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New regulations from Defra will make it easier to tackle wildlife cybercrime
12 June 2018 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
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 »
27 October 2016
  Matt Collis, IFAW’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) Team Leader tells us why a technical rule Watch Video »
26 October 2016
  Matt Collis, speaking at the Southern Ocean Research Partnership (or SORP) event at the 66th International Watch Video »
24 October 2016
In the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Whale Program Officer updates us on the proceedings Watch Video »
25 October 2016
  VIDEO: IFAW’s IWC Team Leader, Matt Collis relates our Delegation’s disappointment at the Watch Video »
18 October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
17 October 2016
We are happy to say that Washburn, the wayward, pregnant manatee we rescued last month, is one step closer to returning to Watch Video »
17 October 2016
We are happy to say that Washburn, the wayward, pregnant manatee we rescued last month, is one step closer to returning to Watch Video »
6 October 2016
In 2011 I visited Malawi, a very poor country in southern Africa, with a pressing question on my mind: How could I convince Watch Video »
4 October 2016
India's wild tiger numbers are very encouraging. There are 2,226 tigers there, amounting to 70 percent of the world Watch Video »
Thousands set to celebrate whales and whale watching in Iceland - despite harpoo
29 June 2018
Thousands of Icelanders and visiting tourists are expected to celebrate whales and show their support for whale protection in Iceland this weekend, despite a resumption of fin whaling in Icelandic waters in recent days. Whale Day activities will be t Read more »
Tech giant Baidu joins IFAW to save wildlife
22 June 2018
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Baidu, the leading Chinese language internet search provider, launched an historical initiative to protect biodiversity, at Baidu’s headquarters in Beijing.  In the joint initiative, nam Read more »
Iceland’s lone fin whaling company resumes hunting of endangered whales after th
20 June 2018
Harpoons are being trained on endangered fin whales in Icelandic waters for the first time in three years this summer. Kristjan Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur hf, the only company involved in Icelandic fin whaling, announced his intention to resume killing Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare and National Whistleblower Center form str
13 June 2018
Partnership bolsters efforts in tackling wildlife trafficking around the globe The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and National Whistleblower Center (NWC) have signed a strategic cooperative agreement to further advance efforts in combat Read more »
INTERPOL & IFAW co-host cross-sector workshop to address cyber-enabled wildlife
5 June 2018
Following a recent report issued by IFAW, this global workshop brings together key stakeholders to identify and share best practices. Cyber-enabled wildlife crime poses a significant threat to the survival of endangered and threatened species, s Read more »
IFAW welcomes cooperation agreement between World Organisation for Animal Health
31 May 2018
The International Coalition for Animal Welfare (ICFAW) has announced the adoption by OIE Member Countries of a cooperation agreement between the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and ICFAW. This agreement will further advance this close work Read more »
Online wildlife trade investigation reveals scale and nature of advertisements i
23 May 2018
Research conducted in the United Kingdom, along with France, Germany and Russia found almost one-fifth of posts offering ivory or suspected ivory products for sale  Disrupt: Wildlife Cybercrime – Uncovering the scale of online wildlif Read more »
ifaw accepted into the iucn
9 May 2018
Washington, D.C. – Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announces its acceptance into the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the preeminent membership Union, which provides public, private and non-governm Read more »
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 »
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
MEASURING WHAT MATTERS: True Wellbeing for Animals and People (insert)
by rbartlett
What we measure affects how we invest resources. By measuring what matters, we are more able to protect what matters. This ne Read more »
Should I support this sanctuary?
by rbartlett
All of us have been grabbed at one time or another by a heart-wrenching story that tempts us to open our wallets to help a pa Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o Read more »
IFAW CITES Briefing Sheet - Expert Delegation - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
IFAW CITES COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TABLE I
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Read more »
CITES Committee II Summary Table: Comments and Recommendations
by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part 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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