floods
14 July 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
The International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) admitted a male rhinoceros calf displaced Read more »
A woman holds an ivory carving being sold at a market in Brussels, Belgium. This
13 July 2017 Tania McCrea-Steele
This week eBay spoke up for the plight of elephants by encouraging the European Union to adopt a complete ban of all ivory Read more »
Spotlight on the mighty blue whale as ‘Hope’ steals the show at the Natural Hist
13 July 2017 Sharon Livermore
From 14 July, a 25-metre, 3-tonne blue whale skeleton will welcome visitors to London’s Natural History Museum (NHM Read more »
IFAW, Portuguese government officials and members of the shipping industry discu
13 July 2017 Eleonora Panella
The documentary Sonic Sea was screened on July 12 in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, and was met with the same Read more »
Sarah Sharp, IFAW veterinarian, observes the minke whale in Stage Harbor.
11 July 2017 Brian Sharp
This blog was penned by Assistant Stranding Coordinator Kathryn Rose. --BS The young female minke whale that swam into Stage Read more »
Innovative ivory fingerprinting kit arrives in France
10 July 2017 David Cowdrey
Two of IFAW’s new ivory fingerprinting printing kits, which were developed in the UK by the Metropolitan Police and Read more »
A calf that had been found with no discernible congenital deformity or serious i
10 July 2017 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
A displaced female elephant calf was rescued near the Pagladiya River on the fringes of the Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary in Read more »
11 September 2015
When I first saw Gus, he was lying in the back of a Dodge Caravan, lifeless. Then, I saw him stir — and wag his tail Watch Video »
10 September 2015
As the summer sun shines its last rays on the top of the world, we are getting ready to release 12 rehabilitated bears back Watch Video »
9 September 2015
Our Disaster Response team worked hard at the 10 year Katrina Commemorative Boot-camp and feel stronger than ever to help Watch Video »
17 July 2015
Nanthomba Full Primary School sits precariously close to Liwonde National Park, home to large numbers of potentially Watch Video »
25 August 2015
Can you imagine a heavenly place with beautiful sandy beaches and sun? Can you imagine spending some good vacations or even Watch Video »
20 August 2015
Weeks ago, Reykjavík whale watching companies had sighted a badly entangled humpback during their daily tours in Watch Video »
11 August 2015
Since the ivory was sawn into 172 pieces to fit into the luggage shows savvy smuggling tactics.   I am outraged by the Watch Video »
28 July 2015
Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.   Earlier this month, Watch Video »
23 July 2015
A group of whale watchers with Quoddy Link Marine in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling juvenile minke whale. The Watch Video »
CITES Parties Fail to Agree on Stricter Measures to Protect Elephants
2 October 2016
Elephants were the losers today, when a number of key measures proposed by African elephant range States to protect them from international trade were distilled into a single document leaving the animals exposed to the menace of poaching for illegal Read more »
Squawking Result as CITES Places African grey Parrots top of the Protection Peck
2 October 2016
African grey parrots flew to the top of the pecking order today as CITES voted decisively to uplist wild populations to Appendix I thus ending their international commercial trade. IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Pa Read more »
Lion bones still on the menu: CITES Parties fail to agree full ban on internatio
2 October 2016
Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg voted in favor of a much diluted decision by establishing a zero annual export quota for bones, claws Read more »
Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES si
28 September 2016
Today enforcement officials and global thought leaders will gather at a CITES side event as INTERPOL and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announce their cooperation on IFAW’s tenBoma initiative in Kenya, which represents an impo Read more »
World Rabies Day is a Reminder to Vaccinate Your Pets
28 September 2016
Today marks World Rabies Day and reminds us that this disease, so rare in many places, still kills thousands of people every year. The large majority of the human deaths are children, and occur mostly in Africa and Asia. Official statistics list some Read more »
Pangolins win at CITES
28 September 2016
Parties today at the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg decided that the most illegally traded mammal in the world urgently needs protection from further over Read more »
No Monkeying around at CITES as Parties Vote for full Protection for Barbary mac
28 September 2016
IFAW 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 greater protection to Barbary macaques by transferring them from Ap Read more »
International Community Rallies To Protect A Monkey Species For The First Time I
27 September 2016
“The endangered Barbary macaque could get a new chance at survival at CITES CoP17” For the first time in 30 years, Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) will discuss increasing the level of protect Read more »
Bloody Nose for Namibia as CITES Parties Reject Plan to Drop Domestic Market Clo
26 September 2016
Fifty-seven Parties to CITES have voted against a motion from Namibia claiming that a proposal to regulate domestic ivory markets is inadmissible as outside the scope of the Convention. The United States stated that “Parties have addressed dome Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2012
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IFAW Annual Report 2012 Read more »
2012 SOTW Azores Research USA cruise report March 13
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The IFAW research vessel Song of the Whale (SOTW) left the Azores at the beginning of May bound for the north-east coast of t Read more »
World of Animals Issue 15
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World of Animals Issue 15 Read more »
Criminal Nature: The Global Security Implications of the Illegal Wildlife Trade
by rbartlett
The illicit trade in wildlife is not only a serious global environmental crime with profoundly negative impacts for endangere Read more »
How to be snap happy while avoiding cruel wildlife ‘selfies’
17 August 2017 by Philip Mansbridge
It’s summer holiday season here in the UK, and many of you, if you haven’t already, will be heading off to Read more »
Animojis run wild to protect animals around the world
17 August 2017 by adintino
International Fund for Animal Welfare teams with Bare Tree Media to release emojis to engage audiences in animal rescue and Read more »
17 August 2017 by Kerry Branon
We are excited to announce our very own “Animojis” – a collection of emoji stickers focused on wildlife Read more »
wayne lotter of pams foundation in tanzania
17 August 2017 by Azzedine Downes
It is with such sadness and a very heavy heart that we learned of Wayne Lotter’s tragic passing in Dar E Salaam last Read more »
Iceland’s whaling magnate prepares to ship whale meat consignment to Japan
16 August 2017 by adintino
Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship hundreds of tonnes of fin whale meat out of Read more »
South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit
16 August 2017 by adintino
Experts say South Africa’s first ever legal auction of rhinoceros horn will enrich few, and is likely to speed the Read more »
african rhinos in south africa
16 August 2017 by Dr. Joseph Okori
UPDATE - August 28, 2017: South Africa’s first auction of rhino horn ended on Friday, with significantly less horn Read more »
End of an era for award-winning fire brigade dog Roscoe
14 August 2017 by Philip Mansbridge
We've just heard news that Roscoe, the amazing 13-year-old fire investigation dog, is hanging up his metaphorical Read more »
14 August 2017 by Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
As a second round of devastating floods hit Kaziranga National Park this weekend, the IFAW-WTI team at the Centre for Read more »

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