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02 May, 2017, 10:12 ET Rehabilitated Amur tiger released back into the wild in Russia

On April 29, 2017 a young, female Amur tiger named Filippa, was released into the Russian wilderness after almost two years of rehabilitation. She...


20 Apr, 2017, 10:50 ET IFAW: Africa's Protected Areas Have Just A Quarter Of The Elephants They Should

A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria predicts how many elephants there should be in 73...


19 Apr, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes

In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes' vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish...


15 Apr, 2017, 11:37 ET Update on endangered right whale found dead in Cape Cod Bay

On Thursday, April 13, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported around 11:30 a.m. near Barnstable by researchers conducting right whale...


04 Apr, 2017, 08:00 ET Experts agree Japan's 'scientific' whaling is not justified

Japan's so-called 'scientific' whaling program has received further criticism from international experts who found Japan does not need to kill...


29 Mar, 2017, 16:58 ET IFAW: China shuts down one third of ivory factories and shops

By week's end, China will shut down more than 60 ivory carving factories and retailers making good on their promise to end domestic commercial...


28 Mar, 2017, 17:34 ET IFAW statement on Trump's catastrophic new climate plan

Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Manager with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to President...


21 Mar, 2017, 20:48 ET IFAW Statement on S.J. Res. 18: Congress "intent on doing anything but protecting wildlife"

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


16 Mar, 2017, 09:54 ET International Day of Happiness: report emphasizes wellbeing for animals and people

International Day of Happiness, on March 20, opens the conversation to discuss alternative ways of looking at human happiness. For example, can...


03 Mar, 2017, 07:00 ET Tackling wildlife trade and empowering youth on World Wildlife Day

Amidst the sixth mass extinction, wildlife conservation has never been more paramount. The UN World Wildlife Day, which takes place globally...


24 Feb, 2017, 11:02 ET Shocking footage reveals reality of cruel trade in Russian beluga whales

The cruel trade in Russian beluga whales (the white whale), captured in the wild for sale to aquaria and travelling shows, has been condemned by...


16 Feb, 2017, 11:09 ET IFAW: Protecting Pangolins on World Pangolin Day

February 18 marks World Pangolin Day. Small and scaly, pangolins are the world's most illegally traded mammal and in danger of extinction. While...


14 Feb, 2017, 19:38 ET Los Angeles animal advocates rally to support IFAW and Zimbabwe orphan elephant rescue

Activists from a close knit Hollywood group gathered at International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) board member James Costa's home last week to...


06 Feb, 2017, 15:07 ET IFAW statement on USDA Animal Welfare Act online database removal

Last Friday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service quietly deleted the Animal Welfare Act...


15 Jan, 2017, 15:41 ET IFAW Celebrates End of Ringling Bros.' Animal Acts

On Saturday night Feld Entertainment announced that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will close permanently in May. The traveling...


30 Dec, 2016, 12:58 ET IFAW applauds China's decision to close domestic ivory markets in 2017

After decades of advocating by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for shutting down domestic ivory markets, today the Chinese...


22 Dec, 2016, 11:42 ET 2016: Another fatal year for elephants

Elephants continued to be slaughtered for their ivory this year. More than 18 tons of illegal ivory, plus 949 elephant tusks and more than 3,000...


14 Dec, 2016, 12:04 ET IFAW's new report advocates measuring happiness and wellbeing, not just economic growth

A nation's prosperity should not be measured by economic activity alone, but rather by a more expansive measure assessing economic, social and...


02 Nov, 2016, 09:19 ET Where do elephants go?

Two elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem have today been fitted with tracking collars. The collars transmit a satellite and radio signal using...


27 Oct, 2016, 11:22 ET Urgent measures to prevent critically endangered vaquita from sliding into extinction approved by International Whaling Commission

Urgent conservation measures to try to save the world's most threatened species of dolphin from extinction have been approved at the 66th meeting...


27 Oct, 2016, 10:31 ET A win for whales and a blow against Japan's 'scientific' whaling at the International Whaling Commission

Anti-whaling nations scored a victory on the penultimate day of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, today as...


25 Oct, 2016, 11:15 ET Pro-whaling countries once again harpoon plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary

During day two of the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia, plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary...


21 Oct, 2016, 10:30 ET Japan's resumption of Antarctic '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 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC)...


04 Oct, 2016, 14:05 ET Sense of urgency in conserving wildlife trumps trade at CITES

As the world's biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa today, the general consensus was that conservation trumped...


04 Oct, 2016, 11:20 ET CITES hits Control, Alt, Delete on cybercrime

 Cybercriminals are the latest losers at the CoP17 of CITES following the decision to ratify a commitment by all 183...