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Celebrating World Oceans Day 2018
8 June 2018
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 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 »
Disrupting wildlife cybercrime in Europe and Russia – new report uncovers the sc
24 May 2018 Tania McCrea-Steele
You could be forgiven for thinking that wildlife crime is something that only affects animals and people in Africa and Asia Read more »
10 April 2018 Philip Mansbridge
This is a guest post from Shannon Noelle Rivera, who won this year’s IFAW/Winchester essay competition with her essay Read more »
Great news as the UK Government confirms ban on ivory sales
3 April 2018 David Cowdrey
Today is a great day for elephants, as the UK Government has announced a ban on ivory sales will go ahead, with a pledge Read more »
Hundreds take a stand against cruel hunts in Edinburgh this weekend
26 March 2018 Rachael Hewish
The sun was shining in Edinburgh for what seems like the first time in weeks. It felt like a good omen as we gathered on Read more »
Upping the pressure for a new puppy protection law
7 March 2018 Rachael Hewish
Last month I shared the great news that the Government is considering a ban on selling puppies through pet shops and Read more »
Essay competition winners come up with bright ideas for protecting wild animals
28 February 2018 Philip Mansbridge
Young people are the future of animal conservation and welfare. Every new generation of conservationists will have to Read more »
How turtle-feeding trips for tourists can actually be fatal
9 February 2018 Richie Marriott
This is a guest post from June Haimoff MBE, founder of the Kaptan June Sea Turtle Conservation Foundation. --RM I first Read more »
29 September 2016
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Watch Video »
27 September 2016
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Watch Video »
23 September 2016
At a standing room only event, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was delighted to bring together CITES Watch Video »
24 September 2016
Years of work protecting animals from trade will come to fruition in the next two weeks. And the International Fund for Watch Video »
22 September 2016
I’m here in Johannesburg, South Africa leading the delegation from  the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( Watch Video »
22 September 2016
When the worst floods hit the northeastern state of Assam this year, IFAW- WTI Animal Rescue teams successfully rescued Watch Video »
15 September 2016
Moments after we climbed off of our scooters, the children started poking their heads out of gates and doorways lining the Watch Video »
13 September 2016
There are few things cuter and more fun than a fluffy new puppy, and with celebrities constantly being photographed with Watch Video »
24 August 2016
Almost a year ago, September 7, 2015 to be exact, I was doing my monthly visit to one of the impoverished communities we Watch Video »
Strong UK ivory ban welcomed as vital step to protect elephants
3 April 2018
Today’s announcement by the Government of a ban on ivory sales has been welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a positive and vital step for elephants, as it urges the Government to do all it can to ensure the ban is in Read more »
1.2 million people call on Commissioner Vella to close ivory trade across EU
28 March 2018
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the global campaigning movement Avaaz hand over more than 1.2 million signatures to Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, calling o Read more »
Six Orphaned Asian Elephant Calves, Hand-raised at CWRC, Moved to Manas National
21 March 2018
Six orphaned female elephant calves that had been hand-raised at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation – CWRC; the wildlife rescue, treatment and rehabilitation facility jointly run by Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), the Intern Read more »
Leading tech companies unite to stop online wildlife traffickers
7 March 2018
The world’s leading e-commerce, technology and social media companies are joining forces with Google and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to render online platforms and apps inoperable for wildlife traffickers to trade in endangered species. Today, 21 Read more »
Big cats – Predators under threat
2 March 2018
Big cats may never have been in more danger, and they need help. World Wildlife Day sharpens global focus on not only the threats that face these iconic predators, but also celebrates and encourages support from the public in helping ensure they surv Read more »
William George & Co are a forward-thinking, proactive auction house with a stron
28 February 2018
William George & Co are a forward-thinking, proactive auction house with a strong, long-term vision for the future. Nowhere in that future do they see the continuation of practices that harm endangered wildlife. Today, William George & Co ann Read more »
Combating wildlife crime in Uganda
20 February 2018
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda. The training workshop hosted by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in partnership with the International Fund Read more »
Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants
2 February 2018
An ivory surrender to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade has received overwhelming support from the UK public with almost 500 ivory items weighing around 150kgs donated in just a few months. The International Fu Read more »
First North Atlantic right whale mortality in 2018
29 January 2018
The critically endangered North Atlantic right whale population was dealt a devastating blow in 2017. Seventeen right whale mortalities were documented by teams in the US and Canada. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has led necropsy e Read more »
CITES Pangolin Fact Sheet
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Southern White Rhino - 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 »
World of Animals Issue 25
by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 25 Read more »
Campaign visual for #voteappendixi
by rbartlett
People throughout the world are demanding that CITES CoP17 protects all African elephants. This visual can be shared througho Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Elephants - 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 - Barbary Macaque - 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 The Plight of the Pangolin Infographic - 2016
by rbartlett
Understand the plight of the pangolin with this easy-to-read infographic. Read more »
IFAW Pangolins in Peril - 2016
by rbartlett
Pangolins are in peril and are one of the most wildly trafficked animal.  Read more about their plight in this informati Read more »
 Global Wildlife Cybercrime Action Plan brings together critical actors in the f
12 October 2018 by kferrari
The world’s most endangered species are under threat from a poaching crisis and mounting evidence shows that Read more »
The poaching crisis and how to tackle illegal wildlife trade under the spotlight
10 October 2018 by kferrari
As world leaders, private companies and others gather in London for the opening of the UK Government-hosted Illegal Wildlife Read more »
ACCOBAMS Mediterranean cetacean survey
3 October 2018 by Anna Moscrop
Judith Matz (IFAW trainee, Marine Conservation programme) updates from Song of the Whale surveying off the Libyan coast. Read more »
CITES censures Japan for trading in whale products from an endangered species
2 October 2018 by tdegroot@ifaw.org
Conservation organisations today welcomed the news that Japan’s import and sale of sei whale products from its Read more »
Iceland: Fin whaling ended for this season
26 September 2018 by kferrari
Kristjan Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur hf, the only company involved in Icelandic fin whaling, announced the end of this year Read more »
Australia takes one step closer to agreeing to protect elephants and shut down t
21 September 2018 by kferrari
One of the toughest bans on the sale of ivory is a step closer to coming into force, after the Parliamentary inquiry into Read more »
Japan’s controversial proposal which could have ended global ban on commercial w
14 September 2018 by aclose@ifaw.org
A controversial proposal by Japan to effectively end the global ban on commercial whaling has failed after being voted down Read more »
Pro-whaling countries again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary
11 September 2018 by kferrari
During day two of the 67th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Florianopolis, Brazil, plans for a South Read more »
international whaling commission 2018
7 September 2018 by shedman
Who: International Whaling Commission What: Pro and anti-whaling delegations considering a raft of issues related to whales Read more »

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