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Aug 17, 2016, 14:29 ET IFAW Statement on the Killing of a Giraffe & Zebra by 12-Year Old Trophy Hunter

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


Aug 17, 2016, 09:58 ET Discovery Channel premieres "Huntwatch" - the story behind Canada's controversial seal slaughter

 Discovery Channel acquired worldwide television rights to the feature documentary Huntwatch narrated by actor Ryan Reynolds and produced by...


Aug 12, 2016, 10:22 ET Empowering youth to secure the future of wildlife

Joint statement by John E. Scanlon, Secretary General, CITES and Azzedine Downes, President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare to...


Aug 05, 2016, 11:46 ET IFAW congratulates African partner LATF on arrests of ivory kingpins

 IFAW congratulates the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) on conducting a successful operation from July 28th to August 2nd that led to the...


Aug 02, 2016, 16:26 ET Entangled seal rescued using remote sedation

Last week marked the first successful seal rescue using remote sedation on the East Coast of the U.S. Biologists and veterinarians from the...


Aug 01, 2016, 16:35 ET Non Profit Times honors IFAW President Azzedine Downes on Top 50 Power and Influence List

 Today the The Non Profit Times (NPT) announced their Top 50 Power and Influence list including Azzedine Downes, President and CEO,...


Jul 19, 2016, 16:24 ET Calls for suspension of industrial activity which threatens critically endangered whales in their main feeding ground

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups have called for a temporary suspension of activities by an oil and gas company,...


Jun 29, 2016, 08:00 ET Remembering Cecil the Lion, One Year Later

One year ago, an arrow was fired into Cecil, a beloved lion, commencing a...


Jun 24, 2016, 12:01 ET Huge ivory bust in South Sudan - goods headed for Malaysia

 Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released pictures of more than a ton of ivory was seized in South Sudan last week. The...


Jun 20, 2016, 12:35 ET The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking, Says IFAW

 Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European...


Jun 14, 2016, 08:00 ET New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Industry Worldwide

Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released Killing For Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade. The new report...


Jun 13, 2016, 16:13 ET New study: 2008 ivory sale ignited current elephant poaching crisis

A new study published today confirms what conservationists like the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have long stated; the experimental...


Jun 02, 2016, 10:10 ET IFAW Statement on U.S. Federal Ivory Regulations:

Azzedine Downes, CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) issued the following statement in response to the United States' final...


May 06, 2016, 13:07 ET NOAA/IFAW Statement: Massachusetts right whale death

 On Thursday May 5, a dead North Atlantic right whale was reported near Morris Island. The Chatham Harbor Master towed it to Hardings Beach...


Apr 30, 2016, 07:00 ET IFAW: Largest ivory crush ever in Kenya sends message to poachers

 Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn...


Apr 13, 2016, 09:49 ET Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Indian Wildlife Rescue Center

Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Trust of India (www.wildlifetrustofindia.org) welcomed...


Mar 23, 2016, 17:01 ET IFAW applauds China for banning import of African elephant ivory

 Yesterday, China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after the Convention on International Trade in...


Mar 15, 2016, 16:46 ET African Elephants Move One Step Closer to Endangered Listing under US Law

In a positive response to a scientific petition submitted last year by animal protection groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said increased...


Mar 15, 2016, 13:04 ET Pangolins, the World's Most Trafficked Mammals, Move Closer to U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection

 Responding to a scientific petition by conservation groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today said Endangered Species Act protections...


Mar 03, 2016, 16:00 ET New Report Reveals Thriving Undocumented Ivory Market in Hawaii

The online trade in ivory and related wildlife products is rampant in Hawaii, which remains one of the United States' major markets for ivory,...


Mar 03, 2016, 11:09 ET IFAW World Wildlife Day Statement

 Azzedine Downes, President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare issued the following statement on World Wildlife Day: "Today...


Jan 27, 2016, 15:56 ET IFAW President Azzedine Downes honored as 'Animal Guardian' in Rodale 100 list

  International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) President and CEO Azzedine Downes is named as an "Animal Guardian" in...


Jan 26, 2016, 10:15 ET IFAW: Sri Lanka Destroys 359 Elephant Tusks

 Sri Lanka this morning destroyed its ivory stockpile of 359 elephant tusks. Included in the stockpile which was crushed and then burned, was...


Dec 09, 2015, 13:38 ET First ever: rehabilitated Siberian tiger gives birth to cubs in the wild

 Zolushka, an Amur (aka Siberian) tigress found orphaned in 2012 and released after rehabilitation in 2013, was photographed by motion-sensing...


Dec 09, 2015, 13:38 ET First ever: rehabilitated Siberian tiger gives birth to cubs in the wild

 Zolushka, an Amur (aka Siberian) tigress found orphaned in 2012 and released after rehabilitation in 2013, was photographed by motion-sensing...