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Apr 13, 2015, 10:00 ET

Independent experts slam Japan's new whaling plan and declare no more whales need to be killed for Antarctic research

An independent expert reviewi of Japan's new plan for whaling in the Southern Ocean, published today, failed to back the proposal for further...

Mar 26, 2015, 18:03 ET

IFAW STATEMENT ON: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows import permits for Namibia black rhino trophies

Today the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced its decision to allow the importation of sport-hunted black rhino trophies from Namibia,...

Mar 25, 2015, 13:59 ET

Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting

While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most...

Mar 16, 2015, 12:11 ET
Azzedine Downes, President and CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and William K. Kiprono, Acting Director General, Kenya Wildlife Service launch IFAW's innovative tenBoma project which aims to protect elephants from poachers.

tenBoma--from fighting terrorism to saving elephants

A unique partnership designed to lead to a breakthrough in the elephant poaching crisis was announced today by Prof. Judi Wakhungu, Cabinet...

Mar 05, 2015, 13:13 ET

IFAW statement on Ringling Brother's announcement to eliminate elephants from circus performances

 The International Fund for Animal Welfare's (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) Jeff Flocken responds to Feld Entertainment's decision to eliminate...

Mar 03, 2015, 08:00 ET

IFAW denounces wildlife crime on World Wildlife Day

 The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most importantly to take...

Feb 20, 2015, 14:17 ET

Training Africa's Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade

 Law enforcers from Malawi and Zambia gathered in Lusaka this week to participate in a high level training exercise aimed to ensure their...

Feb 11, 2015, 09:14 ET

Wildlife Advocates Seek Endangered Listing for African Elephants

 Today, a coalition of wildlife groups — the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org), The Humane Society of the United...

Jan 30, 2015, 09:39 ET

IFAW Statement on Congress' Passage of Keystone XL Bill

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

Jan 27, 2015, 16:54 ET

IFAW responds to the U.S. Government's decision to open Artic and Atlantic areas for oil and gas development

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today released its draft five-year program for oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf....

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...