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Dec 11, 2014, 11:00 ET

IFAW Statement on Planned Export of 34 elephants from Zimbabwe

Azzedine Downes, CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on news reports that 34 baby elephants have been...

Nov 24, 2014, 21:00 ET

IFAW: Wanted - Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed

 A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the...

Nov 18, 2014, 13:50 ET

IFAW: Japan announces plans for new Antarctic whale hunt months after World Court finds its scientific whaling illegal

 Japan today announced plans for a new 'scientific' whaling programme in the Antarctic, just months after the International Court of Justice...

Nov 03, 2014, 16:58 ET

Fate of sharks, polar bears and lions on the table at conservation summit in Quito

At the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is...

Oct 27, 2014, 13:37 ET

U.S. Government Lists African Lions as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act

 In response to the petition submitted by Born Free USA, Humane Society International (HSI), The Humane Society of the United States, the...

Oct 17, 2014, 13:00 ET

IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler

Interpol, the world's largest international police organization is cracking down on wildlife criminals. Just this week, they issued a red notice...

Oct 15, 2014, 13:48 ET

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE and HRH Princess Alia join IFAW honorary board

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE and HRH Princess...

Sep 15, 2014, 10:31 ET

IFAW: Japan's 'scientific whaling' under the spotlight as key meeting of International Whaling Commission convenes

As delegates from around the world converge on Portoroz, Slovenia for the opening of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC)...

Sep 11, 2014, 13:00 ET

Updated "Whale Alert" iPad, iPhone app invites public to contribute to protection of West Coast whales

Mariners and the public on the U.S. West Coast can now use an iPad™ and iPhone™ to help decrease the risk of injury or death to whales...

Aug 28, 2014, 10:37 ET

IFAW: New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa

 The earth's largest land mammal is in crisis – on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. A new article...

Aug 12, 2014, 15:49 ET

IFAW Statement on Governor Cuomo Signing New York Ivory Ban

Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on the signing of...

Aug 12, 2014, 11:53 ET

New York officially establishes barrier between public and big cats

 IFAW – the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) – is pleased that Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed A.9004/S.6903...

Aug 12, 2014, 08:00 ET

World Elephant Day 2014 - Time for Celebration and Concern

It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory "and those are the...

Aug 12, 2014, 07:00 ET

New report links auction industry to the elephant poaching crisis

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today – World Elephant Day – published a new investigative report...

Jul 23, 2014, 12:46 ET

IFAW STATEMENT ON: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in...

Jul 21, 2014, 10:23 ET

IFAW: North Atlantic Right Whale Threatened By Seismic Airgun Use for Oil & Gas Exploration on the East Coast

 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Friday issued a decision that opens the East Coast to seismic exploration for offshore oil and...

Jun 24, 2014, 12:25 ET
Neglected exotic animals seized in New York, binge watch five-part video series (PRNewsFoto/IFAW)

Neglected exotic animals seized in New York, binge watch five-part video series

 The ownership of exotic animals in the United States is a huge and looming issue. Join IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare on...

Jun 23, 2014, 10:51 ET

IFAW Statement on New York Ivory Ban: We Love New York

Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding a bill...

Jun 19, 2014, 10:02 ET

New York State Assembly passes bill putting distance between public and big cats

The New York State Assembly late yesterday signed bill A.9004-C/S.6903-C (Rosenthal/Avella) into law.  Introduced by Assembly Member,...

Jun 06, 2014, 11:42 ET

IFAW: 300 elephant tusks seized in Kenya

Police at the coastal city of Mombasa have seized 300 elephant tusks. The tusks were seized when police and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials...